NHL Draft Prospect Profile #39: Scott Laughton

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Drafted 20th Overall by the Philadelphia Flyers. Scott Laughton has made great strides improving his game this year, and this has led to a corresponding rise up the draft boards for the young Centre from the OHL’s Oshawa Generals.  Laughton started the year as a checking line centre for Team Canada at the 2011 Ivan […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #37: Tanner Pearson

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Drafted 30th Overall by the Los Angeles Kings. They say that the third time is the charm and for late blooming prospect Tanner Pearson, he certainly hopes the old adage holds true.  Pearson was passed over in all 7 rounds of both the 2010 and 2011 NHL drafts.  However given his great improvement this season, […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #31: Tom Wilson

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Drafted 16th overall by the Washington Capitals. In our internal discussions, Tom Wilson was the toughest and most controversial of our prospect rankings.  There was a ton of debate over Wilson.  One of the contributors to this series had Wilson ranked as high as the Mid-Teens.  Another had Wilson ranked in the 50s.  In the […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #21: Slater Koekkoek

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Drafted Number 10 Overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Our #21 rated prospect, Slater Koekkoek is a perfect example of the two big themes of this year’s draft class.  Koekkoek is yet another impressive offensive defenceman prospect, and he’s yet another high end prospect who has suffered with the 2012 Draft Class Injury Curse.  Before […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #18: Matt Finn

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Drafted 35th overall by The Toronto Maple Leafs. Matt Finn is one of the most improved players in the OHL this season.  This two-way defender with the Guelph Storm has really come into his own this season, and has greatly improved his draft stock.  Finn has become a leader for the Storm and hopes to […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #16: Olli Maatta

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Drafted 22nd Overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins Our next prospect was the 1st overall pick in the 2011 CHL Import Draft.  The London Knights used their pick to draft Finnish defenceman Olli Maatta (Määttä) and haven’t looked back.  With the addition of Maatta, to existing players like Scott Harrington and Jarred Tinordi, the Knights assembled […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #13: Brendan Gaunce

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Drafted 26th Overall by the Vancouver Canucks Brendan Gaunce is our top ranked Canadian born forward prospect.  At #13 overall this really shows the lack of high end Canadian forwards available this year.  Gaunce is another big, two way centre playing in the OHL for the Belleville Bulls.  He is also a member of Team […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #11: Radek Faksa

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Drafted #13 Overall by Dallas Stars Our 11th ranked prospect for this June’s NHL entry draft is a solid two way center from the Czech Republic, Radek Faksa of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.  Faksa hopes to follow in the long line of successful NHL drafted forwards from Kitchener, and continue the streak of top 10 […] READ MORE