Frankie Corrado - Sudbury Wolves
6' - 175 lbs.
The higly touted Corrado, who was skipped over in the first round of the Priority Draft in 2009 and selected in the second by the Wolves, returns this season to a Wolves team experienced on the back end. And anytime you play on an experienced team, it allows you to play your game and not try and do to much, which bodes well for Corrado.
Last season, in 63 games, he scored 1 goal and added 8 assists with 46 penalty minutes, will be counted on to increase on those totals this season.
Corrado is a very good skater with excellent acceleration and has poise with the puck. He is also a hard body checker and doesn't go out of his way looking to make a big hit. He's worked on his defensive game but there are still areas to be improved on, such as his positioning, when to pinch, and when to go with it.
Corrado will be an excellent find for an NHL team in the 3rd round where they aren't looking for immediate help and can let a player develop for a few years, which is what i expect from Corrado.
You can read an interview with Corrado courtesy of The Scouting Report here.