All-around, blue-collar player, will be relied upon to bring a solid defensive game in the pros, but will be capable of chipping in points on the offensive end of the ice as well. Solid two-way forward.
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January 2023 – Dellandrea has been thriving under new Dallas Stars head coach, Pete DeBoer. He is a solid two-way forward that can not only create plays but also plays a physical game. He not only can get under the skin of his opponents, he is also very good at drawing penalties because of it. This season he has moved between the second and third lines, but he also thrives on the penalty kill. Taylor Newby
June 2022 – With 27 NHL games, and 87 AHL games under his belt, Dellandrea is looking like an almost sure-fire roster player on opening night. With 50 points in 68 games in this past AHL campaign, Dellandrea’s skill is transitioning well to the pros. From players drafted near him in 2018, Dellandrea has fallen behind a bit, but still absolutely looks like he will be an NHL contributor. A.J. Itovitch
February 2020 – Dellandrea was scratched from Flint’s game with Sarnia on Feb. 27th with an upper body injury. Everyone is awaiting word on the exact injury and severity but it would be a shame to see him miss any playoff time after sticking with Flint through some tough years in the OHL. Jordan Lambe
February 2020 – The Flint Firebirds have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2019-20 OHL season, partly due to the excellent efforts by Ty Dellandrea. Dellandrea currently ranks first in team scoring with 32 goals and 70 points in 47 games, 5 fewer games than the next highest scorer due to his time with Team Canada at the World Juniors. Ty was also a huge part of Team Canada, both off the ice and on it. Well known for his leadership, he was an Assistant Captain for Team Canada and registered 5 points in 7 games for the Canadians. It wouldn’t be a shock for Ty to push for a roster spot next season after he was solid in his professional debut last season with Texas. Although his offensive upside may not be as high as others, the Stars ought to be excited for him as he has the entire package of leadership and on-ice abilities. His success with Flint this season, taking them from the bottom to the top should be appealing to potential fantasy owners once he reaches the NHL level. Brandon Floyd
March 2019 – Dellandrea has improved in his third season for the Flint Firebirds, producing at around a point-per-game. Even more impressive is doing so on the worst team in the OHL where he plays in every situation for them. Dellandrea doesn’t have much assistance around him; however, he continued to improve at both ends of the ice and was named Captain for Flint in 2018-19. He has continued to advance his already above-average two-way game, he is a good skater, and his explosive speed allows for him to create separation between himself and defenders. As a result, Dellandrea creates numerous odd-man rushes and can be lethal with a quick release. His minus-31 on the season can be eye-catching, however, that can be attributed to the lack of talent that surrounds him. The pick may have been seen as a bit of a reach at the time but Dellandrea has a captivating set of skills that will definitely allow for him to improve and hopefully make an impact on the Stars roster sooner rather than later. Brandon Floyd
September 2018 – Returned back to his Junior team in the OHL, the Flint Firebirds, after being cut from the Dallas’ training camp roster. Ty will look to build on his increasing point totals in the OHL and improve his play on both sides of the puck in hopes of getting a crack at the Stars’ roster at next year’s training camp. Have patience when dealing with Dellandrea in your keeper league as it should take a couple of seasons to start showing his fantasy upside, but he has all the tools to become an above-average fantasy player in the NHL when he does dethrone one of the Stars’ other options down the middle. Nate Duffett