Taylor Hall is back on top of the CSB rankings for North American kids with the latest (mid-season) edition. In close pursuit are two more possible Oilers, Tyler Seguin and Cam Fowler.
In the next few weeks we’ll be taking a close look at these three players (prospects game, Rogers begins their junior coverage) and it might be an idea to track them courtesy our friend Gabriel Desjardins as we near the stretch run. I’ll have a post up sometime in the next week about the top 20 from ISS, but for now we’ll focus on the elite 3 from the OHL.
These NHLE’s have been extremely accurate in the past two drafts and I think it gives us a legit chance to track projected counting numbers should these kids play in the show next season.
- Taylor Hall 19-26-45
- Tyler Serguin 18-24-42
- Cam Fowler 2-27-29
They’re all good sized kids (Hall: 6.01, 185; Seguin 6.01, 186; Fowler 6.02, 190) and there is little difference in age (Hall is 78 days older than Seguin and 20 days older than Fowler).
The major concern might be (as with Rob Schremp) the exceptional number of powerplay points and their impact on overall offense:
- Seguin 9-21-30
- Hall 13-16-29
- Fowler 2-25-27
Also worthy of note are Hall’s PK totals (4-1-5) which reminds some of us old timers of the glory Oilers and their exceptional offensive performance in shorthanded situations (36 SH goals for the 83-84 Oilers). Here are the EV numbers for the trio:
- Seguin 39gp, 20-17-37
- Hall 37gp, 12-21-33
- Fowler 35gp, 1-13-14