Team: James Hardie

Fantasy Summary

His offensive skills are there but his skating needs to catch up. He has a wicked shot and if playing with a good playmaker, he could be a difference-maker.


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August 2021 – Having not played in 2020-21 due to the pandemic, Hardie was once again passed over in the NHL Draft. He has been invited to attend the Toronto Maple Leafs’ development camp this offseason. Nick Richard

October 2020 – Hardie passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection. He will re-enter the draft in 2021.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2020 – The production is there. His ability to work along the boards is good when engaged. He is a more than capable passer. The big issue with Hardie’s game is that his skating is quite underwhelming. He is able to outwork his deficiencies as a skater at the junior level but the concern is that if his skating doesn’t improve, he won’t be able to utilize what makes him valuable, his strong shot. When he gets himself into a good position, Hardie’s shot is very good and should be a tool that whoever drafts the Steelheads star should look to build around. His defensive game is a work in progress but improved skating and mobility should go a long way to improving that area of his game as well. He is a high-risk project that will need direct attention from a skating and skills coach. If Hardie can take a step in the skating department, he could become a valuable contributor at the next level. Tony Ferrari 

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 18, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No


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 2014-2015 Pro Hockey Selects U13WSI U136 3 03 0|        
  Barrie Colts PeeweeQC Int PW3 1 56 2|        
 2016-2017 Barrie Colts U15 AAAETAHL U1538 40 1959 22|        
  Barrie Colts U16 AAAETAHL U162 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Barrie Colts U16 AAAETAHL U1634 41 2970 14|Playoffs8 6 713 16 
  Milton MenaceOJHL4 0 00 0|        
  Barrie Colts U16 AAAOHL Cup5 3 58 6|        
  Team OMHA Black OGC-164 0 22 2|        
 2018-2019 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL62 15 722 16|Playoffs4 1 01
  Team Blue U17-Dev- - -- -|        
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 2019-2020 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL59 34 2963 16|        
 2020-2021 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL68 41 3677 31|Playoffs10 6 28
 2022-2023 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL66 38 4482 25|Playoffs6 5 38
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