Team: Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 190
REPORT: KÄRPÄT @ SAIPA (LIIGA), FEBRUARY 9, 2021
Sedoff is playing for SaiPa on loan from the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. He has logged over 19 minutes of ice-time per game and he has done his job well. In this game against Kärpät, he played on the first pairing and on the power play as well. He kept pucks moving north and made good passes through the middle of the ice. However, he lost the control of the puck twice along the offensive blueline and SaiPa had to regroup in the neutral zone. Overall, he handled the puck quite well. Sedoff is a strong skater with quick acceleration and effective footwork. In the neutral zone, he closed space quickly and he defended the blueline well with his stick. When SaiPa was trailing by one goal in the third period, he pinched in and did a nice job to keep the play in the opposing end. He also delivered a big hit on a clearly smaller Kärpät forward after the opponent had entered the offensive zone. Sedoff was not selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, but there’s a good chance he will hear his named called next time around.
2020 NHL DRAFT PREVIEW
Sedoff was absolutely phenomenal when I watched him play in the U16 league a few years ago, very close to the level of Olli Juolevi. Although he won’t be drafted as high as Juolevi, he will likely hear his name called on the second day of the NHL Draft. Sedoff is an economical and smooth skater who displays very good edge work. He moves effortlessly around the ice and he trusts his mobility which enables him to keep tight gaps. He covers shooting and passing lanes efficiently and reads the game well in defensive situations. Offensively, he can help his team in zone exits and in the transition game. He can jump into the rush and does so in a timely manner. His puck skills are good, albeit not high end. He has swift hands and good puck control. His shots from the point aren’t wasted because he shoots with a purpose. He is currently playing on loan for FPS in Finland’s second-highest league before he will rejoin the Red Deer Rebels for the start of the WHL season. Draft projection: 4th round
REPORT: JYP @ HIFK U16, MARCH 27, 2018
Sedoff played his first U16 game of the season against JYP in the playoffs. He recorded two assists in a 4-1 win and showcased an excellent two-way game. He’s a very polished skater. He moved really well in all directions and carried the puck effectively on a few occasions by using his quickness – his skating is a great mix of agility and fluidity. He moved the puck effectively from the backend and he was active offensively. What’s more, Sedoff has a quick point shot with impressive power as well. His overall game was very strong.
REPORT: KALPA @ HIFK U18, JANUARY 28, 2018
Sedoff played a stable game for HIFK U18 in a 5-4 loss to KalPa. The defenseman played in all situations for his team. He’s a high-end skater with great four-way mobility, very quick first few steps and impressive footwork; could still work on his balance, however. Sedoff handled the puck confidently the defensive zone and unleashed a couple of quick shots from the point through traffic. He played a rather solid physical game along the boards and used his stick well to poke pucks away from the oncoming forwards. Certain times his reads could have been better, both with and without the puck. Sedoff is a defenseman with great long-term potential, possessing the skating ability and offensive skills to become a notable NHL prospect down the road.