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FifthLine 01-16-2013 07:35 PM

RW Ryan Hartman - Plymouth Whalers, OHL (2013, 30th overall, Chicago)
 
*Feel free to merge this thread if there already is a current thread going on, I couldn't find it*

Watching the prospect game, he's really impressed me. I hadn't heard of him up until tonight. Looking up his stats now I see he's sitting pretty at PPG. I was wondering where he projects to go in the draft, player comparisons, ceiling and anything else that could fit this thread.

DKQ 01-16-2013 07:43 PM

He's projected as going anywhere from 25 to 55 depending on the rankings. Comparable player for me would be Nathan Horton

Parise9Crosby87 01-16-2013 07:44 PM

his game is solid

Rabid Ranger 01-16-2013 07:47 PM

I think he'll get drafted in the 20s. Not the biggest guy, but has very good skill, throws his body around, and is a real pest. Kind of reminds me of Ryan Callahan.

Dr Quincy 01-16-2013 07:56 PM

20-30 reminds me of Darcy Tucker.... in a good way.

Xokkeu 01-16-2013 07:59 PM

I like Hartman. He has a great motor and works hard every shift without question. I'm not sure he projects as a major scoring threat at the next level but he could play a very good energy line role. He's a player you want on your team, but he probably won't carry your team.

puckfan13 01-16-2013 09:00 PM

Wow this kid looks good, first rounder for sure in my eyes. Huge compete level, looks like he would skate through a brick wall to get the puck and win.

arsmaster 01-16-2013 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn (Post 57703499)
He's projected as going anywhere from 25 to 55 depending on the rankings. Comparable player for me would be Nathan Horton

What???

He reminds me of a less spastic Steve Downie.

DKQ 01-16-2013 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsmaster (Post 57714999)
What???

He reminds me of a less spastic Steve Downie.

Horton played a very similar style in juniors, he's since mellowed out due to injuries

rt 01-16-2013 11:21 PM

I think he's going to go a lot higher than people expect. One of the suprise risers.

S E P H 01-16-2013 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn (Post 57715515)
Horton played a very similar style in juniors, he's since mellowed out due to injuries

I like the Horton comparison, but I also see a bit of Kesler in his game as well. Overall this kid has been very impressive, definitely agree with rt, he's going to be a riser and will surprise people when a team picks him much higher.

amjay13 01-16-2013 11:38 PM

He's going in the top 20 and that team will be very happy.

rt 01-23-2013 01:15 PM

So, he turns a lot of heads at the WJC, and returns to the OHL to put up 7g 11pts in his first 6gp back from the tournament. Yeah, he's going to rise quite a bit.

DuckJet 01-23-2013 01:41 PM

Count me in as a fan of his.

Sweech 01-23-2013 02:36 PM

If he keeps it up he's a first rounder for sure.

Also showed what his main use in the NHL may be in the Top Prospects game as a "space maker" for highly skilled players. Digs in on the forecheck, gets to the front of the net and has enough offensive skill to hang with the big guns and help generate chances.

I like the "less spastic Steve Downie comparison".

Josh Deitell 01-23-2013 02:58 PM

Offense aside, Hartman is the best penalty killing forward I've seen from this draft class. Hell, he's the best I've seen in junior all season. His positioning is outstanding. Very fluid and keeps his stick in lanes, threat to score on the PK.

PantherStriker 01-23-2013 03:43 PM

I've seen him described as a "3rd line talent/skill, 2nd line ambition at the NHL level". Look like a good two way forward.

Dr.Sens(e) 01-23-2013 03:50 PM

i think he will go top 20. His production can't be ignored, as he is out-producing highly regarded (and older) teammates like Noesen and Rackell. He is one of those older guys for this draft class (just missed being eligible last year), but he has produced every where. I think the Callahan comparison is a good one. Upside is a consistent 25-30 goal scoring leader with a physical two-way game. Those types of guys, when they are low risk like Hartman, tend to even creep into the top 15.

I'd be interested in hearing what Plymouth fans think of him versus Noesen and Rackell in terms of upside and overall game.

Fan.At 01-24-2013 02:15 AM

How does he compare to Regina's Morgan Klimchuk? Both seem to be smaller but fast and tenacious guys...

Exit Dose 01-24-2013 02:17 AM

Is he playing with Trocheck, now?

DKQ 01-24-2013 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fan.At (Post 58214825)
How does he compare to Regina's Morgan Klimchuk? Both seem to be smaller but fast and tenacious guys...

From what I've seen Klimchuk is faster and has a better shot, Hartman is nastier and a better PKer

puckfan13 01-24-2013 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fan.At (Post 58214825)
How does he compare to Regina's Morgan Klimchuk? Both seem to be smaller but fast and tenacious guys...

Hartman's a better prospect in my eyes, more nasty, more competitive. Callahan is a great comparison IMO. Absolutely love these kind of guys.

S E P H 01-24-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn (Post 58215059)
From what I've seen Klimchuk is faster and has a better shot, Hartman is nastier and a better PKer

Yup and Klimchuck has none of Hartman's physical game whatsoever, but Morgan is a more creative player with the puck.

fedfed 01-24-2013 10:19 AM

I hope Caps snatch him.

Mystlyfe 01-24-2013 01:10 PM

Definitely plays bigger than his size. If he can squeeze another inch or two out of his frame, it would really help his game in the NHL. Hockeydb has him listed at 5'10", which would make him undersized in the NHL for the type of game he likes to play.


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