With the 39th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks selected forward Alex Debrincat.
Debrincat is listed at 5-7 and 165 pounds but he’s quick and has no problem finding the back of the net. He scored 51 goals in each of his two seasons with the Erie Otters of the OHL, totaling 205 points in 128 games.
“DeBrincat is a small player with a dynamic skill set and a pure sniper. He is undersized, but can be very nasty to play against and shies away from no one. He skates well and is very effective around the net. He is hard to contain for such a small player, and has great chemistry with anyone he plays with. A decade player in the OHL. (Tyler Parchem, EP 2016)”
Ranked #33 by Hockeyprospect.com
Ranked #26 by ISS Hockey
Ranked #25 by Future Considerations
Ranked #37 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #21 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
Ranked #33 by TSN/Bob McKenzie