November Notebook – Schellenberg

Special To FC2020 Draft Center, Europe, From The Notebook

Every season, scouts from Future Considerations spend countless hours gathering information on the next wave of NHL talent coming down the pipe. Future Considerations head scout Dennis Schellenberg is no different.

Here is Schellenberg’s notebook for November.

Jan Mysak, RW/LW, Czech Republic (4 Nations), 6-0, 176, 7-24-2002
Czech Republic 0 @ Sweden 3 – November 8, 2019
Mysak is an energetic winger who does a lot with his amazing speed and quickness. Brought a ton of energy and compete level to the game. Kept his feet moving all the time, which made him a dangerous forechecker. Chased pucks all game long. Possesses a motor that never seems to break. Although not being necessarily big in size, Mysak does not shy away from finishing hits, though they have not the biggest impact on the game. It still shows his work ethic and mindset to not shy away from rough stuff. Plays with an edge but always has scoring in mind. A very skilled puck-mover that can move the puck from one to the other side very quickly. Sometimes it seems Mysak is trying to have an impact in every shift too much and he needs to calm his overall game to become more effective and not waste too much energy. Tends to lose his guy defensively and realising open ice in his defensive zone a bit too much. Due to those points for improvement, we have him slightly outside the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Skill-wise he belongs there, no doubt.

Lucas Raymond, RW/LW, Sweden (4 Nations), 5-10, 165, 3-28-2002
Czech Republic 0 @ Sweden 3 – November 8, 2019
Raymond has spent the majority of the season with Frolunda playing in the SHL against men. After a difficult start to the season, his ice time dropped and I was especially excited to see him play junior hockey, even if he was still the youngest player on the team. I expected more offensive showings from Raymond and was not disappointed. Saw the open ice extremely well and anticipated passing lanes well. Able to thread the needle through high-traffic areas in the box. Showed good movement away from the puck and was keep moving around in order to be an option for the puck carrier. Displayed confidence with the puck and showed his very skilled puck-moving abilities in many shifts. Strong skater and used his acceleration and quickness with the puck to buy himself time. Did not panic and showed great patience when in puck possession.

Anton Lundell, C, Finland (4 Nations), 6-1, 183, 10-3-2001
Finland 1 @ Czech Republic 2 – November 9, 2019
Lundell is a very smart center who uses his high understanding of game situations to make effective plays. Showed great playmaking skills and was able to distribute the puck on tape with pressure and traffic around him. Did not needed a lot of time to make plays happen and often seemed to know what to do with the puck before he even had the biscuit on his tape. On the power play, he orchestrated plays and distributed pucks with great accuracy and power. His skating could have been more powerful, especially in his first steps. Lundell is deemed to lack some offensive skills. While he might not be flashy, he possesses a dangerous wrist shot, which he can use within seconds. Strong release and accuracy make it a dangerous weapon. Lundell reminds me a lot of Patrice Bergeron and therefore, we have him rated that high. Needs to work on his offensive flashiness, though.