Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen

Photo Credit: Oulun Kärpät / Iikka Pirttikoski Ville Koivunen is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Oulu, Finland. Koivunen plays in the Kärpät system and was named the U20 SM-Sarja Rookie of the Year (Yrjö Hakala Award) back in late March. Koivunen has been playing in the Kärpät system since 2018-2019.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen”

Scouting Report: Liam Gilmartin

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Up next for Smaht Scouting’s USHL prospect coverage is USNTDP forward Liam Gilmartin. Gilmartin was born in Falls Church, Virginia (suburb of Washington D.C.) and played his minor hockey in the AYHL for the Washington Little Caps, up until the 14U ranks. The following seasons saw Gilmartin join renowned prep schoolContinue reading “Scouting Report: Liam Gilmartin”

Scouting Report: Jack Matier

Photo Credit: Val Wutti Jack Matier is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible defenseman, who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His father, Mark Matier, was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and played for the 1993 Memorial Cup champion Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Matier’s mother, Stacey Matier and Mark stillContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jack Matier”

2021 IIHF U18 World Championship Scouting Reports

Are you gearing up to watch the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championships from Frisco, Texas and Plano, Texas? If yes, check out our scouting reports on several 2021 NHL Draft eligibles playing in the tournament. The reports are hyperlinked in the chart below. Player Nation Position Scout Brandt Clarke CAN RHD Josh Simon Edvinsson SWEContinue reading “2021 IIHF U18 World Championship Scouting Reports”

Scouting Report: Francesco Pinelli

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson / OHL Images Francesco Pinelli is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Hamilton, Ontario. Pinelli plays for the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers, but spent this season playing Slovenia for HDD Jesenice since the OHL did not return to play. Pinelli played youth hockey for the Toronto Red Wings andContinue reading “Scouting Report: Francesco Pinelli”

Scouting Report: Samu Tuomaala

Photo Credit: Oulun Kärpät / Iikka Pirttikoski Samu Tuomaala is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Oulu, Finland. For those who are unfamiliar with Oulu, it’s one of the northernmost cities in Finland and is roughly a two hour drive to the Swedish border. Tuomaala plays in the Kärpät system and spentContinue reading “Scouting Report: Samu Tuomaala”

Scouting Report: Brett Harrison

Photo Credit: Ian Goodall/Goodall Media Inc Brett Harrison is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect from London, Ontario. He was drafted 16th overall in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection by the Oshawa Generals. He entered this season high on watch lists after a successful rookie season with Oshawa posting 21 goals and 16 assists inContinue reading “Scouting Report: Brett Harrison”

Scouting Report: Brennan Othmann

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images Brennan Othmann is a 2021 NHL Draft prospect, who hails from Scarborough, Ontario. Othmann is the son of Gery Othmann, who played Swiss hockey for over ten years with multiple teams including HC Thurgau and EHC Basel. His uncle, Robert Othmann played in Switzerland as well and spent the bulkContinue reading “Scouting Report: Brennan Othmann”

Scouting Report: Sean Behrens

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Sean Behrens is an offensive defenseman currently lacing up the skates for the USNTDP U18 squad in Plymouth, Michigan. Behrens grew up in Barrington, Illinois and played his youth hockey for Chicago Mission in the HPHL. During his 13U and 14U seasons for the Mission, he was a childhood teammate ofContinue reading “Scouting Report: Sean Behrens”

Scouting Report: Simon Robertsson

Photo Credit: Idrottsfoto For NHL fans of a certain age the name “Robertsson” might ring some bells. That is because Simon Robertsson will not be the first person in his family to play in the world’s best league. His father Bert suited up 123 times for Vancouver, Edmonton and the Rangers in the late 90’sContinue reading “Scouting Report: Simon Robertsson”