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Ethan
Del Mastro

Del Mastro is a big, physical, solid stay-at-home defenseman. He’s a big body that any coach would want in their defensive core. His game in his own end is amongst the best in this draft class. He has some of the best awareness of any draft-eligible player along with an abundance of physicality not often…

Date of Birth
January 15, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Freelton, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
192 lbs
Draft Result
4/105 (CHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 2/21 Del Mastro Ethan 22043 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by FCHockey Staff View Report
Apr 29/21 Del Mastro Ethan 22020 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Report
Apr 5/21 Del Mastro Ethan 21894 – North Bay vs. Mississauga OHL by Mat Sheridan View Report
Jan 10/21 Del Mastro Ethan 21560 – Mississauga vs. Sudbury OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Mississauga Steelheads ohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Mississauga Steelheads ohl 57 0 7 7 0.12 -6 28
July 26, 2021
Broad Strokes: Top picks from each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
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 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
May 3, 2021
Notebook: World Under-18s edition V2
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 1, 2021
Guenther, Clarke among eligibles named to Canada’s U18 entry
March 2, 2021
Scout Series: Dylan Galloway on Brandt Clarke
January 11, 2021
Notebook: Arcuri, Clarke, Robidas & More

Del Mastro is a big, physical, solid stay-at-home defenseman. He’s a big body that any coach would want in their defensive core. His game in his own end is amongst the best in this draft class. He has some of the best awareness of any draft-eligible player along with an abundance of physicality not often seen in prospects at this age. He utilizes every inch of his 200-pound frame effectively when his team needs him to step up. Whether it’s laying the body, using his long reach to present himself as a threat on the forecheck, blocking shots, or being a menace to play against on the power play. He uses his massive reach to his advantage on the forecheck using his size and range for stick-checking to stop offensive chances from his opponents while also blocking shots whenever the opportunity presented itself. He has great gap control and is good at keeping his opponent to the outside to limit the angle on net. Down low in his own zone, he defends very well thanks to good positioning and good use of his size to tie up or box out his man in front. With the puck on his stick, Del Mastro is confident enough to rush up the ice and attacked open lanes with ease. He plays with poise even when he is being pressured by multiple opponents. He can still find a way to connect a pass, take a shot, or make a decision to move the play forward. This poise is also present in the defensive zone where he consistently was finding ways to get pucks out of his own end either by barreling through his opponents or by simply making a stretch pass down the ice.  He has a good eye for passing lanes, and more often than not, he connects when he dishes out the puck towards his teammates. His shooting has the most room for improvement as he does possess power but his accuracy does need to be improved, as does his shot timing and selection. His skating also does need a bit of work as he doesn’t have either high-end speed or smooth edge work. Whether it’s straight skating or a change in direction, Del Mastro skates with big heavy strides but he needs to work on his agility and further his movement capabilities on the ice.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide