Nico Gross

New York Rangers
Vaughn Ridley

Fantasy Summary

Gross is a quick thinking, sharp passing, strong defensive defenseman who could potentially wind up in an NHL teams top-4 as a shut down player on the blueline.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country SUI
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 26, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 101

Observations

March 2019 – Gross’ offence continues to struggle in his draft+1 campaign with the Oshawa Generals. While his offensive ceiling was considered low at the time of his draft, the prolonged timeline that has led to a lack of growth at the junior level is concerning. The Ranger’s have yet to come to terms on a contract with the 19-year-old who will be eligible to return to the OHL for one final year next fall. Brayden Olafson

June 2018 – The Ranger’s remained dedicated to drafting from their list of highly ranked defenders into  the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, selected the Swiss lefty, Nico Gross from the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. Gross was the Swiss captain at the U18’s as well as an assistant captain at the 2018 World Junior Championship in Buffalo. His offensive ceiling is moderate-low, but like several other of the Ranger’s selections possess a respectable floor due to his strong hockey IQ. He has a lack of creativity in his game, but defends the defensive zone well with strong physical presence. Brayden Olafson

 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 St. Moritz U15 U15-Top 4 1 3 4 4 |          
 2013-2014 St. Moritz U15 U15-Top 19 37 28 65 38 |          
 2014-2015 Zug U15 U15-Elit 12 15 7 22 34 |          
  Zug U17 U17-Elit 19 7 5 12 10 | Playoffs 12 1 1 2 12 
 2015-2016 Zug U17 U17-Elit 21 8 9 17 78 |          
  Zug U20 U20-Elit 20 1 1 2 10 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 33 
  Zug U20 RBS Elite Jr. A 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Switzerland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 2 0 2 26 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 5 0 0 0 8 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 1 0 1 12 |          
 2016-2017 Zug U20 U20-Elit 7 0 4 4 16 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4 14 
  EVZ Academy NLB 33 0 9 9 44 |          
  Switzerland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 0 1 4 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 5 0 1 1 14 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 15 2 1 3 24 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 1 1 2 6 |          
 2017-2018 Oshawa Generals OHL 58 4 10 14 46 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 15 
  Switzerland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 4 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 6 1 3 4 12 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 15 1 6 7 22 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 8 |          
 2018-2019 Oshawa Generals OHL 56 3 17 20 81 | Playoffs 15 0 2 2 26 
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 8 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 15 1 6 7 46 |          
 2019-2020 Oshawa Generals OHL 48 9 20 29 58 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 3 1 0 1 2 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 1 0 1 6 |          

Highlights