European Forwards

European Forwards

  1. Jesper Boqvist – Born Oct. 98 … Got 6 points in 16 SHL games …  Has above average puck skill, skating and hockey smarts …  Likely a 3rd round pick or late 2nd … McKenzie had him rated 68th on mid-term ratings. … Perimeter player not overly physical …  Creative hockey player, has NHL skills but needs to get stronger
  2. Filip Chytil – One of the youngest draft eligible players (Sept, 5, 1999) … Played in the Czech Elite league against men as a 17 year-old.  Last year as scored 50 points in 30 games in the Czech U18 league as a 16 year-old …  Numbers are similar to Dominik Simon (Penguins 2015 draft pick 5th round) …  Slightly below average height … Solid offensive instincts … Stickhandling is a plus … Speedy skater … (75 – 100)
  3. Rickard Hugg – Smaller speedy forward (5’10) … Put up decent offensive numbers in the Swedish Junior league … Plays a smart two-way game … (100 – 150)
  4. Emil Bemstrom – Put up 21 goals in 28 games in the SuperElit league …  Has a late birthday June, 1, 99 … Speedy skater …  Despite his size he’s willing to go in the corners … (100 – 150)
  5. Joni Ikonen – Ranked 73rd by Future Considerations … 5’10 RHS Center born April, 14th, 99 …  Nice shot, above-average skating, defensively responsible … Plays a gritty physical game … Size is a concern …  Sometimes overhandles the puck … (100 – 150)
  6. Alexandre Texier:  One of the youngest players in the draft Sept, 13, 99 …  He’s 6′ tall … Plays in the France Elite league against men and former NHL prospects …  In the playoffs he scored 9 points in 10 games …  Skating is a plus he’s quick …  Offensive upside … Been rated as a mid-late round selection … Most recent France prospect was Da Costa who put up 23 points in 9 games in his pre-draft season (he played in the NAHL in his draft year) in U18.  Texier’s numbers were 70 points in 17 games!  … (150 – 200)
  7. Jesse Koskenkorva:  Two-way center … Above average speed … Ranked 26th by Central Scouting mid-term … Averaged a PPG in top Finnish junior league … He’s 6′ tall so a little below average … 5th/6th round (150-200)
  8. Kirill Slepets:  Highly skilled small forward … Projected to be a mid-round pick … Skating is a plus … Would like to see a little more offense – (150 – 200)
  9. Fabian Zetterlund – Late birthday Aug, 25, 1999 .. Short but stocky and strong … Has a hard acurate shot …  Smart, hard-working forward … (150 – 200)
  10. Jonas Røndbjerg – Plays a responsible two-way game … High hockey IQ …The Dane played in Sweden’s junior league this year … Not overly big (6′) and would like a little more offense … (150 – 200)
  11. Tim Wahlgren – Wahlgren is an overager (March, 8, 98) I had him rated as a 4th/5th round grade last year.  He’s a (6’1) two-way player that put up decent numbers in the SuperElite the past two seasons and an intelligent forward.  … (150 – 200)
  12. Jakub Lacka: Smart player with good speed … RHS winger small winger (5’10) … The Slovakian was born Nov. 20th, 1998 & split year between Czech U18 & U20 league …  Averaged 2 PPG in the U18  … Likely a late round pick (150 – 200)
  13. Patrik Hrehorcak:  5’10 Slovakian playing in the Czech U20 …  Good offensive numbers 55 points in 42 games … Smooth skater with good offensive instincts … Potential mid-late round pick (150 – 200)
  14. Lauri Pajuniemi:  Slighly below average for size (5’11) … Would like a little more offense … Very young (Sept. 12, 1999) … Smooth skaking skill forward with solid puck skills … Potential late round pick (150 – 200)
  15. Filip Krivosik:  Big Slovakian (6’4) playing in his 3rd country (Slovakia, Czech & Finland) in three seasons …  He has decent offense … Plays a physical game … Doesn’t have high-end offense but could be a complementary player … May only be a checking forward … (150 – 200)
  16. Emil Oksanen: Older draft eligible player born Sept, 25, 1998 … Average size (6’1) … Skilled winger good offensive upside, good shot …  Played in Mestis league a Semi-Pro league in Finland … Needs some work defensively and is a bit raw but good upside (150-200)
  17. Emil Westerlund … Overager, born Feb, 16, 98 … Committed to Univ of Maine … Can chip in with the odd goal (27 goals in 42 games) and plays with speed … Likely a bottom six player … (200 – 250)
  18. Oskar Stål Lyrenäs – Overager (March, 23, 98).  Averaged .78 PPG in SuperElit league last season.  Doesn’t bring much offense. (200 – 250)
  19. Pavel Shen:  Small forward – 5’9 with a late birthday … Close to a PPG (.97) in the MHL … Did not play in international tournaments … Possibly a late round pick (200 – 250)
  20. Filip Sveningsson – More of a goal-scorer than a passer … I little on the smaller side 6′ .. Likely a late round selection if he’s drafted … Needs to improve defensively and consistancy …  (200 – 250)
  21. Thomas Reichell:  Big center (6’3) … Likely a late-round pick or will be passed over … Offensive production is behing players like Tobias Reider & Tomas Kuhnhackl at similar ages.  He compares to former Flyer pick Noebels & Penguins pick Frederick Tiffelsin terms of production … (200 – 250)
  22. Georgi Ivanov:  He’s ranked a couple of reports to be a mid-round pick …  He brings below average offense … He’s 6′ and is one of the older 1st year draft eligible prospects (Sept, 25, 98) …  He plays a gritty two-way game, likely a bottom six player(200-250)
  23. Daniil Skorikov:  Not much details about this player … He’s 6’3 winger with average/below average offense … Ranked 23rd by Central Scouting Mid-Term rankings … Potential late round pick (200 – 250)
  24. Razat Timirov:  Below Average size (5’11) … Skilled forward with decent offense … Long shot to get drafted (200 – 250)
  25. Erik Smolka:  Not much scouting report but decent numbers and good size … Scored 1.42 PPG in Slovakian U20 league … 98 Born (Nov) … Good size 6’2 … Likely undrafted (200 – 250)
  26. Marek Skvrne:  Small center (5’11) from Czech Rep … Can play a chippy game and he’s a leader  … Offense is a little shy but similar to Columbus draft pick Lukas Sedlak … Potential late round pick. (150 – 200)
  27. Pavel Voronkov:  He’s average size or sligly below average … He’s solid positionally and has good hockey sense … Good offensive instincts and could be a scoring forward … Oct. 98 birthday … (150 – 200)

Additional Sites:

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/schelleberg-reports-on-the-2016-ivan-hlinka/

http://www.redlinereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Ryan-Poehling-spotlight.pdf

https://prospectshockey.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/chl-import-draft-prospects-part-4/

https://recrutes.ca/ivan-hlinka-report-russia-sweden-czechs-slovakia/

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=2134835&page=3

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