Pano Fimis is a gifted playmaking center who loves to act as the primary facilitator when he’s on the ice. His mentality revolves around finding his teammates in scoring positions and setting them up with accurate passes right on their tape. He can find open passing lanes both off the rush and out of the…
|Feb 8/22||Fimis Pano||23399 – Ottawa vs. Niagara||OHL||by Joseph Aleong||View Report|
|Oct 8/21||Fimis Pano||22571 – Kitchener vs. Niagara||OHL||by Joseph Aleong||View Report|
|Oct 6/21||Fimis Pano||22555 – Niagara vs. Kitchener||OHL||by Olivia McArter||View Report|
|Sep 20/21||Fimis Pano||22484 – Niagara vs. Oshawa||OHL||by Mat Sheridan||View Report|
Pano Fimis is a gifted playmaking center who loves to act as the primary facilitator when he’s on the ice. His mentality revolves around finding his teammates in scoring positions and setting them up with accurate passes right on their tape. He can find open passing lanes both off the rush and out of the cycle, showing a strong understanding of how to identify the weak spots in the opponents defensive setup and exploit those weaknesses with his passing ability. He has a more mature 200-foot game than most of his peers, using his IQ to put himself in the right position to break up a passing attempt or get his body into an opponent’s shooting lane. Skating and strength are two areas he will want to improve on heading into next season, as there were times where Fimis struggled to keep up with the pace of play and was easily outmuscled by opposing players. As he gets older and develops more, these red flags should become less concerning, and if he continues to elevate his all-around game he could be a nice steal in the middle rounds of the draft should he slide. His team had a tumultuous year, shedding a lot of their veterans making it more difficult to insulate younger players like this prospect in their lineup. He battled through and really came into his own as the season progressed, which is an encouraging sign heading into the draft. He was a driving force for their offensive output in the back half of the season and really showed that he has the skillset to be a quality player. Pre-season, he was considered a potential first-round talent. Although he will go later in the draft there is a chance Fimis can live up to that past hype if his trajectory remains on the level it was at the end of 2022.