Updated Sunday at 8:00 AM New York time. The Scouting News is pleased to release our WHL Draft list for 2015. The top 300 prospects are ranked, graded and assessed based on where we feel they'd be drafted right here and now if the draft was held today. Top prospects who are at the top of every teams draft list at this point of time include future household names like Ty Smith, Jonathan Tychonick, Jackson Leppard, Riley Stotts, Carson Focht, Jett Woo, Tyler Popowich, Keenan Taphorn, Koby Morrisseau and many others (the entire list is to lengthy to discuss).
In the past fifteen years The Scouting News has exclusively interviewed many of the games brightest stars FIRST (long before they were stars)! The alumni list the likes of John Carlson, Cam Fowler, Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Aaron Ekblad, Torey Krug, Micheal Del Zotto, Eric Johnson, Morgan Reilly, Ryan McDonagh, Seth Jones and a ton of others, and today we're proud to introduce you to a future star, who'll one day be a high NHL first round draft pick, Bode Wilde, a huge 6'3", 184 pounds defender with a big shot, size, skill and offensive smarts (70 points in 57 games this season) to boot!
If 2000 prodigy Joseph Veleno gets an early pass into the QMJHL (which we expect he will), it will be a wide open race for the number one spot in 2016! Don't be surprised to see Yohan Plamondon (2000, 5'11'', 165 pounds, Laurentides Conquerants Bantam AAA) become one of a dozen players who could step up to the plate, in our opinion, to claim top honors. We've got his first ever exclusive English language interview today in our member's area.
The OHL Draft process for the class of 2016 has moved into full swing now with many elite tournaments in the book, and top prospects fielding offers from the top-end NHL agencies. The Scouting News breaks down the top 272 prospects for this exciting draft class! Players making major headway up the rankings list this month include the likes of Connor Roberts, Eric Guest, Akil Thomas, Ethan Manderville, D.J. King, Chris Playfair, Barrett Hayton, Hunter Holmes, Marino Moro, Nathan Dunkley, Aidan Dudas, Luke Moncada, Braydon Leeking, Jukka Schotter, Christian Clark, Chet Phillips and Mitchell Pellarin!
The Scouting News is pleased to release a copy of its 2015 OHL Draft Pre-Season top 300 prospect list. This list is a season long collaboration (which started back in August) 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. Risers in this months edition include Gabe Vilardi, Ryan McLeod, Brett Neumann, Quinn Hanna, Nick Suzuki, Evan Bouchard, Matthew Strome, Colton Incze, Shane Bulitka, Finn Evans, Jaden Peca and many more! The complete top 301 list is in our members area!