Why Xavier Simoneau Is One of the Most Underrated Prospects in the NHL Draft (Again)

It’s almost as if everyone has forgotten about Xavier Simoneau. Last season, by some, he was considered one of the better prospects in the 2019 NHL Draft, including me who had him ranked at 43 and even toyed around with putting him in the first round at parts in the season. To see him go … Continue reading Why Xavier Simoneau Is One of the Most Underrated Prospects in the NHL Draft (Again)

Tracking Project: Standouts and Letdowns.

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.

2020 NHL Draft Profile: John-Jason Peterka

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