2017 NHL Draft

Connor Timmins

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/21/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height / Weight: 6’2, 184 lbs
Born: September 18, 1998 | St. Catherines, ON
Nation: Canada

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
266 211 164 157 60 57

Regular Season

Season
Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SOG PTS/G
2016-17 Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 67 7 54 61 53 69 4 13 141 0.91
2015-16 Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 60 4 9 13 27 20 0 0 32 0.22
Total 127 11 63 74 80 89 4 13 173 0.58


Scouting Report

Poised two-way defenseman with very good puck skills and a little bit of flair to his game. Timmins plays with his head up and is a very good skater who can either maneuver his way out of jam or trap opponents with a long headman up the ice. He’s not a roadrunner who will blow past opponents, but he seems to have a handle on play development and orchestrating an attack beginning from his own goal line. The Soo had a bounce-back year, and Timmins was a big part of it — his 61 points tied the WHL’s Juuso Valimaki for the most points by a CHL first-year draft eligible defenseman. Timmins is a kid who improved significantly in all areas as the year progressed. He’s a classic power play point man thanks to a hard shot he keeps low and on net, but he uses his slap and pump fakes effectively, sliding pucks via no-look passes to an open weak side rather than telegraphing his intentions. He’s a solid three-zone defender who has decent closing and catch-up speed, but his stick and body positioning are both excellent.