2014 NHL Draft Prospect #5: Michael Dal Colle
Up next is prospect Michael Dal Colle, former linemate of Boone Jenner with the Oshawa Generals.
Michael Dal Colle
Team: Oshawa Generals (OHL)
Date of Birth: June 20, 1996
Place of Birth: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height/Weight: 6'2" / 172 lbs
Ranked fifth among North American skaters, Dal Colle had a good pair of role models in Oshawa prior to this season, as he told Hockey's Future, "My two linemates last year were Tyler Biggs and Boone Jenner and they were both pretty high draft picks in the NHL," Dal Colle said. "I just tried to emulate them all year last year, not just on the ice but off - they carried themselves so well and they're just great people, too.
"I just tried to learn from them and I think they really helped me out for this year and were great role models."
Dal Colle's praised for his hockey sense and possesses good size for his age. He projects to fall in the lap of the New York Islanders, who after a disappointing 2013-14 season, would love to find a young winger for John Tavares to replace the departed Matt Moulson.
Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr, via NHL.com: "Nobody would be surprised if we said five years down the road that Dal Colle would be the best player," Marr said. "As far as consistency goes he might be the most consistent player among the top five. He's a power forward in the making."
MyNHLDraft.com: "Dal Colle is a bull who uses his natural talents well. He's got an imposing frame and already shows great balance and strength on his skates. He plays a two-way game, battles hard and displays quick hands for his size."
Good fit for the Blue Jackets?
Uhhhh, just watch the video below and count how many times you hear the name Boone Jenner.
Dal Colle Highlights