Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 190 pounds
Date of birth: June 1, 1999
Hometown: Zion, IL
Position: Right Wing
OHL Draft: Round 3, 47th overall, 2015 Priority Selection
Saginaw Spirit right winger Cole Coskey played his Minor Bantam hockey right through to the Under-16 squad with the Chicago Mission in his native State of Illinois. With the Under-16’s, Coskey appeared in 23 games for the Mission scoring 9 goals and adding 8 assists. The Spirit would make Coskey their third-round selection, forty-seventh overall at the 2015 Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection that season.
Coskey would stick with the Spirit, breaking in on the Spirit lineup as a third line winger as a rookie a season ago. He would appear in 54 games for the Spirit, providing 4 goals and 7 assists while gaining some valuable experience.
Coskey’s greatest attribute is his work ethic and never give up attitude. He combines his decent skating abilities with them to be an above average fore-checking, more often than not, retrieving pucks or causing turnovers. He will not shy away from the physical game whether it’s throwing a hit or taking the hit to make a play. At 6’0” and 190 pounds, he’s not the biggest player, but plays larger than his size.
Coskey’s biggest issue is that he has not shown to be able to play at that level on a consistent basis. But he has shown improvement. He has shown, some good puck skills and vision. He’s able to protect the puck and possesses some good playmaking abilities but can also create opportunities for himself.
The Spirit have a half dozen players on their roster eligible for the 2017 National Hockey League Draft and Coskey is easily the best of the bunch, and the only one listed on NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings, where he’s listed 96th among North American Skaters.
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