Kole Sherwood

Hometown:

New Albany Ohio

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-01-22

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2015.

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Kole Sherwood played for the Ohio Blue Jackets U16 team as a 14-year-old,  skating along with his older brother Kiefer. In 40 games he scored 13 goals with 11 assists and 18 penalty minutes. Kole Sherwood was selected by Youngstown in the sixth round (84th overall) in the 2013 USHL Futures Draft.  

2013-14: Sherwood returned to the Ohio Blue Jackets U16 team. In 34 games he scored 24 goals with 18 assists and had 17 penalty minutes.  

2014-15: Sherwood made his USHL debut — appearing in three games with the Youngstown Phantoms — and was a dominant scorer at the Tier 1 U18 level for the Ohio Blue Jackets. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +2 with no penalties in his brief stint with Youngstown. Sherwood scored 22 goals with 26 assists and had 29 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Ohio Blue Jackets. He was not selected in the 2015 NHL Draft but was invited to Columbus’ prospect camp along with his older brother Kiefer, a Miami University recruit. Originally committing  to play college hockey at Boston University in February, Kole Sherwood signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets in July 2015 and signed to play for the OHL’s London Knights in 2015-16.

2015-16: Sherwood skated in 63 of 68 regular season games for London in his first OHL season. He scored 12 goals with 22 assists and was +9 with 53 penalty minutes. The Knights tied Erie for the league lead with 105 points, finishing second to the Otters in the Midwest Division since Erie had one more win. 

Talent Analysis

Kole Sherwood is a throwback to the power forwards of old, offering a crash and bang style of hockey that often frustrates opponents. His shoot first and ask questions later mentality have led to chaos in the offensive zone, and quality results as more than just a skilled forward. Sherwood has a high motor and rarely slacks off, a testament to his tenacious ability to drive the net and play with reckless abandon.

Future

Sherwood skated for the OHL's London Knights in his first senior of major junior hockey in 2015-16. A native of Columbus suburb New Albany, Ohio, Sherwood's signing in 2015 was a feel good story. Older than most OHL rookies, he showed signs of being able to play a two-way game and a determination to improve. He is still a project whose potential is that of a hard, two-way lower line forward with some scoring ability.

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