Weight: 182 pounds
Date of birth: January 3, 1998. Oakville, Ontario
OHL Draft: Round 2, 21st overall, 2014 Priority Selection
Wells is currently in his second Ontario Hockey League season. Last season, he appeared in 27 games finishing with a 7-15-1 record and a .893 save percentage. His record and stats however, should not speak to his abilities. The Petes were a team rebuilding and provided very little goal support for Wells.
Wells was highly touted and showed his abilities early on earning the call from Hockey Canada and being named to Team Ontario at the World Hockey Challenge U-17. He would get three starts for Ontario and posted 3.78 goals against average with a .838 save percentage.
Wells got the call again from Hockey Canada to represent his country once again, this time at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial. He sparkled in the tournament with a 0.48 goals against average and .971 save percentage. He was in goal for Canada in the final and helped them win their 8th consecutive gold medal.
Wells plays a calm and relaxed game and rarely seems to get rattled. He has good size with excellent athleticism to go along with it. He possesses excellent reflexes with above average rebound control. His ability to move side to side is also excellent but at times has shown to over commit. He reads plays very well and remains square to shooters. He challenges those shooter without hesitation. Wells also handles the puck very well.
When you talk to Wells, you find out just how mature he is. He also knows what he has to do to be successful, is focused and works hard to achieve success.
Wells doesn’t come from a sports or hockey family. His father Rob is a drummer for Canadian country music band Tim Hicks.
Wells was on both NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary List and updated November list of players to watch as a B prospect (second or third round pick). He is currently the top ranked OHL goaltender for the draft and could push to be the top ranked North American goaltender come June 2016.