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Francesco
Pinelli

Pinelli is an incredibly and dynamic offensively gifted forward. An electric puck possessor, it’s nearly impossible to tell what Pinelli is going to do next when the puck is on his stick. Highly deceptive with his use of his edges, twisting and winding through traffic and finding open ice where there seemingly is none. Pinelli…

Date of Birth
April 11, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Hamilton, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
184 lbs
Draft Result
2/42 (LAK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 3/21 Pinelli Francesco 22055 – Canada vs. Belarus WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Report
Feb 25/21 Pinelli Francesco 21748 – Jesenice vs. Linz II AlpsHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Feb 23/21 Pinelli Francesco 21739 – Linz II vs. Jesenice AlpsHL by Josh Bell View Report
Feb 6/21 Pinelli Francesco 21680 – Jesenice vs. Triglav Slovenia by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 12/21 Pinelli Francesco 21566 – Sarnia vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 8/21 Pinelli Francesco 21547 – Kitchener vs. Guelph OHL by Mat Sheridan View Report
Oct 27/20 Pinelli Francesco 21174 – Kitchener vs. Flint OHL by Brandon Holmes View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Kitchener Rangers ohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Kitchener Rangers ohl 59 18 23 41 0.69 15 18
July 26, 2021
Broad Strokes: Top picks from each team at the 2021 Draft
July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL 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
10 storylines to watch at the 2021 NHL Draft
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
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 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 5, 2021
World U18s: 3 Stars of the Semifinals
April 30, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 5
April 29, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Mailloux, Poltapov, Zellweger & More
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
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 25, 2021
Scout Survey: Scouting in an uncertain year
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
March 4, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – February 2021
March 3, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Guenther, Lucius, Rosen & more
March 1, 2021
Notebook: Bourgault, Lucius, Pinelli & More
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 31, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Clarke, Wallstedt, Petrov & More
December 29, 2020
FCHockey’s draft-eligible loan tracker – updated
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Pinelli is an incredibly and dynamic offensively gifted forward. An electric puck possessor, it’s nearly impossible to tell what Pinelli is going to do next when the puck is on his stick. Highly deceptive with his use of his edges, twisting and winding through traffic and finding open ice where there seemingly is none. Pinelli also does a good job of keeping his head up and scanning his options while carrying the puck. He can make sharp passes through tight seems and is incredible at finding those passing and skating lanes. Pinelli’s edgework and overall skating abilities are fantastic. He’s dynamic and deceptive, and he showed an ability to be able to effectively utilize the 10 and 2 skating style to deceive opponents in different areas of the ice. He makes really tight turns and can change direction on a dime. He utilizes weight shifts to move quickly around defenders, bursting with some speed as he adjusts his pace on the fly. The fearlessness he shows is impressive. He constantly tries to push through traffic, sometimes it pays off, other times he puckhandles himself into a turnover. He has no problem bringing the puck into small-spaces, but getting out is a little hit and miss at times. He has a nose for open space in the offensive zone, using quick edges and light feet to quickly drive the net after sliding behind a defender. His hands move so quick with the puck, matching his feet, however he can get stuck with his head down when in a tight spot. He seems to always be looking for the lanes to the net, quite often finding them. He shows his commitment to the defensive side of the puck as well, often the first forward back and getting deep to help his defenders. He’ll also hang back when his defender has jumped up in the rush. There are cases where he needs to speed up his processing as he can hold onto the puck for a little longer when trying to evade an attacker. Pinelli often shows a willingness to support pucks low in the defensive zone, but can get caught skating with his stick in the air, limiting his ability to stop and disrupt plays and allowing easy passing lanes around him. Playing in Slovenia, Pinelli had a strong season playing in a professional men’s league.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide