Kaapo Kakko is ready to push.
Game on. With the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup come and gone, the scouting season for the 2019 NHL Draft is now underway. The week-long, eight-team tournament in Edmonton and Red Deer gave scouts and other onlookers an excellent opportunity to become better acquainted with many of hockey’s top young prospects.
Bring on 2019. The 2018 NHL Draft took place just over a month ago, but the world of hockey scouting never really sleeps. Even though the summer months are filled with sunshine and warm weather, they also provide a brief window between hockey seasons to schedule camps, tournaments and other events.
Before we get to the 2018 NHL Draft, over a hundred eligible prospects faced the grind in Buffalo that is the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine.
Rasmus Dahlin and Adam Boqvist have been getting a lot of the attention as two of the top European prospects in the 2018 NHL Draft, and deservedly so.
The road to the NHL Draft is full of twists and turns. Players can look like a top-end prospect one month and stall out the next. On the other side, a kid can move from an average prospect with underwhelming skill to developing into a first-round candidate.
Here we are, at the halfway point of the 2017-18 season.
Rasmus Dahlin isn’t done on the international stage just yet.
Hockey fans love the World Junior Championship. Hockey scouts, too.
Forward Andrei Svechnikov, the top-ranked forward for the 2018 NHL Draft, has been added to Russia’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Every season, scouts from Future Considerations spend countless hours in rinks across the world in an effort to gather information on the next wave of NHL talent coming down the pipe. Future Considerations’ European head scout Dennis Schellenberg is no different.
Forward Rasmus Kupari, the top-ranked Finnish skater for the 2018 NHL Draft, has been named to Finland’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Forward Philipp Kurashev, a potential first round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has been named to Switzerland’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the top-ranked prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft, was among the 26 players named to Sweden’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Forward Filip Zadina, eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, was among the 27 named to the Czech Republic’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Adam Boqvist is doing his best to make the 2018 NHL Draft a two-horse race on the blue line.
Rasmus Dahlin will get the opportunity to hit one of the biggest stages of the season.
The 2017 NHL Draft is fast approaching, with the first round set to kick-off on June 23, 2017. Future Considerations has spent the season in rinks spanning the globe in preparation for FC’s 2017 NHL Draft Guide.
Future Considerations’ European-based scout Janik Beichler gives his thoughts on who from the 2017 NHL Draft class left him impressed, who disappointed and who his sleeper is on draft day.
The 2017 NHL Draft is fast approaching with the first round set to kick-off at United Center in Chicago on June 23. Future Considerations has spent the season in rinks spanning the globe in preparation for FC’s 2017 NHL Draft Guide.
The window for scouting 2017 NHL Draft eligible Klim Kostin just got smaller.
The old adage rang true.
When Denmark fell to Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, it ended off an impressive tournament for the underdog nation.
Adam Ruzicka isn’t letting his age or the pressure affect him at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Each year, the World Junior Championship gives top draft-eligible prospects a chance to showcase themselves on the biggest international stage of their young careers.
Cale Makar will get a shot at a second straight gold.
Klim Kostin will hit the international stage yet again.
Goaltender Jake Oettinger, eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, was among the 27 players named to the United States selection camp for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Forward Eeli Tolvanen of the Sioux City Musketeers, eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, is among the 28 players named to Finland’s preliminary roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Forwards Elias Pettersson and Lias Andersson, both eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, were among the 26 players named to Sweden’s preliminary roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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