This Finnish right wing was drafted 132nd overall in 2018. The New York Rangers made the selection and so far, he looks like a fifth round steal. Now 22, and in North America, he looks like he could make a quick transition, starting out with the Hartford Wolfpack in the
The Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game One of their Stanley Cup Qualifier. Two young players who stood out for them were Andrei Svechnikov (2nd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft) and Martin Necas (12th overall in 2017). Necas was credited with the third goal
In my estimation Phil Myers and Morgan Frost are the two best performers in camp so far. Not a big surprise there.
Sam Ersson – 6-2, 180 – He has good, smooth movements. He was battling the two shooters in drills. He covers the puck up quickly and his glove hand
As always, I will point out some things about the players. Many are shaking off the rust on the first day and I will report on these players again to mark their improvement.
Kirill Ustimenko – 6-3, 179 – G – crouches quite a bit. He’s 6-3 so there’s still
Dallas - - Leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, there was a sense that a lot of movement would happen.
But nothing noteworthy happened on day one with teams appearing to be waiting for Ilya Kovalchuk to make a decision. Once that finally happened on Sunday, there was
Dallas - - There’s a tired cliché used by GMs, players, and media alike that goes along the lines of, “You never know what can happen at the draft.” If the first round of the 2018 showed us anything it’s that there still remains a great deal of truth to
The most fascinating group of players in this draft class has to be the USNDTP.
Without a doubt, Oliver Wahlstrom will be the first name to be selected and then after that Joel Farabee. Once you get passed those two names, it’s anyone’s guess.
On the back-end, Bode Wilde was always seen
Rasmus Dahlin – 6-3, 185 - D – Frolunda – SHL
Brady Tkachuk – 6-3, 196 - LW – Boston University – NCAA
Filip Zadina – 6-0-, 197 - RW – Halifax Mooseheads – QMJHL
Andrei Svechnikov – 6-2, 192 - RW – Barrie Colts – OHL
Oliver Wahlstrom –
The most interesting defenseman in this draft, in my estimation, is Jet Woo. Will he be a first-round pick, or won’t he? Did scouts see enough of him this year? They know him, so I’d have to say yes but he did miss some time and that can affect where
It’s hard to be an expert on this player. Nobody has really seen enough of him this season to proclaim that. He wasn’t that popular at the combine as far as the media was concerned, but teams certainly know about him. To me, I will dub him “the most interesting