Monthly Archives: June 2016

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  1. One for One I think this is a loss for the Oiler’s.  New Jersey receives the better player.
  2. Chiarelli has a good track record with defenseman (I understand the concern on Reinhart)
    1. Johnny Boychuck
    2. Andrew Ference
    3. Dennis Wideman
    4. Aaron Ward
    5. Dennis Seidenberg
    6. Zdeno Chara – A lot of people say this was before Chiarelli officially started with the Bruins.  Come on really?  The assistant GM goes to Boston and then signs the biggest free agent from his old team.  Also, most people in Ottawa figured that Redden was the better defenseman at the time.
  3. If it came down to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Matt Dumba versus Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson that’s a tough decision.  Hall is the better player but I think that Larsson is ahead of Dumba at this time.  Although Dumba might be a better offensive defenseman.  I would have kept Hall but I wonder if that’s me.
  4. I wonder do the Oilers value Nuge more Hall.  Chiarelli might like Nuge’s game more than Hall’s.
  5. What makes the team better?  Nuge+Larsson or Hall+Dumba?  I would believe Hall plus Dumba but …  There’s also the chance that Nuge also get’s dealt.  There’s a chance Nuge get’s dealt and this means diddly-poo.
  6. The Oiler’s still don’t have an offensive defenseman a player that can run the PP and signing Demers won’t really fix that.  If I were the Oiler’s I’d be looking at Ryan Murphy from the Hurricanes.  Perhaps they look at stop gap players like Wideman.
  7. How much motivation should this be for Eberle?  He wasn’t bringing in any defenseman that played in a top 4, his best friend on the team has been dealt and I’m doubtful he’s seen as a ‘core’ piece anymore.  Eberle has been given ample opportunity and his value right now is at an all time low.  Hopefully he can turn this around.
  8. Last point.  Adam Larsson is a top pairing 5×5 defenseman.  All you have to do is look at his opposition.  Here are Adam Larsson’s top opposition for the past two seasons per stats.hockeyanalysis.com.  Here are the opponents numbers are Against / Not Against.
  • The first number is the CorsiFor increase (positive number) or decrease (negative number) the player had when not paired against Adam Larsson versus when he was against Adam Larsson.  Is the player getting more shots when he doesn’t face Adam Larsson.  For Oiler fans you want a positive number
  • The second number CA is CorsiAgainst/60 increase (positive number) / decrease (negative number).  Is the player allowing more/less shots against when he doesn’t face Adam Larsson?  If your the Oiler’s you want a negative number.
  • The third number is CF% for the player when he’s not against the Oilers subtracted by the CF% when he’s on the ice against the Oilers.  If your an Oiler’s fan you want a positive number.
  • For example Crosby, who is a pretty good player, had
    • 66.14 CF/60 (when not against Larsson) – 36.1 CF/60 (when against Larsson)
    • 51.34 CA/60 (when not against Larsson) minus 55.95 CA/60 (when against Larsson)
    • 55.5 CF% (when not against Larsson minus 39.2 CF% (when against Larsson)
Player CF CA CF%
CROSBY, SIDNEY 28.04 -4.61 16.3
FOLIGNO, NICK -4.34 2.43 -3.2
STEPAN, DEREK 12.78 3.03 5.3
ATKINSON, CAM 2.13 22.2 -10.7
PACIORETTY, MAX 40.45 6.93 20.4
KREIDER, CHRIS 20.06 -0.86 11.1
OVECHKIN, ALEX 24.55 -1.22 12.8
STAAL, JORDAN 30.55 -13.87 23.2
ZUCCARELLO, MATS 19.76 -8.06 14
GIROUX, CLAUDE 25.04 5.63 10.2
LINDHOLM, ELIAS 31.69 -1.54 18.5
BAILEY, JOSH 2.18 13.15 -5.4
OKPOSO, KYLE 17.59 -7.11 11.6
HUBERDEAU, JONATHAN 22.11 1.47 12.4
BARKOV, ALEKSANDER 25.17 -0.7 16
SCHENN, BRAYDEN 29.29 -0.53 17.1
BERGERON, PATRICE 24.1 -34.81 24.5
PLEKANEC, TOMAS 33.8 -7.59 22.6
VORACEK, JAKUB 27.01 -1.87 15.1
WILLIAMS, JUSTIN 14.06 -9.47 10.8
PERRY, COREY 35.75 5.66 21.1
GETZLAF, RYAN 27.02 7.26 11.5
JOHANSEN, RYAN 7.67 2.79 2.5
RASK, VICTOR 15.34 3.81 5.8
KUZNETSOV, EVGENY 15.46 -4.13 9.9
NEAL, JAMES 27.33 5.94 11.1
JENNER, BOONE 9.45 21.14 -5.9
KOPITAR, ANZE 24.21 2.79 10.3
SAAD, BRANDON 25.12 21.22 1.7
DUBINSKY, BRANDON 5.73 19.04 -7.6
JAGR, JAROMIR 27.53 -8.76 21.7
KUNITZ, CHRIS 33.63 -6.03 20.7
HARTNELL, SCOTT 3.58 9.05 -2.8
BRASSARD, DERICK 15.73 2.61 7
MARCHAND, BRAD 28.78 -35.47 26.4
PERRON, DAVID 28.88 -4.68 18.5
SIMMONDS, WAYNE 19.25 19.93 -1.4
HORNQVIST, PATRIC 16.96 -9.47 12.2
HAGELIN, CARL 28.49 5.55 13.3
BACKSTROM, NICKLAS 18.05 12.55 2.1
TAVARES, JOHN 8.84 -4.19 5.5
SKINNER, JEFF 2.64 16.03 -7.4
RIBEIRO, MIKE 17.72 -5.16 10.3
NORDSTROM, JOAKIM 20.94 -1.92 13.6
STAAL, ERIC 37.45 -7.63 24.5
KESSEL, PHIL 24.14 10.18 8.4
MILLER, J.T. 3.14 10.63 -3.8
GALCHENYUK, ALEX 16.16 -17.25 14.1
ENNIS, TYLER -12.08 22.3 -15.9
LUCIC, MILAN 2.07 5.03 -1.7
GALLAGHER, BRENDAN 35.36 -18.18 25
NELSON, BROCK -3.96 5.95 -4.5
MOULSON, MATT -11.34 17.77 -14.1
GAUDREAU, JOHNNY -4.38 11.66 -7.5
KOMAROV, LEO 31.61 4.38 17.5
KANE, PATRICK 27.09 -6.31 17.7
ZETTERBERG, HENRIK 14.25 21.86 -7.2
RYAN, BOBBY 21.9 -1.62 13
JOHANSSON, MARCUS 2.22 1.64 0.2
RAFFL, MICHAEL 37.05 -27.97 31.2
HAYES, KEVIN 29.92 15.11 11.5
MONAHAN, SEAN -1.46 9.93 -5.1
ZIBANEJAD, MIKA 25.43 0.04 14.2
LANDESKOG, GABRIEL 17.07 13.4 3.3
FAST, JESPER 11.69 16.1 -2.5
DESHARNAIS, DAVID 19.39 1.72 9.2
SEDIN, DANIEL 20.89 -19.16 19.7
ABDELKADER, JUSTIN 14.72 20.64 -6.1
SEDIN, HENRIK 21.56 -19.93 20.2
DATSYUK, PAVEL 23.1 -3.48 13.9
O_REILLY, RYAN 16.34 10.81 4.3
NESTRASIL, ANDREJ 33.25 -10.7 24.5
WINNIK, DANIEL 12.67 11.45 0.6
GRANLUND, MIKAEL 14.16 7 3.6
BURAKOVSKY, ANDRE 4.35 11.79 -4.2
TATAR, TOMAS 16.76 7.38 3.5
KADRI, NAZEM 36.01 -7.94 24
STROME, RYAN -0.8 8.68 -4.3
PAVELSKI, JOE 22.78 13.59 3.1
DOAN, SHANE 6.12 -4.61 4.7
ERIKSSON, LOUI 20.42 -10.63 15.3
THORNTON, JOE 28.03 18.36 2.1
WILSON, COLIN 19.65 -11.32 14.4
GRABOVSKI, MIKHAIL 9.45 6.16 1.2
HUDLER, JIRI 2.37 12.81 -5.1
DUCHENE, MATT 5.93 -2.37 3.9
ELLER, LARS 6.91 8.94 -1.1
TARASENKO, VLADIMIR 25.7 4.37 11.2
NIELSEN, FRANS 7.08 -11.55 7.8
FORSBERG, FILIP 32.55 -2.51 17.9
SMITH, REILLY 8.12 -4.43 6
PARISE, ZACH 8.59 10.29 -1.1
ANISIMOV, ARTEM 33.21 17.6 12.9
TERRY, CHRIS 11.3 14.38 -1.8
STEEN, ALEXANDER 7.47 -0.54 3.7
CULLEN, MATT 10.53 -0.04 5.2
LEE, ANDERS 10.85 9.07 0.3
MALKIN, EVGENI 16.9 0.91 7.4
SHEAHAN, RILEY 5.38 8.79 -2.6

Here’s the data pulled from stats.hockeyanalysis.com

LARSSON When on ice Against Opponent not against LARSSON
Player TOI CF60 CA60 CF% TOI CF60 CA60 CF%
CROSBY, SIDNEY 66:29:00 36.1 55.95 39.2 2278:46:00 64.14 51.34 55.5
FOLIGNO, NICK 55:02:00 57.78 49.06 54.1 2026:35:00 53.44 51.49 50.9
STEPAN, DEREK 52:31:00 41.13 55.98 42.4 1776:18:00 53.91 59.01 47.7
ATKINSON, CAM 52:14:00 53.99 36.76 59.5 1980:13:00 56.12 58.96 48.8
PACIORETTY, MAX 51:27:00 24.49 48.98 33.3 2165:33:00 64.94 55.91 53.7
KREIDER, CHRIS 50:27:00 36.87 57.09 39.2 2052:04:00 56.93 56.23 50.3
OVECHKIN, ALEX 48:26:00 38.4 55.75 40.8 2351:34:00 62.95 54.53 53.6
STAAL, JORDAN 47:28:00 30.34 60.67 33.3 1763:58:00 60.89 46.8 56.5
ZUCCARELLO, MATS 46:49:00 35.88 62.8 36.4 2263:36:00 55.64 54.74 50.4
GIROUX, CLAUDE 46:43:00 37.25 50.09 42.6 2255:54:00 62.29 55.72 52.8
LINDHOLM, ELIAS 46:42:00 29.55 53.96 35.4 2128:59:00 61.24 52.42 53.9
BAILEY, JOSH 45:18:00 58.28 45.03 56.4 2027:34:00 60.46 58.18 51
OKPOSO, KYLE 44:52:00 42.79 61.52 41 1971:33:00 60.38 54.41 52.6
HUBERDEAU, JONATHAN 44:17:00 31.16 51.49 37.7 2077:55:00 53.27 52.96 50.1
BARKOV, ALEKSANDER 43:40:00 27.48 52.21 34.5 1840:17:00 52.65 51.51 50.5
SCHENN, BRAYDEN 43:27:00 29 58 33.3 2054:40:00 58.29 57.47 50.4
BERGERON, PATRICE 42:48:00 40.65 82.71 33 2086:41:00 64.75 47.9 57.5
PLEKANEC, TOMAS 42:01:00 25.7 64.26 28.6 2184:17:00 59.5 56.67 51.2
VORACEK, JAKUB 42:01:00 34.27 55.69 38.1 2115:58:00 61.28 53.82 53.2
WILLIAMS, JUSTIN 40:29:00 47.43 59.28 44.4 2128:17:00 61.49 49.81 55.2
PERRY, COREY 40:17:00 20.85 47.66 30.4 2048:12:00 56.6 53.32 51.5
GETZLAF, RYAN 39:46:00 31.68 43.76 42 2141:19:00 58.7 51.02 53.5
JOHANSEN, RYAN 39:21:00 45.74 53.37 46.2 2219:56:00 53.41 56.16 48.7
RASK, VICTOR 38:56:00 43.15 50.86 45.9 1997:21:00 58.49 54.67 51.7
KUZNETSOV, EVGENY 38:48:00 40.21 57.22 41.3 2025:11:00 55.67 53.09 51.2
NEAL, JAMES 38:28:00 35.88 45.23 44.2 2153:51:00 63.21 51.17 55.3
JENNER, BOONE 38:16:00 43.9 39.2 52.8 1510:27:00 53.35 60.34 46.9
KOPITAR, ANZE 38:01:00 39.46 42.61 48.1 2255:59:00 63.67 45.4 58.4
SAAD, BRANDON 37:04:00 33.99 33.99 50 2105:13:00 59.11 55.21 51.7
DUBINSKY, BRANDON 37:03:00 51.82 37.25 58.2 1575:18:00 57.55 56.29 50.6
JAGR, JAROMIR 36:28:00 24.68 57.59 30 2144:21:00 52.21 48.83 51.7
KUNITZ, CHRIS 36:19:00 31.39 56.17 35.8 2080:59:00 65.02 50.14 56.5
HARTNELL, SCOTT 36:10:00 53.09 46.45 53.3 2039:06:00 56.67 55.5 50.5
BRASSARD, DERICK 35:59:00 40.02 53.36 42.9 2181:30:00 55.75 55.97 49.9
MARCHAND, BRAD 35:58:00 36.7 86.75 29.7 2082:51:00 65.48 51.28 56.1
PERRON, DAVID 35:46:00 30.2 55.36 35.3 1985:29:00 59.08 50.68 53.8
SIMMONDS, WAYNE 35:33:00 40.51 35.44 53.3 1953:41:00 59.76 55.37 51.9
HORNQVIST, PATRIC 35:17:00 45.91 59.52 43.5 1919:10:00 62.87 50.05 55.7
HAGELIN, CARL 34:51:00 30.99 46.48 40 2069:57:00 59.48 52.03 53.3
BACKSTROM, NICKLAS 34:49:00 43.08 41.36 51 2253:40:00 61.13 53.91 53.1
TAVARES, JOHN 34:47:00 55.2 60.37 47.8 2457:32:00 64.04 56.18 53.3
SKINNER, JEFF 34:18:00 54.23 38.48 58.5 2082:31:00 56.87 54.51 51.1
RIBEIRO, MIKE 34:07:00 47.48 54.52 46.6 2294:56:00 65.2 49.36 56.9
NORDSTROM, JOAKIM 33:31:00 30.43 53.7 36.2 1304:42:00 51.37 51.78 49.8
STAAL, ERIC 33:25:00 26.93 57.46 31.9 2328:50:00 64.38 49.83 56.4
KESSEL, PHIL 32:34:00 35.01 49.74 41.3 2247:58:00 59.15 59.92 49.7
MILLER, J.T. 32:13:00 52.15 44.7 53.8 1715:35:00 55.29 55.33 50
GALCHENYUK, ALEX 31:48:00 45.28 73.58 38.1 2082:12:00 61.44 56.33 52.2
ENNIS, TYLER 31:31:00 55.21 45.69 54.7 1457:58:00 43.13 67.99 38.8
LUCIC, MILAN 31:19:00 61.31 45.98 57.1 2251:07:00 63.38 51.01 55.4
GALLAGHER, BRENDAN 31:10:00 30.8 73.16 29.6 1759:19:00 66.16 54.98 54.6
NELSON, BROCK 31:03:00 61.84 50.24 55.2 1955:04:00 57.88 56.19 50.7
MOULSON, MATT 31:02:00 58 42.53 57.7 1843:55:00 46.66 60.3 43.6
GAUDREAU, JOHNNY 30:37:00 58.79 47.03 55.6 2270:27:00 54.41 58.69 48.1
KOMAROV, LEO 30:35:00 25.5 51.01 33.3 1567:22:00 57.11 55.39 50.8
KANE, PATRICK 30:09:00 31.84 59.7 34.8 2184:52:00 58.93 53.39 52.5
ZETTERBERG, HENRIK 29:43:00 38.36 26.25 59.4 2309:30:00 52.61 48.11 52.2
RYAN, BOBBY 29:31:00 32.52 60.98 34.8 2066:09:00 54.42 59.36 47.8
JOHANSSON, MARCUS 29:23:00 53.09 51.05 51 1966:46:00 55.31 52.69 51.2
RAFFL, MICHAEL 29:13:00 24.64 78.04 24 1852:45:00 61.69 50.07 55.2
HAYES, KEVIN 29:00:00 24.83 39.31 38.7 1822:22:00 54.75 54.42 50.2
MONAHAN, SEAN 28:24:00 54.93 50.7 52 2286:56:00 53.47 60.63 46.9
ZIBANEJAD, MIKA 28:19:00 31.78 59.33 34.9 1997:01:00 57.21 59.37 49.1
LANDESKOG, GABRIEL 28:06:00 36.3 46.98 43.6 2174:09:00 53.37 60.38 46.9
FAST, JESPER 28:03:00 40.64 38.5 51.4 1539:42:00 52.33 54.6 48.9
DESHARNAIS, DAVID 27:50:00 38.8 53.89 41.9 1953:00:00 58.19 55.61 51.1
SEDIN, DANIEL 27:44:00 32.45 69.23 31.9 2178:45:00 53.34 50.07 51.6
ABDELKADER, JUSTIN 27:32:00 37.05 26.15 58.6 1997:57:00 51.77 46.79 52.5
SEDIN, HENRIK 27:28:00 32.77 69.9 31.9 2079:40:00 54.33 49.97 52.1
DATSYUK, PAVEL 27:21:00 37.29 46.07 44.7 1901:47:00 60.39 42.59 58.6
O_REILLY, RYAN 27:09:00 35.36 46.41 43.2 2183:11:00 51.7 57.22 47.5
NESTRASIL, ANDREJ 27:06:00 26.57 57.56 31.6 1314:53:00 59.82 46.86 56.1
WINNIK, DANIEL 26:53:00 42.41 42.41 50 1861:32:00 55.08 53.86 50.6
GRANLUND, MIKAEL 26:47:00 44.8 49.28 47.6 2058:46:00 58.96 56.28 51.2
BURAKOVSKY, ANDRE 26:45:00 56.07 42.62 56.8 1517:30:00 60.42 54.41 52.6
TATAR, TOMAS 26:41:00 42.72 35.98 54.3 1953:59:00 59.48 43.36 57.8
KADRI, NAZEM 26:40:00 24.75 65.25 27.5 2083:33:00 60.76 57.31 51.5
STROME, RYAN 26:24:00 63.64 50 56 1863:53:00 62.84 58.68 51.7
PAVELSKI, JOE 26:21:00 40.99 36.43 52.9 2330:33:00 63.77 50.02 56
DOAN, SHANE 26:20:00 50.13 63.8 44 2079:55:00 56.25 59.19 48.7
ERIKSSON, LOUI 25:52:00 37.11 62.63 37.2 2201:44:00 57.53 52 52.5
THORNTON, JOE 25:48:00 37.21 30.23 55.2 2176:54:00 65.24 48.59 57.3
WILSON, COLIN 25:43:00 42 62.99 40 1767:31:00 61.65 51.67 54.4
GRABOVSKI, MIKHAIL 25:31:00 51.73 49.38 51.2 1318:03:00 61.18 55.54 52.4
HUDLER, JIRI 25:20:00 49.74 45 52.5 1949:10:00 52.11 57.81 47.4
DUCHENE, MATT 25:19:00 45.03 66.36 40.4 2285:07:00 50.96 63.99 44.3
ELLER, LARS 25:17:00 47.46 45.09 51.3 1939:57:00 54.37 54.03 50.2
TARASENKO, VLADIMIR 25:02:00 35.95 47.94 42.9 2176:03:00 61.65 52.31 54.1
NIELSEN, FRANS 25:01:00 52.76 67.16 44 1815:50:00 59.84 55.61 51.8
FORSBERG, FILIP 24:59:00 33.62 52.84 38.9 2197:02:00 66.17 50.33 56.8
SMITH, REILLY 24:36:00 48.78 53.66 47.6 2072:05:00 56.9 49.23 53.6
PARISE, ZACH 24:32:00 51.36 46.47 52.5 2014:38:00 59.95 56.76 51.4
ANISIMOV, ARTEM 24:22:00 22.16 36.94 37.5 1664:27:00 55.37 54.54 50.4
TERRY, CHRIS 24:03:00 42.41 39.92 51.5 1329:19:00 53.71 54.3 49.7
STEEN, ALEXANDER 23:59 50.03 55.04 47.6 1956:29:00 57.5 54.5 51.3
CULLEN, MATT 23:58 45.06 52.57 46.2 1553:15:00 55.59 52.53 51.4
LEE, ANDERS 23:57 52.61 47.6 52.5 1811:34:00 63.46 56.67 52.8
MALKIN, EVGENI 23:53 45.22 50.24 47.4 1761:50:00 62.12 51.15 54.8
SHEAHAN, RILEY 23:48 47.9 37.82 55.9 1851:17:00 53.28 46.61 53.3
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Russian Draft (10 Year Look Back)

In the last 10 years there were 100 Russian’s selected in the NHL entry draft.  The average team has selected just over 3 Russians.  The Oiler’s surprisingly, have selected more Russians than your averaged team.

  • NHL averages 10 Russians per draft in various leagues.  By eye it looks like an even split between the MHL, KHL & CHL.  I will have a deeper look later on.
  • There has been an increase in Russian drafted players the last three years: 2014 (13 Russians drafted), 2015 (18) & 2016 (17).
  • There were 11 goalies, 25 defenseman & 64 Russian players selected.
  • The breakdown by teams; Capitals (7 Russians selected), Kings, Islanders, Flyers & Lightning (6), Oilers, Rangers, Leafs (5), Panthers, Canadiens, Blues, Thrashers/Jets (4), Sabres, Hawks, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Predators, Penguins, Sharks, Stars (3), Bruins, Flames, Avalanche, Wild, Devils, Canucks (2), Ducks, Coyotes (1) & Hurricanes & Senators (0)
  • The ‘Russian factor’ hasn’t impacted first round selections.  There have been 20 Russians selected in the first 30 selections.  Russians are also more likely to be selected in the final 30 picks in the NHL entry draft.

Here is a list of the Russian drafted players, the team that drafted them and their draft number.

# Team Player
76 Anaheim Ducks  Igor Bobkov (G)
28 Arizona Coyotes  Viktor Tikhonov (W/C)
8 Atlanta Thrashers  Alexander Burmistrov (C/W)
101 Atlanta Thrashers  Ivan Telegin (W/C)
40 Boston Bruins  Alexander Khokhlachev (C/W)
195 Boston Bruins  Maxim Chudinov (D)
12 Buffalo Sabres  Mikhail Grigorenko (C/W)
16 Buffalo Sabres  Nikita Zadorov (D)
190 Buffalo Sabres  Vasili Glotov (LW)
136 Calgary Flames  Pavel Karnaukhov (LW/C)
187 Calgary Flames  Rushan Rafikov (D)
50 Chicago Blackhawks  Artur Kayumov (LW)
109 Chicago Blackhawks  Maxim Shalunov (RW/C)
179 Chicago Blackhawks  Ivan Nalimov (G)
101 Colorado Avalanche  Andrei Mironov (D)
161 Colorado Avalanche  Sergei Boikov (D)
6 Columbus Blue Jackets  Nikita Filatov (LW/RW)
65 Columbus Blue Jackets  Vitali Abramov (RW/LW)
159 Columbus Blue Jackets  Vladislav Gavrikov (D)
10 Dallas Stars  Valeri Nichushkin (RW/LW)
12 Dallas Stars  Denis Guryanov (RW/LW)
183 Dallas Stars  Dmitri Sinitsyn (D)
19 Detroit Red Wings  Yevgeni Svechnikov (LW/RW)
201 Detroit Red Wings  Alexander Kadeykin (C
205 Detroit Red Wings  Alexei Marchenko (D)
1 Edmonton Oilers  Nail Yakupov (RW/LW)
83 Edmonton Oilers  Bogdan Yakimov (C)
88 Edmonton Oilers  Anton Slepyshev (LW/RW)
91 Edmonton Oilers  Daniil Zharkov (LW)
209 Edmonton Oilers  Ziyat Paigin (D)
14 Florida Panthers  Dmitri Kulikov (D)
114 Florida Panthers  Alexander Delnov (LW/RW)
124 Florida Panthers  Yaroslav Kosov (LW/RW)
175 Florida Panthers  Maxim Mamin (LW/RW)
32 Los Angeles Kings  Vyacheslav Voynov (D)
37 Los Angeles Kings  Valentin Zykov (LW/RW)
74 Los Angeles Kings  Alexander Dergachyov (C/RW)
121 Los Angeles Kings  Nikolai Prokhorkin (LW/C)
123 Los Angeles Kings  Andrei Loktionov (C)
158 Los Angeles Kings  Maxim Kitsyn (LW)
135 Minnesota Wild  Kirill Kaprizov (LW/RW)
196 Minnesota Wild  Dmitri Sokolov (C/W)
9 Montréal Canadiens  Mikhail Sergachyov (D)
26 Montréal Canadiens  Nikita Scherbak (RW/LW)
109 Montréal Canadiens  Alexander Avtsin (RW)
138 Montréal Canadiens  Maxim Trunyov (RW/LW)
42 Nashville Predators  Vladislav Kamenev (C/LW)
55 Nashville Predators  Yakov Trenin (C/LW)
168 Nashville Predators  Konstantin Volkov (G)
102 New Jersey Devils  Mikhail Maltsev (LW)
132 New Jersey Devils  Yegor Rykov (D)
63 New York Islanders  Andrey Pedan (D)
65 New York Islanders  Kirill Kabanov (RW/LW)
73 New York Islanders  Kirill Petrov (RW/LW)
78 New York Islanders  Ilya Sorokin (G)
95 New York Islanders  Anatoli Golyshev (LW/RW)
122 New York Islanders  Anton Klementyev (D)
75 New York Rangers  Pavel Buchnevich (W/C)
75 New York Rangers  Yevgeni Grachyov (C/W)
79 New York Rangers  Sergei Zborovsky (D)
118 New York Rangers  Igor Shestyorkin (G)
200 New York Rangers  Mikhail Pashnin (D)
7 Philadelphia Flyers  Ivan Provorov (D)
22 Philadelphia Flyers  German Rubtsov (C)
104 Philadelphia Flyers  Mikhail Vorobyov (C)
168 Philadelphia Flyers  Radel Fazleyev (C/W)
188 Philadelphia Flyers  Ivan Fedotov (G)
201 Philadelphia Flyers  Valeri Vasilyev (D)
150 Pittsburgh Penguins  Alexander Pechursky (G)
173 Pittsburgh Penguins  Anton Zlobin (RW/LW)
197 Pittsburgh Penguins  Nikita Pavlychev (C)
27 San Jose Sharks  Nikolai Goldobin (LW/RW)
166 San Jose Sharks  Daniil Sobchenko (C)
207 San Jose Sharks  Emil Galimov (RW)
16 St. Louis Blues  Vladimir Tarasenko (RW)
33 St. Louis Blues  Ivan Barbashyov (C/LW)
52 St. Louis Blues  Maxim Letunov (C)
78 St. Louis Blues  Sergei Andronov (W/C)
19 Tampa Bay Lightning  Andrei Vasilevsky (G)
27 Tampa Bay Lightning  Vladislav Namestnikov (C/LW)
58 Tampa Bay Lightning  Nikita Kucherov (RW)
148 Tampa Bay Lightning  Nikita Nesterov (D)
178 Tampa Bay Lightning  Oleg Sosunov (D)
202 Tampa Bay Lightning  Nikita Gusev (LW)
31 Toronto Maple Leafs  Yegor Korshkov (RW)
68 Toronto Maple Leafs  Rinat Valiyev (D)
122 Toronto Maple Leafs  Vladimir Bobylyov (W/C)
182 Toronto Maple Leafs  Nikolai Chebykin (RW/LW)
185 Toronto Maple Leafs  Nikita Korostelev (RW/LW)
66 Vancouver Canucks  Nikita Tryamkin (D)
114 Vancouver Canucks  Dmitri Zhukenov (C)
22 Washington Capitals  Ilya Samsonov (G)
26 Washington Capitals  Yevgeni Kuznetsov (C)
55 Washington Capitals  Dmitri Orlov (D)
58 Washington Capitals  Dmitri Kugryshev (RW/LW)
86 Washington Capitals  Stanislav Galiev (RW/LW)
203 Washington Capitals  Sergei Kostenko (G)
207 Washington Capitals  Dmitri Zaitsev (D)
157 Winnipeg Jets  Mikhail Berdin (G)
164 Winnipeg Jets  Pavel Kraskovsky (C)

Here are the number of players selected from 1st – 7th round.  Please note that based on whethre there was a compensation picks or not there might been selections in later rounds.

Draft # # of Selections
1 – 30 20
31 – 60 12
61 – 90 16
91 – 120 11
121 – 150 11
151 – 180 12
181 + 18

There were 11 goalies; Igor Bobkov (G), Ivan Nalimov (G), Konstantin Volkov (G), Ilya Sorokin (G), Ivan Fedotov (G), Igor Shestyorkin (G), Alexander Pechursky (G), Andrei Vasilevsky (G), Ilya Samsonov (G), Sergei Kostenko (G) & Mikhail Berdin (G).

