North American Skater
Canada
EricCornel
POSITION: Centre
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 186
LAST CLUB TEAM: Peterborough, OHL
BIRTHDATE: 11 April 1996
MID RANK: 23
HOMETOWN: Kemptville, Ont.
FINAL RANK: 25
BORN IN: Peterborough, ON, CAN
• Cornel finished third in team scoring for Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League during the 2013-14 season with 62 points (25-37—62) in 68 games, often lining up alongside Nicholas Ritchie (No. 7-ranked North American skater) on the top line. He added seven points (4-3—7) in eleven postseason games, including five points (4-1—5) in the Petes’ seven-game upset over Kingston in the opening round.

• In 2013-14, Cornel registered two five-point games earning (2-3—5) in a 6-2 win over North Bay on January 11, 2014 and (1-4—5) in a 7-6 loss to Kingston on February 7, 2014.

• He notched three assists in five games for Team Ontario at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• Growing up a Senators fan, his childhood hockey idol was Marian Hossa. A minor hockey coach once nicknamed him “Hossa” because he saw similarities in their skating style.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Ottawa Senators
NHL player: Jason Spezza
Shootout move: “Fake shot, backhand upstairs”
Goal celebration: “Put my stick in the air, hug teammates”
Video game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Movie: Caddyshack, Strange Brew
TV show: SportsCentre
Actor: Will Ferrell
Musician: Blake Shelton
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Arjen Robben
Twitter follow: @JayOnrait