Last year I decided it would be super interesting and pretty informative to take a deep dive into some micro-stats with a focus on transitional play for some top players, specifically European defenseman. I thought at the time that this was one of the more under-utilized means of finding talent. It proved to have great … Continue reading Tracking Project: Standouts and Letdowns.
On December 28, the Kingston Frontenacs announced that they had received a commitment from Martin Chromiak, whom they had drafted second overall in the CHL Import Draft the summer before. Five days later, the Slovakian winger scored his first Ontario Hockey League goal just under nine minutes into his debut against the OHL-best Ottawa 67's. … Continue reading Martin Chromiak’s versatile offensive game should make him an attractive option at the 2020 NHL Draft
About a month ago I set out to try to explain why a disproportionate amount of goalies end up being busts. I started by looking at every bust in a ten year span to see if they had anything in common. I had already long believed, and still believe, that teams just don’t know enough … Continue reading The Two Reasons Why So Many Goalies End Up As Busts
Jack Quinn RW, Ottawa 67's (OHL) 5'11"/176 lbs, 17.99 years old Strengths Elite-level goalscorer with a terrifying release: Quinn has a rocket of shot with one of the quickest releases in the draft. His snapshot is his primary weapon: he likes to pull the puck back into his wheelhouse before snapping it forwards, disguising his … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jack Quinn
Even with the vast scouting networks employed by today's NHL teams, there is always plenty of value to be had outside of the top 31 picks at the NHL Entry Draft. In fact, three of the NHL's ten top scorers this season were drafted outside of the first round: Artemi Panarin (undrafted), Brad Marchand (71st … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft: Top Sleepers