Luca Pinelli burst onto the scene this year for the 67s, scoring 29 goals and 63 points in 67 OHL games. He more than doubled his goal totals from a year ago, and nearly doubled his points total as well, while proving to be a rising offensive star for his junior team.
Luca Pinelli, 5’9″, 170 pounds
Ottawa 67s (OHL)
4th round (#114 overall), 2023 NHL Draft
Playstyle comparisons: Yanni Gourde, Viktor Arvidsson
NHL upside: middle six two-way threat
Professional ETA: 2025 or 2026
Luca is the younger brother of LA Kings prospect Francesco Pinelli – who was picked in the second round (#42 overall) in 2021.