There are 25 defenseman – Maxim Chudinov (D), Nikita Zadorov (D), Rushan Rafikov (D), Andrei Mironov (D),  Sergei Boikov (D), Vladislav Gavrikov (D), Dmitri Sinitsyn (D), Alexei Marchenko (D), Ziyat Paigin (D), Dmitri Kulikov (D),  Vyacheslav Voynov (D), Mikhail Sergachyov (D), Yegor Rykov (D), Andrey Pedan (D), Anton Klementyev (D), Sergei Zborovsky (D), Mikhail Pashnin (D), Ivan Provorov (D), Valeri Vasilyev (D), Nikita Nesterov (D), Oleg Sosunov (D), Rinat Valiyev (D), Dmitri Orlov (D), Dmitri Zaitsev (D) & Nikita Tryamkin (D)

There were 64 forwards selected in the last ten drafts;  Nail Yakupov (RW/LW),  Nikita Filatov (LW/RW),  Alexander Burmistrov (C/W),  Valeri Nichushkin (RW/LW),  Mikhail Grigorenko (C/W),  Denis Guryanov (RW/LW),  Vladimir Tarasenko (RW),  Yevgeni Svechnikov (LW/RW),  German Rubtsov (C),  Nikita Scherbak (RW/LW),  Yevgeni Kuznetsov (C)
Nikolai Goldobin (LW/RW),  Vladislav Namestnikov (C/LW),  Viktor Tikhonov (W/C),  Yegor Korshkov (RW),  Ivan Barbashyov (C/LW),  Valentin Zykov (LW/RW),  Alexander Khokhlachev (C/W),  Vladislav Kamenev (C/LW),  Artur Kayumov (LW),  Maxim Letunov (C)
Yakov Trenin (C/LW),  Nikita Kucherov (RW),  Dmitri Kugryshev (RW/LW),  Vitali Abramov (RW/LW),  Kirill Kabanov (RW/LW),  Kirill Petrov (RW/LW),  Alexander Dergachyov (C/RW)
Pavel Buchnevich (W/C),  Yevgeni Grachyov (C/W),  Sergei Andronov (W/C),  Bogdan Yakimov (C)
Stanislav Galiev (RW/LW),  Anton Slepyshev (LW/RW),  Daniil Zharkov (LW),  Anatoli Golyshev (LW/RW),  Ivan Telegin (W/C),  Mikhail Maltsev (LW),  Mikhail Vorobyov (C),  Maxim Shalunov (RW/C),  Alexander Avtsin (RW),  Alexander Delnov (LW/RW),  Dmitri Zhukenov (C)
Nikolai Prokhorkin (LW/C),  Vladimir Bobylyov (W/C),  Andrei Loktionov (C),  Yaroslav Kosov (LW/RW),  Kirill Kaprizov (LW/RW),  Pavel Karnaukhov (LW/C),  Maxim Trunyov (RW/LW)
Maxim Kitsyn (LW),  Pavel Kraskovsky (C),  Daniil Sobchenko (C),  Radel Fazleyev (C/W),  Anton Zlobin (RW/LW),  Maxim Mamin (LW/RW),  Nikolai Chebykin (RW/LW),  Nikita Korostelev (RW/LW)
Vasili Glotov (LW),  Dmitri Sokolov (C/W),  Nikita Pavlychev (C),  Alexander Kadeykin (C),  Nikita Gusev (LW),  Emil Galimov (RW)

Next, I will look at the goalies, defenseman and forwards separately and find out how they scored in their draft years and compared them to the draft years.

Steve Austins

The Oiler’s roster will look different.  This weekend might seem like an episode of Charles in Charge it might make us cry, laugh or shout why the hell does anyone pay any attention to this shit.  There’s going to be change in the Oiler’s roster this weekend and Chiarelli’s in charge.

TSN has listed 5 assets on their top 30 lists and Frank Seravalli said, ‘the odds still lie on the jettisoning of one of Edmonton’s $6-million forwards.’  What is the fair value for one of the Six-Millon-Dollar men?  Also, outside of Eberle, Nuge & Hall the Oiler’s also have Yakupov & the 4th overall pick on the list.

Here are some 5X5 stats via stats.hockeyanalysis.com (great site) to show the Even Strength numbers for the 4 assets named by Frank Seravalli.  I also included Benoit Pouliot as his name has also been mentioned in a couple of rumors as well.

Player GF/60 PTS/60 CF% GF%
Team 2.04 N/A 48.8 44.3
Taylor Hall 2.74 2.31 51.7 51.8
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2.41 1.36 47.9 45.7
Jordan Eberle 2.41 1.85 50.9 44.8

Taylor Hall

Why the Oiler’s should trade him?

  • He’s bad in the room.  I haven’t been in the room but I can speculate.  I heard a rumor that his pre-game song was Michael Bolton’s – “Can I Touch You There?”  I just listened to that song and it’s horrible.  How can you trust a guy like that?
  • He’s not a winner.  I heard he finished 6th in his middle school badminton tournament where he was projected to come first.  He just can’t win!  I mean aside from the Memorial Cup, OHL & International Tournaments.
  • He has the most value outside of Connor McDavid.

Why the Oiler’s shouldn’t trade him?

  • There’s a 6% increase in CF%, 17% increase in GF% & 34% increase in Goals/60 when Taylor Hall is on the ice.
  • He’s top 10 scorer in the NHL.  The only players ahead of him for even strength points/60 in the last 3 years are; Benn, Tarasenko, Seguin, Crosby, Getzlaf, Kane & Perry.  Would you trade any of those players?
  • They won’t get fair value for him.

What teams could potentially inquire about him?

  1. Any team can, but I’ll put together a list of three.  New York Islanders – need an elite winger to pair with Tavares.
  2. Anahiem Ducks looking for an elite Left Winger and have an abundance of defenseman.  There’s a rumor the Oiler’s need a defenseman …
  3. Buffalo Sabres.  Tim Murray is a gambler and willing to shake things up.

What is the potential return?

  1. Islanders – Travis Hamonic, 1st Round Pick & Ryan Strome
  2. Ducks – Hampus Lindholm & Nicolas Kerdiles.  Lindholm for Hall is fairly even.  I would try and grab a depth player from their roster.  Kerdiles is a guy I like.
  3. Sabres – Rasmus Ristolainen & Zemgus Girgensons.  The Sabres have several right hand shot d-man.  Nobody is talking about trading Ristolainen but if they want to acquire a top 10 winger they have to pay the price.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Why the Oiler’s should trade him?

  • Outside of Hall & arguably the 4th overall pick.  Nuge has the highest value.
  • He doesn’t provide top line offense.  His 3 year 5×5 Pts/60 is 1.62.  Which is good numbers but not elite.  His career numbers without Hall or Eberle are not strong.
  • The Oiler’s might feel like they can replace this player (Bozak, Berglund, Shaw, Helm are some options) and are comfortable with McDavid and Drai as their top pivots.

Why the Oiler’s shouldn’t trade him?

  • Nuge is the team’s most complete forward.  He is the only top player that kills penalties. He averages over 19:28 minutes of ice per game since he’s entered the league.
  • You would have to believe his value is low.  Nuge had a bad year last year, he had his second worst points/G and 5×5 points/60 in his career.  With Nuge I think there’s another level that he can hit.  Eberle & Hall are likely closer to the finished product.  With Nuge, in my opinion, I don’t think he’s a finished product he’s had to play center as a teenager against the best players and finally the team has some shelter around him.  I don’t feel like this is the time to trade him.
  • Nuge has the most term left on his contract.  There’s five years left.  That’s important, Eberle has three years and he’s a free agent and Hall have four years left.  The Oiler’s will have to trade one of these players or watch them leave as a free agent when players like McDavid, Drai, Nurse, Tkachuk start getting their next contracts.

What teams could potentially inquire about him?

  1. Columbus – Just traded Ryan Johansen and could use a first line center.
  2. St. Louis – Hitchcock would love this player.
  3. Minnesota – Koivu & Granlund haven’t taken a step forward.

What is the potential return?

  1. Columbus would need to be centered around Savard.  The Jackets would want to trade a contract as well to make it work.  Let’s say Nuge & Korpse for Savard, Hartnell & 2nd Round pick.  The Oiler’s could buy out Hartnell’s last year of the deal if he wasn’t playing well.  To give them the cap relieve to sign McDavid & Nurse.
  2. Blues.  Shattenkirk & a 1st Round Pick.  If I were the Oiler’s that’s what I would ask for, maybe the Oiler’s have to give a little extra.  I would give the Blues 12 million to resign PRV, Rattie, Schwartz & attempt to re-sign Brouwer.  They could move Berglund to get more cap relief.  I think that’s probably the best immediate return the Blues would get for Shattenkirk too.  I think there’s a chance he’s dealt for draft picks and young players.  If the Blues want to win next year this could be their best return.  The issue for the Oiler’s is signability that’s why they would need to ask for the additional first.
  3. Minnesota.  Dumba & Granlund for Nuge+.  Not sure what the plus would be but it might be a deal that works for both sides.  From the Wild side they might need to shed more contract.  So lets add Vanek from the Wild side and Yakupov from the Oiler’s side.  Dumba, Granlund & Vanek for Nuge, Yakupov & a mid prospect (Lagesson or something).

 

Jordan Eberle

Why the Oiler’s should trade him?

  • The contract.  Out of the six million dollar men, his contract ends first.
  • He’s a first line player, his 1.91 5X5 Pts/60, rank him 70th among forwards who have played 750+ minutes in the past three seasons but not elite.
  • He’s a one dimensional player.  Eberle can score but doesn’t bring another element to the game.

Why the Oiler’s shouldn’t trade him?

  • The Oiler’s depth on right wing is not strong.  After Eberle the Oiler’s currently have; Yakupov (likely to be traded), Kassian, Pakarinen, Pitlick and a couple of new signings Jere Sallinen & Patrick Russell.
  • Eberle’s value is low at this point as well.  This year was the first time since his rookie season that he’s missed more than 3 games and 47 points are also the lowest since his rookie season.
  • Eberle playing with McDavid could be an excellent candidate for a pump and dump.

What teams could potentially inquire about him?

  • Buffalo Sabres could look for top line winger.
  • New York Islanders with Okposo gone and likley not enough assets to grab Hall perhaps they turn their attention to Eberle.
  • Arizona Coyotes could use some scoring help.

What is the potential return?

  • Buffalo Sabres:  Zach Bogosian. I know he’s not what people want but he’s got good size.  His career 5×5 pts/60 is .77, only Klefbom has better numbers from the Oiler’s current defenseman.
  • New York Islanders: The likelihood of Eberle getting Hamonic is very low.  I think if he gets traded it will be to make cap space for another move (such as the Oiler’s signing Lucic).  I’ll say the Islanders first round pick & Ryan Strome or Ryan Pullock.

 

 

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NHL Draft: European Goalies

List of Top European Goalies

Mikhail Berdin (G)

  • McKeens Hockey: a poised, economical goalie with solid agility and quick reflexes .. plays a technical hybrid of styles – stand-up, butterfly, paddle-down .. does a sound job of tracking pucks and staying aware of his surroundings .. collapses to his knees comfortably – and is quick and efficient getting back to his feet .. moves side-to-side with a strong leg push – and maintains solid body form and control as he moves .. stays calm and shows excellent patience – notably 1-on-1 against shooters .. sustains composure under heavy pressure .. generally plays low to the ice and close to home on plays in and around his net – but will move out and challenge shooters on his feet .. manages rebounds well – quick to mop up loose pucks – using his stick and glove effectively .. will need to develop physically and thicken up a sizeable 6-2 frame .. listed at just 165 pounds.

Filip Gustavsson (G)

  • TSN: Pretty composed in the net and reads the play well and adjusts accordingly.  Good economy of movement and he doesn’t open up holes.  Good mobility and lateral agility.

Niilo Halonen (G)

  • Over The Boards:  Big and composed goalie Niilo Halonen could become a really good one, he’s been consistent over the last two seasons.

Veini Vehviläinen (G)

  • Stanley Cup of Chowder:  At 6’1 and 183lbs he’s not a big goalie, which would seem to go against the NHL trend.  Vehviläinen is strong in lateral movement, solid positionally already and has a fast glove-hand.

Vladislav Sukhachyov (G)

  • Hockey’s Future: Not the biggest of goalies, Vladislav Sukhachyov is still having a good season both in the MHL and with the national team in the various international tournaments he has competed in. A very mobile goalie with good instincts, Sukhachyov has to work on his consistency and rebound control, but he has good tools and great potential.

Daniel Marmenlind (G)

  • Hockey Prospectus:  He is an aggressive goalie with good athletic ability and quickness. He needs to become more consistent and stronger in all the aspects of his game but I’d really would like to see him develop his stick handling abilities which, with his more standing style, would give him an edge on equally talented goalies. For the NHL draft I see him as a late round pick if he gets drafted this year.

Wouter Peeters (G)

  • RedLine Report: Even guys who had written him off before as being too raw and too much of a project have come back to give Peeters another gander. Size, of course, is his main selling point and although he’s a bit up and down, he’s athletic and has good upside.

Adam Brizgala (G)

  • The Draft Analyst:  Wide-bodied backstop who began the year with a tremendous performance at the Ilvan Hlinka, then got hurt and had to missed practically the whole season. There was a point when he was considered the best goalie available for the draft, albeit for only a few months, and for good reason. He’s listed at 6’0, 209 pounds but is exceptionally quick and decisive, and his ability to properly reset after three or even four shots is almost pro-level. Brizgala plays a traditional butterfly and will venture outside of the blue paint to challenge shots, and he’s quick with the glove either when static or sliding across. He’s not the best puck handler, but it won’t make or break his chance at making higher levels of play. Muskegon in the USHL recently drafted him, so he may cross the pound sooner than later.

Leevi Laakso (G)

  • CKSN:  The 5-foot-10 goaltender certainly didn’t Canada many holes to shoot at as he flashed his quick reflexes and kicked out shots with ease.

Matteo Ritz (G)

  • Hockey’s Future: The calm and big butterfly goalie shows strong athleticism and could rescue the team’s average defensive group.

 

Long Shots:

  • Sergei Bolshakov (G) Born in June, 96 this is his final draft year.  He has good size, posted a solid SV% and is signed to play for Sochi in the KHL next year.
  • Georgi Kuznetsov (G) – Kuznetsov is a 6’2 goalie, ranked 9th by NHL Central Scouting European goalies and posted a .912 SV% in MHL.
  • Josef Korenar (G): Ranked 4th by Central Scouting.  Did not have a strong U18 tournament.
  • Filip Larsson (G) he’s young (Aug 17th birthday) and he has decent size but his save % is not good (.872).

