Marco Rossi

Height / Weight
5' 9" / 182 lbs
September 23rd 2001 (21)
NHL 2020 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 8

Creative skating finesses centre from Austria with excellent balance and edging. A smart playmaker with excellent East-West lateral movement. Plays a high-paced game and is a lethal power play force due to his puck control. In 2018-19 his rookie season in the OHL, he showed he was a scorer with a 29 goal 65 point rookie season. Displays excellent vision, soft hands, strong recognition of where his teammates are and hits team with imaginative passes. More elusive than explosive, with soft hands and may very well be the smartest and most instinctive attacker in the draft class, even though he is no way physically imposing. He is an excellent saucer passer and closer from the faceoff circles in. Strong offensive instincts coupled with an abilitry to lead teammates with both sides of his blade. Not afraid to stick his nose in and get it dirty despite his smaller size. Also sets up at the half wall ala Patrick Kane. Strong neutral zone contributer who will lift sticks to take back pucks and jump up and intercept ensuing zone entrances. More shifty than explosive but moves so well East-West, he is as good a scorer as he is a set up man, and he doesn't neglect the defensive side when the siutation calls for him to make a play. He is a stocky centreman who will play in the middle as a pro.

--Bill Plazcek--

Player ranking
Year Rank
2020 7