Weekly Prospect Report: Seider, Abramov, Lundell, Lapierre & More

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Puistola, Knight, Askarov, Lundell […]

Maple Leafs’ Prospect Report: Kaskisuo’s NHL Debut and Korshkov’s Emergence

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have struggled at the NHL level over the past week and a half, the future of the organization seems to be in good hands no matter where their prospects are suiting up. On Saturday, the Maple Leafs even saw one of their goaltending prospects make his NHL debut against the […]

Prospect Profile: An Early Look at Quinton Byfield

Eric Lindros.  That has been the tagline to describe Quinton Byfield recently. While this comparison may be a bit exaggerated and unfair, it does display how high many believe his ceiling can be. His physical appearance alone is very intriguing. There are not many strong skating 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, 17-year-old centers in the hockey world, […]

2020 NHL Draft: 15 Risers From Hlinka Gretzky Cup

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup always impacts my preseason rankings for the NHL draft. This year was no exception, with several prospects on the rise for 2020 thanks to their performances at that best-on-best showcase to start the draft year. Others improved their stock, even if they didn’t rise much in my rankings. That includes the […]

Hlinka Gretzky Cup: Canada Dethroned By Russia Thanks To Goaltender

Alexander Pashin kept his hot hand but Yaroslav Askarov was the real hero for Russia in dethroning Canada with a 3-2 victory in the gold-medal game of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Askarov was amazing in making 35 saves and Pashin scored twice — including what stood up as the winner — after previously netting a […]

Hlinka Gretzky Cup: Canada Shades Sweden in Semifinal Shootout

Cole Perfetti finally got his hat trick — as part of an incredible five-goal game, two in regulation and three more in the shootout — in lifting Canada to a 3-2 win over Sweden in the semifinals of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic. It was shades of Jonathan Toews from 2007 as […]

Hlinka Gretzky Cup: Canada Proves Too Powerful For Host Czechs

Canada stayed unbeaten — and nearly stayed unblemished — in downing the host Czech Republic 7-1 in Wednesday’s round-robin finale at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Quinton Byfield led Canada with his first two goals of the tournament, including what stood up as the winner. Cole Perfetti, with his tournament-leading fifth, Hendrix Lapierre, with his third, […]

2019 NHL Draft Consensus Final Rankings

By Ryan Pike June 18th, 2019 report this ad The 2018-19 hockey season is over and the 2019 NHL Draft is almost upon us. The major rankings entities have all deliberated and compiled their final draft rankings. Thus, it’s time for the final 2019 NHL Draft Consensus Rankings, averaging out the variation in the major […]

Alex Vlasic – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Alex Vlasic 2018-19 Team: U.S. National Development Team (#7)Date of Birth: June 5, 2001Place of Birth: Wilmette, IllinoisHt: 6-foot-6 Wt: 198 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CenterNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Hockey players, like people in the wider population, mature and develop at different rates. Not everybody is a finished product physically when […]

Trevor Zegras – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Trevor Zegras 2018-19 Team: USNDT (#11)Date of Birth: March 20, 2001Place of Birth: Bedford, NYHt: 6 foot Wt: 169 pounds.Position: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings The USHL will be well represented at the top of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. As it stands, there are six players from the US […]