Height: 6’2″/ Weight: 196 lbs.
Physical Play Average
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Great
1. Ceulemans has great skating control, which allow him to shift from one edge to the other effortlessly as he gains the attack zone.
2. His vision is elite and an excellent passer and an effective powerplay quarterback.
3. confident and poised puck carrier; knows when to join the rush and has smooth hands for a defenseman
Areas for improvement
- Needs to be more physical, when trying to box out forwards in front of the net or when battling along the boards
- Backward Skating, Gap Control
Despite being drafted by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL bantam draft, he chose to go the NCAA route (like Makar) and start playing for the University of Wisconsin in the 2022-23 season. Ceulemans was a point-per-game player at the most recent World U-17 Hockey Challenge for Canada Black and was the youngest defenseman on a deep Brooks Bandits team during the 2019-20 season. He was second on the team in scoring among defensemen. Like Makar, Ceulemans is a dynamic offensive defenseman that is an elusive yet assertive puck mover. Corson is a confident and poised puck carrier and knows when to join the rush. He has smooth hands for a defenseman and can deke out players on the rush through the neutral zone. His vision is elite, an excellent passer, and an effective powerplay quarterback. His wrist shot has a deceptively quick release that can fool goalies or defending players. Ceulemans has taken steps forward in improving his play in the defensive zone, but he has to pay more attention to details if he wants to be a top-pair defenseman. The Alberta born defenseman possesses great agility and powerful skating stride, which makes him a dangerous offensive threat from just about anywhere on the ice, but especially off the rush. Though his forward skating is elite, Ceulemans needs to improve on his backward skating to continue his growth in the defensive end so he can keep up with much faster opponents at the next level. Ceulemans has enormous upside as an NHL defenseman because of his physical toolkit; his poise and calmness are rare for defensemen at his age. Corson Ceulemans could be a top 20 pick in the 2021 draft.
A dynamic offensive defenseman, who is an explosive Skating, an excellent passer and has a terrific shot
Style Comparison: Cale Makar
NHL Potential: Elite Offensive defenseman
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