Prospect Profile: Sean Tschigerl

Photo Source: Calgary Hitmen Twitter

Name: Sean Tschigerl

Team: OHA Edmonton Midget Prep (CSSHL)

Position: Center/Left Wing

Date of Birth: April 11th 2003

Hometown: Whitecourt, Alberta

Height/Weight: 5’11 170lbs

Hand: Left

WHL Draft: 4th Overall in 2018 – Calgary Hitmen (Signed)

 

*Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*


Areas of Strength

  • Work Ethic
  • Tenacity
  • All-around Game

Areas of Weakness

  • Consistency
  • Deceptiveness

 

Player Report: Captain and leading all around contributor to his CSSHL Championship winning OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep team. Sean Tschigerl was our 6th ranked prospect going into the WHL Draft, he was selected by the Calgary Hitmen with the 4th selection in the draft and had an impressive first camp with the team in August/September. Tschigerl has spent both of his last two seasons playing in the CSSHL with the OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep’s. His first season he was one of the top forwards as a first year, finishing 5th in team points with 31 in 30 regular season games. In his next season with the team, Tschigerl led his team in scoring with 70 points in the 30 games, he also had a  spectacular playoff run with the team where he had 10 goals in five games. Tschigerl is the all-time leader in point for the Bantam Prep’s with 101 points in his 60 regular season games. Tschigerl played along side 6th overall pick Colton Dach (Saskatoon Blades 1st 2018) for most of both seasons.

Sean Tschigerl is a tenacious two-way forward who plays with a competitive nature. A natural leader off the ice and on the ice. Tschigerl exemplifies what a hard working all around forward looks like, he’s a player who leads by example and doesn’t give up on plays. Tschigerl possesses a non stop motor, he loves to throw his weight around physically and outwork the opposition in one on one situations. He plays with an abundance of energy, constantly engaged in the play and shows urgency in all aspects of the game. A gritty forward who is physically matured well for his age. He can play with a bit of bite and nastiness to his game. As a net front presence Tschigerl is tough to contain for defenders, he has a solid frame and he is capable of planting it in front of a goaltender and screen effectively while batting down pucks. Shows he can be a proven finisher around the net, he’s first to loose pucks and has an explosive first reaction on pucks. Skating wise he has a long powerful stride, his acceleration remains around average but he can reach a dynamic top speed. A powerful body, Tschigerl uses his strength/power and tenacious puck handling to sift his way through lanes. Tschigerl can be elusive at times as well showing agile puck work in traffic, he maneuvers his way around the offensive zone. Without the puck Tschigerl is often all over the offensive zone, at times planting his strong frame in the slot. He displays a wicked release on a heavy shot that can often burn goalies before they can react. His all around game shines as he is constantly engages and aware, even defensively he back-checks harder than anyone else and supports his defenders in his defensive zone. Tschigerl has a skilled stick that can create turnovers, an excellent puck transitioning forward who can create chances on the rush. Tschigerl brings all those necessary components to a team’s future captain, he’s a player who you love having on your team but hate playing against. 

Tschigerl is a low risk, high reward type of pick. He doesn’t have any true weaknesses to his game but can work on becoming more consistent. He brings pro level intangibles and elite work ethic to a teams locker room. Tschigerl’s not going to be a player who puts up 100+ points in the WHL but he will do whatever he can for his team to win. I’d bet on Tschigerl having no problems translating his game to the WHL as a 16 year old. He elevates his game against tougher/older competition. Tschigerl’s game compares well to a player like Tanner Jeannot.

Coaches Quote: “Sean Is the most complete player I hav ever seen at that age. His compete level and daily practice habits are through the roof. His leadership is strengthened by his ability to raise his teammates compete level in practices and games by challenging them to match his. He is incredibly mature and wise beyond his years. I have no doubt he will be able to translate his already pro habits and preparation into a career in the game.” – Sean Beissel (Head Coach – OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep)

Past Seasons:

2016-2017 – OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep: 30GP-13G-18A-31PTS 58PIMS Playoffs: 3GP-2G-1A-3PTS 0PIMS

2017-2018 – OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep: 30GP-31G-39A-70PTS 26PIMS Playoffs: 5GP-10G-4A-14PTS 2PIMS

OHA Edmonton Midget Prep: 2GP-2G-0A-2PTS 2PIMS

 

Accolades:

CSSHL Bantam Prep Champion