Adam Werner

Aaron Vickers

Werner is that big puck stopper who fills the net well and who has all NHL scouts salivating for what he could develop into. He has a great balance and is calm in net. He is a strong skater, showing the ability to quickly get into position and set himself up. Werner uses his size to cut down angles, is … Read More

Adam Erne

Darren Walker

Erne is a swift skating power winger that has some lateral agility but plays a primarily north- south game. The praise for his skating isn’t for blazing breakaway speed but for his ability to twist and turn his way out of a corner. His quick movement allows him to shake off defenders easily and crash the goal unobstructed. He plays … Read More

Kirill Nizhnikov

Aaron Vickers

Nizhnikov is a skilled, flashy forward with good size…he moves well with a smooth stride that generates healthy speeds…has impressive elusiveness for a guy his size…agile and balanced on his feet…creates offensive chances by making moves to get to prime scoring areas before unleashing a dangerous shot and isn’t shy to get to the areas he needs to on the … Read More

Andrei Svechnikov

Aaron Vickers

Svechnikov is an electrifying, dangerous, offensive winger…confident shoot-first mentality…explosive skater with plenty of horsepower underneath the hood to explode…smooth and powerful stride as a larger player, but has the quickness and footspeed of a much smaller player…solid offensive smarts and understanding of position…possesses edge-of-your-seat puck skills…unpredictable…can dangle around or power through opponents on his way to the net…uses his size … Read More

Steven Hodges

Aaron Vickers

A speedy two-way threat. His feet are his best asset as he flies around the ice and is involved because of his ability to get there. Really impresses with his foot-speed and his ability to get through traffic at high speed. Has explosive acceleration and that extra gear to get back or gain separation on the attack. He uses his … Read More

Jake Montgomery

Aaron Vickers

A smart playmaking winger. Big kid, with a little bit of lumbering to his skating. He has solid technique but isn’t explosive or fast enough to beat defenders wide. A very details-oriented player who plays hard both ways. Has some nice hands which allows him to stickhandle, but can be reluctant to shoot the puck. Passes up prime chances to … Read More

Phil Di Giuseppe

Aaron Vickers

A power winger with some impressive offensive upside. He skates well with a strong stride that generates good speed and allows him to power the puck to the net. His feet are quick and agile, which also allows him to get in hard on the forecheck. He protects the puck well, works the boards hard and usually wins the puck. … Read More

Ty Rattie

Aaron Vickers

A slippery offensively creative playmaker. Skates well but lacks that extra gear, in- stead uses quick darting moments, change of pace and lateral shifts to keep defenders on their heels. Has some of the best hands in the draft as he can make plays and stickhandle in a shoe box. Very creative with the puck and can really burn defenders … Read More

Michael Bournival

Aaron Vickers

A hard working competitor who will go through the wall to make a play on both sides of the puck. Has a sloppy stride but gets to where he is going. Smarts and hockey sense are off the charts which makes him dangerous offensively and disruptive defensively. Has the vision and playmaking abilities to make those around him better. Keeps … Read More

Landon Ferraro

Aaron Vickers

Possesses the same intensity and drive that his father displayed for eighteen NHL seasons…plays a high energy run and gun style…always moving his feet and has good speed…has wizard like hands and protects the puck despite his smaller stature…is creative with the puck and creates loads of offensive opportunities…has a deceptive wrist shot with a quick release…possesses good hockey sense and knows … Read More

Olivier Roy

Aaron Vickers

Athletic butterfly style keeper has shown great poise and mental strength in the crease…outstanding technique and angles play help him to dominate games even without prototypical size…awesome lateral mobility and reflexive save ability…goes down into his butterfly and pops back up quickly…footwork is excellent and he is able to pick up the puck effectively in traffic…makes himself bigger ad covers more net … Read More

Jean-Sebastien Dea

Aaron Vickers

Dea is a skilled centre that generates chances off his quickness, skill and smarts. He gets around the ice very well with good darting quickness and agility. Strong, tight turns, impressive change of direction and lateral jump all bene t his skating. He keeps his feet moving. In saying that though, he is extremely light and can easily be knocked off … Read More

Ryan Kujawinski

Darren Walker

Kujawinski is a strong, physical winger with upside. He skates well as he gets to his top speed within just a few quick strides. He has a good top speed and strong balance making him hard to contain and knock off the puck. He’s competitive and battles hard most shifts, using his size to his advantage in board battles and … Read More

Vilardi ready for draft season experience

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, Features, OHL

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Gabe Vilardi doesn’t need the reminder. He knows he’s entering his draft year. But the 17-year-old isn’t concerned. He’s embracing the experience, one day at a time. “You have to enjoy it,” said Vilardi, who sustained a knee injury at Canada’s selection camp for the Ivan Hlinka, but is expected to resume full-time duty with the Windsor Spitfires, his junior team, … Read More

FC’s Staff 2016 Mock Draft (Picks 11-20)

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Future Considerations has asked a few of our evaluators who have been in the rinks all season scouting 2016 eligible prospects to give their input on team need, drafting tendencies and who they think NHL teams will be looking to add to their prospect pool in this first round mock draft.

FC’s Staff 2016 Mock Draft (Picks 21-30)

Special To FC2016 Draft Center, NCAA

Future Considerations has asked a few of our evaluators who have been in the rinks all season scouting 2016 eligible prospects to give their input on team need, drafting tendencies and who they think NHL teams will be looking to add to their prospect pool in this first round mock draft.

Barzal named Pacific4 Forward of the Month

Press Release2015 Draft Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, AB – Future Considerations today announced Mathew Barzal of Team Canada as the World Under-18 edition of the Pacific4 Sports Management draft eligible Forward of the Month for April.

FC’s 2014 NHL Mock Draft

Special To FC2014 Draft Center

It’s time to dust off the old crystal ball; put analysis of team needs and trends with everything we have seen and heard in the rinks to good use and project where we see the prospects of the 2014 NHL Draft landing.

Director’s Cut: The final cut of the 2013 NHL Draft

Dan Stewart2013 Draft Center

With the 2013 NHL Draft now just weeks away and all the on-ice competition complete for the 2012-13 season where draft eligibility is concerned, it is time to put down the notebook and reflect on some of the performances of the high-end draft eligible prospects.

An Exceptional Day

Dan StewartFeaturesLeave a Comment

If it seems recently that there is a new junior hockey hotness coming along every season, a prospect or two that gets labeled the next one by scouts and media types, it is probably because there is.