Bradley Gallo

NAME: Bradley Gallo TEAM: St Albert Sabres (AEHL U15) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’6, 145 lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Right October 14th, 2020 vs Fort Saskatchewan Rangers – Gallo made the switch over from the PAC Saints to join St Albert for his final season of bantam hockey. He spent the majority of the night centring, Jacob Goudreau. Gallo played with an attitude all night. He looked for contact at an opportunity and finished his checks with purpose. … Read more

Anton Lundell: Skating

As the league continues only gets faster, we see a natural gravitation towards prospects who can skate at blazing speeds in the draft process. Last year’s first overall pick Jack Hughes is practically the defintion of dynamic. Offence generating players have already become the NHL’s norm and the general pace of play should only get faster as older players who debuted in different eras of hockey phase out and are … Read more

William Villeneuve could turn out to be one of the NHL Draft’s top blueliners

It is almost universally agreed upon in the NHL draft following that Jamie Drysdale is the top defenceman in the draft (and a candidate to go as high as third overall), but there’s more debate over which player will have the second best career. Jake Sanderson seems to have made himself the favourite with a push in quality of play over the second half of the season, and I would … Read more

Prospects from Drummondville

Drummondville started this 2019-20 season with an absolutely new core. No Veleno, Comtois, Joseph nor Beaudoin. They even traded Dawson Mercer to Chicoutimi at Christmas. Despite all that, the team still finished up the regular season with 74 points, which place them 6th in the QMJHL. An impressive outcome looking at how much rookies they had. Among these rookies, some might even be an interesting bet for the NHL Draft. … Read more

Player Profile: Bauer Dumanski

NAME: Bauer Dumanski TEAM: Humboldt Broncos (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/151lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 26TH   SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4   A leader for Humboldt in every aspect, Dumanski led his team in scoring with 33 points as a defenseman and played double shifting minutes in all situations. Dumanski is the most complete defenseman in the province and has no holes to his game. He’s also a very … Read more

Player Profile: Brady Birnie

NAME: Brady Birnie TEAM: Regina Monarchs HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’6/123lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 63RD SKATING: 3.75 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 3 SMARTS: 4.25 PHYSICAL: 3   Brady Birnie had the luxury this past season of playing on one of the best lines in Western Canada bantam hockey. Playing alongside Sam Oremba and relative Carson Birnie, Brady posted 128 points in 31 games in the regular season. Birnie is an intelligent player who knows how to … Read more

Player Profile: Caden Brown

NAME: Caden Brown TEAM: Delta Green(CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/183lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 23RD SKATING: 3 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4.5 PHYSICAL: 4.25   Returning player to the Delta Green Bantam Prep team, Caden Brown was named the captain of the team. Last year he had an impressive 30 points in 30 games as a rookie, this year he added onto those totals with 65 points in 30 games, including 35 goals. Caden … Read more

Player Profile: Quinn Mantei

NAME: Quinn Mantei TEAM: Weyburn Red Wings HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/155lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANKING: 38th SKATING: 4.25 SKILL: 4.25 SHOT: 3.5 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4   Mantei is one of those rare defensemen that is capable of making players on the ice better offensively. An active rusher who can quickly identify lanes from below his goal line and explode through them in the attack. Mantei posted 52 points this past season and played … Read more

The Race For 3rd Overall: Lucas Raymond or Tim Stützle?

I’ve seen a few lists with Tim Stützle or Lucas Raymond at second overall, but the consensus view of the draft— and how I expect NHL teams to see it— is Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield going first and second overall, respectively. Where things get muddier is the third selection: where there is no clear cut favorite but most agree will likely come down to one of Raymond or Stützle … Read more

NHL Draft Prospects: Germany

  For the first time in the Draft history, there could be more than one player from Germany drafted in the 1st round. Coming out of the DEL, Tim Stützle, Lukas Reichel and John-Jason Peterka have all the upsides to get called up on stage on the first day in Montreal this upcoming June. The sport is growing and German talents will soon become recurrent. This trio will surely become historical … Read more