June 21 2015 02:50PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs defensive prospect Max Everson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but his chances to slip on a blue jersey just got a little bit slimmer.
The same, unfortunately, might be said of Patrick McNally - a fourth round pick from 2010 for the Vancouver Canucks.
Everson and McNally were the two NHL prospects who skated only seven games for Harvard University during the 2012-2013 season, following their involvement in the 2012 Harvard Cheating Scandal -- a controversy over whether or not students in the 2012 Government 1310 class (Introduction to Congress) had collaborated on a take-home final exam. Nearly half of the 279-person class (roughly two percent of the entire freshman student body at Harvard in spring of 2012) had investigations brought against them, with an estimated seventy of the 125 students being forced to withdraw.
June 21 2015 02:00PM
The QMJHL may have one of its best crops of NHL potential defenders in recent history.
One of the leaders for this group is Nicolas Meloche. A huge, tough as nails, defensively solid, potent offensively, do-all type defender who has a lot of potential, yet may be undervalued by scouts.
June 21 2015 12:00PM
Ottawa 67s forward Travis Konency comes from a family of hockey players - Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat is a second cousin - and despite being small of stature, plays a hard-nosed game. He's also been rather productive at the OHL level, and could represent significant value in the latter part of the first-round.
June 21 2015 10:30AM
Sometimes, when a scout sets out to see one player, they leave the rink impressed with another one all together. Columbus, Ohio native Jack Roslovic has been sending scouts out to watch Auston Matthews home very impressed all year, as he's steadily climbed up the draft boards to the point where he's now a consensus late-first or early-second round pick.
June 21 2015 09:00AM
The WHL had quite a few "really bad" teams this year. The Prince George Cougars were one of them.
The Cougars controlled the fourth least amount of shots at 47.1 per cent in the first two periods, a statistic which has a close relationship with Fenwick-Close. They were outshot on average by about three shots a game. They scored a league average 222 goals, but allowed an ugly 295 goals against.
The Cougars did have one very bright spot, and that was Jansen Harkins.