A hyperintelligent puckmoving blueliner, Benning is already the best defenceman in the entire AJHL and he isn't even 18 years old.
Recency bias is one hell of a drug. It's easy to get carried away after a standout international performance. After Cole Perfetti's 12 points in five games at August's Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, we saw exactly how easy it is.
Cormier is flying under the radar (assumedly the result of his lack of exposure to date), but his body of work in QMJHL play as a rookie and through his first few games as a sophomore reflects that of a clear top 31 selection, potentially as high as the top 20.
A perennial topic of interest every draft season are class superlatives-- the best skaters, shooters, playmakers, and puckhandlers in the draft. We touched on two of these-- the best skaters and shooters-- in our inaugural Prospect Panel here at The Prospect Network, but as a subject that always draws so much attention, I felt that … Continue reading Standout Skills: 2020 NHL Draft Superlatives
A versatile, multi-threat sniper, Holtz can be relied on as a consistent producer of offence. He penetrates dangerous areas with his instincts, hands, and skating ability, darting and dangling his way into the slot for high-quality opportunities. And with his lethal finishing ability, a lot of those shots end up in the back of the net.