Friday, June 20, 2014

Shane Eiserman: Incoming UNH Freshman and NHL Prospect

Shane Eiserman
DOB: 10-10-1995 Hometown: West Newbury, MA
Forward, 6'2", 200 lbs. Shoots Left
Commit to UNH: August-27-2011
"I have wanted to go to UNH since I was a little kid. Growing up, I would always love pretending to play for UNH, during street hockey with my brothers and friends. Christmas after Christmas when I was younger, my God Mother Christie would always get me tickets for the hockey games and some sort of UNH apparel to go with them. The jerseys and the UNH atmosphere really stood out to me." from "Kelleher, Eiserman and Team USA Coming to UNH", The UNH Men's Hockey Blog

Career Statistics

Player Season Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM
Shane Eiserman  (F) 2013-14 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 53 16 24 40 71
Playoffs USHL 4 0 1 1 6
2012-13 USA U18 Team USHL 22 5 6 11 27
NCAA 21 3 3 6 8
2011-12 Cushing Academy NEPSAC 29 18 26 44 -
Playoffs NEPSAC 1 0 0 0 -
2010-11 St. John's Prep Mass HS 25 24 28 52 -

2013-14 Highlight Reel

2014 NHL Draft

Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th.
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
NBC Sports/NHL Network

Throughout the 2013-14 season, Shane Eiserman has been identified by NHL Central Scouting Service as a top draft prospect.
~ September, 2013 - NHL CSS Preliminary Ones to Watch: Eiserman a "B" Prospect (2nd/3rd round candidate).
~ November, 2013 - NHL CSS Preliminary Players to Watch: Eiserman a "B" Prospect (2nd/3rd round candidate).
~ January, 2014 - NHL CSS Midterm Rankings: #39 North American Skater.
~ April, 2014 - NHL CSS Final Rankings: #45 North American Skater.

2014 NHL Combine:
119 of the top NHL prospects participated in the 2014 NHL Combine from May 26-31 in Toronto. The final day included over a dozen physical fitness tests.
Shane Eiserman finished second in the bench press events with 18 reps of 150 lbs weights and a pounds lifted/body weight ratio of 13.4.

Scouting Reports

"He has a good package of size and skating, and he makes the most of what is given to him. He's good at picking up passes on the fly and getting into the offensive zone. He’s got a pretty good accurate shot and has a propensity for playing well at important times of the game." Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting.
"His size and his skating and his aggressiveness are qualities that are hard to teach. It comes very natural to him. The finer points of the game, that's where we're working with him to have some consistency and to use his tools and adapt. When he puts [the puck] on his hip and drives him [a defender] wide and, if he can't beat him wide, pulls up and delays, he's very, very effective. He has enough sense and vision to find lanes ... that is one thing where he's a bit under the radar, I talk to pro scouts all the time. I think that one thing that doesn't jump out at them is his ability to see the ice in tight little areas." Matt Shaw, Head Coach, Dubuque Fighting Saints.
"Shane Eiserman is one of those guys who, for want of a better term, is a freak of nature. He is big and strong and can really skate. He just has a lot of physical attributes that some of us have, and most of us don’t. He’s a power forward who has ability to make plays, score goals, see the ice and find things around the net. It’s kind of a God-given ability that you really can’t coach out of people. Shane’s biggest learning curve was to understand that he’s a big, strong guy, and if he just puts the puck on his hip and uses his skating, his speed and size, you just can’t contain him. The biggest guys in our league couldn’t contain him, and the smaller guys had no chance." Mike Field, Assistant Coach, Dubuque Fighting Saints.
"He’s a a big, strong kid, a true power forward. He definitely made strides over the last few years, and he had a good year in Dubuque. He’s just strong with a heavy shot, and he’s pretty nasty. He’s got a mean streak to him.” John Gruden, Assistant Coach, US National Team Development Program.
"Eiserman went to Dubuque this season to finish high school and was a big bright spot for the Fighting Saints. The power forward is a bull in a china shop and showed a great two-way game this season. His skating is also very good too. The only question I have is how well his offense game will translate to the pro game. Even so, I really like Eiserman in the second round." Andrew Weiss, Future Considerations.


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