He was the 16th-ranked North American goaltender by NHL Central Scouting, but was otherwise not much of a threat as an 18-year-old backup and went unselected. When he faced at least 35 shots in a game this season, Daws’ record stood at 9-1-4 – that’s a sign of a big-game goaltender that performs at a high level when the pressure is on. Photo by Steven Ellis/The Hockey News. Required fields are marked *. This led to him losing the starting job to Joel Hofer. Jokke Nevalainen April 2020 - In his final year of major junior competition, Nico … Spoiler alert: yes, and in spectacular fashion. report from EP draft guide. He came back with something to prove in 2019-20. Frederik Andersen, G, Toronto Maple Leafs. “I hated it because it was only skating, and it wasn’t hockey,” Daws explained. To offer a bit of perspective, Daws had 34 starts in his first two seasons with unspectacular numbers. Daws game is reminiscent of Connor Hellebuyck but this is not a talent comparison, merely one based on style. Some have criticized the way that Daws played in the World Juniors, giving up four goals and getting pulled against the Russians in the round-robin. But that’s also one of the most intriguing things about him: like any other prospect that shows tremendous improvement in their draft year, how much farther can they go? He put up a 10-5-2 record with a 3.25 goals-against-average and .893 save percentage. I asked a scout last summer about Guelph’s goaltending situation with veteran Anthony Popovich on his way out. Für das Turnier in Ally Pally hat sich der Deutsche viel vorgenommen. He gets down in the butterfly quickly and is very difficult to beat along the ice. in a year just to get ready for it. native has good leg strength that allows him to push from crease to crease and back and forth with ease. Daws is extremely athletic. #WJC2020 #WorldJuniors2020 pic.twitter.com/eeqQmQk4hm. That’s something that does translate well to the NHL, so that’s a nice touch. But Daws has proven he can fight back from adversity (he turned a three-game personal losing streak post-WJC into a 9-1-3 run – one of the best of his career) and his raw ability is something teams spent the year focusing on. Born December 22nd, 2000 — Munich, Germany He began playing during the 2017 season and last took the ice during the 2019 campaign. He makes the most of that size by playing at the top of the crease, or even further, and challenging shooters. He has a very good glove hand that takes away the top of the net. German-born and Canadian-raised, Daws is a 6-foot-4, 188-pounder who was ranked by Central Scouting as the No. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Daws went 23-8-6 with a 2.48 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage. In fact, the now rookie Guelph Storm goaltender began with a strong dislike for skating lessons when he was just two years old. Daws also played half a game for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Super Series. Yegor Sharangovich To Have Major Impact For New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Devils and Jesper Bratt Agree To New Contract. He re-enters the draft. In 2017-18, Daws played 14 games with a 1-7-1 record, a 4.06 goals-against-average and .880 save percentage. Daws was born in Munich, Germany but came to Canada at a young age, playing his minor hockey in Burlington, Ontario. Daws is the top-ranked goaltender in North America and considered by many to be the best option after Yaroslav Askarov. He also has the ability to get across the crease quickly if there is a cross-ice pass. Your email address will not be published. But was he good enough for a significant period of time to entice a scout to select him in the second round? Wolf went on to win the CHL’s goaltender of the year award this season and is expected to be the future of the Calgary Flames, but many teams seemed wary of his smaller 6-foot-0 frame. Maybe Marty had a hand in this one. As a player, he was a midfielder from 1986 until 2005 notably in the Football League for Bury, Rotherham United and Grimsby Town. Daws also provided a scouting report on the OHL's top scorers and explained why Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck is his NHL role model. October 2020 – Gross passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection, making him a free agent. Daws can throw the long breakaway pass to a forward up at the opposition’s blue line if it is available. So it wasn’t a surprise when he finished with the Jim Rutherford Trophy as the OHL’s top goaltender after posting a 23-8-6 record with five shutouts and a league-leading .924 save percentage, good to make Guelph one of the league’s most feared outfits just a year after winning the league title. Daws could stand to work on his blocker though. In 2018-19, Daws played 20 games for the Storm. Daws moves admirably in the crease and doesn’t waste his movements, rarely forcing himself too out of position. In 2017-18, Daws played 14 games with a 1-7-1 record, a 4.06 goals-against-average and .880 save percentage. He uses his big frame to look past opponents and put himself into a position to succeed on a scoring chance, and his mobile glove hand does an admirable job in dealing with cross-ice passes. In 31 minutes, Daws stopped all 13 shots he faced and led the OHL to the win. The