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Fantasy Summary

Undersized center who pairs a high-motor with a strong offensive skillset. Top-six upside who can play any forward position.


Observations

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June 2022 – Considered a strong pick on draft day and a sleeper in Edmonton’s system since then, Tullio continues to l develop well. Last season, for the Oshawa Generals, the young forward recorded an impressive 42 goals and 86 points in 65 games. His goal total was top 10 in the OHL and his points total tied for 12th. What really stands out about Tullio’s season is that he did not exactly play on a strong team (the Generals finished under 0.500) and there was not one other player on the team that was a point-per-game. Tullio will be an AHL rookie this season and there will be an adjustment period without a doubt but hopefully, his time in Slovakia during the 2020-2021 season will help him adjust to the pro level. Jameson Ewasiuk

October 2020 – Tullio was drafted 126th overall by the Oilers. Tullio is expected to spend two more years in the OHL before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

May 2020 – A versatile forward who can play center or on the wing and has the skill to play with high-end players, Tullio is a player who can play anywhere in your top-nine and fill the role given to him. He produced at over a point-per-game (66 points in 62 games) and was one of the Oshawa Generals’ most consistent performers from the beginning of the season to the abrupt stoppage because of the pandemic. Tullio has the ability to get under his opponent’s skin and then score a goal to add salt to the wound. His goal-scoring comes from a wicked wrist shot that jumps off his blade. His shot relies on the quick release and while he likely only projects as a 25-goal scorer optimistically, his playmaking is where he makes his money on the offensive end. Tullio plays with creativity and confidence, utilizing everything from the boards to the back of the net to send bank-passes around the ice. He makes passes that some players wouldn’t think of. He spots teammates on the backdoor and in the slot with regularity and attacks the net to draw defenders in and open up passing lanes. He is one of the most aggressive forecheckers in the OHL and he has a good two-way game, often aiding defenders down low and being the first forward back on defensive transitions. Tullio could fall because of his diminutive size but he plays three inches bigger than he stands and could turn into a coach’s best friend at the next level because of his non-stop motor. Tony Ferrari 

November 2019 – Tullio is off to a hot start and has begun to work himself into early top-50 rankings. Despite being undersized, he is a buzzsaw on the ice. Playing without fear, Tullio outworks every other player on the ice and he has the skill and offensive instincts to capitalize on the chances that he generates. He has a good shot that plays up because of his lightning-quick release. Tullio also possesses a bomb of a one-timer from the faceoff circle on the powerplay. He battles in the dirty areas, using his agility and good stick work to come out of scrums with the puck. He is a player who, if put in a top-six role, can excel at the next level with his nose for the net and high-motor. Watch for Tullio to cement himself in the top-50 over the course of the season. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 5, 2002
Height 5‘9”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 126

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational6 4 59 4|Playoffs2 1 23
 2013-2014 Windsor Spitfires PWQC Int PW3 3 36 8|        
 2015-2016 Windsor Jr. Spitfires U15 AAAALLIANCE U15- - -- -|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U14WSI U147 1 67 6|        
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U159 2 46 0|        
 2016-2017 Windsor Jr. Spitfires U16 AAAALLIANCE U1633 19 2746 24|Playoffs12 8 1220 22 
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U159 7 714 8|