6’3 ¼ ”
Conor Thacker is a reliable defenseman that uses his size effectively. Thacker does not shy from physical contact, he knows how to use his body to win puck battles, and provides secure puck protection. He uses his long reach to create turnovers with ease. Conor also shows strong gap control and good agility to shut down opponents. As a strong two-way defender, he is smart in his positioning and makes swift passes to create offensive opportunities for his team. Thacker has already developed an OHL caliber shot and physicality, but he continues to work on his skating to become a faster, more agile skater. This is something that should naturally improve as Conor grows into his frame and a skill that will only allow him to become even more threatening. Thacker is a physically impactful player who displays a strong set of skills that should allow for an easy transition into the next level of play.