Height: 6’1″/Weight: 181
Physical Play Good
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Excellent
Hockey Sense Excellent
1. Dynamic offensive Defensemen with Elite skating and passing ability.
2. Powerplay wizard; can control the power play as good as any defenseman from this draft.
3. Can jump up into the play at any time and has the skating ability to get back if pucks are turned over.
Areas for Improvement
- Needs to get stronger, fill in his frame.
- Still has tons of maturing to do.
Brandt Clarke is an extremely mobile puck-moving defenseman with high-end hockey IQ, and is also an excellent passer and playmaker with great vision and execution. Clarke boasts incredible offensive instincts and puck skills, which are complemented by his strong defensive play and skating ability. The right-hand shooting Ottawa native is a wizard on the power play, and is a quarterback from the back end that sees the ice very well, while moving the puck up ice to teammate. He has has excellent outlet passes and he creates a lot of chances at both ends of the rink with his great puck skills and ability to maneuver through traffic at a high level. Clarke has all the tools to be an elite offensive-defenseman in the NHL, which is why he should be a lock to be a top 3 pick in the 2021 NHL draft.
Dynamic offensive defenseman, who has all the physical tools to be the best defenseman from this draft.
Style Comparison: Drew Doughty
NHL Potential: Elite Offensive Defenseman
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