Dellandrea has most recently played with the Flint Firebirds and recorded 27 goals, 32 assists, and 59 points in 67 games played through the most recent season. He was team’s leading goal scorer this season.
David wrote a prospect profile a few weeks back on him and you can read more about his style of play and what to expect from him here. Here are some of the great things to expect though:
The truth is, there is still creativity involved in simple plays — and that’s where Dellandrea stands out. Turning a small chip into an adroit pass, putting himself in prime position for rebounds, identifying the release points with footwork, and pivoting toward high danger areas keeps the center from Toronto an intriguing pick for teams in need of a straight forward, tools-y center who can log tough minutes.
Scouts for the Stars have come to know Dellandrea’s style of play well, as he played on the same team as Nick Caamano, who was drafted by the Stars in 2016.
Craig Button had this to say about Dellandrea:
Dellandrea led Flint with 27 goals and was nearly a point per game player in the OHL last year. Here is what Craig Button said about him before the draft. pic.twitter.com/Z26yYlekFB— Josh Bogorad (@JoshBogorad) June 23, 2018
And Mike Modano and Jamie Benn were onstage to welcome Dellandrea to the Stars family:
We’ll have more interviews and content about Dellandrea in the coming days thanks to our staff at the draft in Dallas.