FC Rank 290
All Rankings
Dylan
Gratton

His biggest strengths are his skating, stick placement and defensive awareness. His first three steps are very quick and efficient to generate acceleration and he displays strong edge work to make a sharp cut to beat an opponent with a quick change of direction. He understands where he needs to be to take away time…

Date of Birth
February 25, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Pottstown, PA  
Shoots
Left
Weight
185 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 21/21 Gratton Dylan 22118 – USA U17 vs. Youngstown USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Mar 7/21 Gratton Dylan 21769 – Youngstown vs. Green Bay USHL by Dylan Krill View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Penn State Univ. ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Youngstown Phantoms ushl 21 0 6 6 0.29 -3 8
2019-2020 Muskegon Lumberjacks ushl 46 1 8 9 0.2 -8 14
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His biggest strengths are his skating, stick placement and defensive awareness. His first three steps are very quick and efficient to generate acceleration and he displays strong edge work to make a sharp cut to beat an opponent with a quick change of direction. He understands where he needs to be to take away time and space from the puck carrier efficiently. He plays a defensively minded game, making simple and efficient plays, but is still able to generate some offense. One of the most noticeable and effective parts of his game is his use of his active stick and ability to block passing lanes and shots. He has the vision to connect on stretch-passes to breakout teammates and also has the mobility to join the rush by finding open space, creating more passing options. He also has an effective shot, but he will need to manage his selection to minimize his low-danger shots. He will need to work on his decision-making on when to be aggressive or conservative — losing positioning by pinching too early or not closing a gap quick enough, giving up odd-man rushes and allowing too much space for opponents to use. Consistently focusing on his assignment ahead of him and making sure he has his area covered to minimize scoring chances will benefit his overall game. He could show a bit more intensity and aggressiveness while battling for the puck.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide