When Flint Firebirds forward Ethan Keppen has needed advice as he navigates his draft-eligible year, he hasn’t had to look too far.
Two-hundred and seventeen picks are in the books.
Today is the day.
We’re within 72 hours.
Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs heads Canada’s training camp roster leading into the 2018 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
The road to the NHL Draft is full of twists and turns. Players can look like a top-end prospect one month and stall out the next. On the other side, a kid can move from an average prospect with underwhelming skill to developing into a first-round candidate.
Every season, scouts from Future Considerations spend countless hours in rinks across the world in an effort to gather information on the next wave of NHL talent coming down the pipe. Future Considerations’ Ontario Hockey League-based scout Zach Thompson is no different.
The story of the Flint Firebirds had a rocky beginning.
With hockey season getting underway, it’s time for scouts to start focusing on the 2018 NHL Draft. Future Considerations has piled up the scouting reports and here is a look at the top five skaters to play in the Ontario Hockey League last season, heading into 2018.
Joe Veleno will get another shot at Hlinka gold.
Maxime Comtois is among the first six players named to represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia from April 13-23.
Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts and Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads highlight the 40 players named to participate in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.