Alec Dillon
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Alec Dillon

Hometown:

Nanaimo British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1996-05-05

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2014

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

5th round (150th overall), 2014

Weight:

168 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2011-12: Alec Dillon played for the South Island Thunderbirds midget major hockey team in British Columbia — sharing the goaltending duties with future Victoria Grizzlies teammate Nic Reynard.

 

2012-13: Dillon played for the Westshore Wolves junior B team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League as a 16-year-old. He posted a 3.96 goals against and .890 save percentage in 24 regular season games and had a 3.90 goals against and .892 save percentage in three playoff games.

 

2013-14: Dillon committed to playing college hockey at RPI in 2015-16 in September and skated for the Victoria Grizzlies in the British Columbia Hockey League, splitting time with the 19-year-old Reynard. He was 21-7-2 with 1 shutout in 33 games and had a 2.76 goals against and .910 save percentage. Victoria finished first in the Island Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Dillon played in nine playoff games and was 4-4 with 2 shutouts; posting a 2.56 goals against and .908 save percentage. Dillon was ranked 13th amongst North American goalies in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Los Angeles in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Dillon was a long-term project when he was selected in the 2014 NHL Draft — picked as much for his size and projectable frame as for his play to-date. He is a massive goaltender with long arms and legs. Dillon covers the net extremely well, and when he plays his positioning correctly, he is a challenging figure to beat. He is a very raw talent, but with that sort of physical make up, he is an intriguing goaltender to develop. He will likely need to increase his agility and work on his strength and technique to eventually compete at the NHL level.

Future

Dillon has put up big numbers playing for the Tri-City Storm in 2014-15 in his first USHL season. The Storm have been among the top teams in the league all season — making it easy to down play his contribution — but Dillon appears to be on track career-wise. With Jets' prospect Jason Kasdorf expected to return for his senior season at RPI next year, Dillon will likely have time to get accustomed to college hockey before being thrown right into the mix. He will likely require seasoning at that level but his physical tools are rare and suggest he can be something special one day.

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