Braden Schneider RHD, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6'2"/209 lbs, 17.98 years old Strengths Fluid, powerful stride: Schneider is reasonably mobile, able to take advantage of open ice in front of him and skate the puck forwards on occasion. Long stride, generates plenty of power. Not the quickest feet, but he can reach a pretty impressive … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Braden Schneider
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)
Noel GunlerRW, Lulea HF (SHL)6'2"/174 lbs, 17.94 yearsStrengths:40 goal upside, extremely talented scorer:Gunler could be the best scorer out of this draft. He has a devastating shot, with a quick release and explosive weight transfer. His shot is very powerful with pinpoint accuracy-- a challenging weapon for goalies to go up against.I've seen his shooting … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft: Noel Gunler
Rodion Amirov LW, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) 6'0" // 168lbs Strengths: Skilled Scoring Winger Crafty scorer—has the ability to score goals himself in a variety of ways while also setting his teammates up with some very nice chances.Does a great job finding teammates. Scans the ice and reads the game very well. “Problem solver” is … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Rodion Amirov
The son of former NHLer Yanic Perreault, center Jacob Perreault was having himself quite a campaign with the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting up until this season's conclusion in early March. Starting the season as an "A" rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting, Perreault established himself firmly in the conversation to be a top 20 … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jacob Perreault
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.
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
How did Jarvis flip the switch and take his game from a fringe first-round level to probable top-15 pick at the New Year?
Centre Mavrik Bourque (C) has the potential to be a high point producer in the NHL. Ranked 24th in NHL Central Scouting’s January update, he is looking to increase his draft stock as the days wind down until NHL draft on June 26-27, 2020.