Taylor Raddysh

by olafson1393 on February 22, 2017

Taylor Raddysh

Taylor Raddysh, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 203

Born: 1998-02-18

Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN

Drafted: 58th overall in the second round by Tampa in 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Raddysh continues to populate the scoresheet in the OHL through the latter half of the regular season. After helping to bring home the silver medal at the World Junior Championships, he was returned to Erie of the OHL. Had it not been for the World Junior Championship, Taylor would likely be right at the top of OHL scoring with teammate, Alex DeBrincat. Raddysh narrowly trails DeBrincat in points per game played and The Erie Otters lead the Western Conference on their way to challenging for the Memorial Cup.  Brayden Olafson

November 2016 - Taylor Raddysh has been on a tear since being re-assigned to the Erie Otters in late September. Leading the league in scoring for the majority of the season so far averaging 2.29pts/game, he has proved that it wasn’t all because of Dylan Strome (NOTE: Strome was just re-assigned to Erie and will likely return on a line with Raddysh). Raddysh was selected to participate in the Canada-Russia Series where he was arguably the best player on the ice. He is a smart player and has one of the best shots in the league. His quick release is a big compliment to his vision. Raddysh scored two goals and added an assist. The most glaring issue with Raddysh’s game continues to be his skating and this will need to be worked on if he wants to fast track to the NHL. Kathryn Jean
 
June 2016- Raddysh had a fantastic draft year with the Erie Otters this past season. His size is a plus for his style of play, as he is a goal scoring power forward. Not afraid to throw the body around and has a heavy shot. Speedy and gets into the corners to set up play in the offensive zone. Needs to improve his defensive zone coverage. Can become a very good player in a bottom six role, or a top six role. Great value at 58 in 2016. Max Marko
 

March 2016 – Raddysh is strong on the puck, protects it well and reads plays well. He is strong on his skates and difficult to knock off the puck but lacks acceleration, top speed or elite mobility. Raddysh plays a heavy game and is aggressive on the forecheck, delivers hard hits, is a force both in front of the goal and along the wall in board battles. Raddysh has made significant strides in his offensive game with a breakout season seeing his point totals jump from 27 in his rookie season to 73 in his draft year with the Erie Otters. Skating is average but adequate and will need to improve to succeed at the NHL level. Peter Harling

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Raddysh may not have top-six NHL upside, but he plays an all-around game with the size and strength to be effective in a power forward role with low risk.

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