Duff profiles Oscar Plandowski

Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff penned a fine profile of Red Wings 2021 draft pick and Charlottetown Islanders defenseman Oscar Plandowski:

Every NHL draft pick wants to get to skate in the show, to experience the lifestyle of an NHLer. For Detroit Red Wings draft choice Oscar Plandowski, that’s been a reality in his life for as long as he can remember.

His father Darryl is the director of amateur scouting for the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. Plandowski’s mother Jill works as a power skating coach in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her pupils include Red Wings defensive prospect Jared McIsaac.

The hockey life surrounds Oscar Plandowski.

“It was normal for me,” Oscar said. “I never got to experience anything different. But I think as a little kid it was the coolest being able to go into games for free walking in with my dad, going to see junior games, traveling with him on the road the occasional time.

“It has its perks, it also has its negatives as a kid, when your dad’s not there most of the winter, that can be tough, but I think the positives outweigh the negatives, especially preparing for the draft it was definitely huge.”


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