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Danton Heinen at fourteen

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  • Position: C
  • Height: 6’0"
  • Weight: 161
  • League last year: NCAA
  • Age this year: 20
  • Acquired: Drafted 116th overall in the 2014 NHL entry draft

Danton Heinen is light for a professional hockey player. This has left him with fewer opportunities than your average Hal-Gill-Sized player, but he's certainly made the most of it. Through the last few years of various junior leagues and through last year in the NCAA, he's been top-25 in scoring rate, and never dipped under a point per game. He won a championship in the PIJHL (I hadn't heard of it either).

Last year, the Denver Pioneers made the Frozen Four regionals. They blew BC out of the water, 5-2, but lost to eventual National Champions Providence 4-1 in their regional finals. Danton Heinen led that team in scoring as a freshman. If he can keep filling the net, one of the last Chiarelli draft picks in Boston could end up being a steal in the fourth round.

Here's a Vine of a goal Heinen scored:

Box Score:

Social Media Minute:


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The list so far, as voted by you:

  1. David Pastrnak (63%)
  2. Torey Krug (47%)
  3. Ryan Spooner (60%)
  4. Zach Trotman (40%)
  5. Brett Connolly (46%)
  6. Colin Miller (21%)
  7. Alexander Khokhlachev (27%)
  8. Jesse Gabrielle (29%)
  9. Zach Senyshyn (20%)
  10. Joe Morrow (17%)
  11. Zane McIntyre (25%)
  12. Malcolm Subban (37%)
  13. Seth Griffith (27%)

Who's the 13th best under-25 player?