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Physical defender with a heavy shot that could contribute on the powerplay.


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April 2020 – It was a frustrating second year for the big rearguard, starting his season with a mid-body injury that kept him out of the lineup for over a month. Stanley also suffered a hand injury in January after blocking a shot. Needless to say, he will need the recovery period this summer to refresh and come back stronger for training camp in September. Jamie Zadow

March 2019 – The giant rearguard has been steady on the back end for the Moose this season, appearing in 57 games so far (second-most on the team). Of course, his offensive output is what we thought it would be and he carries more of a defensive presence than anything. To punch a ticket to the NHL one day, he will have to continue developing his foot speed. Jamie Zadow

May 2018 – Stanley is an absolute monster on the backend, standing 6-7 and nearly 230 pounds. He’s big, physical and carries a heavy shot from the point. The one thing he needs to improve on is his skating because he’s slow out of the gate when opposing forwards try to force the edge on him. At this day in age at the NHL level, size isn’t necessarily enough to get by with and it will be something to monitor in his development. Last season with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL he showed his offensive upside with 15 goals and 42 points in 61 games. The 20-year-old carried that momentum into a deep OHL playoffs run that saw the Rangers fall to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Western Finals (Stanley finished with 16 points in 19 games). He’s truly a defensive-minded defenseman by nature, but has such a raw ability to jump up in the rush when needed and contribute in the offensive zone. He will have to improve his footwork before he makes the jump to the NHL. Jamie Zadow

April 2018 – Stanley really asserted himself in the Kitchener Rangers lineup from day-one and ultimately led all defensemen on the team in scoring with 15 goals and 42 points in 61 games. Not thought of as an offensive-minded blueliner, the 6’6” powerhouse took the next step this year. The Rangers are currently locked in a first-round battle with the feisty Guelph Storm and Stanley has four points through five games as the Rangers lead the series 3-2. Jamie Zadow

 February 2018 – Stanley is enjoying a nice campaign for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. He leads all Rangers defensemen with 13 goals and 36 points through 49 games. He’s not the fastest blueliner when it comes to pursuit of the puck, but, he overpowers the opposition with his size and uses that long reach to his advantage. Stanley is old school and plays with a physical edge, often wearing down opposing forwards and he’s not afraid to let it rip towards the net with that heavy shot. Jamie Zadow

September 2017 – After appearing in the Jets first preseason game with the Minnesota Wild, Stanley was sent down to the OHL where he will join the Kitchener Rangers. Stanley was previously acquired by the Rangers from the Windsor Spitfires in exchange for multiple draft picks. Jamie Zadow

 August 2017 – Stanley will be heading home next season as the Kitchener Rangers acquired the 19-year-old in a trade with the Windsor Spitfires last week. Stanley could battle for a position on the Jets roster out of training camp and it remains to be seen if he will be returned to the OHL for another season. Jamie Zadow

July 2017 – Stanley underwent surgery in January to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, limiting him to just 35 games with the Windsor Spitfires. The towering blueliner managed to recover in time and join his Spitfire teammates for a Memorial Cup victory on their home ice in May. Stanley signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Jets this summer and after a better showing at development camp this year, he could compete for a spot on the NHL roster this fall. Jamie Zadow

October 2016 – After some hiccups in the Jets’ camp, Stanley was sent back to the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL for the 2016-17 season. David Dickenson

September 2016 – Stanley saw his game develop by leaps and bounds in 2015-16 with the Windsor Spitfires. In addition to his gigantic 6-7 225 lbs frame, physical abilities on the defensive end, he was able to start to show slight glimpses of offensive skill to boot. He scored 17 points in 64 games with the Spitfires, last season on his way to becoming a first round draft pick. Stanley will make an excellent complement in a pairing with a top-notch offensive defenceman. David Dickenson

Fantasy Upside 4.7
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 26, 1998
Height 6‘7”
Weight 227 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 18


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAALLIANCE U162 0 00 0|        
  Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAOHL Cup1 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAALLIANCE U1628 8 2028 95|Playoffs9 0 55 35 
  Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAOHL Cup4 1 01 12|        
  Kitchener-Waterloo SiskinsSutherland Cup2 0 00 0|        
  Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAU16 AAA69 15 3853 158|