“The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are one of the most forward-thinking and progressive hockey organizations on the planet. Under the leadership of young GM (and friend-of-the-blogosphere) Kyle Dubas, the Hounds have quickly vaulted to the top of the OHL standings, finishing this past year 4th in points in a brutal Western Conference.
Dubas and coach Sheldon Keefe place a great deal of value on analytics, and track Corsi, zone starts, and zone entry stats in order to gain a better understanding of what meaningful contributions their players make over the course of a full season.
There is no one better to give a detailed, analytic-focused breakdown of Canucks 1st round pick and Greyhounds centre Jared McCann than Kyle Dubas himself. After reaching out to Canucks Army to address some of our concerns with the selection of McCann, Dubas generously agreed to answer a few questions we had about McCann and help Canucks fans gain a better understanding of the 17-year old kid who will hopefully turn into the centrepiece of the Ryan Kesler trade. You’re going to like what you hear.”
Blake Speers – The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile
Blake Speers THW Close-Up:
Date of birth: ½/1997
Place of birth: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Ht: 5’11” Wt: 185 lbs
NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015
THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): not ranked
Blake Speers of the Sault Ste. Ma…