Cale Makar

by Peter Harling on March 19, 2017

 

Cale Makar, Defence

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 179

Born: 1998-10-30

Hometown:  Calgary, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2017 Draft eligible

Observations:

March 2017 – One of this year’s biggest draft ranking riser is right shot defenceman Cale Makar who plays tier II Canadian junior hockey in the AJHL. Coming from nowhere to start the season his play quietly began to command notice and he generated a lot of buzz after the World Junior A tournament where as Captain he posted four goals and eight points in four games and was a standout. Makar is arguably the most offensive defenceman in his draft class and the fastest skater of the 2017 draft group as well. He is a dynamic offensive player with speed to burn and is very competitive.  Makar has great hockey sense and reads plays well making good decisions when to join a rush. He is and undersized player and needs to add strength and learn to be effective defensively and physically despite being undersized.  Makar has committed to play College hockey next year for UMass in the NCAA where he can work on his strength and play against older and stronger competition. Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Dynamic offensive defenceman with speed and skill.

 

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