Khan profiles defenseman Oscar Plandowski

MLive’s Ansar Khan profiles Red Wings 2021 draft pick Oscar Plandowski, a defenseman for the QMJHL’s Charlottetown Islanders, this afternoon/evening. Plandowski’s father is the director of amateur scouting for the Arizona Coyotes, and his mother is a professional skating coach:

“Hockey is my No. 1 passion,” Plandowski said. “It’s been my dream to get drafted. I definitely get to see a different side of it, being able to witness it growing up, my dad preparing for drafts. Just having him has been huge. I definitely wouldn’t be anywhere without both my parents. They’ve been a huge part of my career. I’m definitely grateful to have parents in hockey.”

Plandowski said he “wouldn’t be close to where I am today” without his mother’s help.

“She taught me how to skate,” he said. “Ever since I can remember (his father) has been traveling and away a lot. She was a huge part of my upbringing, driving me to rinks, doing whatever she could to help me get better. She knew I loved the game, so she dedicated everything. So, this is all on her. I’m really fortunate to have her.”


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