Prospect Profile: Nate Danielson

Name: Nate Danielson Team: Red Deer Rebels (AMBHL) Position: Center Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’7 130lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 4   Areas of Strength Transitional Game All Zone Intuition Stick Work Areas of Weaknesses Lacks Strength Finishing Abilities Strength in Tight Report: When it comes to players in this draft who trended upwards as the year progress Nate Danielson’s name is at the top of that … Read more

Prospect Profile: Koehn Ziemmer

Name: Koehn Ziemmer Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Mayerthorpe, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 179lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 7   Areas of Strength Offensive Instincts Shooting Abilities Boardwalk Areas of Weakness Footspeed Defensive Positioning Report: From the first puck drop I saw this season; we knew Koehn Ziemmer was a top ten prospect in this draft class. Physically mature for his age, Ziemmer’s unpredictable offensive attack make … Read more

Prospect Profile: Keaton Dowhaniuk

Name: Keaton Dowhaniuk Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 160lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 5   Areas of Strength Assertiveness All Situations Game Poise Areas of Weakness Blue Line Mobility Quicken Decisions Report: Keaton Dowhaniuk is seen as the top defenseman available in the draft by likely every team in the WHL. A blue chip prospect with the frame work of a … Read more

Prospect Profile: Conor Geekie

Name: Conor Geekie Team: Yellowhead Chiefs (WPG-AAA) Position: Forward Hometown: Strathclair, Winnipeg Height/Weight: 6’3 170lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 2   Areas of Strength Athleticism Physical Strength Offensive Versatility Areas of Weakness Improve Skating Consistency Report: Potential number one pick, with Savoie’s college commitment to the University of Denver. Geekie dominance in the Winnipeg AAA league, as well as his Canada Winter Games performance, make him worthy of … Read more

Prospect Profile: Matthew Savoie

  Name: Matthew Savoie Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 160lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 1   Areas of Strength Work Ethic Hockey Sense Physical Strength Areas of Weakness Shooting Consistency Height Report: The best player the WHL has seen in a long time. Despite committing to the University of Denver, Savoie is still expected to be a top ten pick … Read more

Final WHL Mock Draft

The WHL Draft is set to start on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 AM. Following the class all season long, we have configured out final mock draft on the season. This mock draft doesn’t take into considerations possible trades and attempts to fit in College commitments. Follow our Twitter (@DraftGeekHockey) for live updates during the draft. This Mock Draft is strictly based on opinions. 1. Winnipeg Ice – Matthew Savoie (NAX … Read more

Breaking Down The WHL Talent Of The 2019 NHL Draft

The crop of players eligible for the NHL Draft out of the Western Hockey League is particularly strong this year, with as many as four WHLers in contention for top 10 picks this year, and another four players in first round contention. For comparison, last year saw just two WHLers drafted in the top 31— none within the top 15 (to be fair though, Ty Smith deserved to go much … Read more

AJHL Finals Preview: Brooks Bandits VS Spruce Grove Saints

Eight months ago, 16 teams began their journey to the Inter Pipeline Cup Finals. After 60 regular season games and three rounds of gruelling playoff hockey, 14 teams are now sat at home, with the Brooks Bandits and Spruce Grove Saints the final two teams left to battle it out for the ultimate prize. The Bandits and the Saints are the only two teams to win an AJHL Championship since … Read more

Prospect Profile: Layton Ahac

Name: Layton Ahac Team: Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) Position: Defence Date of Birth: February 22nd, 2001 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC. Height/Weight: 6’2, 187 lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: #66 overall in 2016- Seattle Thunderbirds (Unsigned) USHL Draft: #298 overall in 2018- Tri-City Storm (Unsigned) College Commitment: Ohio State University (2019-20) Eligible for 2019 NHL Entry Draft Areas of Strength: Skating Defensively Sound Puck Moving Areas of Weakness: Offensive flair … Read more

Is Victor Söderström truly as good as some people are suggesting?

  It’s a basic economic principle: the rarer something is, the more value it carries. A dependable right-shot defencemen might be the rarest asset in the sport of hockey; as such, they carry tremendous value. It’s simple supply and demand: Demand for this particular type of player is sky high, but supply,  the amount of right-shot defenders that can actually be relied upon, is in the basement. It’s difficult to … Read more