Forwards Casey Mittelstadt, Kailer Yamamoto, and Scott Reedy were among the 42 players named to play in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 22.
From Calgary to Breclav to Toronto, it’s been a well-traveled start to Matia Marcantuoni’s draft journey.
Ryan Murphy, first overall? Grapes thinks it has a certain ring to it.
From Dan Stewart: Every year NHL scouts flock to the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in an effort to get one last viewing of some high-end potential draft picks before meeting them face-to-face at the NHL scouting Combine come June. Those high-end prospects will be counted on to lead their respective squads and in reality only a bad showing could … Read More
One of the most anticipated events on any NHL scouts schedule has to be the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where it welcomes a who’s who of NHL GM’s, directors of player personnel and scouts all congregated in one place for one game which features a group of mostly future first and second round draft picks in a ‘non’ all-star game … Read More
Typically there isn’t much interest in a 7-1 game. But with 40 of the CHL’s best draft eligibles on the ice for the Top Prospects Game, it wasn’t the score scouts were interested in. Assembled primarily as a scouting exercise, the game allows a glimpse at the top talent available for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June.
A new season comes new surprises, especially in the world of hockey prospects. Perhaps this is no more true than those eligible for the annual Entry Draft, chasing the dream of being selected by a National Hockey League team and starting to take the steps to playing professional hockey for a living.