My 2018 Top 15 Prospects

1. Rasmus Dahlin Rasmus Dahlin has been the consensus number one pick for over a year now. While I personally believe there is one prospect that is actually more talented than him, the position he plays and the team that is picking first (Buffalo) makes him still the clear first overall pick. Having a franchise […]

Draft Profile: Joe Veleno

Joe Veleno was projected to go in the top five in the 2018 draft last year, but dropped significantly. He is now projected to go around tenth. I do think that is a good place for him. Veleno is a well-rounded forward. His offense is pretty decent, and he is good in the defensive zone. […]

Draft Profile: Jesperi Kotkaniemi

It’s hard to find games he’s played in to really get a grasp of how Jeseperi Kotkaniemi is as a player. There has been a lot of good said about him, though. This guy has moved up in the rankings in the last couple weeks. Some even talk about him getting picked at third. He […]

Draft Profile: Oliver Wahlstrom

Oliver Wahlstrom has the potential to be a very good top six forward in the NHL. I expect him to get drafted between sixth and tenth. Wahlstrom’s play reminds me of Nikita Kucherov’s. I’m not necessarily saying he’ll be as good as Kucherov, just that his style is the same. He has a fantastic shot, […]

Draft Profile: Evan Bouchard

I don’t get all the hype around this guy. I’m not a big fan of how he plays, especially as a defenseman. I don’t rank him in the top 10. Sure, he had great stats last year in the OHL, posting 25 goals and 62 assists in 67 games, but other than that, I personally […]

Draft Profile: Quinn Hughes

I actually really like Quinn Hughes. I believe his game checks all the boxes, and I think he’s good enough to be the second defenseman off the board. Hughes is very competitive in each shift he takes. He’s a great puck-mover, whether it is making a solid breakout pass or just a simple D-to-D pass. […]

Draft Profile: Adam Boqvist

Adam Boqvist is another Swedish defenseman projected to go in the top 10. I don’t think he’s top 5 material, but I do think he could go 6-10. Boqvist has the potential to be a solid offensive defenseman. He is a very good passer and has a really good shot. He can possibly be a […]