Weight: 160 pounds
Date of birth: January 31, 1998. Markham, Ontario
OHL Draft: Round 1, 9th overall, 2014 Priority Selection
Ang played for, and captained the Markham Waxers Minor Midget squad in 2013/2014. In 33 games he scored 28 goals and added 14 assists en route to being selected in the first round of the OHL Priority Selection. He won the OHL Gold Cup and contributed with 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 games.
Last season was his rookie year in the OHL and he appeared in 59 games for the Petes scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists. He also added a single assist in 5 playoff games. He also played for Team Canada White at the World Hockey Challenge U-17 and in 5 games scored 3 goals and one assist.
Ang is a self proclaimed playmaker who moves with an effortless stride and explosive speed. He possesses excellent puck handling abilities and vision and an ability to make plays at top speed. He has the ability to finish in close. It’ll be his skating, vision and playmaking abilities that can make Ang a capable offensive threat on a third line at the next level.
Ang is a project and will have to continue to work on the things he worked on during the offseason to continue on his development curve.
First and foremost he’ll need to add some mass and strength to his slight 160 pound frame so that he can battle along the boards, down low and in front of the opposition goal. Secondly, he’ll need to work on his consistency from game to game and shift to shift. He’s made strides on that since last season and it needs to continue to improve.
Finally, Ang will need to improve his faceoffs. He is currently 130 for 280 or 46.4% on the dot.
Ang was on NHL Central Scouting lists of players to watch as a C prospect on both their preliminary list and their November list. A C prospect is considered a third to sixth round prospect.