Chase De Leo
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Chase De Leo

Hometown:

La Mirada California

Team:

WHL

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-10-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success

History

2009-10: Chase De Leo was one of the top scorers for the LA Selects bantam AAA team that reached the US Tier 1 14-U championship game. He was selected by Portland in the ninth round (192nd overall) of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

2010-11: De Leo skated for the Los Angeles Selects U16 team. In 35 games he scored 20 goals with 19 assists.

2011-12: De Leo made his WHL debut with Portland as a 16-year-old — skating in 69 of 72 regular season games and all 22 playoff contests for the Winterhawks. Playing a lower line role for the WHL's top scoring team, he scored 14 goals with 16 assists and was +12 with 25 penalty minutes in the regular season. De Leo had 1 assist and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in the playoffs as Portland reached the WHL Finals against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

2012-13: De Leo provided valuable secondary scoring for Portland in his second WHL season. He scored 18 goals with 38 assists and was +28 with 24 penalty minutes in 71 regular season games. The Winterhawks had the WHL's best record and captured the playoff title; reaching the Memorial Cup for the first time after three straight WHL Finals appearances. De Leo scored 5 goals with 12 assists and was +12 with 15 penalty minutes in 21 WHL playoff games. He scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes in five Memorial Cup games.

2013-14: De Leo participated in USA Hockey's Select 17 Camp before returning to Portland for his third WHL season. De Leo was one of three Winterhawks to skate in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and was named to Team Cherry for the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

 

2014 Top Prospects Game Podcast: Chase De Leo, Portland Winterhawks

by Glen Erickson
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Chase De Leo - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and 2014 prospect Chase De Leo will be taking part in his second top prospects game this season when he takes the ice for Team Cherry at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

For a player whose first experiences with hockey included a pair of roller blades, it probably doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that today Chase De Leo might very well be developing the best set of wheels the WHL has to offer.

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