Not sure if any of this was posted when we made the pick, but some stuff I dug up on Cholo:http://thehockeywriters.com/dennis-chol ... t-profile/
http://lastwordonsports.com/2016/05/11/ ... -draft-44/
Cholowski is a noticeable step down from the top tier of defenders eligible for the draft, be he still offers tantalizing upside as a late bloomer and someone whose ceiling remains somewhat of a mystery. His skating is a promising glimpse into what his ultimate upside could be, as a gifted puck moving defender who is able to take care of business in his own end and play big minutes in all situations.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2646 ... rounds-1-3
Dennis Cholowski is a strong two-way defender. Offensively he moves the puck very well, with a strong first pass out of the zone to get the transition game started. At the offensive blue line, he is poised with the puck on his stick, and willing to hold onto it and move laterally in order to create passing and shooting lanes. He has good vision and can make tape-to-tape passes through small openings. Due to high-end hockey sense and IQ, Cholowski often makes the right play with the puck on his stick. Cholowski doesn’t have a cannon from the point, but it has decent power. More importantly he keeps it low and gets it on net through traffic. He also has the stick handling skill to also get involved in leading the rush, or carrying the puck through the neutral zone.
36. Winnipeg Jets: Dennis Cholowski, D, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCJHL)
Finally, I've unearthed the truth behind why TS hated this deal. It stole a player from his real favorite team!
I really wonder where the Wings had him on their draft board. His freshman season sure looks underwhelming from afar. I like what I read of his work ethic and I really like what I read about his hockey IQ. After busting out on 2 other 1st round D that everyone seems to think were more talented in Kindl (bad work ethic?) & Smith (low hockey IQ) maybe this kid with the great work ethic and the high hockey IQ turns out to be pretty damn good. I sure as hell hope so.