Eric Locke - Barrie Colts
5'9" - 170 lbs
D.O.B. November 21, 1993
Eric Locke started the 2010-2011 season as a member of the Windsor Spitfires where he scored 14 goals in just 26 games to start the season. He was named the Spitfires player of the week on Oct 18th. Before a trade sent him to the Colts, Locke had played in 38 games for the Spits notching 19 goals and 14 assists.
Locke played in 27 games for a somewhat rebuilding Colts team where he scored 7 goals and added 14 assists to finish the season with 26 goals and 28 assists. He finished the season eighth in rookie scoring. Locke was named the OHL Rookie of the Month for November.
At the end of the season, Locke was selected to play for Team Canada at the IIHF U18 World Championships where he scored twice and added an assist as Canada finished fourth in the tournament.
Locke was selected in the 13th round of the 2009 OHL Priority Draft. In 2010 he led his Mississauga Reps Major Midget AAA to the Telus Cup Championship with 8 points in 7 games en route to being named the tournaments MVP.
Size will be the only going concern for Locke going forward. He is a pure goal scorer with outstanding playmaking skills and a work ethic that is second to none. He plays bigger than his 5'9" frame and not afraid to head to the net and take his punishment. He's a good skater with good speed, possesses a good shot that he gets away quickly. He plays in all situations. He has a high hockey IQ with an uncanny knack of finding open areas where teammates can find him.