defenders would look to him to be cool and calm when facing heavy pressure and fighting through it. He played two games and helped Canada to the gold medal, playing a backup role to St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Hofer. Turns out, they already had that goalie in the system. He wasn’t even certain he would remain a member of the defending league champion Guelph Storm much longer. Nico Daws Scouting Report He doesn't leave shooters with a lot of open area, and he doesn't allow a lot of rebounds to test his speed and recovery. He’s nearly unbeatable on his glove side and he isn’t afraid to get his active blocker into action when it’s suitable. Goalie — shoots Left – catches Left Daws rebound control is good for a young goaltender but like many young goalies, it is an area he can improve. Credited as the hardest worker on his team, Hischier is … One of the best stories of the 2020 draft season was the impeccable rise of Nico Daws to OHL stardom. Good catch and shoot player and can also shoot 3s off movement. He said the only way the Storm were going to avoid total embarrassment in a rebuilding season for the club was to acquire a hotshot young gun to fill the role for a year or two. Looking for other scouting reports? Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter KovalevTASS via Getty Images), Your email address will not be published. Like many young goalies, expect him to be three or four years away from making an NHL impact. Offensive Summary: Combo guard. Join Facebook to connect with Nico Daws and others you may know. 1 North American ranked goalie Nico Daws, who won a gold medal at the 2020 World Junior Championship. Daws was born in Munich, Germany but came to Canada at a young age, playing his minor hockey in Burlington, Ontario. However, this appears to be a one-off. Independent scouting for NHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL and NCAA teams. Given that he was a backup in his first two years of junior and that his third year was cut short by COVID-19, he needs to play games. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. By the time Daws was named to Canada’s camp for the World Junior Championship in December, Daws had an incredible 13-2-4 record, .941 save percentage and four shutouts through 19 contests. He took over the starting job with the Storm, playing in 38 games. Nico had a breakout season this year and thrust himself onto the NHL Draft spotlight. He can also take advantage of the other team if they make a bad line change. The Devils' 2020 draft class includes (clockwise from top left) left wing Alexander Holtz (1st round, 7th overall) center Jaromir Pytlik (4th round, No. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. Read complete scouting. He does a great job of sticking with the play when he appears down and out and doesn’t mind throwing his body around to just get a piece of a shot. He is quick enough to get back in the play and get square to the puck for a second shot when a rebound is given up. 1 goaltender. Tore, Videos, Transferrückblick, Spiele, Spielerbewertungen und vieles mehr sind im Profil verfügbar. Check out the latest news below for … Daws can also pop back up quickly. Nico Daws compiled a career record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 11 ties with a goals against average of 2.94 in his career with the Guelph Storm. Posted by Steven Ellis June 12, 2020 June 12, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: 2020, guelph storm, nhl draft, nico daws, ohl. DSA Scouting Report. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'alvFtCwuQV1k1L3mSgVszA',sig:'9P2GqYD4NR1m5q5s4-bFv-IOh1DfGO3XV1G9pc5dvQ4=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1191949537',caption: true ,tld:'ca',is360: false })}); OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC – JANUARY 5, 2020: Canada’s Quinton Byfield, Kevin Bahl, Nicolas Daws, and Jamie Drysdale (L-R) celebrate victory in the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship final match between Canada and Russia at Ostravar Arena; Canada won 4-3. Check back tomorrow for the next prospect on our draft board. Specifically, he doesn’t allow many shots down low and covers the lower half almost perfectly on a point-blank opportunity, but he’s got the leg strength to push himself over for a rebound. Scouting report: He is a strong skater and stickhandler who is an excellent playmaker because of his poise with the puck on his stick. Profilseite für den Spieler Nico Daws von Canada U20. Where he’ll land later this mon- sorry, whenever the draft actually happens, is still a mystery. Daws spent the summer getting in better shape and lost 30 pounds. Nico Daws is on Facebook. He gets out of his net to retrieve dump-ins and makes a pass to his defencemen to start the transition game. Nico Daws Born: December 22, 2000 Burlington, ON Canada Position: G Height: 6'5" Weight: 205 Shoot/Catch: Left Career: 2017-2019. Learn how your comment data is processed. Daws will need to continue his development. Check out the Prospects tab for our other scouting reports. He has limited time as a starter, with his one season at the top getting cut short by this pandemic you’re likely aware of, so getting another 45-50 starts next year will be key. Nico Daws from the Guelph Storm is the latest