Scouting Report: Simon Robertsson

Photo Credit: Idrottsfoto For NHL fans of a certain age the name “Robertsson” might ring some bells. That is because Simon Robertsson will not be the first person in his family to play in the world’s best league. His father Bert suited up 123 times for Vancouver, Edmonton and the Rangers in the late 90’sContinue reading “Scouting Report: Simon Robertsson”

Scouting Report: Isak Rosén

Photo Credit: Leksands IF Electric. That is the word that comes to mind when you see Isak Rosén play. There are not too many 18 year olds who incite a palpable sense of anticipation when the puck finds their stick. While his name may be unfamiliar to many across the pond, the Stockholm youngster hasContinue reading “Scouting Report: Isak Rosén”

Scouting Report: Dario Allenspach

Photo Credit: Philipp Hegglin/ EV Zug Almost every summer for the last ten years the NHL draft has provided us with a very specific type of player. The overlooked European over-ager. A player who was certainly good enough to be taken in their original draft year, but each team passed on at least seven timesContinue reading “Scouting Report: Dario Allenspach”

Scouting Report: Samuel Helenius

Photo Credit – Liiga/Jiri Halttunen The Finnish Liiga is not quite the same level of league it used to be. The loss of Jokerit to the KHL as well as the league’s lack of ability to compete with the SHL and NLA from a financial perspective mean that while still a premier European league, itContinue reading “Scouting Report: Samuel Helenius”

Scouting Report: Stanislav Svozil

Photo Credit – hc-kometa.cz The Czech Republic is still a world hockey power. They might not quite have the firepower up and down their line-up as they did in the early 2000’s, but in the last five World Championship’s they have reached the semi-final’s twice, and did at the 2018 Olympics as well. You canContinue reading “Scouting Report: Stanislav Svozil”

Scouting Report: William Eklund

Photo Credit – Elvira Holmström With almost exactly seven months until the NHL draft the race to be number one pick is completely up in the air. It could be several different players, and even when draft day is upon us it seems doubtful at this venture that there will be a clear-cut number one.Continue reading “Scouting Report: William Eklund”

Scouting Report: Anton Olsson

Photo Credit – Malmö Redhawks The town of Helsingborg is a town of contrast. Survey it from the towers of Hamlet’s Castle, just three miles away in Denmark across the Øresund Strait, and you see both plumes of smoke and an industrial cargo port, as well as beautiful old buildings and rolling Swedish countryside. AntonContinue reading “Scouting Report: Anton Olsson”

Scouting Report: Jesper Wallstedt

Photo Credit – Luleå Hockey Over the last ten years NHL teams have grown more and more reticent to draft goalies in the first round. From 2011 to 2018 there were only four goalies taken before the end of the drafts first day, and of those four the highest selection was Andrei Vasilevskiy at 19thContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jesper Wallstedt”

Scouting Report: Oskar Olausson

Photo Credit – HV71 Given the talent he possesses it is a surprise that Oskar Olausson has not got more column space in the lead-up to the 2021 draft.  Part of that might simply be due to him being a 2002 born player. Therefore his only major international tournament was the 2019 Hlinka, where heContinue reading “Scouting Report: Oskar Olausson”

Scouting Report: Fabian Lysell

Photo Credit – Frölunda HC Frölunda, the Gothenburg based club, have been the pre-eminent force in Swedish hockey for the last 20 years. Since 2003 they have won four Le Mat Trophies, the most of any SHL club over that time-span. They have also been a breeding ground for NHL talent. Henrik Lundqvist, Erik Karlsson,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Fabian Lysell”