The 6’2 175 pound native of Richmond Hill Ontario is in his second Ontario Hockey League season. In 63 games last season he scored 15 goals and added 33 assists in 63 games and finishing fifth among rookies with 48 points. He was named to the OHL All-Rookie team at the end of his first season.
Dal Colle was drafted in the first round, 7th overall in the 2012 Priority Selection after putting up 44 goals and 34 assists in 42 games for the Vaughn Kings Minor Midget AAA. He made the jump to the OHL seamlessly. He was selected to play for Team Ontario at the World under 17 Hockey Challenge and in 5 games scored twice and contributed 4 assists.
He went on to play for Team Canada in August at the Ivan Hlinka winning a gold medal. He had 2 goals and 2 assists in the tournament.
In 2008/2009 Dal Colle was named the top forward in the OHF Peewee AAA and in 2010/2011 he was named to the NHLPA AllState All-Canadian Mentorship.
Dal Colle came into this season as legitimate offensive force for the Oshawa Generals. He has led or been near the top of most offensive categories among the Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible players. He currently sits fifth in the entire league in scoring. Consistency isn’t an issue for Dal Colle – having not gone more than 2 games without registering a point since October 2012, stretching 118 games going back to last season.
Dal Colle already has good size – albeit, he’ll need to bulk up – and is a good skater. He has strong puck possession abilities and very good hockey senses. He makes strong, crisp, accurate passes and knows how to find seems to accept a pass for a scoring chance. He has a knack for being able to slow the game down and has shown the ability to play a strong 3 zone game. Known as a goal scorer, his game has become as much about playmaking and playing a responsible defensive game as it has scoring.