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Huckins

Huckins is a big forward who can play center or wing and has some intriguing skill, but also some inconsistencies to work out with his game. While he can show flashes of good top-end speed and good puck control, he can also be a rollercoaster with his decision-making and overall competitiveness on and off the…

Date of Birth
May 14, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Fredericton, NB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
200 lbs
Draft Result
3/77 (CGY)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 2/21 Huckins Cole 21882 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Saint John QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jan 28/21 Huckins Cole 21639 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Halifax QMJHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Jan 19/21 Huckins Cole 21588 – Halifax vs. Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Nov 2/20 Huckins Cole 21209 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Moncton QMJHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Acadie-Bathurst Titan qmjhl 15 7 12 19 1.27 9 18
2019-2020 Acadie-Bathurst Titan qmjhl 64 13 25 38 0.59 -24 60
2017-2018 Stanstead College cahs 52 10 17 27 0.52
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
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July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 5, 2021
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February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 25, 2021
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December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
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November 28, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 under-the-radar QMJHL players to watch

Huckins is a big forward who can play center or wing and has some intriguing skill, but also some inconsistencies to work out with his game. While he can show flashes of good top-end speed and good puck control, he can also be a rollercoaster with his decision-making and overall competitiveness on and off the puck. He is at his best with the puck on his stick in the offensive zone, corralling it before looking for chances to shoot or make plays, though there are times when his puck-handling isn’t quite fluid enough. Recovers pucks with his size and reach and tries taking them to the net. He is especially dangerous when he has the extra time and space allocated with the man-advantage. His shot is powerful and quick. As a big player you would like to see him use his size more to his advantage, but instead, he often struggles to get and maintain possession, particularly in key situations around his opponent’s net. He gets angled off pucks and also physically pushed around a surprising amount. He stills seems to need to add some muscle to his frame to really drive the slot, but luckily there is room to do so. There is a bit of a hitch in his skating when going from gliding to his stride, which causes him to be a step behind his opponents, but in open ice he owns a much more clean and powerful full stride. Through transition he shows some bouts of good speed, but he plays in a very upright stance and has little to no flexion in his ankles. Defensive play is also an issue overall. He is too much of an observer of the play and is fairly disengaged far too often, simply allowing the play to happen around him, although his long reach can help him poke check and stick lift the puck away from attackers. There are flashes of commitment and work ethic, but they need to be more consistent.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide