Brendan Perlini Draft Profile

Brendan Perlini Draft Profile

Brendan Perlini
Brendan Perlini

I’m not normally a fan of comparisons, but Brendan Perlini reminds me so much of Jeff Carter when I watched Carter in his draft year (2003). Same kind of body type and skill set, and the same kind of concerns about consistency and physical intensity. Brendan Perlini has three great things going for him: Size, skating, and one heck of a shot. Once he gets going down the wing, he’s incredibly difficult to stop and he has both a great slapper and a terrific wrist shot, which he needs little space to get off. He does a great job of getting himself in scoring position to use his shot and has gotten better at fighting through traffic to get open. All that said, the other components of his game are not consistent. For as strong as he is with the puck off the rush, he needs to drive the net with more consistency and really use his size to give defenses a hard time.

Playing with Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony DiFruscia (two terrific board players), he was often guilty of standing around watching the play far too much instead of getting his nose dirty in the corners. I will give him credit, though. His effort on the back check and overall defensive awareness really improved as the season went on. He’s now a capable penalty killer and does a good job of tying up opposing forwards in the slot. Even though he wasn’t scoring a ton in the playoffs, his effort defensively helped to keep Niagara in that series. Perlini was also solid at the U18s and certainly didn’t hurt his cause in the event.
- Brock Otten, OHL Prospects

Brendan Perlini Highlights

Brendan Perlini Stats

SeasonTeamLeagueGPGATPPIM+/- Postseas.GPGATPPIM+/-
2009 - 10Soo Greyhounds Minor Bantam AAANOMBHL1819153412|
2010 - 11Belle Tire Bantam Major AAAT1EBHL3118173517|
2011 - 12Belle Tire U16T1EHL U164021234420|Playoffs74374
2012-13Barrie ColtsOHL321124-6|
Niagara IceDogsOHL2773104-15|Playoffs512340
2013-14Niagara IceDogsOHL5834377136-2|Playoffs70116-2
Canada U18WJC-18731462|
105 comments
HeatherRickAkin
HeatherRickAkin

While the draft is always exciting , and the Leafs, one way or the other, will likely end up getting a kid with immense promise , it is still hit and miss, isnt it ?  The Perlini boy has good bloodlines , and that usually means something . If the Leafs make a good pick, the talk will be that everyone knew the kid would be good. If they miss,  the rats will be coming out of the woodwork saying things like ...such and such a team picked so and so , ten picks later .  Unless you are drafting a Nate MacKinnon, there is a chance to get a good one, or, a swing and a miss. Detroit has made some pretty astute (lucky) picks in the later rounds, and folks talk about the Red Wing scouting genius . Those same scouts , though, haven't done so well on the Wings first round picks (albeit those picks are generally around #25 ) .  It isn't a total crapshoot, folks, but luck is part of the equation .  

T K O
T K O

if we happen to retain Bolland 

I would really like to try Holland on the wing

Lupul- Kadri- Holland

Bruffins
Bruffins

JVR-Bozak-Kessel

Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin

Ashton-Holland-Clarkson

D'Amigo-McClement-Komarov


Gardiner-Phaneuf

Gunnarson-Rielly

Ranger-Granberg/Holzer


Leivo called up if injury to top 6

Carrick called up if injury to bottom 6

Percy/Finn if injury to Left D

Holzer/Granberg if injury to Right D


Championships

RandomScrub
RandomScrub

Wut? This lineup will work wonders. All it needs is two things. Trust in the youth and a system.

Bruffins
Bruffins

resign Kulemin, play him as the 2nd line RW on the Kadri line, have him as a backup plan for 3C if Holland isn't performing well with the chance. How does this sound? I thought Kuli played his best hockey of the season when he was a C

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Guess we keep Bolland. John Shannon is never right . Luongo anyone lol

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Jmessih

this is a bad thing right? Because the Leafs never get to big games haha

ingy56
ingy56

@Burtonboy Pffft...Stepan's out longer than that.Victim's probably done for the year and the perpetrator can play again this year Well done NHL. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Yer kidding me. Fuckin bullshit 

WendelGilmour
WendelGilmour

I'd prefer to split up JVR and Kessel, and keep Kulie away from Naz.

ingy56
ingy56

@Bruffins I'd have Ashton and Leo switch but I don't mind it. It's probably close to what we see, 

Sexyhairyman
Sexyhairyman

@Bruffins i love kuli, and think he is a hell of a workhorse and player. Sadly he falls, for me, on the list of other underrated leafers that might have better luck (for themselves and for the leafs) if they move on... these collapses have been brutal. in NO WAY kuli's fault, but if you have to make a change up.

RandomScrub
RandomScrub

@Bruffins You know I likes me a Kulemin. Him and Komarov would be great to have on the wings considering both of them can easily make the switch to centre.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@ingy56

she is slightly more attractive than the Habs' singer

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Burtonboy

wait! Still hope that another team offers more than us, just not Florida. Have faith BB

ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih Happy Friday Jm. Just the news that the guy who thinks Luongo is coming to Toronto thinks that Bolland's going to Florida...maybe for Luongo. 

loomx
loomx

@Belfour20/JB-45 Everybody hates the Leafs except Leafs fans........or is it especially Leafs fans?

Mcost61
Mcost61

We never made playoffs, the bandwagon fans all evaporated

Bruffins
Bruffins

@ingy56 @Bruffins

Yeah thats possible. I really liked what I saw when Ashton and Clarkson were together but Komarov could work there too

WendelGilmour
WendelGilmour

May as well totally screw Naz and put Kuli on his right. :)

ingy56
ingy56

@Bruffins @ingy56 The one that sings the US one or the fat lady? Pia looks a bit like the one that does the US one in MTL.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@loomx @Belfour20/JB-45

"When was the last time Kessel fought, honestly, we are paying the guy 8 MILLION DOLLARS, guy needs to grow a pair and drop the mitts" - Leafs fans

Bruffins
Bruffins

@ingy56 @Bruffins

understandable, Kuli is one of my favourites though so I'm pretty biased. I have no idea how this team is going to be upgraded so I was just ordering what we have

ingy56
ingy56

@Bruffins @ingy56 I'd like to see upgrades from Kulemin and of course the defence. I'm just ready to move on from Kuli. 

Sexyhairyman
Sexyhairyman

@Bruffins @Sexyhairyman oh i think he will be great. and i agree he was a beast at center. its not even about the money with him, i think he deserves north of 3 mil on another team.


ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih @ingy56 Carrick or Holland...prefer Holland right now. That lineup would do just fine and in a year you can move Bozak and slide everyone up to make room for Carrick.

ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih @ingy56 Yeah, it could definitely happen. Thanks for your service Dave, now try and sign Stastny.