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2015 NHL Draft Guide: Top 5 Body Checkers

Best bodychecker

A 6-4 210-pound forward barreling down on OHL defencemen at an alarmingly fast rate to deliver a massive hit brings back visions of another OHL bone crusher from days gone by. "You are reminded of Lindros physically with that speed, size and ultimately, hitting ability," said one scout in describing Lawson Crouse.  "He can be a physical force."

   Meier is one of the stockiest players in the draft, and he uses that girth to run through people with or without the puck. Siegenthaler is no Swiss Miss...the big blueliner will step up to deliver the big hit when he sees the opportunities.  Meloche was one of the more willing bodycheckers in the CHL as a 17-year-old. Provorov makes the big hits at the right times with great timing and core strength.  

Meier_AB411601. Lawson Crouse
2. Timo Meier
3. Jonas Siegenthaler
4. Nicolas Meloche
5. Ivan Provorov