Scouting Report: Beau Jelsma

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson / OHL Images Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Beau Jelsma is 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for the OHL’s Barrie Colts. He grew up in Brownsville, Ontario. If you aren’t familiar with Brownsville, it’s southeast of London, Ontario and not far from the Highway 19 and Highway 3 interchange/roundabout. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Beau Jelsma”

Scouting Report: Ryan Chesley

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Ryan Chesley is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Mahtomedi, Minnesota. He is a right handed defenseman and plays for the USNTDP U18 squad.  Before joining the USNTDP in 2020, he played for 14U AAA and 16U AAA hockey for Shattuck St. Mary’sContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ryan Chesley”

Scouting Report: Adam Sýkora

Photo Credit: Tomas Kyselica / Hockey Slovakia Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Adam Sýkora is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Piešťany, Slovakia. He is one of the youngest draft eligible prospects as he is 8 days older than the cut-off. If he was born 8 days later, he would be oneContinue reading “Scouting Report: Adam Sýkora”

Smaht Talk: Welcome to the Hot Seat

On Episode #9, Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler is joined by Smaht Scouting’s USHL and OHL amateur scout Paul Zuk and they talk about quite a few players from both the OHL and USHL. Several players are discussed including Logan Cooley, Lane Hutson, Adam Ingram, Cole Spicer, Cole Knuble, Danny Zhilkin, Brennan Ali, Shane Wright, ChristianContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Welcome to the Hot Seat”

Scouting Report: Noah Warren

Photo Credit: Dominic Charette | Olympiques de Gatineau Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Noah Warren is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a suburb of Montréal, Quebec and is just east of Brossard, Quebec.  Warren plays for the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)Continue reading “Scouting Report: Noah Warren”

Scouting Report: Lane Hutson

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Lane Hutson is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Chicago, Illinois. Hutson’s father, Rob Hutson played NCAA hockey for the University of Illinois-Chicago in the 1990s and is currently an assistant coach for the North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAA. Rob was previously aContinue reading “Scouting Report: Lane Hutson”

Scouting Report: Isaac Howard

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Isaac Howard is an American 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Hudson, Wisconsin. For those unfamiliar with Wisconsin, Hudson sits on the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line and is a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Howard’s older brother, Anthony Howard is a former goaltender, who playedContinue reading “Scouting Report: Isaac Howard”

Smaht Talk: The Habs at the Draft Table

On Episode #8, Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler is joined by McKeen’s Hockey draft analyst and video scout Sam McGilligan and they talk about what the Montréal Canadiens should do at the 2022 NHL Draft. Several players are discussed including David Jiricek, Brad Lambert, Logan Cooley, Isaac Howard, Jonathan Lekkerimäki, Filip Mešár, Seamus Casey, Calle Odelius,Continue reading “Smaht Talk: The Habs at the Draft Table”

Scouting Report: Filip Mešár

Photo Credit: Tomas Kyselica / Hockey Slovakia Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Filip Mešár is a 2022 NHL Draft prospect, who hails from Spišská Belá, Slovakia. For those unfamiliar with Slovakian geography, Spišská Belá is just north of Poprad and sits near the border with Poland. The Polish towns that are the closest to SpišskáContinue reading “Scouting Report: Filip Mešár”

Winter 2022 NHL Draft Rankings

Photo Credit: Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images Alexander Appleyard, Paul Zuk, Sebastian Jackson, Matthew Somma, Mikael Holm, Tobias Pettersson, Austin Brass and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2022 NHL Draft Winter Rankings. The rankings are below. We are working on 2022 NHL Draft scouting reports and once they areContinue reading “Winter 2022 NHL Draft Rankings”