June 21 2015 09:00AM
The WHL had quite a few "really bad" teams this year. The Prince George Cougars were one of them.
The Cougars controlled the fourth least amount of shots at 47.1 per cent in the first two periods, a statistic which has a close relationship with Fenwick-Close. They were outshot on average by about three shots a game. They scored a league average 222 goals, but allowed an ugly 295 goals against.
The Cougars did have one very bright spot, and that was Jansen Harkins.
June 20 2015 02:00PM
Jens Looke is part of an extremely strong group of Swedish draft eligible players this year. The talented forward is a strong skater, with excellent playmaking abilities, who has seen his draft stock rise after a strong showing at the World Junior tournament.
June 20 2015 12:00PM
High scoring Oshawa Generals swingman Mitchell Vande Sompel is one of the biggest wild cards among this 2015 class of first time draft eligible players.
The undersized, skilled and extremely versatile skater has lined up as a forward and a defenseman for the Generals, and would often play up front and on the back-end in the same game. During the postseason, for example, the Generals penalty kill saw Vande Sompel lineup at forward. He fared extremely well there, but he'd shift back to defense for shifts at evens and on the power play.
For a variety of reasons, even beyond his positional curiosity, Vande Sompel is one of the most polarizing and toughest to peg players in this draft class.
June 19 2015 05:30PM
Though it may have gone through a fallow period for past little while, Czech hockey appears to have made a serious resurgence of late, producing a number of top-end prospects. We've already profiled three in this series in Jakub Zboril, Pavel Zacha, and Filip Chlapik, and today we'll highlight our highest-rated Czech player in Michael Spacek.
Join us on the other side of the jump as we look at a very good and under-the-radar prospect for this upcoming draft.
June 19 2015 03:32PM
Photo Courtesy: @Sarah_Hobday
Back again on the other side of Atlantic, we are taking a look at the young centre Joel Eriksson Ek who has played a large amount of times in leagues senior to his age and has succeeded. He appears he will likely be selected in the late first round, with potential to slip into the second but his talent level appears to suggest a top-6 centre. For a later pick, Eriksson Ek is someone you should not pass on.
Continue past the jump for our qualitative and quantitative analysis.