Manor LA Kings Select Liam Greentree No. 26 – What You Need to Know

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The Los Angeles Kings have selected Liam Greentree at No [pick number] overall in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. We originally featured him in an article here. Details to Follow.

KEY NUMBERS AND NOTES



Vitals
Date of Birth: January 1, 2006
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 198 lbs
Shoots: Left
Team: Windsor Spitfires
League: OHL
Position: Forward

Statistics for 2023-24 Season
OHL: 64 GP, 36 G, 54 A, 90 P, 33 PIM, Minus-14

Awards for 2023-24 Season
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Gold Medal
OHL Third All-Star Team
U18 WJC Gold Medal

SCOUTING REPORTS



From Future Considerations:

Greentree is a dynamic forward celebrated for his elite shooting capabilities and robust physical presence, marking him as a top prospect with significant top-six forward potential. His prowess on the ice is highlighted by an extraordinary ability to release powerful shots from various angles, making him a relentless scoring threat. Greentree’s offensive toolkit extends beyond his shot; he demonstrates superior puckhandling skills that enable him to navigate tight spaces effectively, creating scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammates. His understanding of game dynamics allows him to excel in transition, leveraging his speed and agility to drive the play forward and capitalize on high-danger scoring chances. Despite these offensive strengths, Greentree’s defensive game requires refinement, particularly in his own zone where his positioning and responsiveness sometimes fall short.

From Hockey Prospect:

Greentree is one of the most talented players in this class and can seemingly make any play in any given moment. As just some examples, we’ve watched him rush end-to-end, while bypassing multiple opponents using his handling before backhanding a shot far-side with less than two minutes remaining with his team down to tie a game. We’ve watched him stop up under pressure after receiving a bad pass in the neutral zone only to effortlessly pivot while simultaneously doing a crossbody drag, which he extended into a weakside backhand saucer pass through layered traffic to his teammate that landed directly on the tape. We’ve also seen him score explosive goals from distance after using advanced feints at the offensive line to get himself in position at the top of the circles. He’s one of only a handful of prospects that you could grade having exceptional handling, shooting and passing ability.

From Elite Prospects:

You’re going to hear him called a power forward in the weeks leading up to the draft, and there’s an element of truth to it, but we think of him as more of a power playmaker, specifically. Someone who invites pressure, buries the shoulder as it arrives, and then reaches around his opponents to connect with his linemates in open ice.

HIGHLIGHTS




We’ll update this article throughout the evening with additional information.

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