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Prospect Profile: Nils Höglander

Name: Nils Höglander Team: Rögle BK (SHL) Position: Left Wing Date of Birth: December 20, 2000 Hometown: Bockträsk, Sweden Height/Weight: 5’9″, 185 lbs Handedness: Left *Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength: Skating Puck Skills Work Ethic Areas of Weakness: Size Scouting Report: At just 18 years old, Höglander’s career in hockey is just beginning, but he already …

Player Profile: Colton Dach

Name: Colton Dach Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: January 4th 2003 Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’2 174lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 6th Overall in 2018 – Saskatoon Blades (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*   Areas of Strength: Exploit Soft Areas Scoring Prowess Bite to his Game Areas of …

Second Half Players to Watch

In the past we have done these sort of lists at the beginning of the season, a huge chunk of players that are highly touted and are expected to have success in their season. This list will be a little bit different however. This list focuses on players who our scouting staff believe could make …

WHL Draft Q + A: Denton Mateychuk

Name: Denton Mateychuk Team: Eastman Selects (WBAAA) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 5’10 155lbs Hand: Left 1) Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person Hello, my name is denton Mateychuk. I play hockey for the Eastman Selects bantam AAA.  I am from Dominion City Manitoba and I have been playing hockey since I was 3. I …

How does Kaapo Kakko stack up to Jack Hughes?

Every year the talks between the consensus first and second overall ranked players heat up after the WJC. That is no different this year, as scouts have started to weigh in on the Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko comparisons. The gap between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko is tighter than it has ever been– as …

Breaking Down Bobby Brink’s Game

One of the fastest rising prospects available in the 2019 NHL Draft, Brink has gone from virtually unknown to a potential first round pick in just a few months. Playing for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL, Brink has tallied 33 points through 19 games. After missing time to represent Team USA at the …

Ryan Suzuki: Intelligence and Skill Mix Well

  Some people call it “hockey IQ,” or hockey “smarts,” while others, like me, might refer to it simply as “intelligence.” Although it’s usually a player’s physical tools that stand out on initial observation, it’s what goes on in a player’s head that might actually hold the most importance. Some of you might remember a …