John Piccinich

by Jason Banks on November 15, 2016

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John Piccinich, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Born: 1996-06-12

Hometown:  Paramus, NJ

Drafted: 4th round 2014 (103rd Overall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

 

November 2016 – Way back in the distant past, or so it feels with the Toronto organization, John JJ Piccinich was selected as a raw talent out of the USHL after taking a huge step as a minor junior and producing just under a point per game. After a rather ugly NCAA season, the organizations development management got together and talked Piccinich into leaving the US college system and play Major Junior in Ontario. He joined a very strong London Squad that featured nine projectable NHL prospects and was instantly a top-six forward amongst them. While the ceiling is not overly high, he looks to become a very serviceable, creative, power winger that can play up and down the lineup. His stats are rather inflated in junior and with an already failed attempt at playing against older more seasoned talent, it is questionable on how he will translate to pro, but he will have time to hopefully grow into the player he needs to become. One current maturity step has been recently taken, as Piccinch has recently been named captain of the Knights. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

True projections are difficult for this player as he has exceeded expectations amongst large talents, yet has not stood out himself. As a complementary player, he could thrive, but we do not know yet if that’s what he really is.

 

Footage:

 

Quality footage is yet to be found.

 

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