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Fantasy Summary

A smart, feisty defender who has worked his way up from tryout to one of the top defenseman in the QMJHL. As his confidence has grown, so has his offensive instincts. Compares to NHLer Josh Manson.


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March 2020 – In his first pro season, he was signed to an AHL contract, but has now officially signed his ELC with the Ducks. He played 29 games for the San Diego Gulls with seven points and 33 PIMs. Anaheim has a number of young defensemen in the pipeline, but none bring the sandpaper type of play Drew does. He most likely doesn’t crack the roster next season, but he has played with a chip on his shoulder his whole career so don’t be surprised if he turns into an NHL defenseman one day.

January 2019 – Drew has eight goals and 30 points through 37 games this season. He scored the game-winning goal against the Remparts in his 35th game of the season, tying his career high in 29 less games. His offensive skills have grown immensely over the past two seasons while still playing the physical style (91 PIM in 37 GP) that got him noticed by Ducks scouts. Drew was a camp invite by Charlottetown in 2016 and a 6th round selection by Anaheim in 2018 so he has played with a chip on his shoulder throughout his career. He’ll turn pro next season and continue to develop, but he looks to be another late round gem picked out by the scouts in Anaheim. Lucas Main

September 2018 – Hunter Drew was not given much of an opportunity in his draft year, but last season for Charlottetown he made his coaches notice him and earned his ice time. Only having three points in 16-17 in 42 games, Drew scored eight goals and 39 points to go along with 159 PIM in 64 games during the 17-18 season. I see him as a Josh Manson 2.0, filling up your peripheral stats with a little offensive pop when given a chance. The Ducks have plenty of depth so he is still a couple years away, but he could turn into a reliable stay at home defenseman in the NHL. Lucas Main

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 21, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 178

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Greater Kingston Gaels U16 AAAETAHL U1636 1 910 22|Playoffs3 0 11
 2014-2015 Gananoque IslandersEOJHL43 5 1318 72|        
 2015-2016 Gananoque IslandersEBJCHL34 6 1824 81|Playoffs4 1 12 15 
  Collingwood BluesOJHL10 1 23 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2016-2017 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL42 0 33 69|Playoffs1 0 00
 2017-2018 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL64 8 3139 159|Playoffs18 2 911 30 
 2018-2019 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL61 16 3450 141|Playoffs6 0 44 19 
 2019-2020 San Diego GullsAHL29 2 57 33|        
  Tulsa OilersECHL5 0 44 13|        
 2020-2021 HC Banska BystricaSlovakia- - -- -|        

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