Welcome to OilersNation’s 2021 Draft Countdown, powered by FCHockey.
Over the next few weeks leading up to the draft, we’ll be rounding up scouting reports, quotes, and videos about the Top-100 prospects available. Here are aggregated profiles on Scott Morrow, Logan Mailloux, Joshua Roy, Shai Buium, and Ryan Ufko.

No. 65: Scott Morrow

Date of Birth: November 1, 2002
Nation: United States
Position: Defence
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 192 lbs
“Highly skilled defender who can be a difference-maker on offence with his high-end skating and puck skills. Morrow possesses excellent agility and mobility with the puck. He’s got quick feet and great edges that allow him to escape pressure and create really dynamic plays in the offensive zone. Morrow is really impressive with the puck on his stick. His ability to make his way from the blue line to dangerous scoring areas through some tight spaces and traffic is really eye-popping and makes him stand out. That being said, this league looks way too easy for Morrow. At times he looks bored. He often watches the play and is just waiting for his turn with the puck to dominate his opponents with his puck skills. On the defensive side of the puck, Morrow is up and down. His skating is his best asset here too but he can sometimes get lost in his own zone without the puck. He loses his positioning at times and can just be found floating around from coverage to coverage, seemingly unsure of where to be. When he does get the puck he can generate some solid outlet passes but his thought process in the DZ is questionable at times. Overall I’d love to see Morrow against some better competition to really get a gauge of his offensive abilities. He looks like he could be a promising player but his disengagement off the puck has me concerned.” – Dylan Galloway

No. 64: Logan Mailloux

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Date of Birth: April 15, 2003
Nation: Canada
Position: Defence
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 212 lbs
“Mailloux is a prospect who deserves more attention in this draft. He is a very good offensive defenseman who could develop a strong two-way game if he keeps working on his defensive game. Offensively, Mailloux is very aware and possesses very good poise with the puck. Mailloux always knew where the play was always going in this game and never panicked under pressure. On the breakout, he would often shake off contested passes and double back or spin off checks before moving the puck which ensured that he completed his passes and didn’t turn the puck over. Mailloux also has several other offensive tools. He is a smooth skater with excellent backwards skating mechanics. He has good hands and is not afraid to rush the puck up ice and deke around defenses for a scoring chance. He scored the go-ahead goal in this game by skillfully going inside-out on a defender and then picking the top corner. He is a good outlet passer who passes the puck accurately at the right time, often catching his teammates in stride after they get a step on a defender. He has a powerful slap shot and good vision along the blue line. Combine these traits with his poise and he is very useful in the offensive zone. He projects well to be a power play quarterback. Defensively, Mailloux plays very well in his own slot. He has a very strong active stick and will often use his long reach to get in passing lanes and break up passes. It is very difficult to pass the puck around Mailloux as he will often intercept it. My only critique of Mailloux is that he gets tunnel vision at times and will commit to plays without thinking about all the available options. With that being said, defenseman take a long time to mature and if a team helps Mailloux develop properly, they will be rewarded handsomely.” – Sebastian Death

No. 63: Joshua Roy

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Date of Birth: August 6, 2003
Nation: Canada
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 190 lbs
“Roy seems to be a bit of a polarizing prospect in this class, and I tend to lean towards the lower end of his range. In my views of the winger this season, I’ve found that he tends to drift in and out of games, playing a very predictable offensive game. He shows up on the power play, as it tends to run through him as the bumper, but does the same hook towards the net for a shot every time. I’m not sure I see a player that has the ability to create space for himself or drive play. He sticks to the perimeter, never going within the house with the puck, and often backs himself into a corner where he’s forced to chip it away or lose possession. He doesn’t put effort into his shots, sweeping his shots despite having time and space at times. I really question his effort at times. That being said, there are flashes of more in his game. On the power play, he did that typical hook towards the net, but with two defenders crashing, he slammed the brakes and pulled back, passing it off to the open man for a better chance. I’d like to see that player more who acts rather than reacts. He showed some strong skating in this game, with impressive first steps in his acceleration. Unfortunately, he wasted that speed with a perimeter shot. I want to see him break the seal of the house and really drive the offense. There are times where I think he has the ability to do this, but not the effort. For example, late in the game, he showed strong puck protection with a man on, holding the puck in his pocket and looking for a play. However, for most of the game when confronted, he’d get it off quickly. Before I’d use a pick on Roy, I’d like to see his effort and competitiveness on the ice improve, and less fear in his game.” – Josh Bell

No. 62: Shai Buium

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Date of Birth: March 26, 2003
Nation: United States
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 205 lbs
“Buium will be a very interesting name to remember at the NHL Draft. A big defender with soft hands and good mobility doesn’t come around often. He plays a strong two-way game, able to shut plays down with his stick or body, while also contributing offense and joining the rush on transitions. He is an overall good skater, especially for his size. He has a long, strong stride that he can utilize very well when given space. He’s also strong on his edges, able to stay in solid position and can adapt to plays quickly. He will need to improve on his balance and pivots as sometimes when he’s turning around, he loses momentum, and doesn’t have enough speed to keep up, resorting in him turning around too early. One of his best tools are his soft hands. He’s able to control and protect the puck well in-tight and in traffic, being able to stay calm and focus on where he needs to go with the puck to find more space or make to right play. Buium is a very consistent and smart passer, choosing the efficient pass over the flashy one. He does not take many risks with his passes, but also rarely turns it over because of it. He loves being a part of the offense and joining the rush, giving an extra passing option and also forcing the defenders to adapt.” – Dylan Krill

No. 61: Ryan Ufko

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Date of Birth: May 7, 2003
Nation: United States
Position: Defence
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10” 
Weight: 178 lbs
“Playing an average of 25 minutes of ice time on both the PP and PK, Ufko is heavily relied on and is effective in the offensive and defensive zone. Ufko is an agile skater who is elusive enough to navigate his way through the neutral zone to create offensive zone entries. He has a very good ability to change direction quickly and is able to play at a high pace and keep up with opponents. Ufko is a good shooter who has an accurate one-timer with good power. He’s able to pick corners from the point and consistently get shots through traffic and on net. Ufko sometimes struggles handling the puck in-tight spaces and doesn’t always have full control, making it easier to steal. One of Ufko’s biggest weapons is his vision, consistently finding passing lanes and passing through traffic on target. He’s also very consistent at accurate breakout passes and starting rushes for his team. He makes effective passes in all zones to keep puck possession and control, not forcing passes when its not necessary. Ufko is very mobile on the blue line and is constantly looking for open space to give his teammates a passing option. He has good patience with the puck and understands what to do under pressure, making smart plays to find space away from opponents, rarely creating turnovers. He is consistently reading the play in the defensive zone and is effective at identifying the open man and taking away his space. He is actively looking to block passing lanes with his stick and is willing to block shots when he needs to. He struggles to battle with bigger opponents, and isn’t as effective because of his lack of strength, but he’s still able to be physical and make a solid hit, only doing so when its appropriate. I believe if Ufko works on improving his puck control and adds more strength he will be a valuable defenseman that many teams would appreciate having.” – Dylan Krill