A potential third-liner, Addison can light the lamp better than most depth players but his bread and butter will be making things happen on the forecheck with his skating ability.
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June 2017 – Addison had high expectations coming into the OHL at 16-years of age. The 2012 OHL Priority Selection Draft’s first round, 12th overall pick went straight from the Toronto Malboros (MMAAA) to Saginaw, finishing his first season with just six goals and 16 points and a minus-18 rating in 68 games. The following season Addison only scored one more goal than his rookie year, and again scored doughnuts in the post-season putting his career stat line at nine games and zero points. The lack of progression was alarming, especially for a player who displays a unique skill-set such as Addison.
A 2014 trade to the Ottawa 67s seemed to do wonders for both parties, as Addison broke out with 19 goals and 47 points in 63 games and six goals (and four assists) in six playoff games. His efforts were rewarded when the Montreal Canadiens made him the 207th overall pick (seventh round) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Addison returned to Ottawa inspired by his new opportunity. The now 19-year-old netted 27 goals en route to a career-high 56 points and 74 penalty minutes. But Addison came up short in the playoffs again, scoring only once in a four-game sweep.
Back in the OHL for his fifth and final season, Addison was sent to Windsor during the off-season as they loaded up with veterans for a Memorial Cup run as the host city. The 20-year-old again had a solid campaign, showing his nose for the net (24 goals) but most importantly leading the Spitfires with the “C’ on his jersey. Though a first-round seven-game loss to the London Knights was unfortunate, the Spitfires collected themselves and went on to win the Memorial Cup for the third time in franchise history. Addison had five goals in five playoff games (2 games suspended) and came up huge in the Memorial Cup with five goals and one assist in four games.
Addison will head to the Laval Rockets in 2017-18 for his first professional season.
A fine skater, Addison gets up on the forecheck and plays with an edge but also has a quick set of hands and can find the back of the net. When his motor is running, Addison is hard to play against and an annoying pest to opposing defenders. Mike Barrett
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