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Fantasy Summary

Hard-working speedster who can make plays or score and loves to push the pace. If he gets stronger and heavier as well as improving his commitment to defense, he could become a solid, contributing middle-six NHLer.


Observations

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July 2022 – The speedy winger would have posted better stats and might have gone higher than 79th overall had he not suffered a broken collarbone in November, which sidelined him for almost three months in his draft year. Once he regained game shape, he displayed his skill at playmaking and scoring. And, of course, his superior skating that allows him to elude would-be checkers and to forecheck effectively. After a 12-goal, 39-point second USHL schedule, he added five goals and five assists in 14 post-season appearances. He was the first player taken in 2020’s USHL futures draft. Also of interest to scouts: Finley was once named USHL forward of the week. He is, however, hardly a finished product. He must be more consistent defensively and also needs to add strength and weight, common issues for players his age (just 17). Getting stronger would help him to win more puck battles. He should learn a lot by playing for the U of Wisconsin. Mark Allan

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 4, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 3; Overall: 79

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Green Bay Jr. Gamblers 13U AAA13U AAA- - -- -|        
 2018-2019 MN Wisconsin 15U AAAMNBEL 14U14 4 37 -|        
  Green Bay Jr. Gamblers 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
 2019-2020 Team Grey USA-S154 0 11 2|        
  MN Wisconsin 15U AAAMNBEL 14U15 16 1935 -|        
  Green Bay Jr. Gamblers 15U AAA15U AAA- - -- -|        
 2020-2021 Chicago SteelUSHL39 1 56 8|        
 2021-2022 Team Grey USA-S174 1 45 0|        
  Madison CapitolsUSHL39 12 1729 16|Playoffs14 5 510