Michael Pezzetta

Montreal Canadiens
Mathieu Lavigne

Fantasy Summary

Bottom-six role player. Low-range scorer with fantasy appeal in multi-category leagues with PIMs and hits.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 13, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 6; Overall: 160

Observations

March 2019 – In the first year of his contract with the Habs Pezzetta has played as expected. Now a rookie for the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, he has four goals and seven points in 40 games. The young bruiser also has 48 PIMs during that same span. With Froese and Chaput having been traded, Pezzetta has been given more responsibilities and is currently the team’s fourth-line center. Jesse Sherman

March 2018 – Pezzetta was rewarded for a strong “senior” season in the OHL and signed an NHL entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The left-winger is up to 19 points in 23 games with the Sting and even has a positive plus-minus rating for the first time in his career. He will compete for a spot with the Laval Rocket next season. Mike Barrett

February 2018 – Possessing a nice combination of size and skating ability, Pezzetta was a highly touted OHL pick going in the first-round, 11th overall to Sudbury in 2014. He was never expected to be the league’s leading scorer, but his athletic attributes and work ethic gave him an opportunity to compete right away. He made team as 16-year-old and showed some improvement in his sophomore year. Pezzetta was then drafted by the Habs and came back with a really rough 2016-17 season statistically; which oddly enough was a resurrection of sorts for the Wolves franchise with 27 wins after just 28 in the previous two combined. But, in his fourth and likely final year in the OHL, Pezzetta has exploded offensively already nearly doubling his career high in goals and producing at a point-per-game rate since his trade to Sarnia. All of his goals either seem to come from right around the net or by beating goalies with a sneaky wrist shot after burning the D with speed to the outside. Pezzetta importantly also has a great motor which accentuates his abilities.

He is tenacious on the forecheck and always seems to have his feet moving. Consistently causes problems for the opposition because of his skating. An opportunistic scorer who possesses some creativity and vision, but will also drop the gloves if necessary. The combination of his particular skill-set will make him a desirable player for coaches at the next level. 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA Big Nickel Bantam 5 4 1 5 10 |          
 2013-2014 Mississauga Senators Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 29 11 15 26 32 | Playoffs 10 4 7 11 18 
  Mississauga Senators Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 5 3 2 5 26 |          
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-16 5 1 4 5 14 |          
 2014-2015 Sudbury Wolves OHL 61 5 7 12 56 |          
  Team Black U17-Dev 3 1 0 1 5 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 0 2 2 2 |          
 2015-2016 Sudbury Wolves OHL 64 10 18 28 98 |          
 2016-2017 Sudbury Wolves OHL 54 10 9 19 88 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 17 
 2017-2018 Sudbury Wolves OHL 35 15 16 31 53 |          
  Sarnia Sting OHL 27 8 13 21 26 | Playoffs 12 1 1 2 15 
 2018-2019 Laval Rocket AHL 55 6 4 10 77 |          
  Maine Mariners ECHL 3 0 0 0 6 |          
 2019-2020 Laval Rocket AHL - - - - - |          

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