#6 – CONOR TIMMINS, RD

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Conor Timmins Scouting Report:

Here is my scouting report on Sault-Ste-Marie Greyhounds defenseman Conor Timmins. When I first got the chance to see Timmins play, I was left in a state of déjà-vu and scratching my head. I was puzzled because I don’t get how a d-man who skates, handles and distributes the puck the way Conor Timmins does, is only ranked as a late 1st round pick by the majority of the concensus?

It’s deja-vu because “I’ve seen this movie before” back in 2010 with Justin Faulk. In the exact same manner that I couldn’t grasp why most had Faulk only ranked only as a 2nd round pick or worse [I ranked Justin Faulk 20th overall in 2010] I see the same thing going on here with Conor Timmins. Great skater, good anticipation, good size, righthanded shot, good stick, takes the body, plays a lot of minutes.

To me, this guy flags as a potential top pairing d-man. My comparable for him is that very same Justin Faulk as that’s who he reminds me of most in the way that he plays. With the draft, there is always a ton of uncertainty but not for me and not with this guy. Expect this kid to be a player.

Projection:

  • COMPARABLE :
    • Justin Faulk
  • UPSIDE :
    • Top Pairing Two-Way D-Man
  • FLOOR :
    • #4 Two-Way D-Man

Other Rankings:

  • TSN – #28
  • Central Scouting – #18 NAS
  • ISS – #28
  • Future Considerations – #44
  • McKeens – #23
  • THN – #38
  • Craig Button – #30
  • Hockey Prospect – #62

REFERENCE via HF BOARDS

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