Scouting Report: Alexander Ljungkrantz

Photo Credit – Nathalie Andersson Alexander Ljungkrantz is a player who has been on a lot of Swedish prospect watcher’s radars for a few years. A regular in the national team set-up since he was 15 years old, the Gävle native was only outscored in his final year at u-16 level by potential top-40 2020Continue reading “Scouting Report: Alexander Ljungkrantz”

Scouting Report: Albert Lyckåsen

Photo Credit – Nathalie Andersson It was somewhat of a surprise that Albert Lyckåsen was not drafted last year. While his production at the Swedish junior level as an 18-year-old was nothing to write home about – 16 points in 44 games for the Linköping u-20 side – there were a lot of other positiveContinue reading “Scouting Report: Albert Lyckåsen”

Scouting Report: Connor Zary

Photo Credit – Allen Douglas / Kamloops Blazers Player Profile D.O.B – September 25, 2001Nationality – CanadaDraft Eligibility – 2020Height –6’0Weight –181 lbsPosition – CenterHandedness – Left Zary’s Style Of Play If Saskatoon native Connor Zary had been born just 10 days earlier he would have been eligible for the 2019 draft. And if this alternate timeline was reality? The Kamloops BlazersContinue reading “Scouting Report: Connor Zary”

Scouting Report: Braden Schneider

Photo Credit: Justin Oertel / Brandon Wheat Kings Braden Schneider has been on prospect watchers’ radars for almost three years now. And for good reason. After being picked 12th overall in the WHL bantam draft, the man from the heart of the Canadian prairies stepped right into the Brandon Wheat Kings line-up. He led allContinue reading “Scouting Report: Braden Schneider”

Scouting Report: Emil Heineman

Photo Credit: Leksands IF The name Emil comes from the Latin aemulari, which means “trying to equal or surpass”. That is fitting for the man from Leksand. Hailing from a large hockey family, he has three elder brothers who had hockey careers – including eldest brother Lars Lundin of QMJHL pedigree – his cousin OlleContinue reading “Scouting Report: Emil Heineman”

Scouting Report: Jaromír Pytlík

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images, Aaron Bell/CHL Images There are not too many players in even good draft years that can claim to have been playing top-tier, professional hockey, when they were 16 years old. Jaromír Pytlík can, and those seven games for HC Vítkovice two years ago marked him out as a man toContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jaromír Pytlík”

Scouting Report: William Wallinder

Photo Credit – Nathalie Andersson Player Profile D.O.B – July 28, 2002Nationality – SwedenDraft Eligibility – 2020Height –6’4Weight –192 lbsPosition – DefenseHandedness – Left Wallinder’s Style Of Play Wallinder is a physical freak. He has a beautiful stride, and is very mobile and agile. The big blue-liner is also a very confident player, who likes to rush the puck up ice, andContinue reading “Scouting Report: William Wallinder”

Scouting Report: Martin Chromiak

Photo Credit – Billy-Jack Kimmerly / Kingston Frontenacs The man from the Czech-Slovak border has been a player that European prospect watchers have been keeping their eyes on since he was 15 years old, when he was putting in high-end performances at u-16 international level. He cemented his status as one to watch the nextContinue reading “Scouting Report: Martin Chromiak”

Scouting Report: Anton Johanesson

Photo Credit – HV71 Player Profile D.O.B – March 26, 2002Nationality – SwedenDraft Eligibility – 2020Height –5’9Weight –179 lbsPosition – Defense Handedness – Left Johanesson’s Style Of Play Another talented Swede, and another talented Swede, like fellow draft talent Theodor Niederbach, that basically missed a whole year with injuries. The undersized defenseman is very smart on the puck in both the neutralContinue reading “Scouting Report: Anton Johanesson”