The more I look into this kid, the more I'm impressed with him.
He plays on a terrible team called the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL where their best player is Marcus Foligno. The team's top scorer is a '91-born undrafted defenseman that was -31 on the season.
Corrado apparently became their top-pairing defenseman and plays tons of minutes as well as 1st unit PP and presumably 1st unit PK (since he's their top defenseman). This kid is looking very good right now.
I compare him to Toronto's 1st rounder Stuart Percy.
Percy: 4G29A33P in 63GP 50PIM
Corrado: 4G26A30P 67GP 97PIM
You'll notice that Percy had 3 more points in 4 less games than Corrado. However, you need to realize that Percy plays for a very good team in the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors - the runner-up in this year's OHL Championship.
I think Corrado can be a decent NHLer if he puts in the work to follow the Canucks development program and trains hard to become a better player. He'll get tons of ice time this upcoming season and could impress.
I'm definitely keeping an eye on this guy's stats next season.
I don't think I've ever been this keen on a draft year. Looks like a very deep year compared to last year. Not knocking on the 2010 draftees, but I wasn't very excited about them - not even Patrick McNally. But this year, we got some gems late in the rounds as well.
Looking forward to these 4 in particular - Jensen, Honzik, Labate and Corrado. Kind of curious what Tommernes is capable of as well if he makes the jump this season. I really liked 2008 and 2011 overall. 2009 had Rodin and Schroeder, but the later rounders weren't as promising as the 2008 and 2011 draftees.
Which late rounders are exciting from 2008? What counts as a late rounder?
2008: Froshaug doesn't appear to be coming this way anytime soon. Rai is an unknown. Morgan Clark was released.
2009: Connauton (is 3rd late?) shows promise to be an offensive contributor, Peter Andersson plays that quiet, solid 2-way Swedish game teams covet, Joe Cannata is a solid NCAA goaltender, and Steven Anthony just won a Memorial Cup and signed a contract.