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Cameron Elsby Junior Review - The Man, The Myth , The Legend ?

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Player Profile

D.O.B –May 16th 2004
Nationality – Canada
Draft Eligibility – S81
Height –6’8
Weight –250 lbs
Position – Defense
Handedness – Left


Cameron Elsby is a S81 VHL Draft eligible defenseman but most of all a S80 VHLM Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His older brother, Spencer Elsby, was drafted by the Philadelphia Reapers in the S72 VHLM Dispersal Draft and played briefly for the Missisauga Hounds prior to the draft in S71.


Prior to his time in the GNML and NOJHL, Elsby played youth hockey for Soo Greyhounds U14 AAA, Soo Thunder U15 AAA and the Soo Thunderbirds U16 AAA as an underager and Captained the team the following season Also representing team NOHA at the OHL Cup as well as being selected to Team White of the U-17 Team Canada Roster. Elsby was drafted 21st overall by the London Knights with the last pick in the first round in the 2021 OHL Priority Draft and was poised to make his OHL debut in 2021-2022


Due to COVID-19, Elsby didn’t play in the OHL this year. But, was named to Canada’s U18 roster at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championships in Frisco, Texas and Plano, Texas. Elsby recorded one point in the tournament. He had recorded an assist when he fired a stretch pass at the blue-line in the neutral zone, his teammate collected the pass and scored a snap shot goal from the perimeter.


After an outstanding rookie season with the Thunderbirds', I was fully confident that Elsby would rise in people’s rankings when the OHL eventually got back on the ice for the 2020-21 season, but that didn’t end up happening. As a result, he is taking the best of his situation in making the transition to the VHLM for the end of the S79 Season creating a chance to prove to people he could be drafted in the first three rounds, even though the talent is there. Picking Elsby in the late rounds could be a real bang for your buck pick when we look back on it 10 years from now.


At this point, the next time that Elsby is scheduled to play again is when the today with the Mississauga Hounds as his season kicks off while the Hounds are continuing there playoff rush Elsby has now joined. Potentially, we could see Elsby play at the VHLM/VHLE Top Prospects tournament in Sault Ste Marie Michigan, but the rosters are not finalized yet. There is still much to learn about Cameron Elsby as he is such a RAW Talent with so many uncertainties and unknowns, the public is dying to know more and hopefully we will get to know more about this towering defenseman.



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