Scouts are no end pumped this month about the ever soaring upside of Jackson Leppard (LW, NSWC Winterhawks, PCAHA, 6'0, 175, 2000 DOB), whose Rick Nash style showings and offensively impactful game are prompting us to upgrade his 2015 WHL bantam draft value without delay entering the month of December!
Come 2015 WHL bantam draft many teams will be looking for that one special sleeper prospect who could potentially exceed all expectations and turn their franchise around in the future, and for our smart money Carson Focht (F, Notre Dame Hounds Midget AA, 5'9, 145, 2000 DOB) fits this bill to a Tee, with his unique developmental upside and all around sterling long term hockey projection!
Our October 2014 version of the OHL Priority Selection (2015) process top 300 list is now online for members at The Scouting News. Special mention at this time should go out to David Levin, Markus Phillips, CJ Clarke, Owen Tippett, Zack Gallant, Ben Garagan, Isaac Ratcliffe, Matthew Struthers, Nick Suzuki and Aidan Hughes, ten prospects who've been above and beyond this season and significantly increased their prospect net worth!
The 2000 age group eligible for the OHL Draft in 2016 looks like it's going to be a dandy in terms of high end defenders. Our October top list has no been released at it is currently at 261 prospects deep. Close to 100 upgrades, modifications and deletions this month. All the best of the best listed including bluechip studs of note like Vucko, Stratis, Busby, Lavallee, Damiani, Bangs, Merkley, Roberts, McShane, Thomas, Nizhnikov and many more. Subscribe to the member’s area to get access to these lists as they are updated …
The Scouting News is pleased to release our top 400 prospect list for the 2014 WHL Bantam draft! In 2014, 224 players were selected and 45 prospects were added to protected lists (in total 269 players). So, we will work towards keeping a 400 players deep list this season to cover the players who'll be drafted - listed and protected (270 to 300), and to prioritize late bloomers who are worthy of consideration as late additions. This year's draft features blue-chippers like (in no special order) like Addison, Focht, Nelson, Smith, O'Reilly, Addison, Stotts, Savage and many more!
The Scouting News has compiled a ranking list of the top 100 player prospects in all of Canada for the 2000 age group. This group features the best of the best from all regions of Canada. Get the low down on where high end prospects like Gravel, Busby, Damiani, Lavallee, Merkley, McIssac, Smith and Veleno (and many others fit into the national scouting scene) …
What 2000 DOB American will be sending shockwaves through the WHL as 16 years old rookie shortly? At this point, we see no better candidate for the honor than Ryan O'Reilly (2000, Dallas Stars Elite Hockey Club, 5'10", 170 pounds), a kid who's consistently been stunning scouts this year with his quality showings against older, bigger, more mature competition. In our opinion Ryan will follow in his brother Brendan's footsteps to the NHL promised land one day as a high draft pick!