Andy Bathgate

Hometown:

Brampton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1991-02-26

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (151st overall), 2009

Weight:

175 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Played 40 games for the Georgetown Raiders of the OPJHL before joining the Bellville Bulls of the OHL. 

2008-09: Bathgate’s first full season in the OHL was cut short in January by a shoulder injury. Before falling to the injury, Bathgate posted 4 goals, 12 assists in 44 games.

2009-10: In his second full season with Belleville, Andy showed a strong progression offensively, scoring 13 games and 27 assists.

Talent Analysis
Bathgate is an offensively minded forward with absolutely blazing speed,  decent puck-distribution abilities, and above average vision. Still though, it is his fluid skating ability that stands out the most.  The 6’0 forward needs to add weight and strength to his 6’0, 170lb frame. In his first full season of the OHL, he was often physically overmatched and suffered a shoulder injury.
Future
Bathgate will return to the Bellville Bulls of the OHL.

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