Michael Amadio Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – North Bay Battalion

Photo credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Photo credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)

Michael Amadio
Age – 18
Position – Center
Height – 6′1″
Weight – 192
Draft Projection: Mid round pick
OHL Team: North Bay Battalion
2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 12 goals, 26 assists, 38 points, +15, 14PIMs, 64 games played
2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points, 22 games played
Stylistic NHL Comparable(s) – Mikko Koivu
Upside – 7/10

Strengths – Michael Amadio is one of the most defensively responsible players in this draft class. He’s a very smart player with a high hockey IQ, and he always understands where to be on the ice. His positioning defensively is excellent, and he’s always strong on the back check. He often takes on tough assignments and plays against opposing team’s best offensive players, and he does a good job of holding his own and shadowing them. With the puck, he keeps things simple and doesn’t force a play if it isn’t there. He’s very smart with the puck and goes through his progressions quickly. I think his vision and playmaking ability is very underrated, and that he does a good job of moving himself around the ice to create angles or lanes to get passes/shots through. His shot has some power to it and it’s fairly accurate, as well. He can cycle, protect the puck well along the boards, and he’s very strong on his skates. His skating ability is relatively good, as it doesn’t hinder his ability to play a strong 200-foot game. Amadio is an excellent penalty killer, and I think he has a little more offense to give than we’ve seen to this point.

Weaknesses – I think Amadio’s biggest weakness is simply that he doesn’t have high-end offensive upside. He can chip in offensively, but he’ll never be a big point producer or game breaker. His game is very well rounded overall. If he can add some explosiveness in his first three steps and continue to hone his skills elsewhere, he should be fine.

Career Projection – Amadio projects to be a third line center who can chip in here and there offensively, but is primarily used in defensive situations and as a penalty killer.

2014 Draft Eligible Prospect Profiles:

Centers

Sam Bennett – Kingston Frontenacs

Jared McCann – Soo Greyhounds

Robby Fabbri – Guelph Storm

Wingers

Michael Dal Colle – Oshawa Generals

Nick Ritchie – Peterborough Petes

Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting 

Brendan Perlini – Niagara IceDogs

Josh Ho-Sang – Windsor Spitfires 

Spencer Watson – Kingston Frontenacs

Eric Cornel – Peterborough Petes 

Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Val d’Or Foreurs

Brett Pollock – Edmonton Oil Kings

Mads Eller – Edmonton Oil Kings

Defensemen

Aaron Ekblad – Barrie Colts

Anthony DeAngelo – Sarnia Sting

Roland McKeown – Kingston Frontenacs

Dysin Mayo – Edmonton Oil Kings

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