With the 193rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Red Wings select centerman Brady Gilmour out of the OHL. Gilmour is the first player the Red Wings drafted who is under 6’0” in this year’s draft.
Gilmour is a responsible, mature player who plays a sound two-way game. I’ve watched him a couple of times up in Saginaw — he reminds me a lot of what you get with players like Calle Jarnkrok.
Here’s an OHL scout’s report on Brady Gilmour:
“Brady is skilled, tenacious center that competes every game and has a high hockey IQ. He’s a very good skater and makes his team go offensively. Brady is more of a pass first player and is probably the top playmaker in this age group. Brady always seems to be in the right spot at the right time, whether it’s offensively or defensively. He has high-end skill level and sees the ice very well to create opportunities for himself and his linemates every shift. Also strong on the draws and good defensively.”
Gilmour was selected 6th overall by Saginaw in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. He quickly built a foundation of being a character on, and off the ice. In his second OHL season, he pushed himself into draft rankings with his strong play that had him just under a point-per-game.