Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #26 Joel Eriksson Ek

Josh W
June 19 2015 03:32PM

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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.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #27 Filip Chlapik

Garret Hohl
June 19 2015 01:00PM

The last few drafts have not been very deep for the QMJHL, but the 2015 draft crop looks to make up for this. The Q is boasting a little bit of everything this year, from high-end scorers to two-way D, and everything in between.

Charlottetown Islander Filip Chlapik may not have been on as many draft radars as his teammate Daniel Sprong going in to this season, but with a strong debut on North American ice, he made a name for himself and garnered first-round consideration.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #28 Rasmus Andersson

money puck
June 19 2015 11:00AM

Rasmus Andersson has been a Canucks Army favorite for a while now, first popping up in an article penned by Josh Weissbock in one of our early pieces on prospect success, and then again on a piece I wrote about the high success rates of players like Anderson who had shown success in the top leagues in Sweden at a young age. At the time, Andersson was a consensus late 2nd to 3rd round pick, but he's rocketed up the rankings after a very strong finish to his first OHL campaign with the Barrie Colts. 

I'll break down one of the better offensive defensemen who should be available in the later half of the 1st round after the jump. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 19 2015 06:45AM

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Oilers and Flames need help in the pipes, Cam Talbot, Eddie Lack, as many as 8 teams interested in Phil Kessel, top 5 trade destinations for Dion Phaneuf, McDavid, Kassian, Hudler, NHL buyout options, a great scrap, free agency, draft profiles and more in this week's Roundup

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #29 Jakub Zboril

Rhys Jessop
June 18 2015 05:30PM

While all the talk in this upcoming draft is centred around Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, 2015 could become the year of the defenseman given the huge crop of talented CHLers available. We've already profiled one Saint John Sea Dog in our countdown, and today we'll look at another: the aggressive and very well-rounded Czech import Jakub Zboril.

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