Alex Newhook

Colorado Avalanche
Image courtesy of Boston College

Fantasy Summary

Explosive top-six playmaking forward.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 28, 2001
Height 5‘10”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 16

Observations

April 2020 – Newhook has been named NCAA Rookie of the Year for 2019-20. This is not a surprise if you’ve read any of the recent updates. He is top-tier fantasy prospect. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2020 – Newhook has been named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team. This is no surprise as not only did he lead all freshmen in scoring, but he sat T-4th in the league in points-per-game among all ages. His fantasy stock is rising, and he is easily worth owning in most dynasty league formats with a minors system, but don’t expect a rush to the NHL. There may be an opening for him sooner rather than later, but there are other internal options to prevent the Avs from pressuring Newhook out of college so soon.  He has committed to another year with Boston College. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2020 – With 40 points as a rookie, Newhook has joined some strong company as just the 12th teenager to do so (the most recent being Clayton Keller, Adam Fox, and Brock Boeser).  Despite the exciting offense, there is no rush to move him to pro so expect him to continue to light up the NCAA for another year. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2019 – Newhook has begun his rookie NCAA season with Boston College with a very respectable 11 points in 13 games, good for fourth on his squad. This might be due for a dip considering his shooting percentage of 29% and his shot rate of less than 2 SOG per game, but he’s taken the big step from Junior A to a much more mature NCAA without much of a hiccup, which is always a good sign. He has been invited to Team Canada’s WJC Selection Camp, and will be in the mix for a bottom-six role come the holiday season. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – The Colorado Avalanche have selected Newhook with the 16th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. This was considered an excellent value pick, as he was one of a few high-talent forwards that slid thanks to some surprising reaches beforehand. Don’t expect to see him in Burgundy next season, but he will be taking Colorado by storm in the upcoming years. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – Newhook was officially measured at 5-foot-10.5 and 192 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

May 2019 – Newhook concluded his second and final BCHL season by running away with the league scoring title. His 102 points in 53 contests were 18 more than the second-place (and soon-to-be 21-year-old) finisher. However, Newhook’s fantastic output was met with tepid feelings as he was supposed to dominate that level. He woke many scouts with his play at the recent World U18 Championships as he tied for the team lead with 10 points in seven games and showcased his blinding speed throughout. Already a strong two-way player, the Boston College commit offers the full array of skills. He’s made a strong case to be a top-15 lock this June with some consideration to going in the top-10. Cam Robinson

February 2019 – Newhook kicked off February with a five-point performance in a 6-2 victory over Powell River in perhaps one of his most well-rounded performances of the season. Newhook hit the 90-point mark midway through February, but will likely fall just short of cracking 100 points when the regular season ends at the end of the month. Newhook’s speed makes him look like a man among boys, and his playmaking instincts are second to none in Jr. A. Newhook has spent his junior career playing top-line minutes and is often a dangerous threat on the power play. He’s far from a selfish player, but he knows when to keep the puck to himself and how to get himself out of trouble with the puck along the boards. Steven Ellis

January 2019 – Newhook took part in the CJHL Top Prospects Game, but the top prospect in tier two hockey in Canada struggled to put on a show. Newhook finished the game without a point and wasn’t a major threat around the net. Despite multiple weak performances in showcase events, Newhook has proven that he can be more than capable at holding his own against top competition in the BCHL and despite playing below his usual standard, he was far from a slouch. Newhook put his two-way game on display, doing a good job of backchecking to keep the puck away from the net and showing a willingness to throw a couple of hits to gain control of the puck. Newhook finished the month with 20 points in 12 games, with two four-point efforts highlighting his play as he continued to sit atop of the BCHL scoring race. Steven Ellis

December 2018 – Newhook’s month was highlighted by the World Junior A Challenge, given that he only played in two games with the Grizzlies in December. Newhook had four assists in six games for Canada West, who came away with bronze at the event. Newhook was outshined by the play of Harrison Blaisdell, Dylan Holloway and Austin Wong, but Newhook showed the usual chemistry expected when he lines up with Grizzlies teammate Alexander Campbell. Newhook’s next appearance for Canada should be at the Under-18 World Championships in April, where he’ll be counted on as one of the team’s most important playmakers. Steven Ellis


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Newfoundland U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 5 5 1 6 0 |          
  St. John's Hitmen NLBAAAHL 28 33 15 48 36 | Playoffs 4 5 1 6
 2015-2016 York Simcoe Express U15 AAA ETAHL U15 - - - - - |          
  St. Andrew's College CAHS 9 2 3 5 2 |          
  York Simcoe Express U15 AAA Big Nickel Bantam 6 7 5 12 0 |          
  St. Andrew's College CISAA 2 0 2 2 2 |          
  Pro Hockey Selects U15 WSI U15 7 5 5 10 6 |          
 2016-2017 York Simcoe Express U16 AAA ETAHL U16 33 43 31 74 14 | Playoffs 7 1 7 8
  St. Andrew's College CISAA 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  St. Andrew's College CAHS 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  York Simcoe Express U16 AAA OHL Cup 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team Newfoundland QGC-16 5 5 2 7 0 |          
  Aurora Tigers OJHL 1 0 1 1 10 |          
 2017-2018 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 45 22 44 66 10 | Playoffs 12 3 6 9
  Team Black U17-Dev 3 0 4 4 2 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 3 4 4 |          
 2018-2019 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 53 38 64 102 21 | Playoffs 15 11 13 24
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 5 5 10 0 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 6 0 4 4 0 |          
 2019-2020 Boston College NCAA 34 19 23 42 8 |          

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