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”

Scouting Report: Ryder Korczak

Photo Credit: Robert Murray / WHL Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Ryder Korczak is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He is the son of Chad Korczak and Tricia Korczak. Chad is the general manager of the Yorkton Maulers U18 AAA team and played collegiate hockey in the United StatesContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ryder Korczak”

Scouting Report: Tristan Broz

Photo Credit: Mitch Highman/MJOYPHOTOGRAPHY Scouting Report written by Paul Zuk Tristan Broz is a talented, two-way forward and a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, currently suiting up for the Fargo Force in the USHL. Broz was born in Bloomington, Minnesota, and rose through the rankings by playing for Minnesota-based prep school Shattuck St. Mary’s, upContinue reading “Scouting Report: Tristan Broz”

2021 NHL Draft Lottery Mock Draft

With the NHL lottery done, the Smaht Scouting team did a mock draft for the lottery selections. 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)Continue reading “2021 NHL Draft Lottery Mock Draft”

Scouting Report: Sebastian Cossa

Photo Credit: Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oil Kings Sebastian Cossa is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Hamilton, Ontario. While Cossa was born in Hamilton, he spent the majority of his childhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Cossa was living in Fort McMurray at the time of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildlife firesContinue reading “Scouting Report: Sebastian Cossa”

Scouting Report: Ayrton Martino

Photo Credit: Darren Francis Photography Ayrton Martino is one of the oldest 2021 NHL Entry Draft eligible prospects, having suited up for the USHL’s Omaha Lancers this past season, where he saw his draft stock increase rapidly. Martino hails from Toronto, Ontario, and played his youth hockey with the Toronto Titans U16 AAA of theContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ayrton Martino”

Scouting Report: Ruben Rafkin

Photo Credit: Luke Durda/OHL Images Ruben Rafkin is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Turku, Finland. Rafkin is an overager defensive prospect. Rafkin played youth hockey in the TPS organization before packing his bags for North America. Initially, he ended up at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut and playedContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ruben Rafkin”

Scouting Report: Dmitri Kuzmin

Photo Credit: Dinamo Minsk Dmitri Kuzmin is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible left handed defenseman, who hails from Kholstovo, Belarus. For those unfamiliar with Kholstovo, it is a small town that sits between Mogilev, Belarus and Babruysk, Belarus. Kuzmin plays for Dinamo-Molodechno (Belarusian Extraleague), which is an affiliate of HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL). This pastContinue reading “Scouting Report: Dmitri Kuzmin”

Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen

Photo Credit: Oulun Kärpät / Iikka Pirttikoski Ville Koivunen is a 2021 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Oulu, Finland. Koivunen plays in the Kärpät system and was named the U20 SM-Sarja Rookie of the Year (Yrjö Hakala Award) back in late March. Koivunen has been playing in the Kärpät system since 2018-2019.Continue reading “Scouting Report: Ville Koivunen”


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