Blake Clarke Draft Report | The Scouting Report

LW Blake Clarke | North Bay Battalion (OHL)

Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 1996-01-24
Height: 6.02
Weight: 196 lbs.
NHL Draft Eligible: 2014
TSR NHL Draft Rank: 18

Scouting report

Clarke was a revelation in the OHL last year as the Missouri native shook off some rocky games in the USHL as a 15-year-old, going on to be one of the top 16-year-old players in the OHL in 2012-13. The 6-foot-2 winger plays a hard nosed north/south style of game which helped him earn the trust of coach Stan Butler early last season but has yet to rekindle that magic since the team's move to North Bay. Through his first eight games, Clarke has managed a lowly two points and doesn't quite seem to have the level of confidence that helped make him so good as a rookie. Clarke still has time to re-assert himself as a legitimate top 15 prospect this season but there is a lineup of players who could be quick to overtake him if his struggles continue.

Player Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Shattuck St. Mary's Bantam T1 Bantam58 33 4780 22|        
 2010-2011 Chicago Mission U16T1EHL U1635 15 1934 46|        
 2011-2012 St. Louis Amateur Blues U18T1EHL U1817 2 46 6|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL13 1 01 2|        
  USA YOG4 2 13 4|        
 2012-2013 Brampton BattalionOHL68 19 3251 42|Playoffs5 3 36
 2013-2014 North Bay BattalionOHL21 1 23 8|        
  Saginaw SpiritOHL33 1 89 18|Playoffs2 1 01
 2014-2015 Saginaw SpiritOHL3 1 12 2|        

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2014 NHL Draft Rankings

1. C Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2. D Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
3. C Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals
4. C Leon Draisaitl Prince Albert Raiders
5. C William Nylander Rogle
6. LW Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
7. D Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels
8. D Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
9. LW Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs
10. C Jared McCann Soo Greyhounds

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