NHL Draft: Reece Newkirk

Name: Reece Newkirk Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’11 172lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 22nd Estimated Draft Position: Third Round to Fourth Round   Areas of Strength: Driving the net Forechecking/Puck retrieval Plays with an edge Areas of Weakness: Strength on the puck Staying out of the box Top end speed   Report: Reece Newkirk is one of the top rising 2019 NHL … Read more

NHL Draft: John Ludvig

Name: John Ludvig Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’0” 196lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: Unranked Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength: Shot Blocking Defensive Zone Coverage Penalty Killing Areas of Weakness: Offensive Zone Improvement Physicality Leading to Penalties Foot Speed Report: In 2016 John Ludvig was playing in Junior B in Kamloops, Brittish Columbia after being passed over in the … Read more

NHL Draft: Clay Hanus

Name: Clay Hanus Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 5’10” 170lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 48th Estimated Draft Position: Sixth Round to Seventh Round   Areas of Strength: Good First Pass Heavy Shot Agility and Edge Work Areas of Weakness: Getting Shot on Net Top End Speed Offensive Consistency Report: A smooth-skating, left-shot defensemen that continues to trend in the right direction. After suffering … Read more

NHL Draft: Massimo Rizzo

Name: Massimo Rizzo Team: Penticton Vee’s (BCHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’10 174lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 31st Estimated Draft Position: Fourth Round to Fifth Round   Areas of Strength: Playmaking ability Skating and edge control Silky hands Areas of Weakness: Overall strength Consistency and engagement Over handling the puck   Report: Coming to the Penticton Vees from the vaunted Burnaby Winter Club, who have famously produced … Read more

2019 NHL Mock Draft

For the first time ever, the St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup Champions. Congratulations to the Blues organization on a fantastic season and a well-earned Cup. Now that hockey is finally over, we can finally direct our undivided and unwavering attention to what really matters— the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is now less than 10 days away, so I’d like to present my final mock draft for 2019. … Read more

NHL Draft: Logan Barlage

Name: Logan Barlage Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)  Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 201lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 37th Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Sixth Round   Areas of Strength Processing Offensive Zone Robust Qualities Lightning Release Areas of Weakness Skating Abilities Quicken Execution O to D Transitioning Report: A massive right handed centre that produced over half a point per game in his first draft … Read more

NHL Draft: Jackson van de Leest

Name: Jackson van de Leest Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’6 223lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 40th Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Big ‘n Mobile Active Stick Defensively Sneaky Skilled Areas of Weakness Imposing Frame Improve Offensively Lateral Footwork Report: Teams take chances on big defenseman and your not going to find many larger than Jackson van de Leest … Read more

NHL Draft: Tarun Fizer

Name: Tarun Fizer Team: Victoria Royals (WHL) Position: Right Wing Height/Weight: 5’11 161lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 42nd Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round or Camp Invite   Areas of Strength Responsible Two-Way Slippery Offensive Zone Always in Good Positioning Areas of Weakness Slight and Scrawny Lacks Explosiveness Board Work Report: To start the season we were not expecting to have Fizer this high on our … Read more

NHL Draft: Dylan Plouffe

Name: Dylan Plouffe Team: Vancouver Giants (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’0 201lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 45th Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength Maturity Physical Defensively High Level Skater Areas of Weakness Discipline Over Committing Improving in All Areas Report: Its a shock that Dylan Plouffe has yet to earn looks from an NHL Team, outside of camp invites Dylan Plouffe’s name … Read more

NHL Draft: Roman Basran

Name: Roman Basran Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL) Position: Goalie Height/Weight: 6’2 194lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 41st Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Composure in Crease Lightning Reflexes Creativity Areas of Weakness Compact Stance Low Shoulders Footwork Report: Roman Basran was highly coveted entering the Kelowna Rockets line up as a 16 year old net minder, his numbers were … Read more