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 […]

Taylor Gauthier – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Taylor Gauthier 2018-19 Team: Prince George CougarsDate of Birth: February 15, 2001Place of Birth: Calgary, AlbertaHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 190 poundsCatches: RPosition: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Prince George Cougar’s goaltender Taylor Gauthier is one of the most unique goalies of the 2019 draft class. That’s due to the fact that […]

Trent Miner – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Trent Miner 2018-19 Team: Vancouver GiantsDate of Birth: February 5, 2001Place of Birth: Souris, ManitobaHt: 6-foot-1 Wt: 181 poundsCatches: LPosition: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Trent Miner was playing AAA hockey in the 2017-18 season with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. He put up […]

Alex Turcotte – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Alex Turcotte 2018-19 Team: USNDT (#19)Date of Birth: May 14, 2001Place of Birth: Island Lake, ILHt: 5 foot 11 Wt: 185 pounds.Position: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings The first round of the NHL Draft always requires some sort of balance when deciding who is most worthy of a selection. Some […]