Scouting Report: Liam Dower Nilsson

Photo Credit: Frölunda HC Scouting Report written by Alex Appleyard Players develop at different rates. The mature 18 year old who goes 1st round, then never develops more? The undersized late birthday who is undrafted, and five years down the line is an NHL All-Star? Two sides of the same coin. Development is never linear. ItContinue reading “Scouting Report: Liam Dower Nilsson”

Scouting Report: Lorenzo Canonica

Photo Credit: Cataractes de Shawinigan / Olivier Croteau Scouting Report written by Jordan Malette Lorenzo Canonica is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect from Lugano, Switzerland. In 2019-20, Lorenzo tallied 43 points in 42 games with Lugano in the Swiss U20-Elit. It can be challenging to put those numbers into context as most Swiss-born players onContinue reading “Scouting Report: Lorenzo Canonica”

Scouting Report: Ty Voit

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson / OHL Images Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Ty Voit is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his youth hockey days, he played for the Pittsburgh Aviators (an organization in the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League). Following his time with the Aviators, he played for theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ty Voit”

Scouting Report: Trevor Wong

Photo Credit: Marissa Baecker / Kelowna Rockets Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Trevor Wong is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia. Wong played youth hockey for the Burnaby Winter Club and played alongside Florida Panthers prospect Justin Sourdif, Vincent Iorio (2021 eligible prospect) and Caedan Bankier (2021 eligible prospect)Continue reading “Scouting Report: Trevor Wong”

Scouting Report: Shai Buium

Photo Credit: Shattuck-St. Mary’s School Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk One of the more interesting draft profiles for the 2021 NHL Draft class comes in the form of Sioux City Musketeers defenseman Shai Buium. Buium was born in San Diego, California, but his parents were both born in Israel. Shai was introduced to the gameContinue reading “Scouting Report: Shai Buium”

Scouting Report: Kirill Kirsanov

Photo Credit: SKA.ru Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Kirill Kirsanov is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Tver, Russia. He is from the same town that former New Jersey Devils and Atlanta Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk and Nashville Predators prospect Yegor Afanasyev are from. Tver is roughly an hour drive northwest ofContinue reading “Scouting Report: Kirill Kirsanov”

Scouting Report: Hugo Gabrielsson

Photo Credit: Frölunda HC Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Hugo Gabrielsson is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays in the Frölunda organization. In his youth hockey days, Gabrielsson played for Hovås HC. Hovås is the same organization that Detroit Red Wings prospect Elmer Söderblom and his brother Arvid Söderblom played for. Once theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Hugo Gabrielsson”

Scouting Report: Marcus Almquist

Photo Credit: HV71 Scouting Report written by Alex Appleyard Under-sized Scandinavian wingers ending up as draft or free-agent steels is nothing new. Mats Zuccarello, Gustav Nyquist, Viktor Arvidsson, Victor Olofsson, Jesper Bratt, Andreas Johnsson and Nils Höglander all fit that bill. Last year the prime contender to continue that tradition was HV71’s Zion Nybeck, a 2ndContinue reading “Scouting Report: Marcus Almquist”

Scouting Report: William Strömgren

Photo Credit: Nathalie Andersson Scouting Report written by Alex Appleyard Örnsköldsvik has become synonymous with hockey over the last 30 years. The small town of just 30,000 people nestled in the Gulf of Bothnia has not just produced numerous NHLers… it has produced enough Hall of Fame calibre talents then you can only just countContinue reading “Scouting Report: William Strömgren”

Scouting Report: Tyler Boucher

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk One of several talents in the 2021 NHL Draft coming from NHL bloodlines, Tyler Boucher is a sneakily talented, gritty left-wing currently suiting up for the United States National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan. Boucher is the son of former NHL netminder and 1995 22ndContinue reading “Scouting Report: Tyler Boucher”