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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #30 – Joshua Norris

Coming in as our 30th ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is US NTDP centre Joshua Norris. Norris led the USNTDP in point per game rate but was actually ranked 34th amongst North American skaters by NHL central scouting. That ranking is a bit low given the skill set he possesses. He was…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #31 Urho Vaakanainen

Urho Vaakanainen, best known by Hockey Twitter for his name autotranslating to Urho Libra Female, fell from scouts’ good graces throughout the season. Vaakanainen has been on the scouting seen for quite some while putting up impressive stat lines in Finland’s junior levels at 15 and Liiga 16-years-of-age. However, Urho struggled this season, putting up a…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #32 – Michael Rasmussen

On the very edge of the first round, we reach one of this draft most contentious players: Tri-City Americans centre Michael Rasmussen, Surrey born and raised, 6-foot-5, rangy, smooth, hard shooting and physical. There’s a lot to like about Rasmussen’ bio, and but for looking below the surface, it’d be easy to forgive the services that…