2016 NHL Draft

RHD Andrew Peeke

Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/18/2016 |  New York  |  

Photo courtesy of Dan Hickling

Profile

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height/Weight: 6’3, 205 lbs
Born: March 17th, 1997, Parkland, FL

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

DEC JAN FEB MAR APR JUN
97 66 60 58 46 39

Regular Season

Season Club GP G A PTS PPG Plus/Minus
2015-16 Green Bay (USHL) 56 4 26 30 0.54 +7

Playoffs

Season Club GP G A PTS PPG Plus/Minus
2015-16 Green Bay (USHL) 4 1 1 2 0.50 -4

Scouting Report

Labeling a defenseman as the “shut down” variety is not only cliche, but extremely subjective. Peeke, however, is in our view the draft’s best one-on-one defender, and it means something when you can impact a game’s complexion with this ability. He is big and mobile, using an active stick and mammoth wingspan to fix onrushing opponents into a failed decision. Peeke can also play the power play thanks to his wicked shot and ability to thread the needle. He coulod stand to increase the intensity from a physical standpoint, especially when he has the size and strength to do so. But he plays a clean, disciplined game and served as a fireman for most of Green Bay’s late-game lead holds. Add Peeke to the list of the growing number of Florida-born prospects with serious NHL upside.