2016 NHL Draft

LW/RW Boris Katchouk

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/17/2016 |  New York  |  [hupso]

Photo courtesy of OHL Images


Position: Left Wing/Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height/Weight: 6’1, 192 lbs
Born: June 18th, 1998 Waterloo, ON

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

122 115 83 70 51 50

Regular Season

Season Club GP G A PTS PPG Plus/Minus
2014-15 Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 12 0 0 2 0.17 E
2015-16 Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 63 24 27 51 0.81 +7


Season Club GP G A PTS PPG Plus/Minus
2015-16 Sault Ste Marie (OHL) 12 6 4 10 1.33 -4

Scouting Report

Katchouk has the reputation as being one of this draft’s hardest workers, and it doesn’t take long into a game to realize it. His instant energy from shift to shift can be both infectious and momentum-swinging, and it’s rare to see a prospect seemingly enjoy working hard all the time. But make no mistake — this kid is no grinder. Katchouk was tasked with top-six minutes in all situations, and delivered with 24 goals in 63 games and a spot on Team Canada’s U18 squad in April. He has very good speed and a quick wrist shot to tangle the twine upstairs, requiring little backswing to generate velocity. Katchouk has exceptional balance and will maintain control of the puck despite multiple shoves and swipes, using his quick feet and edges to evade danger and create enough room to identify an option or two.