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”

Scouting Report: Jiri Tichacek

Photo Credit: Rytiri Kladno/Roman Mares Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Jiri Tichacek is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for Rytiri Kladno. Tichacek plays for the Czech club that Jaromír Jágr owns and plays for. In addition to Jágr, he also plays alongside former Montréal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs center Tomáš Plekanec.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Jiri Tichacek”

Scouting Report: Ethan Del Mastro

Photo Credit: Aaron Bell / OHL Images Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk The 2021 NHL Draft is almost spoilt for choice it seems, when it comes to skilled offensive defensemen. Names such as Owen Power, Brandt Clarke, and Luke Hughes will likely be off the board by halfway through the first round. However, when itContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ethan Del Mastro”

Scouting Report: Colton Dach

Photo Credit: Steve Hiscock / Saskatoon Blades Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Colton Dach is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades. He grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (an Edmonton, Alberta suburb). Dach’s brother is Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach and his sister is Sherwood Park Royals defensemanContinue reading “Scouting Report: Colton Dach”

Scouting Report: Oliver Kapanen

Photo Credit: KalPa / Meri Hyvärinen Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Oliver Kapanen is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for KalPa in Kuopio, Finland. Kapanen hails from Sundsvall, Sweden. Even though Kapanen was originally from Sundsvall, he is a Finnish citizen. His father Kimmo Kapanen was playing for Timrå IK at theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Oliver Kapanen”

Scouting Report: Cole Jordan

Photo Credit: Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Cole Jordan is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible left-handed defenseman, who plays for the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors. He is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and played youth hockey for the Winnipeg Jr. Jets. After playing for the Jr. Jets, he moved over to Brandon, Manitoba andContinue reading “Scouting Report: Cole Jordan”

Scouting Report: Lukas Gustafsson

Photo Credit: Chicago Steel Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Lukas Gustafsson is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Alpharetta, Georgia. Alpharetta is a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Per the New England Hockey Journal, before settling down in the Atlanta metro area, Gustafsson was born and spent the first few years ofContinue reading “Scouting Report: Lukas Gustafsson”

Scouting Report: Jake Martin

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Next in line for talented defensemen from Minnesota is USNTDP U18 rearguard Jake Martin. Martin was born in White Bear Lake, MN, and played the majority of his minor hockey within Gentry Academy, the private academy which 2021 NHL Draft prospect Chaz Lucius and his youngerContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jake Martin”