With the 153rd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected a 5’9, 161-pound right winger Ty voit of the Sarnia Sting.
Voit was unable to participate in OHL games this season with the cancellation of the season due to the Covid situation in the province of Ontario. In his 2019-20 rookie season, the Pittsburgh native had 28 points in 49 games for the Stings, who were by far the worst team in the Western Conference last year. This ranked him 15th among OHL rookies in points per game.
In June 2021, Volt was able to participate in the PBHH invitational tournament held near his home in Erie, Pa., Where he scored three goals and six assists in 10 games. The tournament is a junior showcase showcasing talent from the OHL, USHL, NAHL and other leagues.
A skilled playmaker, Voit is described as having a competitiveness and courage that belies his size – 5’9, 161 – in terms of a willingness to play in difficult areas of the ice to generate offense, in addition to ‘a strong work ethic on 200 feet. The Leafs’ bet here is that Voit’s second season in the OHL would have been an offensive breakthrough if it had gone smoothly.
Big Ty Voit fan (TOR) – the top 50, imo. One of the best playmakers in the CHL at 16. Lots of noteworthy elements: one touch play making, constant deception, high pace, passing and starting mindset, the strings together move on the move. Great uncertainty, but a potential home run. pic.twitter.com/Tb7PcIudmj
– Mitch Brown (@MitchLBrown) July 24, 2021
Sees draft rankings:
- Ranked n ° 71 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
- Ranked # 76 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked # 107 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
- Ranked n ° 91 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ty Voit Reconnaissance Report
courtesy of Blackbook 2021 (buy now)
Ty Voit is a fast little winger who has a great skate stride and is very agile. His excellent edge work combined with good vision and space awareness allow him to maneuver around defenders and generate scoring games. Although Voit is undersized, his skating helps alleviate this concern, as he had no problem generating an attack against bigger opponents.
While Voit’s stats in 2019 are not obvious, he played for the Western Conference’s weakest team, the Sarnia Sting, and was still one of the main offensive focal points for the Western Conference. team. Another positive quality of Voit’s game is his competition and eagerness to take on bigger opponents in the slot machine and get down around the corner. He throws the body and is rarely overpowered by a taller opponent. While Voir’s shooting exit is dangerous at times, his playing ability and passing skills stand out the most in his game.
In Sarnia, Voit played in both special teams units, and his ability as a playmaker was fully demonstrated as he was the power play quarterback or operated on the half-wall. Shorthanded, he blocked the shooting lanes and displayed an active stick to disrupt cross passes.
Defensively speaking, Voit backs up hard and uses angles well to lead his opponents on the outside, making up for his lack of size. He rarely floats or leaves the defensive zone early for an offensive rush. Its acceleration allows it to cover the point up to the fold with ease.
Projecting Sees as an NHL player includes looking at his height. However, so many areas of his game, including his skating, high-level competition, and vision, help mitigate that risk a bit if he continues to build and grow in his body.
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