Dylan Blujus

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
198
Born: 
01/22/1994
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Buffalo, NY
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay in Round 2 (#40) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Second or third pair defenseman
Prospect Ranking: 
15
Depth Chart Weight: 
13

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2012
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
40
Draft Team: 
Brampton (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
05/21/2014
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$742 500
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$692 500
Salary: 
$742 500
Salary: 
$792 500

Bio

History: 

2009-2010:
Played midget for the Buffalo Regals U18 program, where he had 5 goals and 22 points in 47 games. Was selected in the 3rd round, 60th overall, by Brampton in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-2011:
Saw solid ice time as a rookie, posting 4 goals and 26 points in 67 games with Brampton.

2011-2012:
Improved from a -4 rating in his rookie season to a +14 rating and saw modest statistical improvement for Brampton with 7 goals and 34 points in 66 games. Finished the year ranked the #71 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting Service. Selected in the 2nd round, 40th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Has excellent size and physical tools to go along with some fine offensive skills. Likes to jump into the attack to create odd-man rushes and shows good instincts. Soft hands for giving and receiving passes. Weapon on the PP with a big point shot - gets great torque on 1-timers. Oddly, makes great decisions in puck distribution at offensive end, but his decisions moving the puck in defensive end can be a gong show with lots of bad turnovers. Willing to use big body, but could be more assertive when doing so - he's more of a pin and seal guy, but does win battles along the walls and uses his size and reach well in containment around corners. Reads the play well coming at him and angles men off to the outside while maintaining good gaps. Gets running around in own end and easily confused in coverage down low. Workhorse plays big minutes.

Projection: #5-6 defenseman with some puck skills.
Style compares to: Kyle Quincey" (Red Line Report)

Strengths: 

Offensively gifted. Soft hands and a big shot on the power play. Reads and jumps into the play well. Above average skater who can play big minutes. Defends well off the rush.

Weaknesses: 

Prone to turnovers when he has the puck in his own third. Struggles with positioning once the opposition gains entry to his zone. More of a leaner physically than a hitter.

Projection: 

#5/6 Defenseman

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Buffalo Regals 18UT1EHL U1848 5 1722 36|        
 2010-2011 Brampton BattalionOHL67 4 2226 26|Playoffs4 0 00
 2011-2012 Brampton BattalionOHL66 7 2734 38|Playoffs8 1 45
 2012-2013 Brampton BattalionOHL68 2 2729 57|Playoffs5 2 24
 2013-2014 North Bay BattalionOHL55 4 2630 56|Playoffs22 4 610 20 
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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