(WINDSOR, ON) – Kingston native, 6’ 2” Gabe Vilardi, a second year forward with the Windsor Spitfires, has moved up a notch in the NHL prospect rankings on the road to the 2017 NHL Draft, June 23 in Chicago.
Yesterday, International Scouting Services released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the NHL selection process. Vilardi placed at number three.
ISS is an independent scouting and information provider. Its scouts are able to follow every young hockey player in the world and attend every major hockey tournament, in addition to thousands of league games. The company is a division of HockeyTech, and its information, on various up and coming players, is shared with a variety of clients.
Vilardi has also been noticed by a number of other trackers such as Future Considerations, which also ranked him as the third best prospect.
Elite Hockey Prospects has given him a fourth place position, describing him on its website as a, “… dangerous two-way center that stays poised, calm, and composed in all situations. Skates well for his size and has no issues getting into position.”
Elite scout Joe Curtis talks of his puck skills being at a high performance level while he is, “… able to play a finesse role.” Curtis concludes Vilardi is a, “… consistent threat every time he is on the ice.”
Vilardi produced 29 goals and was credited for 32 assists earning 61 points this past season.