No relation to Bobby Orr, Robert Orr would be a fantastic draft pick for the LA Kings, with his rankings projecting the young forward to go in the third round.
A versatile forward, Robert Orr should have teams salivating in the third round as a potential steal in this draft class. The LA Kings took the highly talented duo of Alex Laferriere and Kasper Simontaival in the third round of last year’s draft. Orr would be a great selection to add to the Kings’ cabinet of forward prospects, especially considering the organization has two more third-round picks in the upcoming draft. Orr was selected in the fifth round of the QMJHL draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs and was later traded to Halifax in June 2020. Of note, he’s one of the youngest players in this draft class and doesn’t turn 18 until September.
In his only season in the QMJHL thus far, the Beaconsfield, Quebec native tallied 15 goals and 17 assists, leading the league in points (32) among rookie skaters. On the Halifax roster, Orr played with Philadelphia Flyers 2020 fifth-round pick Elliot Desnoyers and 2021 NHL draft-eligible prospect Zachary L’Heureux. Colorado Avalanche 2020 first-round pick Justin Barron also played in 33 games for the Moosehead before joining the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate. Needless to say, Orr played with a lot of NHL talent last season.
Watching his film, you can’t help but notice Orr’s net presence. He displays excellent skating ability and quickness, with his forechecking one of his more underrated attributes. I love that he can be used in any situation; left wing, center, right wing, powerplays, penalty shots, you name it. Orr is a player that a franchise would love to find, especially in the middle rounds of their draft class.
Robert Orr, C
- Age: 17
- Height: 5-foot-11
- Weight: 176 lbs
- Shot: L
- Ranked #75 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
- Ranked #79 by FCHOCKEY
- Ranked #130 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked #76 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
- Ranked #82 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
- Ranked #84 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Orr owns a plus-shot for its accuracy and quick release, and he does most of his damage within 15 feet of the net. Orr uses a quick snap shot and rarely shoots off the pass, mostly because he stays in motion and likes to mix it up along the boards. The rapidity of his release, in essence, has the same effect as a one-timer, and Orr will still generate velocity on attempts as he cuts across the middle or fires shots off his back foot. Orr is no slouch in the playmaking department. He uses the threat of his shot to freeze defensemen and goalies to find an open teammate and has soft enough hands to saucer accurate passes while moving at top speed. – The Draft Analyst
“In the defensive zone, Orr has good positioning. He typically sits along low danger and tries to keep the cycle along the boards in low danger. But, when the puck shifts from the right side to the left side, he will adjust like most wingers do and cover the slot in an insurance capacity.” – Smaht Scouting
Orr’s motor carries him up and down the ice and rarely lets up; he forechecks at speed, attacks at speed, and defends at speed, with quick stops and starts. Intelligent support player who scans the ice before entering the puck battle.- Elite Prospects