Studnicka is coming off a 52 point sophomore season for the Gens, so we definitely know he'll be looking to be just as prolific next year for them.
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From Dominic Tiano:
I don’t believe Studnicka is an offense first player, which I see tagged to him plenty. He puts as much attention to detail on the defensive side as he does on the offense. He plays in all situations and takes key faceoffs for the Generals. He’s quietly become the Generals’ top face off man at 53%. It’s his extremely high compete level that makes him pay attention at both ends.
Studnicka has good size – although adding bulk will be key for him. He is an excellent skater who has an explosive first step and decent top end speed who can change direction with ease. He possesses very good vision with high quality playmaking skills with an ability to set up his teammates. His shot is underrated in my opinion. His release is deceptive and accurate and he puts every shot on goal with a purpose.
What has perhaps really boosted his status entering this year’s draft was his dynamite playoff performance for Oshawa this year. After producing 52 points in 64 regular season games, he went on to score 15 points in 11 postseason games, helping to propel Oshawa to a round 1 victory over Sudbury before exiting in the second round after being defeated by Mississauga. Those 15 points ranked highest on Oshawa in this year’s playoffs, and it was not even close. The next best General had only 10 points. Being able to play in pressure-packed situations is an important trait, and while his resume is short on those situations, what we can see are that he has played positively in those situations, at least this year.