Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by db56, Aug 19, 2015.
what are people thoughts on him and where people see where he will get drafted?
Played in his first QMJHL game last night for the Mooseheads. Finished with 1 goal, 2 assists and a +1 rating in a 3-4 loss to Charlottetown Islanders.
watch for this guy to shoot up the rankings as Halifax's euros have lately (AKA Meier and Ehlers) He will probably be Meier's centerman this year
Not going to happen, Somppi just doesn't have enough skill to be a high pick like that.
This years Denis Malgin
I won't argue, as you're probably more familiar with him than I am. I will, however, mention that many people would have said the same of Meier coming into the Q, and even after his draft -1 year. You never know.
Yeah, was pretty sure the highest Meier would rise to was 3rd round. You never know.
Early 2nd rounder
Like Rantanen or Aho am i right? I think you are wrong here again.
It's true that I didn't think much of Rantanen at first, but he was still a clear-cut top Finn for me over a year before the 2015 draft. I was wrong about Aho and I admit that, it was a huge surprise for me to see him going as high as he did.
Since you are so certain that I'll be wrong about Somppi, what qualities in his game do you think make him a top-10 pick like Ehlers and Meier? Please educate me, maybe there's a chance that my success ratio could improve from 3,8% to something slightly better.
I misread i thought we were talking about Somppi being possible 1st round pick. Yeah he's not gonna be top10.
Just my opinion, and I could certainly be wrong, but I don't see Somppi as a potential 1st round pick. His puck skills aren't high-end and he doesn't make up for it by being a truly special talent in other aspects of the game either.
My view is that Laine, Juolevi, PuljujÃ¤rvi and NiemelÃ¤inen are the Finns with a chance of going in the 1st round this year. I think there's a big gap to the next grouping after these guys.
I've only seen a little bit of Somppi but he strikes me more as a 2nd/3rd round pick. Considering the overall strength of this draft I wouldn't be surprised to see him somewhere late in the 2nd or early in the 3rd. Obviously a lot of things can change between now and the end of the season but that's how I see it right now. He'd have to have a really spectacular year to get into 1st round territory IMO.
I watched both games this weekend in an attempt to see how the team looked without Meier.
I haven't seen enough of the 2016 class outside of the WHL, so I can't comment on Somppi's chances of being a first rounder. But I will say this, Ducharme has a way of turning his teams best players into stars that NHL teams covet. Somppi looked good in game 1, but struggled a bit in game 2. If he and Meier demonstrate some chemistry, I wouldn't bet against him being a first round consideration.
Haven't seen him play other than highlights. He has a sick name
One thing to remember about Sommpi is that he is coming into the league with a much more developed skillset than Meier did, but he is also in his draft year as a rookie and without the benefit of getting 2 years of CHL pre-draft, so those things may temper his expected value.
Three assist for Somppi tonight. Off to a good start in the Q with 6 points in his first 4 games.
Otto Somppi Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 2016 Draft.
Name Otto Somppi
Born January 12th 1998
Height 185cm ( 6'1)
Weight 82kg ( 181 lbs)
How high Somppi will go 2016 NHL draft.
think he'll go mid 2nd to early 3rd. Could become a solid 3rd line NHL center.
He has had good season so far, with injuries and everything. Looks like he is quite alone in the Halifax now so I hope he can produce.
Yeah I'd say mid-late 2nd at best unless he really impresses at top prospects game. Won't get a whole lot of other exposure the rest of the year on a weak Moosehead team. Doesn't do anything spectacular, but plays a solid overall game. Hard worker and not afraid to get dirty. Seems to be scoring clutch goals lately. He and Fortier playing on top line should only help each other look better for upcoming draft. I agree that he could end up improving a lot like Timo did, but his second season will be after the draft so it will only be beneficial to the team that drafts him. Right now I'd draft Fortier over Somppi but he's new to the league so opinion could change as time goes.
drafted by tampa bay 7 round 206
what a steal
He may not have had the most impressive year. But likely a gamble worth taking especially this late in the draft. With my Mooseheads bias I was hoping the Leafs would take a flyer on him in the later rounds.