Vilardi voted top OHL prospect

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, OHL

Gabe Vilardi has been voted top prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft in Sportsnet’s 2016–17 preseason OHL coaches poll. Vilardi finished with 60 percent of the vote. The 17-year-old had 17 goals and 38 points in 62 games in his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires. He was third in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for … Read More

FC’s Staff Mock 2015 NHL Draft (1-10)

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Future Considerations has asked a few of our evaluators who have been in the rinks all season, scouting 2015 eligible prospects, to give their input on team need, drafting tendencies and who they think NHL teams will be looking to add to their prospect pool in this first round mock draft.

FC releases Preliminary Ranking for 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, AB — Over the past three years, Future Considerations has been watching the ’97 birth year class develop and mature en route to the 2015 NHL Draft and what looks like a stellar collection of future NHL talent.

Strome, Hamilton highlight OHL roster

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The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Ontario Hockey League and the Ottawa 67’s and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hockey clubs today announced the rosters for Team OHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series.

IceDogs hoping for Strome’s return

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The Niagara IceDogs have a message for the New York Islanders. If the National Hockey League club doesn’t have any plans to play 2011 NHL Entry Draft pick Ryan Strome, they know an Ontario Hockey League team that would love his services.

Recent draftees push for NHL gigs

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The 2010 NHL Entry Draft graduated five players to the NHL the following season. In 2009, six players made the jump directly to the show. 2008, like 2010, saw five. The question remains how many skaters make the immediate jump from the 2011 draft class.

Islanders take Strome fifth overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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From Aaron Vickers: The New York Islanders have selected Ryan Strome fifth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Strome possesses elite offensive talent who can create his own scoring chance each time the puck ends up on his stick. Not unlike Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau, Strome possesses elite vision and very quick hands that make him a dangerous … Read More

The Draft Ranking Fallout

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Talk about busy. The month of January, with the World Junior Championship rapping up and the CHL Top Prospects game taking centre stage, can be a demanding time for scouting agencies and NHL teams when it comes to re-shuffle their lists and draft rankings based on their most current viewings.