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Fantasy Summary

Big, mobile right-handed defensive defenceman with a great foundation of gap-closing tools. Offense is relatively limited, but projects as a number 4 penalty-kill specialist.


Observations

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February 2024 – Charlie Elick, our second WHL defender off the board, is a much more poised, meat-and-potatoes type player than our first, Carter Yakemchuk. However, like Yakemchuk, Elick is also a physically developed (6’3, ~200 pound), right-shot defenceman. Elick’s skating forward, backward and laterally is all very strong, though he uses this more for defensive purposes than as a transition leader. Outside of his physical attributes, Elick is also a much more developed, mature defender than his fellow WHLers in this draft. He uses his skating ability to close gaps and deny the defensive blueline, as well as using his strength and athleticism to box-out the netfront, win battles below the goal-line, and crush the opposition with body checks. Though his offensive game is coming along and still might not translate to higher levels even if refined, it would not be a surprise to see a player of this profile come off the board even earlier. Luke Sweeney

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 17, 2006
Height 6‘3”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational6 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Calgary Flames U15 AAAAEHL U1533 10 1525 10|Playoffs10 4 48
  Calgary Flames U15 AAAJohn Reid Bantam5 0 00 2|        
 2020-2021 Edge School U15 PrepCSSHL U156 0 33 2|        
 2021-2022 Edge School U18 PrepCSSHL U1826 9 1625 6|Playoffs5 1 34
  Brandon Wheat KingsWHL9 1 12 0|Playoffs4 0 00
 2022-2023 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL56 3 811 38|        
  Canada White U17WHC-176 0 22 2|        
 2023-2024 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL55 4 2024 62|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 22 0|        

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