The USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, MI provided great exposure for the draft eligibles selected to play in the annual event, and not just the notables that we’ve come to associate with the cream of the crop.
Future Considerations’ Ontario-based Ontario Hockey League scout Sean Lafortune gives his thoughts on who from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft class left him impressed, who disappointed and who his sleeper is on draft day.
The hockey world is getting back into rhythm as we pass the two-month mark of play in most leagues. Coaches, player and scouts are all settling into their season long routines that will see them in skates or at rinks for the better part of the next seven months.
In June, 46 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the highest count since 1999 saw 52. If 2012 has its way, the league wont have to wait another 12 years to turn out those high numbers.