Scouting Report: Gavin Brindley

Photo Credit: Michigan Photography Gavin Brindley is currently ranked inside the top 10 for Smaht’s final 2023 NHL draft ranking, and he sticks out like a sore thumb when comparing his consensus ranking to our rankings. The Smaht team is considerably higher on Brindley than most. There isn’t a prospect I’ve watched more this yearContinue reading “Scouting Report: Gavin Brindley”

Scouting Report: Andrew Cristall

Photo Credit: Steve Dunsmoor / Kelowna Rockets Andrew Cristall is currently the seventh ranked player in our Preliminary rankings and is currently fifth in total points in the WHL and fourth in points per game. This is Cristall’s second full season in the WHL. Last year he amassed 28 goals and 68 points in 61Continue reading “Scouting Report: Andrew Cristall”

Scouting Report: Adam Fantilli

Photo Credit: Michigan Photography Adam Fantilli is the second ranked player on Smaht’s preliminary rankings and is currently the third leading scorer in the NCAA both in total points and in points per game.  Fantilli took the road less traveled as the Toronto native ventured south of the border to play for the Chicago SteelContinue reading “Scouting Report: Adam Fantilli”

Scouting Report: Dylan James

Photo Credit: Brianna Homan / Sioux City Musketeers Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Dylan James was a part of the Clark Cup champion Sioux City Musketeers and is currently slated to join the University of North Dakota for the 2022-23 season. James hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and spent the last three seasons playing inContinue reading “Scouting Report: Dylan James”

Scouting Report: Mitchell Martin

Photo Credit: Luke Durda/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett and Sebastian Jackson Last year’s draft could turn out to be a bit of a wild card. It’s difficult to evaluate talent in a season where an entire powerhouse junior league takes a season off; however if you’re a good scout with a good eye,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Mitchell Martin”

Scouting Report: Devin Kaplan

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett The USNTDP was a force to be reckoned with this year. Every game there was a new player I was making a note about, going back to watch shifts of, and honestly having a hard time ranking forwards and defensemen within the program let alone againstContinue reading “Scouting Report: Devin Kaplan”

Scouting Report: Cole Knuble

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Sometimes when you’re scouting a player there is another player on the opposing team that catches your eye out of your peripherals and you make a note to check on them later. When watching a late September USNTDP game against the Fargo Force I came awayContinue reading “Scouting Report: Cole Knuble”

Scouting Report: Pavel Mintyukov

Photo Credit: Natalie Shaver/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Pavel Mintyukov is currently sitting atop the OHL in points per game for first-time, draft eligible defensemen (tied with Christian Kyrou) and second in overall points. He’s currently fifth overall in points in the OHL for defensemen and tied for fourth in points per game.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Pavel Mintyukov”

Scouting Report: Owen Beck

Photo Credit: Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Owen Beck is a 2022 NHL Draft prospect playing for the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL. The Port Hope, Ontario native has predominantly played as the Steelheads second-line center, and plays on mostly on the second line power play unit and on the second lineContinue reading “Scouting Report: Owen Beck”

Scouting Report: Seamus Casey

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Fast becoming one of the more polarizing players in the public scouting sphere: Seamus Casey serves as a prime example of the NHL’s goal to expand hockey into the American Southeast. Hailing from Miami, Florida and playing his last year before the NTDP for the FloridaContinue reading “Scouting Report: Seamus Casey”