By Eldon MacDonald
89. Colin Sullivan - “Mr. Ferrari” - D - USA
Vitals: 6’2”, 205 lb.; Shoots right, R; born 26-Mar-93 - Milford, CT
Team: Avon Old Farms, HS CT
2010-11 Stats: 27-3-12-15-14
89 - E-Mac's 2011 NHL Entry Draft Top 120
97 - NHL Central Scouting's Final Rankings (61st North American skater)
177 - Christopher Ralph's Top 210
198 - Montreal Canadiens
1. It’s the skating, stupid!!! Colin can take you through all the gears and he can make all the turns at top speed so all you want to do is put the top down and enjoy the moment.
2. Guys like Sydney Crosby and Nick Leddy have taken less than impressive physiques and shaped them to suit the rigours of the NHL. Colin Sullivan is one of those guys on a mission in the gym and the results are stating to show and will only get better.
Here is what Central Scouting's Gary Eggleston told NHL.com @ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=556436 "He's a strong skater with a good stride and carries the puck with confidence. He usually beats the forechecking forward to open up options and his passes are strong on the tape. He also has a knack for getting himself established quickly at the blue line in order to give teammates a quick option to kick the puck back out to the point."
Still, Colin has only played high school hockey so there are questions of how well he will do at the next level when he suits up for Yale. So, where the wheels and determination will take Colin in the draft is a very open question - third or fourth are strong possibilities.