Category «NHL Profiles»

NHL Draft: Dylan Cozens

Name: Dylan Cozens Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’3 183lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 10th Western Prospects Ranking: 4th Estimated Draft Position: Sixth Overall to Thirteenth Overall   Areas of Strength Finishing Between the Dots Explosiveness Flexibility Puck Handling Areas of Weakness Awkward Mechanics Struggles Internationally Driving the Play Report: The face of Yukon hockey, Dylan Cozens is trailblazing the way for hockey players up in Northern … Read more

NHL Draft: Matthew Robertson

Name: Matthew Robertson Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’4 201lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: 28th Western Prospect Ranking: 6th Estimated Draft Position: Eighteenth Overall to Twenty Ninth Overall   Areas of Strength Elite Skating Abilities Steadiness Defensively Suffocating Instincts Areas of Weakness Distributing Discipline Offensive Consistency Physical Play In Short: “A long rangy two-way defensemen who relies on elite skating abilities and suffocating … Read more

NHL Draft: Kirby Dach

Name: Kirby Dach Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 198lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 6th Western Prospects Ranking: 2nd Estimated Draft Position: Fourth Overall to Eighth Overall   Areas of Strength Elite One on One Instincts Exceptional Vision Reach and Range Areas of Weakness Body Language Lacks Next Gear Intensity Report: Kirby Dach is a game breaking playmaker that has been a polarizing prospect amongst the NHL … Read more

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: 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

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