Marcus Vela

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

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


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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 BCMML Avalanche U16 Cup - - - - - |          
 2012-2013 Team British Columbia WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
  Burnaby Bulldogs Midget A2 Midget 30 25 55 80 - |          
 2013-2014 Langley Rivermen BCHL 54 11 11 22 41 | Playoffs 12 1 4 5
 2014-2015 Langley Rivermen BCHL 50 20 26 46 57 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 2 2 2 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 37 7 9 16 24 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 29 4 5 9 16 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 33 7 8 15 38 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 36 6 12 18 34 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 6 0 2 2 2 |          

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