Cole Sillinger

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 200 lbs
May 16th 2003 (17)
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 14

Best natural scoring centre in the WHL. With the Covid-19 shutdown his dual citizenship (as his dad, Mike had finished over a dozen season sin the NHL market, and his other is American.) Arguably has an elite release and a really nice shot, that explodes upon release.  Gets down ice and picks his way through the open areas, using his vision to see breakdowns and create possible fast brake situations. He is able to slow the play down, survey his options when his team has numbers and create a good looks.  Has a wide skating base and his spreads his frame to protect the puck with his shoulders. A dynamic skater who is quick and fast. Displays good vision, IQ and his quick release comes fast and strong. This also helps helps him in front and in contested areas to anchor. He plays like he is a smaller player whose now growing a lot larger body and it makes him a mid-sized impact player. Throws his weight around isn all three zones. You might not see his name at the top a draft lists, but he is  moose on his skates, strong on his pins, initiating contact, and drives though the opposition. Plays well without the puck too, but still is a work in progress defensively.  May project to wing in the pros. The best may yet to come.


--Bill Placzek--