Left-handed defenseman (LHD) Jake Sanderson has been rising up draft boards for the 2020 NHL Draft. Bob McKenzie’s midseason list had him at number 9, sparking a lot of discussion online.
The crop of Americans in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft is an interesting group. They are sandwiched in between what was a great class in 2019, and what appears to be a great class in 2021.
After we released our January draft rankings just over a week ago, we asked for some questions on the rankings or about the draft in general. Thanks to everyone who submitted a question.
John-Jason Peterka RW, EHC München (DEL) 5’11″/192 lbs., 18.05 years TPN Rank: #21 Strengths: Electrifying skater with great straight-line speed that opens up space for himself and his teammates. Peterka’s speed makes him very deadly in transition, often catching defenders unprepared to defend him properly, leaving gaps in the ice which he often compromises on.Fluidity … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: John-Jason Peterka
The Prospect Network's January Top 62 for the 2020 NHL Draft
Prior to last year, only five players had ever received the CHL’s so called Exceptional Status. This allows players to enter the CHL a year younger than normal, at 15 rather than 16. So it came as a shock to many when two players applied for the status for the 2019-20 season. Matthew Savoie and … Continue reading Three Players Apply for the CHL’s Exceptional Status
A hyperintelligent puckmoving blueliner, Benning is already the best defenceman in the entire AJHL and he isn't even 18 years old.
After a strong 2019 draft, the American crop coming in 2020 has been a disappointment to many. The top American, Antonio Stranges, is playing in Canada, and the first NTDP player isn’t expected to be picked until the late stages of the first round. While this is unfortunate for USA Hockey, the current NTDP U17 … Continue reading A Deep Dive into the NTDP U17 Team
The Prospect Network's November Top 62 rankings are here.
Between the 6th and 10th of November we had the U18 Five Nations tournament here in my hometown of Sundsvall. In this piece I'll go through the most high profile players and some of the stand outs and let downs.