Prospects

All about the young players preparing to enter the NHL.

The Montreal fans on HF conducted an extensive 7-round mock draft, here are the results.
10. Timothy Liljegren 9. Casey Mittelstadt 8. Eeli Tolvanen 7. Jesse Puljujarvi 6.
This is really a strong strong draft, each team will have a very different list from the next, from pick 6 on is pretty much going to be totally different for every team with guys in the 2nd round being able to fill in for 1st round.
Top 125 prospects for the 2018 NHL draft.
I’ve decided to go for a different “theme” each month, and this month is gonna be the big one, my top 200 prospects eligible for the 2018 draft. There are some overagers and unheard of prospects to most included, but that’s what you get when making a list of 200. I’ve seen ALMOST every single player on this list at least once, with some just a highlight or good word put in. Thanks for the continued support on my monthly endeavour. If you have any ideas on what type of ranking I should do...
10. Dylan Strome - Arizona, 9. Henrik Borgstrom - Florida, 8. Lias Andersson - New York Rangers, 7. Martin Necas - Carolina, 6. Kirill Kaprizov - Minnesota ...
In my day job we have a tool called a pre-mortem. We discuss what could go wrong before making a significant change to a strategy or process. I am using a similar idea here. Basically, this is a prediction of what a "re-draft" in 2023 might say. The list is of players outside the consensus top 15--because it is hard to define a sleeper that everyone thinks is among the elite. 1. Martin Kaut. He is just now making a few lists as a late first-rounder. Given his size, success in international...
Over the past 20 days, I've conducted a set of daily polls to roughly determine who HFBoards thought were the top 20 goaltending prospects in the NHL. The requirements to be included were the goalie had to be under 25 years of age at the starting date of the first poll, and the goalie must have fewer than a total of 20 NHL games of experience. In conclusion, these are the results: #1: Carter Hart (PHI) [27.4%] #2: Ilya Samsonov (WSH) [47.7%] #3: Igor Shestyorkin (NYR) [34.7%] #4: Ilya...
Here are the top ten drafted prospects as voted on by members. 1. Elias Pettersson - Vancouver Canucks He's just a natural. Great smarts on both ends, awesome hand-eye and passing ability, controls the puck so well. No real electrifying weapons, just so very smart and so gifted, just natural instincts and knack for reading the game and creating chances. I dunno if John Tavares is a reasonable style comparison, but someone like that who hasn't got elite skating or a rocket of a shot but...
Scouting evaluation; Skating speed, edge work, shooting, puck control, offensive IQ, competitiveness, physical play, defensive play. (Those evaluations are greatly impacting the statistical evaluation, both sources of data are tested again each other in different ways.)
During the summer, we've been running Organizational Prospect Ranking polls to see where HFBoards ranks each team's prospect pool. Along with HFBoards, I've also included some other media sources often cited around this site, and have added some tables to show analysis on the rankings. HFBoards Ranking: 1. Buffalo - 66% 2. Vancouver - 41% 3. Carolina - 76% 4. New York Islanders - 37% 5. New York Rangers - 35% 6. Philadelphia - 39% 7. St. Louis - 37% 8. Colorado - 31% 9. Detroit - 33% 10....
I firmly believe that this software can be a useful tool to support the evaluation of prospects, in fact, I would even go as far as to say that it has the potential to give better results than the standard way of evaluating players.
Grading the first round draft choices of each NHL team.
Here's my top 100 NHL affiliated prospects. No players aged 24 or above are included, and players that played 25 or more NHL games are not included either. 1. C Elias Pettersson 2. RW Eeli Tolvanen 3. D Miro Heiskanen 4. C Casey Mittelstadt 5. D Cale Makar 6. RW Kirill Kaprizov 7. LW Filip Chytil 8. C Martin Necas 9. C Gabriel Vilardi 10. C Cody Glass 11. C Henrik Borgstrom 12. C Lias Andersson 13. C Dylan Strome 14. RW Jordan Kyrou 15. C Aleksi Heponiemi 16. G Ilya Samsonov 17. C Robert...
