Players notes are collected while watching games closely, focusing on a few specific players. All in-game notes on players are presented here to give readers a sense of what we are seeing while focusing on the player in question. Often (not always) a summary of the player's attributes is written after the game. Both the summaries and notes help to give a picture of the player's single-game performance and abilities, and is a tremendous aid for understanding a player. 

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Some Recently Added Notes:

Matthew Beniers (eligible for the 2021 NHL draft)

Alex Laferriere (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Brendan Brisson (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Sean Farrell (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Thomas Bordeleau (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Ty Tullio (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Shane Wright (eligible for the 2022 draft)

Seth Jarvis (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Marco Rossi (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Jack Finley (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

Jack Quinn (eligible for the 2020 NHL draft)

 

 

Player In-Game Notes  and Summaries 

 

Spilling the sticks...
Player Name Note Type Note Writer Game Watched Viewing Method Game Date
Charles-Antoine Dumont Note Agility and change of direction are very good. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note So smooth in everything he does, his stride, his composure with the puck. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Taking the puck behind the net, fakes the back pass, drives behind the net and out and turns for a shot. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Feasting in the faceoff circle. Cleanly winning drop after drop. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Fantastic display of puck handling. Uses the toe to stop the puck, pulls into his feet to avoid the poke check, then turns and shoots. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Hard slapper while gliding backwards, a one-timer from the left circle. Rocket. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Hands are active on the stick, loose and confident puckhandler. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Intercepts a pass in the neutral zone, drives the left wing, around the original passer, then cuts to hard to the net along the bottom of the circle and dishes to the player with a better shooting angle. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note With the Chicoutimi goalie behind the net with the puck, Mercer swoops in, takes it cleanly away from him, and goes straight into a wraparound for an easy but stunning goal. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Hands and vision are so great. In a board scrum, he still manages to see the open man and pick the puck out of the pile and swiftly backhand a pass to him before anyone can stop it. Sick stuff. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Hands are so crafty the opposing defense and goalie have a difficult time reading shot or pass. Either can come off of his stick in an instant. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note Loose puck, he collects and takes off. Lapierre tries to match him, but Mercer gains a step, and Lapierre hooks him to prevent a possible breakaway. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Note His full-out mechanics are not clean. He doesn't get enough extension or power in his pushes. If he cleans that up he'll get faster at the top end. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Dawson Mercer Summary Simply one of my favorite players of this draft, and has been for a while. He looks lean, and his power skating needs work, but his is agile and rarely loses out on getting to the spot before his opponents. His hockey iq is ridiculous, which helps overcome the missing top gear. But it's his hands that shine when he has the puck on his stick, and he seems to see plays no one else notices. Just a fantastic player and a potential NHL superstar. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Conserves his energy skating, but when he needs to go, he can generate speed, and immediately. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note In his zone, constantly checking to see where the attackers are. Head is on the proverbial swivel. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Matching the pace of the game without having to dig in, which allows him plenty of speed that he holds in reserve. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Nice shoulder check on the puck carrier changes the play. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Puck just inside the blue line, heavily covered by the defender, finds his man cutting into the zone with a beautiful and sneaky pass in stride. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Can close a two-step gap so fast, it seems to surprise puck carriers. In this case, he jumps up and the lifts the stick, takes the puck cleanly. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Pulls up, changes direction, kicks out a skate to stop a pass, and creates yet another turnover deep in the ozone. He's driving this Drummonville squad nuts on this shift. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Going end-to-end, beats Dumont with a move, then crosses in the ozone and gets clobbered with a high hit. Oooof. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Up the ice like a rocket to backcheck, then puts a shoulder into the jaw of the puck carrier for two minutes in the box. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Note Chips the puck around the quick Dion and then beats him to the corner and regains puck control. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Hendrix Lapierre Summary A great skater who works efficiently but can cover the ice when he needs to. Has a good passing touch and makes good choices with the puck. The team around him in the early part of the season was without a lot of pieces to help him, and it showed. Still, was effective on his shifts, always getting good touches, and he worked hard at both ends of the ice. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Note Crisp first pass out of his zone. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Note A step faster than Dufour, he's able to get in front, then shoulder him off the puck. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Note Reads the turnover coming, and gets back into position to neutralize the attacker at the crease before he can receive the puck. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Note Top PP unit. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Note Carries from behind his own net to below the goal line at the other end. Wheels and hands to weave through the neutral zone traffic with ease. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Jacob Dion Summary A solid young two-way defenseman who plays a sound game in his end, but uses his feet to get the puck out of the zone. He's hard to pin down in his own end, and if he can't skate the puck out, his outlet passes are safe and accurate. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Thimo Nickl Note Nickl shoves a puck at Mercer, who does his best to make something out of the questionable pass. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Thimo Nickl Note Not watching him, but hard not to notice another thoughtless pass. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Thimo Nickl Note Tries to stop a 2-on-1 by dropping to the ice and sliding completely out of the play on his belly. Easy goal for the Chicoutimi attacker. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Thomas Belgarde Note Not much ice time so far, but on that shift he was using his body, showed a little bit of pace with the puck. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Note Looks heavy on his feet. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Note Trying to take a hard backcheck line to cut off a breakaway, but just as he arrives, Charron cuts back and Dufour blows right past him, and Charron buries his shot. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Note Nice backhand pass. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Note In a foot race with Mercer, and loses badly. Mercer made up a good six feet from blue line to blue line. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Note Really needs to work on his skating. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
William Dufour Summary He knows what he supposed to do on the ice, and when he doesn't need to rely on skating he is effective. Otherwise, his skating is a weakness that prevents him from fully utilizing what looks like good hockey sense and okay hands. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Xavier Simoneau Note Footspeed looks above average, but when trying to change gears there is not a lot there. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Xavier Simoneau Note Gets a pass in the high slot and gets a hard wrist shot away with a quick release. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Xavier Simoneau Note Killing penalties and out there on the power play. He's doing everything. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Xavier Simoneau Note Great read to jump into the passing lane, pick off the clearance attempt and go straight in on goal. Tries to fake the shot, but the goalie hangs tight, and gets just enough of Simonteau's shot, and the puck trickles just outside of the post. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Xavier Simoneau Summary Small forward with okay speed but nothing special about his skating. He plays the game well, and as a D+1 I think he's likely to get drafted in the later rounds because he seems to have progressed enough this year to make him a safer bet for some teams. He'll struggle to get a permanent spot in the NHL, I think, because he lacks that dynamic quality to his game that a 5'7 player needs in the top league in the game. Brian Fogarty Chicoutimi vs Drummondville (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Back is almost parallel to the ice as he's skating. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Turns are wide and slow, and he doesn't look crisp when needing to do a full stop and turn. Agility looking below average. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Killing penalties, would like to see better lateral movement from him. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Gets a flying chance for a one-touch at the crease but directs it just wide. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Another quick chance at the net and this time his one-touch shot again goes wide. He's getting there, but not finishing. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Note Tries a quick shot from below the circle and misses the net. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Alex Johnston Summary At times Johnston looks like a player who will make a difference, but then his skating or decisions fail him. His staight-ahead skating is good, but his turns are not crisp enough, which leaves him slowing on his change of direction and magnifying any poor choices he makes on angles of attack. He often missed the net even when in close, which is a shame because he kept working hard and getting into the spots on the ice where he could make an impact but his hands and feet failed him when he got there. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Tries to spin a backhand pass out to the point on the powerplay. Not a great choice, almost intercepted for a breakaway. He needed to be smarter with the puck there. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Pass from Foerster skips over his blade. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Goes fast to get back and get in position to slow a rush the other way. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Tries to take the puck end-to-end, shows good speed and handling through the neutral zone, tries to drag around a defender but loses his feet and the puck. Odd-man rush goes the other way. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Short, agile lateral movements. He's highly manueverable in tight spaces. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note In the offensive zone, puck on his stick, dips around a defender, closes on net, and a flick of his wrist beats the goaltender from three feet out, but he hits the post. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Note Standard setup has him on the left halfboards while on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Brandt Clarke Summary Clarke was involved in all facets of the game, including on the top powerplay unit with a lot of responsibility to work the puck on the left side, He is a skilled puckhandler and a great skater, using his power and edges effectively. Mobile and quick while changing directions, he's able to slightly shift his position efficiently when needed. He looks like a defenseman who plays behind his blue line with the sole intent of regaining possession and pushing play back into the offensive zone. A few of his choices while puckcarrying were a bit over-exuberant and risky, but in general his play was quite sound with and without the puck. He passes well and has a quick release on his shot either in close or from range. A 2021 player to watch closely. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Dominic Mufarreh Note Dump and chase sequence and he goes hard to the end boards to dig for the puck. Good effort, hard work against a couple of opponents. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Dominic Mufarreh Note First step off the faceoff has snap, then a smooth pivot to backwards and turning speed, fast to the boards to chase a puck. Smooth on his feet, like he's always on skates wherever he goes, the rink, dinner, to the movies. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Dominic Mufarreh Note Sees the big hit coming and sidesteps, dodging the hit completely, then turns up ice with complete possession of the puck. That's about the full definition of slippery in action. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Marc Boudreau Note Gets called for interference because he skated through the crease for no reason and essentially slew-footed the goaltender. Accidental? Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Marc Boudreau Note Pivot from the back to front looks clunky. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Marc Boudreau Note Long, full extensions when he drives up ice. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan Del Monte Note Decent speed, skates low with good knee bend, generates power then uses his edges well to maintain momentum while shifting angles. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan Del Monte Note On the bench getting his right hand taped by the trainer. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan Del Monte Note Chasing in his own end, getting turned around, just seems like he was struggling to find a place on that shift. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan Del Monte Note Not fast enough for the angle he took to the puck carrier, and he can't stop him from getting through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan Del Monte Summary Del Monte has good speed and mechanics but looked like a raw player who has not yet adapted to the speed of play in the OHL. He's a slight player at 158 pounds, but at 16 years of age, he has a lot of time ahead of him to develop. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Note Good, clean penalty-kill clear from deep in his own end to send the powerplay squad all the way back down the ice. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Note Playing the left point on the powerplay. Like his puck movement out there. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Note Skates with his eyes up, doesn't look hurried at all, but well-composed and alert. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Note On the powerplay, he takes a puck from the left point, carries to the high slot area, then fires a pass back to the left and misses his man by four feet. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Note Hounding backcheck, he is all over the puck carrier and doing it cleanly. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Ryan O'Rourke Summary Makes quiet impacts on each shift. He plays the game like a high-quality defensive forward, and plays the left point on the top powerplay unit. He's all around the puck and is the type of player that the puck loves to find when he is out there. Smart, simple game that with a bit of polishing will be NHL-caliber. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Skating hard to get back, good long strides with clean mechanics, gets his stick out in front. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Showing excellent speed through the neutral zone, with the puck, carries in for a heavily backchecked 2-on-1, and a sprawling SDP© stick sweep knocks the puck off of his stick. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Deep lean on his edges allows him to drive and turn, picking up speed as he comes out of his turn. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Coming up ice without the puck, a pass comes that is off target, and he adjusts his skating line to pick up the pass without reaching back or slowing down. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note One-timer, waiting for it, drills it wide of the net. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Lurking around at the top of the left circle on the powerplay, just waiting for one-timers. This one was low, but went off of a skate in front. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Making good reads when he has the puck. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note He works hard going after loose pucks, winning most of the races and battles. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Excellent pass from his own blue line to the offensive blue line that surprises the defense, and the Colts get a breakaway. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Playing a ton of minutes, and at the end of the period, he's still working hard. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Defends by attacking the puck. He's relentless. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Shorthanded, teammate creates a turnover and Foerster goes hard with him, pulls up at the far post. A great effort by his teammate who cuts back and then drives to the net and slips the puck to Foerster, who then pots it into an open net. I like Foerster's patience and recognition there, to set up and wait for the play to develop and trusting his teammate to get the job done. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note Awkward pass at a bad angle that comes into his skates, but he handles it perfectly. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Note On the penalty kill, he comes over the boards like he has been absolutely champing to get out there. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Tyson Foerster Summary Another quality showing from Foerster. He stood out by his high work-rate with and without the puck, tenaciously attacking on defense and offense. He moves his feet all the time, and shows excellent skating ability that with his size at 6'1 and 183 pounds makes him a force on the ice and a difficult opponent to play against. Has a variety of shots that he will use from the top of the circles in. A quality passer who makes good choices with the puck and rarely looks selfish with the puck. He does not look like a player who will break defenses apart by himself, but he will be a key contributer to a team attack. I like his play a lot and he looks like he will become a possession-driving top six NHL forward. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Vladislav Dvurechenksy Note Nice look to the slot but just misses him man with the hard pass through traffic. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Vladislav Dvurechenksy Note Good puck battle below the net, he's taking on two defenders and holding the puck until help can arrive. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Vladislav Dvurechenksy Summary Did not see much ice time in the game after Barrie fell behind the Soo quickly and their bench got incredibly short. When he was on the ice, he showed good skating and effort, working hard in all zones and moving his feet. A couple of passes looked more deliberate than natural, but in general his game looked okay especially for a big body forward playing in just his fourth OHL game. Brian Fogarty Sault Ste Marie vs Barrie (OHL) Video (With Replay) 12/19/2019
Anton Lundell Note Closes the gap to the puck carrier and lifts his stick just as the pass is attempted. Clean takeaway for Lundell. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Drives the puck in from the blue line, trying to turn Krebs, can't quite get all the way to the net. Good, strong move from Lundell. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Carries from the red line in, cuts to the middle at the top of the circle, then the left-shot player wrists a very hard shot, low short side. Fast release on the move. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Takes the puck from behind his own net, powers through the neutral zone avoiding Canadian stick checks, goes hard to the net and gets pulled down for a penalty. Unstoppable there. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Power play, right circle, one-time slapshot but his stick breaks. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Killing penalties, and when he gets the puck his feet and power put the Canadian powerplay guys back on their heels. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Finland hits the zone with speed, Lundell going to the slot without the puck, attentive, stick ready, get the pass buts its out in front of him. He reaches out, pulls it back just slightly and snipesa filthy, off-balance wrist shot top corner. He was extended and he still got that puck away so fast and with such power that the puck was in the net as the goalie was just starting to move his glove hand. What a shot. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Strips the puck at center ice, then slides it back behind him to a charging forward for a clean zone entry. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Forehand to backhand pass to the man cutting towards the crease along the goal line. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Draws another penalty with his feet and drive. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Opens up so that he can be ready from the right side, but the puck came too late, and his sharp-angle shot hits the side of the net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Shows patience with the puck, then zips another fast-release wrister on net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Getting back deep into his own zone on the penalty kill, battling for a loose puck at the crease and winning. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Showing shot, but sends a pass to the winger low and sets up an excellent chance. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Note Competes hard on every shift. He's the type of player that when you watch him it's impossible to know what the score is by his effort level. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Anton Lundell Summary A great forward prospect with size and a ton of skill. He competes hard all the time, has what seems to be an insatiable scoring drive, and he is a tremendous skater. When he has the puck, defending teams pull back trying to cut down his opportunities for powering the puck to the net, but his passing and shot are so good that he can punish opponents for giving him too much space. Lundell is the type of player that will draw a lot of pressure in the NHL, because the only way to contain him is to be on top of him. So talented, and he is a special, hungry player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Holding his place at the front of the net despite Canadian defenders trying to move him out. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note A step slower than Daemon Hunt there, so Simontaival has to reach out and waterski a bit to try to slow the Canadian forward as he's going to the net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Wrist shot hard and low, needs a pad save to keep it out of the net. Nice shot. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Small (5'9) but stocky (172 pounds). Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Playing on the left side on the top powerplay group. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Snappy pass to the crease from behind the net for an easy goal. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Stays close to the net in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Speed is above average, and he can change speeds on the fly, but he's not going to win many footraces. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Has the puck on the boards in the neutral zone, gets pressured, throws the puck out to center ice and the Canadian penalty killers pick it up and go the other way. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note Tries a backhand pass off the boards, but bobbles it to Krebs who immediately takes the puck up ice. Too many sloppy puck plays from Simontaival in a tied game. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Note One-timer blocked. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Kasper Simontaival Summary Had moments around the net where he looked good with the puck, but some of his choices away from the net were questionable, and he did not have much effect on the game outside of the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Peyton Krebs Note Krebs' vision and creative passing is just sensational. He's so much fun to watch. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Heading back to his own end as a long clear goes down to the Finnish netminder. With back pressure, Niemela takes a good angle to give the goaltender an easy target so he can move the puck safely. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Making safe choices on the right side. Conservative player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Acceleration is a bit weak, both backwards and forwards. The problem looks more technical than anything having to do with his physical ability, though. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Under pressure behind his net, he still finds a lane and passes out to the top of the slot and the Finns break out of the zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Another good outlet pass through traffic. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Well-timed check to stand his man up at the blue line. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Backing into his zone, calling out instructions to his forward for coverage. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Note Good passer, which he utilizes in all situations. He's not one to hold or skate the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Topi Niemela Summary More of a cautious, stay-at-home defender who makes an excellent first pass. He plays a smart, controlled game in his zone, and will improve on his positioning as his skating improves. Looked poised with the puck, and made good decisions. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Veeti Miettinen Note Knocks a puck down with his hand at the offensive blue line, then settles the puck and fires it on net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Veeti Miettinen Note Forechecking angles shifting side to side as he closes on the puck, cutting down angles without losing forward momentum. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Veeti Miettinen Note Tries a blind clear and puts it straight into the Canadian player at the blue line. He had more time than he realized, I think. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Veeti Miettinen Note Fighting the puck on this shift. It just won't settle and he's chasing it through the neutral zone until he turns it over. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Veeti Miettinen Note Tries a soft pass around the defender but didn't get it through. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Finland (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/18/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Does well to get back to break up a pass to the slot, but gets his stick up and called for hooking. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Takes a puck away from Tuch, cuts around him, drags right to left to beat Kleven, gets buried by Slaggert. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Out on the penalty kill. Excellent backhand flip to clear the zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Nearly outreads the US defender to make a fantastic takeaway, but Sanderson is there to save the day. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note US trying to break it out, and Laferriere is backing out of the zone, but vigilant and looking around to check the coverage and the options, reading the potential plays, while others are just watching the puck carrier. He's a highly aware player. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note He is better when he's under pressure, because then he makes smaller, simpler plays. When he has more time, he tends to try a lot and that sometimes costs him. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Keeping up with Sanderson, but just barely. And Sanderson had the puck. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Gets out to the point to block a shot. Closed well, stayed up tight. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Showing off his speed with the puck, drives the zone, cuts to the net, starts to go behind then flicks a behind-the-back pass to try to set up his trailer, who stopped short and the play dies. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note First steps are very good. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Note Has the puck , trying to get to the high slot, takes a solid hit from Peterson, but keeps his feet and the puck, shifts to the backhand because he got turned by the hit, slips a pass back to Anderson and sets him up perfectly for a dangerous shot from the hashmarks. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Alex Laferriere Summary He has the size, skating and scoring ability to be a good producing winger in the NHL, but he'll need to learn to play better within his limits. Sometimes, he's trying to do too much, and he was not particularly effective in this game. He did show some flashes of creativity and pure puck skills, but overall, with little help from his teammates, he did not show that well. I have a feeling I wasn't seeing him on his best night and the US U18s are a tough squad to battle. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Pushes up to beat the puck to the blue line, keeps it in the zone, backhands to the player on the boards. Fast hands. Good jump. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Circles around to the right side, sneaking in behind the penalty killers, handles a tough pass, sends the now-hurried shot wide. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Good read from the neutral zone, picks off a poor choice by Lovell, then a nasty snap shot beats the goalie low. Berard got that away in a flash. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Lovely cross-ice one-touch pass on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note From the right half boards, he's running the powerplay, distributing pucks and choosing the attack. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note On the defensive blue line, passes to the driving forward, but puts it in his skates and the run of play turns back into his zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Chirping and chopping on the edge of the faceoff dot. Fiesty. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Note Looks so comfortable with the puck. He can step, switch back, twirl, handling the puck, then make a 60-foot pass look too easy. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brett Berard Summary Berard's game is poise and skill, with quality skating abilities thrown in on top. He moves the puck with authority, although he seems more of a distributor than a scorer. His skating gets him into and out of tight spots, and he looks confident that he can escape trouble whenever he needs to. Moves the puck expertly, both in technique and reads, and often finds the player who needs the puck the most. Played well in his zone, but he looked a lot better moving forward. Has a bit of bite to his game, too. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Good speed through the neutral zone, calling for the puck. Gets the puck as he enters the zone, pulls up, hits Hunter Strand just inside the dot, shot almost goes in. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Slides into the high slot beaver tail, one-timer blocker saved. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Fast conversion from having the puck behind the net to a solid wraparound attempt that hit the far post. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Intercepts a mishandled puck from the Des Moines player, finds Strand at the offensive blue line. Heady play. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Yoder's quickness is causing problems for Des Moines Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Sees a bouncing puck coming up the boards, leans back into the Des Moines player to push him back into the boards and get himself between the puck and the opponent and still seal off the wall. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Third man in, trailing right down the middle, stick on the ice, but the pass never comes to him. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Note Great backcheck, chases down a potential breakaway and steals the puck. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Chase Yoder Summary Played a solid two-way game, and was disruptive in the neutral zone, getting in lanes, picking off passes, using his feet to cause problems for the Buccaneers. He set up some prime chances, and got things done, even if they didn't show on the scoreboard in this game. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Top powerplay unit, mostly hovering around the middle of the zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Skating is okay as longs as he is on his edges, but just not good stride mechanics at all. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note His shot is hard and fast, even on a no-windup one-touch. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Tries a redirection but sends the puck way wide of the net. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note He's a mostly vanilla player until he has the puck in the homeplate area, then he comes alive. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Bad choices off of the puck, either looking to cherry pick, or even backing out of his defensive zone hoping (seemingly) that the player with the puck will try to pass to the blue line. What was that? Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Good, long-distance pass, diagonal blue line to blue line, hits the headman perfectly. His best pass of the game. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Note Another opportunity for a redirection and sends it wide. He was on the move, but that's at least three good feeds that he's missed on. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Dylan Peterson Summary Peterson is a big body that plays his game in the slot, but doesn't look too great away from his comfort zone. He needs to improve his power skating, and often his game seemed pedestrian. He has a good release, even though at times he struggled to get the puck on net. However, when Berard and Beniers set him up, he looked dangerous. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Logan Anderson Note Skating looks okay. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Logan Anderson Note Had Laferriere wide open far side and chose to try to jam it in instead. Too bad. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Luke Tuch Note Tuch with a big interference hit on Salice at the blue line. The puck was already at the circle when Tuch hit him. Ugh. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Good defensive posture in the offensive zone, then back to cover the blue line for the pinching defenseman. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note With the puck at the red line, has speed enough to split two defenders trying to close on him, who then both put their sticks on him, but he keeps at it, and gets a shot away that the goaltender fought off. Draws the penalty. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note He has jets for days. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Takes a pass on the wall at the goal line, walks in, dangles a bit then tries to jam it far side and the goalie barely gets a stick on it. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Takes a different pass just to the left of the net and immediately puts it cross-crease on Bordeleau's tape for an open-net goal. Excellent anticipation, vision, read. This kid has offensive instincts pouring out of his ears. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Another great read, picks off the pass in the offensive zone, passes behind his back. He's creative, alert, dangerous. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Killing penalties, too. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Can change gears carrying the puck, picking up speed when needed to get past players in the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Passes from behind the net to Peterson, who wasn't ready for it and the puck slides out to the blue line. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Moving from the top of the crease to the side of the net as the puck moces around the perimeter, Constantly aware, finding the best spot. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Chops down a high bouncing puck to get it flat then a fast pass out to the point. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Blocks a shot while on penalty kill duty, then darts out to pick up the puck that rebounded off of his leg. Suddenly, he's on a short-handed attack, right side, curls in to the high slot, circles to net right, then flutters a pass back to the top of the crease that should have been converted. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Consistently making smart, creative plays and being effective on every shift. He and Thomas Bordeleau are the best players on the ice in this game. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Skating is 2.0 or better (70+), He can get deep on his edges, cuts on command, accelerates well. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Times a drive-by in front of the netminder perfectly to set up a moving screen. Good save though. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Up 3-1 with ten minutes left in the third, he's getting down on the ice to break up what would have been a likely goal-generating pass after a turnover over deep in the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note One-timer from the low left circle, off a feed from Bordeleau below the goal line. Beniers was ready for the crafty pass, and release a fast one-timer that the goalie never saw. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Ten seconds left, up by two goals, diving to try to clear a loose puck out of the zone. The heart and drive on this kid is sensational. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Matthew Beniers Summary Beniers is a multi-tooled top prospect for the 2021 draft. He plays with energy up and down the ice, is a creative playmaker who can rip the puck when necessary. His shot was hard and accurate and flew off his stick. He competes trememdously on every shift and made a mark on this game like no other player on the ice. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Noah Ellis Note Watching the puck in the corner, has to follow Yoder behind the net and then he's too far behind to try to prevent the wraparound attempt. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Noah Ellis Note Powerplay duties, relying on his skating, his passes have snap but his accuracy seems a bit wanting. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Noah Ellis Note Top of the powerplay umbrella on the top unit. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Noah Ellis Note He moves with some pace, has good change of direction. His stickwork seems slow, though. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Vincent Salice Note Shows patience to let the pass come through him to the boards and then play the carom to get a clean lane through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Vincent Salice Note The waterbug zips through the neutral zone, flips a puck past Tuch, and then gets wallopped. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Vincent Salice Note Skates quite well, but tends to skate large circles through the zone. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Vincent Salice Note In a straight line, he is not fast, maybe just above average at best. He's elusive, but lacks top-end speed. Brian Fogarty Des Moines vs USNTDP U18s (USHL) Video (With Replay) 11/15/2019
Brendan Brisson Note He looks like a player who really likes to use his edges, shifting, changing speeds and skating lines, dancing out there. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Brendan Brisson Note Quick shot off a feed from the corner. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Brendan Brisson Note Cutting to the net, pass comes behind him, reaches back, receives it, continues into a 360-degree spin and at the end of it fires a pass back across the crease, and Colangelo finishes. That’s what truly nimble skating and good hands and vision can do. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Brendan Brisson Note Another creative feed, this time a lateral pass back between his legs. He's clever with the puck. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Brendan Brisson Note In a footrace with Bantle who was carrying the puck, and Brisson is matching him with not much effort. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Brendan Brisson Summary Brisson's game is built up from his outstanding skating ability, which allows him to outmaneuver most players on the ice against him. He can evade and turn opponents with little effort, and has the hands necessary to make plays that his feet afford him. Probably the most effective player in the game, involved in the play on nearly every shift, and willing to get his hands a bit dirty. He generally avoided physical contact, but was willing to take a hit when necessary. He looks a lot like a second-line NHL winger. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Stays high in the neutral zone as the puck goes back to his end, and he's far out of the play when Chicago creates a turnover. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Big, strong strides. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note When he goes, he has good speed. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Keeps launching attacks, but he just doesn't have that much help around him. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note He's more than willing to use a physical game to get possession or position. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Nice job getting across and stick out to break up a passing lane. He didn't get the takeaway, but he forced the player into a bad pass that led to a turnover. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Going hard through the neutral zone in a puck race. He's digging deep, form looks good but his kick is high and behind him. Still, he has good speed. Should improve with training. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note In a footrace with Brisson while carrying the puck, and Brisson matched him with not much effort. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Puck is in the defensive right-wing corner, and he's on the left side, out above the blue line. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Note Stick pokes the puck away on the forecheck, clean takeaway, steps up and wrists one, glove save. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Carson Bantle Summary A lot to like about his game, including his skating which seems like it will improve. He's big and strong (6'4, 201 pounds), competes hard to get the puck up ice, but he has some bad habits that need to be corrected, particularly with his propensity to float at the blue line looking to go up ice while he teammates battle for pucks in the defensive zone. He also gets his hands up high and dished out some questionable high hits on the boards. In his defense, he's playing on a bad team, and he looked a lot like a player just trying to make something happen. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Note Uses his body well to shield the puck as he makes moves. Draws a holding penalty purely because he gained better position than his opponent. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Note Gets a rebound on the right side, fakes and cuts across the crease and nets it far side. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Note Picks off a pass in his own end, jumps through the neutral zone and turns the defender with a good burst of speed, shows shot all the way, then last second passes cross crease but leads his winger too much. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Note Shifty puck handler. He can pull it side to side very quickly. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Note Gains distance on Kirwan through the neutral zone, and has three strides on him by the offensive blue line. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Summary Showed several times that he has quick hands and the ability to move through traffic with and without the puck.He is a fairly agile skater who, at 5'8, 174 pounds, has a solid frame that can stand up to contact, and he was willing to go to the crease and battle for his spot. Good offensive instincts, too, with a fine release and an eye for finding open space when he has the puck, sliding into shooting lanes. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Mackie Samoskevich Note Gets a one-timer opportunity, hits the side of the net, and without much on it. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Mackie Samoskevich Note Gets a drop pass in the high slot, has a chance to make a pass to an open player, but chooses to hold and go wide, then wrists a shot back across his body into the waiting goaltender. Samoskevich played himself out of options there. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Ill-advised pass off the boards in the offensive zone goes far wall, easily picked up by Madison and there's a rush going to the other way. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Picks a forward's pocket at the blue line, dishes to the left, then goes to the slot, and he pots the return pass with a nice one-touch wrist shot. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Killing penalties, a puck leaves the zone, and his burst to go after it was eye opening. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Always going. High-energy player. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Crosses the blue line, shovels a backhand pass that leads his man by four feet at least. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Matt Coronato Note Great edge work. Pivots backwards through the neutral zone to open up for a pass, gets the puck, pivots to forward, cuts laterally to the slot, curls on his inside edges and rips a wrist shot past the netminder. Best sequence of the night for him so far. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note Moves well, but his strides look like his feet are tied together and can't move them away from each other. He has decent speed but could get a lot faster, I think. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note Short choppy steps cost him most in his acceleration. Just not any push to get going. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note Quick release wrist shot from the half boards. Handled well by the goalie. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note He goes hard, but needs to fix his stride mechanics. He's got good enough speed now, but could get better and be a more effective player. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note Gets a headman pass and a breakaway, but with two defenders closing on him, he tries a simple backhand shot in close, easily stopped. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Ryan Kirwan Note Shorthanded takeaway gives him a clear path to the net, drives straight at the goalie, no moves, wrist shot saved. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sam Colangelo Note Second goal of the period, both from about the same spot: just inside the left circle while cutting to the net. The right-handed shot is lethal from there. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Dangling and circling in the offensive zone, carries out to the blue line but held the puck a bit too long and runs out of space. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Tries a wraparound, but can't complete it. However, the puck goes to Colangelo on the far side who snaps it home from just inside the left circle. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Working hard in the offensive zone, with and without the puck. Not the fastest player, though. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Just coasting in his zone, and then a step too late to get to a shooter. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Tries to skate out of his zone gets trapped between three Madison players and coughs it up. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note A lot of shifts through the first two periods where he's just not making an impact at all. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Note Curls behind the net, tries a cross-crease pass but misses the mark and the errant pass leads to a breakout the other way. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Sean Farrell Summary I was not impressed with him in this game. He spent too much time cruising along the outside of the action. He went several shifts without even touching the puck, despite playing on the top line and spending a good bit of time in the offensive zone. When he did have the puck, he tended to hold it too long and work his way into trouble more than getting out of it. Maybe it was a bad game for him, but I wasn't a fan of this one. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Trey Fechko Note Moving up ice there was no continuity to his stride, instead he had several little hop-like steps. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Trey Fechko Note Lateral movement looks like a struggle when he's skating forward. Too many hitches in his stride. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Trey Fechko Note He so often seems to pop up instead of driving off his back foot. It's like he bounces his up ice with every couple of strides. His skating is making me crazy. Brian Fogarty Chicago vs Madison (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/28/2020
Grant Silianoff Note Does well to pull a puck off the boards, but he goes to the net, he's a step or two slow and the US defenders have time to get into position. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Grant Silianoff Note Takes a good line to the net during a zone entry, slips behind the defender, and taps in a rebound from a far-circle wrist shot for an easy goal. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Grant Silianoff Note Above average to good speed (0.5-1.0; 55-60) Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Grant Silianoff Note Carries into the offensive zone on the right wing, but whiffs on the wrist shot, leaving the puck sitting up for the defender to poke clear. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jackson Jutting Note Truncated strides. He's not pushing through a full extension at all. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Legs are long, and his pivot looked odd, like he was dragging one foot on the way around. Long crossovers to generate speed starting backwards skating. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Near the blue line, puck skips out of the circle, and he jumps to it, taking it behind the net, passes, then hustles back to his point. Nice burst and reaction. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Straight line, he generates power and speed, but his backwards crossovers still look a bit awkward and swing him wide. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Dives into the slot, but nothing comes to him, back out again. His acceleration allows him to activate quickly off of the blue line. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note I like his movement along the blue line, showing shot, then passing to his D partner. His movement along the line is not rushed, but he is difficult for the forward to pin down and cover. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note His first push is a weapon. He covers so much ice in a single step. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Passing is okay. He doesn't put much heat on them even when required, and they seem to be just a tad bit off the mark. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Tries a check, but is off his line, and he sticks out a leg. Lucky that wasn't called. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Defending what was basically a broken-play three-on-one, and he positioned himself perfectly to try to cover both passing options, and eventually intercepted a weak pass attempt. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Note Handles a tough pass, then puts a hard shot on net. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Jake Sanderson Summary His size combined with his pure skating ability, and his excellent acceleration, are easily NHL level. He reads the play well, taking good lines to find the right spots in his zone. His backward skating is good, though his crossovers take him wide at times instead of a more linear route. He manages the puck well on the powerplay, running the play from the blue line. He did not show a tendancy to rush passes and chose good times to shoot instead of moving the puck. He also showed good timing on pinches and attacks, and the hustle to get back to his position instead of lingering low when there was nothing for him. I'm not convinced of his offensive upside yet, but he's a smart player whose NHL future seems all but certain, in some capacity. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note Gets bumped in the back and loses his footing, falling to one knee. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note Carries into the offensive zone on the left side, fires a shot high. Good power on that. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note Again knocked to the ice without much effort. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note Tuch has been starting shoving matches after several stoppages. He's taking some shots at Roughrider players after the whistle, sometimes deserving, sometimes not as much. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note Knocked down yet again. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Note What was that? Blind back pass from just past his blue line into his own end, right to a Cedar Rapids player. Ooof. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Luke Tuch Summary Had little impact on this game. His skating is okay, but at 6'1 and close to 200 pounds, he needs to be much stronger on his skates to get anything done as his carreer move forward. He does not have the hands or feet to be a perimeter player and he did not show the muscle or stability to be effective in traffic. I know his brother is a big, power forward type, but at this point I'm not sure if Luke will develop enough to meet that standard. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nate Hanley Note Half-hearted body check works, buyt he mostly just stepped into the skater than hit him. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nate Hanley Note Good display of puck handling, but he had to make those moves because his feet were not good enough to get him out of the pressure situation. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nikolai Mayorov Note Keeping wide and on the fringes of the play. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nikolai Mayorov Note Persistent in the offensive zone. Will work on the boards, kick pucks free, battle against bigger players. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nikolai Mayorov Note Tries to chip the puck around Kleven, takes a bump, can't get around to the puck to recover it. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Nikolai Mayorov Summary Small but sturdy players who does things well in the neutral zone and into the offensive zone. He seems to have a big scoring drive and competitive nature, but without the puck he tends to stay outside. He showed a willingness to be physical on the forecheck, and he has good hands, but he was not a very impactful player in this game. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Small but speedy, gets his feet really wide to use his inside edges while gliding. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Doing his job, waiting at the defensive-end halfboards, takes the pass and leaves if for the rushing forward. He then follows the rush as the third man in, gets to a loose puck, and wrists it into traffic looking for a deflection. The puck is deflected wide. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Takes a hard pass with patience and soft hands. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Nice pass into the slot that deserved a better result. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note The most dangerous forward for the US in this game. He's attacking the net with speed, driving play. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Leading a two-on-one, gliding in on the right side, looking pass, looking, then snaps a hard shot that beats the goaltender but not the crossbar. That shot was so deceptive the goaltender never moved, and so hard that the rebound nearly cleared the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Note Doing well on faceoffs, taking key defensive-zone draws on the penalty kill late in a tied game. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Thomas Bordeleau Summary Probably the best forward on this iteration of the USNTDP. He is a sub-5'10 player but has excellent skating abilities and could possibly grow a bit taller (his father, former NHLer Sebastian Borderleau, played at 5'11). Thomas has a good understanding of the game and fast reaction speed and vision, allowing him to make good, quick passes to the right options on the ice. He stays responsible on the defensive side of the puck, too. A good player, with offensive upside and the potential to be a top-six NHL forward, though he would likely shift to the wing at some point. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note Pass is a bit behing him, but he reaches back and gathers it in, crosses the blue line, and wrists one just high and wide. Decent power. That shot was close. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note Strong on his skates, working under physical pressure but not giving up his competition for the puck. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note Following the play a lot in this game, having a hard time getting into the thick of the game. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note Poor giveaway in his own zone, just sloppy puck management. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note Pushes a shot on net more than shooting it with any zest. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Note There are moments when he has the puck at speed that he looks like he is finally going to do something effective, but then he inevitably makes a poor puck choice or loses it altogether. Nothing is connecting for him. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Ty Smilanic Summary Smilanic's defensive play is likely what will take him furthest in his pro career. He has good speed though, at time looking fast with and without the puck, but he lacked creativity and finishing ability. His passes were not always well-chosen or accurate, and his shot was not the most accurate, either. At this point he is not a first-rounder for me. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Like his c-cuts to keep his line backwards to the net. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Doesn't have the same burst as Sanderson. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Wrist shot took a long time to load and release and wasn't particularly bothersome for the goalie. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Tries to slow Mayorov, but mostly misses with an arm check. Still, it was enough to disrupt the play. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Shows nice hands and coordination as a hard rebound pops right to his feet. He handles it well and flips the puck out of the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note With his size (6'4, 201 pounds), I'd like to see him be more of a physical presence out there, but he isn't. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note Skating is solid and smooth. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Note There was a decent hit from Kleven, along the neutral-zone boards. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Tyler Kleven Summary Has a lot of the tools to become an NHL defenseman: Size, mobility, positional awareness in his zone. However, he did not show much offensive ability, often looking too deliberate with his stick either passing or shooting. On top of that, his lack of physicality, either in open ice or deep in his zone, was troublesome. In general, he struggled with timing in this game. He would be a project defenseman, with a good foundation, but will take some developing and time to become an effective pro player. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18 vs Cedar Rapids (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/21/2020
Dominik Bokk Note Not getting many chances in this game as Canada has mostly shut down the German squad, but his release is so fast and uses so little wind up or stick movement, that he can get his shot away at any time. Such a dangerous shooter. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Jan Nijenhuis Note Killing penalties, keeps his feet active, stick in lanes. It looks like he might be crossing up his partner at the top of the box with his movement, but it's hard to tell if that's coaching/situational/intentional or not. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Jan Nijenhuis Note Taking up position right on top of the crease, shoving with Ty Smith to hold his spot, gets called for a crease violation. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Jan Nijenhuis Note Good penalty killer, closes gaps in a hurry, shows a lot of urgency in covering his zones, head constantly swiveling to track where everyone is. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note Good sweep with his stick pressures the point man, who then turns the puck over to Stutzle. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note Speed is okay, edges are good. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note Working hard on defense, keeping his stick active, swiping at puck carriers while moving his feet, lifting sticks, keeping himself between the puck and the goal. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note At full stride, he's bent way over with his head out in front of his skates. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note Gets his stick on a puck just inside the defensive zone blue line and creates a clean breakaway. However, with increasing backside pressure from the speedy Liam Foudy, he did not have enough time to try a move, and was forced to try an on-the-fly wrist shot, easily saved. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note Doing a lot of work in this game, but not being tremendously effective. It's a tough game for the Germans, but I'd like to see more display of skill and creativity from Peterka. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Note There was just a prime example of the difference between Reichel and Peterka, at least in this game: a loose puck sliding towards the blue line in the defensive zone, Reichel is closest to the puck, but he spins away from it trying to get ready to receive a breakout pass, and he leaves the puck in empty space at the top of the circle. Peterka, behind the puck, has to lunge forward to poke to puck up ice and try just to clear the zone. The puck is eventually controlled by the opponents, mostly because Reichel just left the puck. Lazy play from Reichel who should have been more responsible. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
John Peterka Summary Peterka is a sneaky-fast skater who doesn't look like he's going but then he's beating guys to the puck. He plays hard in all three zone with solid, fundamental effort. He'll keep his stick in lanes, keep oriented to the puck, and in the offensive zone he tends to stay in the high-danger area. He is unlikely to beat teams from outside the dots, but has enough size and his hands are quick enough to be able to generate offense in close in traffic. Plays a basic, pro-style game without anything overly fancy or creative. Just a blue-collar-type of player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note Acceleration is excellent, his first couple of steps take him a long way with little apparent effort. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note Has the puck, falls to his knees skirmishing with the Canadian defender, but he keeps battling, gets back to his feet, keeps at it. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note Staying high in his own zone instead of getting a bit deeper and being more of a part of the defense. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note Looks a little sloppy in his end. Not really putting in a ton of effort on defense. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note I'm getting frustrated at his seeming unwillingness to play defense. It's like the air in the defensive zone is poisonous to him. So he's reaching at pucks, waving at opponents as they pass him, and clearly looking to get out of his zone as fast as he possibly can. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Note Excellent agility, switches forward to backward without a hitch or losing speed. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Lukas Reichel Summary A speedy, offense-first player who moves very well with and without the puck. He looked quite one-dimensional in this game, playing with his eyes up ice from the opening puck drop. The Canadian defense seemed intent on making sure that the top German players were well constrained, and Reichel struggled to make anything happen. Unfortunately, because he was so inclined towards offense, he contributed nothing in the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Stutzle's in-action, at-speed awareness is amazing. He reads plays so well and so quickly, and makes small adjustments to best suit circumstances. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Skating is excellent to elite. (2.0-2.5 at least, 70-75) Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Trying to clear his zone, turns away from a clogged blue line, but instead of curling back around, he whips a no-look backhand pass to Seider to start a fast breakout. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Probably should have taken a shot there with the puck in the circle, but he chose a pass attempt to the far post that nearly connected. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note A moment later he's in the same spot in the left circle, but this time he wrists a hard shot that hits Hofer in the mask. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Creative passer, with fast hands and a long reach, all of which makes it just that much harder for defenders to cover him. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Could have been stronger there in trying to stop Foudy from walking in. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Puck chase to the end boards, widens his glide and lowers his shoulder to drift into the lane of the Canadian player and box him out as they arrive at the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note Uses his body well, plays a smart physical game without necessarily throwing big hits. He leans on players, shoulders them out of plays, uses his strength to win battles. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Note He's got that ability that superstars have, to be able to be faster or slower than the game depending on what he needs at the time. It's like he can bend time and space around himself and the gravity of his skills and smarts. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Tim Stutzle Summary A born star player whose skills and skating are almost supplemental to his natural hockey intelligence and on-ice awareness. He seems to see everything all the time, and has the stick skills to make crisp, accurate and creative passes without hesitation. His feet get him swiftly to the right spots on the ice in any game situation. On top of that, he has a hard wrist shot that will beat quality goaltending from middle distance. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Germany (2020 WJCs) Video (With Replay) 12/30/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Made an opposing player literally fall to the ice. The player lunged at him, but Lafreniere just wasn't there any more, and the opponent faceplanted on the ice. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Brandon Coe Note Pivot looked slow because he was so wide-footed at the time. Something to watch. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Brandon Coe Note Floating a lot at both ends, not really getting involved in the game that much. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Brandon Coe Note Tries to poke a puck free while he's skating past the player holding the puck at the halfboards, but he misses and skates past him, while the puck carrier then steps away from the boards and starts an offensive zone sequence. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note His first step is a hop, and his acceleration is slushy, but he's a good skater when he gets past those first couple of steps. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note Tries to deke around Drysdale, but no go. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note Two good looks from the slot, but he doesn't get the puck away quickly enough, and Gould has time to set and react. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note What a sequence: O'Rourke drives the zone, drops to Greig, who drops to Zary, who passes across to Foerster for an open-net goal. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note In tight at the side of the goal, does well to slip a pass to Foerster at the dot, who feeds Schneider for a nice goal from the right circle. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note Sensational read to intercept a Perreault pass, and he flashes up ice into the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Connor Zary Note Killing penatlies in the Top Prospects game. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Takes a big hit as he's trying to get the puck out of his zone. Didn't seem to see that coming until the last second. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Working the right wing half boards on the powerplay, handling the job with ease, passing and jabbing and making the right decisions with the puck. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Fires a puck to Puutio who was only a few feet away. Wow, was that pass unnecessarily hard. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Much calmer pass that time, waiting as the forechecker closed on him, then moving the puck to the corner for a breakout. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Showing good speed with the puck through the neutral zone. Not the most creative or dazzling player, but I like his well-rounded game. Skates well. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Sharp blue-line wall-to-wall pass. Zip and accuracy. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Almost the full Starfish Defensive Posture © but he actually was able to reach out and poke the puck off the attacker's stick. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Note Drops the gloves after Cuyle tries a big hit, they traded blows, but ultimately just called it. Like his fiestiness, but that looked more an audition. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Donovan Sebrango Summary Very good on his feet, generally moves the puck well and can either pass or carry it out of his zone. He looks like his top potential is more of a middle-pair, two-way type, but he does look like he has the hockey sense and footwork to make it to the NHL. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jack Quinn Note Moving so well with the puck in the offensive zone, evading pressure, finding the right play. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jack Quinn Note Springs Rossi through the neutral zone with a brilliantly place board pass, getting the puck through traffic, behind the first line of defense, and right into Rossi's path. Wonderful, smart pass. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jack Quinn Note Also killing penalties. He's so fast on his edges and turns that it makes him a particularly good forechecker because he can change angles, covering different lines of attack quickly and forcing puck holders to turn back. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jacob Perreault Note Twice in this early shift where he coasted back toward his own zone instead of backchecking hard. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jacob Perreault Note Slow backhand pass to the middle is picked off by Jarvis. Not a player to turn the puck over to. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jacob Perreault Note Holy cats, what a pass! At the right dot while the puck is in the right corner. As Rossi works the puck out of the corner, Perreault slides backwards to the left-side circle. Rossi spots him, passes, and Perreault then one-touch passes across the grain to Quinn at the far post for an easy tip in. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jacob Perreault Note Another chance to see his excellent vision as he backhands a hard pass thought the slot to the far circle. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jacob Perreault Note Has really settled into this game. Early on he was making good reads and showing his vision, now late in the second period, he's doing the same but his reaction speed is better and his passes crisper and more accurate, and he's far more engaged in the play at both ends. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jake Neighbors Note Good puck mover, makes passes look immediate and simple. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jamie Drysdale Note Leads the rush after a turnover, carries into the offensive zone, drops it off to his left, then goes to the net without the puck. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jamie Drysdale Note Blast slapshot from the blue line looked like it was going to knock the goaltender over backward. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Now it's Poirier's turn to carry the puck through the neutral zone, and when he enters the zone, he takes a wrist shot, blocked, then he chases down the puck to the boards and keeps the play going. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Buzzing in the offensive zone. Fires a wrist shot from the low circle, then explodes out to the slot to lift Coe's stick and take the puck back. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Extemely calm with the puck. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Does well to handle Bourque and prevent a quality chance. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Leading the rush, eases the puck out to his right, then snaps it back one-handed and steps around Scheider for a clean look at goal. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Jeremie Poirier Note Never seems to be chasing the play at all. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Justin Sourdif Note Tries to skate the puck into the offensive zone, crosses the line but gets rubbed off on the right-wing boards. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Justin Sourdif Note Could have worked harder on the back check. He was the last one back into the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Justin Sourdif Note Another instance where he looked only mildly interested in back checking. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Throws a nice hit standing up the attacker at the blue line. Good physical contact early in the game. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Just lasered a wrist shot from above the hash marks and beats the goaltender over his right shoulder. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Tracks the fleet-footed Mercer, then positions and turns Mercer to the boards, then pins him. Guhle looks dominant against these top prospects. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note He's really quick over five to ten feet. Closes gaps in an instant and can turn and go like a bolt. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Skates hard without the puck into the slot, and Jarvis hits him with a nice pass, but Guhle's shot was stopped by the netminder. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Times a pressure move into the offensive zone remarkably well and stops a breakout in its tracks. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Note Bodies up Byfield by digging into his chest and puts Byfield on his butt. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kaiden Guhle Summary Guhle was perhaps the most impactful per-square-foot player in this game, playing against some of the best his age group has on offer. In his end, he was decisive, quick to shut down opponents with his feet or his physicality. He had the skating ability to match the speed of fast forwards, and prevent them from getting on their lines of attack. He played just as hard in the neutral and offensive zone and was effective in engaging in the offense, as well. What was most impressive was his decision making and the speed with which he executed those decisions. Whether pinching, joining the attack or retreating to his own end, his choices looked nearly flawless. A top defender in this draft class that has some tremendous blueliner talent. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Lateral movement and change of direction are good, allows him to switch assignments without losing contact. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Covering Lafreniere fairly well, but bites on a shot fake and Lafenniere slides left into a now-open shooting lane, and the rest was easy. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Throws a good check at the neutral zone boards. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Can’t prevent Jarvis from turning the corner, but he is able to reach out and sweep the puck off Jarvis's stick at the last second. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Reads the cross-ice pass attempt in the neutral zone and breaks it up. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Uses his shoulder to drive Greig off the 50/50 chance. Smart physicality there. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Note Not afraid to carry the puck into the offensive zone. Doesn't shine once he gets there, but he can gain the zone and look for help. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Kasper Puutio Summary Kind of hit and miss in the game against some elite age-group competition. He handled himself well, but made a few mistakes in his own end and a couple of times tried to do too much when he was up ice. He moves his feet, is willing to use his body to alter play in the back two-thirds. He lacks offensive creativity and looks a bit out of his depth in the offensive zone, but he is effective otherwise. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Backwards skating is smooth, he's calling out assignments, then does well to lift Jarvis's stick and then move the puck out of danger. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Shows the puck to the forechecker, then snaps it back and floats a nicely weighted pass to his defensive partner. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Good puckhandler, disguises puck movement, uses his hands to keep the puck away from pokes and slashes. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Has a lot of confidence joining the attack. That time he tried to carry between three penalty killers and coughs up the puck. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Skating looks great with the puck, fluid, multidimensional. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note He's flashy as he moves up ice, but much more responsible in his own end. Could improve on his reads a bit, of course, but he's generally solid back there. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Swoops in to grab a puck in the offensive zone, then finds Quinn open on the far side, but Quinn looked surprised by the pass and missed it. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Another excellent read, he steps up and not only stops the pass, but he one-touches it forward right on to Neighbors' stick to start a rush. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Deep in his own end, corrals the puck, ducks and changes direction to absorb a hit from the forechecker, keeps possession. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Note Having a bit of an adventure in his end on this shift, but he's recovering quickly and still preventing chances. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Lukas Cormier Summary Cormier was active and enganged throughout the entire game. His skating was stellar, and he was elusive with the puck. He had good awareness in his end, making several good reads to break up plays. He had a couple of good, hard shots from outside, and more than once changed the pace of his shot to give the net-front guys a chance for a deflection. He plays a smart game, and although he needs some polishing to smooth out some risk-taking, he looks like a certain NHL player and a potential desirable powerplay blueliner. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Luke Evangelista Note Goes behind the net, reverses and shakes to defender, carries out to the bottom of the circle and feathers a pass to Poirier who one-times a slapshot top corner, bar down. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Luke Evangelista Note Fast with the puck into the zone, but throws a weak backhand shot past the far post. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Luke Evangelista Note Good choice in his own zone to curl back behind the net instead of forcing something towards the blue line. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Luke Evangelista Note Tries to drag the puck around Schneider, but a poke check from the defender breaks it up. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Marco Rossi Note When Rossi has the puck, even some of the best CHL players of his draft class have a difficult time stopping or even slowing him from making the plays that he wants to make. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note Can really skate. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note Constantly on the move. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note Slick no-look backhand pass to Jarvis cutting to the crease. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note Beats Poirier to a loose puck then turns for a sharp-angle shot. Poirier angled him away from the net. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note On the left side boards, the right-handed shot does a good job turning his upper body and collecting the puck as it comes up the boards. He did that twice on the same shift. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Mavrik Bourque Note Left hand on his stick, he is able to pull the puck one-handed back behind him while holding off a defender with his right arm, and gets the puck back to Lafreniere. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Moving through the neutral and offensive zones, eyes on his right winger with the puck, moderating his speed in order to remain in an open pocket. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Just ripped two cross-ice passes through the slot on the powerplay. Both passes were hard enough to get through all of the traffic but were not quite on target. High-vision passes though. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Outside-inside move beats one guy but not the second one. Nice hands, though. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note A half-step off of Zary's pace there, puts Wiesblatt at good to very good (1.0 to 1.5; 60-65). Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Does well at speed to slide just a half-step to his left to avoid what could have been a powerful check at the blue line. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ridly Greig Note Smart drop to Zary with one touch. His play was the second in a beautiful four-man scoring play. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ridly Greig Note A step or two slower than O'Rourke (who had the puck) but he pushed hard to get into position, had his head up reading the play the entire sequence. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ridly Greig Note Mostly quiet in this game, but he just found himself a last-second chance at the net. His anticipation got him the opportunity, but the goalie stopped him. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ridly Greig Note Jumps into a gap to the loose puck and fires it home. [The goal was disallowed for interference, but the read and jump by Greig was excellent]. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ridly Greig Note Gets a clean breakaway, but his simple attempt is easily stopped. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Manuevers well, good burst to attack the puck. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Killing penalties, moving and responsibly maintaining his assignments at the top of the box. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Hits the puck carrier at the boards and he takes his man out of the play. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Looked a bit awkward in backwards transition there. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Good, simple play to clear his zone after a long shift pinned in his own end. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Ryan Francis Note Hard skating after a long defensive shift gets him to the front of the net and a chance. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Seth Jarvis Note Picks off a Perreault pass and goes fast up the ice. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Seth Jarvis Note With Rossi forechecking against him, he turns back, hesitates, then somehow flicks the puck backwards to a teammate. I watched the replay three times before I could figure out how he did that. It was almost like he left it and let Rossi skate past, but he pushed it a bit to his right, as well. Tricksy, that was. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Thimo Nickl Note Not seeing much out of him in this game, and he just made a horrible shift change decision that allowed a clean two-on-zero and an easy goal against. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Thimo Nickl Note Tries to hit Lafreniere behind the net, and gets nothing but a shadow. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Tyson Foerster Note Hard wrist shot catches the goalie leaning off his line, and the accurate shot beats him short side. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Vasily Ponomarev Note Swings his shoulders back and forth when hie's skating up ice, with both hands on his stick. Looks quite awkward and he's not getting much power through his legs. Needs to work on his skating mechanics. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Vasily Ponomarev Note Quick, happy feet. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Vasily Ponomarev Note Looks to pass from the neutral zone boards but there is nobody there. The puck glides deep into the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Vasily Ponomarev Note Skating hard on this shift. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Vasily Ponomarev Note Tries to split two defenders, loses control. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Will Cuylle Note Throws a hit late and gets called for it. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Will Cuylle Note Tries a hard turn, loses his balance a little, then his acceleration looks a bit clumsy. Wasn't digging his blades into the ice. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Will Cuylle Note Hard, physical play on the boards in the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty CHL Top Prospects Game (CHL) Video (With Replay) 1/16/2020
Christian Krygier Note The twins are tall and rangy, but move well on their long, thinnish legs. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Christian Krygier Note Good speed and transitions on his edges. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Cole Krygier Note The twins are tall and rangy, but move well on their long, thinnish legs. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Cole Krygier Note Gets a lot of leverage on his wrist shot. Slow to release, but good power on it. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Decent speed coming up the ice with the puck. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note His hands and stickwork are fast, faster than his feet seem to be, but its hard to tell because right now he's not moving his feet much. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Corrals a puck while gliding through the slot, but he tries to deke one too many times and loses the puck. Not the best opening shift for Holloway. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Coming down the left side, tries to drag the puck and step right, but he loses the handle again. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Behind the net, tries to go to a lacrosse move, and loses the puck. That's at least three clean turnovers in the first twelve minutes of play. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Soft, well-elevated toss to his defenseman to avoid forecheck pressure. His hands look good when he simplifies the play. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Tries again to pull right and loses the puck. Come on. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Looks mostly disinterested in helping out in his own end. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Note Quick little backhand pass in the corner. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Dylan Holloway Summary Not a great game for Holloway. He is a quick player who excells with his feet in small areas, but lacks a true high-gear straightaway speed. His hands are fast, but too often he tried to do too much, and was unsuccessful most of those times. He needs to use his teammates more, especially on a Badgers team that is so talented. When he played a more simple game, he was much better. Also, he looked quite apathetic in his own end. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Josh Nodler Note Moves very well, quick, ducks his shoulder to slip underneath taller players. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Josh Nodler Note Great recognition that Holloway was going to try the lacrosse move, and he chopped down on the puck and knocked it away from Holloway's stick as he was lifting it. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Josh Nodler Note Excellent one-touch feed to the low slot for a grade A chance denied by a flashing left pad. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Killing penalties, blocks a shot, shows decent acceleration, lots of smart, contained defensive play. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Keeping his stick and feet active on the penalty kill, this time deflecting a pass and then going hard to track it out to the point. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Lifts a stick to prevent a one-time attempt by Nodler. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Reaches out and hooks a Michigan State player who had a clear path from the corner to the crease. Not the worst penalty. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note I like his acceleration. He can close gaps and win short races to the puck most of the time. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Sharp pass from the boards to the slot, right on the tape. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Note Good job to get down and block a slap shot from the point. He takes good lines out to the puck in his own zone, always staying between the puck and his net. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Owen Lindmark Summary Smart defensive player who looks highly attuned to his responsiblitity and role in his own end. He has solid acceleration with good burst in his first steps, which allows him to use his awareness of play to make to correct choices and execute them quickly. He did not, however, generate offensive and looked rather constrained outside of his own end. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Uses his edges to do most of his skating. His first step to two seem slow and heavy. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note At speed, he shows good pace and power, it just takes him a while to get up to speed. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Just passed to no one. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Twice he has fallen on the same shift, at each end of the ice. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Top of the right circle on the powerplay, hols the puck, then tries to hit the back door but looked that pass the whole way there, and it was easily read and deflected out to the boards by Lindmark. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note As long as he's moving, his mobility is okay as far as getting good dig on his edges, gliding to spots, staying in open spaces. When he's at a stand still, it's hard for him to get going, and he ends up just reaching for plays with his stick instead of moving to them. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Would like to see him get in the slot/crease area more. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Note Deep in his own end, gets a partial hip check in against the puck carrier on the end boards. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Patrick Khodorenko Summary There are things to like in the fourth-year senior's game. He has a sturdy frame at 6'0, 201 pounds and good offensive instincts for choosing between passing and shooting and finding open spots in the offensive zone. He has a good scoring drive, too, so he's always looking to make a play. However, his skating is below average when he's flatfooted, and that limited his effectiveness at several moments in the game. As noted, on the move he's capable of getting around the ice well on his skates, and has a fairly powerful stride at speed. I am concerned, however, that his lack of initial footspeed will be a massive limiting factor as he progresses into professional play next year. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Ryder Donovan Note Tries to reverse the puck in the corner, but his execution was much to slow and the defenseman sealed him off. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Ryder Donovan Note Skating is pretty average. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Ryder Donovan Note Lanky, looks awkward skating because he seems all pointy angles. Turns are okay. Brian Fogarty Michigan State vs Wisconsin (NCAA) Video (With Replay) 1/27/2020
Adam Kydd Note Spins off the boards and throws a no-look pass to no one at the slot. Oh, I how a loathe that play. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Adam Kydd Note First step or two are a bit sluggish. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Adam Kydd Note One-timer fails to connect. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Hard pass from the boards looking for the backdoor play, but Sorenson can't get his stick down to it. If Sorenson would have had his stick on the ice, that was an easy tap-in goal. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Swoops in to steal a drop pass and go the other way with it, beginning a partial two-on-one. Up the left side, slows as the second defender gets back, and then passes to the trailer. Smart, simple play. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note At the offensive blue line while Calgary is trying to break out. A clearance attempt comes at him and he tries to kick it, misses, and a Calgary forward gets a 50/50 chance against the last man back. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Not the flashiest of puck handlers. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note He has been on the ice a lot, but he's not producing or making anything happen when he's out there. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Playing low corner boards on the poweplay and the play is going through him. He's doing a good job holding and distributing, but Calgary is not pressuring him at all. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Too stationary while on the penalty kill. Just standing still at the top of the box. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Note Everything seems a bit too deliberate. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Ben King Summary There was nothing to dislike in King's game, but nothing remarkable at this stage, either. His skating is okay, a bit above average. The biggest problem I saw in this game was that he seemed to take a beat too long to execute everything he tried. It's noticeable at this level, but will become more pronounced moving forward if he can't improve his play processing speed. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Powerplay defender at the point. Skating the puck out of his zone, his stride is smooth, crossovers while carrying the puck look seamless and efficient. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Backpass off the boards to the trailer. Creative and interesting. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Steps up to the puck carrier, closing the gap and taking away options. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Good skater, fluid transitions and mobility, not afraid to skate the puck up ice. Speed gives him the time to recover after pinching in. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note One-time slapshot as he skates into the puck just over the offensive blue line. Hard shot, on net. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Adept at handling pucks bouncing out at him at the blue line. He calmly catches them on his stick and redistributes effectively. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Dips a shoulder and blows right past the forechecker. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note Cool under pressure. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Note A little off balance because he was leaning out too far trying lunge into the body of the puck carrier. He misses the attempt and stumbles, and the puck carrier gets around him to feed Focht in the slot for a goal. Sedoff's worst moment of the game. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Christopher Sedoff Summary He was one of Red Deer's prime defenders, playing a lot of quality minutes in this game. He skates very well, is manueverable laterally and backwards, and he gets the puck up ice either passing or skating. He'll get in the rush and his shot is good. He plays reliable positional defense and although he doesn't play a very physical game, he uses his positioning to keep attackers away from the net. Needs more development, for sure, but a decent defensive prospect who could develop an adequate two-way game for the AHL and potentially NHL level, likely on a bottom pair. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Evan Toth Note Pass in close to his skates and he can't find it or handle it. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Evan Toth Note Passes are good, maybe the best aspect of his game. Even long passes are accurate and weighted appropriately. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note Very good speed with the puck through the neutral zone, builds space by pulling away from the backchecker. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note In the slot area, facing the puck at the point, working hard on the powerplay. Keeps his feet active. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note Hustles up ice to try to win a puck. Lots of effort in Grubbe's game. Battling hard in the corner after he and defender reach the puck together. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note Top powerplay unit. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note Saucers a pass backhand to his linemate to keep the rush alive. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Note Always seems to be around the puck and involved in the play. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Jayden Grubbe Summary An interesting prospect who played an engaged and active game. He has good speed and agility, getting up ice quickly with and without the puck. He doesn't have the best finishing ability (as seen in his 5 goals in 43 games) he does drive the play up ice and spends a lot more time in the offensive zone than he does in the defensive zone. Given time and perhaps more confidence, he could become a good middle-pair-type prospect. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Josh Medernach Note Playing in his second-ever WHL game. He has good turning and edgework, good acceleration, too. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Josh Medernach Note Looks fairly composed for his second Major Junior-level game. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Ben King sends him a hard pass from the boards looking for the backdoor play, but Sorenson can't get his stick down to it. If Sorenson would have had his stick on the ice, that was an easy tap-in goal. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Soft backhand saucer pass trying to reach a teammate at the red line, but the pass falls short and is turned over to Calgary. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Tries to get the puck behind the defense with a bounce pass off the boards, but that, too, is off target. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note A step off the pace as the puck it rushed up ice by Calgary. He moves well in traffic, but his top-end speed is only good to very good. (1.0-1.5, or 60-65) Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Intercepts a pass, hits the zone, and then skates right past his own puck. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Clear shot from just inside the circle at the hash marks and he got little on it, and the puck just dribbles up to the goaltender. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Note Goes hard to the net, draws a penalty. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Keaton Sorenson Summary Works hard, moves his feet, has agility and can carve his way through traffic, but his game seems scattered. He lacks a top-end gear making him slower than his agility makes him seem at first. He lacks consistency and looks impatient at times. He will need to slow his game down and stop rushing everything in order to become more effective. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Tall, looks thin but he's not (6'4, 219 pounds is not thin). Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Skates tremedously well for a young guy with his kind of height. Edges, pivots are fluid, speed is quality. Lateral moves are effortless and efficient. Good balance, too, another good trait for someone that tall. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note When he has the puck in his zone he's scanning the ice for options, and he typically picks out the right one and completes the breakout pass. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Slapshot on net with good power. Not a booming shot but decent. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Does well to get back to stop a partial breakaway and calmly pokes the puck off the attacker's stick from the side. Good, clean play. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Takes a big hit to protect the puck in his own end. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Note Big long strides cover distance with ease. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Luke Prokop Summary Great size at 6'4, 218 pounds, and is an excellent skater for a young player as big as he is. Plays a smart and composed defensive game in his end, and uses his size and mobility well to force plays to the boards, pin players behind the net, or with the puck, make safe plays under pressure. At this point, he does not pose much of a threat at the offensive end, despite his quality passing ability. He slings his wrist shot more than he snaps it, and his slap shot has some power but not enough to intimidate goaltenders at this point. He seems like a well-rounded player, so if the offensive develops, he could work his way onto an NHL roster. Especially with his size and skating. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Note Half a step slower than Jayden Grubbe there. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Note Nonchalant pass, no pressure, but puts it into Toth's skates a bit. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Note Drives the puck into the offensive zone, uses his left arm to hold off the opposing player, tries to turn to the net, but it bumped off course, so he pulls up, settles, makes a nice pass to the open man at the slot. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Note Accelerates to catch up with the puck carrier leaving the corner. Good first steps that have improved over the past year. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Note Nice little movement through some slot traffic, backhands a nifty pass to the left, but Kastelic was turning the wrong way and never saw the puck. Too bad. That was a nice play by Fiddler-Schultz squandered. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Riley Fiddler-Schultz Summary Active at both ends, and a good penalty killer who uses his quickness to be effective in any situation. He forechecks hard, but has only above average straightline speed at best. Was not a dangerous offensive threat with the puck in this game, and he missed some opportunities to generate chances. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Uses his edges to adjust his angle, then a quick stick deflects a pass into the corner. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Very good speed, maybe even better. (1.5-2.0, or 65-70) Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Carries the puck through the neutral zone with speed, has his eyes up, but looking at the puck a good bit, too. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Established in the offensive zone, he's making good short passes through tight spaces. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note I like his stride. It's efficient and smooth without wasted movements. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Competes hard, always putting in solid effort. Follows his shot to the net for second chances. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Shoulder-to-shoulder with Ethan Sakowich (who has a couple of inches and a few pounds on him), and Tschigerl loses his feet and spills onto the ice. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Nice hit along the boards in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Note Solid power move at speed, gets around the defender and drives the front of the net. Goalie made a nice save, but that was a good move from Tschigerl. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Sean Tschigerl Summary Tschigerl has very good or better speed, shows decent lateral quickness and edgework with tight turns and reaction speed. Shows a tenacity at both ends that will serve him well as he eventually progresses into professional hockey. His shot in this game looked okay, but he didn't get a lot of clean chances. At this point, he seems like a player relying primarily on his skating to make an impact on the game, but he also looks like a player that could improve his offensive game as he develops and gets more ice time and quality opportunities. A potential middle-six winger with some offensive upside. Brian Fogarty Red Deer vs Calgary (WHL) Video (With Replay) 2/1/2020
Brett Harrison Note In the slot in traffic, taking bumps and crosschecks but mostly keeping his balance. The puck lands at his feet and he puts it straight on net. Good glove stopped him but he got that shot away fast. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Taking draws in the defensive end and winning them regularly. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Does well to get a stick lift in on Pinchuk as a bouncing puck came to them, then he turns to the attack. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Good job to hold his spot on the half-boards and keep the clearance attempt in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Killing penalties. Playing in all situations. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Breakout pass to the left wing at the red line, put it in the skates. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Chips a puck ahead of him over the blue line and charges after it, got a good bounce, ducks around the defender and draws a penalty shot. Excellent effort to make that entire sequence happen. For the penalty shot, he comes in slow, doesn't try much, then takes a wrist shot but there was just no room there. Saved by patient positioning. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Note Back hand roof at close to full speed. Solid move, superb finish. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Brett Harrison Summary Plays an honest game by sticking to fundamentals of play at both ends. He will go the front of the net, stays positionally aware on defense, and is a reliable faceoff man in his own zone. On top of that, he has good to very good speed, showed decent agility, and has a high level of scoring drive and touch around the net. As he develops he should be able to refine and improve his pro-style play. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Daniel Michaud Note Speed is relatively similar to McKinney's. About good level at this point (1.0, or maybe a 60 on the 80-20 scale), but not a lot more at this stage. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Daniel Michaud Note Hands look hard sometimes when trying to take in crisp passes in they're a little off. He's stopping the puck than receiving it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Daniel Michaud Note Tries to force a pass out of his zone and hit a Kingston player with it. He has time, but didn't use it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Dawson McKinney Note Stellar read and a backwards, no-look, between-the-legs feed to Wright for the goal. That was an instant situational read. He never saw Wright but knew where he was. Great awareness of where the play was and where Wright was going to be. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Dawson McKinney Note Good extension mechanics, but he's more bent over than getting good deep knoe bend and centered balance. He can get more power from his sound mechanical stride. Just a little work and he'll improve on his already above average speed. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Dawson McKinney Note Slower that the puck carrier, losing ground as he chases through the neutral zone, looking a good stride or two off the pace. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Francesco Arcuri Note Speed looks mostly average, but he's not putting in much effort so it's hard to get an early read. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Francesco Arcuri Note Looks very lean and tentative. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Francesco Arcuri Note Looking lost in his own end. He seems like he's willing to play defense, but also seems like he's having a hard time tracking the play and keeping up with the pace of the game. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note Tries a cross-ice pass through the neutral zone but puts it behind Wright, who waits to see if the puck will come to him off the carom, but it just won't connect. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note When a puck kicked free out of his defensive zone, Chromiak just blew past Nico Gross and the far side defender, gets to the puck, settlles it on the fly (and wow, was he flying) for a clear breakaway. His deke put the Lemiuex down, but the Oshawa netminder still managed to flail and get a piece and the puck flutters over the bar. That was a show of speed right there. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note A rare bit of sloppy puck movement by Tomasino gifts Chromiak with a puck right at the crease. With almost zero time, Chromiak pulls off a spinning backhand shot attempt that was saved. It was a creative play from pure reaction. I liked it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note I want to see him go again, as he did chasing down the puck in the first period. Haven't seen that full-out skating effort since then. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note Full control in his own end, tries a long diagonal pass to the far side blue line and misses, turning the puck over the defender at the red line. Something more controlled and simple there would have been a superior play. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note Picks off a clearance attempt, turns inside and finds Wright wide open in the right-side circle. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Note This time, Wright picks off a mishandled puck on the right side and immediately passes to Chromiak rushing the net, and the Czech rips it home going to a knee to finish. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Martin Chromiak Summary Played the first half of the season in the top Slovakian league, and that experience was evident in his calm, professional play on the ice. He has tremendous straight line speed when he uses it, and good edgework and lateral mobility. He needs some work on accuracy of passing and some of his choices made it look like he was still adjusting to the North American game. He looks bigger on the ice than his 6'0, 183-pound listing. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Nick Wong Note Stride is short and choppy. He kicks high without much extension. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Nick Wong Note Playing defense by reaching way out with his stick and apperently hoping that it will affect play somehow. Move your feet! Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Nick Wong Note Has okay speed considering his choppy stride. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Nick Wong Note Bringing the puck in on the left side, looks to the middle then wrists one short side that went into the side netting. Good misdirection play with his head, but the shot was just barely wide. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note Looks wide and thick, but he has surprising speed at 6'2, 187 pounds. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note Careless back pass from the defensive blue line back into his zone left a puck sitting for Shane Wright, whom Suni obviously didn't see. Suni just gave the most dangerous player on the ice a free look on goal. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note Suni is just not making an impact in the game. In all fairness, he recently returned from a lengthy injury absence, but I'd like to see more from him. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note On the top powerplay unit, playing at the net. Puck scramble and he pops it into the net. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note Suni again showing speed with the puck, but nothing comes of it as he drives toward the net but loses the puck on a deke attempt. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note The third and final touch of a tic-tac-toe play, but a great save robbed him. Suni read that entire play well and got to the perfect spot to finish. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Note Looks his best carrying the puck through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Oliver Suni Summary Has good speed and is especially effective skating the puck up ice. Several aspects of his game seemed out of sync, but considering that he had just returned from a seven-week injury, it's impossible to judge that as a trait or rust. Will need additional viewings. At times he did seem more effective, and he was often in the right place on ice. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Phillip Tomasino Note Not watching him this game, but the puck wizard just keeps making dazzling plays, feeding players everywhere and generating offense on every shift. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note In the slot while the puck is low at the net, and he's ducking and peaking around traffic trying to get a clean look at how the play is developing. That's a high level of engagement. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Hard lean for a fast turn at low speed as he sees a potential chance, and when Chromiak gets his the puck, he's in great position right at the crease and he gets an elevated shot away in a flash that beats the goaltender from three or four feet out. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Fast, edgy, aggressive on the forecheck. He uses his speed to gain on players from behind trying to escape. Takes good angles of forecheck attack. He looks determined to get the puck back for his team. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Backchecking hard, angles the puckcarrier away from the middle and forces him out to the boards. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Steps into a small open space at the circle, gets a nice feed from Wisdom from behind the net, and slaps a one-touch snap shot that misses wide by mayve an inch or two. He beat the goalie clean. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note His first steps off of a slow glide are powerful and effective. He covers a lot of ice in an instant with just two or three strides. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Beginning to feel like doesn't know how to just glide because he is always driving his feet. He's fast everywhere without the puck, always on the move, always getting ot the best spot on the ice. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Rocket of a wrist shot with a release so fast that he can make life hard for a goaltender, even when he's out at the top of the circle and the goalie has clear line of sight. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Tries a stretch pass from his own blue line, but it gets picked off. Wright quickly made up for it, however, by hounding the player trying to enter Wright's zone. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note He keeps his stick active, and has made several good stick checks in the game that have either disrupted opponent attacks or outright created turnovers. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note His straightline skating is almost picture perfect. Fully extended, skates come up maybe two or three inches off the ice, and fast return. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Faceoff at the right dot in the offensive zone. Wright gets booted, and lines up on the inside. Puck comes out to the point, and the defender carries the puck down deep into the corneer. What does Wright do? Backs out to the point to cover the point for the attacking defender. It would have been so easy to camp out and wait for a chance to come to him from the corner, but Wright made the right choice and the smarter play. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Shakes Tomasino with a 180 move that left the agile Tomasino going the wrong way. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Puck gets tangled at his feet, kicks it to his stick as he's turning away from the defender, keeps his turn until he can pass to Chromiak in the corner. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note His first steps with the puck are explosive. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Wrists one from above the slot and breaks the goaltender's mask. Goaltender feeling his jaw after that. A wrist shot. From distance. Wow. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Off the feed from Chromiak, at the circle just inside the dot, goalie squared up and ready, and Wright just blows it past the netminder with a wrist shot over the glove hand. The puck was in the net before the goalie moved his glove. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Dumps the puck carrier with a good, clean hit. What can this kid not do perfectly? And as I wrote that note, he blocked a shot. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Winning faceoffs fairly consistently. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Note Tries a 270-degree spinning one-timer from the left circle that misses the far side wide by six inches or so. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Shane Wright Summary There is not enough space in a simple summary to describe how good a player Wright is just a month into his 16th year. He plays fast, hard and skillfully. He already has a pro build at 6'0 and 187 pounds, and aside from Tomasino, was easily the best player on the ice. Sure to be the #1 pick of the 2022 draft. He just has all the tools and the work rate, game awareness and pace to be a superstar NHL player. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Quick with good first few steps. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Sees his defenseman go in deep, so he covers the right point. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Gets the puck behind the net, head up looking for options, tries a pass out to the point but misses his man and sends the puck all the back deep into his own end. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note I like his attention on the defensive side. He chooses safety over charging up ice, anticipates the defensive need before reaching for offensive risks. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Pivots are so fast and seamless. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Enters the zone and drops a pass to Tomasino, then does well to get to the net without the puck, keep his stick on the ice, and make a target for Tomasino. Of course, Tomasino hits his tape with a brilliant deke-tuck-saucer pass and Tullio gets an easy tap-in goal. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Tries a sharp-angle shot from the goal line. Not a great choice as his team had good possession deep in the Kingston zone, and Tullio's high-risk shot ended up going to the far boards, and made an easy clearance for Oshawa. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note One-times a shot from the top of the circle, and misses the short side by three feet. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Tries a sequence of moves to get around the defendeer, but the defenseman didn't bite and Tullio ends up in the corner. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note One-time attempt, this one low on net, but he didn't get everything on it and gave the netminder just enough time to get a across and make a fine save. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Makes a pass from his knees to start a great sequence leading to a chance by Suni. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Playing regularly with Tomasino is going to make Tullio a much better player, I think. At the worst, his stats will improve, that's for sure. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Converts another gorgeous Tomasino pass. If Tullio goes to the net with his stick on the ice, Tomasino will find it and hit it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Note Tullio repays Tomasino for all the great passes by returning the favor. Going behind the net, turns his hips without changing direction and passes back against the grain to Tomasino at the bottom of the circle. No chance for the goaltender on that one. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Ty Tullio Summary Playing with pace and a lot of skill, Tullio was taking full advantage of playing with a linemate as skilled as Tomasino. Tullio pays attention to the details of the game, keeping his stick on the ice and getting to open spots, making good reads in all three zones, and showed creativity in the offensive zone with nice passing plays. He does a lot without trying to do too much, a simple, yet high-paced game that cuts out risk while still pushing the play up ice. His shot was good, although from further out he showed some inaccuracy in his shot. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Early shifts he looks a bit cumbersome on his skates. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Decent mobility with the puck through the neutral zone, keeping the puck wide and pumping his outside skate, but as he hits the zone and tries to power through a couple of opposing players, he loses the puck and turns it over. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Again tries to power his way through against two or three opponents as he enters the zone, and again loses the puck. He's not trying to cut through so much as he is trying to bull his way through. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Standing around a little too much in the defensive zone, watching the play a little too much. Spectating. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Just not fast enough. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note Telegraphs a cross-ice offensive zone pass on the powerplay and the puck gets batted out of the zone. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note One-timer from the right side. Got a lot on it, and the glove save looked spectacular, but I think the puck was going into the side netting. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Note I've lost count of how many times he's tried to bulldoze through several players entering the offensive zone and has lost the puck. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Vitali Pinchuk Summary Pinchuk plays a north-south style, but too often his straightforward play had him trying to take on two or three defenders at a time instead of looking for teammates or waiting for other options to develop. He moves okay, but between the single-mindedness of his attacks and his sometimes deliberate and obvious movements, his hockey iq appears questionable. He has time to polish that, but right now it seems his physical tools exceed his mental game. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Skating looks smooth, his pivots are clean. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Holding the puck behind the Oshawa net, fends off a defender with a turnaround move, then finds Wright in front. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Second time in the first period where he's lost the handle a bit, but this time he regains control and drops an pass for a chance. He needs to get cleaner on his stick skills, but he's a high-possession player with vision. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note With the puck on the far side boards, he lost track of his defensive weak-side responsibilities and lets the defender pinch in behind him all alone and score an easy goal after Neumann passed to him off the boards. The defender was all the way to the low circle before Wisdom even looked back to check on him. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note He'll bang. Finishes his checks well. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Wright makes a good pass to him but Wisdom just didn't anticipate it, and the puck was past him before he realized it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Has some time and lets a wrist shot fly at the short-side top corner from behind a screen. Goalie got his glove on it. Wisdom did well to pick out the spot, and showed a quick release with accuracy to hit that spot, but he could have used just a little more heat on it. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Hard, hard work on a rush, battling the defender, and he is able to turn the corner just enough to sweep the puck to Chromiak at the crease, who then gets robbed by a sprawling save. Wisdom's best play of the game so far. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note On the rush, has the puck on the right wing side with Wright on his left and Chromiak trailing. Wisdom passes back to Chromiak at the high slot, but puts it way behind him and the pucks goes out to the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Note Another instance in his defensive zone where he's watching the puck instead of monitoring his defensive responsibilities. Allows Suni to get behind him and create a good scoing chance. Wisdom with his back to the most dangerous part of the play. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Zayde Wisdom Summary Just looks raw in his play. Has very good skating ability, and his puckhandling is good, but often at speed his hands had a difficult time keeping up with his feet. When he slows down, he looks more controlled and capable with the puck. His defensive play needs work, however, as too many times he missed assignments in his own end (a couple of prime examples noted above). He does not shy away from contact, and in fact looked good in puck battles or keeping puck possession under pressure. He could develop into a nice middle-six player who will end his shifts in the offensive zone and be effective in a cycle game. Brian Fogarty Kingston vs Oshawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 1/25/2020
Alexander Mirzabalayev Note Truly lacks acceleration, like he's trying to skate in mud. Once he's going, he's okay, with nice edges in gliding, average speed. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexander Mirzabalayev Note Breaking out, shovels a pass but nearly falls over trying to avoid a hit. Would rather have seem him bear down just a bit more and take the hit to make a cleaner pass. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexander Mirzabalayev Note Tries to lift a short saucer pass to the slot but leads his man too much and the puck goes harmlessly into the corner. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexandre Doucet Note A couple of sluggish steps, looks half-hearted in the defensive zone as he reaches out for pucks instead of moving his feet. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexandre Doucet Note Lacks agility and the ability to dig into turns or cut laterally. All of his turns are long and slow. Edgework needs a lot of development. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexandre Doucet Note Puck watching in the neutral zone and Fillion shakes him cleanly. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Alexandre Doucet Note Patient with the puck, drifting toward the net, holding, trying to get the defender to committ. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Goes after a puck in the deep offensive zone, lifts the defender's stick and gains control. Then, from below the goal line, tosses the puck into the goalie's feet, off a skate and in. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Playing low on the right-side circle on the powerplay, and the low man finds him for a hard one-timer that took a great save to keep out of the net. Cormier got everything on that. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Same shift, but out a little higher near the top of the right circle, rips a slapshot about six inches off of the ice, hard on net. Forward in front tried to deflect but missed the puck. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Buzzing on the powerplay, moving with and without the puck. Takes one behind the net and saucers the puck to the circle, but Aleksei Sergeev mistimes it and the puck skips past his stick. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Quality work at the top of the penalty kill box. Active, pestering the puck, closing lanes. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Carries the puck with good speed and enters the zone cleanly on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Finishes a tremendous feed from Malatesta. Pots it into the open net one-timed. Great hustle to be there and be ready on the fly. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Note Drives to the net without the puck yet again, this time drawing a tripping penalty. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Cole Cormier Summary Smaller forward with skill and skating ability, but not spectacular at any one thing. A well-rounded player who can help his team in all zones. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Darien Kielb Note He's slow trying to chase down another shorthanded breakaway. He just can't keep up at all, despite the obviously intense amount of effort he's putting into it. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Darien Kielb Note Playing the point on the powerplay. Moves the puck okay enough, but nothing looks sharp about his game, and his inability to get back fast enough to prevent shorthanded chances makes him a liability back there. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Darien Kielb Note This time, instead of giving up yet another clean shorthanded breakaway, he actually just dove and tackled the charging forward before he could get to the puck. Yikes. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Edouard Cournoyer Note Intercepts at his crease and hands off and joins the breakout, but the forward trying to skate out of the zone heads into traffic, and Courneyer wisely backed off into a more cautious defensive position, and was in the right spot when the puck was indeed turned over. Smart read. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Edouard Cournoyer Note Physical on the boards, hard work to win the puck, then accelerates after passing to the blue line and starting a rush. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Edouard Cournoyer Note Tries to settle a puck with his foot, but can't quite get control and Mirzabalayev, takes it away from him. But Cournoyer works to get back and take away the slot option. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Edouard Cournoyer Note Not great speed, but mobile enough in small areas to allow him to gain position in the defensive zone. He's a pass first defender, but he'll try to push up ice when he can. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Edouard Cournoyer Note Takes a while to get his wrist shot away because he leans so heavily into his stick, but once its away, the pucks flies off his stick with good power. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jacob Melanson Note Goes to the net without the puck, almost pokes the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble, then circles back and levels the puckcarrier trying to skate clear of the zone. It was a hard hit called for a boarding, but I didn't think that was a good call. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jacob Melanson Note takes a solid hit and gets up slowly. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jacob Melanson Note Good work to cover his net front after the Center extended coverage out near the blue line. Smart read in his own zone, responsible play. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jacob Melanson Note Battling at the goal crease, scrapping for a loose puck. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jacob Melanson Note He's done a good job absorbing hits without showing much ill effect. He bounces back quickly. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Playing top circle right side, pucks comes to him from the opposite corner faceoff and he lets a one-timer go, simple glove save as the goalie was well-positioned. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Lacks agility and the ability to dig into turns or cut laterally. All of his turns are long and slow. Edgework needs a lot of development. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Okay start from a standstill, but he's not getting a huge burst. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Works on the puck carrier deep in the right corner, and as the opponent tries to spin away and turn up ice, Malatesta picks his pocket and turns for a backhand attempt on goal. Not a lot on it, but it was hard to determine if that was a shot or an attempt to pass to his teammate cutting to the front of the net. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Pushes a bouncing puck forward, races the defender to it, and as the puck pings off the half-boards, Malatesta one-times a fast-release snap shot on net. He can get a shot away from anywhere under any condition. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Improved leg strength will help his skating, both in short and open spaces. He's got speed and is a smooth skater, and his mechanics look good, just not fully matured yet. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note He'll take up a spot in front of the net on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Lateral/backward crossovers get him from the top of the circle to the slot in a hurry. Nice skating. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Throws a hit in the corner while on the powerplay. Solid jolt against a much bigger defenseman. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Has missed on a few passes. He is seeing the play, just not quite connecting. A little behind, and little in front. Needs to iron that out. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Great effort from near the red line to chase a puck that was racing into the offensive zone. He again beat a defender to the puck, and as soon as his reached it (near the goal line) he swept the puck back to Cormier coming down the right wing, who finishes. Malatesta caught up to the puck and didn't bother trying to settle it, just passed it behind and to his right at full speed. Excellent play. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Shows good hands in tight to snap at a goal mouth puck and almost gets it below the goaltender's pads. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Doesn’t cheat the game to get up ice. He's unselfish about protecting his zone. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Tries to tuck a back pass to Cormier off of the cycle, but misses him by three feet. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note He's got such a feel for the game. He just jumped to a spot where the puck squeaked out and he tucks it backhand into the open net. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Note Hands and a super-high scoring drive. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
James Malatesta Summary Any interesting scoring forward prospect who seems to want to get the puck in the net on every shift, and wants more when he gets one. His shot is much more accurate than his passing, which he will absolutely need to improve upon. He plays a smart, highly attentive game, and his hockey sense is great. I liked his willingness to get physical and go to the difficult areas despite being just 16 years old and 5'9. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jeremie Biakabutuka Note Speed is average. Just doesn't seem to push or power his stride at all. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jeremie Biakabutuka Note Backwards skating looks labored and lacks agility or quickness. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jeremie Biakabutuka Note Gets beaten completely by Sergeyev who isn't particularly fast or crafty, but one simple fake and cut inside and Biakabutuka was turned inside out. He was clearly playing the puck and not the man. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jeremie Biakabutuka Note Blue line draw comes to him, a little pressure and he awkwardly retreats behind his own net. Additional offside pressure joins and he looks panicked and gives the puck away. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Jeremie Biakabutuka Note Breakout, takes the puck at the blue line and skates it to the redline, then dumps it in so hard that it rims all the way around and allows Quebec to make an easy breakout of their own. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Small player, decent manueverability but his top speed looks only above average. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Killing penalties, and twice turned the wrong way, showing his back to the puck. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Not a fan of his straight-line speed. He moves okay with the puck, but he's only an above average skater from what I've seen so far. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note On the powerplay in the slot, tries to deflect a shot but gets too much of it and knocks it down in front of him. He immediately grabbed the puck, spun and fired it over the goaltender's blocker for a goal. Caught the goalie by surprise shooting off of the spin. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Killing a penalty, picks off a bobbling puck at his blue line and creates a clean breakaway. Gains a stride on Mavrick Gauthier, fakes, goes backhand-forehand as he hits the brakes, and slips the puck past the flailing netminder. That was a good move to fool the goaltender completely. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Good on his edges at speed, which helps him slide in and out of spaces. His first couple of steps are just okay, and his top speed is good, but its in between where he looks best on his skates. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Good check into the boards rubs out the puck carrier. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Note Five-on-three powerplay, and he's low on the left side of the net. Alll of the danger is starting on his stick. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Justin Robidas Summary A chippy, smaller forward that is effective in all three zones. He plays hard, competes hard, and has good hands and feet. He's just 5'7 now, but his father Stephane played at 5'11, 190 and put in 900+ NHL games. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Mavrick Gauthier Note Seems like he takes it personally when opponents try to take up residence at the top of the crease. Physical, choppy, intent on clearing that space. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
William Provost Note Stays almost straight upright during his first several steps, and only gets low after several strides. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
William Provost Note Takes a shot off of the faceoff. A ton of stick flex, but hit the goaltender in the chest. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
William Provost Note On the very next faceoff, tries the exact same shot from the faceoff, but the defender reads it and just takes the puck off of his stick and skates away. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
William Provost Note In a puck battle behind his own net, loses the battle and the puck, but his teammate throws a hit and creates a turnover. Provost then takes a couple of slow steps up ice while his team breaks out. No urgency at all. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Xavier Fillion Note Gets a wrist shot away with not much power behind it. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Xavier Fillion Note Tosses a mostly blind pass to the crease that looked like he was hoping to find someone there. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Xavier Fillion Note Simple fake leaves Doucet grasping for straws. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Xavier Fillion Note Follows Melanson's drive to the net, and when Melanson looses the handle in traffic, Fillion picks up the loose puck and snaps it past the goaltender to tie the game with just under four minutes left. Brian Fogarty Val-D'Or vs Quebec Video (With Replay) 1/10/2020
Bastian Guggenheim Note Looks lean, but he uses his body well and just made a nice hit in the corner. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Bastian Guggenheim Note Penalty kill duties, but he had drifted out a little too high and Voronkov gets a clean look from the crease for a goal. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Bastian Guggenheim Note Positions himself well, rides a player away from the crease/far post. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Bastian Guggenheim Note Gets called for a trip on Voronkov, but that was a clear dive/fall from the big Russian. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Note Gerts a loose puck and drives to the net, but a Swiss defender cuts across the crease and gets a stick out to disuade the shot. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Note Skating is good, his straightline speed looks above averagee, but not excellent. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Note Setting up in the slot on the powerplay. He looks comfortable taking the puck into high-traffic areas. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Note Fast turn with the puck, passes, shoves his way back to the front of the net. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Note Jumps to get a loose puck, then digs a heel and edges left. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Ivan Morozov Summary Not the most creative forward, but unafraid. He's a north/south player who will get to the greasy, hard-fought spots on the ice and be effective when he's there. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Maxim Sorkin Note Tries the power turn to the net, but can't beat the defender to get a clean look. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Maxim Sorkin Note Throws a puck from the half boards to no one at the crease. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Bad pass off the boards in his own end. It should have been a pressure-relieving clearance pass, but instead his just pushed it towards the blue line and gave up a two-on-one against. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Blocks a shot. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Can tighten up his mechanics a bit. They are okay, but can be better. Still fairly fast, though. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Trailing the rush, gets a one-timer opportunity that he rifles on net, saved. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Big circles around the slot as a defending technique on that shift. Down 3-1 in the third, I can see why he wants to get up ice, but he needs to be more settled there. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Note Needs more intensity in his game. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Simon Knak Summary Looks thinner than he's listed at 6'1, 190 and perhaps that is due in part to his minimally physical game. There a good parts of his game--he has good speed and skating abilities, handles the puck well, etc--but his overall play does lack intensity and there was not a lot of offense on display in this game, albeit against a stingy Russian defense. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Floating a bit in his own zone looking for a place to defend instead of being settled in position. Chasing the puck a bit. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note He's quick on his feet, and uses that on the penalty kill. He looked better on the pk than his earlier defensive shift. Sound positioning. Active but controlled. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Puck on his stick on the powerplay, recognizes that he has plenty of room, walks the puck in from the blue line, wrist shot wide. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Confident and capable with the puck. He's havinga hard time cracking the Russian defense, but he's trying hard. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Top speed is good, but his acceleration, edges and agility are excellent. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Does lots of little things well, and he battles hard. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note Wouldn't be surprised if he finishes this game with 25+ minutes of ice time. [Ed Note: Nussbaumer was officially listed as having 24:28 of ice time in the game]. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Note His competitiveness pegs the needle. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Valentin Nussbaumer Summary Easily Switzerland's best skater in this game. Nussbaumer plays hard in all three zones, has very good agility and quickness, tries to get the puck to the net, and showed an adequate shot release that could use more accuracy. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Yegor Sokolov Note Huge body, not an overly coordinated skater. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Yegor Sokolov Note In a straight line, his strides are short. He gets his feet back quickly, but there's no extendeed push at all. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Yegor Sokolov Summary Did not show much in the game other than his massive frame (6'4, 240). His skating is below average both in speed and mobility, he shows little to no offensive creativity beyond getting his body to the front of the net, and defensively he was just average. Brian Fogarty Switzerland vs Russian (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 1/2/2020
