Fantasy Summary

A solid two-way winger coming off a big 50 goal campaign with the OHL’s Flint Firebirds. His physical development has brought on some added dimensions to his game. Othmann might be a sneaky multi-cat steal in the fantasy world.


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June 2022 – Othmann had a monster 2021-2022 campaign for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL.  Serving as the team’s captain, he led Flint to the Western Conference Final, where they lost in seven games to fellow NYR prospect Will Cuylle’s Windsor Spitfires. Othmann registered 50 goals and 47 assists for 97 points in 66 games this year for Flint, followed by nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points in 19 playoff games. The Rangers took what some considered to be a gamble on Othmann with the 16th overall pick in the 2021 draft, and after a strange draft season where he played in the Swiss league due to Covid, he looks to be validating the Rangers’ faith in him. A hard-nosed goalscorer, Othmann is having a brilliant start to his post-draft journey, having already signed his ELC with New York on August 12, 2021. Brendan Ferry

 

July 2021 – Othmann was selected in the first round, 16th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

 

February 2021 – In a unique year, Brennan Othmann is taking a unique path. Playing with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL last year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced him to get creative like many other North American players, leading the young Firebird to play in the Swiss League, second-level Swiss hockey. The transition hasn’t been without bumps in the road but Othmann has done a good job of making his mark in every game, even if he isn’t always finding the scoresheet. His 15 points in 25 games are fairly impressive for a teenager against men, even with the lower level of competition. His shot remains a weapon and he’s choosing to use it more this year which is encouraging. Othmann’s puck skills are impressive and his blend of playmaking and goal-scoring give him versatility in any lineup.

The Scarborough, Ontario native has brought a physical edge with him to Switzerland as he looks bigger and stronger than last year. He is engaging physically when at his best, inviting contact at times to make a play. Othmann is a good skater who has shown instant acceleration at times when in a puck race, beating an opponent he trailed by a stride or more. His understanding of body positioning in puck battles is a skill that continues to develop and he should be just fine physically as a pro if he continues to develop at this rate. His speed and skill combination allow him to draw the eyes and attention of defenders before finding the open teammate. His passing is crisp and strong, rarely coming off his stick lacking pep. There are times when Othmann overshoots his target, seemingly expecting them to be a bit faster or further ahead than they were. His defensive game has been an area of steady improvement, showing a real commitment to it this year as a pro. He has been asked to do a lot by his coaches with Olten but he has shown capable more often than not. His game is based on his mobility and shot but the two-way winger does a good job of leveraging his various skills to ensure he plays a solid 200-foot game. If/when the OHL starts up, Othmann should be back in a Firebirds uniform. When that happens, the OHL may be in for a rude awakening as a bigger, stronger and faster Othamnn will be hitting the ice in an orange sweater. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 5, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 16

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational6 3 36 4|Playoffs2 1 12
 2014-2015 Team Ontario Selects U12WSI U129 3 47 6|        
 2017-2018 Don Mills Flyers U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Don Mills Flyers U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA7 2 68 22|        
 2018-2019 Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAU16 AAA72 66 80146 48|        
  Team Ontario CWG6 10 616 6|        
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAOHL Cup7 8 614 2|        
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAGTHL U1633 33 3164