2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #46 - Alex Nedeljkovic
Next we take a look at Plymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic
Current Team: Plymouth Whalers, OHL
Date of Birth: January 7, 1996
Place of Birth: Parma, Ohio
Weight: 183 lbs
Nedeljkovic has an interesting background, being from the Cleveland area and choosing to go directly to Canadian junior to develop. He's the go-to goaltender for the Plymouth Whalers, and though he isn't the biggest goaltender, he has good technique and has excellent puck handling.
He's currently the fourth-ranked North American goaltender by Central Scouting.
Nedeljkovic might not have the prototypical size NHL teams look for but the rest of the game is making them notice. He has a strong, fluid leg push utilizes a tight compact butterfly, the ability to read the play and proactively get into solid position making him hard to beat. - Elite Prospects
A Good Fit in Columbus?
The Ohio connection is obvious, making him a candidate to be a fan favorite as the local boy. As we've mentioned in the recent goaltender profiles though, the Jackets have a handful of promising goaltending prospects and may not be willing to spend a pick on a goaltender as high as a guy like Nedeljkovic should go.
Nedeljkovic in Action