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 …

Prospect Profile: Marc Lajoie

Name: Marc Lajoie Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: May 3rd 2003 Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’3 203lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 14th Overall in 2018 – Tri-City Americans (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Size Athleticism and Endurance Defensive Work Ethic Areas of Weakness Discipline Mobility Offensive …

AJHL Preview: Drayton Valley Thunder

  2017/18 Record: 17-40-3 (8rd in the North Division) Leading Scorer: Vincent Beaudry – 61 Most Goals: Trevor Ayre – 24 Most Assists: Vincent Beaudry – 41 Offseason Movement In: James Orban (Alberni Valley Bulldogs) Bradley Ong  (Alberni Valley Bulldogs), Jeremy Klessens  (Olds Grizzlys), Zach Aston (Bonnyville Pontiacs), Tanner Foster (Whitecourt Wolverines), Tanner Hopps (Penticton Vees), Trent Campbell (Sherwood Park Crusaders), …

Everett Silvertips Draft Review

Draft Selections 42nd Overall: Olen Zellweger – OHA Edmonton   Everett Silvertips first selection in the draft didn’t happen until late in the second round but they took a player who has a tonne of upside to his game. Zellweger is one of the most poised puck moving defenders in the draft, he’s a bit …

Prospect Profile: Kaiden Guhle

Name: Kaiden Guhle Team: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: January 18th 2002 Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’2 190lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 1st Overall in 2017 – Prince Albert Raiders (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Elite Skating Offensive Instincts Puck Transporting Areas of Weakness Blue Line …

AJHL Preview: Drumheller Dragons

2017/18 Record: 33-22-5 (3rd in the South Division) Leading Scorer: Jordan Taupert – 74 Most Goals: Jordan Taupert – 30 Most Assists: Jordan Taupert – 44 Offseason Movement In: Brendon Borbely (Kindersley Klippers)*, Robert Michetti (Kindersley Klippers), Aiden Yakimchuk (Sherwood Park Crusaders), Josh Brindza (Sherwood Park Crusaders). Out: Clay Keeley (Kindersley Klippers), Nate Keeley (Kindersley …

AJHL Preview: Fort McMurray Oil Barons

photo via: fortmcmurrayoilbarons.ca 2017/18 Record: 42-13-5 (2nd in the North Division) Leading Scorer: Will Conley – 80 Most Goals: Will Conley – 48 Most Assists: Curtis Roach – 36 Offseason Movement In: Sean McCloskey (Chilliwack Bruins), Kole Gable (Swift Current Broncos), Brendan Stafford (Sherwood Park Crusaders). Out: Owen Reith (Canmore Eagles), JC Thivierge (UOIT Ridgebacks), Curtis Roach (NAIT Ooks), Coy Prevost …

AJHL Preview: Calgary Mustangs

photo via calgarymustangs.ca 2017/18 Record: 24-29-7 (5th in the South Division) Leading Scorer: Joseph Karpyshyn – 53 Most Goals: Daniel Rybarik – 28 Most Assists: Ryley Smith – 28 Offseason Movement In: Reece Soukoroff (Okotoks Oilers), Louis Jamernik (Brooks Bandits)*, Ben Howard (Okotoks Oilers), Cole Basnett (Okotoks Oilers), Andres Bridgewater (Calgary Royals MAAA), Riley Bodnarchuk …

Prospect Profile: Justin Sourdif

Name: Justin Sourdif  Team: Vancouver Giants (WHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: March 24th 2002 Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 165lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 3rd Overall in 2017 – Vancouver Giants (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength 200ft Game Offensive Zone Knowledge Versatility Areas of Weakness Size and Strength Creativity …

Prospect Profile: Dylan Guenther

Name: Dylan Guenther  Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Left Wing Date of Birth: April 10th 2003 Hometown: Edmonton, AB Height/Weight: 6’0 161lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 1st Overall in 2018 – Edmonton Oil Kings (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*   Areas of Strength Dangerous Scoring abilities Sneaky instinctive nature Footwork   …