Scouting Report: Samu Salminen

Photo Credit: Mikko Taipale / Jokerit Scouting Report written by Alexander Appleyard When you superficially examine Samu Salminen’s game he has all the hallmarks of a player who should find himself near the very top of the 2021 NHL draft. Domestic statistics? Check. In both 2019-20 and 2020-21 he out produced each and every one ofContinue reading “Scouting Report: Samu Salminen”

Scouting Report: Sean Tschigerl

Photo Credit: Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Sean Tschigerl is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen. He is initially from Whitecourt, Alberta, which is approximately a two hour drive northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Highway 43 connects Whitecourt with Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alberta. Tschigerl playedContinue reading “Scouting Report: Sean Tschigerl”

Four Round Mock 2021 NHL Draft

The Smaht Scouting team did a mock draft for the first four rounds. Bailey Johnson (NCAA and USHS amateur scout), Paul Zuk (USHL and Southern OHL amateur scout), Alexander Appleyard (Sweden and Finland amateur scout), Jordan Malette (Eastern OHL and Western QMJHL amateur scout) and Josh Tessler (Director of Amateur Scouting) drafted for assigned teams. The below screenshot shows the assignments. #1 – BuffaloContinue reading “Four Round Mock 2021 NHL Draft”

Scouting Report: Matthew Knies

Photo Credit: Eldon Holmes / Tri-City Storm Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk One of the more perplexing prospects in the 2021 NHL Draft Class is Tri-City Storm forward Matthew Knies. Knies was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but holds a dual citizenship for the USA and Slovakia. His parents and older brother Phil hail from Slovakia,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Matthew Knies”

Scouting Report: Jeremy Wilmer

Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Small in size but certainly not in talent, Jeremy Wilmer is a 2021 NHL Draft Eligible Prospect honing his skills for the US National Team Development Program U18 team. Wilmer was born in Rockville Center, NY and played the majority of his youth hockey for theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jeremy Wilmer”

Scouting Report: Wyatt Johnston

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson / OHL Images Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Wyatt Johnston is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Toronto (Leaside), Ontario. For those unfamiliar with the Leaside neighborhood of Toronto, it sits next to the Ontario Science Centre and the Don Valley Parkway. His older sister, Quinn Johnston playsContinue reading “Scouting Report: Wyatt Johnston”

Scouting Report: Olen Zellweger

Photo Credit: Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Olen Zellweger is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible defenseman. He is a Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native. It’s the same town that the Dach family (Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kirby Dach, 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect Colton Dach and Sherwood Park Royals defenseman Callie Dach), Washington CapitalsContinue reading “Scouting Report: Olen Zellweger”

Scouting Report: Benjamin Gaudreau

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson / OHL Images Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Benjamin Gaudreau is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible goaltender, who hails from North Bay, Ontario. Gaudreau plays for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, but only played in international play for Team Canada this year due to COVID-19. He was on the 2021 IIHF U18Continue reading “Scouting Report: Benjamin Gaudreau”

Scouting Report: Jack Peart

Photo Credit: Mitch Highman/MJOYPHOTOGRAPHY Scouting Report written by Bailey Johnson It’s been quite the last 12 months for Jack Peart. When the season started in November, the Grand Rapids, Minn. native went to Fargo to play for the Fargo Force in the USHL. Peart played the first 16 games of the season with the Force, tallyingContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jack Peart”

Final 2021 NHL Draft Rankings

Graphics done by Dylan Griffing Bailey Johnson, Sam McGilligan, Alexander Appleyard, Paul Zuk, Jordan Malette, Sebastian Jackson and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2021 NHL Draft Final Rankings. The rankings are below and our scouting reports are hyperlinked. Just to note, we are still working on someContinue reading “Final 2021 NHL Draft Rankings”