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2019 Draft Countdown 55-51: Henry Thrun, Marshall Warren, Dillon Hamaliuk, Robert Mastrosimone, and Michal Teply

Welcome to Canucks Army’s 2019 Draft Countdown. Over the next four weeks leading up to the draft, we’ll be rounding up scouting reports, quotes, and videos about our Top-100 prospects available. Here are aggregated profiles on 2019 Draft Countdown: Henry Thrun, Warren Marshall, Dillon Hamaliuk, Robert Mastrosimone, and Michal Teply.

No.55: Henry Thrun

Date of birth: March 12th, 2001

Nation: USA

Position: D

Shoots: L

Height: 6’2” / 188 cm

Weight: 190 lbs / 86 kg

Profile: An intelligent two-way defenseman, Thrun is a very poised player who won’t necessarily excite you with his playing style. It’s unclear if he has the skating and physicality to make it as an NHLer, but his puck-moving ability and calmness with the puck is exceptional.

His personality very much fits the realm of how he plays. It’s smooth. It’s under control. He’s a go-getter at the same time. He’s a leader, but he’s never in your face. I’d like him to get a little more abrasive. He’s a very smart player. His wherewithal to find his teammates and distribute, that part of his game is exceptional. But he could sure some things up in that grit department.” – NTDP U-18 coach John Wroblewski

Thrun doesn’t have the offensive flair that makes him stand out in the attacking zone, but he makes smart moves that advance the play. His steady play won’t get him noticed, but he’s still capable of a major offensive impact, albeit discreet. – Sam Happi, the Puck Authority

No.54: Marshall Warren

Date of birth: April 20th, 2001

Nation: USA

Position: D

Shoots: L

Height: 5’11” / 180 cm

Weight: 168 lbs / 76 kg

Profile: A forward until he was squirt major, Marshall brings an offensive style of play to the defense position. Set to head to Boston College next season, Warren possesses a solid set of tools that includes a great shot, high hockey IQ and strong 1-on-1 defensive play.

He scored his goals this season by being an option off the rush. Jumping up with his teammates to receive the puck as the trailing option, giving him an occasion to skate up to the top of the slot and wire a shot in. Warren’s shot is his best offensive weapon. He has a precise snapped release that he uses to beat goaltenders while they are masked by traffic. In the same way he finds occasions coming late behind his forwards as they enter the zone, Warren loves to jump from the blue line in the offensive zone as a weak-side option. Warren is also a good skater. He doesn’t blow past opponents, but he can rush the puck when he is given a chance.

The defenceman’s best defensive sequences are when he is competing for possession. He is strong for his size and resists pressure very well when one-on-one. Even against NCAA opponents, which the under-18 program faces a lot of during their season, Warren could displace players that are older and bigger than him to get to the puck and feed it to teammates. This will be promising for his game in a few years when he adds to his frame. – David St-Louis, Habs Eyes on the Prize

He’s got that [hockey IQ] in spades. He’s a low-maintenance citizen who’s always thinking. He’s contemplating, he’s studying, he’s considering. He’s a calculated kid who’s someone everyone on the team likes and everyone on the team respects.

[Warren] just closes on his opponent. So aggressive on his line rush against. He gets north. He plays on angles. I think Duncan Keith, in the prime of his career, he’s probably a little bit better of a power-play quarterback than [Warren] is, but there’s a lot of room to grow. Different guys take on different identities at different times. I don’t remember what Duncan was like at a young age on the power play, but this guy plays his 5-on-5 game a lot like Duncan Keith. – USNTDP coach John Wroblewski

No.53: Dillon Hamaliuk

Date of birth: October 30th, 2000

Nation: Canada

Position: LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6’3” / 190 cm

Weight: 201 lbs / 91 kg

Profile: A 6-foot-3 power forward, Hamaliuk plays a hard game and has the skill to go with it. A season-ending injury in the WHL could see him get drafted lower than expected.

He’s a big guy who plays a robust game. He was sort of a third-line type player last season but now playing a bigger role. – NHL Central Scouting

Big winger who has been hampered by injury caused by a kneeing infraction, probably concussion related. He projects as a power forward with pace who gets to the front, and finishes checks with physicality. Kills penalties. – Bill Placzek, Draft Site

I don’t think there’s that many power forwards in the draft so I just want to be that guy who is physical and brings a lot of pace to the game – finishes checks and takes stuff to the net. There’s not too many people that do that so that is what I try to do. – Dillon Hamaliuk 

No.52: Robert Mastrosimone

Date of birth: January 24th, 2001

Nation: USA

Position: C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5’10” / 178 cm

Weight: 170 lbs / 77 kg

Profile: A hard-working forward with elite playmaking ability and a lethal shot, Mastrosimone was one of the best wingers in the USHL last season. He’s a smaller guy, but his offensive instincts and compete level make him a promising prospect. 

Maestro” is a high energy wing that plays in all situation bringing it each and every shift, and leads by example. Has excellent vision and is sneaky in the attack zone, drawing opponents and then creating looks through teammates. Plays fast, shift and with high energy and some sandpaper each shift. Displays a really quick shot, and attacks the opponents to take back pucks in defensive end, and is relentless in the defensive end back checking, lifting the puck carrier’s stick to unearth the pick. An accomplish penalty killer who is 200 foot unselfish with the puck. A deceptive skater who can lull defenders and crank his acceleration into higher gear. A lightweight, but too much to like about him to not think he gets selected and might find a way into the bigs. May not be the most diligent in all zones, or very physical, but when it comes offense, he is the fuse that lights the powder keg. – Bill Placzek, Draft Site

A goal-scoring winger with one of the top shots among draft prospects. – Steve Kournianos, Sporting News

Mastrosimone has a lot of quickness in his game, from his skating to his shot release – Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News

No.51: Michal Teply

Date of birth: May 27th, 2001

Nation: Czech Republic

Position: RW/LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6’3” / 191 cm

Weight: 187 lbs / 85 kg

Profile: A 6-foot-3 forward with great vision, Teply excels at goal-scoring and creating offense. Despite potential top-six upside, Teply has plenty of flaws in his game, including lack of consistency and lack of speed and weak defensive play. If Teply can put it all together, he has the size and skill to make an impact at the NHL level. 

Big goal-scoring winger with top-six upside. Has a great shot and good vision. Needs to work on his consistency, defensive game and skating. – Dobber Prospects

Teplý could be described as poor man’s Patrik Laine – he’s a big goal-scoring winger with a right-handed shot, has a great selection of shots, has an amazing release, is capable of making plays, his skating looks a bit clumsy, he isn’t consistent from game to game, and his defensive game isn’t very good – but Teplý’s tools aren’t quite as high-end as Laine’s, so I’m not putting him in the same tier. But there are definitely similarities between the two, and those are hard to ignore. –  Jokke Nevalainen, Dobber Prospects

Big off-hand left winger with soft hands, great physical attributes and an improved skating gear and footwork. Handles passes and in the Five Nations U-17, had a hat trick against the Finns. Improving as an attacker as his legs and hands are coming together. He has good vision and now is playing at a confident tempo. His co-ordination has progressed and was surprisingly physical against the Russians and applied strong forechecking pressure throughout the match. Lets go with dangerous shots through heavy traffic. Just through open ice and his solid edging helps him cut out of traffic for a good look. He is still filling his frame in. – Bill Placzek, Draft Site

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