Percy

 

 

Stuart Percy, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 193

Born: 1993-05-18

Hometown: Oakville, Ont

Drafted: 2011 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 25th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

Stuart Percy

November 2013 – On a nightly basis, Percy is the lowest responsibility blue liner on the Marlies as he is learning the pro game. His defensive skills are not quite up to standard with the level of the pro game, he has not proved to be a major liability either while playing beside a vets like John Liles, Korbinian Holzer and Kevin Marshall. His ‘first pass’ ability is a bit hampered by the speed and the much stronger system games utilized in the AHL, but he is showing a strong ability to get himself out of sticky situations while under pressure. The tools are evident, it is just a case of collecting them all and using them efficiently, a struggle for many young defensemen. He will likely frustrate owners for a couple seasons as it will take some time to move forward. He is yet to score this season, but he is getting opportunities with 22 shots in 17 games. Jason Banks

 

April 2013 - Stuart Percy is a smart puck-moving defenseman who also possesses strong leadership qualities. Known for making a great first pass, Percy is rarely caught out of position in his own zone due to his strong hockey IQ. He isn’t the fastest skater, or have the hardest shot, but he finds a way to get pucks to the net and sees the ice well. The 19 year-old spent his entire OHL career with the Mississauga franchise, posting 45 points in 68 games this past season as team captain. Certainly more was expected of him this year after producing at almost a point per game pace last year (in limited action due to injury), however the eighth-seeded Steelheads this season were not the same team that almost won the Memorial Cup two years ago. After losing in the first round of the OHL playoffs in six games for the second straight season last month, Percy was re-assigned to the Toronto Marlies (also for the second straight season), where he scored a goal in his first game. The next stop for him is a full-time gig with the Marlies where he will learn the ins and outs of the pro game. With Toronto building their blueline through recent drafts, he will face stiff competition in the next few years from the likes of youngsters Jesse Blacker, Morgan Rielly, and Matthew Finn. Nathan Kanter

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

 

Percy has good hockey instincts at both ends of the ice and has the potential to produce good point totals. However, he is not a natural powerplay quarterback and will also face stiff interior competition for ice time.

 

Footage: Percy's first professional goal.

 

 

 

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