Henrich file: The No. 4 rated draft prospect by the Red Line Report. … Ranked No. 5 in North America by the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau and No. 6 by The Hockey News. … A member of Team Ontario in the 1997 World Hockey Challenge. … Played in 1998 OHL All-Star Game. … Scored eight game-winning goals in 1997-98.
Central Scouting report: Excellent skater with good speed on the attack. … Power winger who drives to the net with authority. … Long reach and dominates one-on-one situations. … Hard shot with quick release. … Difficult to move from in front of net. … Effective playmaker with good hockey sense. … Strong along boards and in corners.
Redline Report: Michael Henrich of the Barrie Colts is a big and skilled winger who doesn’t use his size very well, but he’ll make the NHL as a scorer not a checker.
NOTE: Henrich is still an active player, spending this season in Germany with Wolfsburg (26gp, 6-6-12). He never made the NHL, and in fact played in only 219 AHL games. His best AHL season was his second (67, 14-24-38), a season in which Fernando Pisani and Jason Chimera would both score 26 goals.