Center Height: 6-0 Weight:
199 Shoots: Right Last Team: Kootenay League: WHL Birthdate: June 24, 1982 Home:Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Stoll and his Kootenay teammates lost in the 2000 Memorial Cup tournament, but many others who lost the Cup still went on enjoy NHL success after being drafted in the first round later that year. This group includes two superstars who eventually took home the Stanley Cup. Grant Fuhr, who couldn't win the CHL title with Victoria in 1981, and Lanny McDonald, whose Medicine Hat team failed in 1973, can both assure Stoll that there is life after that disappointment.
Played a key defensive, two way role for Team Canada at the 2000-01 World Junior Tournament ... Scored a goal for the 2000 Team Orr in the CHL prospects game.....plays a gritty, hard-nosed physical game....decent overall skating but appears a step slow....gets under the opponent's skin and plays the role of a pest....fair offensive ability but may lack the finish to become an offensive producer at the NHL level....could improve his strength....
While Stoll does not have the skating ability or the offensive talent to become a top line player at the NHL level, he projects as a gritty third-line forward with his work ethic and physical play...The Flames drafted him for the physical play he can bring to the table...He was a player who sunk the Calgary Hitmen en route to the 2000 Memorial Cup so the Flames had a good, close-up look at him throughout the WHL playoffs
NOTES2001 Highlights: Led the Kootenay Ice in scoring last season with 40 goals and 106 points, both career highs in the WHL. ... Played on a line with current Oiler, Mike Comrie, until Comrie signed a contract in Edmonton. Represented Canada at the 2000-01 World Junior Tournament.
Background: Selected first overall by Edmonton in 1997 WHL bantam draft after dominating Saskatchewan bantam leagues with 210 points in 1996-97. Scored 55 goals in 1997-98 for Saskatoon team in Midget AAA league. Also plays baseball.