The Puck Authority’s Prospect Profile: Antonio Stranges

Name: Antonio Stranges

Position: Centre/Left-winger

League: Ontario Hockey League

Team: London Knights

Shoots: Left

Age/DOB: 18-years-old, February 20, 2002

Birthplace: Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Height: 5’10

Weight: 170lbs

OHL Drafted: By London Knights (second round, 21st overall, OHL Priority Selection)

Potential Draft Round: Second round (35-60)

NHL potential: Top-nine (second or third line/possible PP1)

NHL Comparable: Johnny Gaudreau

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Pros: A truly dynamic skating phenom with offensive prowess, Antonio Stranges can definitely shoot the puck with authority. Bar none the greatest attribute in his arsenal is his skating ability, especially with the ten-to-two method. He’s very very smooth and even does it better when handling the puck. Antonio’s wrist shot is quick to boot plus his hockey IQ in the offensive zone is super high at times.

Cons: the biggest knock on Stranges is his 200-foot game. While his offensive game is well noticed, he can literally be invisible on the backcheck while seen similarly when contributing on defence. He’s definitely a project in this area and if he can figure out to be more aggressive on accountability in his own end of the ice, man oh man, this kid could be something special.

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