Alexander Holtz Note Puck in his own end, and as the defenseman is readying to exit, Holtz is moving laterally in protect against a Slovakian forechecker charging in, then he accelerates and activates as the puck does. Smart play. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Alexander Holtz Note Everything looks effortless for him: skating, handling. Never out of control. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Alexander Holtz Note Has such a big wrist shot, he can score from the boards with that thing. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Alexander Holtz Note Always has his stick on the ice, ready to receive a pass, providing easy targets for his teammate with the puck. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Alexander Holtz Note Carries the puck into the zone with speed, but the puck rolls off the toe of his stick as he tries to make a move. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Alexander Holtz Note His shot is lethal. Another wrist shot, this one from the top of the circle, just whipped it top corner far side. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Jonatan Berggren Note Working on the second powerplay unit, takes up a command and control spot below the goal line and is running the play from there. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Marko Stacha Note Unexpected poke check breaks up a pass. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Marko Stacha Note Gives Hoglander a bump and easily clears him from the front of the net. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Martin Fasko-Rudas Note Attentive to defense when the puck is inhis area. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Martin Fasko-Rudas Note Albin Eriksson gets a breakaway and Fasko-Rudas gains about a half-step on him while chasing him down. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note Good vision to find Fagemo in the slot, and a better pass to give him a chance to convert. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note First shift on the game, and he's already beavertailed his stick twice. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note Fission quick, but he's easily knocked around if there's any contact. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note Down beside the net on the powerplay, biding his time. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note His choices with the puck and unhesitating. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note He's a loaded spring just waiting for the puck to trigger him. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note Tries a no-look pass backwards between his legs while facing the half-boards, but it doesn't connect and is cleared. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Nils Hoglander Note Tries a backhand shovel pass and puts it into the skates. The king of high-risk plays. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Samuel Knazko Note At even strength, he's paying attention and quick to get back when Sweden gets puck control. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Samuel Knazko Note Good speed, probably very good. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Samuel Knazko Note On the ice a lot. He's getting a ton of minutes. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Slovakia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/31/2019
Aatu Raty Note Killing penalties despite being the team's youngest player. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Aatu Raty Note Killing a penalty, gets up ice with the puck, mishandles, stays on it, mishandles, stays on it and then he has a chance on goal. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Aatu Raty Note Good interception on the penalty kill. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Long, thin legs. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Playing the right side on the top powerplay squad. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Penalty killing center. He's a decent skater, good closing speed. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Skating is very good or maybe better, Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Another moment of nice footwork. He is a player that looks completely comfortable among the speedy Finnish team. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Then he buries a snipe from the circle. That was a shot. Sent the water bottle to the boards. Took his time, found a gap, lasered it. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Shoots at will because he carries the puck at speed, uses his edges to create space, and typically hits the zone with little help. He's been the most interesting player of the period. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Andrei Buyalski Note Needs to get stronger and add some weight. He's a beanpole. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Ansar Shaikhmeddenov Note Big, long strides with full extension and push. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Eemil Erholtz Note Killing penalties, gets a nice lead pass and a breakaway. Tries a backhand deke but the goalie stays with him. Erholtz looks gassed after, though. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Matias Maccelli Note Slippery with the puck, very good first two steps, mercurial movement. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Matias Maccelli Note Constant motion. He only knows attack, apparently. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Matias Maccelli Note Gets his shot away with a fast, hard release. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Matias Maccelli Note Pulls up and fires a pass though the slot right on the tape. He should be awarded an assist for that pass even though his teammate missed the net. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Maxim Musorov Note Tries to stickhandle through three Finns and go in alone, but that was a failing proposition from the start. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Patrik Puistola Note Wide stance, with a shoulder wobble as he skates. Speed seems okay though, smooth crossovers make his turning acceleration better than straight first steps. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Patrik Puistola Note Working through the circle, slot and to the crease on the powerplay. Stick in position, easily converts the Tanus pass. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Patrik Puistola Note A net-front player, which limits the damage his sub-par skating can do to his offensive effectiveness. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Stanislav Alexandrov Note Speed looks just okay. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Stanislav Alexandrov Note Looked quick there, and showed some nice agility hopping around a stopped player. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Stanislav Alexandrov Note Horrible pass three feet behind him, but he's able to spin and collect, and then avoids what would have been a heavy check. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Stanislav Alexandrov Note Looks good curling through the neutral zone. Puckhandling is good, hits the zone with speed, but the attack fizzles from lack of support and creativity. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Stanislav Alexandrov Note Misses on a cross-ice pass. Good choice, done with urgency, but off target by a good bit. Brian Fogarty Finland vs Khazakstan (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/29/2019
Adam Raska Note Nice movement, sharp stop to square up to block a shot. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note Forward stride is leaking power. His top-end speed is maybe above average. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note Floating in the defensive zone, watching the play behind the net but not getting involved until the puck gets rimmed around. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note Gets a steal, enters the offensive zone with one defender to beat, and just whiffs completely on the puck. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note Goes to the net and draws a penalty. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note With the puck, battling the defender, holding him and keeping his feet moving. I like him better playing that time of game. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note He's willing to get physical and bang along the boards. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Note Another hit. He'll make you pay to hold the puck. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Adam Raska Summary The best part of his game was his physical play, which was thoughtful and affective on the forecheck. He didn't thrill on offense, and his skating needs work. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Jenik Note Just rifled a disguised wrist shot that missed by a puck's length. His shot is electric. Even made Ferraro gasp. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Gets up to speed in a hurry, and his top speed looks tremendous. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Change of direction looks a little difficult, and his first step from a stop is heavy-footed, but he can fly on the move. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Good backcheck sequence where he used his speed to close, then stick check the carrier and force him outside. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Works hard, good lunch-pail type who is always on the job. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Corrals a puck that is behind him while he's already turning up ice, gets control, flies up the right side, and at the top of the circle, let's go a wrist shot that beats Askarov clean over his glove hand. That was a full 200-foot shift with a big reward at the end. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Killing a penalty, not as assertive as I'd like to see, more just waving his stick and looking on. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Another opportunity to see him accelerate from a glide, and he zooms past everyone. He's an excellent skater. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Backwards skating as the Russians come up ice, then a change of direction, moving up and left to attack the puck carrier. Mobility is very good. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Top powerplay unit. Draws a penalty by hitting the zone with speed. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Five-on-three, working the right circle, sends a pass to the blue line that misses by two meters. Worst play I've seen from him in the game. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Note Powerplay one-timer he fans on, then gets a second chance and sends it wide. In between, he wristed one hard on net after sliding to the slot, but couldn't drag Askarov out of position. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jan Mysak Summary There was so much to like about Mysak's game. He is fast, assertive, and agile on his feet when he's on the attack, and his defensive zone play was okay. He generates offense when he's on the ice, but needs some polish. Watch out for this kid, though. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jaromir Pytlik Note Moves well laterally and turns smooth circles. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jaromir Pytlik Note Top penalty kill unit for the Czechs Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jaromir Pytlik Note Moves pretty well. Has good jump. A little too upright perhaps, but he'll win a lot of footraces. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jaromir Pytlik Note Want him to improve his straightline speed. As mentioned before, a lttle too upright, a little too out of sync. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Jaromir Pytlik Note He can get low and dig in when he really wants to motor. Doesn't do it that much, though. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Not speedy by any means, but his big strides get him up ice, and he will improve, I think.Shows good balance and quickness. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Nice backhand pass to the point. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note He is a clever puck mover, making small precise passes to open up offensive space and lanes. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note On the powerplay, he's trying to direct teammates to things he sees but they apparently don't; board pass here, give and go there. Not looking frustrated, just eager. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Seriously looks one step ahead on thought processing. It's why his passes are so flickering. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Keeps working to drive play up into the offensive zone. He's not cheating the play, but driving positive possession. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Spinning no-look pass to the tape of his cutting linemate, who bobbles it in the slot. Nice pass. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note Soft pass to set up Morozov for a one-timer. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Note There he rips a hard pass across ice to the far side winger. Marchenko is a good, accurate passer with vision and the understanding of how to weight them. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Kirill Marchenko Summary There he rips a hard pass across ice to the far side winger. Marchenko is a good, accurate passer with vision and the understanding of how to weight them. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Maxim Groshev Note Not getting much ice time as the Russian coach has shortened the bench. Here, he was engaged neutral zone play. Skating looks like it needs some work. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Maxim Groshev Note Generates good speed through the neutral zone, gains the offensive zone, passes it into an opponent's skates. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Frenetic first step off of the faceoff, then throws a hit on the boards. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note His feet are miles apart during acceleration. His feet come back to about shoulder width, at best. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note End of the first period, haven't seen much of him, but now the game is tied and he's back on the ice. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Putting his body into lanes to block shots. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Skating is awkward, jerky in a way. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Seems to spend a lot of time bouncing off of players, hitting but not making an impact. He makes contact, then has to rebalance, and the play has passed him by. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Off to the box for roughing, giving the Czechs a 5-on-3 powerplay in a tied game. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Note Choppy strides that look like Top Chef blades out there. Also leads to his lack of impact. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Nikita Rtishchev Summary Rtishchev's biggest drawback is his skating, which detracts from his ability to affect the play around him. In a scrum, he loses balance on impact, and in open space he lacks the acceleration or speed to take advantage of extra time. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Otakar Sik Note Tremendous burst of speed up ice going after a long, dumped puck. Low, centered, exceptionally fast. Impressive. Didn't do anything when he got there, but the getting there was exciting. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Like his turns with the puck on his stick, decisive and clean. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Fast-handed attempt on a rebound, but Dostal saved it. Dorofeyev is getting to the difficult places and making it work when he's there. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note On the powerplay, moves the puck to the boards when a point pass might have been better, and the play fizzles out. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Same shift, goes to the slot, just wandering a bit. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Gets the puck with a wide-open net and pushes it wide. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Again has a decent opportunity in tight, and his backhand misses. He handles the puck so much better than he shoots. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Just doesn't have any urgency at all. Waiting for the puck. Waiting. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Waterskiing because he can't catch up. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Note Another time when his puckhandling looks good, but his shot looks lacking. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Pavel Dorofeyev Summary He can handle the puck and make fantastic reads and passes in tight spaces, but at least in this game, that ability did not translate to his shooting. He looks like he tries to pass it into the net rather than unleashing hard shots. His skating is mostly average. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Gets called for a roughing for a post-whistle shoulder bump on Romanov. Not a good play in the first action I've seen from him in the game. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Sweeping, active stick, his head is on a swivel, and he uses good edgework to slide into shooting lanes and eliminate options. Good positional work. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Makes a bad, easily tipped away pass, but then makes up for it with an interception of his own, and deft move, and skates it clear of his own zone. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Tries a poke check to prevent the Russian player from exiting the zone. Moderately successful in stopping him, but the puck bounces to another Russian and Kucerik is left scrambing to get back. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Decent speed, above average skating. Sturdy at 6'2, 198 pounds. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Holds the puck too long in his own end, and Nikita Alexandrov strips him for a chance on goal against. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Note Just got pulled apart by a Voronkov in and out move that put Kucerik right on the ice. Ooof. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Radek Kucerik Summary Good size, steady on his feet, plays with intent, but his hockey sense is questionable at times. He made several thoughtless mistakes in the game. Perhaps it was nerves, perhaps more. Will continue to monitor going into the 2021 draft, but at this point I don't expect much. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Yegor Sokolov Note That hit on Lauko was just dirty. That sort of direct knee to knee hit from the side can end careers. Brian Fogarty Czech Republic vs Russia (WJC 2020) Video (With Replay) 12/26/2019
Akil Thomas Note Can pivot front to back without losing any speed Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Akil Thomas Note Russia trying to set up their offense, Thomas is in the middle, directing players to set up the defense. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Akil Thomas Note One-time snapshot through the legs of the defender that almost beats the goalie five hole. Deceptive and fast. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Tremendous effort on the backcheck, skating all the way back from the offensive goal line. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Danil Savunov Note Also incredibly fast. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Jamie Drysdale Note Lightning fast, long push, great technique. He might be the best pure skater of the 2020 class. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Jamie Drysdale Note Second PK unit. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Jamie Drysdale Note Telegraphed a D to D pass that Amirov anticipates and intercepts Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Jamie Drysdale Note Able to chase all the way back to the net on a good angle, and hits the crease at the same time as Amirov. Doesn't prevent the shot, but he hampered it a bit. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Quinton Byfield Note In a puck battle inhis defensive corner, taking on two Russians and is able to eventually win the puck. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Intercepts a high pass with his hand, drops and taps forward to Tomasino for an attacking play. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Intercepts at the blue line and rockets down the ice for a breakaway chance. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Ty Dellandrea Note Very good speed, and willing to take the body and make a hit on the forecheck, Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Ty Dellandrea Note Plays a good positional defensive game. Pinning his man, trying up in the slot. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Ty Dellandrea Note Top penalty killing unit for the OHL team. Active stick, creates a turnover. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Ty Dellandrea Note Skating the puck out, fires a perfect cross-ice pass to the far boards connecting with the left winger. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Can generate so much speed and power through the neutral zone with the puck, and can still fake and deke around defenders. He's a beast one-on-one with almost anybody. Brian Fogarty OHL vs Russia (Cananda-Russia Series 2019) Video (With Replay) 11/7/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Picks up a puck, gains speed through the neutral zone, tries to work through three opponents as he enters the offensive zone and he loses the puck into the side boards. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Gets a gift puck all alone in the slot, closes, handles and shoots, gets his own rebound on the move, cuts behind the net and scores on the wraparound. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Changes gears when he needs to, has good control of his skating speed and angles. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Perfetti's hands are all over his stick, choking up, reaching out. Soft, fluid hands that allows him handle and move the puck in tight spaces. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note On the powerplay, slowly stickhandling though the neutral zone and almost lulls the defenders to sleep. Sharp pass at the blue line and suddenly he's behind the forwards and has the puck back. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Snappy release using the defender as a screen, and nearly beats the netminder. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note He can command the game when the puck is on his stick. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Perfetti is constantly in and out of traffic without the puck. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Seems to feel zero pressure when he has the puck, despite the number of opponents bearing down on him. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Cole Perfetti Summary Perfetti is a player who is noticeable on practically every shift. His skating is so smooth and lively, and he plays a smart game in all three zones, but he sparkles when he has the puck, and his team makes sure that the play is always going through him somehow. He is an excellent puck handler who draws opponents to him and makes the smart play, never forcing either a shot or a pass. If he doesn't have a clear option, he can skate his way into one. Even without the puck, he is looking for opportunities. A top prospect, no question. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note Tries a long diagonal blue-line-to-blue-line pass, but the puck was skipping when it arrived and the receiver couldn't handle it. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note Tries a one-timer in close but he didn't get all of it, and although it wasn't simple for the goalie, it was a fairly straightforward save. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note He'll hit, and crosscheck, too. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note Crisp pass cross ice through the neutral zone, this time hitting his man in stride. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note Loses an edge on a hard turn and goes sprawling. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note Good competitiveness and hard effort to try to keep or win pucks. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Note In a good shooting spot, but when he gets the puck, he misses wide. He needed to hit the net there, because he had a lot of rebound help in front. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Damien Giroux Summary The fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Wild from the 2018 draft is on the small side at 5'10, 185, but he's not afraid to mix it up a bit and get his body into the game. He's a two-year captain for the Spirit, and its easy to see why in the way he plays. He's always working hard, battling for puck possession. He is not a prolific scorer, however, despite his decent stick skills. He missed the net too many times and some of his passes were off target. Skating is above average. At this point, it's hard to call him a projectable NHLer, but he could still make a nice professional career for himself in the AHL with a chance at the NHL if he can push hard on the development curve. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Davis Codd Note Fast, good technique and stride power. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Davis Codd Note Small and quick, hardworking player at both ends. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Davis Codd Note Might be the fastest skater in this game. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Davis Codd Note Drives the net on the left side, right-handed shot shows backhand, forehand, backhand, top shelf but the netminder gets a shoulder on it and pushes it just over the bar. Fast, fast hands there. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Davis Codd Summary Barely sixteen years old (born August 2003), Codd is a fast, dynamic skater who brings energy and a good amount of puck skills to the ice. He's listed at 5'9, 163 pounds, with some room to grow and polish his skills. His hard work and high level of competitiveness will help him going forward. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Note Big, stunner hit that separates puck from carrier. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Note Takes the hit to make sure he gets the puck to the right player. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Note Late in the period, in the offensive zone, keeping alert at the left point, and as the puck gets closer to the net, he gets closer himself. Puck hops to the slot, he jumps up, swivels his hips to shield the puck from a Saginaw player, and with that extra second is able to backhand the puck on net. Then he's immediately back out to his post at the blue line, checking the clock. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Note Pinches into the corner, helps his team keep possession, then backs out to this spot again. As he does that, he waves his Center back towards the play down low. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Note Good, simple zone clearance. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Dylan Robinson Summary Robinson is a steady, heady defender who plays a shrewd positional game in his own end. Up ice, he stays responsible, but looks willing to pinch in and get involved in the offense if it doesn't involve too much risk. This is his first full-time OHL season even though he is a 2020 draft-eligible player. Despite his relative inexperience, he plays a lot of minutes on the blue line, with good hockey iq and a potential NHL career in the future. It will be interesting to see how his draft stock goes. He has the look now of a player who could be a late round pick or a player who gets passed by this season, but really stands out next year. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Smooth-looking backward skating, but crossing over a bit more when c-cuts would be better there. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Holds his position, doesn't buy the Foudy fake, and good physical play knocks Foudy off the puck. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Hard pass from behind his his own net out to the half boards starts the breakout. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Got a puck in his corner, faked left then shoveled the puck to the right and into a crowd. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Turns look a bit slow. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Skates a puck through center ice, enters the zone against everyone, fires a wrist shot low that the goalie blocks into the corner. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Killing penalties, bottles the puck into the corner and eats seconds off of the clock. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Decent first couple of steps from a standstill, when he needs it. But, he is standing still a bit too much. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Windsor coming out of their zone, and Solovyov gets caught lingering in the neutral zone while an attacking player skips by him and enters the zone cleanly, while Solovyov was left groping with his sitck. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Leading a slowish, sort of plodding rush that gets stifled. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Another instance where he was standing and watching instead of hustling back from the boards to his net. What's he doing out there? Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note In full stride one-time slapshot that howled to the net. Goalie was ready but that was a blast. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Looks much more comfortable at the point when his team has good puck control. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Left-handed shot playing the left point. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Charges to the net, and the puck comes to him, but under duress he chips it over the net. Aggressive play, though. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Tries to leave his defensive zone when full possession was not yet theirs, and he left his D partner alone with the puck and three forechecking opponents. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Definitely not hesitant to shoot. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Another monster one-time slapper. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Note Horrible giveaway at the offensive blue line, and the penalty killer gets a clear breakaway for a goal. Not only was the turnover bad, the player breaking away is not fast, but Solovyov couldn't catch up to stop the attempt. The Saginaw goalie was shooting eye daggers at Solovyov after the goal. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ilya Solovyov Summary Good size at 6'2, 187. Has a huge slap shot with very good timing on one-timers, even on the move. But that's about the limit of his offensive abilities. Decent passer. Below average foot speed, stands around a lot, really bad in his own zone. Just doesn't get involved in most defensive action, though he will use his body at times. Just not a lot of visible hockey smarts in general. I love his shot, but don't really like any of the rest of his game.  Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note Tries to deke around a defender at the blue line who just bodies up and dumps him. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note Mechanics look good. He gets a lot of speed. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note Good skater with the puck, highly manueverable. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note He looks better skating in traffic than straight line. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note Turns a pass to the boards, keeps going for the other end of the give-and-go and gets a good look on net. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note That was a nice looks and pass through traffic to give the far side wing a chance on net. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Note Might not have the sheer top-end speed of his older brother Liam, but he is an excellent skater just the same. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jean-Luc Foudy Summary Foudy was the most visible player on the ice for the Spitfires, driving play into the offensive zone, constantly on the attack, and doing his part in his own end. His skating in the zone forces the defenders to keep an eye on him at all times, and his passing and puckhandling are threat enough to punish them if they don't. Not truly electrifying, and not always a threat to score, but he's at a point per game after 29 this season. His mother was a silver-medalist Olympic sprinter, an interesting side note. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Big body with powerful skating that gives him sneaky-good straight-line speed. Agility and balance look okay. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Same shift, theres a rush up ice, and he was passing people. At 6'5 and 207 pounds, the 18-year-old forward is an excellent up-ice skater. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Skating and size, and his passing is okay, but he's floating and watching, not really getting into the action. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Gets a lucky puck with the goalie out of position behind the net and scores easily, even from a bad angle near the boards. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Carries the puck, power move on his backhand to get around the defender, then tries to go top shelf but misses high. Best offensive move I have seen from him so far in the game. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Again showing speed to beat out an icing. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Wrist shot takes a while to load and unleash. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Note Gets called for interference on something that could have been ugly as the player went awkwardly into the boards. I want to call that a bad penalty to take, but the opposing player stepped right in front of McDonald. Had he not crashed into the boards there likely wouldn't have been a call. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kyle McDonald Summary McDonald is a 2020-eligible player who is 6'5, 187 pounds who is suprising fast with long, powerful strides that helps reach an excellent top speed. He shows very good mobility and balance. He is not as physical as you’d expect at his size, and his offensive game is subpar and he doesn't get into the meat of the battle at all. He'll need to up his work rate and get more involved in generating offense. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Note Skating is above average but not by a lot. It limits his effectiveness trying to get through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Note Another rush, and he's a step or two off the pace. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Note Going hard, but can't get ahead of Solovyov, who is not a speedy player. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Note Powerplay, up near the top of the right circle, he looks good there because he doesn’t have to move as much or create his own space. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Note Misses the net completely with a mid-range wrist shot. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yegor Afanasyev Summary A big, power-type player at 6'4, 201, but he lacks the spark that could help propel him forward. His skating is okay, but he's a step slow against good OHL skaters, and he'll need to up his intensity and mobility to get a good crack at the NHL. Brian Fogarty Windsor vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Nils Lundqvist Note Mechanics are nearly flawless. Compact, long push, quick reset. Makes him remarkably fast. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Nils Lundqvist Note Skates the puck to the blue line, passes into the neutral zone, then races deep into the offensive zone. Suddenly he's behind the net drawing defenders to him before moving the puck. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Nils Lundqvist Note Lundkvist with an awesome pass in tight to find Gunler for the goal. Because it happened on the far side of the goal, I at first thought Lundkvist had shot the puck and Gunler got the rebound, but replays showed that Lundkvist actually pulled the puck to his backhand and made the five-foot pass to Gunler. Hands and vision on top of the speed he was bringing to the net. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Nils Lundqvist Note Oh my, is he fast. Just rockets up the ice. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Nils Lundqvist Note His release is quick. He gets the puck away with little stick movement at all. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Nils Lundqvist Summary Already a good to great skater when he was drafted in 2018, his skating speed and agility has seemingly improved to a superb level. He has also further developed his offensive skills and shot. Lundkvist is quickly becoming a first-rate defensive project for the Rangers. His size at 5'11, 174, is a little on the small side but should have zero effect on his ability to make his way to the NHL. I would not be surprised to see him transfer to North America in the near, near future. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Working towards to puck, side-steps a defender, gets the pass, feeds Lundkvist low. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Gets to the slot, and Lundkvist finds him with an amazing and sneaky backhand pass, which Gunler darts into the goal with one touch. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Gliding behind the net, watching the play on the boards. Puck kicks out, Gunler leans hard on his left skate, then with a great push and just two steps he's in the slot. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Burst is outstanding, speed is very good, edgework and agility are near excellent. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Stickhandles around the defender, then wrists a hard shot low to the far post that just misses wide. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Comes off the bench with speed and manages to keep a loose puck from exiting the offensive zone. His momentum carries him to the circle, but he turns back to buy a second or two then saucers one to the weak side right onto Lundkvist's stick. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Like his effort on the backcheck. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note Sees that he has a bit of time while the puck is locked up on the boards, so he clears a broken stick from his high-slot area that had been on the ice for a few shifts. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Note He plays a style of game that will easily translate to smaller ice. He skates well, but is a north/south player who goes to the middle without hesitation. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Noel Gunler Summary Gunler's energy, awareness and alert play coupled with his skills and skating are a tantalizing package. He has size at 6'2 and 174 pounds, and he plays fast all the time. Truly an excellent prospect for the 2020 draft. He looks like a top ten pick to me, even with this crowded forward crop. Brian Fogarty Lulea vs Lausanne (Champions Hockey League) Video (With Replay) 12/10/2019
