2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jamie Drysdale

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The vanguard player on a rebuilding Erie Otters squad, Jamie Drysdale hasn’t let stardom go to his head – in fact, talent hawks love his humble, laid-back personality.

On the ice, however, there’s no hiding just how advanced the blueliner is for the OHL. “He’s seeing everything quicker than everyone else right now,” said one scout. “We use terms like ‘new-age defenseman’ in the NHL, and he might be the poster child one day, the way he processes the game. If he gets his stick on the puck in the defensive zone, there’s a 90-percent chance it’s getting out and up the ice. His zone exits are off the charts.”