Scouting Report: Pavel Novák

Photo Credit: Marissa Baecker / Kelowna Rockets Player Profile D.O.B – April 16, 2002Nationality – Czech RepublicDraft Eligibility – 2020Height – 5’10Weight – 170 lbsPosition – Right Wing/Left WingHandedness – Right Novák’s Style Of Play Novák is a shifty Czech winger who crossed the pond last summer to head to the WHL. What stands out when you watch Novák play is thatContinue reading “Scouting Report: Pavel Novák”

Scouting Report: Zion Nybeck

Photo Credit: HV71 Zion Nybeck is a diminutive Swedish winger who managed to put up the most points in SuperElit history this year for an u-18 prospect. Future Hall of Famer Anže Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings might be the only bigger offensive threat in that junior league’s history at a similar age. ThoughContinue reading “Scouting Report: Zion Nybeck”

Scouting Report: Oliver Okuliar

Photo Credit: Erica Perreaux / Lethbridge Hurricanes The feisty Slovakian winger is going into his third NHL draft this year. For the third year in a row he is a player who is likely on several teams draft boards, but still might be passed over. It is hard to see how there have been 434Continue reading “Scouting Report: Oliver Okuliar”

Scouting Report: John-Jason Peterka

Photo Credit – EHC Red Bull München Player Profile D.O.B – January 14, 2002Nationality – Germany Draft Eligibility – 2020Height – 5’11Weight – 192 lbsPosition – Right WingHandedness – Left Peterka’s Style Of Play Peterka is a fast, skilled winger. While physically well-developed already for his age, he is still quite raw, and some may regard him as a slight “project”. TheContinue reading “Scouting Report: John-Jason Peterka”

Scouting Report: Jan Bednář

Photo Credit: Kateřina Macečková Coming into this season, Jan Bednář was in contention to be considered the second best goalie in the draft. He dazzled in 2018-19 as a 16 year old, putting up .916 sv% in 15 Czech Extraliga games. However, this year some real warts have been revealed, and as a result heContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jan Bednář”

Scouting Report: Pavel Gogolev

Photo Credit – Aaron Bell/CHL, Photo Taken By – Terry Wilson/OHL Images Gogolev should have been drafted when he was first eligible in 2018. You had to feel for the Russian winger in Dallas two years ago. He was one of those unfortunate players who make the trip to the draft with no doubt thatContinue reading “Scouting Report: Pavel Gogolev”

Scouting Report: Luke Evangelista

Photo Credit: Aaron Bell/CHL, Photo by Luke Durda/OHL Images Player Profile D.O.B – February 21, 2002Nationality – CanadaDraft Eligibility – 2020Height – 5’11Weight – 165 lbsPosition – Right WingHandedness – Right Evangelista’s Style Of Play Evangelista is an agile winger who is extremely tenacious. In that regard he has some of the same qualities as his second cousin, Hockey Hall of FamerContinue reading “Scouting Report: Luke Evangelista”

Scouting Report: Justin Sourdif

Photo Credit: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants Player Profile D.O.B – March 24, 2002Nationality – CanadaDraft Eligibility – 2020Height – 5’11Weight – 165 lbsPosition – Right WingHandedness – Right Sourdif’s Style Of Play Justin Sourdif is an aggressive, gritty player in all three zones who can really fly. He relishes physical battles despite not having the largest frame, and is surprisingly strong on theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Justin Sourdif”

Scouting Report: Tristen Robins

Photo Credit: Steve Hiscock / Saskatoon Blades Player Profile D.O.B – November 15, 2001Nationality – CanadaDraft Eligibility – 2020Height – 5’10Weight – 173 lbsPosition – CenterHandedness – Right Robins’ Style Of Play The undersized forward is defined by his high IQ at both ends of the rink. He is very patient with the puck, and also has great passing ability and anContinue reading “Scouting Report: Tristen Robins”

Scouting Report: Emil Andrae

Photo Credit – HV71 Emil Andrae was the top scoring defenseman in SuperElit this season, while also having 12 points in 13 games for the u-18 Swedish team, and being a standout at the WHC-17 last year. Despite being undersized, he is certainly the most talented Swedish blue-liner in the draft, and has the abilityContinue reading “Scouting Report: Emil Andrae”