Taylor Raddysh

Tampa Bay Lightning
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Fantasy Summary

Stocky winger with good goal-scoring ability and offensive instincts, an average skater but plays hard on pucks and is able to protect the puck with ease.

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 18, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 2; Overall: 58


March 2019 – Raddysh has settled into his rookie season with the Syracuse Crunch primarily on the third line with Ross Colton and Andy Andreoff and in turn has found a good rhythm as he is enjoying his best offensive run of the season. Raddysh has been his usual self, as he has carved himself out a role on Syracuse’s powerplay in the slot and has become a dangerous option for the Crunch while putting up 16 goals and 39 points in 60 games. His greatest assets have been his heavy shot and bullish play both in front of the opposition’s net and down low beneath the goal line, assets that should make Raddysh a solid NHL forward at some point. His skating ability and speed is still about average, which may hinder his ability to become a true star, but I find reasonable optimism for Raddysh as a potential top-six forward in the NHL. Brandon Holmes

October 2018 – Raddysh appears to be adjusting well to increased competition in the American Hockey League. The Ontario Hockey League standout got his AHL season off to a great start registering his first professional goal on four shots. While he’s a proven scorer at the Junior level, he needs to continue to work on his speed and toughness to ensure success as a Pro. A deep roster in Tampa Bay may keep the rookie down for this season, but if he continues to impress and a spot opens up in Tampa’s top six, Raddysh may get a look in the NHL this season. Jordan Deshane

January 2018 – One year removed from exploding into the vocabulary of every-day Canadian hockey fans, Taylor Raddysh returned to the World Junior Championships, this time in Buffalo, NY. Despite having a quieter tournament than his last time around, Raddysh returned to Erie The Sault Saint Marie Greyhounds with the highly sought after gold medal around his neck, and a different perspective of the tournament overall. Raddysh will join fellow gold-medalist and Lightning prospect, Boris Katchouk in the Soo for a second consecutive chance at capturing the Memorial Cup after coming up short with the Otters to the host Windsor Spitfires a season ago. The two developed a relatively strong chemistry during the tournament and will hope to replicate that in club play. Raddysh had been unable to single-handedly raise the Otters game to contender status after losing key players Warren Foegele, Dylan Strome, Erik Cernak, Alex Debrincat and his brother, Darren. The OHL leading Greyhounds have been dominant already, and the addition of another offensive weapon will make them an even more formidable foe. Brayden Olafson

September 2017 – Raddysh has been returned to the Erie Otters by the Lightning after getting in to a lone preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The rush to get Taylor back to the Otters was likely related to the fact that the OHL season is set to begin this weekend, although, it’s evident that the Lightning were content with what they had seen from him in his first game. Some had pegged him as a sleeper heading into the NHL season, but with the plethora of depth in the Lightning system he will almost certainly spend his entire season in the OHL. Offensively, Raddysh has very little to prove at the junior level, however he is certainly not NHL ready. With their luxurious depth up front, the Lightning are very happy to allow Raddysh ample time to improve his skating and mechanics before forcing him into a position for failure. Brayden Olafson

June 2017 – After a wealth of success in his draft plus-one season, the Lightning’s second second-round pick of 2016 will keep his skates close over the summer, as he was named to Hockey Canada’s camp roster for the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase. Raddysh saw his stock within the Lightning system take a significant leap after impressing in the OHL with the Otters, as well as at the 2017 World Junior Championship with Team Canada. The patient and relatively responsible winger, with a large frame stands a good chance of returning to the final roster in Buffalo. Brayden Olafson

