Garrett Pilon

by Pat Quinn on June 19, 2017

 

Garrett Pilon, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 174

Born: 1998-04-13

Hometown: Mineola, NY, USA

Drafted: 3rd round 2016 (87th overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2017 - Pilon's second season for the Kamloops Blazers was a successful one, as he upped his point total to 65 in 67 games beating the previous years total of 47 points in 71 games. He is being relied on more for scoring with Kamloops and should be counted on even more next season, his third in the league. Pilon needs to use his shot more as he tends to over pass on many plays, giving up prime scoring chances for a pass to another player. For Pilon to progress he will need to take on more of a selfish role and begin finishing the chances he creates. Pat Quinn

 

December 2016 - Pilon has taken a step forward this year with added responsibility for the Kamloops Blazers. He curretly has 32 points in 32 games, good for third overall on the team, beating his 0.66 points per game from the previous season where he was not counted on as much for scoring. The knock on him this season is that he does not shoot the puck enough, or have a strong enough shot at the moment, as out of his 32 points he has five goals. Pilon still runs the powerplay as he has high hockey IQ, but if he is not a threat to shoot then covering him in the AHL/NHL leagues will be much easier, making his road longer and tougher to the NHL. Pat Quinn

 

September 2016 – Pilon finished the 2015-2016 WHL season with 47 points in 71 games on a pretty deep Kamloops Blazers squad. He has not been sent back to the WHL as of yet but all indications point to him returning for this season and likely a couple more. Pilon needs to bulk up more as he has a smaller frame, and learn the two way responsibility that all professional centres have to join the show. He is a high IQ player who plays the point on the power play and knows what to do with the puck, whether that includes making a play in tight or firing off his great wrist shot. With a younger squad in Kamloops, Pilon needs to step up and lead on the score sheet as he is one to watch. Pat Quinn

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Pilon will need to produce this season (2016-2017) at a better point per game clip than the previous season to help fantasy owners figure out what they have.

 

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