Michael Dal Colle | LW Oshawa Generals | OHL
Height: 6’2” Weight: 171 Shoots: Left
Born: June 20, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013 Oshawa GP: 63 G: 15 A: 33 P: 48 +/-: 19 PIM: 18

Player Overview

Dal Colle is off to a great start in 2013-2014, leaving little
concern of any sophomore slump
(Photo Credit: Ontario Hockey League)
Last season, Dal Colle was a standout as a first year player in the OHL. Finishing fifth in the league in scoring among rookies in 2012-2013, the concerns of a sophomore slump were quickly quelled. Despite playing with top OHLer’s Boone Jenner and Ty Biggs in his rookie year, Dal Colle got off to an extremely hot start this season, with nine goals and fourteen assists in his first fifteen games.

Offensively, the winger has goal scoring ability, but is also becoming an adept playmaker. More so though, Dal Colle is known as a smart player, one who makes good decisions both with and without the puck. His coach, J.D Smith, says he reminds him of Milan Hedjuk, “greasy around the net, with great hands and vision.” For Dal Colle though, it is more than just an offensive game that he brings to the table. He also takes great pride in the defensive part of his game. Dal Colle plays a 200 foot game, getting in front of the net and playing strong along the boards. And like Reinhart, he draws some comparisons to Carolina Hurricanes Captain, Eric Staal. However, Dal Colle will admit, he like to watch the play of Pittsburgh Penguin, Evgeni Malkin.

He does however have the potential to add some size and strength to his 6-foot-2 frame, and with that, some strength and grit to his game. Already strong on the puck, it will add to his ability to play an effective two way game. Dal Colle’s speed is another concern though. Not the fastest player, he does make up for the lack of speed with a strong skating ability.

One thing that sets Dal Colle apart, according to Future Considerations OHL head scout, Jedd Jones, is his extremely high compete level to go along with his sheer determination. From a statistical perspective, the Oshawa star is currently just outside of the top ten in OHL scoring. If he can continue his strong performance, Dal Colle will surely push the limits of his draft status on June.