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.
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
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.
Tim Stutzle has been off to a hot start in the DEL this season. Read more about him as he continues to climb NHL draft rankings.
Anton Lundell is the kind of player who will certainly be going high in the draft due to his well-roundedness at such an early stage in his career (yes, he is 18, but 18 is still very young in a player's development). He's already put it together as far as enabling himself to perform physically in the way he clearly envisions on the ice. Both on and off the puck he's got his wits about him, and will be NHL-ready or very close from the first game of the season.
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 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.