Flyers draft Colin Suellentrop

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With the 116th pick in the 2011 draft, the Flyers selected defenseman, Colin Suellentrop, from the Oshawa Generals.

Birthday: June 10, 1993
From: Plantation, Florida
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 190 lbs
Shoots: Right

Suellentrop made his rookie debut with the Oshawa Generals in the 2009-2010 season where he posted a goal and 5 assists in 54 games played. He was also a -37 on the year, but the Generals were one of the poorer teams in the league. This past season he made leaps on both sides of the puck. He finished with 14 assists in 59 game. His +/- was an impressive +21 on the improving Generals team. He also had 2 assists in 10 playoff games and was even in the +/- department.

The OHL Prospects Blog wrote this on Suellentrop:

He’s a stay at home type defender with good size at 6’2, 190lbs (probably fills out into the 210lbs range as a pro), but he’s also fairly mobile. That mobility on the back end is definitely something NHL scouts look for in physical, stay at home types. While Suellentrop certainly profiles as a physical, shut down type, he will need to become a bit meaner and use his size in front of the net. He also will need to improve his positional defense, as at times he can get caught flat footed by forwards attacking off the rush.

Central Scouting had him as the 117th ranked skater in North America in their mid-season rankings, but he fell to 140th in their final rankings.