Patrick Harper

Nashville Predators
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Fantasy Summary

Harper projects as a top-six forward in the NHL, with a high scoring ceiling.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 29, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 160 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 138

Observations

October 2018 – Harper has started his junior year at Boston University with two assists in two games. He’s spending time on the ice with fellow Nashville prospect David Farrance, and the two seem to have chemistry. Harper is looking more and more like an NHL prospect and could be a steal for Nashville in the fifth round. Matt Somma

March 2018 – Patrick Harper is following up a strong freshman season with Boston University with an even stronger sophomore season. The undersize centre has eight goals and 21 points in just 20 games with BU, coupled with six penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. He had a strong performance at the World Juniors, netting four points in seven games for the American squad.

Harper’s sophomore season has been derailed by an injury that has kept him out of the lineup since January. Prior to the injury, he was using his speed to create zone entries and generate offense. When healthy, Harper is a threat to score and set up his teammates. Tyler Halsey

May 2017 —Harper has been a point-per-game player for majority of his junior years. As a smaller player, he has learned to lean on his speed and skill. He can get in to the zone using his speed or his soft hands. He can score and drive the play. There is still some work to be done on his defensive zone coverage, but you can see that he has the desire to excel in that area of the game as well.

Harper had a terrific freshman season for Boston University, with 37 points in 38 games. The success hasn’t been there when he has played with Team USA on the international stage to this point, as he has posted two points in 15 games, in three different tournaments.     Niko Salminen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Connecticut Oilers 16U EJEPL 16U 54 34 24 58 18 |          
  Connecticut Oilers 18U EJEPL 18U 20 12 14 26 12 | Playoffs 5 6 4 10
 2013-2014 Connecticut Oilers 16U EJEPL 16U 2 1 2 3 2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  New Jersey Rockets U19 EJEPL 19U 24 13 16 29 2 |          
 2014-2015 Team Orange USA-S16 5 3 2 5 - |          
  Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep 22 20 27 47 - |          
  Neponset Valley River Rats U18 MHSL U18 14 14 16 30 2 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 4 0 1 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S17 5 5 3 8 2 |          
  Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep 27 20 39 59 - |          
  Neponset Valley River Rats U18 MHSL U18 13 19 13 32 4 |          
  Omaha Lancers USHL 9 1 3 4 2 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 13 24 37 8 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 0 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Boston Univ. NCAA 20 8 13 21 6 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 2 2 4 0 |          
 2018-2019 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 6 14 20 6 |          
 2019-2020 Boston Univ. NCAA - - - - - |          

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