Weight: 85 lbs
Team: Copper Cliff Reds AA
Many young hockey players model their game after Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar. As a right defenseman, Adam Dabliz is no exception. Makar’s influence on Dabliz shines through in a number of ways, beginning with Dabliz’s choice in jersey number. He wears either No. 12 — because he was born in 2012 — or No. 8, because it’s Makar’s number.
Skating is Dabliz’s favorite part of hockey, and he tries to mimic Makar’s moves as he improves that area of his game. Dabliz practices four times per week during the season and two to three times per week in the summer. In addition to his summer training, he runs one to two times per week with his sister and parents. In the winter months, he can practice whenever he’d like since his dad and grandfather made an outdoor rink. Dabliz is a multi-sport athlete, playing baseball and excelling in track and field when he’s not on the ice.
Dabliz has played hockey for six years and has worked at right defenseman and right wing for three years. He moves the puck well to complement his strong edgework, vision and speed. He and his teams have been successful. He won an AA Draftday Tournament and AA Pickering tournament with the Copper Cliff Reds AA. Regardless of the outcome though, Dabliz can live with the results. He said his parents taught him early on to always do his best, that way he’ll have no regrets.