Place of BirthBeach Park, IL
There aren’t a ton of elite defenseman in this draft class, but after my second viewing of Strathmann there’s no question he’ll be one of the better options available. He’s someone that plays in every situation, skates well, and impacts the game on both sides of the puck. It was evident early on he’s not afraid to take shots from the point — shots that hit the net as well. He moved the puck well while making the simple but smart play more often than not. Strathmann showed off his elusiveness with the puck, being able to escape oncoming attackers with his quick feet and change of direction. He’s got a set of puck skills to help him out in that area as well as making him an effective quarterback on the man advantage.. His defending ability looked solid, there were no major breakdowns and when he looked like he got beat he was able to recover and get back with ease. There’s a lot to like with Strathmann’s game, and not a lot to criticize him about either. I think he has the potential to be a good second-pairing defenseman who can potentially play on both special teams units. I’d look to select him in the middle of the second round of the 2023 draft, and could see him going in that exact range come draft time.
Andrew Strathmann's Reports
|Feb 21/23||Andrew Strathmann||24558 – Youngstown vs. Muskegon||USHL||by Douglas Larson||View Summary|
|Aug 7/22||Andrew Strathmann||24036 – Team USA vs. Germany||HLINKA||by Douglas Larson||View Summary|