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Fantasy Summary

Smooth-skating two-way defenseman with above-average compete, smarts and puck-retrieving abilities. Needs to round out his offensive toolkit to ensure a top-four future.


Observations

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July 2022 – George has been selected by the New York Islanders in the fourth round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 98th overall. Nick Richard

May 2022 – George’s 23 points in 67 games for the London Knights might not stand out as impressive, but his profile is alluring for a team looking for solid two-way guys in the mid-second round. A technically refined skater with great off-puck habits, especially in his own zone, George has the smarts to absorb forecheckers and free up a teammate for an easy breakout while also showing an understanding of when to jump into the rush.

Although his puck skills themselves don’t pop (his shot is a bit fluttery and he tends to overshoot long passes at times), his usage of his tools and his ideas on the puck hint at an ability to process the game offensively which could translate if the tools themselves are worked on properly. At 6-foot-1 and 194 pounds, George has a solid frame as it is, and doesn’t look like he’s done maturing physically. He could become a Swiss-army knife blue-liner who can chip in on both special team units down the line and hold down a role on a team’s top-four fairly soon. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 15, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 4; Overall: 98

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational6 0 44 2|Playoffs2 0 11
 2015-2016 Draftday Hockey Selects U12WSI U129 1 01 2|        
 2017-2018 Draftday Hockey Selects U14 2WSI U149 1 45 -|        
 2018-2019 Toronto Marlboros U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Toronto Marlboros U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 1 67 0|        
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U159 1 12 0|        
 2019-2020 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAGTHL U1629 5 611 6|Playoffs7 1 01
  Oakville BladesOJHL1 0 0