Ben Shutron
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Ben Shutron

Hometown:

Ottawa Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1988-06-14

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-11

Acquired:

4th round (#95 overall), 2006

Weight:

186 lbs.

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History

The Ottawa, Ontario native scored ten goals and 29 assists in 67 games for the Frontenacs. Offensive-minded defensemen who can get the puck out of their end are in high demand and he will likely end up being selected near the middle of the second round. Shutron was named to the 2004-2005 Second All Rookie Team and won a gold medal with Team Canada at both the Under-17s and Under-18 squads.

Read HF’s interview with Ben Shutron.

Talent Analysis
Shutron has great vision and gets the puck out of the zone very well often with his accurate passing ability. However a drawback is that he gets beaten to the puck on one-on-ones too often and ends up taking too many penalties because of it (134 penalty minutes).

Shutron is definitely benefiting from no red line, as he takes advantage of the long passes. Shutron loves to join in on the rush, is a great stick handler, and has a really good shot from the point. For a man his size he is fairly physical but he also has potential as a power play point man. He does some impressive things offensively with his rushing and passing. Occasionally he panics and then his decision-making gets him in trouble. Shutron will need to develop more upper body strength if he wants to have any longevity in the NHL.