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Fantasy Summary

Fluid puck-moving defenceman who plays a safe style. More dare in his game and work on defensive aggression could unlock second-pair potential.


Observations

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February 2024 – Earlier in the season, our thoughts on Mews were mixed, and they remain the same for our mid-season rankings. Mews is a very effective passer who can move pucks up the ice and set-up teammates in the offensive end. His skating and shot are both above average and he’s got great hands too. Given his tools, you’d think he would generate offence more in-line with players like Parekh and Buium, but he isn’t. At teams he seems hesitant to activate while opting for a safer mission. Some scouts at Dobber believe this could be the result of playing within an Ottawa system that doesn’t lend itself to much risk taking. Given this perspective, it’s hard to gauge what the offensive upside is with Mews as it currently doesn’t match the skillset. On the back-end, it’s been a mixed bag. Mews can struggle in his own zone and really look over matched, especially under pressure. This leads to turnovers or an inability to exit the defensive zone. If the offence is actually better than what he’s shown, then our spot for Mews will hold. If it’s not a schematic issue, then we could see Mews dropping in our next rankings. – Jordan Harris

February rankings: 32nd (-2)
November rankings: 30th

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 9, 2006
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational6 0 11 4|Playoffs1 0 00
 2017-2018 Pro Hockey Selects U12WSI U128 2 24 -|        
 2018-2019 Ottawa Myers Automotive U14 AAAHEO U141 0 11 2|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U13WSI U137 1 1213 -|        
 2019-2020 Ottawa Myers Automotive U14 AAAHEO U1429 25 3762 20|Playoffs8 3 710
  Ottawa Myers Automotive U15 AAAHEO U153 1 23 4|        
 2020-2021 Ottawa Myers Automotive U15 AAAHEO U150 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAGTHL U16- - -- -|        
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAOHL Cup6 1 45 0|        
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAU16 AAA52 14 6478 -|        
 2022-2023 Ottawa 67'sOHL55 12 1931 35|Playoffs11 1 34
  Canada White U17WHC-176 2 68 8|        
 2023-2024 Ottawa 67'sOHL52 10 4050 48|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 67 2|        

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