May 2017 – The Erie Otters fell to the Windsor Spitfires in the all-OHL MasterCard Memorial Cup Final. Taylor Raddysh, who is one of the only core Otters who will remain junior eligible into next season, concluded the tournament tied for the lead in points. Since Raddysh remains junior eligible, he will return to the OHL following Lightning training camp, however his exact destination could be less certain. Taylor will be a sought after weapon in the OHL, and the Otters will have less use for his offense than other more competitive OHL teams might. Raddysh had a very successful Draft+1 season, proving his value both at the World Junior Championship as well as the Memorial Cup. His rank within the Lightning system has increased significantly, however with the competition for a roster spot with the Lightning, we are likely looking at a 2-3 year progression to a top-9 NHL forward for Taylor Raddysh. Brayden Olafson

May 2017 – Raddysh has been a consistent offensive producer for the Otters throughout their playoff run, and the most recent series against the Owen Sound Attack has been no different. Raddysh concluded the series with 8 points, and is second only to Alex DeBrincat in Otters playoff production. Taylor is elite in many aspects of his game, however, his foot-speed may restrict his development to a top-6 forward in the NHL. The Lightning will allow him sufficient time to hone this cornerstone skill before rushing him to the NHL – for now, the OHL finals await. Brayden Olafson

February 2017 – Raddysh continues to populate the scoresheet in the OHL through the latter half of the regular season. After helping to bring home the silver medal at the World Junior Championships, he was returned to Erie of the OHL. Had it not been for the World Junior Championship, Taylor would likely be right at the top of OHL scoring with teammate, Alex DeBrincat. Raddysh narrowly trails DeBrincat in points per game played and The Erie Otters lead the Western Conference on their way to challenging for the Memorial Cup. Brayden Olafson

November 2016 – Taylor Raddysh has been on a tear since being re-assigned to the Erie Otters in late September. Leading the league in scoring for the majority of the season so far averaging 2.29pts/game, he has proved that it wasn’t all because of Dylan Strome (NOTE: Strome was just re-assigned to Erie and will likely return on a line with Raddysh). Raddysh was selected to participate in the Canada-Russia Series where he was arguably the best player on the ice. He is a smart player and has one of the best shots in the league. His quick release is a big compliment to his vision. Raddysh scored two goals and added an assist. The most glaring issue with Raddysh’s game continues to be his skating and this will need to be worked on if he wants to fast track to the NHL. Kathryn Jean

June 2016 – Raddysh had a fantastic draft year with the Erie Otters this past season. His size is a plus for his style of play, as he is a goal scoring power forward. Not afraid to throw the body around and has a heavy shot. Speedy and gets into the corners to set up play in the offensive zone. Needs to improve his defensive zone coverage. Can become a very good player in a bottom six role, or a top six role. Great value at 58 in 2016. Max Marko

March 2016 – Raddysh is strong on the puck, protects it well and reads plays well. He is strong on his skates and difficult to knock off the puck but lacks acceleration, top speed or elite mobility. Raddysh plays a heavy game and is aggressive on the forecheck, delivers hard hits, is a force both in front of the goal and along the wall in board battles. Raddysh has made significant strides in his offensive game with a breakout season seeing his point totals jump from 27 in his rookie season to 73 in his draft year with the Erie Otters. Skating is average but adequate and will need to improve to succeed at the NHL level. Peter Harling


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Marlboros Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
 2013-2014 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 31 25 27 52 28 | Playoffs 14 3 4 7 10 
  Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 7 5 9 14 14 |          
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-16 5 3 4 7 2 |          
 2014-2015 Erie Otters OHL 58 21 6 27 13 | Playoffs 20 3 3 6
  Team Blue U17-Dev 3 1 1 2 4 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Erie Otters OHL 67 24 49 73 18 | Playoffs 12 4 6 10
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Erie Otters OHL 58 42 67 109 37 | Playoffs 22 12 19 31 18 
  Erie Otters M-Cup 5 5 6 11 0 |          
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2 1 3 2 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 5 1 6 4 |          
 2017-2018 Erie Otters OHL 30 15 29 44 16 |          
  Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 28 18 21 39 14 | Playoffs 24 13 21 34 14 
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 4 |          
 2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 18 28 46 34 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 0 1 1 2 |