2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Nicolas Hague

NIC HAGUECanada

VEGAS • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 34

 

Previous Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 25

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-5½ • Weight: 208 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Dec. 5, 1998 • Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Kitchener Jr. Rangers (Ontario Bantam AAA);
Kitchener Dutchmen (GOJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2014 by Mississauga (Round 2, No. 29 overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Mississauga vs. Ottawa)
First OHL Goal: Dec. 19, 2015 (Mississauga at Guelph)

IN THE NEWS:
A Lifelong Leafs Fan with Big NHL Dreams
One of Two Highly-Rated Steelheads Stars

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a big, tall kid with good hockey sense, and he can really bring it with that shot. He has good reach, too. I'm not worried about his skating. Big guys adjust to their bodies at different times, and his hockey sense speeds him up, if that makes sense. He's not a burner, but his brain gets him to where he needs to go." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Continues to be an intriguing prospect. Showing offensive flash with good puck-moving skills. Good shot from point that gets through traffic. Tools to be a middle-pairing defender at the NHL level with upside." (Brent Gallant, ISS Scout)

• "I’m not a real big fan. He’s a knock-kneed skater, a late birthday, but he moves the puck well. His size and ability to move and shoot the puck are what scouts like." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I hear guys rip on him, but he’s a very good player. You gotta give him credit for all the good things he does, and not just beat on him for the bad stuff." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has had terrific success at the offensive end this season, particularly as the triggerman on the PP, but we don't think he has the offensive instincts, vision, and passing skill to be a productive offensive player at the NHL level. And his defensive game is brutal: poor reads, no anticipation, lack of awareness." (Red Line Report)