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”

Scouting Report: Mattias Hävelid

Photo Credit: Linköping HC Scouting Report written by Alex Appleyard Defense is in Mattias Hävelid’s blood, literally. Both his father and his uncle played professional hockey, with uncle Magnus making it as high as the Swedish Allsvenskan, and father Niclas making it to the very pinnacle of the sport. Over a career that spanned more thanContinue reading “Scouting Report: Mattias Hävelid”

Scouting Reports: The Rest of the WHL

Photo Credit: Rob Wallator/Calgary Hitmen (photo of Jace Weir) Scouting Report written by Matthew Somma We’ve nearly arrived at the NHL draft after what feels like a long season given how short the last season was. I’ve been honored to have the opportunity to scout the WHL this season and there are plenty of players thatContinue reading “Scouting Reports: The Rest of the WHL”

Scouting Report: Jimmy Snuggerud

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Next on the long list of talented, offensive-minded forwards for the NTDP is Jimmy Snuggerud. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because his father Dave played parts of 4 seasons in the NHL for the Sabres, Sharks and Flyers. The younger Snuggerud, however, is poised forContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jimmy Snuggerud”

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: Dylan James

Photo Credit: Brianna Homan / Sioux City Musketeers Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Dylan James was a part of the Clark Cup champion Sioux City Musketeers and is currently slated to join the University of North Dakota for the 2022-23 season. James hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and spent the last three seasons playing inContinue reading “Scouting Report: Dylan James”

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”