NHL Draft Scout Series: Finland

Christian Roatis
June 19 2017 05:28PM

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We continue along with the NHL Draft Scout Series with a look at a country that has turned in some sensational drafts in recent years, and doesn’t look to be slowing down much: Finland. Marco Bombino of McKeen’s and @FINjrhockey joins us to discuss an extremely strong Finnish contingent for the 2017 NHL Draft.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Christian Roatis
June 14 2017 04:02PM

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Chugging along steadily with the NHL Draft Scout Series, we cross the pond to Sweden, factory of great defenceman and a seemingly ageless people (yes, I’m looking at you Henrik Lundqvist).

To talk about the 2017 crop of Swedish prospects for the NHL Draft, we are joined by FutureConsiderations scout Chapin Landvogt after the jump.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: USA

Christian Roatis
June 13 2017 03:11PM

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We head south of the border with the next stop on the NHL Draft Scout tour, and a look at the best prospects America has to offer. USA Hockey has been producing high-end prospects at a higher rate than ever before, and looks to keep the same pace in 2017.

TheScout.ca and USHL Central Scouting’s Matt Grainda joins us to explain what sort of draft crop we can expect from USA Hockey in 2017 after the jump.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: WHL and Cale Makar

Christian Roatis
June 12 2017 12:18PM

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The next iteration of this year’s NHL Draft Scout Series takes us to the Western Canada and the WHL and company. Usually, we just focus on just the WHL, but this year a defenceman from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits has forced us to expand our range to include Junior A hockey, as well.

FutureConsiderations Head Western Scout Justin Froese was kind enough to join us to explain why Cale Makar is someone to be excited about, and an all around look at what Western Canada has to offer for the 2017 NHL Draft.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: OHL

Christian Roatis
June 07 2017 12:09PM

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It’s that time of year again! A time when our thoughts turn to trades, roster turnover and of course, the National Hockey League draft. A time when trading away those picks in March seems so stupid ’cause look how amazing all these prospects look!

The reality is, only a handful of the 211 children drafted in a few weeks’ time will ever amount to anything in the NHL, but it’s a most exciting time nonetheless. And with the lead-up to the NHL draft comes the now-annual NHL Draft Scout series where I “sit down” with scouts from the different prospect regions around the globe to get an up-close and personal look at the best prospects they have to offer.

This year, we’ll be visiting the WHL, QMJHL, USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia and the OHL, which we start with today. Brendan Ross is the director of scouting for theScout.ca and joins us today to talk about the OHL and the league’s 2017 NHL draft crop.

Let’s get into it.

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