Photo Credit: Keith Hershmiller / Regina Pats Alexander Appleyard, Sebastian Jackson, Matthew Somma, Gray Matter, Ben Jordan, Mike Wright, Jordan Malette, Tobias Pettersson, Austin Garret and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2023 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings. Below you will find the rankings and a high level summaryContinue reading “Preliminary 2023 NHL Draft Rankings”
Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler, Austin Garret and Jordan Malette discussed players that are close in ranking (from a consensus standpoint) and which players they would be pushing for over others. In addition, they discussed whether or not Adam Fantilli could unseat Connor Bedard as the #1 prospect in the class. If you would like to listen toContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Who You Taking?”
Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler and Austin Garret talked about Shane Wright being a healthy scratch in Seattle, David Jiříček making his NHL debut, which 2023 NHL Draft prospect are trending up / down and more. If you would like to listen to this episode, you can find an embedded link from SoundCloud below. Our podcastContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Who is Trending Up?”
Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler and Austin Garret discussed their early thoughts on 2023 NHL Draft eligible prospects. Players that were analyzed include Connor Bedard, Zach Benson, Gavin Brindley, William Whitelaw, Tanner Adams, Andrew Cristall, Mikhail Gulyayev, Caden Price, Luca Cagnoni, Calum Ritchie, Axel Sandin Pelikka, Oliver Moore, Will Smith, Jayden Perron, Leo Carlsson and CarterContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Zippy Zappe”
The Smaht Scouting team has prepared scouting notes on several European prospects who will be playing for their country at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (July 31-August 6) in Red Deer, Alberta. For the preview on American and Canadian prospects, please click here. Josh Tessler, Jordan Malette, Austin Garret, Paul Zuk and Matthew Somma contributed. Check out their notes below. SlovakiaContinue reading “Hlinka Gretzky – Europe Preview”
The Smaht Scouting team has prepared scouting notes on several Canadian and American prospects who will be playing for their country at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (July 31-August 6) in Red Deer, Alberta. For the preview on European prospects, please click here. Josh Tessler, Jordan Malette, Austin Garret, Paul Zuk and Matthew Somma contributed.Continue reading “Hlinka Gretzky – USA & Canada Preview”
Photo Credit: Linköping HC Scouting Report written by Alex Appleyard Defense is in Mattias Hävelid’s blood, literally. Both his father and his uncle played professional hockey, with uncle Magnus making it as high as the Swedish Allsvenskan, and father Niclas making it to the very pinnacle of the sport. Over a career that spanned more thanContinue reading “Scouting Report: Mattias Hävelid”
Photo Credit: Rob Wallator/Calgary Hitmen (photo of Jace Weir) Scouting Report written by Matthew Somma We’ve nearly arrived at the NHL draft after what feels like a long season given how short the last season was. I’ve been honored to have the opportunity to scout the WHL this season and there are plenty of players thatContinue reading “Scouting Reports: The Rest of the WHL”
Photo Credit: Rena Laverty Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Next on the long list of talented, offensive-minded forwards for the NTDP is Jimmy Snuggerud. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because his father Dave played parts of 4 seasons in the NHL for the Sabres, Sharks and Flyers. The younger Snuggerud, however, is poised forContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jimmy Snuggerud”
Smaht Scouting’s Matthew Somma and Austin Garrett complete a first round mock for the 2022 NHL Draft in the latest episode of Smaht Talk. Austin also shares some of his notes from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup camp in Buffalo, New York. If you would like to listen to this episode, you can find an embeddedContinue reading “Smaht Talk: It’s Time For Another Mock”
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