NHL Draft Preview: Borrowed from the OHL, Othmann went to Switzerland to play against men in the country’s second strongest professional league. And the guy didn’t pay attention to his mannerisms – he threw his body and fought his opponents. There’s a lot to like about this tough outfielder.
Born January 5, 2003, Scarborough, Ont.
2020-21 Olten POS LW.
6-0 HEIGHT 174 L
INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING SERVICE #31.
On loan from the OHL, Othmann traveled to Switzerland to play against men in the country’s second strongest professional league. And the guy didn’t mind his demeanor — he threw his body around and fought his opponents.
“I really like him, he’s a good guy,” one of the scouts said. “He has the potential to play anywhere in your lineup. His skill and hockey sense are underrated, and when he plays with good players, he’ll do well. And he competes. When he played against the men in Switzerland, he was an agitator, the guys followed him. He’s a really down-to-earth, goal-oriented guy. He’s going to do well. I have no doubt.”
Other talent hawks are still trying to unravel Othmann’s potential, especially after he was joined in Switzerland by OHL compatriot Mason McTavish. “He was better before McTavish arrived, and then McTavish took some of his ice time,” said another scout. “Othmann is a scorer first and foremost, and he works hard. It’s hard for me to picture him at the next level. He has the elements that will allow him to contribute to the middle six.”
Othmann finished his season in North America, playing for Canada at the Under-18 World Cup.
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