It’s not uncommon to see a European-born player make their way to North America to navigate his NHL Draft season.
It’s not necessarily the most popular loop, but Sherwood Park Crusaders forward Carter Savoie worked make the trip more than worthy for scouts this season.
It’s become a standing assumption that a Finnish-born player will be near the top of the NHL Draft.
The path to the 2020 NHL Draft is a familiar one for Windsor Spitfires center Jean-Luc Foudy.
Jake Sanderson has had an advantage in his journey to the NHL that not many have.
Lucas Raymond is certainly one to leave an impression.
Lucas Raymond är verkligen en som lämnar avtryck.
Zion Nybeck had a record-setting season, even if he didn’t realize it at first.
Zion Nybeck hade en rekordsäsong, även om han inte först insåg de.
For most young hockey fans, dreaming about a chance to meet their favourite NHL stars is commonplace.
Twenty-three points in 21 games?
The season started out strong for Hendrix Lapierre.
Hendrix Lapierre a débuté la saison de façon éclatante.
All they can do, for now, is wait.
Rare is it for a 17-year-old to stand out in a leadership role. But that’s where the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds’ blueliner Ryan O’Rourke has found himself this year — and it’s a position that he doesn’t allow to overwhelm him, even during his draft year. “It’s definitely a lot more responsibility, but I kind of just put both of … Read More
It’s shaping up to be a banner year for Germany at the 2020 NHL Draft.
Jan Mysak traded plenty to get to Hamilton.
Quinton Byfield is no stranger to being the center of attention.
Life moves fast in the Ontario Hockey League.
The old adage states you can’t teach size. At 6-foot-4, Brandon Coe has that in spades.
It’s one thing to be told by others that you’re amongst the best in the league — it’s another thing to know yourself that you deserve to be in that company. For Cole Perfetti, the confidence that he gained playing in the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup has translated into momentum that has him rocketing up the draft charts. “Being able … Read More
Jamie Drysdale’s offense has already drawn plenty of notice from scouts, fans, and opponents alike.
For years, the blue paint in Ontario Hockey League rinks has been no country for young men.
For most players, the pathway to the NHL can take them thousands of kilometers away, into different countries and, sometimes, amongst unfamiliar languages.
Maybe it was nerves. Might’ve been the pressure. But Philip Tomasino, admittedly, didn’t start the 2018-19 campaign the way he expected.
The injury bug tripped up Jamieson Rees’ desire to hit the ground running for a second consecutive season.
Erie Otters center Emmett Sproule has found himself receiving some NHL Draft attention.
At 6-foot-3, the fast-skating, hard-shooting Thomas Harley may be tailor-made for the modern NHL blue line, but, growing up, the Mississauga Steelheads’ defenseman found inspiration in a player who is physically his polar opposite.
Unfortunately for Blake Murray, it’s been a slow start to his draft season.
When Flint Firebirds forward Ethan Keppen has needed advice as he navigates his draft-eligible year, he hasn’t had to look too far.
Kaapo Kakko is ready to push.
There’s a big opportunity in front of Joe Carroll.
For many young hockey players growing up, the Western Hockey League is the ideal stepping-stone on the illustrious dream path to the NHL.
For many players, not being selected at the NHL Draft can derail their career aspirations.
Sometimes the most difficult situations can be the best learning experiences.
Alec Regula’s route to Dallas, TX hasn’t exactly been the road most-often travelled.
For an undersized forward playing on a young and rebuilding WHL team, ‘the bigger they are, the harder they fall’ is a pretty good mantra to live by.
An NHL draft year can be a season of excitement.
He may have suffered an early season setback courtesy of a broken hand, but Andrei Svechnikov’s combination of size, skill, and attitude means he’s been able to maintain a strong hold atop the draft boards.
Playing in the Western Hockey League is no easy task for any 17-year-old hockey player.
He was a late addition to the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Having to sit out a significant portion of your team’s games due to injury is bad enough, but having to do so when your club is absolutely tearing up the league it plays in?
In today’s NHL, the ability to skate well is at a premium.
Two-hundred and seventeen players, representing a total of 14 different countries, were selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Moose Jaw Warriors forward Luka Burzan has always had a knack for scoring goals.
Cole Fonstad knows firsthand what it’s like to be part of a losing hockey team.
There are a lot of things a player can control on and off the ice.