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Joel Henderson Profiles “Certified Sniper” Cole Sillinger



KyleErik, and JD continue their look at prospects in the first round that the San Jose Sharks could be looking to draft. Today we look at forward Cole Sillinger and have on Joel Henderson of Puck Preps and FC Hockey to deep dive into Sillinger. Joel explains what makes Sillinger so special, his weird COVID year (13:00), and how his shot may project in the NHL (16:00). Then we look at how he could fit with the San Jose Sharks’ style of play (21:00) and why Sillinger’s ranking is so low (29:00). We finish by asking Joel his thoughts on the year’s draft (34:00).

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david barnard

from SMAHT Scouting: “He’s not perfect in transition, as he sometimes gains the zone with the intention of taking the outside lane and blowing bye his defender without the top line speed to do so. Other times, Sillinger attacks the zone by driving right into pressure with no other way out than to dump the puck or surrender possession.” “One could argue that the biggest question mark for Sillinger is his skating. He could stand to improve his 2-step acceleration to consistently gain separation. His top speed is lackluster.” Comparison: Mark Scheifele. Projection: middle 6F (winger). 20-30 goal potential. Draft… Read more »

david barnard

always nice to hear another scout’s opinions, thx guys!

still think if Raty’s stock fall makes him slip outside the top 10 and he’s available to the Sharks, i’d still take him over Sillinger at #13. Raty has elite puck skills and skating even while playing against men. he’s a potential top line center, and most certainly won’t be any worse than a 2nd or 3rd line center. solid 2-way game. risk/reward: 2/5, 4/5.

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