Perlini is a forward who oozes potential. His combination of size, strength, mobility and puck skills are rare for a player of his age, and it makes you wonder what exactly he will be become once he hits his ceiling. Generally speaking, how good can he get? Well, that is a question that we will soon find out.
Bell is a hard working forward who does what it takes to win. He is willing to play physically, block a shot or fight if it will help his team win. He has played bottom six minutes all year long for the Colts, and to this point has shown some limited offensive potential. He probably will be a good OHL level player, but has yet to show NHL level potential at this point.
Josh MacDonald / Left Wing / 5’9″ / 164 / Mar. 26th, 1994
MacDonad is a skilled forward who has flew under the radar a little this season. When the Colts had a healthy lineup, he saw limited ice and didn’t give you much reason to see an NHL upside. While I still have concerns about his long term potential, he has improved in the second half of the season, to the point that he has on the first line for the Colts in the playoffs. Has not proven to me that he is an NHL level player yet.
Jonathan Laser / Defenceman / 5’11″ / 190 / Aug. 17th, 1994
Laser missed a significant amount of time with a leg injury, which has hurt his development this year. He is a good stay at time defenceman who shows good positional play. He has room to grow with his mobility and puck skills, specifically his ability to make smart outlet passes from his own zone. Not expected to be a draft selection in June.
Alex Yuill, Alex Fotinos and Erik Bradford are the three prospects to watch as of right now. Fotinos is expected to take a much more active role with the Colts next year, and has the potential to be one of the first OHL goaltenders to be selected in the 2013 NHL Draft. Alex Yuill is an intelligent, offensive minded defenceman who shows good mobility and puck skills, but is not expected to be a top name for the NHL Draft. Erik Bradford has shown some good improvement over the coarse of the 2011-2012 season, and could be a name to watch.