Last Word On Hockey

Fantasy Summary

Rees has a ton of potential and is beginning to blossom offensively. Likely slots as a middle-six forward but could move higher if he continues his upward progression.


Observations

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May 2023 – Rees’s third AHL season has come to an end, racking up 92 PIMs in 65 games to go along with 42 points. His development this year was nice, improving his point total by 18 from last year and becoming a great AHL pest. Rees will have every chance to prove himself to the Hurricanes in training camp, where he will battle it out with some other young players for a spot on the roster. Nick Bass

March 2022 – Rees is having a quiet AHL campaign this year, after going over a point per game in his final OHL year, and is one point shy of last year’s AHL total despite playing 14 more games this season. The playmaking centre has 10 assists to his three goals, and hasn’t factored in much on Chicago’s power play this year, with only one assist on the man-advantage. Rees is 21, and worth a stash in deeper leagues, but fantasy owners likely aren’t terribly excited by the step back in production. Alex Wyatt

May 2021 – Rees had a strong rookie season in the AHL, playing in 29 games and scoring eight times while adding six assists. His game translates well to the professional level and he produced points in bunches, often times getting multiple point games (two multi-point games in his last four appearances). Next year Rees should be comfortably in Carolina AHL team’s top-six and have a role in all situations. Austin Broad

 

January 2021 – Rees signed his ELC right around the same time that Jarvis did. A sandpaper type player, much in the same mold as a Brock McGinn or a Jordan Martinook type player with more offense, Rees brings a style of play that Rod Brind’Amour covets in his players night in and night out in Raleigh, NC. Jack LeGwin

 

February 2020 – Rees has been a big bright spot on a Sarnia Sting team that has struggled, as he has tallied 58 points in 35 games. He was also named an OHL All Star. Rees plays an aggressive game that fits the style of an NHL team as he could fit in the same role as Brock McGinn and Jordan Martinook with the likely possibility of more offense. He brings a higher level of physicality that would not be expected from players with a smaller size. Jack LeGwin

 

December 2019 – Rees has been one of the most intriguing players in his post-draft season from a year ago. After putting up a point-per-game performance in his draft year, albeit in just 37 games, the pivot has had a breakout campaign thus far in 2019-20. His 45 points in 24 games have been impressive, as he leads Sarnia in points-per-game and sits tenth in the OHL in scoring. Carolina has done a great job at plucking undervalued second rounders going back to 2012, as names like McGinn, Nedeljkovic, Aho, Kuokkanen, Drury and Luostarinen have all been found between picks 35 and 47. Looks like they got another good one in Rees. Kevin LeBlanc

 

June 2019 – Rees was drafted 44th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 26, 2001
Height 5‘11”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 44

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 East Coast Selects O U12WSI U128 3 58 8|        
 2014-2015 East Coast Selects O U14WSI U149 6 713 29|        
 2015-2016 Mississauga Reps U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U158 9 615 10|        
 2016-2017 Mississauga Reps U16 AAAGTHL U1632 24 1640 36|        
  Mississauga Reps U16 AAAOHL Cup8 6 511 14|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 4 37 8|        
 2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev2 1 12 0|        
  Sarnia StingOHL46 5 1520 14|Playoffs6 0 11 11 
  Canada Black U17WHC-175 1 34 6|        
 2018-2019 Sarnia StingOHL37 10 2232 38|Playoffs4 0 00
  Canada U18WJC-187 2 68 18|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 34 4|        
 2019-2020 Sarnia StingOHL39 18 4361 47|        
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Chicago WolvesAHL29 8 614 47|        
 2021-2022 Chicago WolvesAHL61 7 1724 35|Playoffs17 2 46
 2022-2023 Chicago WolvesAHL65 14 2842 92|        
 2023-2024 Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL27 0 22 8|        

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