Photo Credit: Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images Scouting Report written by Jordan Malette For years, Shane Wright has been penciled in as the bonafide #1 for the 2022 draft class. He has become a household name among NHL fans, and #PainForShane is a mantra used by fans of underperforming teams to cope with the disappointment that comes withContinue reading “Scouting Report: Shane Wright”
Photo Credit: Avangard Omsk Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Ivan Miroshnichenko is a top 2022 NHL Draft prospect and hails from Ussuriysk, Russia. Ussuriysk is located in Siberia and isn’t far from both the Chinese/Russian border and is due north of Vladivostok. While he was born in Siberia, he moved west towards Moscow as aContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ivan Miroshnichenko”
On Episode #5, Josh Tessler and Austin Brass of Smaht Scouting talk about Mikey Milne of the Winnipeg ICE, Calum Ritchie of the Oshawa Generals, USNTDP forward Jimmy Snuggerud, Brennan Ali of Avon Old Farms, Ty Nelson of the North Bay Battalion and other North American prospects. In addition, Josh is joined by Frölunda scoutContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Don’t Sleep On Mikey Milne”
Photo Credit: Metallurg Magnitogorsk Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Danila Yurov is a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft. He hails from Chelyabinsk, Russia and plays in the Metallurg Magnitogorsk system. He has played in the Metallurg system for the last several seasons (from 2018 onwards). In his 2020-2021 season, Yurov made his KHLContinue reading “Scouting Report: Danila Yurov”
On Episode #4, Josh Tessler talks to Arizona State University Goalie Coach and former NHL goaltender Eddie Lack about goaltender development. After the interview with Eddie, Josh is joined by Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald about the University of North Dakota program, Jake Sanderson, Tyler Kleven and more. If you would likeContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Goaltending Development and a North Dakota Update”
Photo Credit: Miroslav Slavik / HK Nitra Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Šimon Nemec is a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft. Nemec was born in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia and played youth hockey for the local club, HK Liptovsky Mikulas. If you are unfamiliar with Slovakian geography, Liptovsky Mikulas is not far from theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Šimon Nemec”
Photo Credit: Liiga/Jiri Halttunen Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Joakim Kemell is a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft. Kemell plays for JYP Jyväskylä in the Liiga. He is a Finnish citizen and hails from Jyväskylän maalaiskunta, Finland. For those who are unfamiliar with Finnish geography, Jyväskylä is roughly the mid-way point between Tampere,Continue reading “Scouting Report: Joakim Kemell”
Photo Credit: Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images Alexander Appleyard, Paul Zuk, Sebastian Jackson, Matthew Somma, Mikael Holm, Tobias Pettersson, Austin Brass and Josh Tessler combined their draft rankings and put together the official Smaht Scouting 2022 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings. The rankings are below. We are working on 2022 NHL Draft scouting reports and once they areContinue reading “Preliminary 2022 NHL Draft Rankings”
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”
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!”
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