Fantasy Summary

Smooth-skating blueliner who moves the puck efficiently. Potential as a top-four defenseman if he continues to improve his overall processing speed.


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June 2023 – Akey was selected 56th overall by the Oilers. Pat Quinn


December 2022 – Akey is a very fluid-skating right-handed defenseman who looks closer to 6-2 on the ice than his listed 6-0. He is quite lanky as of now, but his frame will be a big one once he fills out. He is a good pre-scanner, which makes him effective on retrievals, and his scanning with the puck on his stick is also a strength. When the play is in front of him, he sees all of his options and picks the right one most of the time. His puck skills are also quite good, and his offensive instincts have flashed this season, but they aren’t given the opportunity to truly shine as Barrie’s system keeps him stapled to the blueline during most offensive zone possessions. Defensively, he keeps a tight gap and is focused on protecting the slot with a consistently active stick, but his defensive processing speed is a bit inconsistent, and he can get caught puck-watching, especially in multi-variable situations. Overall, Akey is a similar tier of player as fellow OHL blueliners Cam Allen and Hunter Brzustewicz and looks like a mid-second or early third-round pick at this point in the season. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 11, 2005
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 2; Overall: 56


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Draftday Hockey Selects U12WSI U126 1 23 23|        
 2017-2018 Draftday Hockey Selects U13WSI U137 1 12 -|        
 2019-2020 Waterloo Wolves U15 AAAALLIANCE U1531 11 1122 26|        
 2020-2021 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAALLIANCE U160 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Barrie ColtsOHL61 5 1116 30|Playoffs6 0 00
 2022-2023 Barrie ColtsOHL66 11 3647 39|Playoffs13 2 35
 2023-2024 Barrie ColtsOHL14 4 59 12|