Scouting Report: Fyodor Svechkov

Photo Credit: Andrey Holmov / HC Lada Fyodor Svechkov is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Togliatti, Russia. Togliatti is in Western Russia and sits right alongside the Volga River. The young Russian left winger has resided in Togliatti throughout his childhood and played youth hockey for Lada Togliatti. Last season, 2019-2020,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Fyodor Svechkov”

Winter 2021 NHL Draft Rankings

Photo Credit – Rena Laverty (Beniers & Hughes), Elvira Holmström (Eklund) Bailey Johnson, Sam McGilligan, Alexander Appleyard, Paul Zuk, Sebastian Jackson and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2021 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings. The rankings are below and our scouting reports are hyperlinked. Just to note, we areContinue reading “Winter 2021 NHL Draft Rankings”

Scouting Report: Zach Dean

Photo Credit – Olympiques de Gatineau Zach Dean is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect and plays for the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques. He was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta (northwest of Edmonton and roughly an hour and a half drive time from Dawson Creek, British Columbia). Eventually, the Dean family moved to Mount Pearl, NewfoundlandContinue reading “Scouting Report: Zach Dean”

Scouting Report: Prokhor Poltapov

Photo Credit – CSKA Moscow/@HCCSKA Prokhor Poltapov is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect playing the CSKA Moskva farm system. He hails from St. Petersburg, Russia and played youth hockey for Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg and Dynamo Moskva. Last season, he made the short trek across Leningradsky Avenue and joined the CSKA Moskva organization. PoltapovContinue reading “Scouting Report: Prokhor Poltapov”

Scouting Report: Dylan Guenther

Photo Credit – Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oil Kings Dylan Guenther is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible left winger from Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to his time with the Edmonton Oil Kings, he played for North West Zone MHA, Knights of Columbus Squires U15, Northern Alberta U15 Prep, Northern Alberta Elite 15s and Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep. DuringContinue reading “Scouting Report: Dylan Guenther”

2021 NHL Draft Goalie Dataset

Happy New Year! To kick the 2021 calendar year off on the right note, I’m releasing version one of my 2021 draft eligible goaltender data. The 2021 dataset will be focusing on rebound control and quickness. Each will have their Tableau page/chart. Before I continue and explain the charts, I just want to list theContinue reading “2021 NHL Draft Goalie Dataset”

Scouting Report: Bryce Montgomery

Photo Credit – Terry Wilson/OHL Images/Aaron Bell Bryce Montgomery is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible defenseman, who hails from the state of Maryland and his hometown is Bowie, Maryland (in between Annapolis, Maryland and Washington DC). Hockey is in his DNA. His father Matthew Montgomery played division three hockey for St. Mary’s University (Winona, Minnesota)Continue reading “Scouting Report: Bryce Montgomery”

Scouting Report: Noah Meier

Photo Credit – ZSC Lions Noah Meier is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible left handed defenseman from Switzerland. This season, he has played in five games for the GCK Lions U20 (U20-Elite) and 17 games for GC Küsnacht Lions (Swiss League, B League in Switzerland). During his five games with the GCK Lions U20 squad,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Noah Meier”

Scouting Report: Matthew Beniers

Photo Credit – Rena Laverty There are quite a few NHL Draft eligible prospects who hail from New England such as Scott Morrow (CT), Mackie Samoskevich (CT) and Ryan St. Louis (CT) (Martin St. Louis’ son), but Matthew Beniers (MA) is the top prospect from the region. Beniers grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts, which isContinue reading “Scouting Report: Matthew Beniers”

Scouting Report: Daniil Chayka

Photo Credit – OHL Images/Terry Wilson/Aaron Bell Daniil Chayka is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible defenseman, who hails from Moscow, Russia. Chayka plays for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, but due to COVID-19, the Storm loaned him out to CSKA Moscow. The Russian defenseman played U16 hockey for CSKA Moscow before comingContinue reading “Scouting Report: Daniil Chayka”