Adam Beckman Note Going hard back to the bench after his shift. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Top power play unit, low in the strong-side corner. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Edges are good, hands are steady and stick is ready. Works well to keep his body oriented to the play. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note As his team is breaking the puck out of the defensive zone, he heads into the neutral zone, then opens his hips and makes himself available for the breakout pass. Good awareness and skating. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Uses his heel to change pass and angle of forechecking attack. Nice footwork there. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Moving to the right, pass comes across his body and he's able to lean hard on his left foot edge and get a good, off-balance wrist shot on net. He knows how to shoot the puck. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Able to collect tough passes well, and then move the puck with a second touch. He's a step ahead of the play. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Another off-balance shot on net, this time on a one-timer from just inside the blue line. Before the puck was played out to him, he had circled back to get into a better lane and shooting space, and his shot was a dangerous one. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note One thing I'm seeing is he needs to up his physical play a bit. He looks okay in tough spots, but along the walls he's poking and reaching in instead of engaging the body. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note On the blue line, he flicks his wrists and puts a long shot on net. He's got a deceptively quick release. That one might not have had a lot of juice, but it still created havoc at the net. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Just had to make a choice on a puck that was skittering into the zone while he was leaning into the neutral zone. He could easily have chased, but chose the smarter option to regather and not overextend. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Also out on the penalty kill late in the first. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Starting from one blue line, Jarvis and Beckman are in footrace, Jarvis with the puck. By the redline, Jarvis has a stride, though he had a bit more run to start with and Beckman had a bit of traffic. At the next blue line, Jarvis has to slide right to evade a defender, and Beckman is about even again. I'd give the edge to Jarvis, but Beckman was close. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Collects a loose puck at the red line, fights through a stick check, powers into the zone, then drops to the trailer. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note End of a long shift, still working hard in the defensive zone, then makes a bee-line fo the bench but the puck pops out in front of him. He attacks into the offensive zone, then when the play fizzles, he still goes hard to the bench. I love that effort. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note He's the second man in on a 3-on-2, but the winger fires a pass into his skates. He can't gather, but he keeps working hard to make something happen. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note He pays attention to his defensive role, and uses good acceleration to break up plays. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Down 3-1, he's on another 3-on-2 rush, this time trailing the play. There's a netfront scramble, the puck ends up in the net, and Beckman is hugging the goal scorer like they just won the championship. He's an enthusiastic winner, this kid. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note He's in great shape. He has played a ton of high energy minutes, and hasn't slowed a step. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Does a lot of spinning when he doesn't have the puck. It's wasted movement that will need to be excised from his game. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Note Another end-of-shift opportunity, he digs deep, gets a zone entry, and heads to the bench. Discipline and hard work. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Adam Beckman Summary Beckman is a well-rounded player with a scorer's touch and feel around the offensive zone. He skates well, works hard in all three zones, and plays an attentive and aware game. He lacks physicallity but goes to high-traffic areas when he needs to. Good passer, good vision, though neither are particularly top end. He played a lot of minutes in all situations, and when he was on the ice, the puck typically ended up in the offensive zone. He could be a top-six winger at the NHL level if he continues to develop. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note Hardworking forechecking shift, very active trying to get the puck back for his team. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note Wide stride with short pushes. He should get deeper and push into longer strides, but he still has decent pace. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note He's the center, but on this sequence he's trying to leave the zone before the puck. When the inevitable turnover happens, he's slow to get back on defense. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note I like his movement overall, but he's a step or two slow skating north/south. On his next sequence, he showed that by having to pass the puck awkwardly instead of outskating the back pressure. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note Tries to power around Tyson Kozak, but he didn't have the wheels to do it. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Note Yeah, he needs to get two steps faster. I hope he can, because I like him otherwise. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bear Hughes Summary An undrafted 2019 with good size at 6'1 but he's still on the thinner side at 165 pounds. Could use more leg strength and improvement on his stride. Good at faceoffs, but the coach seems to not trust his defensive play too much because he wasn't asked to be a core center defender low in his zone. My feeling after this game is that he could be an effective AHL-level pro, but needs to get faster. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Bobby Russell Note Not watching him, but he just made an excellent 180 with the puck that made me go, "ooooh." Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Note Starts the breakout, heads to the front of the net, then jabs the puck up and into the net off the Fromm-Delorme feed. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Note Slotside of the circle on the offensive zone faceoff. Puck goes the other way into the corner, and Hanas turns towards the blue after bumping into the defender, then turns around again. Turning his back to the play is not good, but he may have been off balance and forced to do that. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Note Poor, blind backhand pass off his halfboards easily picked off. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Note Throws a nice hip check behind the offensive net. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Note Ridiculous video game deke, toe drag backhand top cheese. That was sick. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cross Hanas Summary Playing on the same line as Fromm-Delorme, but didn't look quite as effective. Willing to get physical, above average to good speed. Didn't show off his hands until that nasty dangle off the feed from Fromm-Delorme that was easily the highlight of his game. I'd like to see if he can do more of that, particularly in tighter confines. Looked okay to me, but not a high-end prospect for the 2020 draft at this point. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Filip Kral Note Kral, with good size and two-way play, is a weapon, even though he's not fast or dazzling. Just seems to get the job done somehow. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Filip Kral Note Again, Kral looks clunky, but he makes plays with the puck. I'm skeptical of his NHL future, but he has success on the ice. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note So tall at 6'5, 207 pounds, but he is a fluid, fast skater with agility as well. Nasty combo. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Throws a hit along the boards, using his size as a factor for physical play. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Top power play unit, taking up a net-front position. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Accelerates toward the net and wrists a shot low that handcuffed the goaltender. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Highly active at the crease on the power play. He's so big and well balanced that defenders can't dislodge him and the goalie has hard time getting sight lines. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Gets a wide, wide stance for faceoffs, and he gets so much leverage on the draw. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Killing penalties, but loses the faceoff in the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Again being called upon to kill penalties, and again he's just sort of passive in the slot. This looks more like a coaching preference rather than his play. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note At times, he looks like a kid trying to figure out how to make his body work in unison with all its parts. Once he does, he could be a real force to be reckoned with. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Needs to up his physical play a bit more. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note On the boards in the corner, the defender hooks him and he topples over. Weird play, but I'd like him to keep his feet there. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Strides are so long, he can cover half the rink in what seems like three steps. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Note Overskates the far post and is out of position, but the puck on the far boards goes the other way, so no damage. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Finley Summary One of the youngest members of the 2020 draft class (9/2 birthdate), Finley might also be the biggest at 6'5, 207. He is a suprisingly good skater, with long, powerful strides and good edges and agility. He is strong on the puck and has a physical element though he needs to improve on that portion of his game. He was heavily relied on to kill penalties, take faceoffs in all zones, and get to the crease on the powerplay. He showed good hands and a facility for battling for pucks at the crease. He's a player who will improve over time if he keeps working hard. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Obrien Note Taking the faceoff, but not playing the typical centerman defensive role down low. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jack Obrien Note At the offensive blue line with the puck, instead of getting over the line, he tries to turn back, loses the puck, and the rush goes the other way. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raegan Wiles Note Right point, half-hearted looking shot doesn't get through the traffic. Puck comes out. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raegan Wiles Note Tries to cut off the forward on the boards, but doesn't quite make the angle. Gets a piece, but the forward gets past him. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raegan Wiles Note Just haven't seen him on the ice much through two periods. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Reece Newkirk Note He's a waterbug with the puck, no doubt. Skating is crazy good. And his shot release is super fast. Nice wrist shot. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Reece Newkirk Note Tries a lacrosse move but Ty Smith buries him on the attempt. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note Reaching a bit on defense, but then closes and gets more physically engaged. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note Good feed to the slot, had to reach around the defender, but flicks a pass to Hanas for the chance. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note Moving through the offensive zone with intent when he doesn't have the puck. He's an active participant, not a passive observer. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note First step is lively. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note In a disintegrating game with a lot of good skaters, he's still showing speed and nerve and getting pucks into dangerous spots. Now, he just needs to finish. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note What a wonderful look! Take a pass off the baords, splits two defenders, then spins no scope and hits Hanas who dangles and buries it. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note I'd call his straightline speed at about 55ish on a 20-80 scale. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note He goes hard on the forecheck. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Note I like his balance. He'll get his skates out wide to hold position and maintain strength on his feet and on the puck. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Robbie Fromm-Delorme Summary Fromm-Delorme is quicker than he is fast, and looks like a better skater in tight spaces than in straightline open ice, but he's okay there, as well. His hockey sense is quite good, he has a high-energy work rate, and he looks to generate offense while he's out there. His defense looks more oriented to generate turnovers than protecting his net, but that's more an indication of his scoring drive than lack of responsibilty. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Excellent skating--speed, light on his skates, turns and pivots are seamless. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note On the penalty kill, battling along the boards against two Spokane players, Jarvis is able to keep the puck tied up for a while. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Headman goes deep into the zone to retrieve a dumped puck, Jarvis trailing, and when the puck kicks out to him, Jarvis rips a one-timer on net. A lot of heat on that shot. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Shot from a howitzer, Jarvis screams up ice and beats guys into the zone who were already at the blue line. Gets a drop pass, cuts hard at the goal line and feeds the puck to the slot. That would have been a goal if not for a brilliant poke check from the goalie. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Not getting enough quality ice time because the Winterhawks keep taking penalties. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Starting from one blue line, Jarvis and Beckman are in a footrace, Jarvis with the puck. By the redline, Jarvis has a stride, though he had a bit more run to start with and Beckman had a bit of traffic. At the next blue line, Jarvis has to slide right to evade a defender, and Beckman is about even again. I'd give the edge to Jarvis, but Beckman was close. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note After his rush and gaining the zone, he moves the puck then takes up a powerplay spot at the net. Is that how he catches his breath? Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Reading the play, drifts into open ice. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Passes are released with no effort, but the weighting is generally perfect, if that's a thing. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Always finding open ice, and when opponents try to stop him, he slips past and finds a better, bigger space. He's ellusive with and without the puck. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Change of direction is superb. He can turn back on a dime. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Note Gets a clean breakaway, hooked, penalty shot. Sweeps left, pitty patt, dekes to backhand, scores. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Seth Jarvis Summary Seth Jarvis will likely be a riser in the 2020 draft class. He plays a constant attacking style, is a lightning fast skater with tremendous agility and technique. His hands are excellent and he gets his shot and passes away quickly and accurately. He plays with intelligence and mobility and seems to be a highly competitive player. I see him as a late first rounder with good scoring upside. Brian Fogarty Portland vs Spokane (WHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Ethan Del Mastro Note Tries to turn back, and his turn is tight enough, but he doesn't get good acceleration as he goes the other way. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ethan Del Mastro Note Up ice with the puck, his speed is about average, maybe a half-step slower than that. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Paired with Hoefenmayer. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Playing a safe game, likely because he has to work with Hoefenmayer constantly attacking up ice. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Tries to force a pass at the offensive blue line. Keating was well-covered, so the pass was not the best choice. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Really nice s-cut backwards strides. He might need to work a bit on top speed, but his small-space skating is excellent. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Spectacularly well-timed pinch gains puck possession and a rapid-fire attack. His choice garnered a full-on slapper from the high slot. Then he stays active, wins the puck in the right corner, and when Hoefenmayer goes deep into the opposite corner, Matier is back to his point. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Keeps his man outside the lane, then when the passing opportunity opens, he lifts his man's stick and eliminates the play. Well done. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Note Great poke check. Sweeps the puck away. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Matier Summary A 16-year-old defender playing a lot of minutes and asked to cover a lot of ice while his d-partner is actively engaged in the attack. He made some mistakes, but also made some excellent decisions with and without the puck. He already has size at 6'3 and 184 pounds, and skates well. He looks like a very promising prospect for the 2021 draft and beyond. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Poke check breaks up a rush. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Turns his defender, pulls up, fires a good shot on net. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Steps left and uses his hip to shield the puck from the defender, effectively boxing him out of the play. He earned two seconds for his team with a simple shift of his body. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Quinn has smart body-awareness--good positional player. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Killing penalties, working hard late in the period. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Note Quinn with his second stick infraction of the game. He's pushing the limits, and tipping over the edge at times. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Jack Quinn Summary Gets around the ice well, but it was his awareness and hockey iq that stood out in this game. At both ends of the ice, he used his body and edges to create separation or close gaps as appropriate. Plays a smart possession game with a good amount of offensive skill. Good play when he was one-on-one with a defender, and he created on his own. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
James Hardie Note Upright, but gets good knee bend when he wants to go. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
James Hardie Note He floats a lot. Not much urgency in his game at either end of the ice. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Joseph Garreffa Note Garreffa can fly. Head up, slick stickwork, a crackle of ozone as he passes by. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Kevin Bahl Note Bahl has a lot of tools, but his biggest asset is likely his cool under pressure. Which is good, because he's not going to beat forecheckers with his feet. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Hands are so fast, he was able to take that pass on his backhand, pull it straight back to his left and release the shot immediately. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Slips his man in the corner, peels into the circle, finds Hoefenmayer on the far post for a great opportunity. Then he follows up Hoefenmayer's shot looking for the rebound. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Looking amazingly dangerous on every shift. The Steelheads have no answer for him. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Turns are agile with the puck. He can twist and change directions with no effort. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Left side on the powerplay, dips a shoulder, digs with his left skate, then slides a pass to the point. The defender was completely fooled. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note The pucks gets turned over on the powerplay, Rossi last man back, and he gains a step on the breakaway then a diving stick sweep disrupts the attempt. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Goes behind the net and pins the defenseman with the puck, turns, finds the puck at this feet, and kicks a pass to the net front to create a deadly-looking opportunity. That one made me gasp. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Even in this forward-deep draft class, I think Rossi has a legitimate shot at the top ten. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Puck comes to him from the corner, he's in the low slot near the left circle, and he one-times it. Perfect choice, no hesitation. Saved, but a great scoring chance. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Throws a breakout pass off the back of his headman, and the puck ricochets back into the defensive zone. That's the first clear mistake I've seen from him in the game. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Dazzling puck handling just schooled the opposing player. This kid has all the skills. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Rossi talking a lot, guiding his teammates, trying to organize on the faceoff. Then he outworks everyone to prove his point. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Just realized that he's capturing all of my attention. It's hard not to watch him when he's out there. And he's out there a lot. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Puck loose at the boards, as he closes, he chokes way up on his stick, pivots and passes. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Note Not physical, but will go to the net and battle for position. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Marco Rossi Summary Rossi continues to impress with every viewing. His work rate is off the charts, with constant effort on display on every shift. He plays such a smart, effective and simple game, with excellent wheels and soft hands. He has a variety of shooting options, his vision is excellent, and his decisions are nearly always spot on. He's a leader on the ice, playing his draft year like he's a overager veteran. His commitment to defense shows not only competitive nature but his on-ice command of the game, as well. He may be on the smaller side, but at 5'9 and 179 pounds he packs a lot of foot and hand strength into his frame and he doesn't look small on the ice. He is a multitool player and a top, top prospect in a deep class. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note On the right point, puck comes around the rim to him, and he is able to smoothly pull the puck off the wall with his backhand, slide to the forehand, and rip a shot. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note And there is Hoefenmayer's weakness: he just got caught lunging for a poke check in his own end and allows the attacker to step around him and get a clean shot on goal. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Uses his speed and long stick, takes a good angle, and drives the puck carrier to the boards, then Hoefenmayer knocks the puck free. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Another bomb from Hoefenmayer. He's just firing shots on net one after another. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Defending a 5-on-3, so the coach has confidence in his defensive capabilities. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Summary Credited with six shots in this game, but he must have had at least twice as many attempts. When he's on the ice, the puck finds him. Still work to do in his zone, but outside of his zone, he's a threat, for certain. Unlike some other highly offense-oriented defenders of recent years, Hoefenmayer looks like he is committed to improving his defensive game and willing to put in the hard work in his zone. He's likely a player that will need to prove his worth and polish his two-way game in the AHL for a couple of years, but he also looks NHL capable. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Thomas Harley Note Harley can truly skate. Wind-like, that one. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ty Collins Note First step looks a little slow, but he picks up speed well after that. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ty Collins Note Pulls his man down, holding call against him. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Ty Collins Note He's an upright skater with no great technique. Needs to get lower, stronger. As such, his edges are good because that's what he relies on, but his speed and acceleration are lacking. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yanic Crete Note Battling deep for the pucks, wins the fight but the puck goes the other way. He skates out hard, gets an interception in the neutral zone and makes a diving pass to relaunch the offense. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Yanic Crete Note Tries to deke around Harley, which was, well, inadvisable. Brian Fogarty Mississauga vs Ottawa (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/23/2019
Adam Evanoff Note Evanoff has been incredible in this game. Facing a ton of shots, he has limited awkward rebounds, fought off traffic, and made several sensational saves even though he's been left out on a wire by himself. His lateral movement is nice. He's a battler, too. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Adam Evanoff Note Probably finishes this game with 50-plus saves [Editors Note: He faces 49 shots, and saved 46 of them.] Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Keeps his stick high when he's skating. It makes him look like he's off balance all the time. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Patient and steady in his own end. Skates well. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Has the puck in his own zone four-on-four, is able to spin away from a couple of forechecks, but never moves the puck and ends up bobbling it behind his own net. Hmmmmm. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Joins the rush, and wow, he has speed. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Backwards, forwards, side-to-side, just dancing on his skates. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Tracks the puck carrier all the way out to the blue line, leaving a gaping hole in front of the his net. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Looks a lot better with the puck on his stick when he's hurtling through the neutral zone than he does when he has it in his own end. This kid is all heading up ice right now. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note More than willing to get up into the offensive game. His slapshot is okay. He holds it at the top, seeming to look for slap-pass options before putting the puck on net. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Loses his stick, but then uses his feet to shadow the puck carrier, tightening his gap, and forcing the puck out to the blue line. Well played. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Kid can move the puck. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Does well to collect a bad pass sent into his skates. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Summary Playing a lot of minutes as a 17-year-old defenseman, he is being used in all situations. He has good size at 6'0 and 179 pounds and his skating is excellent or slightly better. He needs to fill some holes, but the hockey iq in his defensive zone is there, and his ability to carry or pass the puck up the ice and drive the attack will make him a dangerous opponent as he continues to develop. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Drives through the neutral zone with the puck like he owns it. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Killing penalties, hyperactive in the middle of the slot, stick awareness, trying to cut off passing lanes. He's effective there. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Smooth skater. Good size. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Not a speedy player, but he has a solid base and is hard to move. Takes up a spot at the crease on the powerplay and the defender struggles to move him out of position. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Again at the top of the crease, fighting for rebounds. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Trying to get to a loose puck, his stride is so wide it eats some acceleration. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Note Intermission interview with Captain Wouters. Lots of cliché. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Wouters Summary Skating is good enough, and he is a hard-working player who adds some grind to his team, even though he is more offensively inclined. Will battle at the net, kill penalties, push play. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Tall kid with a solid-looking base. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Nice, soft board pass on target to start the breakout. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Physical in the offensive corner, battling hard for the puck. Uses his big body to seal off the opponent. Stepped around, pinched him into the boards, sealed off the puck until he could gain control. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Quality skater, but his feet are exceptional when he wants to fire the puck. Uses his edges for snap agility and powers his release. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Again using his frame to gain superiority over his rival. Edges and shoulders, stick and strength. He's a tough player to beat in a puck battle. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note Long stride, moves smoothly up ice with the puck. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note On the powerplay, slicing through the slot area without the puck, trying to give his linemates an option. Goes to the front of the net, gains position and gets his stick on the puckside of the defender. Smart positional awareness. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note A 2021-eligible, 16-year-old Center who is already 6'2, 174 pounds. Kirby is 6'4, 198, so it's likely that Colton gets bigger, too. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Note He goes to the net, is willing to take a hit and absorbs them well, and doesn't lose his cool when others try to agitate. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Colton Dach Summary It's clear yet that Colton will have the offensive success of his older brother Kirby, but he's an intriguing prospect in his own right. He was always around the play, using his size well, gaining position and getting himself in spots to be effective. He wasn't getting a lot of offensive chances, but he kept trying to create. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note First shift, and everything looks crisp. Pass behind his net was sharp and accurate. Later, a snap pass into the corner to buy time and space. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note On the powerplay, the Warriors have three guys behind the offensive net battling for the puck, and Hunt is low at the side of the net, looking for the puck to pop out. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Watching everything on the ice, his head and eyes are active, and when the puck slips loose he pounces and immediately turns the play back up ice. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Poor cross-check penalty deep in the offensive zone while on the powerplay. What was he doing? Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Used as a hybrid forward on the powerplay and four-on-four. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Walks the puck in from the point and wrists a shot on net, good save keeps the puck alive. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Good work getting a loose puck in his own zone and relieving pressure. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Out to kill the 5-on-3 at the start of the third. Most of the initial kill was spent in his zone, but he did a great job of positioning himself, keeping his stick in lanes, a reacting to the play. Didn't allow a shot on net. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Moving into the high slot, gets a pass from the boards and sends a hard wrist shot clanging off of the boards. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Dumps a puck from the red line, then beats two Saskatoon players to the puck in the corner. He holds back on his speed a lot of the time. But when he's not stingy, he shows tremendous pace. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Good clear on the penalty kill. He's adept at getting the puck out of his zone on the kill. Several times in this game he's done that with a cool head. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Note Big slapper on a puck sliding into his path. He timed that well, blasted it on goal. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Daemon Hunt Summary Hunt can skate. He's got a strong, solid frame already at 6'0 and 198 pounds, and he is easily Moose Jaws' best defenseman--and with Tracey out of the lineup, likely their best player. He plays all three zones the same: with cool intention and a drive to dominate the game. He needs to work on his shooting accuracy, but he has a good array of shots and gets a lot of power behind them as well. In his zone, he is reliable and calm and seems to care more about getting the puck out of danger than he is getting into the offense. However, once his zone is safe, he jets up the ice and gets involved. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note Two nice passes on his backhand from the offensive zone corner out to the point. Each pass was heavy but well weighted to allow the point man to handle them easily. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note Working on the second powerplay unit. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note He's following the puck instead of engaging in the play, which leaves him a step behind. When the puck comes to him, the defender is ready and gets a clean takeaway. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note First couple of steps are slower than average. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note On the left boards with the puck, passes to the circle. It would have been a good play except that the winger was well covered and the pass was broken up. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note Faceoff, puck skips past, and he can't win the race to the loose puck, even though he was the closest player to it. The Saskatoon team is fast, but Alarie should have won that. He's not a poor skater, he just labors to get those first steps to help him. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Alarie Note In a game with so many good skaters, he looks out of place. Needs improvement. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Eric Florchuk Note Once again, watching Florchuk just frustrates me. Size, speed, hustle, but no offensive instincts, creativity or finishing ability. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Changes direction quickly with the puck. Makes him hard to trap along the boards. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Really nice burst of speed. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Good cross-ice powerplay pass to Robins for the one-timer, wide. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Short, stocky player with good passes and offensive instincts. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Also killing penalties. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note There are holes in his game, but skating is not one of them. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Tries a shot form the goal line when Wouters was waiting at the crease. He should have passed it, there. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note If there's a seam, he'll likely find it and make a good, accurate pass. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Robbed at the doorstep. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Fast hands to evade. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Just hasn't found a rhythm yet in the first period. Has turned the puck over a couple of times. He's fighting the puck. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Smart little self-pass off the boards behind the net, then passes out to Hunt, who unfortunately bobbles it. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note An entire shift in which he circled around his zone and had zero interaction with the actual play Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Playing a ton of minutes in this game. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Has the puck in his own zone trying to lead the powerplay breakout, but turns the puck over and allows a clean breakaway. Yuck. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Out on the penalty kill, gets a puck, enters the zone, then passes back out into the neutral zone and straight to an opposing player. Yuck. These are the plays that the 16 year old needs to eliminate from his game. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Works hard deep in his own zone and draws a penalty. His effort while down 2-0 in the third is admirable. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Just off in this game. Missing passes, turning pucks over. But there's something good to his game. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note One touch backhand pass against the flow, right on the tape. Clever play, that. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Note Still driving play even though his team is down 3-0 with just a couple of minutes left. No quit here. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Ryder Korczak Summary Made a lot of mistakes with the puck that underscores his lack of experience, but Korczak can play the game. He knows what he wants to do, he just needs to get his game to the point where he's more comfortable in tight conditions. He has time to develop, of course, and should he use that time well, he could become a good prospect, no doubt. With Tracey out of the lineup he's carrying the load. He needs some pieces around him to take on some of that weight and allow him to naturally progress. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Beats out an icing by getting around the defenseman and winning the foot race. His first few steps are excellent. He just won three separate puck races on the same shift. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note I liked this little play a lot: Off the defensive-zone faceoff, he's playing the net side, puck slides out, he steps in and one-touches toward the corner for a safe possession play. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Steps into a lane and intercepts a pass. Gets tripped but no call. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note He's all over the place, always involved in the play. He just made an excellent net-front downward deflection that should have been a goal. Then he's banging away at the rebound. I'm really liking his game. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Killing penalties with his speed. He's a threat to turn it the other way and his puckhandling is good enough to eat up seconds. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Tries to deke and split two defenders, and nearly succeeds but the puck slips away at the last second. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Killing penalties with an active stick and harassment speed. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Turns his defender around, steps back against the grain, and uses the confused defenseman as a screen for a snapshot that beats the nettie high glove. Good move. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note His hockey sense is really good, at both ends. He has his teeth buried into every play on every shift, no matter what he's being used for at the time. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note I really like how he puts some heat on his passes, but only to cross the space, not too hard for the receivers to handle. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note His balance is excellent. Just took a solid hit from a bigger player and kept his feet. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Tristen Robins Summary I find it puzzling that Robins is only producing at .65 points per game at this point [Editors Note: At game 29, Robins has 19 points on 9 goals and 10 assists), mainly because the puck is always on his stick and he has the skills to get it in the net. He's fast and agile, uses his quickness to his advantage whether on offense or defense, and plays of full game. In this game he looked to me like a player that could explode for a chunk of points and raise his draft stock. Brian Fogarty Moose Jaw vs Saskatoon (WHL) Video (With Replay) 11/17/2019
