Cliff Pu

Florida Panthers
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Fantasy Summary

Goal-scorer with great hands and decent shot. Defensive play and physicality could hinder his shot at a NHL roster spot.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 3, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 188 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 69

Observations

February 2019 – Pu has been traded from Carolina to Florida in exchange for future considerations. His stock has definitely plummeted this season.  Jokke Nevalainen

August 2018 – Pu was shipped from Buffalo to Carolina in the Jeff Skinner trade, along with a trio of picks. He will likely start the season in Charlotte, adding to a deep prospect pool already in place.  Kevin LeBlanc

April 2018 – The Kingston Frontenacs are enjoying a deep OHL run, due partly to the successes of many players, one of which is Cliff Pu. He joined the Frontenacs at the Trade Deadline from the London Knights and finished the season with a total of 84 points split between the two teams in 65 games. He had 29 goals and 55 assists as well as a plus-15. In the playoffs, he has 16 points in 11 games, three of which are goals. The right winger has been progressing well and has shown skating improvements, but he scored at about the same pace last year. Next year, Pu will look to take a step in the right direction towards the pros and elevate his game to the next level. Marcus Griep

January 2018 – Pu has been dealt to the Kingston Frontenacs who are loading up for a Memorial Cup run. Pu’s numbers are down ever so slightly over last year’s but look for that to change with the Fronts lining up with the likes of Jason Robertson and Gabe Vilardi. With the London Knights Pu posted 16 goals and 29 assists in 26 games and in his first two games with Kingston he’s scored three times and added one helper. Brad Phillips

 

August 2017 – Cliff Pu is a dominant scorer at the junior level who possesses strong hockey IQ and a tremendous ability to dish the puck to teammates. He has high upside and, under the right guidance, could find himself to be a bottom-six scorer in the NHL one day. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Marlboros Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
 2013-2014 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 33 23 24 47 10 | Playoffs 16 4 13 17
  Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 7 5 4 9 0 |          
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-16 5 3 5 8 0 |          
 2014-2015 Oshawa Generals OHL 17 2 1 3 2 |          
  Team Black U17-Dev 3 0 2 2 0 |          
  London Knights OHL 24 2 4 6 2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 London Knights OHL 63 12 19 31 24 | Playoffs 18 8 5 13
  London Knights M-Cup 4 1 2 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 London Knights OHL 63 35 51 86 36 | Playoffs 14 2 5 7
 2017-2018 London Knights OHL 36 16 29 45 22 |          
  Kingston Frontenacs OHL 29 13 26 39 6 | Playoffs 15 4 13 17
 2018-2019 Charlotte Checkers AHL 44 1 5 6 10 |          
  Florida Everblades ECHL 5 2 3 5 0 |          
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 9 1 1 2 0 |          

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