Preliminary 2023 NHL Draft Rankings

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 Talk: Who You Taking?

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 Talk: Zippy Zappe

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”

Hlinka Gretzky – Europe Preview

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”


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