Prospect Profile: Joe Manchurek
OHL Draft Ranking: 59th Overall
Selected: 4th Round, 79th Overall
2012 Club Team: Sun County Panthers
Manchurek is one of, if not the most competitive players in the 96 age group. He brings a high work ethic, and is always willing to do whatever it takes to win. His best asset is his strong, accurate shot that is effective from the slot. He has a very nice, quick release and does not need a lot of time or space to get it off. He displays strong vision with the puck in the offensive zone, and makes intelligent decisions with the puck. He seems to bring a lot of leadership to the ice, and is always telling players were to be on the ice, or encouraging them after a bad play. He has some room to grow with his vision of the ice at a higher speed. He also has some room to grow with both his first few steps as well as his lateral movement, as he has some heavy feet. He projects out as top 9 forward with good leadership qualities, but ill probably need a year in a lower level before he can be a full time OHL player.