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 17 2015 10:00AM
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The Vancouver Canucks ranked 28th in the NHL in faceoff winning percentage last season, which is to say that the club wasn't very good at all at winning draws.
When the best faceoff man on your team is a 19-year-old, that's generally a problem.
Faceoff wins aren't the be all and end all in hockey, and their impact is often overstated. Still you'd like to start with the puck more often than not, and this is an area where the Canucks might reasonably target a player that can help them this summer.
Let's look at some relatively affordable options that are primed to be available in unrestricted free agency.
June 16 2015 05:00PM
Though Ivan Provorov and 2017-eligible Nolan Patrick may be the jewel in scouts' eyes when watching the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Wheaties other first time draft eligible top pairing defender is a damn good prospect in his own right. Calm and collected, Ryan Pilon (pronounced "PEE-lawn," not "pylon") is an adept puck mover and smooth skater, and a major part of one of the CHL's top teams from the 2014-15 season.
Join us after the jump as we profile the first of many highly touted players scheduled to be coming out of Brandon the next few years.
June 16 2015 03:00PM
Though one of his teammates is also very highly touted going in to this entry draft, Brock Boeser is considered one of the USHL's very best prospects this season. The hard-working winger possesses a full toolkit of offensive skills and can score goals any way you want him to.
Continue past the jump to learn about one of the best available American prospects in 2015.
June 16 2015 01:00PM
Vince Dunn was one of the better offensive defensemen in the OHL this season, and his draft stock has been rising significantly over the course of the season as a result.
Continue past the jump for his breakdown.