Dylan Sadowy
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Dylan Sadowy

Hometown:

Woodbridge Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-04-02

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with San Jose, 2016

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Dylan Sadowy skated for the Vaughan Kings bantam AAA team in Ontario. The Kings captured the championship of the Bauer International Invite tournament in Chicago.

2011-12: Sadowy played for the Vaughan Kings minor midget AAA team. In 53 games he scored 33 goals with 45 assists. The Kings played in the 2012 OHL Cup and in five games Sadowy scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 8 penalty minutes. Sadowy was selected by Saginaw in the second round (37th overall) of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

2012-13: Sadowy made his OHL debut with Saginaw as a 16-year-old — skating in 61 of 68 regular season games for the Spirit. He scored 2 goals with 6 assists and was -13 with 45 penalty minutes. Saginaw finished fourth in the West Division. Sadowy played in three of four games in the Spirit’s first round playoff series with Memorial Cup-bound London and was -1 with 1 assist and 7 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Sadowy led Saginaw with 27 goals and had 9 assists — finishing +14 with 69 penalty minutes — in 68 regular season games in his second OHL season. Saginaw finished third in the West Division, falling to Erie in a first-round playoff series. Sadowy scored 4 goals and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was ranked 33rd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings after being 89th in the mid-term rankings. Sadowy was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Sadowy was an assistant captain and the leading scorer for Saginaw in his third season with the Spirit. He scored 42 goals with 32 assists and was +5 with 66 penalty minutes in 65 regular season games. Saginaw finished third in the West Division before being swept by Sault Ste. Marie in the playoffs. Sadowy was -7 with no points and 4 penalty minutes in the four-game series. 

Talent Analysis

Sadowy has been one of the most productive forwards in junior hockey despite a perceived lack of skating speed. His strength and conditioning compares favorably with other young players and he has been a team leader, capable of playing in all situations. He plays a two-way game, with an offensive toolkit that is more hustle than flash. He often scores by out-working the opposition in the dirty parts of the ice, utilizing his athleticism. He should consider to add power as he fills out his frame.

Future

Sadowy was dealt by the San Jose Sharks to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2017 third round pick. Long-term, Sadowy may not be the scorer he has been during his junior career but he could be an effective complementary top-nine player.

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