2017 NHL Entry Draft

Max Gildon




Previous Team: U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 68

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 188 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: May 17, 1999 • Hometown: Plano, Texas

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Dallas Stars (Texas Ban.); U.S. Under-17 (USHL)
USHL Debut: Sept. 26, 2015 (U.S. Under-17 Team at Chicago)
First USHL Goal: Nov. 11, 2016 (U.S. Under-18 Team vs. Madison)
First Team USA Goal: Nov. 5, 2015 (vs. Sweden)
NCAA Commitment: University of New Hampshire

A Big, Smart Master of Defensive Game
A Strong Hockey Bond with Grandfather

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Athletic New Hampshire commit can shoot the puck. Needs structure." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Very good puck-moving D-man. Hits forward in stride consistently and springs them with long stretch-passes. ... Very fluid skater. Looks for chances to get in rush. Long reach one-on-one. Would like to see him use his size and strength more. Did look inconsistent on some shifts and showed a tendency to make bad decisions when facing pressure." (Tim Zeches, ISS Scout)

• "Last look scouts got was positive, as he scored four goals in helping lead the U.S. to another Under-18 championship. The physical skills were never in question -– tall, mobile, good puck skills and shot. The concerns have been with the mental part of his game." (Recrutes.ca)

• "A lot of guys I talk to love this kid. I’m not really that high on him, though. I think he lacks a bit of hockey sense. He puts himself into a lot of bad situations and turns pucks over." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Surprisingly active at offensive end, and can score in a variety of ways: joining the rush as a well-timed late trailer, on big point shots, or sneaking down the slot to wire home a wrister through traffic. At his best when he's joining the rush and moving pucks up ice with authority." (Red Line Report)