Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

A large, mobile, offensive defender with big upside. Thrives in transition.


Observations

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August 2022 – With the loss of John Klingberg to free agency, it is likely Harley will spend this upcoming season in the NHL full-time. Likely playing either a third-pairing role alongside Colin Miller, or finishing the second pairing with Jani Hakanpaa, Harley will be given every chance to succeed on a rapidly developing Dallas roster. With Klingberg gone, it is equally possible that Harley finds some time on the special teams. Aaron Itovitch

June 2022 – Split between the NHL and the AHL this year, Harley seems to be taking a little longer to hit his stride as a pro defenseman. Last year in the AHL, he was fantastic, tallying 25 points in 38 games. This year in the AHL, those numbers went down to 11 points in 27 games, and he had four points in 34 NHL games. He will probably split next year between the two leagues as well. Harley clearly has the tools to become a fantastic 2nd-pairing defenseman, and a few more years of development will absolutely get him there. Aaron Itovitch

 

March 2022 – Harley is off to a good start for the Texas Stars, firing at a near point per game pace. Harley has two goals on the season and one of them came on the powerplay. Through seven games his six points in seven games trails only Jamie Drysdale in rookie defenseman scoring and sits just outside the top five for all defencemen in sixth place. If you are an owner or prospective owner of Harley you should not be deterred by Dallas’ blueline depth as Harley has the type of upside that can’t be ignored. He should be owned in all dynasty leagues by this time next year. Mike Kosciesza

 

March 2020 – As it stands right now the Mississauga Steelheads are well on their way to making the OHL playoffs for the third consecutive year. The unfortunate part of that is that they will also be ranked in the bottom half of the conference for the third consecutive year. With the next highest scoring Steelheads’ defenseman a whopping 24 points behind Harley, it goes without saying that he will be heavily leaned upon to try and pull off an upset. Overall, Harley’s development has progressed very well this season, as he currently sits fifth for defensemen in the OHL for even-strength primary points per game with 0.44 and sixth in primary points per 60 minutes of play with 1.75. This promising development could lead to some tough decisions next year at Dallas’ training camp, as Harley has already shown to be a dominating force in the OHL at 18 years old and would be ineligible to be demoted to the AHL. Jordan Lambe

 

February 2020 – After being cut from the World Junior Roster, Harley continued right where he left off. Not to any fault of his own, he was left off of the roster in spite of a deep Canada team. Despite missing a valuable experience, he has been strong on an average Mississauga team. He is still the smooth-skating defender the Stars are looking for in him, and he continues to produce. At this point, he has 18 goals and 53 points as a defender, which puts him third in team scoring. He impressed early this season in training camp, and if he continues to develop at the pace he is, he could push to make the team out of camp next season, something that potential fantasy owners should keep an eye on. Brandon Floyd

 

June 2019 – Harley has been drafted 18th overall by the Stars.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – The efficient and play-driving defender blends good size and plus-speed. He not only accepted a larger role with Mississauga this year, but he also thrived with it. The 17-year-old led all OHL draft-eligible defenders with 11 goals and 58 points in 68 contests. Improved lateral quickness and overall speed from last season made him more of a threat off the rush. Is poised with the puck and thrives when drawing coverage and efficiently distributing the puck. Boasts a big shot from the point. Just a few weeks shy of being eligible for the 2020 class. A high upside player. Cam Robinson

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 19, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 18

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Pro Hockey Selects U15 WSI U156 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Vaughan Kings U16 AAAGTHL U1633 5 1924 12|        
  Team Columbia USA-S153 0 00 0|        
  Vaughan Kings U16 AAAOHL Cup6 1 01 2|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL62 1 1415 14|Playoffs6 0 22
  Team Black U17-Dev3 0</