Height: 6’1″/ Weight: 181 lbs.
Physical Play Great
Offensive Play Average
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Great
1. Smooth Skating defenseman, with a good frame and great puck-rushing skills.
2. Whynot has great vision and is an excellent passer. He can create offense from the rush and knows when to pinch and sneak in from the point.
3. Cameron has exceptional positioning at both ends of the ice and doesn’t shy away from using his large frame to win puck battles.
Areas for improvement
- Needs to be more disciplined
- Is very raw offensively; needs much work if he is to be a top two-way defenseman in the NHL.
Cameron Whynot plays for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL; At the moment, he is a strong stay-at-home defenseman, and his offensive game is still a work in progress. Whynot is positionally sound in the defensive zone; he deploys tight gap control and consistently poke-check or body-check his opponents off the puck. Whynot positions himself close to his goaltender and provides excellent pressure around the crease and behind the net. He deploys a silky smooth stride and is very mobile. His edge-work and crossovers are good, and he will often look to utilize his speed in the defensive zone when he spots a loose puck. Whynot is still very raw and undeveloped in terms of his offensive skillset, but has all the tools to be an impact offensive player. Whynot is a workhorse defenseman; he was commonly playing every second shift, and he rarely ever came off the ice in special teams’ situations. Whynot is prone to giveaways and trying to do too much; however, he has that game-changing ability that allows him to take over the game. Whynot is not afraid to take the puck end to end, and it was rare that he wasn’t the best player on the ice. Cameron Whynot looks like a 2nd round pick at this point; if he improves offensively, he could be a late 1st round pick.
A Reliable defensive defenseman with high offensive upside and can log heavy minutes.
NHL Potential: Top 4 Shutdown Defenseman