Brett Seney

Hometown:

London Ontario

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1996-02-29

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

6th round (157th overall), 2015

Weight:

159 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Brett Seney skated in two midget AAA games with the London Junior Knights of the Alliance Hockey Provincial League in Ontario and was one of the top scorers for the Knights Gold minor midget team. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes in his brief stint with the midget major team. Seney scored 20 goals with 26 assists and 20 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Junior Knights Gold team. In eleven minor midget playoff games he scored 6 goals with 13 assists and 6 penalty minutes. The Knights Gold competed in the OHL Cup and Seney scored 3 goals with 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes in five games.  He was selected by Oshawa in the ninth round (170th overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft. 

2012-13: Seney played junior A hockey with the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kingston Voyagers, maintaining his NCAA eligibility. In 49 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 7 assists and 18 penalty minutes. Kingston finished second in the East Division, falling to Newmarket in the playoff semifinals. Seney scored 2 goals with 8 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games. In February 2013 he committed to playing college hockey at Merrimack in 2014-15. 

2013-14: Seney was Kingston’s second-leading scorer in his second OJHL season. He scored 26 goals and was tied with Voyageurs’ leading scorer Alex Tonge for the team lead in assists (43), receiving 67 penalty minutes in 49 regular season games. The Voyageurs finished first in the East Division and advanced to the playoff semifinals. Seney scored 5 goals with 7 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games.

2014-15: Seney led Merrimack College in scoring as a freshman. He scored 11 goals with 15 assists and was +3 with 55 penalty minutes in 34 games. The Warriors finished 11th in Hockey East but swept sixth-place Northeastern in a best-of-three first round series before falling to Boston University in the conference quarterfinals. Ranked 198th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings in his second year of draft eligibility, Seney was selected by New Jersey in the sixth round (157th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

The first thing you notice about Seney is his speed. He is one of the fastest skaters in Hockey East and a dangerous transition player. Complimenting that with his offensive skills makes him a threat to score when he gets a step on his defender either on the rush or in the offensive zone. His size will be a concern going forward, but Seney is motivated by current NHLers Tyler Johnson, Brian Gionta and other diminutive scorers who have gone on to have great success. The area he wants to improve upon is his defense so he can become an all-around player.

Future

Seney is in his sophomore season at Merrimack College in 2015-16. He is the leading scorer for the Warriors despite missing six games due to an injury suffered in December. Undersized and still maturing physically, Seney is expected to stay the full four years in college before turning professional. His skill set and two-way awareness are reminiscent of two former college players who came up through the Devils' system, Brian and Stephen Gionta.

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