Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #23 Jens Looke

money puck
June 20 2015 02:00PM

Jens Looke is part of an extremely strong group of Swedish draft eligible players this year. The talented forward is a strong skater, with excellent playmaking abilities, who has seen his draft stock rise after a strong showing at the World Junior tournament.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #24 Mitchell Vande Sompel

Thomas Drance
June 20 2015 12:00PM

High scoring Oshawa Generals swingman Mitchell Vande Sompel is one of the biggest wild cards among this 2015 class of first time draft eligible players. 

The undersized, skilled and extremely versatile skater has lined up as a forward and a defenseman for the Generals, and would often play up front and on the back-end in the same game. During the postseason, for example, the Generals penalty kill saw Vande Sompel lineup at forward. He fared extremely well there, but he'd shift back to defense for shifts at evens and on the power play.

For a variety of reasons, even beyond his positional curiosity, Vande Sompel is one of the most polarizing and toughest to peg players in this draft class. 

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Canucks Year in Review: Radim Vrbata

J.D. Burke
June 20 2015 10:00AM

The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with just less than a month before reinforcements are brought in via the draft and free agency, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks best free agent from just one off-season ago, Radim Vrbata.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #25 Michael Spacek

Rhys Jessop
June 19 2015 05:30PM

Though it may have gone through a fallow period for past little while, Czech hockey appears to have made a serious resurgence of late, producing a number of top-end prospects. We've already profiled three in this series in Jakub Zboril, Pavel Zacha, and Filip Chlapik, and today we'll highlight our highest-rated Czech player in Michael Spacek.

Join us on the other side of the jump as we look at a very good and under-the-radar prospect for this upcoming draft.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #26 Joel Eriksson Ek

Josh W
June 19 2015 03:32PM

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Back again on the other side of Atlantic, we are taking a look at the young centre Joel Eriksson Ek who has played a large amount of times in leagues senior to his age and has succeeded.  He appears he will likely be selected in the late first round, with potential to slip into the second but his talent level appears to suggest a top-6 centre.  For a later pick, Eriksson Ek is someone you should not pass on.

Continue past the jump for our qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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