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Cole
Sillinger

Sillinger’s puck skill in tight areas is elite and the creativity of his arsenal is quite impressive. What is unique and interesting about him that enables success is how well he sees the ice and how he plans his approach. In support he’s constantly above the puck, hunting for an opportunity. This bird’s eye view…

Date of Birth
May 16, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Regina, SK  
Shoots
Left
Weight
190 lbs
Draft Result
1/12 (CBJ)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 24/21 Sillinger Cole 22141 – Sioux Falls vs. Tri-City USHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Apr 10/21 Sillinger Cole 21926 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Austin Broad View Report
Apr 4/21 Sillinger Cole 21891 – Sioux City vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Josh Bell View Report
Mar 28/21 Sillinger Cole 21858 – Des Moines vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Mar 5/21 Sillinger Cole 21761 – Omaha vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Jan 17/21 Sillinger Cole 21578 – Sioux City vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jan 15/21 Sillinger Cole 21575 – Sioux City vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Nov 12/20 Sillinger Cole 21288 – Red Deer vs. Medicine Hat WHL by Justin Froese View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Medicine Hat Tigers whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Sioux Falls Stampede ushl 9 9 6 15 1.67 4 17
2019-2020 Medicine Hat Tigers whl 48 22 31 53 1.1 19 22
2018-2019 Medicine Hat Tigers whl 4 0 2 2 0.5 1 0
October 12, 2021
Trio of 2021s crack NHL Opening Day rosters
July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
2021 NHL Draft grades: Full results, analysis for every first-round pick
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 22, 2021
2021 NHL Draft ‘Best in Class’
July 22, 2021
Scout Survey: 2021 NHL Draft class
July 20, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – FINAL EDITION
July 8, 2021
Power tops FCHockey’s Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 7, 2021
Sillinger named USHL Rookie of the Year
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 31, 2021
Notebook: Sillinger, Cossa, Trudeau & More
May 9, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Neumeier edition
April 29, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Mailloux, Poltapov, Zellweger & More
April 25, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: 2021 World Under-18s roundtable
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 17, 2021
The Arsenal: Comparing Sillinger and Stankoven
April 6, 2021
Five to watch at the All-American Prospects Game
April 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Holmes Edition
April 1, 2021
Guenther, Clarke among eligibles named to Canada’s U18 entry
March 30, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Bedard, Cossa, Hughes & More
March 29, 2021
Notebook: Bar, Plandowski, Sillinger & More
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
March 18, 2021
Rosters set for 2021 All-American Game
March 17, 2021
Prospect Spotlight: Cole Sillinger
March 8, 2021
Notebook: Cossa, Rosen, Sillinger & More
March 3, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Guenther, Lucius, Rosen & more
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 3, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – January 2021
January 31, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Clarke, Wallstedt, Petrov & More
January 18, 2021
Notebook: Gaudreau, Pastujov, Sillinger & More
January 17, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Beniers, Wallstedt, Sillinger & More
December 30, 2020
Holmes’ 10 Takes: World Juniors, Beniers, Sillinger & More
December 29, 2020
FCHockey’s draft-eligible loan tracker – updated
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 16, 2020
Notebook: Edvinsson, McTavish, Sillinger & More

Sillinger’s puck skill in tight areas is elite and the creativity of his arsenal is quite impressive. What is unique and interesting about him that enables success is how well he sees the ice and how he plans his approach. In support he’s constantly above the puck, hunting for an opportunity. This bird’s eye view from Sillinger allows him to surf above pucks battles, survey opportunities from high to low and funnel down into space behind coverage, often undetected and ready to make a play on first touch with a quick catch and release play. His aggression to attack space and model rocket approach to building speed is a quick way for him to mask the shortcomings of his skating abilities and attack downhill by timing plays and attacking defenders with manipulative maneuvers in hopes of catching them rooted down and not able to stick with him. His support in the defensive zone is a noticeable feature of his game, he doesn’t simply offer passive support. He keeps mobile through support and makes himself a clear option for teammates before making a good exit, or outlet pass. He can receive passes behind his split stride so smoothly or touch a pass to a teammate. Sillinger’s attacks often in forward strides and in tight areas shows limited dexterity in gaining room off the inside shoulder of defenders to beat them clean although he shows the proper patience to wait for the cue to make his move. He can push pace when he is busting his butt to join the rush or back check but naturally his stance and form is lacking dynamism. He’s got poor ankle flexion and a choppy stride, using relatively few crosses in place of sluggish forward strides which limits explosiveness and deceptive elements linear crossovers would. His skating stride during a glide is a fairly wide but when he’s accelerating, he could widen his pushes more to reach a fuller extension. It doesn’t seem to hinder him too much on push races when he’s springing the d-zone though as he gets to a strong, powerful pace, but it will be something to work on. With the delay of the WHL season, Sillinger opted to head to the USHL, where an impressive season has boosted his draft stock over the year.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide