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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Alexander DeBrincat

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators


  • Position: Right Wing
  • Date of birth: December 18, 1997
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 163 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Erie, OHL

Scouting Report

"DeBrincat will be one of the more intriguing prospects scouted this year. He has an obvious and unique skill set which combines well with his tenacity to score. While his size is not an asset, it's not affected him from being able to consistently generate offense for his team. Much like Brian and Stephen Gionta and Johnny Gaudreau, he has the potential to be one of those special players that finds his way to the NHL." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting


  • Signed with the Erie Otters as a free agent on April 29, 2014.
  • Led all rookies in goals, assists and points during his first season in the OHL.
  • Won the Emms Family Award, which is awarded to the OHL Rookie of the Year and was named the CHL Rookie of the Year in 2014-15.
  • Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2015-16 World Juniors.

Otters winger Alex DeBrincat making a name for himself in rookie season

"I've always had to constantly prove myself because of my size and while I may be small, I don't see myself as being small on the ice and I don't play small. I've got no problems with getting into scrums with guys who are almost a foot taller than myself and who might outweigh me by 100 pounds." - Alexander DeBrincat

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