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Fantasy Summary

True dual-threat center with great details to his playmaking game. Second-line upside is attainable with work on his defending and engagement.


Observations

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November 2023 – Coming off of an injury that had him miss out playing with a stacked Chicago Steel team featuring Macklin Celebrini, Jayden Perron and Zam Plante among others, Hage has inherited a completely different, much less skilled and much less experienced team. Touted as a cerebral two-way forward in his D-1, Hage has been trying to take the brunt of Chicago’s offence on his shoulders to … mixed results. More often than not Hage can be found cheating for offence, falling behind on plays and struggling to think on his feet. However, the moments where things click are usually spectacular. Hage is an insanely talented dual-threat that has 1v5 jaw-dropping skill, but to stay in the first round conversation, he will need to figure out how to tap-in to that skill more consistently. – David Saad

November rankings: HM

February 2024 – Hage seems to have heard the music and has been red-hot since our last ranking. Having encountered every challenge a young athlete can take on and still improving to this degree is nothing short of remarkable. He has a real mastery of timing, spatial awareness and pressure that is quickly making him one of the more dynamic playmakers in the draft. It’s become a regular occurrence to see Hage make passes through both a backchecker and looming defenceman right and barrel the contact that follows. He seems to be reading play better in general, something that likely reflects his growing accustomed to the USHL pace. If he keeps trending in his current direction, I hope to see him land in undisputed first round territory, it would be a truly poetic way for him to wrap up his season. – David Saad

February rankings: 26th

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 14, 2006
Height 6‘1”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational6 4 711 2|Playoffs2 0 33
 2017-2018 Pro Hockey Selects U12WSI U128 12 517 -|        
 2018-2019 Pro Hockey Selects U13WSI U137 10 515 -|        
 2019-2020 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U14 AAAGTHL U14- - -- -|        
 2020-2021 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U15 AAAGTHL U150 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAGTHL U16- - -- -|        
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAOHL Cup7 7 916 4|        
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAU16 AAA57 46 70116 -|        
  Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL1 2 24 0|        
 2022-2023 Chicago SteelUSHL13 5 510 10|Playoffs6 1 12
 2023-2024 Chicago SteelUSHL40 23 2548 41|        
 2025-2026 Univ. of MichiganNCAA- - -- -|        

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