Chase Stillman Note Tries a little pitty-pat pass that just hit the defenders skates. Yikes. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note Looks a bit lost in his zone on this shift, like he's trying to figure out what to do. Watches as a puckcarrier gets to the slot for a chance. Come on. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note Tries to cut back with the puck, but loses the handle and turns it over. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note Tries to toe drag around the defender, loses the puck and the defender clears it easily, Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note Solid hit separates the man from the puck. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note He's seen plenty of shifts, but his game is lackluster despite a good work rate. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Note Everything is just a little off. Passes are a bit too far out of reach, dekes just a little too slow, etc. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Chase Stillman Summary A young player (2021 draft eligibile) in his rookie OHL season who shows the signs of inexperience. He's currently listed at 5'10, 174 pounds, but his father, former NHLer and current Sudbury coach Cory Stillman, was 6'0, 200 when he played. Chase plays with a lot of enegy, is competitive and has some physicality, and he looks like a player that has good hockey sense but hasn't yet been able to put it all together. Moves around the ice well and has decent offensive instincts, so his development over the next year will be key. It will be interesting to watch him later this season to see how much improvement he gains over his rookie year. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Gets turned around trying to defend a four-on-two, and Byfield makes him pay. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Moves very well. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Faceoff draw comes to his stick and he unleashes a shot that looked like it came from out of the blue,. I don't think the goalie moved at all. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Takes a hard rub out in order to make the pass and free his linemate for a chance. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Doesn’t waste time or movement when he has the puck. Decisions are immediate and effective. Good vision. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note More hunched over than deep knee bends. Uses his edges a lot for movement and maintaining momentum. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Likes to hover around in the right circle, but his play there is passive, waiting for the puck to find him. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Has the puck pushing through the neutral zone, brings speed into the offensive zone, slides left, misses the net with a wrist shot. This is definitely not his best game of the year. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Love his vision and creativity with the puck. He finds sneaky plays and can make the passes to initiate them. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Note Another chance with the puck, snaps a hard wrist shot, but again is clangs off of the boards. Hit the net, man! Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Cole Perfetti Summary He shoots and plays hard, he shows a tremendous drive to create offense, and he makes good, fast decisions with the puck. However, in this game, he missed the net often and looked like he was simply trying too hard most of the game. His skating is good or better, but has room for improvement. He's a quality prospect, for sure, but I wasn't thrilled with what I saw in this game. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Note Accelerated to his left wing lane, got the puck and used speed to push the defenders back, then a quick stop and pass to the slot, but a bit too much heat and the pass skips into the corner. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Note Got back well to try to defend the rush, but looks like he made a bad read in a tough spot, and the back door player was left alone for a one-timer goal. Actually, on replay, I think it was the backside defender (Mitchell Smith) who took the wrong man. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Note Speedy. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Note Has a fast release on his wrist shot, gets the puck on the goalie before he can be ready. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Note Lots of hustle in his game, and he's fast so he gets around the ice, thinking the game at both ends. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Ethan Cardwell Summary Comes from a line of hockey players (his grandfather saw 53 NHL games and his dad was a quality NCAA player and journeyman minor leaguer). He has great speed and plays with intent and competitiveness, doing little things well. He's a young 2020 draft-eligilbe (Aug 30th birthdate), and needs to put some more strength onto his 5'10, 157-pound frame. I liked what I saw from him, though. He's not a top-round player, but could be a nice middle-round pick who develops. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note Generates speed while transitioning the puck up ice, but his stride can be cleaned up a bit and he'll get even better. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note Holds his gaps, keeps his man to the outside and fangless. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note Works smart on the blue line, holding and walking the line, draw defending players towards him, then finding the open forward down low. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note I like his stick, his mobility, and his engagement in the game. He's always a part of the play somehow. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note Doesn't over-extend himself. He times his actions well and seems to have good sense of the unfolding play. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Note Puck is deep in the offensive zone corner, ,and he's back at the blue line. Takes a look up at the clock, sees ten seconds left in the period, and drives up to the slot. Smart move. Puck never comes out of the corner, but he put himself in a low risk/high reward spot on the ice. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Jack Thompson Summary Smart, steady defender who minds his gaps, joins the rush, and has a nice first pass. He has good size at 6'1, 172 and he plays well in all three zones. His points total so far (18 points in 23 games) seems like a true indication of his abilities. One to pay attention to. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Joshua Bloom Note Skating is a bit all over the place. Not the quickest or smoothest pivots, has a long push but doesn't get a lot of power from it. High flicking kick at the end. His steps are slushy on his turn and acceleration. Just awkward looking everywhere. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Joshua Bloom Note Takes the puck a step into the offensive zone, then drops a pass to the boards, where his teammate enters with pace, finds the the third man cutting to the slot--goal. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Joshua Bloom Summary Honestly, with Saginaw wearing their pink cancer awareness jerseys, it was hard to discern numbers and names, so I didn't see many of his shifts. What I did see was a player with upside who needs to work on skating, but showed a nice foundation to build upon. He's a 2021, so he has some time to develop and improve. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Note Wins the puck in front of his net, passes out and then good speed up ice, heads to the net and taps in a juicy rebound for an easy goal. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Note He's a 9/5/2003 birthddate, so this is almost his D-2 year, but for all of 11 days. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Note Back deep in his zone, he's communicating, taking good positions to defend and then, after his team gets the puck, he takes a great angle to open a passing lane and allow the breakout. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Note Decent-looking mechanics but he needs more leg strength to build speed, and needs to get his feet back beneath him more quickly Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Note Hockey sense looks good at both ends. He looks like he's poised to jump up ice, but he's smart defensively and stays in position. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Landon McCallum Summary McCallum looked more like a draft-year player than one who has just turned 16. Sudbury selected him 15th-overall in the OHL draft, and it's easy to see why. He can skate, he looks like a leader on the ice, and plays a high-iq game in both ends. For a young player, his defensive awareness and commitment were obvious. What's more, he did look at all like a player taking shortcuts. Everything was intentional and his game sense is excellent. I like this player a lot. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Good lean on his edges, but looksa bit bent over when he has the puck on his stick. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Reads a potential play to the slot, and goes there, lifts the defenders stick to give his puckhandling winger a bit more space. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Lovely sequence from Byfield: gets a puck in tight quarters, makes a patient, effective pass and takes off. Gets the puck back, freezes the goaltender, then passes far post for a tap-in goal. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Big and strong with the puck. Maybe not the most dazzling puckhandler, but he has skill enough to make opponents look bad trying to stop him. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Long, strong strides gets him up ice in a hurry. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note His wrist shot is ridiculously hard and comes off of his stick in a flash. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Causing all types of problems for the defense. He can power past, so they back off. With time, his shot is dangerous, so they block the lane. But then he has vision and sharp passing at angles, so that's a good option, too. What do you defend? Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Out killing penalties while up 4-1, and working hard, mucking behind the net. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Speed is probably very good at best (1.5) but he's a good skater, more fluid than dynamic. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Had a chance for a shoulder check along the boards, but opted for a stick check instead. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Passes are accurate, but its more the strength in his wrists that gets the passes away with zip, allowing him to disguise his intentions and surprise opponents. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Just snapped a defender off at the ankles with deft, fast stickwork. He has a long reach and fast hands, so he can pull the puck back from a long way out. Nice move. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note His speed will improve. It's good now, but will get better, Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Note Out again killing penalties, intercepts, kicks the puck up ice then chases it down. When the defending player tries to cut off his lane to the net, Byfield pulls up, threads a pass to the trailer for the shorthanded goal. Beautiful effort from Byfield. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Quinton Byfield Summary Byfield has proved more than capable in the competition for the #2 2019 draft spot behind Lafreniere. He has excellent size (6'4, 214) and good skating ability that looks like it will impove with more power skating training. He shows amazing wrist and hand strength, snapping passes and shots with little visible effort and great deception because of it, and he has the vision and awareness to make really good reads and pick out options. He kills penalties, plays solid defense and is a disrupter in the neutral zone. He has all the tools. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Roberto Mancini Note Tries to stick check an attacker at his blue line and misses entirely, allowing an easy entry, then he's scrambling to get back. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Roberto Mancini Note Movement is generally okay. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Roberto Mancini Note Puck comes to him at the point, he has time but slops it towards the net and into the shinpads of the defending forward. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Roberto Mancini Summary Big, takes up space in his zone, will put a body on the opponent, but he lacks top-end speed and looks more like a stay-at-home type. He will trail a rush, but he's not leading them. He put himself out of position at times, but he's another of the many young players in this game, and at 16 he has a lot of time to improve. Perhaps needs to engage in the offense more, because he showed the capability when he did. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Roberto Mancini Note That was a time when Mancini got up into the offensive play, pinching in with the puck and findings Jenkins for a chance. Good pass. Brian Fogarty Sudbury vs Saginaw (OHL) Video (With Replay) 10/26/2019
Anthony Tabak Note Has size, looks like a tank on skates, and on that opening shift, he seemed about as agile as a tank, too. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Anthony Tabak Note Really lacking foot speed. He was just struggling to get back on the backcheck. The play just ran away from him. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Anthony Tabak Note Second time in the first period where he tried to make a hit but missed his man because he couldn't adjust to the movement. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Anthony Tabak Summary Got a lot of ice time in the game, but was not particularly affective, primarily because his skating keeps him a couple of steps behind the pace of play. Has size, looks like a smart player, but needs work on his feet before he can reach the next level. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Note Excellent speed up the left wing side, he was flying. Good, powerful strides, smooth and clean mechanics. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Note Gets tied up behind the net, but instead of just waiting for help and battling on the boards he tries to flip it to the crease, and the puck ends up clearing the offensive zone and the puck goes all the way back to his own end. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Note Loses an edge and spills into the corner. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Note Changes direction well, moves with the puck, draws a tripping penalty by outmanuevering the opposing forward. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Note Super-fast release and he roofs it short side to beat the goalie. Nice shot. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Jack Quinn Summary Quinn is a good player who looked like a second- or third-round pick type. Needs development, but has a good sense of play and awareness, a nice shot and plays up and down the ice. He's an early birthdate (Sep 19) which is interesting for his draft curve, but he can play. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Good positional awareness in his end, but when he gets a loose puck, he tries a risky pass from behind his net to a defenseman right at the crease, and turns the puck over. Would have been better served with a more cautious play there. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Heading a breakout, but Keating doesn't pass to him and Rossi goes offsides. He should have adjusted his entry speed or dragged his foot, but in all fairness, Keating should have moved the puck more quickly, too. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Has excellent speed and uses it to win puck races, and he just caught Rees on a backcheck, and we know Rees can skate. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Passed when shooting may have been his better choice. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Outpaced Tabak by a good margin. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Definitely a pass-first player. He just passed up another shooting opportunity. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Rossi is an excellent (2+) skater. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Note Good vision to wait and find Quinn on the far post. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Marco Rossi Summary Another early birthdate in the 2020 class (Sep 23) but Rossi should be considered a top 20 prospect. He will be among the top skaters in the class, and has great vision and hands. Would like to see more of his shooting, though he did launch a couple of nice, accurate attempts in this game. The game itselft was bit sloppy overall and Sarnia was not the toughest competition, so I'd like to see more of him against quality competition. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Looks like an average skater, speed is just okay, but he just unleashed a monster slapshot that handcuffed the netminder. I thought that was in. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Wrist shot has zip, too. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Back defending a two-on-one, communicating well with his defensive partner, but ultimately gets turned around and lost at the circle. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Another huge one-time slapper. Wow, does he like to rifle that thing on net. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Now he wrists one up for a tip in, which is completed for the game's second goal. Hoefenmayer has nice variety of weapons from the blue line. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Takes a great angle to a possible breakaway and uses a long reach to swat the puck away. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note A few of his passes have been behind his targets on the move. His shot is definitely better than his passing. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Note Looks like an experienced OHL defender, making smart plays all over the ice. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Noel Hoefenmayer Summary There's a lot to like about Hoefenmayer, particularly his rocket shot. Plays a smart game in his own end, showing positioning and awareness, but it's when he turns up ice that he really drives play. Maybe his passing isn't as sharp as it could be, but he shoots hard and accurately and brings a variety of speeds and angles to the net. He will lead a charge, but stays responsible and gets back to his defense with urgency. I like his play a lot, but as an older player in the OHL, the real test will come soon when he takes that step into the pro ranks. If he can translate his play up the ladder (which I see no reason to doubt) he could become a quality middle-pair NHL type who works the point on the powerplay, too. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Quinn Yule Note His strides are short because he doesn't pull his feet back underneath him, and doesn't get full extension. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Quinn Yule Note Needs to do a lot of work on his mechanics to build more power and speed. Right now he is just too slow to make an impact. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ryan Mast Note Positioned well to cut off the only entry pass option and he makes an easy interception because of that. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ryan Mast Note Tricky wrist shot almost beat the nettie up high. I think it might have hit him in the mask. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ryan Mast Note Does well to reach out and poke the puck away from Quinn who was trying to drag the puck to the slot. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Theo Hill Note Nice forechecking presence with aome physical game. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Theo Hill Note Like his pace and mobility. Fluid on his edges, too, but he just tried to throw a hit and actually got the worst of it. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Theo Hill Note Good push gets him up to speed quickly off the glide turn. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ty Voit Note Gets the puck in the neutral zone and slows the play to allow his teammate to get into space, then makes a soft flip pass to him at the blue line, springing him for an attack. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ty Voit Note Has good speed and accelerates quickly. Keeps his speed on his edges. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ty Voit Note He can handle the puck, nice soft hands and quick puck movement under pressure. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Ty Voit Note Turns a circle without the puck in the center of the offensive zone, turning his back to the puck and taking away an option. Stop and change would have been the much better tack there instead of the wide turn. Brian Fogarty Ottawa vs Sarnia (OHL) Video (With Replay) 11/8/2019
Benoit-Olivier Groulx Note Bo Groulx is going to be a high-quality NHL third-liner. Smart, strong, with skill. Maybe not enough scoring touch to be a top six, but he could have a nice long career ahead of him. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Benoit-Olivier Groulx Note Groulx is dominating in the faceoff circle. He's close to 70% in this game. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Good mechanics, nice edgework for quick stops and change of direction. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Nice wrist shot to the far corner, bar down for his feet goal in the Q. He made a good read to be in position to the get the pass, then finished with the wrist shot. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Puts up a puck to the net, but more of a deflectoin opportunity than a true shot. Still, it found its way to the goaltender. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Has a good bit of work to do on his defensive play, but he has time. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Hard low slapper from the point gets in on net, but Lavalee swallows it up. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Note Another shift where he was drifting a bit in his own zone. Needs to tighten up his positioning when the puck is away from the net. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Cameron Whynot Summary Although at times it was easy to see his lack of experience, Whynot has lot of tools to work with to improve his game. He moves well, shows good sense of when to go up ice, when to fall back, a good shot, good mobility. He's 6'2 and 181 pounds at 16 years old, so seeing this type of play at D-2 is tremendously encouraging. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Note Okay speed, but doesn't look light on his feet. Agility might be a bit suspect, and turns are slow (this was his first shift of the game). Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Note Another instance where he shows little agility, just chopping little steps trying to turn and go. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Note He looks like an all-around above average player, but not better than that, yet. Good hands, decent skater, okay awareness, but nothing that jumps out as exceptional. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Note Second man in on a 2-on-0, takes the pass and roofs it past Gravel. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Note Speed is average. I'd like him more if he was faster, because his hands and hockey sense are good. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Elliot Desnoyers Summary Despite needing to improve on his footwork, Desnoyers is an above-average player in other aspects. Probably won't be a top-60 choice, but could be a player who is a quality third or fourth-round pick with upside. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jakob Pelletier Note Two straight sequences in which his defensive positioning was excellent and he easily intercepted two passes that led to breakouts. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jakob Pelletier Note Shoulder checks a puck carrier to force an early pass, then gets position in the slot. Gets the puck, makes a deft pass to the circle for a scoring chance. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jakob Pelletier Note He recognizes opportunities so immediately, and then has the feet and hands to capitalize. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jakob Pelletier Note Answers with an excellent backhand pass to the slot and the game is tied. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jakob Pelletier Summary Just keeps looking better with every viewing. He's a complete player who should make an impact at the NHL level. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jordan Spence Note Shows a lot of patience with the puck deep in his zone, and often makes the right play because of that. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jordan Spence Note Spence vs Dube is an interesting contests and guide for measuring Spence's mobility.He gains position and beats Dube to the puck. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Jordan Spence Summary The Los Angeles prospect (LA took him 95th overall in 2019) plays the kind of defensive game that is difficult to describe, because he just does everything right. Patient with the puck, unflappable at both ends of the ice. Very good on his feet, always aware and paying attention to the play around him. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Holding the puck behind his net, waiting for the breakout to set up, then fires a risky long pass that was tipped away by the forechecking player. Why not pass that to the left side instead of trying the bomb up the middle? Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Starts to leave the zone way too early and gets caught up at the blue line while the opposition gets a great scoring chance after a turnover. Coaches will hate that bit of video. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Gathers a puck, stops and cuts back, makes an easy breakout pass to start an attack. That's the simple play and use of his skating that he needs more of. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note He's playing a risky game too often, which he used to get away with when McIsaac, et al, were backing him up. Now he's got to be smarter than that. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Spends a lot of time having to chase back because he's been caught up ice. When he's settled in his end, his defense and positioning is solid, but its rare that he's actually settled at all. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Tries to make a hit but misses, but the problem was more that he the only player between the puck carrier and the net. He's lucky that he got some late help from backcheckers. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note Banging away from the blue line until Trepanier collects a rebound and pots the go-ahead goal with four minutes left. Two shots were hard slapshots, then a strong wrist shot finally yields the goal. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Note That sequence was Barron capsulated: skates the puck up through the neutral zone, smooth and easy, cuts and fakes one guy then banks a nice pass off the boards to find Lavoie. Good, controlled play. But then Barron just kept going into the offensive zone.When the defender is able to poke the puck away from Lavoie, there is a sudden 2-on-1 the other way and Barron is nowhere to be seen. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Justin Barron Summary Barron looks like a player who has been able to outskate all of competition for so long and rely on his speed and movement to cover up risky plays and mistakes, that he's developed some sloppy habits. He needs to correct those, and soon. But as a package, with a bit of discipline, he is still an excellent prospect. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raphael Lavoie Note Nice play, no-look backhand pass to Groulx for a near goal. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raphael Lavoie Note There's no question the he has all of the NHL tools, but he needs to increase the urgency and consistency in his game. If not, he's going to waste a lot of skill and talent. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raphael Lavoie Note Carries the puck out of his zone, then carriers it a bit further that he should have, passing to the wing a couple of strides later and the play fizzles out. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raphael Lavoie Note Lavoie moving away from the pass instead of coming back to it, allows Khovanov to step between and intercept to start the game winning rush. A nice play by Khovanov, but that goal is on Lavoie. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Raphael Lavoie Summary Lavoie is a player that will make Oilers fans insane. He's big, smooth and so skilled, has a laserbeam wrist shot, but he only plays at about 80% most of the time. He doesn't look disinterested, he just doesn't seem to have the high revving motor that would make him a star player. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Sam Dow Note Smooth transitions front to back. Nice, effortless swivel. He's a good skater. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Samuel Dube Note Pinballing around, doesn't stop, gets a puck and wrists a hard shot on net. Kid is always driving his feet. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Samuel Dube Note His release is good, but his shot isn't particularly special. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Samuel Dube Note Dube's finish of the Peeters' pass was pretty, but what a feed he got there. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Samuel Dube Summary Hockey is all about work rate and effort for Dube. He has speed and agility and a drive to always make an impact. Never stops moving, never stops working. Maybe he doesn't have the high-end skills but he makes up for it with constant pressure on the puck. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Lacks acceleration but gets decent speed. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Playing on the top PP unit with Groulx, Lavoie, etc. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Protects the puck through the neutral zone then makes a fine pass for a clean zone entry. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Want to see him going harder on the backcheck on that one. He was slow to make his way back to the zone at the end of a shift. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note My first gasp of the game comes at 10:21 left in the third when Peeters laced a pass from his own blue line at the right side boards, up to middle ice at the far blue line, splitting two defenders and hitting Dube perfectly, who then skates in for a clean breakaway goal. What a gorgeous pass that was! Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Another hard, accurate pass at a distance. He can dish the long-range passes. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Note Nice block in OT. I like this kid. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Senna Peeters Summary First time watching Peeters, and the son of a Belgian player and coach showed the kind of solid, fundamental play that would be expected from a coach's kid. His passing is his strongest asset at this point, but he also shows good feet and a high hockey iq. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note In his own zone, aggressive to go out to the point and attack the puck. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Looks well-balanced on his skates, takes a hit, keeps his feet and maintains puck possession. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Earns an assist by driving the net, protecting the puck with a Halifax defender literally draped over his back, turns and finds his man on the doorstep. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Gets a puck at the point, looks off the defender and passes diagonally to the right circle to an open player. Like the vision and the confidence. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Tries to line up Lavoie and whiffs. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Already a good skater, by his draft year he should be excellent or better. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Edges and hands make him elusive with the puck. And he's willing to go to the hard areas of the zone. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Doesn't seem to mind contact, either taking and initiating. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note He seems to like to go to the crease and look for tips or rebounds. He's always around the paint when he's in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Note Bobbles a pass attempt, but regathers, sees a lane, and rips a well-disguised shot the gets deflected out of play. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Zachary LHeureux Summary The rookie forward and 2021-eligible player is already playing at better than a point-per-game. He plays a skilled game while not afraid of getting his hands dirty. Plays around the crease, and takes the puck to the net. But that doesn't mean he is just a grinder. He can skate, uses his stocky frame well (5'11, 194 pounds) and has a good shot. He also plays a smart game in his own end, so he's a commodity in all game situations. Brian Fogarty Moncton vs Halifax (QMJHL) Video (With Replay) 10/25/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Moves the puck with patient simplicity. