Ethan Bear

by spencer97 on May 26, 2017

 Ethan Bear - Photo From Yahoo Sports

 

Ethan Bear, D

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 198

Born: 1997-06-26

Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN

Drafted: 2015 by Edmonton Oilers, 124th overall

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2017- Bear has had nearly a perfect season. The Oilers’ fifth-round pick in 2015 has taken massive strides in his game. Although he could work on his mobility, there isn’t much you would want to change in his game if you’re an Oilers fan. Bear finished the 2016-17 season with an astounding 28 goals and 70 points in 67 games. On May 3, Bear got named WHL defenseman of the year. The accolades didn’t stop there for Bear, though. On May 14, the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Regina Pats to win the WHL championship. Bear was excellent, picking up one goal and nine assists in the six-game series. Seattle will need Bear to keep up this play if they want to win the memorial cup. Spencer Pomoty

July 2015 – The season after being selected 124th by the Oilers, Bear came back to the Seattle Thunderbirds a lot more confident and physically fit. He became a top WHL defenseman and finished the year fifth in WHL defenseman scoring with 65 points (19G, 46A) in 69 games, good enough to be placed on the Western Conference first-all star team. In the playoffs, Ethan was a crucial part of the Seattle Thunderbirds and helped lead them to the WHL final (Ed Chynoweth Cup). Bear finished atop playoff scoring for all defenseman. On July 2, he signed his entry-level deal with the Oilers. Brayden Sully

June 2015 - Bear was drafted 30-50 slots later than expected by the Edmonton Oilers. It was a bit of a surprise, but his lack of outstanding traits or offensive ability probably was the reason for the drop. He is a better prospect than most people drafted in his slot, but still doesn't have a ton of fantsay upside. Austin Wallace

June 2015 – Bear has had a steady climb up the rankings this year thanks to his complete and steady game. Bear is a heady player who displays excellent poise with the puck. Bear is a versatile defender and is effective on both the penalty kill and powerplay. His game is very reminiscent of Johnny Oduya. He isn’t elite in any aspect however he has no glaring weaknesses either. He projects as a decent middle paring defenceman who can play in any situation. While he isn’t likely to put up big points at the NHL level he could be a decent secondary option. Donesh Mazloum

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

A solid two-way defender with a bomb from the point, lots of offensive potential and plays a real Duncan Keith-type game.A solid if unspectacular defender, Bear has modest offensive potential.

 

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Bear with a beauty one-timer:

 

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