Patrick Harper

by tylerhalsey on March 2, 2018

Patrick Harper, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-9

Weight: 161

Born: 1998-07-29

Hometown:  New York, NY, USA

Drafted: 5th round 2016 (138th overall)

Observations:

March 2018 – Patrick Harper is following up a strong freshman season with Boston University with an even stronger sophomore season. The undersize centre has eight goals and 21 points in just 20 games with BU, coupled with six penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. He had a strong performance at the World Juniors, netting four points in seven games for the American squad.

Harper’s sophomore season has been derailed by an injury that has kept him out of the lineup since January. Prior to the injury, he was using his speed to create zone entries and generate offense. When healthy, Harper is a threat to score and set up his teammates. Tyler Halsey

May 2017 —Harper has been a point-per-game player for majority of his junior years. As a smaller player, he has learned to lean on his speed and skill. He can get in to the zone using his speed or his soft hands. He can score and drive the play. There is still some work to be done on his defensive zone coverage, but you can see that he has the desire to excel in that area of the game as well.

Harper had a terrific freshman season for Boston University, with 37 points in 38 games. The success hasn’t been there when he has played with Team USA on the international stage to this point, as he has posted two points in 15 games, in three different tournaments.     Niko Salminen

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Harper projects as a top-six forward in the NHL, with a high scoring ceiling.

 

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Harpers 2016-2017 season highlights (NCAA):

 

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