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James
Hardie

Hardie is an above average skater; he has decent foot speed and balance on his edges but could stand to improve his top-end speed, particularly in open ice. His slight frame lacks the power to be explosive in his stride but does allow him to be agile and mobile in small ice. He also shows…

Date of Birth
January 18, 2002
Position
Left Wing
Height
5'11.0
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Barrie, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
176 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 12/21 Hardie James 22242 – FloHockey vs. LeBec PBHH by Olivia McArter View Report
Oct 6/20 Hardie James D3247 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Aug 3/20 Hardie James 21142 – Sudbury vs. Mississauga OHL by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jul 14/20 Hardie James 20545 – Sudbury vs. Mississauga OHL by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jul 14/20 Hardie James 20544 – Flint vs. Mississauga OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Hardie James 20543 – Mississauga vs. Windsor OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Hardie James 20542 – Sudbury vs. Mississauga OHL by Dylan Galloway View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Mississauga Steelheads OHL
2019-2020 Mississauga Steelheads ohl 59 34 29 63 1.07 9 16
2018-2019 Mississauga Steelheads ohl 62 15 7 22 0.35 -8 16
2017-2018 Newmarket Hurricanes ojhl 4 0 0 0 0 0
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Hardie is an above average skater; he has decent foot speed and balance on his edges but could stand to improve his top-end speed, particularly in open ice. His slight frame lacks the power to be explosive in his stride but does allow him to be agile and mobile in small ice. He also shows the ability to weave through traffic with control of the puck as his ability to read skating and passing lanes is also above average. He owns decent deceptive abilities with the puck and can shake off defenders but isn’t consistent with this quite yet. He always puts a ton of effort into each shift and is effective at driving the puck deep into the offensive zone. He uses his quick feet and decent puck skills to enter the offensive zone and maintain possession, though he is still raw in terms of his vision and playmaking ability. He showcases soft hands, including the confidence to make defenders miss with quick dekes and hang onto the puck long enough for a lane to open. His shot is probably his best offensive attribute, as he isn’t afraid to shoot from odd angles or off one-timers. He gets great power despite his slender frame and shows a knack for anticipating the play to find open space in the opposing end. When he gets enough ice to shoot, his accuracy is a step above average as well. He isn’t ever going to be mistaken for a playmaker, but he is a competent passer who improved his anticipation and play reading each game. His effort in the offensive zone is rarely questioned but his defensive effort is inconsistent at best and he needs to work on his compete level away from the puck. That being said, he does put in the effort to get back through the neutral zone with good hustle and support his teammates above the puck. He isn’t as effective along the boards and in physical play as he could, as he can get pushed around by bigger players, but he isn’t afraid to battle in the dirty areas or take a hit to make a play. Overall, he is an interesting player with high hockey IQ and intriguing yet raw offensive tools that could make a difference if he builds works on his 200-foot game.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide