LA Kings Draft: Brennan Othmann 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

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Scouting Report

"February 2021 – In a unique year, Brennan Othmann is taking a unique path. Playing with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL last year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced him to get creative like many other North American players, leading the young Firebird to play in the Swiss League, second-level Swiss hockey. The transition hasn’t been without bumps in the road but Othmann has done a good job of making his mark in every game, even if he isn’t always finding the scoresheet. His 15 points in 25 games are fairly impressive for a teenager against men, even with the lower level of competition. His shot remains a weapon and he’s choosing to use it more this year which is encouraging. Othmann’s puck skills are impressive and his blend of playmaking and goal-scoring give him versatility in any lineup. The Scarborough, Ontario native has brought a physical edge with him to Switzerland as he looks bigger and stronger than last year. He is engaging physically when at his best, inviting contact at times to make a play. Othmann is a good skater who has shown instant acceleration at times when in a puck race, beating an opponent he trailed by a stride or more. His understanding of body positioning in puck battles is a skill that continues to develop and he should be just fine physically as a pro if he continues to develop at this rate. His speed and skill combination allow him to draw the eyes and attention of defenders before finding the open teammate. His passing is crisp and strong, rarely coming off his stick lacking pep. There are times when Othmann overshoots his target, seemingly expecting them to be a bit faster or further ahead than they were. His defensive game has been an area of steady improvement, showing a real commitment to it this year as a pro. He has been asked to do a lot by his coaches with Olten but he has shown capable more often than not. His game is based on his mobility and shot but the two-way winger does a good job of leveraging his various skills to ensure he plays a solid 200-foot game. If/when the OHL starts up, Othmann should be back in a Firebirds uniform. When that happens, the OHL may be in for a rude awakening as a bigger, stronger and faster Othamnn will be hitting the ice in an orange sweater. Dobber Prospects/Ferrari"


  • 19-20: 17G, 16A, 36 PIM, +3 in 55 games for the Flint Firebirds (OHL)
  • 20-21: 7G, 9A, 64 PIM, -2 in 34 games for EHC Olten (Swiss League)
  • 2021: 3G, 3A, 6 PIM, +6 in 7 games for Team Canada (U18s)