Nick Ritchie Draft Report | The Scouting Report

LW Nick Ritchie | Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 1995-12-05
Height: 6.03
Weight: 220 lbs.
NHL Draft Eligible: 2014
TSR NHL Draft Rank: 6

Scouting report

The former #2 pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, Ritchie looks to have put some injury woes from a season ago behind him, which has him primed for a big year. The hulking winger will have NHL teams salivating with a 6-foot-2, 220 pound frame, and speed to burn. Despite his gargantuan size, Ritchie has the explosiveness to take most defenseman wide but also shows an ability to mix up his attack by cutting in and driving the net. Ritchie's shot release is top notch and projects to grade out as a 30+ goal scorer at the next level. So what's holding his game back? Ritchie can be a mixed bag as you never know what you're going to get out of him on any given night. If the soon to be 18-year-old can find some consistency, it could help push him into the top three.

Player Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Toronto Marlboros Minor Mdgt AAAGTMMHL68 50 4595 119|        
  Georgetown RaidersOJHL1 0 00 0|        
  Team OntarioCWG6 2 24 38|        
  Toronto Marlboros Minor Mdgt AAAOHL Cup7 5 49 10|        
 2011-2012 Peterborough PetesOHL62 16 2339 60|        
  Canada Ontario U17WHC-173 1 23 2|        
 2012-2013 Peterborough PetesOHL41 18 1735 50|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial5 1 12 31|        
  Canada U18WJC-184 1 34 10|        
 2013-2014 Peterborough PetesOHL61 39 3574 136|Playoffs11 5 510 24 

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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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