Why Daniil Gushchin is a First-Round Talent

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Talk around the 2020 NHL Draft is continuing to pick up steam following the Draft Lottery. One of the most discussed players of the entire Draft pool is USHL star Daniil Gushchin. Gushchin’s abilities have created a very open dialogue, ultimately making Gushchin one of the hardest-to-rank players in this year’s Draft. Gushchin’s average ranking […] READ MORE


Daniil Gushchin Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #55

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


John Farinacci Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #67

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Egor Afanasyev Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #39

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


The Elite Ability of Muskegon Lumberjacks Egor Afanasyev

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Egor Afanasyev has established himself as one of the top players in the USHL this year. The 18-year-old has taken over the top-line center role for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, a spot previously held by Buffalo Sabres prospect Matej Pekar. In that role, Afanasyev has netted 56 points in 54 games. This has been enough to […] READ MORE


A Look at 2020 Star NHL Draft Prospect Danil Gushchin

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Danil Gushchin has made easy work of his rookie year in the USHL. He ranks eighth among rookies and fifth on his team in points, with 35 in 46 games. The Russian winger is expected to be a late-first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. That stock could very easily rise, though, as he becomes […] READ MORE


Keith Petruzzelli Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #57

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE