Cameron Hillis

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C CAMERON HILLIS
Birthdate: 2000-06-24
Birthplace: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Shoots: Right
Height: 5′-10″
Weight: 168 lbs
NHL Draft: 2018 | Round 3 | 66th overall
Montreal Canadiens own rights until June 1, 2020

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Guelph Storm (OHL) 2019-20


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Cam Hillis’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


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A skilled passer with excellent playmaking abilities and high-end vision. His skating stride is above average as he gets low and explodes through his lower body. He moves really well laterally and makes quick cut turns while keeping with the pace of play. Hillis’ tenacity and aggressive forecheck coupled with his never-ending engine make him an effective player on the offense. His vision is excellent which attributes to his great playmaking abilities. Hillis can make deceptive passing plays or send a saucer pass cross-ice through the penalty killer box like it’s nobodies business. He also really excels around the goal line which allows him to use his great vision but also his aggressive drive the net plays. He’s an effective penalty killer as he always keeps his feet moving and uses his stick well to break up and anticipate plays. Hillis has a below-average shot and finishing touch as most of his goals come from inside the hash marks of the rebound or tap in variety. Hillis suffered multiple injuries throughout the year including a broken collar bone which held him out of the Guelph Storm playoff run.

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“Cameron Hillis is a skilled forward with soft hands and excellent hockey sense. He is an offensive catalyst every time he is on the ice. Crisp accurate passer who always finds a seam to thread the puck through. Although Hillis is a top notch playmaker he also uses his shot with regularity making him a double threat and hard to read on what he might do, shoot or pass. Utilizes great vision, shrewd awareness and outstanding anticipation to read the opposition and exploit their weakness. Propels to top speed smoothly using a wide, lowered skating base where he generates power through use of total leg range of motion. Defensive zone play is inconsistent and will need seasoning but shows a healthy compete tracking back to provide valuable back pressure. As a smaller skilled forward, Hillis recognizes that adding strength to his overall game will help him compete in smaller areas of the ice.” – (TheScout.ca)

“Hasn’t been quite as good for me the last few times I’ve seen Guelph, but I still really like this kid’s potential. It’s important to remember that this is his first year playing in the OHL after coming over from the Prep scene. He’s going to go through stretches where he’s a non factor, but there are other nights where he’s the best player on the ice. Really excited to see where his play is at next year when he’s spent a year getting stronger and faster. Prime time playmaker who has a great hockey IQ. Best candidate of any player on this list who two years from now we say, “man, how did this guy go in the 2nd/3rd round.” – Brock Otten (OHL Prospects)

“Offensively, Hillis has an ability to gain the zone, and when he does he is able to keep possession. He can slow the play down and be patient, waiting for the play to develop. He uses those assets wisely and when paired with his very good vision and passing abilities, makes him a dangerous playmaker. Those skills come to the forefront on the powerplay.” – Dominic Tiano (OHL Writers)


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