Prospect Profile: Caleb Reimer

Name: Caleb Reimer

Team: Delta Green (CSSHL)

Position: Forward

Hometown: British Columbia

Height/Weight: 6’3 178lbs

Hand: Left

WHL Draft:

DraftGeek Rank: 42


 

Areas of Strength

  • Physical tools
  • Skill Set
  • Upside

Areas of Weakness

  • Offensive Consistency
  • Skating

Report: Reimer is a unique package, sitting at a steady 6’3 178lbs he’s one of the biggest forwards in the draft. A long lanky skater with an extended stride that covers ground quickly. Reimer is a sneaky skilled individual. A bit of an awkward skater who’s still adjusting to his body. Reimer plays a very skill based game, he likes to attempt to play with creativity when leading the attack. Capable of out skilling defenseman one on one and dazzling with flashy puck handling. Reimer’s effectiveness with the puck however is when he bares down and exploits that reach of his to bully his way to the net with speed, attacking down the wall and across the goal line. Generates space for himself with sharp cuts to the middle, Reimer must get shots off on his forehand in the slot, and is constantly attempting to work himself into that positon. A better back hand passer than most in this draft class, he’s shown that when given time and space he can elevate pucks on his forehand or backhand on point to a streaking team mate going to the net. Relentless puck pursuit who will innate stick lifts in corners and pin pucks to the wall, hoping the second man in will retrieve the puck from his feet. Plays with intensity, Reimer’s always engaged in the play and hounding down pucks on the back check and on the fore-check. Reimer has a wicked quick snap shot release that for his size lacks the kind of velocity you would expect but is often aimed around the pads of net minders. Reimer’s offensive instincts are translatable, that willingness to drive pucks to the net or to middle ice is something that once he polishes his game he will be capable of doing often. Reimer’s size and physical punch will make Reimer a utility player at the next level. As he continues to move up the hockey ranks he’s going to start to be used in a power winger sort of role where he expected to assert his size at every chance he gets. A lot of people will look at Reimer as a bottom six winger, but Reimer wants to play the skill game and wants to get on the score sheet. Learn to impose himself physically and set up his game deep in the offensive end, as he often focuses on creating chances or directly attacking the net from high in the offensive zone. Once he adds those robust qualities to his game Reimer will be a physical specimen, a monster forward who can do it and his naturally gifted toolset will make him incredibly versatile.