Prospect Profile: Zack Ostapchuk

Name: Zack Ostapchuk  Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: May 29th 2003 Home Town: St.Albert, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’3 174lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 12rd Overall in 2018 – Vancouver Giants (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Powerful Skater Versatility Acceleration Areas of Weakness Offensive Production Consistent Offensive Awareness Player Report: Going into the WHL Draft, we had Zack Ostapchuk pegged as our 10th ranked prospect … Read more

Prospect Profile: Keagan Slaney

Name: Keagan Slaney Team: Edge Academy (CSSHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: 2003 Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 170lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 20th Overall in 2018 – Edmonton Oil Kings (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Puck Hound Skating Abilities Two-Way game Areas of Weakness Size Covering Ice High Physical Work Load   Player Report: Going into the 2018 WHL Draft we had Slaney pinned in the … Read more

Player Profile: Carson Lambos

Name: Carson Lambos Team: RHA Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: January 14th 2003 Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba Height/Weight: 6’0 196lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 2nd Overall in 2018 – Kootenay Ice (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Assertiveness Offensive Scoring Defensive Engagement Areas of Weakness Offensive consistency off the blue line Forcing the Middle on the Blue Line Player Report: Carson was our top ranked player … Read more

WHL Rookie Race Projection

  Around a week away from the WHL season starting, one of the biggest headlines going into the 2018-2019 WHL season is the wide open rookie of the year race with an influx of high end players entering the league. The 2002 class was one that showcased a tonne of offensive forward who showcased strong performances in limited games with their teams last year and a core of imports who … Read more

Prospect Profile: Aiden De La Gorgendiere

Name: Aiden De La Gorgendiere  Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: February 22nd 2002 Hometown: Langley, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’0 179lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 5th Overall in 2017 – Saskatoon Blades (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Transitional Game Athleticism + Endurance Shutdown Potential Areas of Weakness Offensive Skill Consistent Production Player Report: In his WHL Draft year, Aiden De La Gorgendiere was arguably … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jayden Grubbe

Name: Jayden Grubbe Team: Calgary Buffaloes (AMHL) Position: Forward Date of Birth: January 12 2003 Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’1 181lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 7th Overall in 2018 – Red Deer Rebels (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Physicality Shooting Puck Control Areas of Growth Explosiveness Discipline Defensive Urgency   Player Report: The 2017-2018 AMBHL South MVP was our 4th ranked prospect going into the 2018 WHL … Read more

Prospect Profile: Cole Shepard

Name: Cole Shepard  Team: Penticton Vee’s (BCHL) Position: Left Wing Date of Birth: January 2nd 2002 Hometown: West Vancouver, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 152lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 33rd Overall in 2017 – Vancouver Giants  *Committed to Harvard University* *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Footwork Motor One on One Abilities Areas of Weakness Size Strength Overall Scoring Tools Player Report: Going into the 2017 WHL Draft we … Read more

Anttoni Honka Is Built For The Modern NHL

The list of defencemen that have suited up in 20+ games in the Liiga in their draft-minus-one season is a short one— intact it is only four players long. One half of that group are/were 40 point NHL defencemen; the other half is made up of Anttoni Honka and Urho Vaakanainen, a top prospect for the Boston Bruins. Undoubtedly, this is a pretty exclusive group, and Anttoni Honka is right … Read more

Prospect Profile: Logan Stankoven

Name: Logan Stankoven Team: Thompson Blazers (BCMML) Position: Center Date of Birth: February 26th 2003 Height/Weight: 5’8 170lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 5th Overall in 2018 – Kamloops Blazers (Signed)    *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Offensive Production Puck Possessive Puck Skills Areas of Weakness Size Defensive Awareness   Players Reports: Stankoven was our top ranked forward coming into the 2018 WHL Draft, ranked second overall, he … Read more

12 NHL Re-Entries to Watch

The NHL Draft is nearly a summer past and many names we were talking about leading up to it failed to hear their name called on June 22-23. That doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for these kids however. Every year there are several +1 players taken in the draft who built on a strong season and were determined to hear their name called. This year’s draft seemed … Read more