2019 NHL Mock Draft — March

The trade deadline has passed. Barring a significant trade somewhere between the end of the season and the draft, the owners of the picks are set. Ultimately, the draft lottery, conducted in April, will decide the early draft order, while playoff results will decide the latter part of the first round. For now, the draft order is anybody’s guess, but we can have our first go at projecting the first … Read more

Peyton Krebs won’t be Overlooked

The draft eligible season is one of the most defining periods of a prospect’s career. A good draft season can lead to a high selection at the draft, a lucrative entry level contract, and plenty of opportunity as a player transitions to professional hockey. If things don’t go quite as well, you can find yourself at a disadvantage before your professional career even begins. There’s a lot at stake, so … Read more

Prospect Profile: Harrison Blaisdell

Name: Harrison Blaisdell Team: Chilliwack Chiefs (BC) Position: Center Date of Birth: March 3rd, 2001 Hometown: Regina, SK. Height/Weight: 5’11, 181 lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: #31st Overall in 2016- Vancouver Giants (Unsigned) College Commitment: University of North Dakota (2019-20) Eligible for 2019 NHL Entry Draft Areas of Strength: Skating ability Compete Two-way Game Areas of Weakness: Size Consistency Vertical Speed   Scouting Report: A second year BCHL’er with the … Read more

Sask First Review

  This year’s Top 80 Sask First event was held in Saskatoon on the weekend of February 15-17th. The tournament was cancelled last season, while two years ago the event was held in Regina in April. With a competitive tournament being held in the middle of the season there is obvious worry about how this may affect teams pushing for a playoff spot, unfortunately this event did hurt one team … Read more

NHL Draft: Alex Young

Name: Alex Young Team: Canmore Eagles (AJHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’10 165lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 43rd Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite Areas of Strength Boards to Boards Vision In Tight Scoring Ability Quick Hands Areas of Weakness Scoring Consistency Body Language Offensive Spacing Scouting Report: Now in his second season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Alex Young has taken significant strides in … Read more

Bison’s Still Producing First Round Talent

The Calgary Bison’s have recently had a healthy string of first round picks coming out of the association over the past few years. Three straight years with a selection in the first round, even with the pressure from CSSHL teams the Bison’s haven’t had an issue retaining and developing high end prospects. In 2016 the Prince George Cougars selected net minder Taylor Gauthier with the 10th overall selection in the … Read more

Player of the Month – January

Tye Spencer – Saskatoon Maniacs  DraftGeek’s player of the month for the month of January is Tye Spencer of the Saskatoon Maniacs. In nine games with the Saskatoon Maniacs, Spencer posted an astonishing 32 points which include 23 goals. Spencer is a returnee to the Maniacs after a near point per game rookie season last year.  Spencer currently sits second in the SBAAHL in points but he is well ahead … Read more

Sask First Preview

Sask First is set to start this upcoming Friday, with 80 of the top bantam players from Saskatchewan participating in a weekend of games. This year’s event will not feature however our top ranked player out of Saskatchewan; Nolan Flamand as he missed the initial tournament in December to partake in the touted midget Mac’s tournament. Our previous newsletter had 34 players out of Saskatchewan ranked in our top 250 … Read more

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 has a professional resume spanning several years. Two years ago, in 2016-17, Nils Höglander made … Read more

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 Weakness: Thin Defensive Awareness in Transition Urgency   Player Report: Selected 6th overall by the Saskatoon … Read more