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Alex
Cotton

As an offensive-minded defenseman, he is constantly involved in offensive zone plays. His forward stride has power and he can cover a lot of ground after gaining momentum. However, his lateral mobility and crosses lack refinement and he tends to be sluggish when transitioning.  His below average skating needs work as it tends to leave…

Date of Birth
May 12, 2001
Position
Defense
Height
6'1.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Langley, BC  
Shoots
Right
Weight
175 lbs
Draft Result
5/132 (DET)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Cotton Alex D3162 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20386 – Lethbridge vs. Brandon WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20385 – Lethbridge vs. Kelowna WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20384 – Lethbridge vs. Swift Current WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20383 – Seattle vs. Lethbridge WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20382 – Lethbridge vs. Calgary WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jun 23/20 Cotton Alex 20381 – Brandon vs. Calgary WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Lethbridge Hurricanes whl 8 4 2 6 0.75 -9 6
2021-2022 Vancouver Giants whl 46 11 21 32 0.7 -15 60
2020-2021 Canmore Eagles ajhl 2 1 2 3 1.5 2
2020-2021 Lethbridge Hurricanes whl 24 7 19 26 1.08 -13 20
2019-2020 Lethbridge Hurricanes whl 63 20 47 67 1.06 15 34
2018-2019 Lethbridge Hurricanes whl 54 2 9 11 0.2 14 40
2017-2018 Lethbridge Hurricanes whl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
August 18, 2020
Overagers: Cotton worth eyeing out West
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft

As an offensive-minded defenseman, he is constantly involved in offensive zone plays. His forward stride has power and he can cover a lot of ground after gaining momentum. However, his lateral mobility and crosses lack refinement and he tends to be sluggish when transitioning.  His below average skating needs work as it tends to leave him vulnerable to opponents, especially since he doesn’t use his size to his advantage. He looks unbalanced on his skates at times. His defensive play needs work and he struggles to read the play quick and doesn’t engage in the physical play in his own end, often losing puck battles. While he shows good vision and isn’t afraid to jump into the rush, he needs to put more effort into creating plays on the ice with his physical play. His shot is an offensive threat but the rest of his offensive game needs work. He has high offensive sense for a defenseman and reads the play well when passing to his teammates. He is a very dangerous player at the offensive blueline because of how accurately and how heavily he can move the puck, whether it’s by a pass or a shot. He puts a lot of strength and force down on his stick and can easily put pucks where he wants them to go. Overall, he needs to learn to use his big frame to his advantage. Trusted for offensive zones starts but rarely used for penalty killing.  Could be a long-term project.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide