Haydn Fleury - Photo Courtesy of whl.ca

 

Haydn Fleury, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 198

Born: 1995-07-08

Hometown: Regina, SK

Drafted: 2014 by Carolina Hurricanes, 7th overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2015 – Much was expected of Fleury when the Hurricanes selected him as the second defenseman overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. There were some bumps in the road, but the all-around blueliner improved this season in Red Deer. Although he will never be a fantasy force in terms of putting up points, Fleury is being groomed to be a first pairing defenseman in the NHL. With that comes a ton of ice time and the ability to contribute in other areas for multi-category leagues. His stat line this season included a drop to 28 points in 63 games, but there was a bright spot when he scored in his first and only AHL game in Charlotte after the Rebels were eliminated from the WHL playoffs. This season, the goal will be to dominate in Red Deer while continuing to develop the skills necessary to become a top defenseman in the NHL. He should play a prominent role on Canada’s World Junior Championship team in 2015-16. Kevin LeBlanc

 

 

October 2014- After a positive training camp Carolina has determined Haydn Fleury could use some more time in juniors. As cuts were made Fleury has been returned to the Red Deer Rebels. Look for Fleury to make almost an immediate impact next season as he has the size and game to play in the NHL. - Andrew Ward

 

June 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes selected Haydn Fleury 7th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

 

January 2014 – Red Deer Rebels defenseman Haydn Fleury is trending upwards heading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. In a draft class thin at the top for defensemen, Fleury will be highly coveted due to his ability to serve as an effective shutdown defenseman. Fleury is a big mobile physical defenseman who is extremely intelligent reading the play accurately. He won’t blow anyone away with his offensive package but his ability to move up and down the ice and lead the rush with crisp breakout passes cannot be understated. Fleury was ranked 6th by TSN's Bob McKenzie in his 2014 NHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings. Brendan Ross

 

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

His offensive package is solid yet unspectacular but he could see improvements in this area down his development road.

 

 

 

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Haydn Fleury 2012-13 WHL Highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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