Some players are just natural goal scorers. Alex DeBrincat was someone who I thought was one of them. He did it at every level, but he had his detractors because of his size and low and behold he has 69 goals in his first two seasons for the Blackhawks. I
Vancouver - - The 2019 NHL Entry Draft was full of surprises on the draft board but the one thing that many people expected was the players from the US National Team Development Program dominating the first round.
It started with the expected first overall, Jack Hughes, going to the New
Jack Hughes – 5-10, 179 – C – NTDP (pictured on left)
Kaapo Kakko – 6-2, 190 – RW – TPS
Alex Turcotte – 5-11 -186 – C – NTDP
Vasily Podkolzin 6-1, 196 – RW – KHL
Bowen Byram – 6-1, 195 – D – WHL
If the Flyers pick at 11th, I think the pick will be the Russian winger, Vasily Podkolzin. Here are some of my notes on him:
Streaks up the ice. Can split the defense. Does everything at top speed and it’s hard to get the puck away from him. Can score backhand
With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft rapidly approaching I had some ideas of what may happen there. I think there will be trades and it’s possible that it could affect the top 10 and more as we move forward.
1) The Edmonton Oilers trade the 8th overall selection in a deal
Here's my first list. This is where I’m at so far. These are rankings. This is not a mock draft. This list will change between now and June.
Jack Hughes – 5-10, 179 - C - NTDP (pictured on left)
Kaapo Kakko – 6-2, 190 - RW - TPS