Photo Credit – Rena Laverty

Fantasy Summary

A do-it-all. two-way defender who can affect the game in all three zones. He plays a smart and efficient defensive game with the ability to move the puck up ice and make plays from the blueline.


Observations

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March 2022 – Hreschuk has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Max Domi. Pat Quinn

 

July 2021 – Hreschuk was selected in the third round, 94th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2021 NHL Draft. Dave Hall

 

December 2020 – The National Team Development Program will be a massive point of interest for scouts this season as they boast one of the best collections of draft-eligible talent in the world yet again. Aidan Hreschuk will be a name to watch on the team as the two-way blueliner is one of the most effective and efficient players available in the draft. The young American’s ability to play at both ends of the ice utilizing his mobility and intuition are impressive for a player at this stage of their development. Hreschuk hasn’t had nearly the equivalent powerplay time as either Sean Behrens or Luke Hughes, both of whom he is tied for the team lead for scoring among defenders. Hreshcuk is a very fluid skater who can rush the puck up ice and deceive opponents with his shiftiness and stick handling. He makes a good first pass and has the skill to hit his teammates in stride as they move up ice. He has a patient approach to the game that allows him to control the game when he has the puck. This poise is exemplified when he defends odd-man rushes and transitions in general. He is able to cut down angles, lead with the blade of his stick, and use body positioning to thwart attacks. He can read a rush and understands where the attack is going, cutting it off and slowing the opponent. As an offensive player, Hreschuk is a talented and accurate passer who sees through the levels of the defense. He has the ability to pass across his body after leading the opposition in one direction, forcing them to pivot and react. He has a good shot but won’t be a major shooting threat from the point, rather relying on pinching and pushing into the slot to score goals. In general, Hreshuck may be the most well-rounded defender on the NTDP and because of that, he may not get the hype and respect he deserves as an NHL prospect by the public. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 19, 2003
Height 5‘11”
Weight 188 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 3; Overall: 94

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Western Selects Brick Invitational6 1 23 0|Playoffs1 0 11
 2015-2016 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW4 2 13 2|        
 2016-2017 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAAT1EHL 13U5 2 46 4|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAA13U AAA49 12 3446 30|        
 2017-2018 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U AAA14U AAA49 19 4160 58|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U AAAJohn Reid Bantam6 0 33 2|        
 2018-2019 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U30 19 1534 24|