2017 NHL Draft

Shane Bowers

Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/22/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’2, 178 lbs
Born: July 30, 1999 | Halifax, NS
Nation: Canada

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
45 43 32 31 32 34

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM +/- GWG SH PPG SHG
2016-17 Waterloo (USHL) 60 22 29 51 20 14 5 162 4 1
2015-16 Waterloo (USHL) 56 15 18 33 16 6 2 110 1 0
Total 116 37 47 84 36 20 7 272 5 1


Scouting Report

Smart two-way center with speed who was a top QMJHL draft pick but chose the USHL to pursue a stint with Boston University. Bowers is a bit underrated since he processes the game at high level and has the quickness to impact play in all three zones. He’s a highly-intelligent 200-foot player who is responsible with the puck, but he plays with an air of dynamism to compliment his many puck skills. Bowers can create or finish plays on the rush, and is very crafty and creative. He makes difficult plays look easy, especially in traffic while acting strong on the puck to handle harassment as he’s controlling in tight spaces. Bowers looks to slip away into an open area with the hammer cocked, as he owns a lethal shot and can fire it with accuracy even if the puck is behind, in front of or in his skates. He’s deceptive on zone entries as he can use a speed burst for a cage rush, or slow it down and dump it off to a cutter or trailer