Weight: 185 pounds
Date of birth: October 31, 1998
Hometown: Belleville, Ontario
OHL Draft: Free agent signing, 2016
During the 2015-2016 season, Mississauga Steelheads center Shaw Boomhower played for the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League where he scored 9 goals to go along with 14 assists in 51 games in the Ontario Junior A circuit.
The Steelheads were impressed enough to invite Boomhower to camp as a free agent in the fall of 2016 and he did his part, making the Steelheads roster. He would finish the regular season with 7 goals and 10 assists in 60 games, and to date, has 1 assist in 13 playoff games.
Boomhower was also recognized by the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting. The scouting group ranked Boomhower at 123 among North American Skaters on their mid-term ranking and rising 11 spots to 112 on the final list.
Despite not having huge size at 6’ and 185 pounds, Boomhower knows how to throw his body around, and was recognized by coaches around the Ontario Hockey League as they voted him the third best body checker in the Eastern Conference.
Boomhower brings that sheer determination, work ethic and will to the rest of his game as he does in the hitting department. It is what Steelheads General Manager James Boyd saw when he signed Boomhower.
“Shaw Boomhower is a player who impressed us with his determination and effort level. He is a player who has really improved since his draft year.”
With the Steelheads’ depth, it’s hard to judge Boomhower’s offensive upside. That said, we project him as a player who can be solid defensively, provide energy, and chip in with a little offense as a bottom 6 forward.
This is the stat page of Shaw Boomhower at Elite Prospects