Scouting Report: Brad Lambert

Photo Credit: Liiga/Jiri Halttunen Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Brad Lambert is a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft. Lambert plays for JYP Jyväskylä in the Liiga. He is dual citizen as he holds both Canadian and Finnish citizenship. Lambert hails from Lahti, Finland. For those unfamiliar with Finland geography, Lahti is approximately anContinue reading “Scouting Report: Brad Lambert”

Smaht Talk: Tucker Tynan Is Back!

In the third episode of Smaht Talk, Jordan Malette and Josh Tessler talk about the following: Tucker Tynan returning to the net in Niagara. Luke Prokop (Nashville Predators prospect) being dealt from the Calgary Hitmen to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Comparing Conor Geekie and Matthew Savoie. An update on Kingston Frontenacs forward Shane Wright. A brief look atContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Tucker Tynan Is Back!”

Smaht Talk: Djurgården Loaded Up, Marc Savard To Windsor

In the second episode of Smaht Talk, Jordan Malette, Paul Zuk and Josh Tessler talk about the following: Rutger McGroarty switched his NCAA commitment to the University of Michigan. Which programs benefit from the NCAA name, image and likeness rights? Marc Savard taking over as head coach for the Windsor Spitfires. Previewing the USHL and prospects to keep anContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Djurgården Loaded Up, Marc Savard To Windsor”

Smaht Talk: It’s A Wicked Smaht Introduction

We’ve launched our own podcast called Smaht Talk. Smaht Talk will start out as a monthly podcast, but throughout the season, we will start to up the frequency of how often new episodes comes out. In the first episode of Smaht Talk, Jordan Malette, Paul Zuk, Matthew Somma and Josh Tessler talk about the following:Continue reading “Smaht Talk: It’s A Wicked Smaht Introduction”

2021 Hlinka Gretzky Preview

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup kicks off today at 9:30 am EST/3:30 pm local time (Breclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia). Each match can be streamed and for the a list of the matches, please visit If you click on the TV icon, you will be re-directed to the stream.  The clubs participating in theContinue reading “2021 Hlinka Gretzky Preview”

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”