2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ben Mirageas

BEN MIRAGEASUSA

N.Y. ISLANDERS • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 77

 

Previous Team: Chicago Steel (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 89

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1¾ • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: May 8, 1999 • Hometown: Newburyport, Mass.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Avon Old Farms (Conn. HS); Bloomington (USHL)
QMJHL Draft: 2015 by Saint John (Round 9, No. 154 Overall)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Bloomington (Round 2, No. 30 Overall)
USHL Debut: March 10, 2016 (Bloomington vs. Youngstown)
First USHL Goal: TBD
NCAA Commitment: Providence College

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Was an instrumental part of Chicago’s run to the Clark Cup. Smart blueliner with a strong passing game and mature positioning in his own end. Improved a lot as the year went on." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Very good size and strength, and he's a very good skater. Turns and pivots well, and has a powerful stride. Puck skills are acceptable with good outlet passes and a very good shot. He's not creative with the puck, but can lug the puck out of the defensive zone and into the offensive zone." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Went from scoring ten points in 45 games for Bloomington to equalling that amount in the playoffs alone for the Clark Cup champions. ... A mobile, puck-moving defenceman with decent size and defensive game." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Mirageas has a great natural skating ability with the poise to go along with it. He is very good in transition and makes those soft, little passes that go unnoticed. Don’t think his defensive play and anticipation skills get enough attention. He has quick feet and moves the puck well on the power-play." (Russ Bitely, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Confident puck-handler makes decisive, quick outlets and moves the puck eficiently. Shot mechanics are below average -- needs to improve release, power, and accuracy. Sees the ice and has a solid feel for the game." (Red Line Report)