2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Kole Lind

KOLE LINDCanada

VANCOUVER • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 33

 

Previous Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 32

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 176 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Oct. 16, 1998 • Hometown: Shaunavon, Sask.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: S.C. Raiders (Ban. AAA); Saskatoon Contacts (Mid. AAA)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Kelowna (Round 4, No. 86 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 20, 2014 (Kelowna vs. Kamloops)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 2, 2015 (Kelowna at Edmonton)

IN THE NEWS:
Had Strong Showing at the Draft Combine
Posted Breakout Season During Draft Year
Also Played Baseball, But Focus Is Hockey

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's one of those guys you look at the scoresheet, and he had a little more of an impact on the game than you thought he did. When you think of a player who can move quickly and make plays at a high pace and tempo, that's him. He's not a heavy guy, but he does have skill." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good offensive player. Moves the puck well. Has great hands. Needs to improve strength to excel at the next level. Will need to improve defensive positioning and physicality to round out game." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He really has to get stronger. His physical maturity is a bit behind for a later birthday. It’s all about strength for him. He lacks explosiveness and quickness but has a good willingness and is smart." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Has shown some lack of offensive engagement in some viewings, going quiet in certain periods. This lack of engagement is not because of poor effort, but inability to create offense on certain shifts. He plays off emotion at times and can really turn it up to a new gear if he sees a reason to." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Gets involved in traffic and is not afraid to take some abuse parked in front of the net on the power play. Good play-making ability and moves the puck to the right spots at the right times" (Red Line Report)