Team: Bryce Misley
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Fantasy Summary

Not a gamebreaker, but as a big, heavy center who has the smarts to score, he could slot in on Minnesota after a few more years of development and as Vermont’s program improves.


Observations

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April 2018 – While Vermont has a poor season overall, not much can be said about Bryce Misley’s rookie NCAA campaign. He managed just five points in 30 games and appears to need some further development in the NCAA. The jump from the OJHL is tough, and the Wild have plenty of time to keep an eye on him. With more recruiting and development, Misley should improve in his role over the next few years. Will Scouch

January 2018 – It was puzzling when Misley went in the 4th round, but I saw the size and smarts that likely led Minnesota to him. Vermont has had a less than desirable season scoring around two goals per game, and Misley has experienced some growing pains with just four points in his freshman season. The jump from the OJHL to Hockey East is quite wide and this could’ve been reasonably expected, but Misley appears to have a lot of work ahead of him. One of the youngest players drafted last year, Misley can be somewhat forgiven and as more recruits appear and their top scorers get more experience, his production should improve. Will Scouch

Junior A is an underrated place for NHL scouts to mine for potential talent. Players often will head to the NCAA, and rights are held for four years while at school as opposed to just two for CHL players. Someone like Misley is an ideal candidate for this extra development time. His size is solid for his position, and he is one of the youngest players drafted in this year’s draft. While other players were involved more in their team’s goals such as Vegas pick Nick Campoli, Misley showcased good offensive instincts and could have some solid upside as a center.

He compares himself to Jonathan Toews, but similar to Mason Shaw, his defensive play needs work. He will need to fill out his frame at Vermont, and his overall pace of play will need to increase, but he could become a solid option down the middle for Minnesota down the line. Will Scouch

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 5, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 116

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Ottawa Myers Automotive U14 AAAHEO U1428 12 2032 20|        
 2013-2014 Don Mills Flyers U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAGTHL U163 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAGTHL U1661 22 3052 16|        
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAOHL Cup7 4 37 0|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 1 23 0|        
 2015-2016 Oakville BladesOJHL53 19 2039 23|Playoffs13 7 411 20 
 2016-2017 Oakville BladesOJHL46 26 3662 14|