Brendan Warren
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Brendan Warren

Hometown:

Carleton Michigan

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1997-05-07

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd Round (81st Overall), 2015

Weight:

191 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Brendan Warren split the season between the Belle Tire and Compuware bantam AAA teams and attended the USA Hockey Select 15 Camp. In August 2012 he committed to playing college hockey at the University of Michigan in 2015-16.

2012-13: Warren played for the Compuware U16 team in Michigan and participated in the USA Hockey National Team Development Camp – earning an invitation to join the NTDP program for the 2013-14 season. In 26 games for Compuware he scored 10 goals with 14 assists and 13 penalty minutes. Warren was selected by Windsor in the fifth round (81st overall) in the 2013 OHL Priority Draft.

2013-14: Warren joined the USA Hockey NTDP in Ann Arbor, Michigan, finishing as the sixth-leading scorer for the program’s U17 team and winning a gold medal with the USA squad at the 2014 World Hockey Challenge in Canada. He scored 13 goals with 26 assists and had an even plus/minus with 65 penalty minutes in 53 regular season games. Warren scored 1 goal with 5 assists and 2 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC.

2014-15: Warren returned to Ann Arbor to skate for the NTDP U18 team and was part of the USA U18 that won a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior Championship in Switzerland. In 61 games for the NTDP he scored 19 goals with 19 assists and had 49 penalty minutes. Warren scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was +6 with no penalties in seven games at the WJC. The USA defeated Finland, 2-1, in the gold medal game. Warren was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine and was ranked 66th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Arizona in the third round (81st overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Warren is a capable two-way forward that combines an effective shot release with high-quality vision, making him dangerous in the offensive zone. He expanded his role and was given time as a penalty killer, a good sign for his overall development.

Future

Warren will begin his college career at the University of Michigan in 2015-16 after spending two years with fellow Coyotes prospect Christian Fischer with the USNTDP. A long-term project in terms of his development, Warren's combination of size, strength and two-way awareness suggest he can be a valuable player capable of handling myriad roles at the NHL level.

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