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Yusaku
Ando

Agile and light on his feet, this small winger has soft quick hands and can get into tight spaces. While he has a short, soft stride, he needs to work on his lower body strength to make his skating more explosive. While he is able to use his edges to create space and time with…

Date of Birth
September 3, 2003
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'8"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Tomakomai, JPN  
Shoots
Right
Weight
139 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 11/21 Ando Yusaku 21564 – Chicago vs. Youngstown USHL by Ray Napientek View Report
Nov 16/20 Ando Yusaku 21322 – Youngstown vs. Green Bay USHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Youngstown Phantoms ushl 20 2 7 9 0.45 -4 4
2019-2020 Youngstown Phantoms ushl 40 8 17 25 0.63 -5 26
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
January 18, 2021
Notebook: Gaudreau, Pastujov, Sillinger & More

Agile and light on his feet, this small winger has soft quick hands and can get into tight spaces. While he has a short, soft stride, he needs to work on his lower body strength to make his skating more explosive. While he is able to use his edges to create space and time with a level of deceptiveness, he lacks power, and it results in choppy strides rather than a smooth flow.  He does show nice agility and can flip his hips in transition with ease, and that should improve even more as he bulks up.  He does a nice job with the puck on his stick, and he knows what he wants to do with the puck before he receives the pass. His head is always on a swivel, thinking about the next play. His hands match his quick feet, showing some excellent puck handling and an impressive shot that he gets off of his stick in a flash. He shows some good puck movement and an eye for finding the lanes to the net. However, when confronted physically, he does tend to be fairly easy to separate from the puck. His work in his own zone is above the dots and with his head in the offensive zone. his stick. His work in his defensive zone will be something to watch again. Added strength overall is an obvious need.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide