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A big two-way defender who is an elder statesman for the draft class. Power has the size and skating ability that coach’s dream of in the modern day blueliner. Defensively stout, offensively productive.


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August 2020 – If there is a box that Owen Power doesn’t check off, it’s probably not an important box. The USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2019-20 led all blueliners in scoring with 40 points in 45 games. Standing at 6’5″ and 209lbs and skating as smooth as almost anyone in the draft class, Power’s tools seem as if they were built in a video game. He can play physically or with finesse, powerful or skilled. He is a real contender to challenge for first overall in the 2021 NHL Draft but the uncertainty of NCAA hockey throws a bit of a wrench into things. As a late 2002-born player, he is a bit older for the draft class but the production and play to this point has done nothing to deter anyone from thinking that Power is going to be a force at the next level. He is strong defensively, understanding and utilizing good gaps in defensive transitions. He throws his body around at will and imposes himself physically along the boards. He makes good passes out of the defensive zone. His puck rushing ability has shown well thus far in the USHL but he may run into some problems at the NCAA level as neutral zone defenses get a bit tighter as he seems to be just hanging onto the puck at times. With some refinement, there is no reason to believe that he won’t be able to translate the skill but there may be an adjustment period. A facilitator from the blueline rather than a real playmaker, he shows reliable passing and smart decisions with the puck. He is agile along the blueline which aids in opening passing lanes as well as finding a lane to get the puck on net with his heavy shot. Depending on what next season holds for NCAA hockey, Power could go back to the USHL and dominate the league and prove to be a viable option in the top-five of the 2021 draft. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 22, 2002
Height 6‘5”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Mississauga Reps U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 Mississauga Reps U16 AAAGTHL U1632 9 2433 12|        
  Mississauga Reps U16 AAAOHL Cup5 1 23 0|        
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-164 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Chicago SteelUSHL58 11 1425 10|Playoffs11 0 22
  Canada White U17WHC-175 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Chicago SteelUSHL45 12 2840 18|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MichiganNCAA- - -- -|        

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