1. Rasmus Dahlin 2. Andrei Svechnikov 3. Filip Zadina 4. Noah Dobson 5. Brady Tkachuk 6. Dominik Bokk 7. Adam Boqvist 8. Oliver Wahlstrom 9. Joe Veleno 10. Jacob Olofsson 11. Quinn Hughes 12. Joel Farabee 13. Evan Bouchard 14. Ryan Merkley 15. Jonny Tychonick 16. Vitali Kravtsov 17. Cam Hillis 18. Rasmus Kupari 19. Akil Thomas 20. Barrett Hayton 21. Calan Addison 22. Ruslan Iskhakov 23. Jesperi Kotkaniemi 24. Martin Kaut 25. Grigori Denisenko 26. Rasmus Sandin 27. Mathias Samuelson 28. Bode...
Here are my top 100 skaters for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft complete with scouting reports.
My top 31 picks for the 2018 NHL Draft with scouting reports for each player.
*Reminder: I do not include goaltenders* 1. C Jack Hughes 2. RW Kaapo Kakko 3. C Dylan Cozens 4. C Kirby Dach 5. RW Vasily Podkolzin 6. LHD Bowen Byram 7. C Alex Turcotte 8. C Trevor Zegras 9. LW Matthew Boldy 10. C Peyton Krebs 11. C Ryan Suzuki 12. RW Arthur Kaliyev 13. C Raphael Lavoie 14. LHD Cam York 15. RHD Victor Soderstrom 16. C Alex Newhook 17. RW Cole Caufield 18. LHD Philip Broberg 19. LHD Matthew Robertson 20. RHD Moritz Seider 21. LW Jakob Pelletier 22. LHD Thomas Harley 23. RW...
New York Rangers Top Prospects as voted by HF Members.
A small extract of the weighted rankings for the 1st round (higher weight put on ISS and McKenzie).
I humbly post my list every January since three year ago of my favorite prospect in the world , not in the NHL . Because of my y lack of knowledge of the Goaltender , i excluded of the list . I don't think i have a crystal ball but i watch a lot of junior hockey and i love to make my personal list . Keep in mind that i'm very far to being a bilingual guy , i usually speak french so it's normal that my sentence is not always good , so sorry for that . I appreciate question/comment . I...
I realized posting new rankings nearly every month was pointless. I’ve pretty much seen all I’ve needed to see and this list took a while to complete. I may add scouting reports for the top 62 and/or a mock draft later on and I’ll bump the thread if I do. Any questions/thoughts/feedback feel free comment Kaapo Kakko Jack Hughes Bowen Byram Alex Turcotte Kirby Dach Philipp Broberg Matthew Boldy Cole Caufield Trevor Zegras Vasili Podkolzin Philipp Tomasino Alex Newhook Peyton Krebs Thomas...
Top 100 NHL Affiliated Prospects 6. RW Eeli Tolvanen...5. C Casey Mittlestadt...4. D Miro Heiskanen
First rankings for top couple of rounds...Let me know what you think. 1. Jack Hughes (C) USA — 98 2. Kaapo Kakko (RW) Finland — 92 3. Bowen Byram (LHD) Canada — 91 4. Alex Turcotte (C) USA — 90 5. Matthew Boldy (LW) USA — 89 6. Trevor Zegras (C/W) USA — 88 7. Vasili Podkolzin (RW) Russia — 88 8. Cole Caufield (RW) USA — 87 9. Cam York (LHD) USA — 87 10. Alex Newhook (C) Canada — 87 11. Victor Soderstrom (RHD) Sweden — 87 12. Peyton Krebs (C/W) Canada — 87 13. Dylan Cozens (RW) Canada — 87...
After Rasmus Dahlin went all season last year as the consensus first-overall 2018 NHL Draft choice, it is quite obvious that sometimes players are too far ahead of their peers to be caught. For a while, it seemed that Jack Hughes would be a similarly advanced player whose status as his year's first-overall pick would be unchallenged. However, having studied many of the forwards touted as current first-round selections, I have come to the conclusion that Jack Hughes isn't that far ahead of...
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