Prospect Profile: Bryce Aneloski

Bryce Aneloski (D-R, 6’2, DOB 1990, 7-196/10)
2007-08 USHL Cedar Rapids 59-8-12-20 +13 39pim (ppg 0.33) 4th d-pts
2008-09 NCAA Providence 16-0-1-1 8pim (ppg 0.06)
2008-09 USHL Cedar Rapid 38-4-8-12 -3 38pim (ppg 0.31) 4th
2009-10 USHL Cedar Rapids 60-15-39-54 +10 34pim (ppg 0.90) 1st all-star
2010-11 NCAA Nebraska-Omaha 39-2-17-19 +15 (ppg 0.48) 2nd
2011-12 NCAA Nebraska-Omaha 38-6-14-20 -5 12pim (ppg 0.52) 1st

The Sens final pick of the 2010 draft, Aneloski got a lot of exposure to their scouts by playing with 2009 Sens draft picks Jeff Costello and Chris Wideman in Cedar Rapids (he was not ranked by Central Scouting when drafted).  He was selected the year after a failed semester with Providence in the NCAA.  A puck-mover, he’s completed his second season with Nebraska-Omaha where he lead the team in scoring and slightly improved his offensive totals over last year.  It’s safe to assume Aneloski will play at least one more year in the NCAA before considering turning pro.  He describes himself, “I think I’m a good puck-moving defenseman. I think I can make a good outlet pass. I think I can play good stick-on-stick in the d-zone and stuff like that. I’d say the biggest strength that’s come this year [09-10] has been my play in the offensive zone, just making a little bit more stickhandles, like the feel of the puck and stuff like that, and I think my shot, too, just by working at it this summer.”  Tim Murray said, “(Aneloski) is just a guy that is a puck-moving, transition defenceman that you usually can’t get in the draft at that point in time. He’s two years older, he’s a late bloomer. But we’ve had success with guys like that … (who) have gone through the draft, that really have a heartbeat and a chance to be players. We’re not afraid of those guys. But they do drop because they’ve been through a draft. There’s still that stigma with some teams, I believe, but why should you be scared off … He’s got talent. I guess we didn’t address our needs, but he was too good to (pass) by.”  Here’s an interview with Sens scouts Bill McCarthy and Bob Janecyk about Aneloski, and here’s a goal by him from this year.

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3 Comments

  1. […] Prospect Profile: Bryce Aneloski […]

  2. […] be signed or becomes a free agent) Marcus Sorensen (rights to be released) Mark Stone (signed) Bryce Aneloski 2011 Mika Zibanejad (signed) Stefan Noesen (signed) Matt Puempel (signed) Shane Prince […]

  3. […] Aneloski‘s production has remained consistent throughout his time at Nebraska-Omaha.  Because he played a semester with Providence the year before he was drafted, his collegiate career is over and he signed with the CHL’s Allen Americans.  This means either that the Sens have cut him loose or else he was a victim of Ottawa being so close to their contract ceiling.  Given the blueliners likely to be in Binghamton next year (Ceci, one of Borowiecki/Gryba, Eckford, Claesson, Sdao, Wideman, Rutkowski, and possibly Blood) I’m leaning towards the former. […]


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