NHL Draft: Forward Overagers

Five overage players that should be drafted and 20 that might …

Player POS League DOB H PPG
Igor Shvyrev C/LW MHL 7/10/1998 6’0 1.75
Kevin Hancock C/LW OHL 3/20/1998 5’11 1.25
Tyler Steenbergen C WHL 1/7/1998 5’10 1.25
Maxime Fortier RW QMJHL 12/15/1997 5’10 1.28
Morgan Geekie C WHL 7/20/1998 6’2 1.25

Igor Shvyrev

  • Intelligent offensive player with decent size and high-end offensive ability.  More of a playmaker than a pure goal-scorer.  Decent speed and excellent puckhandling skills.

Kevin Hancock

  • Hard-working offensive player that is willing to go to the tough areas.  Plays a two-way hockey game.  Doesn’t excel in any one area but has good hockey IQ and high compete level.

Tyler Steenbergen

  • Scored 51 goals this past season.  He’s a speedy goal-scoring forward.  He is a smart hard-working player that plays with a little gritty.

Maxime Fortier

  • Speedy goal scoring winger.  Plays on the PK, works hard.  Has good offensive instincts.  Uses his speed to pressure the dman on the fore-check.

Morgan Geekie

  • He has good size and plays a two-way game and plays in all situations.   He has excellent vision, might need to improve skating and might be a winger at the next level.

Another 20 Draft Eligible Players that might get drafted …

  1. Alexander Polunin he’s a small, fast winger but he’s a got high-end offense and excellent hockey sense.  It’s his final year of eligibility and he may not get drafted due to the Russian factor.
  2.  Jayden Halbgewachs is another small, 97 born forward.  An intelligent, hardworking offensive player.  Scored 50 goals and 101 points in WHL.
  3. Ryan Moore: Small (5’8) creative offensive forward is a speedy skater and a hard-worker.  The ’97 born had put up 1.32 PPG in the OHL.
  4. Pietrus Palmu he’s a small, skilled player with high-end offensive numbers, scoring 1.58 PPG this year in the OHL.
  5. Patrick Bajkov he’s a hardworking two-way forward.  Was in on 35% of his teams scoring this past season.
  6. Kristian Reichel he’s a smart skilled center that’s playing in the Czech men’s league.  He’s 6’1 but needs to fill out.
  7. Jack Adams a big player (6’5) entering his final draft season put up more than a point per game this year for Fargo in the USHL and will go to Union College in NCAA.
  8. Artur Tyanulin – The Russian is a smaller (5’10) playmaking forward with excellent speed.  In his final year of eligibility.
  9. Nick Swaney – Right-hand shot center with excellent speed, hard-worker and good offensive numbers.  Committed to Univ of Minn-Duluth.
  10. Jordan Topping – Hard-working winger with good size and speed.  Battles hard in the corners and put up decent numbers in his final year of eligibility.
  11. Jordan Kawaguchi – He’s a small offensive forward in BCHL.  He’s put up huge numbers the last two seasons.  Heading to North Dakota.  Cousin is Devin Setoguchi.
  12. Kohen Olischefski – Average size speedy winger with good offense heading to Univ of Denver.
  13. Alex Limoges – Strong forward with good size and is a leader.  He’s put up decent offensive numbers.
  14. Brandon Saigeon.  He has good size (6’2) he was a former top 5 OHL pick.  He tripled his offense this year and he went from being a -25 player to a +26.
  15. Drake Rymsha plays a physical game, good faceoff, plays a two-way game.  Decent size (6′) and is a right-hand shot.  He was young for last years draft (August birthday).
  16. Justin Brazeau he’s a raw player, with excellent size (6’5) with good hands and a good work ethic.
  17. Alex Barre-Boulet excellent work ethic, smooth hands and good hockey sense.  Needs to improve on his skating and strength.
  18. Vladimir Kuznetsov strong Russian power forward has good puck skills.  Needs to improve his skating. plays in the QMJHL.
  19. Domenic Commisso skilled, smooth skating offensive forward works hard at the defensive side of the game as well.
  20. Brayden Burke smart offensive player that’s a good skater.  Final year of draft eligibilty.  Likely would need to get stronger.
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