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