Possesses very impressive height and an imposing frame to continue to build strength upon. Should top out at about six-foot-five and 225-pounds in the NHL as a two-way centre and top penalty killer. Skating is not as bad as most media have made it out to be. Gets to where he needs to, when he needs to. Protects the puck … Read More
Couturier is a big two-way defenseman with good defensive skills and decent offensive potential. Couturier is not afraid to play physical and is rather good at it, but he needs to continue to fill out his lanky frame in order to continue to be effective as he progresses. He is a good skater for a still growing defenseman, especially north-south … Read More
The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Sean Couturier eighth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Couturier’s six-foot-four, 195-pound frame make him a strong candidate to be in the NHL sooner rather than later. It isn’t his size, though, that’s going to get him there. The Drummondville forward who led all draft eligible CHLers in points-per-game with 1.66 has soft hands … Read More
He’s on top again. Red Deer Rebels centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was named the Jack Link’s Top Prospect of the Year, awarded to the player deemed to be the best draft eligible player in the Canadian Hockey League. Nugent-Hopkins finished the season with 31 goals and 106 points, the highest total of any CHL draft eligible player.
From Aaron Vickers: In game 1,240 of the National Hockey League schedule, the Dallas Stars were upended 5-3 by the Minnesota Wild, ending their bid for a berth in the playoffs. It also solidified the final regular season standings and, as a result, the NHL Entry Draft lottery order. For the second year in a row, the Edmonton Oilers head … Read More
Typically there isn’t much interest in a 7-1 game. But with 40 of the CHL’s best draft eligibles on the ice for the Top Prospects Game, it wasn’t the score scouts were interested in. Assembled primarily as a scouting exercise, the game allows a glimpse at the top talent available for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June.
From Dan Stewart: Every year it seems like the a few of the top prospects for the next NHL Entry Draft get to show off their wears at the premier junior tournament in the world, the IIHF World Junior Championship. The 2011 event looked to be exceptional when the preliminary rosters were announced as more than the normal quantity of … Read More