NHL Entry Draft

Billy Moskal 2016-17 Team: London Knights (#76)Date of Birth: March 22, 2000Place of Birth: Sudbury, OntarioHt: 6’0” Wt: 176 lbs.Position: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 130th (among NA Skaters) Billy Moskal played his first full OHL season with the London Knights in 2017-18 after the team drafted him in the
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Jett Woo 2017-18 Team: Moose Jaw Warriors (#4)Date of Birth: July 27, 2000Place of Birth: Winnipeg, ManitobaHt: 6’o” Wt: 205 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Jett Woo might have the coolest-sounding name in the entire 2018 NHL Draft class. But his name isn’t the only exciting thing about him. Stuck a
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Blade Jenkins 2017-18 Team: Saginaw Spirit (#19)Date of Birth: August 11, 2000Place of Birth: Jackson, MIHt: 6’2” Wt: 194 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: LW/CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term: 24th The Saginaw Spirit took a huge gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. Knowing this player was already committed to the University
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Alexander Khovanov 2017-18 Team: Moncton Wildcats (#31)Date of Birth: April 12, 2000Place of Birth: Saratov, RussiaHt: 5’11” Wt: 191 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CentreNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Alexander Khovanov has been a highly-touted prospect for a number of years and was seen by many as a first-round talent prior to the 2017-18 season. Selected
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Well, it looks like the OHL’s London Knights will have a second representative at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as Liam Foudy was named a replacement for Vancouver Giants’ Milos Roman who will miss the game due to injury. While Knights’ captain Evan Bouchard will be an alternate captain for Team Cherry, Foudy will
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For more than a decade, Frölunda Hockey Club in the Swedish Hockey league has consistently developed a startling number of top prospects drafted into the National Hockey League. Since 1981, they have produced draft picks every year. This includes players like Daniel Alfredsson, Henrik Lundqvist, Erik Karlsson, Viktor Stålberg, and recent top prospects like Jacob Larrson,
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Junior A hockey has gotten a bad rap in drafting circles. Seemingly a casualty of the ongoing “war” between the collegiate leagues and the Canadian major junior circuit, leagues like the Alberta Junior Hockey League, British Columbia Hockey League and their eastern counterparts have been somewhat looked down upon by talent evaluators – the reason
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For an organization that seems to have become almost obsessively focused on acquiring players with size, it was rather refreshing to hear Peter Chiarelli call the name of Kailer Yamamoto as the Edmonton Oilers first round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  Despite being the smallest player ever selected in the first round, the
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The Montreal Canadiens. The Arizona Coyotes. The Chicago Blackhawks. The Columbus Blue Jackets. The New York Rangers. The Minnesota Wild. The Dallas Stars. The St. Louis Blues. The Philadelphia Flyers. The Pittsburgh Penguins. The Edmonton Oilers. The Calgary Flames. The New York Islanders. The San Jose Sharks. The Vancouver Canucks. The Los Angeles Kings. The
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There was once a time where the United States Hockey League wasn’t considered a major developer of talent. Sure, they hosted the United States National Development Program’s under-18 touring team, but the league’s clubs were effectively the Washington Generals to the USNDP’s Harlem Globetrotters – hardly a force to be reckoned with. However, the USHL
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For fans that don’t follow college and junior hockey as intently of our great staff at The Hockey Writers, when the NHL Draft rolls around and we start hearing names called, some of the first reactions are generally: is he related to so-and-so? Well, here I am to connect all of the dots for those
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Roughly a day and a half after adding 31 players to their organization, the Vegas Golden Knights went back to work at the 2017 NHL Draft. Armed with 13 selections – including three first round picks – general manager George McPhee put a bow on a year’s worth of extensive scouting by his club with
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With the 23rd Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Arizona Coyotes Have Selected Pierre-Olivier Joseph From the Charlottetown Islanders in the (QMJHL) About Pierre-Olivier Joseph Joseph is the classic case of a defensive prospect that needs to mature but has all the elements to be an excellent defenseman in the NHL. He has outstanding hockey sense
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With the 21st Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the New York Rangers Have Selected Filip Chytil From the HC Zlin from the Czech Republic. About Filip Chytil Another player that wasn’t projected to be a first-round pick, Filip Chytil found a home as the New York Rangers scooped up the 17-year-old forward with the 21st pick in the
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With the 17th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Toronto Maple Leafs Have Selected Timothy Liljegren From the Rögle BK in the SHL. About Timothy Liljegren This will be an interesting pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they selected one of the biggest drops in the draft with Timothy Liljegren at 17th overall. Liljegren dealt with some
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With the 11th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Los Angeles Kings Have Selected Gabriel Vilardi From the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL. About Gabriel Vilardi The Los Angeles Kings used their 11th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to take Gabriel Vilardi out of the Ontario Hockey League – a player that some had ranked as
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There’s no such thing as a sure pick at the NHL draft. No matter the caliber of the prospect, anything can happen from draft night throughout the player’s career. Injury or poor developmental channels can stop even the best prospects from reaching their potential. There is an expectation that first-round picks will work out for
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