The Guelph Storm has had their fair share of players
who have developed into stars in the National Hockey League.
Todd Bertuzzi, Ryan Callahan and Drew Doughty have
all played a portion of their hockey careers in Guelph, Ontario.
Guelph has the third best point totals in the
Ontario Hockey League and have only lost four games in regulation this season.
A player that has been instrument in their current
success is 2013 NHL Entry Draft prospect Jason Dickinson.
Last season was Dickinson's rookie year and he did
In 63 games with the Storm, he scored 13 goals and
assisted on 22 goals, which adds up to 35 points. Furthermore, he was a
minus-15 and totaled 24 penalty minutes.
This season has seen a significant improvement in
He has a strong potential and has progressed rapidly
since the previous season. Moreover, he is the third leading scorer for Scott
According to scouts like Craig Button, Dickinson
could be selected in the late first round of the draft.
His exceptional talent at controlling the puck and
has soft hands when he is close to the net.
Despite the fact that he still adding muscle to his
frame, he is not afraid to throw a body check or two. His physicality is an
asset to any forward that is a prospective NHL player.
His ice-time will see a significant spike, and he
will be counted on more as the go-to player in clutch situations.
Much like Button, I believe Dickinson will be a
fringe first round pick.
He is an intriguing prospect who will be a quality
pick for any team in the NHL.
Tomorrow on the Prospect Preview, we will talk about
Halifax Mooseheads superstar Nathan MacKinnon.