Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #35 Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

Josh W
June 15 2015 05:30PM

Continuing with our Prospect Profiles, today we turn to number 35 on the list, the Swedish import into the USHL and currently scheduled to attend Boston College: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (aka JFK).

This young centre has potential to become an impact player for your team if you’re willing to take the risk.  His path is unique having succeeded in the Swedish system at a young age, jumping to the USHL and now heading to the NCAA.

Continue past the jump for his breakdown.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Denis Gurianov

Rhys Jessop
June 15 2015 04:00PM

For the first and only time in our top-45 countdown, we'll make the journey across the ocean to Russia. Playing in the MHL and already getting spot duty at the pro level, dynamic winger Denis Gurianov (or Guryanov) is the focus of our #36 prospect profile.

Join us after the jump as we break down one of Europe's top 2015 prospects.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Thomas Chabot

Josh W
June 15 2015 02:00PM

Today we turn our heads back to the QMJHL, where we look at the first of two high-scoring defenders from the Saint John Sea Dogs, Thomas Chabot.  It might be a bit of a surprise to see Chabot fall to the second round in our rankings, given that he has been cited as a mid-20s pick by most scouting agencies.  

Let's continue past the jump to see his breakdown.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #38 Thomas Novak

Garret Hohl
June 15 2015 12:07PM


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It's not uncommon to see more than one highly-touted, draft-eligible prospect on the same team. Teams building for a championship try to load up on players peaking around the same time. Also, scouts looking at one player start to notice other guys on the same team too.

The Waterloo Black Hawks have Brock Boeser, but they also have their own "other guy" in Thomas Novak.

Novak is not someone simply riding the coattails of Boeser though. Novak has some high-end offensive talent, which he showcased leading not one but two high-profile tournaments this year in scoring.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #39 Noah Juulsen

Rhys Jessop
June 14 2015 05:51PM

Hailing from the same home town as Jake Virtanen, Everett Silvertips blueliner Noah Juulsen is an aggressive and physical presence on one of the WHL's very best defensive teams. He played on the first pairing for the U.S. Division champion Everett Silvertips this past season, earning the trust of head coach Kevin Constantine along the way.

A jack-of-all-trades type blueliner, Juulsen doesn't have a standout aspect to his game, but is a solid player all the same. Let's have a look at Juulsen's resume on the other side of the jump.

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