Samuel Poulin – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Samuel Poulin 2018-19 Team: Sherbrooke Phoenix (#29)Date of Birth: February 25, 2001Place of Birth: Laval, QC, CANHt: 6’2” Wt: 206 lbs.Position: LWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Samuel Poulin, the son of former NHLer Patrick Poulin, was selected second overall in the 2017 QMJHL draft by the Sherbrooke Phoenix. He is playing his second […]

Hughes & Kakko Remain Top Prospects as NHL CSS Releases Rankings

report this ad TORONTO — American centre Jack Hughes remained the top North American prospect, while Finnish right-winger Kaapo Kakko maintained the No. 1 spot among international skaters, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau released its final rankings for the 2019 NHL draft. Hughes, a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s under-18 team, was […]

Maxim Cajkovic – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Maxim Cajkovic 2018-19 Team: Saint John Sea Dogs (#88)Date of Birth: January 3, 2001Place of Birth: Bratislava, SlovakiaHt: 5’11” Wt: 186 lbs.Position: RWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings The number one pick in the CHL Import Draft in 2018, Maxim Cajkovic was selected by the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. He is […]

Alex Newhook – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Alex Newhook 2018-19 Team: Victoria GrizzliesDate of Birth: January 28, 2001Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL, CanadaHt: 5’ 11” Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Through his first two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League, Newhook has made sure to leave an impression. In 2017-18, he had 22 goals […]

2019 NHL Draft: Fisher’s Top 217 Overagers

Every time I publish my monthly rankings for the 2019 NHL draft, somebody inevitably asks: “where’s Brett Leason?” Followed by: “No Samuel Fagemo?” It’s like clockwork, and understandable since those two are among a handful of highly touted overagers who could crack the top 100 for this year’s draft. (Robert Murray/WHL)Brett Leason of the WHL’s […]

2019 NHL Draft: 10 Fallers from Fisher’s Top 217 for February

We’re past the midway point of the draft year now and some prospects are clearly on the rise, while others have seen their stock steadily fall. A select few are trending more rapidly, be it up or down, as evidenced in the sixth edition of my 2019 NHL Draft rankings. So much has changed in […]

5 Takeaways from the CHL Top Prospects Game

The annual Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game is a signpost on the march to the National Hockey League’s entry draft. It’s a chance for the scouting community to get a look at some of the top prospects from the three Canadian junior leagues, but it’s also a chance for the prospects to show themselves […]

5 Up, 5 Down From CHL Top Prospects Game

The CHL Top Prospects Game is not the be all and end all — nor is the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the Canada-Russia Series, the World Juniors or any other showcase involving draft-eligible players. Scouts do put a lot of stock in those best-on-best events, so a strong showing can certainly help and a not-so-strong performance […]

Who Could Win Michael DiPietro Sweepstakes?

With a month-and-a-half to go before the OHL trade deadline (usually around Jan. 10), there’s one topic that needs to be addressed. It’s not comfortable for anyone, but it’s one that’s probably inevitable and maybe even required – which team could land Michael DiPietro? Last season, the Windsor Spitfires’ star goaltender became one of the […]

2019 NHL Draft Consensus Rankings – Early Season

By Ryan Pike November 9th, 2018 Early Season 2019 Edition The 2018-19 season began in September for many prospects and is now well into its third month. Most entities which rank prospects for the National Hockey League entry draft have released their first (or second) public rankings. As a result, it’s time for the early […]