Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 NHL Draft Profile: Adam Tambellini

With the 2013 NHL Entry Draft but a couple of days away, TOE continues its profile series featuring UND's committed recruits who could hear their names called during Sunday's draft. Next up is incoming freshman forward Adam Tambellini of Port Moody, BC, Canada.

Photo Credit: Damon James
Player Profiles:
Player Rankings:
What People Are Saying:
  • Future Considerations: "a big rangy forward with good hockey sense...likes to find his position and have the puck distributed to him...his reach is a major strength as he uses it to keep the puck away from defenders and to get pucks around goaltenders in tight...has good sense of where to get to both with and without the puck to generate pressure and a scoring his best when he plays with a sense of confidence and authority on the ice...given adequate time and a team with some patience in developing the young Tambellini, he could be a good project that turns into a gem down the road."
  • Hockey Prospect: "plays the game at a very quick pace, and is a very impressive skater for his very dangerous in the offensive zone because of his size, speed and skill...has good vision, a nice release and is able to do everything with the puck at a high pace...opponents had a very tough time containing him this season because not many players in the league can play the game at the same speed as him...can easily drive to the net and score around the net because teams did not have a defenseman who could match him with size and speed at once...can play in so many different areas on the power play because of his unique skill set...teams really had to create game plans around Tambellini to try to stop him on a consistent basis...the big knock on Tambellini’s game at this point is his lack of a physical game...could provide a more physical presence with his size."
  • Matt Erhart (Surrey Eagles head coach): "a pure sniper...big league shot and release...a power forward, he's still a little bit slight, but he's going to fill out and mature."
  • Trent Klatt (NY Islanders Player Development): "a big scorer in the BCHL...will take his talents to the University of North Dakota where he will continue to learn good habits and be placed in situations to succeed...has a very good skill set and the ability to find soft areas in the offensive zone to score."

Previous Draft Profiles:
Gage Ausmus
Luke Johnson
Tucker Poolman

*Special thanks to these scouting services who granted permission to use their scouting reports for this profile series:
Hockey Prospect
Future Considerations

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