With their first selection, 65th overall, in the 2013 Draft the Rangers took Adam Tambellini, the son of former Oilers GM Steve Tambellini.
Tambellini is heading to North Dakota as a freshman this fall and spent this past season in the BCHL playing for the Surrey Eagles and for Vernon.
His coach in Surrey told the Buffalo News that Tambellini is a player who works hard every day, is a “pure sniper” but needs time to develop and mature physically.
His coach in Vernon told the Edmonton Journal, “his shot, his release are at an NHL level already so once he packs on a few more pounds it’s going to be quite scary.”
Future Considerations says that Tambellini has good hockey sense and that with the proper development and patience he could be a “gem” down the road.
Tambellini told Buzzing the Net that he plans to take his time developing at North Dakota and using the spread out schedule to spend time in the gym.
A member of Central Scouting, who had him ranked 42nd, told NHL.com that Tambellini has an NHL shot that has a quick release and can cleanly beat a goalie.
At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that Tambellini has a high hockey IQ and has power forward potential.
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