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Versatile, 200-foot player with great offensive instincts, skating, compete and vision. Puck skills need some work, but could be a solid middle-six defensive center.


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May 2022 – Moldenhauer had a rough couple of years, contracting a mono-like virus that went unidentified and then taking a skate to the face 15 seconds into his first shift back. The road to recovery has been long, but the prospect ended his 2021-2022 seasons with a respectable tally of 18 goals and 43 points in 41 games for the Chicago Steel.

A great competitor with above-average skating mechanics and a refined two-way game, Moldenhauer excels at suppressing opponents’ chances by using his stick and body jointly to break down offensive sequences. He pushes through contact well, allowing him to get to loose pucks that others wouldn’t, and has great awareness in transition to find the best play and try it. Although his puck skills aren’t refined — his shot isn’t mechanically sound and his passes lack forethought and inventiveness at times — the prospect has enough pro-ready tools to make a decent impact on a middle-six, especially if surrounded by playmakers who can help him put his intensity and ability to dig up loose pucks to use. A healthy year and more exposure would almost certainly have made him a staple in the first two rounds, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him still on the board near the end of the third. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 25, 2004
Height 5‘11”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Pro Hockey McDonald U13WSI U138 9 312 4|        
 2017-2018 Pro Hockey Selects 2 U14WSI U146 4 610 -|        
 2018-2019 Toronto Titans U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Toronto Titans U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA7 2 24 0|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15WSI U156 6 39 2|        
 2019-2020 Toronto Titans U16 AAAGTHL U1633 23 1639 6|Playoffs7 6 39
  Toronto Titans U16 AAAU16 AAA63 45 77122 16|        
  Toronto Titans U16 AAAToronto Titans U167 6 814 2|        
 2020-2021 North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAAAYHL 16U13 15 1833 2