2014 Top Prospect: Alex Nedeljkovic

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Alex Nedeljkovic — 

Alex Nedeljkovic150League:  OHL     Team:  Plymouth Whalers

Position:  G   Shoots:  Right   Glove:  Left

DOB:  Jan. 7, 1996     Birthplace:  Parma, Ohio

Height:  6′     Weight:  190

2012-13  Stats:  Games: 26   Min: 1371   GA:  52     GAA:  2.28  Sv%: .923

2013-14  Stats:  Games: 45   Min: 2524   GA:  135   GAA:  3.21  Sv%: .918

Alex Nedeljkovic is a second year player with the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers.

Week 16:  Arizona Hockey Talk’s preliminary evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Alex Nedeljkovic. 

Achievements:

1.  Represented the U.S.A. in the U18 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

2.  Drafted in sixth round (123 overall)  in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft by the Plymouth Whalers

3.  Alex Nedeljkovic was selected to play in the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

4.  Alex Nedeljkovic was invited to participate in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Top Prospects Game in Pittsburgh in September and stopped 13 of 16 shots in 30:53 of playing time.

Alex Nedeljkovic4

photo courtesy of OHL Images

Goaltending Buzzwords

Alex Nedeljkovic is a very athletic goaltender with strong legs and a strong leg push.  He plays a butterfly style and he moves side to side very well. He reads the play well and is positionally very strong.  He battles and has good strength in his crease area.  Nedeljkovic has very quick reactions, good footwork, good mobility, a decent glove hand and he also possesses good puck handling skills.

 

 

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Prospect Analysis

It’s always hard to tell with goaltenders but Alex Nedeljkovic should be the 1st or 2nd goaltender selected in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.   Alex Nedeljkovic is 6′, 190 lbs and might be considered small by todays standards but he more than makes up for it with his outstanding athleticism.  Right now he is projecting as a late 1st round or early 2nd round pick. (26th – 36th overall).

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