NHL Draft Profiles

Profiles of prospects for the 2011 and 2012 NHL Drafts.

Draft Gazing: Nikolaj Ehlers vs recent QMJHLers

While we debate over who the Isles might/should choose with their likely top-5 top-6 draft choice, let's take a look at how Ehlers scored this season compared to recent top forward prospects from...

2013 NHL Draft Profiles: Those silly goalies


A quick look at the top goalies eligible for the 2013 draft, none of whom should be taken in the first round.

2013 Draft Profile: Hunter Shinkaruk


Here's a novel story for you: Very skilled kid under 6'0. Scouts not sure how the size will translate to the NHL.

2013 Draft Profile: Big, raw Nikita Zadorov


Towering Nikita Zadorov of the London Knights should be a solid defenseman, and just might be a very good one.

2013 NHL Draft Profile: Big Rasmus Ristolainen


A big right-handed defenseman with good game control? That's a profile many teams seek.

2013 Draft Profile: Bo Horvat, completist


They call the London center "complete" and one of the best faceoff takers in the draft.

NHL Mock Draft: At #15, the Islanders select...


You won't get a superstar at 15th overall, but there's a lot to like about this Swede.

2013 Draft Profile: Anthony Mantha of Val-d'Or


The 6'4 Val-d'Or left wing has admirable skill but is said not to use his size enough nor exhibit enough "drive" for some scouts' liking.

2013 NHL Draft Profiles: Adam Erne


The Quebec New Englander has played from coast to coast.


Draft Post: Tongue-twisters for Butch

This one isn't about drafting great players or prospects. This one is about drafting guys whose names would make Butchie's head explode and Peter Ruttgazer rend his tongue from his mouth.


NHL Draft Day Thread II: A Look at the Top Forwards and Defensemen


A look at the top names in the 2012 NHL Draft, which is wide open after star Nail Yakupov.

NHL Draft Profiles: Ranger Connections and Karmic Oddities


A look at two draft prospects with Rangers connections in Zach Stepan and Stefan Matteau, and an Islanders connection in late-blooming Mark Jankowski.

NHL Draft Questions: How Do You Measure Work Ethic?


Observers and scouts have pushed Mikhail Grigorenko down some draft rankings despite his immense top-of-the-draft talent. Are the work ethic questions real, or just pre-draft talk?

Brady Skjei: Big, Smooth Skating NHL Draft Profile


What are scouts saying about Brady Skjei for the 2012 NHL Draft? Great skater for his size, offense and physicality lacking.

NHL Draft Profile: Colton Sissons (not Scott)


Scouts love Colton Sissons' two-way abilities and leadership, but there are questions about the Kelowna captain's skating and offensive upside heading into the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012 NHL Mock Draft: Lighthouse Hockey Selects Alex Galchenyuk with No. 4 Pick


The New York Islanders tend to select forwards high in the draft, and Alex Galchenyuk is the kind of forward who would fit the rebuild quite well.

2012 NHL Draft Profile: Jordan Schmaltz, North Dakota-Bound Gambler


A look at Jordan Schmaltz, 2012 NHL Draft prospect who is headed to the University of North Dakota after playing with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers.

2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Kosmachuk, Willing to Chuck


A look at what scouts are saying about Guelph Storm right wing Scott Kosmachuk ahead of the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Thomas Wilson, Can You Still Have Fun?*


Pundits are in love with the size of Plymouth Whaler Tom Wilson for the 2012 NHL Draft, and they hope his scoring follows suit.

2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Martin Frk, a Czech Who Needs No Vowels


Halifax's Martin Frk has fallen in rankings for the 2012 NHL Draft, which means some team may get a steal on the talented Czech forward.

2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Dalton Thrower, Aptly Named


Saskatoon Blades defenseman Dalton Thrower has shot up 2012 NHL Draft rankings all season long, which means he might still be available when lottery teams pick early in the second round.

2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Anton Zlobin, Toast of Shawinigan


Russian Anton Zlobin was overlooked in the 2011 NHL Draft, but a team-leading season and a memorable Memorial Cup means some NHL team will select him in 2012.

2011 NHL Draft Profile: Dmitrij Jaškin, the Russian-Czech


Looking at the scout analysis of Dmitrij Jaskin, a Russian-born Czech prospect eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

2011 NHL Draft Profile: David Musil, the Czech-Canadian


Looking at the falling stock of David Musil, the big Czech defenseman once seen as a lottery pick but now pegged to go late in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011 NHL Draft Profile: Oskar Klefbom, the Other Big Swedish Defenseman


Oscar Klefbom represents "the other" big Swedish defenseman in the 2011 NHL Draft. Will a team go for steady and reliable?

2011 NHL Draft Profile: Tomáš Jurčo, the Slovak


Tomáš Jurčo starred on a stacked Memorial Cup winning Saint John team, which makes him an exciting 2011 NHL Draft prospect.

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