Name: Logan Mailloux
League: OHL/J20 Region
Team: London Knights/SK Lejon J20
Age/DOB: 17-years-old, April 15th, 2003
Birthplace: Belle River, Ontario, Canada
Potential Draft Round: Late First/Early Second
Mailloux is one of the most interesting prospects eligible in 2021. He spent almost the entire 2019-20 season playing Junior B in the GOJHL, where he was arguably the league’s best defender. He was called up to the London Knights (who drafted him 33rd overall in 2019) for only four games and was given him very limited ice time.
As a result, Mailloux did not get enough of a chance to prove that he was ready for the Ontario Hockey League. He is a late bloomer, but after a dominant performance in the GOJHL, there is no doubt that Mailloux is ready to play major junior hockey. He did not get enough of a chance in London last year due to the hockey club’s overcrowded blue-line. With the delayed start to the OHL season, Mailloux has taken his talents to Sweden, where he is currently playing in the Swedish U20 Elite league.
One of the first things you notice about Logan Mailloux would be his size. At 6’3, 214 pounds and still growing, Mailloux is an absolute unit, who has the size that NHL teams always love. Mailloux plays a physical game and can stand his own against other big players.
One aspect of his game that is quite noticeable would be his confidence. Mailloux is not afraid to make tough moves and attempt complicated plays that others would not dare to try. Mailloux is an offensive-defensemen, who possesses a high hockey-IQ. He sees the ice very well and knows where to be to break up a play or create offensive chances.
In addition to his size, Mailloux’s skating will catch the eyes of NHL scouts. Big defenders with great skating abilities are highly coveted and that is exactly what you are getting in Mailloux.
One thing to take notice of is the fact that Mailloux was a late bloomer and most of his showings came from playing at the Junior B level. This season, watching Mailloux play at a higher level will be crucial. However, throughout his young hockey career, Mailloux has proven that he can learn quickly and is quick to adjust to the next level.
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