Drysdale is the whole package of an offensive defender. His skating is fast and his edgework is clean, allowing him to skate up and down the ice with solid speed both forwards and backwards. Possesses elite skating ability with great balance on his edges and good agility in tight spaces. He has quick feet and…
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|Aug 3/20||Drysdale Jamie||21136 – Oshawa vs. Erie||OHL||by Joseph Aleong||View Report|
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Drysdale is the whole package of an offensive defender. His skating is fast and his edgework is clean, allowing him to skate up and down the ice with solid speed both forwards and backwards. Possesses elite skating ability with great balance on his edges and good agility in tight spaces. He has quick feet and accelerates very quickly, helping him escape forecheckers easily and transition the play out of his own end effectively. His edgework makes him near impossible to pin down and allows him to make a few quick steps before sending a nice pass to open ice. On the defensive side of the puck, he uses his tools to regain possession and keep opponents to the outside. While his size prevents him from being able to physically separate opponents from the puck, his speed and smarts more than make up for it and he displays good zone awareness, keeping forwards to the outside with an active stick and directing teammates to apply pressure on opponents. Could stand to get stronger to increase his effectiveness in net-front and board battles. Great offensive instincts, showing awareness when to jump into the rush and when to make a stretch outlet pass to set up a good scoring chance. His shot is solid, with a quick release and no hesitation to let it go when he has an open shooting lane, though he could beef up to increase his power on shots from the point. His overall game is aided by his elite IQ and vision.