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Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen

Photo Credit: Oulun Kärpät / Iikka Pirttikoski Ville Koivunen is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Oulu, Finland. Koivunen plays in the Kärpät system and was named the U20 SM-Sarja Rookie of the Year (Yrjö Hakala Award) back in late March. Koivunen has been playing in the Kärpät system since 2018-2019.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen”

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Scouting Report: Liam Gilmartin

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Up next for Smaht Scouting’s USHL prospect coverage is USNTDP forward Liam Gilmartin. Gilmartin was born in Falls Church, Virginia (suburb of Washington D.C.) and played his minor hockey in the AYHL for the Washington Little Caps, up until the 14U ranks. The following seasons saw Gilmartin join renowned prep schoolContinue reading “Scouting Report: Liam Gilmartin”

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Scouting Report: Jack Matier

Photo Credit: Val Wutti Jack Matier is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible defenseman, who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His father, Mark Matier, was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and played for the 1993 Memorial Cup champion Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Matier’s mother, Stacey Matier and Mark stillContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jack Matier”