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While other websites out there are scrambling to gather information on this year’s NHL Draftees because they neglected to follow what they were doing all year long, we here at Prospect Watch have already been there and done that, so, in an effort to keep you up to date on all the latest and greatest developing young talents from around the world today we decided to dive even deeper into the prospect pool with this article to talk about a fifteen-year-old phenom who won’t even be available until the 2027 Draft.

That player’s name is Rocco Pelosi. Now, what makes Rocco unique in my mind is that he is a local prodigy, a Sewell, New Jersey native who is taking the hockey world by storm right now.

And, if for some reason you haven’t seen the hundreds of videos of him and his team on YouTube and or numerous other social media platforms, you’ll be eager to know that Pelosi played for the Mount St. Charles Academy’s 14U AAA Team last year. Where this 5’10, 154-pound center was able to compile an unheard-of 87 goals and 83 assists for 170 points through just 64 games played this year! Folks, to save you the math, that means he averaged 1.35 goals per game and tallied 2.65 points per game this season.

But don’t get it twisted, Mount St. Charles wasn’t just playing games against your local rinks teams this past season; they spent the year traveling around North America to compete against some of the best clubs around. Teams like the Huron Perth Lakers, who they beat to win the Florida Exposure Cup, the Pens Elite to take the Northeast Pack Championships, and the legendary Shattuck St. Mary’s Hockey Club to claim this year’s National Championship (a team, mind you that has produced such NHL legends as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, and Nathan Mackinnon).

And, so that it sinks in on how great Rocco could potentially be, let me share with you how his accolades from this season compare to Nathan Mackinnon’s from his 14U season with Shattuck St. Mary’s. Back in the 2009-2010 season, when Nathan played for SSM, he was only able to put up 54 goals and 47 assists for 101 points through 58 games played, which acquits to a margin of difference of 33 goals and 69 points!

Now, at this point in the article, I usually try to break down each prospect’s strengths and point out some weaknesses in their game. But, honestly, it’s hard to do at the present time because Rocco’s level of play is off the charts. I mean, it’s to the point where he can do whatever he wants while he’s out on the ice—leaving me no holes in his game to point out. Will that change in time? Probably, when he reaches a level of competition where he is playing against young men who are at least three or four years older than him, but as of right now, all we can do is sit back and watch in amazement.