National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Thomas Vannelli
TeamSt. Louis (OTT)
Round2
Selection17 (47 overall)
PositionDefensemen
Previous TeamMinnetonka (High-MN)
DOB1/26/1995
Height6-2
Weight170
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 77; Final rankings - 44
2012-13 - Team North West (UMWHSEL) - 20 gp, 4 G, 10 A, 14 Pts, 16 PIM
2012-13 - USA-U 18 (USHL) - 14 gp 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts, 4 PIM
2012-13 - White (USA Hockey Select) - 5 gp, 1 G, 5 A, 6 Pts
Assets: Owns a very projectable frame and sound offensive instincts. His stick is usually quite active, which helps him defend his position well. His talent level is quite high. Flaws: Needs to step up his physicality in order to maximize his defensive potential. Also needs to cut down on mistakes with the puck in order to become a more trustworthy player. Career Potential: Offensive defenseman with upside. Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'

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