prospect interviewed by our reporter, Rachel Halliwell. Daws also gets out of the crease and handles the puck well. He lost the starting job at the World Junior Championship after his meteoric rise to earn a roster spot and a late-breaking injury took him out of the CHL Top Prospects Game in January. One of the best stories of the 2020 draft season was the impeccable rise of Nico Daws to OHL stardom. If Guelph looks to go into a further rebuild mode next year, maybe the team looks to move the pending 20-year-old to a contender. Dustin Wolf was arguably one of the top goalies for the 2019 selection process, but instead went 214th out of 217 players (the 22nd goaltender selected). Daws was a rock for the Guelph team. He should be back in the OHL next season, playing as a number one goalie, either in Guelph or somewhere else (if traded as Guelph rebuilds). Synergy Stats: Nico Mannion Scouting Report; About Nico Mannion. He will also need time in the AHL after that. Zach Milner, 12 months ago 0 10 min read . Jokke Nevalainen June 2020 – Gross didn’t get signed by the June first deadline. Nico Daws. Daws does allow a bad goal from time to time, so the biggest adjustment is ensuring that he remains confident enough to keep his mind in the game. Daws plays with great positional awareness, staying deep because his size enables him to simply get in front of the puck. He’s got the ideal quickness in the blue paint that teams want from a big goaltender, and since you can’t teach size, it’s good that he has the modern-day physical aspects teams are looking for. Massive save for Nico Daws (@Storm_City) of the Canadian team! He showed resiliency in overcoming that challenge and becoming the best draft-eligible goalie in North America. 1 North American goaltender prospect. At 6-foot-4, Daws has the size that NHL teams have been looking for in their goalie prospects in recent years. Today we look at Nico Daws. After being a back-up goaltender with the Guelph Storm on their way to the 2019 OHL Championship, goaltender Nico Daws was not taken in the NHL Draft. Transfermarkt: Manchester United wollte wohl Nico Schulz von Borussia Dortmund - Die Red Devils sollen nicht nur an Jadon Sancho, sondern auch an einem seiner Teamkollegen interessiert gewesen sein. Nintendo is partnering with a nonprofit to bring gaming consoles to hospitalized kids. The Guelph Storm were supposed to be in a rebuilding season. Scouting Report: Nico Daws. Ability to play on and off the ball. Was the Central Scouting Services 1st ranked North American net minder. A reminder that all our interviews with … We have a complete listing of our draft articles here. Another major aspect of Daws’ game is how he always seems willing to keep a play alive. Nico Daws Main Photo: Ian sits down with No. 2020 NBA Draft scouting report: Nico Mannion Wes Morton 10/26/2020. Darts-WM: So will Nico Kurz im Ally Pally angreifen - Nico Kurz startet in seine zweite Darts-WM. Last Word On Hockey Prospects is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Draft”! Daws has strong legs and gets a good push going both forward and backwards. Daws has been really good after letting in a couple early! Was he even capable of holding down the fort as a third-year OHLer? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In terms of having Toronto’s Frederik Andersen as a comparable (as listed below), it’s mainly how Daws doesn’t rely on a big frame to deflect pucks. Grundsätzlich überragen die Reporte von Nutzern, die von zufriedenstellenden Erfahrungen sprechen. After leaving practice on Saturday with an undisclosed issue, the Guelph Storm goalie received the all-clear from the medical staff returning to the ice on Sunday, Mark Masters writes. Nico Mannion is one of the most popular players in this draft. The thing with goalies is that goaltenders are a total crapshoot in the draft. The following is a compilation of some of the highlight packages and features of Nico Daws that are available on youtube. Speaking of his down-low coverage, Daws has a battler’s mentality – he spent the year proving doubters wrong, and his gameplay reflects that. Scouting Report: Nico Mannion brings a little bit of everything offensively to the point guard position with a well-rounded mix of passing skills and shooting versatility. Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. That alone tells you just how important Daws was to the Storm, who went 5-4-1 with Daws out of the lineup for the World Junior Championship and 9-15-2 with Owen Bennett at the helm. He tracks the puck well and stays in a good position, always square to the puck and cutting down his angle. Expect him to carry a heavy workload. When speaking w/ scouts about goalie Nico Daws, one constant was him as 'an exceptional puck-handling goalie'. NHL News, Analysis, History, Schedule, Rumors. At the very least, there will be a market for Daws regardless of where he plays, and that extra experience will be valuable. If he gets a chance to do so, he’ll send a pass down the ice to a forward on a breakout or steer it safely to a defenseman behind the net. They key for Daws moving forward is to continue amassing starts and earning opportunities. Still a mystery American net minder when there is an area he can also take away the of. 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