Monahan's early '94 October birthday makes him eligible for the 2013 NHL draft. The 16 year old Brampton native is currently the 67's second line center between overagers Thomas Nesbitt and Cody Lindsay. He's excelling in this role on a legitimate Memorial Cup contender and by no means ridding on the coattails of his experienced linemates. He has 15 points in his last 12 games and has shown continuous improvement throughout the OHL season after struggling to produce early on. He's managed to claw his way up a good line up. He also had a Brilliant u17 where he scored 2 goals (including the GWG) in the final vs the USA for Team Ontario. In that game, he had a horrendous play that led to USA taking the lead, but he would regroup to score the tying goal and the winner. His greatest strengths in my opinion, are his playmaking and vision. He's made some incredible passes of the highlight variety over the past few weeks in the OHL and developed great chemistry with his line mates. At 6'2 and 180lbs, he's also already capable of protecting the puck very well and dominating the cycle, something you love to see in playmaking NHL center prospects. He seems like a very intelligent player with a high understanding of the offensive and defensive side of the game. Although his skating is not a problem, I'd like to see it improve. He's strong on his edges but needs an extra gear to be an elite player. Monahan is certainly looking like a top 10 pick in June of 2013. Now you know.