2017 NHL Entry Draft

Cale Makar

CALE MAKARCanada

COLORADO • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 4

 

Previous Team: Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 4

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10¼ • Weight: 171 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Oct. 30, 1998 • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Calgary Jr. Flames (Alberta Bantam/Midget AAA)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Medicine Hat (Round 8, No. 162)
AJHL Debut: Feb. 16, 2015 (Brooks vs. Olds)
First AJHL Goal: Feb. 16, 2015 (Brooks vs. Olds)
NCAA Commitment: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a good kid, and I'd be shocked if he doesn't go top 10. He has a bit of a mean streak. He's 5-foot-10 but doesn't play that way." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Controls the play when he has the puck on his stick, and has the ability to carry the puck into the zone. Beautiful skater with huge explosiveness and great edge use." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "I don’t know if he can defend, but f*** is he good the other way. Everything with the puck is dynamic. He has exceptional all-around skating ability. I didn’t know if Erik Karlsson was going to be able to defend either. You hope he can eventually. He doesn’t play that rover game, he just moves the puck." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s done just about everything within his power to help himself in his draft year. He was dominant everywhere he had a chance to play this season with the exception of maybe trying to do a little too much in the CJHL Top prospects game." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Tremendous edge work -- appears to dance across the ice, always staying in motion. Freewheeling offensive dynamo always skates with his head up, looking to make one of his many imaginatvie passes." (Red Line Report)