Peter Stratis, former Ottawa 67s, was drafted into the Canadian Hockey League in 2016 as a first rounder. While there are a handful of players that have been drafted into the NHL from that Priority Draft, it seems as if none have actually played an NHL yet. This draft included Barrett Hayton, Akil Thomas and Pavel Gogolev, all whom I’ve gotten autographs from in the past.
At this point, I’m not sure if Peter has had any good looks from an NHL club but based off a bit of research, it looks like Peter has a game that typically mirrors a player that every team needs. Not flashy, won’t be getting you a ton of points but a solid defender that will get the job done. He wasn’t ranked extremely high in the NHL Draft rankings and looks like it came true. Peter was eventually passed over in the 2018 draft. We’ll have to wait and see what 2019 holds for him.
This far into the season with the Wolves, Peter hasn’t (as expected) put up a ton of points although his +/- has significantly improved. Of course, the team as a whole has improved as well, after finishing last in the OHL.
Gettin’ the auto
I got this autograph from Peter Stratis via the Sudbury Wolves in which he returned to me in 55 days. Obviously, he no longer plays for the Ottawa 67s as shown here in this hockey card. It actually was brought to my attention that I’ve sent five cards to the team with no returns yet, so I’m happy that he was traded off the team. At this point, the 67s and Vancouver Giants are on my mental list of teams that don’t seem to forward their mail on to players.
Seems like Peter has some great potential to be a solid defenseman for an NHL team.
[ 3 ] Stratis stepping up
A video review of Peter Stratis
It’s always nice to look back a handful of years to see when these kids were rookies coming into the CHL.