One of a handful of OHL players who took their game overseas due to the pandemic, Maggio showed some good progress forward from the season prior in Ontario. His puck protection is impressive, holding the puck in the pocket and, when challenged, he leans into his attacker, putting himself between his opponent and the puck.…
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One of a handful of OHL players who took their game overseas due to the pandemic, Maggio showed some good progress forward from the season prior in Ontario. His puck protection is impressive, holding the puck in the pocket and, when challenged, he leans into his attacker, putting himself between his opponent and the puck. He knows how to use his body to cut through opponents, cutting off their hands and creating opportunities from that. He shows some very good puckhandling, although he holds onto it a little too long sometimes along the boards, resulting in a loss of possession. His reading of the offensive zone is strong, finding the lanes to the net, driving the goal crease with the puck, and showing excellent awareness of where his teammates are, finding them with some deceptive passes. He has a quick release to his shot and stickhandles very well through traffic to hold possession. Has a decent slot presence, where he’s able to generate shots and, at different times, block the goalie’s view. He moves well, thanks to great dynamic posture, good speed, and constantly moving his feet when he’s on the ice. Can find a bit of speed on his edges. He puts pressure on the opponents a great deal in the offensive zone and in transition, but you’d like to see a little more engagement in his own end. He challenges the opposing carrier well, knowing how to angle his opponent where he can better control them. Moving forward, you’d like to see him be more active in his own end, bringing that competitiveness that he shows in the offensive zone to the defensive side of the puck. On top of this, his pass reception struggles at times, missing some easy passes that could have really spread out the play. He also gets out-muscled at times, so he will need to add muscle mass to ensure that he can hold his own physically against bigger opponents.