Power forward with great size and strength who can also play a skilled game. Needs to add quickness but has the shooting ability and offensive IQ to succeed at the next level.
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September 2022 – Charlie Stramel is one of the older first-year draft-eligibles in the 2023 class and spent most of last season with the USNTDP’s U18 team, tallying 10 goals and 12 assists in 26 games. He also competed in the U18 World Championships where he picked up a pair of goals to go along with three assists in five games as Team USA came away with a silver medal. He was included on the American roster for the rebooted World Juniors as well, picking up an assist in his lone appearance for the tournament.
Stramel is a very physically-gifted prospect with the ability to play both a power and skill game. He’ll be entering his freshman year at Wisconsin during his draft year, and like other fellow American eligibles, it could take some adjusting. However, if you didn’t know his age, he wouldn’t stand out as a draft-eligible player in a college lineup. His strength and size are noteworthy upon watching the 6-3, 215 pound centerman during his first few shifts. He makes life difficult for defenders breaking out of their zone or players with their heads down. But Stramel is a versatile player, as he’s able to play a pretty skilled game as well. He’s got work to do with his agility, defensive awareness,