Although injuries limited his season to 37 games, Jamieson Rees impressed with the Sarnia Sting in 2018-19 as he finished just below a point-per-game pace in collecting 10 goals and 22 assists. That play followed his formidable showing with Canada at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he put up four points in five games en route to a gold medal win. He also shined on the international stage at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship as he recorded eight points in seven games. Rees is the 30th-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings.
Rees describes himself as a two-way centre and compares his playing style to Travis Konecny, a former Sting graduate, noting that the two share a similar compete level and offensive skill.
A native of Hamilton, Ont., Rees is noted for his deceptive speed, making him an offensive threat both off the rush and at one-on-one. A noted playmaker with exceptional vision, Rees has registered 15 goals and 37 assists across 83 career contests in the OHL.