With the #73 overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft the Carolina Hurricanes selected right wing/center Stelio Mattheos from the Brandon Wheat Kings from the Western Hockey League.


Stelio Mattheos profile and history

The 6 foot 1 inch, 194-pound right wing/center had strong season stepping a bigger role for the Wheat Kings. Mattheos has a good mix of size and smooth skating ability and very much reminds me of the Hurricanes 2016 forward draft class that included a group from a similar mold with above average size and also above average skating ability.

Mattheos projects to be a good two-way forward, but his offensive ability should not be discounted either. On an undermanned Wheat Kings team that lost Ivan Provorov to the NHL and Nolan Patrick for much of the year due to injury, Mattheos rose up. He collected 61 points in 69 games and also represented Canada’s U18 team in the Ivan Hlinka tournament.


Stelio Mattheos reading list

Clickable links to articles on Stelio Mattheos.

Jackson McDonald from Canucks Army offers a deep profile dive that includes some analytical information and also quotes from a couple scouting services.

Kevin Olexson from McKeen’s Hockey provides a detailed scouting report on Mattheos.

Ryan Pike from The Hockey Writers offers this profile for Mattheos.

Ben Kerr from Last Word on Hockey profiled Mattheos slightly before the draft.

Brayden Sullivan from DUBNetwork rated Mattheos as the 14th best WHL prospect for the 2017 NHL draft.

Ted Wyman from the Winnipeg Sun interviewed Mattheos from Chicago after he was drafted on Saturday.

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