LW Andrew Mangiapane - Barrie Colts, OHL (2015, 166th, CGY)
Mangiapane is a 5"10 18 year old "turning 19 on April 4th" who is absolutely crushing the OHL right now. With 73 points in 49 games he's 6th in points "about to be 7th with McDavid about to pass him" 10th in assists and 9th in goals. How good of a chance is there he gets drafted, if he does what round? "I'm guessing 5th to 7th round".
I saw him play a few games last season, unfortunately none this year. He makes really smart plays everytime he touches the puck. One of those guys you can pass to at anytime and he will know where to put it next. But he is small and I don't think his skating is strong enough to overcome his stature like some other small guys. But definitely worth a shot in the mid to late rounds. His production is impressive and he's a smart player so he could surprise.
One goal behind Dvorak in the OHL goal-scoring race with one game in hand. Wouldn't be surprised if Mange took the goal-scoring title.
He has lethal offensive instincts, produces offence away from Labanc (although they link up on the powerplay and are dynamite together), and gets ice time in all situations, including the PK. I think he's one of the leading SH goal scorers in the OHL.
He started the season a little slowly, but has been a total beast since his 8-game suspension and especially since the turn of the year.
Really nice player. Can't wait to see how he transitions to the pros.
"In the Eastern Conference, the Central Division champion Barrie Colts lead the way with eight players represented across 16 of the 20 different categories highlighted by Calgary Flames prospect Andrew Mangiapane who was named Most Underrated, Best Skater, and Best Shootout Shooter. "
Certainly impressive numbers, but does he have NHL skill/potential?
I watched the Barrie London game about a month ago on sportsnet. And he was the most dangerous player on the ice. He also was our best forward in Penticton last year and just seems to keep getting better. Definitely has some skill.