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Fantasy Summary

Big power center who doesn’t have a lot of offensive upside.


Observations

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April 2019 – Vela has signed an AHL deal with the Barracuda after completing four years in the NCAA with the University of New Hampshire. Vela never put up big offensive numbers in the NCAA and projects as no more than AHL depth for now. Vela’s a power forward with some grit to his game and he’ll have to leverage that if there’s any chance of making an NHL appearance one day. Chris Legg

July 2018 – Marcus Vela finished his junior year with the NCAA’s UNH Wildcats, posting 15 points in 33 games. Although his totals are up from his sophomore season he really only improved his numbers slightly from his freshman season. The big centerman is considered an all-around player and can play a rough game if needed. An NHL career is a longshot but he at least has a chance of making a run at a bottom-six spot in the AHL. Chris Legg

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 3, 1997
Height 6‘2”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 7; Overall: 190

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 BCMML AvalancheU16 Cup- - -- -|        
  Burnaby Bulldogs U15 A1PCBHL- - -- -|        
 2012-2013 Team British Columbia WCCC-16- - -- -|        
  Burnaby Bulldogs U18 A2U18 A30 25 5580 -|        
 2013-2014 Langley RivermenBCHL54 11 1122 41|Playoffs12 1 45
 2014-2015 Langley RivermenBCHL50 20 2646 57|Playoffs3 0 11
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 0 22 2|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of New HampshireNCAA37 7 916 24|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of New HampshireNCAA29 4 59 16|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of New HampshireNCAA