WHL scouts are already following the class of 2016 WHL Draft and one of the better prospects at the top of the food chain is the talented Alberta born forward Payton Krebs (2001, Rocky Mountain Raiders, F)! Will he end up being a new, improved and next generation version of Riley Stotts for 2016? Is he talented enough to be a lottery pick one year down the line? We talked with one scout who offered his two cents on this player's long term upside (and BTW, this scout gushes about this players through the roof hockey IQ).
We will have a new draft list coming out on Monday for the 2016 OHL Draft. And, there are lots of changes with modifications being made to player prospects like Eric Guest, Brady Hinz, Ethan Manderville, Justin Pringle, Connor Roberts, Chris Playfair, Teth Burles, Adam McMaster, Mitchell Hoelscher, Joel Mazzili, Giovanni Vallati, Hunter Holmes, Marino Moro, Brendan Cederburg, Jake Murray, Billy Moskal, Michael Caruso, Brandon Holland, Wesley Weir, Lucas Pfeil, Mitchell Pellarin, Chet Phillips, Anthony Grigg, Christian Clark, Jacob Roach, Kevin Bahl, Daylon Groulx and Christian Taylor. We've got some commentary in our members area about how the process is coming along, and what changes may be in store with regards to these twenty eight player prospects come Monday morning!
We haven't made a great deal of changes to our OHL top 300 draft list since August of 2014 when we first put it out! Yes, it was that good, and it's stood the test of time really nicely. There are, though, seventeen minor adjustments we're considering making for Monday morning, so we've outlined them and created player notes on prospects Ian Blacker, Robbie Burt, Nick Suzuki, Isaac Ratcliffe, Zackary Jackson, Matthew Struthers, Austen Keating, Gianfranco Cassaro, Matthew Strome, Evan Bouchard, Jaden Peca, Eric Eschweiler, Daniel Berno, Colton Incze, Liam Stevens and Bryce Misley!
The month of February proved to be a tough month for many prospects on the 2000 front, who saw their draft rankings slip. However, that wasn't the case for Aidan Timmermans (Defender, 2000, Toronto Red Wings, 5'9, 160) who maintained his high end top 30 slot rating, which was based on solid showings at three important scouting events, where our scouts were able to view him play against the best of the best in this years draft class.