Preliminary 2023 NHL Draft Rankings

Photo Credit: Keith Hershmiller / Regina Pats Alexander Appleyard, Sebastian Jackson, Matthew Somma, Gray Matter, Ben Jordan, Mike Wright, Jordan Malette, Tobias Pettersson, Austin Garret and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2023 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings. Below you will find the rankings and a high level summaryContinue reading “Preliminary 2023 NHL Draft Rankings”

Smaht Talk: Who You Taking?

Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler, Austin Garret and Jordan Malette discussed players that are close in ranking (from a consensus standpoint) and which players they would be pushing for over others. In addition, they discussed whether or not Adam Fantilli could unseat Connor Bedard as the #1 prospect in the class. If you would like to listen toContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Who You Taking?”

Smaht Talk: Who is Trending Up?

Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler and Austin Garret talked about Shane Wright being a healthy scratch in Seattle, David Jiříček making his NHL debut, which 2023 NHL Draft prospect are trending up / down and more. If you would like to listen to this episode, you can find an embedded link from SoundCloud below. Our podcastContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Who is Trending Up?”

Smaht Talk: Zippy Zappe

Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler and Austin Garret discussed their early thoughts on 2023 NHL Draft eligible prospects. Players that were analyzed include Connor Bedard, Zach Benson, Gavin Brindley, William Whitelaw, Tanner Adams, Andrew Cristall, Mikhail Gulyayev, Caden Price, Luca Cagnoni, Calum Ritchie, Axel Sandin Pelikka, Oliver Moore, Will Smith, Jayden Perron, Leo Carlsson and CarterContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Zippy Zappe”

Hlinka Gretzky – Europe Preview

The Smaht Scouting team has prepared scouting notes on several European prospects who will be playing for their country at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (July 31-August 6) in Red Deer, Alberta. For the preview on American and Canadian prospects, please click here. Josh Tessler, Jordan Malette, Austin Garret, Paul Zuk and Matthew Somma contributed. Check out their notes below. SlovakiaContinue reading “Hlinka Gretzky – Europe Preview”

Hlinka Gretzky – USA & Canada Preview

The Smaht Scouting team has prepared scouting notes on several Canadian and American prospects who will be playing for their country at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (July 31-August 6) in Red Deer, Alberta. For the preview on European prospects, please click here. Josh Tessler, Jordan Malette, Austin Garret, Paul Zuk and Matthew Somma contributed.Continue reading “Hlinka Gretzky – USA & Canada Preview”

Smaht Talk: It’s Time For Another Mock

Smaht Scouting’s Matthew Somma and Austin Garrett complete a first round mock for the 2022 NHL Draft in the latest episode of Smaht Talk. Austin also shares some of his notes from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup camp in Buffalo, New York. If you would like to listen to this episode, you can find an embeddedContinue reading “Smaht Talk: It’s Time For Another Mock”

Smaht Talk: Talking With Zach Bookman

Smaht Scouting’s Matthew Somma and Austin Garrett spoke with 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect Zach Bookman of the Brooks Bandits (AJHL). Bookman talked about playing hockey in New York State, coach Ryan Papaioannou allowing Bookman to be rather creative with the puck on his stick, going to Merrimack College in the fall and growing upContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Talking With Zach Bookman”

Scouting Report: Tristan Luneau

Photo Credit: Dominic Charette | Olympiques de Gatineau Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Tristan Luneau is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he plays for the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques.  Luneau hails from Trois-Rivières, Quebec. For those unfamiliar with Quebec geography, Trois-Rivières is roughly the mid-point between Montréal and Québec City. His father and brotherContinue reading “Scouting Report: Tristan Luneau”

Scouting Report: Christian Kyrou

Photo Credit: Luke Durda/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Christian Kyrou is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he plays for the OHL’s Erie Otters.  Kyrou hails from Komoka, Ontario. For those unfamiliar with Komoka, it’s a 20 minute drive west of London, Ontario.  His brother is Jordan Kyrou of the St. LouisContinue reading “Scouting Report: Christian Kyrou”