June 17 2015 12:38PM
I wouldn't blame you if you went looking for Sebastian Aho highlights on Youtube and got really confused. The top result over there appears to show a short Swedish d-man, and, well, it's not a mistake. Sebastian Aho is a diminutive Swedish blueliner that's eligible for his second entry draft this season.
But there's another Sebastian Aho. This one is rated lower by NHL central scouting, but he's much younger with a much more impressive statistical resume to his credit. This Finnish Aho has been tearing up the Liiga's junior circuit for years before finally graduating to a full-time pro at an extremely young 17 years of age in 2015.
Join us after the jump for a look at one of Finland's most dynamic young scorers.
June 15 2015 05:30PM
Continuing with our Prospect Profiles, today we turn to number 35 on the list, the Swedish import into the USHL and currently scheduled to attend Boston College: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (aka JFK).
This young centre has potential to become an impact player for your team if you’re willing to take the risk. His path is unique having succeeded in the Swedish system at a young age, jumping to the USHL and now heading to the NCAA.
Continue past the jump for his breakdown.
June 15 2015 02:00PM
Today we turn our heads back to the QMJHL, where we look at the first of two high-scoring defenders from the Saint John Sea Dogs, Thomas Chabot. It might be a bit of a surprise to see Chabot fall to the second round in our rankings, given that he has been cited as a mid-20s pick by most scouting agencies.
Let's continue past the jump to see his breakdown.
June 12 2015 03:00PM
Yakov Trenin was a player I’ve noticed early on this season as he was a big Russian kid playing for my local Gatineau Olympiques. He’s had an excellent season emerging as one of the best players on one of the better possession teams in the league. Despite the love that he has received from his underlying numbers, the scouts don’t quite see the same about him.
Continue past the jump as we move along with our prospect series to see how Yakov Trenin stacks up and what he needs to do in order to make that next jump.
June 06 2015 01:08PM
Photo Courtesy: @TheAHL
The Utica Comets have had great success this post-season, having dominated their way to the Calder Cup finals for the third time in Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate history and the first time for the Comets franchise. Fans across upstate New York (minus Syracuse) are excited, and even in Vancouver people are realizing the Canucks have an AHL team!
With the third round over, the Comets have been having success in each round. Their special teams have not been performing as well as one would hope, but thanks to excellent play from retooled goaltender Jacob Markstrom, and offence from players like Alex Grenier, Sven Baerschi and Cal O’Reilly, the Comets continue to have success.
In the final series, the Comets are going to face the LA Kings' affiliate who play in Boston Bruins country: the Manchester Monarchs. This is probably the only team the Comets did not want to play against. It’s going to be a difficult series, but let’s see how these two teams match up.