The Scouting News is pleased to release a copy of its 2015 OHL Draft Pre-Season top 300 prospect list. This list is a collaboration of cross referencing seventy two (72) top experts (coaches, managers, scouts, agents and advisors) who have spent tens of thousands of hours in the rink's viewing games (and even more importantly) practice and training sessions over the course of many years with this age group. We'd like to thank our sources for going the extra mile, and assisting us in putting together a list of the best-qualified prospects. The complete list is in our members area!
Exclusive 1 on 1 interview with Jordan Bellerive: We'll make a bold proclamation and tell you Lethbridge Hurricanes general manager Brad Robson, in our opinion, made a move in the "championship direction" on WHL draft day when he selected a player (second overall) many scouts in Western Canada ranked as the number-one player available! Yes, elite, high end skilled forward and St Albert AAA tournament MVP to boot Jordan Bellerive (NSWC - 1999 - 5'10" - 180) will be a game changer for the Hurricane's program!
Exclusive 1 on 1 interview with CJ Clarke: We were so disappointed to hear about the All-State, All Canadian NHLPA top prospect camp cancellation because it's our belief the event would have been a major national coming-out party for big time sniper Clarke (C - Marlies - 6'0" - 170)! It's a bit early for 2015 OHL Draft projections; however, we believe heading into the 2014-2015 season, CJ is a certifiable candidate to be selected in the first five overall draft slots ...
We're expecting Victoriaville Tigre's draft selection Philippe Arsenault (1998 - Rousseau Royal Laval-Montreal - 6'0" - 170) to make his debut in the QMJHL in the next two years, as his puck control and speed are of high enough quality for him to latch on as a top nine skill forward
No top ten list of prospects eligible for the 2015 WHL Bantam draft in our opinion could be considered complete without the name of Prowse (2000 - OHA - 6' 1" - 174) of on it. Mitchell plays a pro-style WHL game, and we think he has the most upside of any D-man in the province right now
Exclusive 1 on 1 interview: In five years, we wouldn't be surprised to see Dubois (1998 - 6'1" - 180 - College NDA) playing in the NHL! No player has made bigger improvements in their skating, than Pierre-Luc whose meteoric improvement can be attributed to his unbelievable drive to be the best player he can possibly be!
We're putting the final touches on our pre-season OHL draft list (2015) today and interestingly enough Clarke (1999 - Marlboros - 6'0" - 180) is getting a lot of positive support from scouting sources as a sure-fire top five overall pick! It appears CJ's scoring touch is too good to overlook!
One of the most improved 1998's in the country in 2013-2014 was the ever-so mobile Callahan (1998 - CYA - 5'9" - 150), and in our opinion the College D1 team which gets a verbal commitment out of Brett will be getting themselves a player who'll one-day help solidify that school's PP unit...
Goalies take a long time to develop and a perfect example of this once again is Short (1995 - Surrey Eagles - BCHL), a powerhouse - 6'4" - 205 game-changer, whose great long term potential has already landed him on the coveted NHL Central Scouting final list!