Colby Barlow, 8/6/2022

Hlinka Gretzy Cup

All Games

Right Wing

Plays a very well-rounded, pro-style game. Has all the tools that impress in terms of NHL projectability– above average to elite shot, skating, pace, compete, puck skills, strength, and positioning. Was a threat off the rush on numerous occasions. Has the hockey sense of a true goal scorer– he constantly floats around the offensive zone looking for holes in the opposing defense and adjusts to the puck carrier to open up passing lanes. All told, his offensive zone positioning is exceptional. Hands are quick and deceptive, allowing him to hide his intentions of either shooting or passing– he is able to adjust them to receive a loose puck or to get a quick shot on net. Very fluid, strong stride that he used to blow past multiple defenders. Elite top speed when he reaches it. Agility checks out as around average. Shot lookes almost NHL calibre, but I would have liked to seen it used more in this tournament. Was outstanding on the penalty kill throughout this tournament. I see him being very coveted by NHL scouts. Top OHL draft eligible forward at this point in time.