Athanasiou

 

Andreas Athanasiou, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 174

Born: 1994-08-06

Hometown: Woodbridge, ON

Drafted: 2012 by Detroit Red Wings, 110th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014- Andreas Athanasiou took a big step forward in his development this season posting career highs across the board. This is the second year in a row he was able to dramatically improve his production and for his hard work this past season he finished as the fifth place scorer in the entire OHL. Athanasiou bested his previous career high in goals by 20, assists 8, points 28 and PIMS 22 and because of his play this year he has proven to be a steal for Detroit when they snagged him in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL entry draft. Travis Watson

 

February 2014 - For the week ending February 16th, Barrie Colts forward Andreas Athanasiou scored six goals and registered eight points (four games) earning him OHL Player of the Week honours for the second time in the 2013-14 season. Athanasiou set franchise records on February 13th versus the Niagara IceDogs for most goals scored (5) and points (7) in a game. Impressive outing. Athanasiou still remains a work in progress as he's prone to inconsistency virtually disappearing for a few games at a time. Brendan Ross

 

January 2014 - Athanasiou currently sits 11th overall in OHL league scoring and is coming off his second four goal outburst of the season after this past weekends tilt against Niagara on January 18th. He is leading the the Colts attack in almost every statistical category and has even been a force while shorthanded potting home three goals. Athanasiou is building off of last year's breakout season and is finally stringing together the consistent performances needed from a player of his talent level. His ability to play in every situation is definitely an asset and appears to be a player that will work his way on to an NHL roster in the future. Travis Watson


December 2013 - Andreas Athanasiou was named the OHL's Player of the Week (ending December 8th) aftering notching two goals and seven points in the Barrie Colts' two weekly games. Brendan Ross

 

November 2013 - The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of their 4th round selection from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Andreas Athanasiou, on November 17th. Playing for the Barrie Colts, Athanasiou has registered a team high 24 points through 21 games. Moving forward, Athanasiou will continue to be relied on for his scoring prowess and remains a true wildcard in fantasy circles. His offensive skill set is promising and as long as he continues to maintain a modest defensive game then he should continue to earn more looks. Brendan Ross

 

May 2013 - It wasn't all that long ago when Andreas Athanasiou was being viewed as a potential first round pick ahead of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Last season with the London Knights Athanasiou wasn't able to harness his skill set and bring it all together at once, so mix that in with the highly regarded additions of the two-way stud Austin Watson and offensive sniper Greg McKegg and it pushed Athanasiou down the depth chart of the extremely deep and talented Knights roster and right into the Red Wings lap with the 110th selection in the 4th round. This season though with an offseason trade to a strong Barrie Colts squad Athanasiou was given the opportunity to play in the top six and get the much needed ice time that he needed to showcase his tremendous speed and offensive capabilities. Red Wings brass have to be thrilled with the way he was able to bounce back this season amassing 29G-38A-67PTS and a plus-13 rating while skating in 66 games after only posting 22G-15A-37PTS in 63 games last season. What impressed me with Athanasiou's play this season was the willingness to distribute for the better of the team as he posted more assists then goals for the first time in his career and was able to up his assist total by 23 from last season. Travis Watson

 

May 2013 - Not only did Athanasiou have a much improved regular season but he was an absolute stud for the Barrie Colts thoughout their postseason run totaling 12G-13A-25PTS in 22 games including 6 goals against his former team London in the OHL Finals. Unfortunately his 9 points weren't enough as London battled back from down 3 games to 1 and score the game winning goal in game 7 with 0.1 second left on the clock and crush the Colts spirits and hopes of heading to the 2013 Memorial Cup in Saskatoon. Look for Andreas to be back lacing it up for the Colts again next season where he will look to build off his strong season and continue to show a consistent effort and improved play in all 3 zones of the ice. Travis Watson

 

April 2013 - After being traded to the Barrie Colts, Athanasiou has found a comfort zone playing alongside Mark Scheifele. Athanasiou set new career highs in goals (29), assists (38) and points (67) in 66 games for the Colts. The Ontario Hockey League named Athanasiou the OHL Player of the Week (ending April 8th) after he posted two goals and six points in three weekly playoff games leading the Colts to a 3-0 lead against the Oshawa Generals. Through seven post-season games, he sits with 13 poiints and has started to show the consistency and offensive threat his high skill level should deliver. Brendan Ross


May 2012 – Athanasiou is an extremely skilled forward playing for the London Knights of the OHL. Scouts love his incredibly speedy and dynamic skating to go along with his great puck handling. He has an accurate shot which has earned him powerplay time on a very talented London team. His speed is essential to today’s neutral zone game and also allows him to create turnovers and tire out opponents. It’s so important that he gets stronger since he isn’t very tall to begin with. Another thing scouts have worried about is his inconsistency. If he adds strength he has the potential of becoming a great top six offensive asset. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Huge upside because of undeniable skill. Needs to improve his consistency. Long wait time

 

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Big Ev said:

Big Ev
... not sure I understand this ranking at all. He should probably be in the C, C- range. Yeah he's skilled but he's your typical "tools, no toolbox player" that scouts don't love. He went 110th afterall.
July 16, 2012
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