Charley Graaskamp

Darren Walker

Graaskamp has impressed thus far in the OHL, even with playing limited minutes this season. He is still adjusting to the overall speed and tempo of the OHL, but he doesn’t look out of place after leaving his high school squad in Wisconsin. Can make occasionally sloppy plays by trying to do too much with the puck. When Graaskamp keeps the game simple, he is at his best. He reads defenses well, and sets up teammates with exceptional vision and passing touch. He does have a few moves with the puck at his disposal, and can pull off a slick toe drag or two during play to set up a golden scoring opportunity. Graaskamp is a solid, all- around player, and can play well at both ends of the rink. His best attribute is the way he protects the puck as he swings his hips to shield the puck away from others. Graaskamp uses his size to his advantage in the corners and he finishes his checks. He has the skill set of a top-six forward and the grinder’s mindset. He is always in the right position in the D-zone. He understands how and what to do defensively as a forward. He’s a decent north-south skater, but his acceleration and explosion to get to loose pucks leaves a bit to be desired. Has a solid work ethic. (May 2014)