2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Conor Timmins

He started from the bottom now he’s here.

Conor Timmins

Position: D
Current Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Date of Birth: Sept. 18, 1999
Hometown: St. Catherines Ontario
Height: 6’1” (186 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (85 kg)
Shoots: Right

For years Conor Timmins flew under the radar. Upon further inspection by the scouts, Timmins jumped from 266th to being slated to go in the first round.

Timmins ability to see through traffic makes his shot and passing deadly. Especially since Timmins excels at tape-to-tape passing. He shoots low and tight making it easy for teammates to deflect shots into the back of the net. Timmins stickwork is another check in the positive column. He is able to strip the opponent of the puck while remaining undetected.

Whether it be along the boards or in the corners, Timmins is great in battles for the puck. He uses his body to both create plays and stop plays from forming.

The Jackets organization needs a good mix of stay at home defensemen and two-way defenders. Timmins might be a piece of the Jackets’ defender puzzle.

Career Stats

Conor Timmins Stats

2013-14Sthrn Tier Admirals Mn Mdgt AAASCTAMM384182239
2014-15Thorold BlackhawksGOJHL15281028
St. Catharines FalconsGOJHL1553812
2015-16Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHL6049132027
2016-17Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHL67754616953

Scouting Reports

Timmins plays in any situation for the Greyhounds. Despite being “only” 6’1” he plays with the physical intensity of someone more like 6’5”. He does not shy away from the physical battles in corners, along the boards or in front of his own goal. He can and does throw open ice hits. He’s even been seen taking a faceoff or two in his own zone a la Raymond Bourque. His plus-24 to date speaks volumes to his two-way game. - OHL Writers

Timmins is a solid two-way defender who can make an excellent first pass as well as rush the puck outside. He is a proven offensive catalyst and excellent defensive suppressor who can hold the blueline well. He shoots from all areas of the zone but is at his best when quarterbacking the puck. - Dobber Prospects

has high hockey sense, good vision, offensive instincts and is poised under pressure. - Mike Morreale - NHL


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