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Plandowski

Plandowski is a smooth skating, two-way defensemen who relies on his outstanding anticipation and incredible mobility to impact the game in all areas of the ice. He shows excellent instincts on breakouts to proactively jump ahead. He looks for paths to the net and relishes crashing into high-danger areas. He enjoys leaping to open ice.…

Date of Birth
May 18, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Halifax, NS  
Shoots
Right
Weight
190 lbs
Draft Result
5/155 (DET)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 12/21 Plandowski Oscar 22083 – Charlottetown vs. Halifax QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Mar 24/21 Plandowski Oscar 21838 – Cape Breton vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Feb 19/21 Plandowski Oscar 21728 – Charlottetown vs. Halifax QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 10/20 Plandowski Oscar 21273 – Charlottetown vs. Halifax QMJHL by Brandon Holmes View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Charlottetown Islanders qmjhl 19 1 8 9 0.47 7 8
2019-2020 Charlottetown Islanders qmjhl 60 0 12 12 0.2 -21 26
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 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
March 29, 2021
Notebook: Bar, Plandowski, Sillinger & More
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Plandowski is a smooth skating, two-way defensemen who relies on his outstanding anticipation and incredible mobility to impact the game in all areas of the ice. He shows excellent instincts on breakouts to proactively jump ahead. He looks for paths to the net and relishes crashing into high-danger areas. He enjoys leaping to open ice. His willingness and enthusiasm to create offence off the puck, by staying volatile and active in his positioning, is extremely intriguing. Plandowski doesn’t need to have possession to make an impact thought. His aggressive play can backfire at times though, as he can get caught behind the play when the opposition creates quick counterattacks. However, his risk-taking is often calculated and he’s quick to realize when he needs to draw back. On a similar note, Plandowski also cherishes making bold, forceful pinches on the cycle to neutralize zone exits and keep the attack alive. He showcases superb anticipation and confidence to step up quickly. He isn’t afraid to get deep in the offensive zone. He displays a similar mentality in neutral zone, as he challenges stretch passes by jumping into the lane, or attacking with quick pressure upon puck reception. Thanks to his fantastic mobility and footwork, Plandowski shows decent gap control defending outbreaks. He stays glued to his man and has the ability to stop on a dime to challenge an attacker curling back along the boards. He often confronts opponents with an active stick and is unfazed by dekes, but he can be surprised by speedy attackers bypassing on the outside. Although he tries to bother them with his frame and reach, he lacks the adequate strength to be effective. Plandowski has a few consistency issues when it comes to protecting rebounds and blocking defenders floating around the net. He responsibly challenges opponents crashing the net when he sees them coming, but can be beaten on back cuts while staying too focused on the puck. Plandowski loves to lead the breakout, where he can calmly start the transition with both his feet and outlets. That said, there are still a few occasions where he loses his poise under pressure, throwing rapid passes to the first option he sees with less accuracy. Plandowski can also get bumped off the puck by more physical forecheckers, which causes turnovers on occasion.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide