Gabe Vilardi Draft Report | The Scouting Report

RC Gabe Vilardi | Greater Kingston MM

Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 1999-08-16
Height: 6.01
Weight: 170 lbs.
NHL Draft Eligible: 2017

Scouting report

If everything pans out, Vilardi has the ability to be one of the first forwards off the board in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. He has seen extended time playing down the middle but he may project better on the wing in a similar manner to the transition Oshawa Generals' forward Michael Dal Colle made from Minor Midget to the OHL. Vilardi is an excellent possession forward who can create time and space with deceptive skating, deft stick-handling, and the ability to shield contact with his body.

He's an all around offensive force but Vilardi ultimately will likely develop into more of a playmaker than a scorer, not to underrate his goal scoring ability. His offensive zone vision is very advanced at his age group and he shows a consistent ability to make plays that few of his peers are capable of making. 

One area to monitor with Vilardi will be with regards to his skating. Vilardi's stride is a bit cumbersome and there's some considerable room for improvement. His all-around talent will ensure that his skating won't hold him back, but any improvement in that area could take his game to another level.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Greater Kingston Jr. Fr. BantamETABHL23 19 1938 10|        
  Greater Kingston Jr. Fr. Mn MdgtETAMMHL8 3 710 4|        
 2014-2015 CIHA Voyageurs Minor Midget AAAOEMMHL- - -- -|        

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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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