With hockey season getting underway, it’s time for scouts to start focusing on the 2018 NHL Draft. Future Considerations has piled up the scouting reports and here is a look at the top five skaters to play in Europe last season, heading into 2018.
The race is on. The march to the 2018 NHL Draft is officially underway with the completition of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in early August.
Filip Zadina is bound for North America.
Joe Veleno will get another shot at Hlinka gold.
Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm was named the 2016-17 recipient of the Emms Family Award presented to the Ontario Hockey League’s rookie of the year.
Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs is among 11 players added to Canada’s pre-tournament roster for the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia from April 13-23.
Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts and Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads highlight the 40 players named to participate in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Joseph Veleno can still pinpoint the moment.