 

 

NHL Draft: North American Goalies

In Goal Magazine

Yahoo Sports!  Scouts Preview Goalies

ESPN Insider:  Top Goalie Prospects

Penalty Box Radio:  Change in Top Goalie Rankings

Player League SV% DOB H
Carter Hart (G) WHL 0.918 8/13/1998 6’1
Tyler Parsons (G) OHL 0.921 9/18/1997 6’1
Joseph Woll (G) USDP 0.918 7/12/1998 6’3
Evan Fitzpatrick (G) QMJHL 0.896 1/28/1998 6’2
Jeremy Helvig (G) OHL 0.929 5/25/1997 6’2
Jack LaFontaine (G) NAHL 0.921 1/6/1998 6’2
Colton Point (G) CCHL 0.915 3/4/1998 6’4
Zach Sawchenko (G) WHL 0.916 12/30/1997 6’1
Evan Cormier (G) OHL 0.89 11/6/1997 6’3
Connor Ingram (G) WHL 0.922 3/31/1997 6’1
Antoine Samuel (G) QMJHL 0.887 9/17/1997 6’2
Joseph Raaymakers (G) OHL 0.891 3/17/1998 6’1
Evan Sarthou (G) WHL 0.888 9/24/1997 6’1
Tyler Wall (G) GOJHL 0.94 1/14/1998 6’2
Brody Willms (G) WHL 0.906 7/21/1998 6’3

Carter Hart (G)

  • Last Word on Sports: Carter Hart is extremely athletic in the crease.  While his technique is solid, and he is almost always square to the shooter, whether it be on a first shot or rebound, when he does get beaten he can make some incredible recoveries and reflex based stops. While most young goalies struggle with rebound control this is a strength of Hart’s game, as he often swallows up pucks or directs them into the corners, minimizing the number of second chance opportunities that he will face. Hart keeps a cool and calm demeanour in the net. If he does give up a soft goal, which is rare, he does not get rattled and comes back ready to make the next stop.
  • WHL: “He’s a very consistent performer and has exceptional focus,” said Silvertips general manager Gerry Davidson when describing Hart’s on ice abilities. “That’s the biggest attribute that he has, being his ability to play a whole 60 minutes from start to finish. The scouts have noticed that as a tremendous attribute.

Tyler Parsons (G)

  • Too Many Men on the Site:  London Knights goalie Tyler Parsons is exceptional with his angles and making himself big. His athleticism is top-notch, and he proves that with great lateral movement and flexibility to make jaw dropping saves.
  • The Hockey Writers:  While Parsons doesn’t have the prototypical size for an NHL goalie, standing just 6’1” and weighing in under 190 pounds, Parsons more than makes up for it with what is among the best athleticism in this draft class. Parsons specializes in making spectacular saves, as he is ultra-quick when moving laterally and has strong legs to push across the crease. His impressive progression has caught the eyes of many, as shown by his invite to Team USA’s World Junior evaluation camp (although missing out on the final roster), a rarity for a pre-draft goalie. Stickhandling is a strength of Parsons’, as he can act as a third defenseman with long stretch passes and icing the puck in penalty kill situations.

Joseph Woll (G)

  • Draft Site:  Missouri-born goaltender with long arms and legs, but is still in the early stages of his development in terms of movement, instincts. Committed to Boston College.
  • Hockey’s Future:  Joseph Woll of the USA Under-18 has been steadily proving that he has the ability to become a solid NHL goalie,” said ISS Hockey Head U.S. Scout Phil Myre of Woll. “Woll has developed patience in the net that adds to his high skill level and consistency game after game.”

Evan Fitzpatrick (G)

  • ISS “Sherbrooke Phoenix goalkeeper Evan Fitzpatrick has tremendous upside,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “A butterfly goalie with good size and athleticism. He is calm, relaxed and controlled between the pipes, which has helped him gain the #1 rank of the top eligible goaltenders in the 2016 NHL Draft.”
  • Last Word on Sports:  Fitzpatrick has extremely good athleticism. Even if out of position, Fitzpatrick never gives up on a play, and makes some highlight reel saves as a result. In addition to good technique, he has extremely fast reflexes, and the competitiveness to never give up on a play. Fitzpatrick shows a good demeanor. He stays calm in his net, and his coolness in the face of heavy pressure shows good leadership, and is something his teammates lean on. If he does give up a bad goal, he has the ability to quickly forget about it and be ready to make the next big save.

Jeremy Helvig (G)

  • OHL Prospects: At 6’4, Helvig possesses the size that NHL team’s covet in the position. And he’s worked hard to become more athletic, improving his agility in the crease. He squares up to shooters well and really uses his size to cut down angles.

Jack LaFontaine (G)

  • The Hockey News: LaFontaine prides himself on his work ethic, flexibility and intelligence and still wants to calm his game down more. Scouts are very enthusiastic about him thanks to his size and smoothness in net and in a year where the North American goalie field is wide open, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see LaFontaine plucked early in the draft.

Colton Point (G)

  • Overtime Sports Nation:  His regular season saw him lead the league with a 2.16 GAA while placing second in Shutouts (7) and fourth in SV% at .915.  Through 11 playoff starts, Point has yet to lose in regulation as he is 10-0-1 with an eye-popping 1.36 GAA, .949 SV% and 4 shutouts.  He makes saves look easy as he is well positioned, shows focus and is poised beyond his years.
  • Hockey Prospectus:  A massive netminder, Point’s stock rose significantly with a monster postseason with Carleton Place, where he was practically unbeatable, helping scouts move past a disappointing WJAC.

Zach Sawchenko (G)

  • WHL from Above:  Sawchenko has decent size, displays excellent positioning and an extremely sharp glove hand.
  • Hockey Now:  A real minutes-eating goaltender who has seen a lot of rubber over his two plus seasons in the WHL. Stays calm and plays consistently each time between the pipes. Lets pucks hit him and clears rebounds away with quickness. Good glove hand and keeps it up when shot is coming rather than dropping it to make the difficult save. Always seems to know where puck is going and reacts to it. He does a good job of closing off the five hole and stays low to close the bottom corners of the net.

Evan Cormier (G)

  • OHL Prospects: He’s a big guy and fairly athletic despite his size (6’3, 200lbs). He’s definitely capable of making those highlight reel saves and a lot of the time he’s better than his stat line would indicate. That said, he tends to have some trouble finding pucks through traffic and he needs to do a better job of shaking off weak goals.

Connor Ingram (G)

  • ISS Hockey: He is playing very composed and focused. His positioning and angles are his strengths. He has earned a star in 11 straight games both home and away.

Antoine Samuel (G)

  • The Draft Analyst: Tall, athletic butterfly-style goalie who had the misfortune of playing for a bad team which tilted the ice towards his crease for what must have seemed like an eternity. Samuel seems to do better, however, when he’s involved in the game and facing a ton of rubber. He’s got the prototypical build (6’2, 190 pounds) NHL teams looks for in a goalie, and he’s actually quite sound from a technical standpoint. Samuel’s biggest problem is an inability to maintain an even keel and not let a bad bounce or two get to him. He’s got the quickness and reset ability to limit the amount of net to shoot at, and he doesn’t get beat down low as often as others in his class. Any goalie will tell you how important the mental aspect of netminding is, so figuring out how to stay calm and composed for 60 minutes should be Samuel’s offseason priority.

Joseph Raaymakers (G)

  • OHL Writers: Raaymakers is agile in his crease. He moves extremely well and is quick to move out and cut down angles. He is good at stopping second chances and when he gets better at his rebound control he will negate many of those second chances. He’s also above average with his puck handling skills.Raaymakers biggest need is to work on his consistency.

