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Fantasy Summary

Creative and intelligent playmaker who displays a strong work-ethic. Has great speed and overall mobility, projecting as a top-six offensive driver at the NHL level.


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September 2022 – Heidt led the Cougars in scoring during his first full WHL season with 21 goals and 37 assists in 65 games, taking on a prominent role as a young player, and he added six points in five games at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he was a key cog in Canada’s gold medal win.

Heidt is a smooth skating and creative playmaker who shows a high level of engagement in all situations. He has a powerful stride with good posture and a deep knee bend, and those attributes help to facilitate his constant and rapid scanning of the play. He plays one step ahead of the opposition because he usually is one step ahead of the opposition, and he transports the puck with his head up to identify lanes or routes in transition. Heidt layers great one-touch passing ability on top of that vision to set up teammates for quick strike opportunities, and he can do so through layers of coverage. When in possession, he moves and holds defensive coverages with his puck skills as well as his eyes, almost like a football quarterback does to open and sustain passing windows. Heidt is more than just soft skill, however, and he competes hard off of the puck, getting involved in puck battles and working into open space to make himself available around the net. His shot isn’t a standout weapon, but he can release it quickly, giving him some goal scoring upside because of the way he can find soft spots around the net. Able to act as a primary puck carrier in transition, execute high-end passes with pace, and finish chances for himself from dangerous areas, there isn’t much missing from his offensive toolkit. Heidt will look to build upon his strong 2021-22 season in the WHL in 2022-23, and it will be interesting to see the growth of his team as a whole and how that affects his impact on the ice. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 25, 2005
Height 5‘11”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Saskatchewan Jr. PatsBrick Invitational6 5 510 6|Playoffs3 2 24
 2017-2018 Martensville Marauders U15 AASAAHL U1531 22 3254 50|Playoffs2 1 12 14 
 2018-2019 Martensville Marauders U15 AASAAHL U1531 36 6399 38|Playoffs9 7 1724
 2019-2020 Saskatoon Contacts U18 AAASMAAAHL44 17 2037 22|Playoffs6 3 47
  Saskatoon Contacts U18 AAAMacs Tournament4 3 25 0|        
 2020-2021 Saskatoon Contacts U18 AAASMAAAHL6 3 710 6|        
  Prince George CougarsWHL22 2 68 12|        
 2021-2022 Prince George CougarsWHL65 21 3758 51|Playoffs3 1 23 12 
 2022-2023 Canada U18