Energy forward with alluring two-way elements and middle-six offensive upside.
Click to Expand
March 2022 – Stillman hasn’t yet reached the point-per-game mark so far (50 points in 59 games), a rarity with first-round picks, but he was traded from Sudbury to Peterborough in the OHL and his production has peaked slightly since, with 16 points in his last 17 games since February. He still plays with that edge he showed in both the Danish U20 league and the World Juniors, but his offensive game still needs some polishing. With a bunch of time ahead of him to figure that part out, there’s no rush to bring Stillman to the pro level. He’ll likely see his next two years of OHL eligibility out and join the Devils’ AHL affiliate from there. Hadi Kalakeche
July 2021 – Stillman was selected in the first round, 29th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
July 2021 – With the OHL season on hold, Stillman packed up and went to play in Denmark’s U20 league – not exactly the greatest level of competition for a player looking to cement himself as a high-end NHL prospect. He did all he could there, though, and finished with 16 points in just eight games before adding another four points in seven games playing a checking role for Canada at the U18s.
Stillman plays a high-energy game, pressuring on the forecheck and providing relentless back pressure in defensive transition. He protects the puck well in traffic areas and even if he isn’t an elite passer, he does have some one-touch puck-moving elements to his game that help him be effective in tight spaces. He isn’t likely to be an offensive dynamo at the professional level, but Stillman’s potential as a middle-six energy player that can chip in with some secondary scoring will be awfully enticing at this point of the draft. Nick Richard
|2016-2017||Peterborough Petes U15 AAA||ETAHL U15||-||-||-||-||-||||
|2017-2018||Central Ontario Wolves U15 AAA||ETAHL U15||-||-||-||-||-||||
|All American Prospects U15||WSI U15||6||1||5||6||0||||
|2018-2019||Sudbury Nickel Capitals U16 AAA||GNML||24||19||36||55||20||||
|Sudbury Nickel Capitals U18 AAA||GNML||2||1||0||1||0||||
|Sudbury Nickel Capitals U16 AAA||Big Nickel U18||4||1||1||2||6||||
|Greater Sudbury Cubs||NOJHL||8||6||2||8||0||||