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2014 NHL Draft Prospects Profiles: Brendan Perlini

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 6:34 AM CT / Features
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2014 NHL Draft Prospects Profiles: Brendan Perlini

Brendan Perlini



Birthplace: Guildford, England

Date of Birth/ Age: April 27, 1996 (18)

Current Team: Niagara Ice Dogs

Position: Left Wing

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205 pounds

Brendan Perlini may have taken an unconventional path to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft yet his experience playing in England, Canada and the United States is what he says got him to this point.

Perlini was born in Guildford, England where his father Fred Perlini was a long-time international hockey standout with the Guildford Flames of the British National League. Brendan followed in his father’s footsteps and began playing hockey at a young age at a rink in London, England.

While Perlini admits England didn’t have the biggest hockey market it still allowed him to develop an international hockey perspective, a perspective that has helped him grow into the player he is today.

Perlini moved to Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario when he was 9 years old and began playing minor hockey with the Soo Greyhounds Minor Bantam team. Perlini then played two more years of minor hockey in suburban Detroit with the Belle Tire Bantam AAA team before being drafted by the Barrie Colts in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

Perlini played 32 games with the Colts before being dealt to the Niagara Ice Dogs on Jan. 9, 2013. The following season Perlini went on to lead his new team in goals and was second on the team in total points (34g-27a-71pts).

Perlini also had success (4g-1a-5pts) at the international level helping Team Canada claim Bronze at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship.

Scouts agree that Perlini is an elite skater with great stick-handling and shooting abilities. Look for him to be drafted early in the first round.

Scout’s Comments:

“He plays an unselfish game moving the puck around and he gets his stick on pucks and arrives on time for chances. He's a good shooter and has a good touch finishing chances.” - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting


Statistics

 Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

    

Playoffs

GP

G

A

TP

PIM 

 2009-2010

Soo Greyhounds Minor Bantam AAA

NOMBHL

18

19

15

34

12

|

 

 

 

 

 

 2010-2011

Belle Tire Bantam Major AAA

T1EBHL

31

18

17

35

17

|

 

 

 

 

 

 2011-2012

Belle Tire U16

T1EHL U16

40

21

23

44

20

|

Playoffs

7

4

3

7

 2012-2013

Barrie Colts

OHL

32

1

1

2

4

|

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niagara IceDogs

OHL

27

7

3

10

4

|

Playoffs

5

1

2

3

 2013-2014

Niagara IceDogs

OHL

58

34

37

71

36

|

Playoffs

7

0

1

1

 

Canada U18

WJC-18

7

3

1

4

6

|

 

 

 

 

 

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com





Combine Results:
Brendan finished in the top ten in the following categories at the 2014 NHL Scouting Combine at Toronto International Centre on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Vertek Vert Jump                              

Pos.         Name                                Inches

1               SHANE GERSICH            35.5

2               LUC SNUGGERUD          33.0

3               CONNOR CHATHAM       32.5

4               BRETT LERNOUT            31.5

5               MILES GENDRON           31.5

6               STEVEN SPINNER          31.0

7               ALEXANDER PETERS    30.5

8               BRENDAN PERLINI         30.0

9               WARREN FOEGELE        29.5

10            JARED MCCANN              29.5

 

Leg Power Average

Pos.         Name                                 Watts

1               BRETT LERNOUT             2037

2               CONNOR CHATHAM        1974

3               NICHOLAS RITCHIE         1764

4               ALEXANDER PETERS      1754

5               BRENDAN PERLINI          1730

6               AARON EKBLAD               1723                                   

7               ALEX TUCH                       1695

8               RYAN MANTHA                 1692

9               JACOB MIDDLETON         1690

10            BLAKE SIEBENALER         1680

Via NHL.com


Where Brendan Perlini is ranked:

International Scouting Services has Brendan Perlini ranked as the ninth overall player.
http://www.isshockey.com/

NHL Central Scouting Services has Perlini ranked as the ninth-best North American skater. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=712854

Craig Button of TSN has Perlini ranked as the 11th-best overall player.
http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=49649

Future Considerations has Perlini ranked as the ninth-best overall player.
http://futureconsiderations.ca/

Corey Pronman of ESPN has Ritchie ranked as the 14th-best overall player.
http://espn.go.com/


Video:


Brendan Perlini 2013/14 OHL Season Highlights:

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
C. Wilson 64 6 18 -1 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33