OHL Prospect Profile: Logan Mailloux
– Logan Mailloux –
Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Right Defence | 2019 OHL Draft Eligible
Belle River, Ontario | 6-foot-4, 225-pounds
Logan Mailloux is a towering and powerful defenceman with considerable offensive upside. One of many intimidating defenders along the Toronto Marlboros blue line, Mailloux’s overall game has grown leaps and bounds over the course of the 2018-19 season, namely in his skating and confidence to join the rush.
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A prospect who could undoubtedly jump straight into the OHL for next season, Mailloux has lots to like in his game, boasting a stable defensive presence alongside an intriguing offensive game. Transitioning from the Sun County Panthers and the Alliance in his Bantam year, to the Marlboros and the GTHL for Minor Midget, Mailloux presents a bounty of opportunity and promise as he continues to round out his game.
- Shot Power
- Instincts & Awareness
Mailloux has a ton to offer as he progresses forward towards an OHL career. He displays impressive awareness at both ends of the rink, whether it’s shutting down an opposing rush, eliminating time and space, or patrolling the offensive blue line. Further, he demonstrates excellent instincts by knowing when to join the rush to create odd-man opportunities as well as when to jump up and throw a booming, open-ice check.
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Mailloux consistently utilizes his size and strength to be a menacing force in his own zone. He controls gaps and uses his long reach to limit the opposition’s time and space. Below the dots, he effectively erases opponents along the wall and uses his stick to force turnovers. Up front, Mailloux has a cannon from the point with which he can effectively beat goaltenders with precision accuracy or create rebounds and deflections for his teammates.
Area of Improvement:
While Mailloux has frequently shown his ability to rush the puck up ice himself, his mobility remains an area of improvement as he moves towards an OHL career. A prospect who can get up the ice with speed and patrol the blue line with authority, Mailloux’s improvements could come within the defensive zone.
As he continues to develop into his frame, Mailloux will need to become more agile in order to keep up with opponents who attempt to beat him on the outside. Further, when defending below the dots, some added agility would allow Mailloux to better protect the front of the net and eliminate opponents who try to beat him from behind the goal line.
All in all, Mailloux has displayed incredibly intriguing potential during the course of the 2018-19 season, consistently making improvements to become a better all-around defenceman. Showcasing excellent physicality as well as promising offensive upside, Mailloux’s game projects very well at the OHL level. As long as he continues to refine his skating, as he’s been doing all year long, there should be no concerns in Mailloux’s ability to thrive at the next level.
A defenceman with tremendous size, strength, and awareness, Logan Mailloux is going to draw a ton of attention at the 2019 OHL Draft. One of the most improved prospects on the year, expect Mailloux to be an early third round pick, if not a late second.