2021 NHL Draft Preview: Brennan Othmann
Terry Wilson/OHL ImagesBORN Jan. 5, 2003, Scarborough, Ont.2020-21 Olten POS LWHT 6-Zero WT 174 SHOOTS LINTERNATIONAL SCOUTING SERVICES No. 31On mortgage from the OHL, Othmann headed over to Switzerland to play in opposition to males within the nation’s second-best professional league. And the child didn’t thoughts his manners – he threw his physique round and fought opponents.“I like him loads, he’s child,” one scout mentioned. “He has the potential to play anyplace in your lineup. His ability and hockey sense are underrated, and when he performs with good gamers, he’s going to be fantastic. And he competes. When he was taking part in in opposition to males in Switzerland, he was an agitator, guys have been going after him. He’s a extremely grounded, devoted child. He’s going to make it. I’ve little doubt.”Different expertise hawks are nonetheless making an attempt to get a beat on Othmann’s upside, particularly after fellow OHLer Mason McTavish joined him in Switzerland. “He was truly higher earlier than McTavish received there, then McTavish took a few of his ice time,” one other scout mentioned. “Othmann is a scorer first, and he works onerous. He’s a troublesome one for me to wrap my head round on the subsequent degree. He has components that may enable him to contribute within the center six.”Othmann completed his season in North America, taking part in for Canada on the world under-18s.BEST CASE | Gabriel LandeskogThis excerpt is from The Hockey Information’ Draft Preview subject. Buy a digital copy of the problem right here or subscribe to The Hockey Information right here.