Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

The benchmark for elite skaters in the 2020 draft class, Stranges is a dynamic offensive presence.


Observations

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September 2022 – In a very small training camp sample, Stranges has been seriously impressive. A wildly efficient skater, Stranges is among the speediest and most agile players I have ever watched. His game needs much more fine-tuning and he will be given every opportunity to do so in the AHL this season. Two years removed from being a fourth round selection by the Stars, Stranges looks like a candidate to outplay his draft slot significantly. There are still serious defensive question marks, however, his speed allows him to be the first player back on the backcheck. Expect Stranges to be a very important piece in the AHL this year, but do not be surprised if he earns an NHL call-up during this campaign. Aaron Itovitch

 

June 2022 – Now 20 years old, it is time for Stranges to firmly make the jump to the pros. He did play nine games in the AHL for the Texas Stars in 2020-21 with an insignificant impact, however, after a truly fantastic breakout season with London of the OHL this year, scoring 31 goals and 53 assists for 84 points in only 60 games, Stranges’ leap to the NHL hockey looks like less of an ‘if’ than a ‘when’. On a Dallas team full of young prospects looking to crack the roster out of training camp, Stranges will most likely find himself getting solid minutes in the AHL, although it’s not unlikely he sees some NHL time soon. A flashy, offensively-driven player, Stranges’ defensive impact has improved tremendously over this past OHL campaign, and his elite skating is outmatched by few in the 2020 draft class. A fourth round pick only two years ago, Stranges is a prospect to rightfully be very excited about. Aaron Itovitch

 

April 2021- Stranges has only made his way into the Texas Stars lineup seven times this year. Stranges has rotated between Left Wing and Centre duties in his seven games for the Stars this season. He has left a lot to be desired with only one point and a -2 for the Stars so far this year. It is important to remember he is only 19 and adapting to the AHL is tough for any 19-year-old especially the most complete or gifted players. Stranges may show glimpses of the latter but certainly has a way to go to be either at the pro level. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Stranges back in the OHL this season if we see any OHL at all but for now, learning and being around a deep forward group in Texas isn’t the worst for his development. Mike Kosciesza

October 2020 – Stranges was drafted 123rd overall by the Stars. Stranges is expected to spend two more years in the OHL before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

February 2020 – Stranges’ elite level skating and unique playing style haven’t been translating to production as expected. His 38 points in 52 games have a lot to do with some inconsistencies in his effectiveness. His game has stayed to the outside as it was last season and the effort to get into more dangerous spots is far too infrequent. His flashy skating and high-end pucks skills are enough to intrigue but he is slowly working his way out of the first-round conversation. Stranges has a boatload of talent but there are concerns with how transferrable his skill set is at the next level. Tony Ferrari

 

November 2019 – Stranges has elite-level skating talent in just about every facet of the skill. His agility and edgework are exceptional, his speed is impressive, to say the least, and his use of the ’10-2′ technique to generate speed through the neutral zone is special to watch as he opens himself up to make a variety of plays. Stranges pairs his elite skating with high-end puck skills and the ability to put the puck on a string at times. His stickhandling ability is fun to watch as he weaves in and out of traffic, maneuvering the neutral zone in transition and creating space on offense. His hot is good but relies on his quick release. His vision and playmaking ability can be inconsistent at times but he displays the tools to be a high-end playmaker. Stranges has shown top-15 ability at times but consistency will be a key factor on whether or not he realizes his potential during his draft-eligible season. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 5, 2002
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 123

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Belle Tire QC Int PW2 0 00 4|        
 2014-2015 Belle Tire 13U AAAT1EHL 13U5 4 610 2|        
 2015-2016 Little Caesars 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 14 1024 28|        
  Bauer Selects U15WSI U157 6 17 2|        
 2016-2017 Little Caesars 16U AAAHPHL 16U20 4 26 8|        
  West Coast Selects U15WSI U159 3 69 0|        
 2017-2018 Little Caesars 16U AAAT1EHL 16U