October Rankings and Notes on the 2018 NHL Draft

Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who was alreary ranked first in April's Prospect Guide, remains my number one ranked prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft. The 6'2 forward has had a solid start to the Liiga season, averaging 15 minutes of ice-time per game. A lack of strength on the puck and being too fancy offensively at times have been some … Continue reading October Rankings and Notes on the 2018 NHL Draft

Previewing 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

The Finnish team for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup was announced earlier today. The roster consists of two goalies, eight defensemen and 12 forwards, with 14 prospects being eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft and eight for the 2019 draft. Three prospects are eligible to play also in next year's tournament - forward Kaapo … Continue reading Previewing 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

2018 NHL Draft – Top 15 Player Profiles

About two weeks ago I released my Top 15 list of Finnish prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Next I will introduce all these players with quick profiles. The players are still in alphabetical order, but as I mentioned in the first article, the list will be updated throughout the next season. Also, the ranking will … Continue reading 2018 NHL Draft – Top 15 Player Profiles

Three Intriguing 2000 Born Prospects To Watch

I have been following the 2000 born age-group in Finland for the past two seasons, with the current season being the third. I think there are many good prospects and the age-group is even, at least as far as Finns are considered. There's still lots of time until the 2018 NHL Draft and I think that … Continue reading Three Intriguing 2000 Born Prospects To Watch