Bulldogs at 39: D. J. King
The Hamilton Bulldogs have selected defensive defender D. J. King from the Mississauga Rebels (GTMMHL). Son of former NHL player Derek King (New York Islanders), a Hamiltonian who is currently an assistant coach with the Toronto Marlies. King is currently committed to the national program in the US, but that may not be a long term commitment. Hamilton picks their second player this draft who is big, solid and a leader on his team. Very solid in his own end, who has the ability to join the rush but will stay committed to keeping the puck between him and the net.
OHL Central Scouting – “D.J. is a big and strong defender that can be very hard to play against when he is on his game. When he is playing a simple, physical, puck-moving game there aren’t many in this age group that are better. He is a strong skater with average mobility for his size. He has the puck skills to make solid first passes and he transitions well in the neutral zone. D.J. possesses a heavy shot from the point. He is physical and very hard to beat in his own end. He hits hard and has a good active stick as well.”
— TI (@izzies44) April 9, 2016