 

Evan Sarthou (G)

  • Hockey Now:  He has the tools to carry the team on his back and come up with the big save and shift the momentum. Has good lateral footwork in the crease and covers up the net pretty well by standing tall. Will come out and play the puck but needs to trust his defenceman more than he currently does. Quick glove and has seen a ton of rubber this season.

 

Tyler Wall (G)

  • Windsor Star:  “As a junior B player, it’s rare (to be rated), but he’s a young goalie, a big goalie and he’s going to a good school, so he’s intriguing,” said former NHLer Al Jensen, who is the head goaltending scout for NHL Central Scouting.“I like his instincts and he’s one of those goalies, I think, that has a chance to get picked in the later rounds. He’s a project guy that has to develop down the road, but he has a good upside.”

Dylan Wells (G)

  • OHL Prospects: He’s got size and athleticism and he shows flashes of brilliance. Let me remind you that Matt Murray had a save percentage of .876 in his NHL draft year. Look at him now. I could see Wells turning the corner in similar fashion and that’s why I think he’ll still be a fairly high NHL draft pick.

 

NHL Draft: Defenseman

Here are my top rated defenseman for this years draft.

I have Fabbro rated first.  There has been no other draft eligible defenseman have the impact he did in the BCHL.  It might be a bit high but I feel his offense is better than Juolevi’s and his defense is better than Sergachyov.  The concern is skating, which I think he can work on.   In my opinion you can make a case for anyone of those four as the top defenseman, it just depends on preference.

Here is my previous lists with scouting reports from around the interweb.

Canadian Junior A Defense

USHL Defense

QMJHL Defense

WHL Defense

OHL Defense

Sweden Defense

Czech Defense

Russian Defense

Europe Defense

Here are my seven late round sleepers.

1. Yegor Rykov – Russian two-way defender.
2. Jake Ryczek – Right hand d-man had solid point totals.
3. Brinson Pasichnuk – Played in AJHL plays physical and had over 1.25 PPG.
4. Tarmo Reunanen – Injured early in the season.  Was projected to go in the first round.  Last year he was on par with Juoveli in the Finnish junior league.
5. Filip Berglund – Impressive point totals.
6. Kristaps Zile – Latvian defenseman is tall needs to fill out.
7. Scott Perunovich – Tiny defenseman (5’8 – 5’9) but averaged 2.72 PPG.

 

Rank Player Team League PPG
1 Dante Fabbro (D) Penticton Vees BCHL 1.49
2 Mikhail Sergachyov (D) Windsor Spitfires OHL 0.85
3 Olli Juolevi (D) London Knights OHL 0.74
4 Jakob Chychrun (D) Sarnia Sting OHL 0.79
5 Charlie McAvoy (D) Boston Univ. NCAA 0.68
6 Jake Bean (D) Calgary Hitmen WHL 0.94
7 Kale Clague (D) Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 0.61
8 Jacob Moverare (D) HV71 J20 SuperElit 0.51
9 Frédéric Allard (D) Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 0.92
10 Adam Fox (D) U.S. National U18 Team USDP 0.92
11 Lucas Johansen (D) Kelowna Rockets WHL 0.71
12 Samuel Girard (D) Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 1.10
13 Cam Dineen (D) North Bay Battalion OHL 0.87
14 Dennis Cholowski (D) Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 0.80
15 Filip Hronek (D) HK Hradec Kralove Czech 0.10
16 Luke Green (D) Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 0.57
17 Libor Hájek (D) Saskatoon Blades WHL 0.38
18 Andrew Peeke (D) Green Bay Gamblers USHL 0.54
19 Victor Mete (D) London Knights OHL 0.56
20 Filip Berglund (D) Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 0.95
21 Ryan Lindgren (D) U.S. National U18 Team USDP 0.41
22 Markus Niemeläinen (D) Saginaw Spirit OHL 0.42
23 James Greenway (D) U.S. National U18 Team USDP 0.44
24 Yegor Rykov (D) SKA St. Petersburg KHL 0.10
25 Logan Stanley (D) Windsor Spitfires OHL 0.27
26 Jacob Cederholm (D) HV71 J20 SuperElit 0.14
27 Jake Ryczek (D) Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 1.11
28 Max Lajoie (D) Swift Current Broncos WHL 0.60
29 Sean Day (D) Mississauga Steelheads OHL 0.39
30 Tarmo Reunanen (D) TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 0.55
31 Jordan Sambrook (D) Erie Otters OHL 0.40
32 David Quenneville (D) Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 0.86
33 Chad Krys (D) U.S. National U18 Team USDP 0.55
34 Cole Candella (D) Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 0.54
35 Lucas Carlsson (D) Brynäs IF SHL 0.26
36 Riley Stillman (D) Oshawa Generals OHL 0.34
37 David Bernhardt (D) Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 0.84
38 Benjamin Gleason (D) Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 0.50
39 Dawson Davidson (D) Kamloops Blazers WHL 0.66
40 Brinson Pasichnuk (D) Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 1.25
41 Jacob Neveu (D) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 0.27
42 Josh Mahura (D) Red Deer Rebels WHL 0.50
43 Connor Hall (D) Kitchener Rangers OHL 0.23
44 Yegor Zaitsev (D) Dynamo Balashikha VHL 0.06
45 Sebastian Aho (D) Skellefteå AIK SHL 0.41
46 Dylan Coghlan (D) Tri-City Americans WHL 0.34
47 Lukas Doudera (D) HC Oceláři Trinec Czech 0.07
48 Vojtech Budik (D) Prince Albert Raiders WHL 0.23
49 Kristaps Zile (D) Dinamo Riga KHL 0.10
50 Griffin Luce (D) U.S. National U18 Team USDP 0.17
51 Casey Fitzgerald (D) Boston College NCAA 0.69
52 Stepan Falkovsky (D) Ottawa 67’s OHL 0.55
53 Matthew Cairns (D) Georgetown Raiders OJHL 0.72
54 Mitch Eliot (D) Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 0.24
55 Oliver Felixson (D) Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 0.13
56 Gabriel Bilodeau (D) Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 0.31
57 Nicolas Mattinen (D) London Knights OHL 0.26
58 Scott Perunovich (D) Hibbing/Chisholm High USHS 2.72
59 Chase Priskie (D) Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 0.60
60 Linus Nässén (D) Luleå HF J20 SuperElit 0.50
61 Dmitri Alexeyev (D) Team Russia U18 MHL 0.33
62 Olivier Galipeau (D) Val-d’Or Foreurs QMJHL 0.66
63 Luke McInnis (D) Youngstown Phantoms USHL 0.48
64 Ondrej Vala (D) Kamloops Blazers WHL 0.29
65 Keaton Middleton (D) Saginaw Spirit OHL 0.11
66 Kristians Rubins (D) VIK Västerås HK J20 SuperElit 0.52
67 Dean Stewart (D) Portage Terriers MJHL 0.52
68 Joseph Masonius (D) Univ. of Connecticut NCAA 0.62
69 Josh Anderson (D) Prince George Cougars WHL 0.15
70 Ondrej Kachyna (D) Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 0.25
71 Marcus Ersson (D) Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 0.71
72 Michal Roman (D) HC Trinec U20 Czech U20 0.76
73 Derek Topatigh (D) Orangeville Flyers OJHL 0.69
74 Tyler Nother (D) Windsor Spitfires OHL 0.16
75 Johannes Johannesen (D) Stavanger Oilers Norway 0.33