Team: Ben Danford
via Ontario Minor Hockey Association

Fantasy Summary

Well-rounded, mobile right-handed blue liner with good poise and breakout skill. Lack of offensive engagement and overall awareness limit his game, but has #4-5 upside.


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February 2024 – Danford’s well-rounded game is sure to attract some NHL scouts earlier than the late second round. A relatively safe defenseman will good breakout tools and mobility, Danford’s upside revolves around retrieve-and-pass plays under pressure. The lack of offensive pop is a detractor, and so is the decision-making on the rare occasions where he gets beat to a loose puck, but there’s upside — especially if he starts experimenting offensively — as the safe member of a middle pair or the more active member of a third pair in the NHL. Hadi Kalakeche

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 6, 2006
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2019-2020 Quinte Red Devils U15 AAAETAHL U152 0 00 2|        
 2021-2022 Quinte Red Devils U16 AAAETAHL U1626 7 2229 6|Playoffs8 1 67
  Quinte Red Devils U16 AAAOHL Cup6 0 11 0|        
 2022-2023 Oshawa GeneralsOHL63 4 1721 42|Playoffs5 0 11
  Canada Red U17WHC-177 1 12 10|        
 2023-2024 Oshawa GeneralsOHL55 1 3031 21|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 4|