Scouting Report: Jonathan Lekkerimäki

Photo Credit: Otto Marand / Djurgården Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Jonathan Lekkerimäki is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays in the Djurgården system. Lekkerimäki grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Huddinge and played youth hockey for the local club, Flemingsbergs IK. After playing for the local club, he ended up playingContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jonathan Lekkerimäki”

Scouting Report: Noah Östlund

Photo Credit: Otto Marand / Djurgården Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Noah Östlund is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays in the Djurgården system. He grew up slightly west of Stockholm, but still in Stockholm County. The municipality that he grew up in is Nykvarn and is quite close to Södertälje. Östlund playedContinue reading “Scouting Report: Noah Östlund”

Scouting Report: Reid Schaefer

Photo Credit: Brian Liesse / Seattle Thunderbirds Scouting Report written by Matthew Somma Reid Schaefer has been a steady riser over the course of the season and has creeped into some people’s top 100. He scored 32 goals and had 58 points in 66 games this season after recording just two assists in 18 games lastContinue reading “Scouting Report: Reid Schaefer”

Scouting Report: Vladimir Grudinin

Photo Credit: CSKA Moskva/@HCCSKA Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Vladimir Grudinin is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays in the CSKA Moscow (Moskva) system. Grudinin grew up in Angarsk, Russia and played U16 hockey for Yermak Angarsk before make the trip across the country from Siberia / Irkutsk Oblast to Moscow. Since movingContinue reading “Scouting Report: Vladimir Grudinin”

Scouting Report: Cole Knuble

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Sometimes when you’re scouting a player there is another player on the opposing team that catches your eye out of your peripherals and you make a note to check on them later. When watching a late September USNTDP game against the Fargo Force I came awayContinue reading “Scouting Report: Cole Knuble”

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: Luca Del Bel Belluz

Photo Credit: Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Arguably the clubhouse leader in terms of amazing 2022 NHL Draft prospect names, Mississauga Steelheads center Luca Del Bel Belluz is one of the more intriguing prospects currently playing in the OHL this season. Like most draft eligible CHL players, he unfortunately missed a veryContinue reading “Scouting Report: Luca Del Bel Belluz”

Scouting Report: Pavel Mintyukov

Photo Credit: Natalie Shaver/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Austin Garrett Pavel Mintyukov is currently sitting atop the OHL in points per game for first-time, draft eligible defensemen (tied with Christian Kyrou) and second in overall points. He’s currently fifth overall in points in the OHL for defensemen and tied for fourth in points per game.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Pavel Mintyukov”

Scouting Report: Marcus Nguyen

Photo Credit: Keith Dwiggins / Portland Winterhawks Scouting Report written by Matthew Somma The Portland Winterhawks have established themselves as one of the top franchises in junior hockey at producing NHL talent. Their 2022 crop of prospects doesn’t have a big name or a must-see prospect, but it does have one of my absolute favorite playersContinue reading “Scouting Report: Marcus Nguyen”

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”