Future Fish Friday: James Hardie

Future Fish Friday is back this summer and we cannot wait to give you the inside scoop on our Future Steelheads. Each week we will be featuring one of our Steelheads prospects, so you can get to know what they’re like on and off the ice.

We kick things off with Steelheads prospect James Hardie, drafted in the first round, eighth overall in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection

Name: James Hardie
Birthday: January 18 2002
Height: 5’10
Weight: 154 pounds
Shoots: Left
Position: Left Wing
Previous Team: Barrie Junior Colts
Home Town: Innisfil, ON

Drafted from the Barrie Jr. Colts, Hardie recorded 70 points (41 goals, 29 assists) in 34 regular season games this past season. He added six goals and seven assists in eight playoff games. Hardie is described as “a goal scorer with a heavy shot who can beat defenders and finds open ice well”.

This or That?


  • Favourite Pet: Dog
  • Favourite Coffee Shop: Tim Hortons
  • Favourite Gaming Console: PlayStation
  • Favourite Social Media Platform: Instagram
  • What Do You Pour First, Milk or Cereal: Cereal
  • What Tastes better, Coke or Pepsi: Coke
  • What Are You, Early Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl
  • Favourite Breakfast Meat: Bacon
  • Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza: No
  • Favourite Music Genre: Rap
  • Netflix or YouTube Videos: Netflix
  • Shower or Bath: Shower
  • Tea or Coffee: Tea
  • City or Countryside: City
  • Pen or Pencil: Pen
  • Favourite TV Series: Shameless
  • Colour Tape: White
  • Favourite Place to visit: Bahamas
  • Three (3) Words That Describe You: Kind, Focused, Outgoing
  • Favourite Movie to Watch on The Road: Superbad
  • Favourite Athlete Growing Up: Alex Ovechkin
  • Hidden Talent: Good at Golf
  • Pre-Game Superstitions: Tape stick before every game, music on the way
  • Biggest Inspiration: Dad
  • Song on Pre-Game Playlist: Any Migos songs
  • Pre/Post-Game Rituals: Chocolate Milk
  • Favourite Hobby Off Ice: Golf, Fortnight
  • Favourite Sport Besides Hockey: Golf
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: Chewing with mouth open
  • If You Had Super Powers What Would They Be: Invisibility and Flying
  • Favourite Board Game: Monopoly
  • Nickname: Hardz
  • What Celebrity Would You Choose to Have Lunch With: Wayne Gretzky
  • Go to Karaoke Song: Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line
  • Greatest Achievement: Getting drafted to the Steelheads
  • If You Could Rule the World For One Day, What Would You Ban: Guns
  • Favourite Ice-Cream Flavour: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Favourite Quote/Saying: Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard

We will be profiling a new prospect every Friday this summer. Don’t miss next week’s profile on Mason Carter.

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