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Uses his stick so adeptly, whether its lifiting sticks, creating space, positioning and tying opponents. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Gets a little physical at his own blue line, cross checks the puck carrier and creates a turnover. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Doesn't have elite speed, but he's fast. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Beautiful pass, diagonal to the far post for an easy tap-in goal. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Sees the ice so well, and his stick is an extension of his vision: he sees the pass and makes it. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Good view of Lafreniere at full stride. He's improving, and will continue to get better. Likely to have excellent NHL speed by the time he is 19 or 20. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Puck on his stick, slides to his right to open a lane, wrists one just wide. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Alexis Lafreniere Note Another display of excellent stick skills as he lifts the puck carrier's stick, takes the puck and moves it to a teammate. So fast and smooth. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Christian Krygier Note Battling Noel in front of the net, matching his strength and mobility, good physical position. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Christian Krygier Note Handles Veleno who tries to power around him, using stick, body position and levereage to get the job done. Good effort, there, against a top prospect. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Christian Krygier Note Corrals a puck in the corner, then skates it hard right at to Canadian forecheckers, but one-hands it up the boards for a forward to finish the breakout. Daring, but effective. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Jacob Bernard-Docker Note Manning his spot at the crease, active eyes, keeping track of the play. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Jon Gruden Note Killing penalties, stick on ice, blocking shots. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Jon Gruden Note Gets a nice pass from Zegras but can't handle it cleanly and he loses the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Kevin Bahl Note Lots of height and range, good agility, maybe lacking a step. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Kevin Bahl Note Gets beaten by York to the outside, sticks a leg out and trips him. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Kevin Bahl Note He has the size, but lacks the fluid mobility and lateral quickness he'll need going up the ladder. Must work on his feet. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note Has good speed getting up ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note Draws a holding penalty by keeping his feet moving in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note Reads the play so well. Intercepts a pass turns up ice, then drops between his legs to create a chance. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note End of a long shift, he gets his body between the puck and a much larger Canadian player, boxing him out of the play and winning the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note Takes a pass at speed on the right-wing boards, tangles with the defender and goes down, but keeps puck control, regains his feet, stops and wires a pass to the top of the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note First step is excellent. He can close distance with one push. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nicholas Robertson Note A remarkable feed as he carries over the blue line, stops and shifts left on one foot, then whips a blind pass to Johnson entering on the right boards. Johnson scores, but that was all Robertson. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Nolan Foote Note On the same powerplay shift, taking up residence in the right-wing circle, he bricked two incoming passes. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Oliver Wahlstrom Note It's rare that a goalie gets a clean stop on Wahlstrom's shot. He makes rebound control nearly impossible. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Oliver Wahlstrom Note A lot to like about his game, but he still needs to work on agility and quick turns. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Riley Damiani Note Skating is fine but he needs to tighten up his acceleration and first steps. He's leaving something behind right now. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Serron Noel Note Looks so fast and strong screaming up the right-wing length of the ice, the throws a hard, hard wrist shot on net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Thomas Harley Note Footrace for a loose puck skittering up the length of the ice. Janicke was maybe a step faster over the distance, but Harley easily held his own. Then, after Harley gathered the puck, Janicke was faster on the sweeping turn and stripped the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Trevor Janicke Note Understands tht the puck is about to come to him in his own zone, has his head up looking for his next move so when the puck comes, he already knows what he wants to do. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Trevor Janicke Note Footrace for a loose puck skittering up the length of the ice. Janicke was maybe a step faster over the distance, but Harley easily held his own. Then, after Harley gathered the puck, Janicke was faster on the sweeping turn and stripped the puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/3/2019
Aku Raty Note Speedy player, good edges. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Note Moves the puck quickly with strong wrists. The puck jumps off his stick. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Note Hard-working shift in an extended board scrum. He keeps active, wins the battle. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Note Wide feet to use edges to moderate speed and angles. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Note His stick is active in his own end, maintaining good gap distance and stick on pucks and in lanes. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Note Not creating a lot of offense, but playing solid in all zones. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Aku Raty Summary There's a lot to like about his game, his high work rate, skating ability, defensive abilities. He is constantly hassling the puck and trying to make something happen. However, he did not really generate any offensive chances in this game. Made some nice passes, but he ended the game without a shot on goal. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Note Clean faceoff win. A little sluggish off of his turns, but his first couple of steps look okay. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Note Mechanics look good skating up ice. Not overly fast yet but he has a base to build from. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Note Good angle, gets leverage and dumps Ranta off the puck as he tries to enter the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Note Big strides make him above average to good straight line, but needs a bit more jump. Balance is a little suspect. Battling in front of the net but getting great skate strength and struggling to hold position. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Note Better shift from him. Had a couple of nice puck moves, but mostly just working hard around the net, then gets a puck and wrists it home from four feet out. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Curtis Hall Summary A bit hit or miss in the game, but he has good size and is an okay skater with what looks like a good foundation for improvement. He worked hard, but at times seemed to be chasing the play a bit. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Jake Pivonka Note Sloppy backhand pass towards the point that was covered, putting his defender into a tricky spot with the puck. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Jake Pivonka Note Backhands a puck in the neutral zone that is just a clean giveaway. Not a wise play. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Jake Pivonka Note Trying to get out of his zone, nearly gives the puck away, regains control, then passes straight to a Finnish defender at the opposite blue line. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Jake Pivonka Note Puck slips out of reach while pushing through the neutral zone and he puts his teammates offsides. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Jake Pivonka Summary My opinion on Pivonka has not really changed over the last year. He's a good hockey player, but looks like a bottom-six workhorse who will kill penalties and play hard on every shift, but not contribute a lot to the offense. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
K'Andre Miller Note Takes the puck behind his own net, powers up ice through the middle then unleashes a hard, low, far-side wrist shot from distance that almost beats the Finnish goaltender. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
K'Andre Miller Note Note on Miller's defensive play: he just took a nice angleon the puck carrier in the neutral zone. Last year he misread that play consistently. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
K'Andre Miller Note Just got undressed by Kivenmaki, who left Miller standing still looking at his own feet for puck and Kivenmaki was already behind him. Yikes. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
K'Andre Miller Note His shot is so powerful. He just wristed one that hit Drury--a tough kid--in the stomach and it looked like he was truly suffering on the ice. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Kim Nousianen Note Like a lot of his puck decisions, but a couple have been clunkers. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Lassi Thomson Note Clever bounce pass off the corner boards relieves pressure and frees a forward to skate the puck out of the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Lassi Thomson Note Slow to get up after a tangling behind his net, but he gets back into the play and throws a hit on the half boards. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Lassi Thomson Note Joins a rush but feet get tangled up with a US player and they both spill across the blue line. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Lassi Thomson Note Up two goals in the third, crosschecks a US forward into the net. Two minutes shorthanded that the Finns didn't need. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Lassi Thomson Summary Played well in the game, used his feet and intelligence a lot to make good little plays that helped his team. He still has work to do to develop and improve his game but the tools are there, no question. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Parker Ford Note Gets up to speed in two steps, tight turns, active skater. Allows him to change direction and fool incoming puck carriers in the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Parker Ford Note Fending off the defender, cuts behind the net, then backhands one through the crease but there was no one there to get a stick on it. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Parker Ford Note Can't catch up to Sampo Ranta who gets a clean breakaway goal. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Trevor Zegras Note Puckhandling at and below the goal line, buzzing the net, the Finns can't take it away from him. Then he makes a wonderful little pass to the top of the paint that made me gasp. Wow! Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Trevor Zegras Note Same shift, deft little change of angle and he hits the post from the top of the circle. Man, I like watching this kid play. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Trevor Zegras Note Again on the same shift, brings the puck back into the offensive zone using one hand and cutting between a couple of Finnish players for a clean zone entry. Sensational shift. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Trevor Zegras Note Exceptional vision. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Ville Heinola Note Puck in the offensive zone, Finland cycling, Heinola cuts diagonally through the slot, but turns as the puck comes to him and Heinola has to go collect it in the corner. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Ville Heinola Note Keeping position at the net, attentive, composed. Good stick lift to prevent an opportunity at the crease. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Ville Heinola Note Playing top of the umbrella on the powerplay, really nice leg fake that opened a lane but his shot was saved. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Short strides without extension but gets decent speed regardless. Makes a quick one-touch pass on a loose puck. Good awareness on that play. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Quick wrist shot while sliding right along the blue line (he's a left-handed shot) Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Good gap and stick pressure creates a turnover in the left-wing circle. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Looks confidant handling the puck, either in transition or managing the point. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Could be more careful with the puck in his own zone. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Bad shift: nearly turns the puck over in his own zone, then up ice gets easily knocked to the ice and the puck goes the other way. Then back at his own zone, he loses his man and the result is a goal against. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Note Trails the rush into the offensive zone and makes himself easily available in the high slot. Kaliyev finds him but the Jones wrist shot is saved. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Zac Jones Summary Jones was just okay for me in this game. Above average skating but nothing special. Moved the puck okay but made some questionable choices with the puck. Showed an okay shot, and was mostly good in his own zone. Just nothing exceptional on display in this contest. Brian Fogarty Finland vs USA (WJSS 2019) Video (With Replay) 8/2/2019
Akil Thomas Note Gets position in front of the net, then gets a good tip and low point shot and deflects it up and into the net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Akil Thomas Summary I wasn't watching him in this game but he did everything he could to be noticed. Had two key blocked shots on rockets from the point. Had the tip-in goal. Worked hard on every shift and used every weapon he had to make an impact. He looks more promising every time I see him. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Alex Newhook Note Seeming a bit passive so far, but when he has the puck, the Swedish defenders can't take it away from him. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Alex Newhook Note Drives to the net without the puck, and a great pass finds him at full speed, but his one touch try goes just wide of the net. Great play all around. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Alex Newhook Summary Looked more tentative in this game but his smart play with the puck and attention to the game was still evident throughout. He needs a couple of years of quality compeition to help develop his game. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Braden Schneider Note Does well to maintain position and body up against a charging and deking Raymond, and is able to slow the attack. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Braden Schneider Note Gets caught way up ice, and a two-on-two goes the other way, but it takes Schneider a long time to get back into the play. Needs more hustle there. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Braden Schneider Note Catches the heavy-footed Cederqvist cutting into the zone and just levels him with a well-placed shoulder check square into the chest. Oooof! Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Braden Schneider Summary There's a lot to like in Schneider's game, including his mobility and positioning, on top of his willingness to bring physical play to his own zone. At 6'2 and 210 pounds, the 2020 draft-eligible needs attention. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Carson Focht Note Little steps to shift position, keeps his stick on the ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Carson Focht Note Generates good speed while carrying the puck up ice, can't find an outlet as carries throught the offensive zone, so he tries a wraparound, saved. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Filip Cederqvist Note Feathers a pass throught the neutral zone and hits his target perfectly. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Filip Cederqvist Note Skating looks labored. He's not dynamic on his feet. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Filip Cederqvist Note Not seeing a lot of creativity from Cederqvist, but he uses his stick well and is engaged in the play in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Filip Cederqvist Summary Although he has some skill, Cederqvist is too mechanical and deliberate at this point. You can see the ability, but he just doesn't have the footspeed or creativity to capitalize to any degree. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Hard stop, turns back, throws a shoulder into the defenseman trying to find the exit pass. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Hard up the right-wing boards with the puck, sends a good backhand pass to the slot for a quick chance. Then, circles around the net and throws a hit on the puckcarrier at the half boards. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Swivels his hips to adjust on his edges and ready himself to change directions. Smooth and active player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Having a big impact in the first period, either with his hands, his feet or his smarts. He seems to be the most active player on the ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note His work on the boards wins a puck, and it goes quickly to the top of the crease where Groulx sends it into the net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Killing penalties, gets the puck up ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Follows the play as Focht tries a spinning shot, then collects the rebound and scores. Good awareness and energy got him to the right spot again. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Note Outworking his opponents on every shift. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Gabriel Fortier Summary Fortier was all over the ice in this game, highly effective in all three zones, showing hands, speed and determination to make his mark on the game, which he did with a goal and an assist and just general hard-working play. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Jonatan Berggren Note Has been the best forward for the Swedes in this game. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Lucas Raymond Note Puck battle in the corner, two against two, and Raymond comes away with the puck and gets the offense going. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Lucas Raymond Note So fast to get to loose pucks, great burst from a standstill. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Lucas Raymond Note Just schooled Tychonick in the corner--turned him, faked him, got around him for loose puck. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Lucas Raymond Summary Less effective in this game than he could have been, which really describes the entire Swedish offense. Still, he won puck battles, displayed speed and quickness and some highly clever passing plays. He's a top talent that was stymied here. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Nikola Pasic Note Uses quickness and hands to work the puck around Lavoie, then turns on the speed through the neutral zone for a clean entry. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Nikola Pasic Note One time try goes over the top of the net. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Nikola Pasic Note Flashes speed again with the puck powering through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Nikola Pasic Note Tries a fancy move to get around Byram, who will have none of that. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Nikola Pasic Summary Skating is much improved in a straightline, though his agility still needs work, but it’s a good sign that he is improving. Shows a lot of energy with and without the puck and continues to be a work in progress. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Philip Broberg Note If Broberg can develop his offensive game, he will be an awesome NHL defender. Until then, he'll be a premier shut-down guy who can lead a breakout. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Serron Noel Note He's flying. Long legs get him good pace and power. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Serron Noel Note Tries to deke around Ginning, but loses the puck at the blue line. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Serron Noel Note His acceleration is quite good despite his size. Needs more time to develop, but I like a lot of the tools. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Thomas Harley Note Harley can skate. Fast, fluid, mobile, uses his feet to position his bodya nd shield pucks to buy an extra second against forecheckers. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 WJSS) Video (With Replay) 7/31/2019
Bobby Brink Note I don't like how he moves. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Bobby Brink Note Sloppy, sludgy first steps. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Bobby Brink Note He really needs a skating coach. His feet move, but his body goes nowhere. It's a liability for him even at the U18 level. A defender just closed on him with two strides. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Bobby Brink Note I'm just going to say it: Brink will get destroyed by NHL defenders. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Cole Caufield Note Slides left, and the shot flies off his stick. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Cole Caufield Note Bomb one-timer from the left circle, but a big save from young Askimov. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Cole Caufield Note I like him when he's shooting the puck, but not as much when he's trying to do other things. But his shot is lethal. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Cole Caufield Note Shot leaps off his stick from careening angles. There is no warning at all. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Danil Gushin Note Tries to shake Fensore with a move, but can't dislodge him. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Danil Gushin Note Smart defender and a good penalty killer. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Killing penalties, controlling the puck in the offensive zone to evade the US defenders and buy time. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Good speed, goes hard without the puck. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Gets back to cover for a defender that pressured up the ice into the neutral zone and got tangled up. Good awareness from Sheshin there. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Killing all of the penalties. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Stick lift to strip Hughes of the puck behind the US net, then gets it to the front of the net to find Amirov all alone in front of Knight, and Amirov buries it for the short-handed goal. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dmitri Sheshin Note Plays a physical game without crashing around. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Domenick Fensore Note Fast skater, quick stick, time on the powerplay, pushing the puck in the offensive zone with speed and intent. Nice wrist shot, too. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Domenick Fensore Note Gushin tries to head fake and change direction, but Fensore sticks to him and pushes the play behind the net. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Domenick Fensore Note Fensore is an underrated defenseman. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Ilya Nikolayev Note Wide feet, heavy stride but movement looks okay. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Ilya Nikolayev Note Looks big, can get up to a good speed given time, but he's a diesel out there. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Ilya Nikolayev Note Drives the puck up ice, but his head is down the whole way. Average speed, but he had to really work hard to try to beat the defenders into the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Ilya Nikolayev Note Hard pass to the crease, working the right side on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Ilya Nikolayev Note Puckhandling sequence on the right side boards that was fun to watch. His hands are good, but you don't see it a lot from him. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Uses his balance and edges to stay at good speed while gliding. Saving energy but staying active. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Very good straight-line speed. Gets strong push on his skates. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Dumps the puck then goes and gets it. Perfect descriptor of his game. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Using his length to protect the puck in the offensive zone, trying to set up a play. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Has that kind of long-legged stride that is deceptive in its ability to gain territory with just a few steps. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Beecher is a good possession player. It's hard to take the puck away from him. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
John Beecher Note Again, dumps it into the corner, beats the defender to the puck, then holds him off until help arrives. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Marat Khusnutdinov Note Wide stick trying to take the corner but the defender cuts him off. With one hand and the puck out, he stops and turns the play, fights off the defenseman and gets a good shot on net. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Marat Khusnutdinov Note Good turns, nice deep lean and tight cornering. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Matthew Beniers Note Better skater than Brink, gets good speed to get through the neutral zone. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Not watching him this game, but he has been getting my attention anyway with smart plays in both ends, and rapid puck movement. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Wires a long wrist shot low through traffic to tie the game. There was a lot of juice on that shot. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Yegor Spiridonov Note Gets beaten easily by Turcotte in a foot race. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Yegor Spiridonov Note Again lagging the play back to his own end. It takes him a whille to get up to speed, but his top end isn't bad. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Yegor Spiridonov Note Power move curling from the left side to the front of the net, but got defended off the play. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Yegor Spiridonov Note Gets a one-touch snap shot off from the slot, but Knight flashes the glove hand for the save. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Yegor Spiridonov Note Powerplay time on the second unit. Brian Fogarty USA vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Good acceleration, keeps his stick on the ice and ready when space opens up. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note He's quick, makes good anticipatory reads. Good puckhandler. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Crafty with the puck on his stick, looks extremely confident, and has nice vision to go with the hands. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note His first few steps are great, generates fluid power and covers a lot of ice in a couple of strides. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Blocks a shot, then dives to poke the puck out of danger. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Around the net, stick on the ice, waiting for a puck. When it gets there, he kicks it to his stick, shoots in tight, saved, grabs the rebound and shoots again and scores. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Has a lot of patience when the pucks come to him. He looks more at ease with the puck than without it, and he seems fine making puck moves under pressure and finding the right play. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Great backcheck, tracks down the puck carrier at the blue line and takes the puck away. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Subtle, nifty move: A play of the blue-line boards, he pokes the puck away then ducks and glides through traffic to pick the puck up on the other side. Smart. Crafty. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Definitely a pass-first player, but I think it’s because he's so damned good at it. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Another nice stick play as he reaches out, lifts a stick, then sweeps the puck to the halfboards where only he can collect it. Then his no-look, backhand pass was sick! Kid sees everything. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Note Passes are accurate and beautiful. Pure playmaker. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Alex Newhook Summary He's 5'10, but he plays with such command of the game around that he does not appear to be that small. Excellent skater, but where his game stands out from the rest is his amazing vision, passing and puckhandling. Very patient with the puck. A top prospect playmaker who can center or play on the wing. NHL-calibre talent. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Brayden Tracey Note Looks remarkably thin. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Brayden Tracey Note Set up a good three-way sequence, but after his initial pass, he didn't move his feet and the play fizzled out. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Brayden Tracey Note Short strides but he gains speed well. Could become faster and a more powerful skater if he wants it. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Connor Zary Note An opportunistic player. Solid in his own end, then suddenly he's making something happen. Really good wraparound goal to tie the game in the third period. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dylan Cozens Note Cozens has a lot of great tools, but sometimes he looks a little too predictable. Still, he's a top talent. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Dylan Cozens Note When Cozens wants to skate he can fly. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Isac Andersson Note Long strides, gets him to a nice top speed. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Isac Andersson Note Same shift, and Tomasino accelerated past him with ease, but Andersson caught up to as Tomasino slowed into the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Isac Andersson Note Quick hands to turn a sharp pass into a shot, but he was robbed point blank. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Isac Andersson Note A bit awkward on the ice. His turns are kind of clunky, and he waits for the game instead of making things happen. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Isac Andersson Summary Not a lot of standout qualities, but he has the basic toolkit of a professional hockey player with a chance of making the NHL but more likely an AHL-level player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jakob Pelletier Note I wish he was faster. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Fast into the corner and tries to throw a hit on Bjornfot but misses most of it. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Nice wrister on target. Toe drag in front of the defender to get a clean angle, then fired it low. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Will throw his body around, no doubt. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Nice wraparound attempt, saved. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note A loose puck finds him and he's off on a half-breakaway. One move, puts the puck in the pads but draws a penalty. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Rees has one mode: GO! Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Note Forehand, backhand, forehand saved. That was a great dangle that came to nothing, but offensive moves of the game for him. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Jamieson Rees Summary Energy player who makes things happen on the ice. Always going, forechecks, backchecks and has some offensive skill, but his career is likely to be that of a bottom six pest. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Karl Henriksson Note Changes front to back with fluidity and simplicity, makes him look comfortable when the puck gets turned over. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Lucas Raymond Note Generates a prime chance out of nothing. So good with his hands and feet. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Lucas Raymond Note Turns tight circles. Fantastic edge work. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Lucas Raymond Note I love this kid's game. Man, can he play. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Lucas Raymond Summary Raymond is a special player, the kind of top prospect forward who gets everyone on their feet when he touches the puck. He telegraphed some passes and overworked some plays, but his skating, agility and balance with the puck on his stick, and his laser shot make him an likely top-five pick in 2020 and young player with a lot of promise. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Samuel Poulin Note Reaching a bit trying to defend in the offensive zone. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Samuel Poulin Note Little steps but agile. Sort of a straight-ahead, no nonsense player. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Samuel Poulin Note Lacks speed up ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Samuel Poulin Note Goes hard all the time. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Samuel Poulin Summary Sturdy frame at 6'1, 212 pounds and he uses it to play a north-south style game. Works hard, drives play up ice, and can show some quality offensive skills along the way. Skating is just a tick above aveage but not a liability. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Bjornfot is a player who controls the tempo of the game whenever he's on the ice. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Broberg is an excellent defender, but at this point in their development, I like Bjornfot at powerplay qb over Broberg. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Then, on the same powerplay, he proves the point. Sharp pass to the circle, puck comes back and he fires a hard wrist shot deflected for the go-ahead goal. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Activates without hesitation and is effective going forward. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Zion Nybeck Note Looks small on the ice, but moves and angles well. Brian Fogarty Canada vs Sweden (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/27/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Great first few steps getting him quickly to loose pucks. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Aidan De La Gorgendierre Note Killing penalties effectively with speed and positioning. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Aliaksei Protas Note Long legs look pony-like but he moves well. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Aliaksei Protas Note Good stride mechanics in a straight line giving him good speed up ice. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Kirby Dach Note Brilliant goal. Takes the puck at his own blue line, curls left side, dekes a guy blind, head fakes, dekes, lowers his shoulder and cuts to the crease, buries it. Power, finesse, moves, beautiful. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Kirby Dach Note Looks like he's taking this game personally. All fire and drive to get the puck in the zone and on net. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Kirby Dach Note Taking hits from everyone, but still working hard at both ends, absorbing hits, keeping his head up and managing the game. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Second-unit powerplay. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Kyle Crnkovic Note Chasing the play on that shift along the left-wing boards in his own end. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Mostly just floating in the high slot while his team works the perimeter. Went to the top of the crease, took a crosscheck, moved up a bit higher in the slot. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Decent acceleration. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Ozzy Wiesblatt Note Time on the powerplay. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Decent speed, works hard, good backcheck to cover his man and prevent an odd-man rush. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Tristen Robins Note Good mobility, nice release. Brian Fogarty Saskatoon vs Prince Albert (WHL) Video (With Replay) 4/17/2019
Brandon Coe Note Sharp cross-ice pass through the neutral zone, on target. Lots of zip on it. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Brandon Coe Note Engaged in the play all over the ice. Looks like he's anticipating well on that shift. Then throws a nice forecheck hit in the corner. Not only that, but his pressure draws a penalty for delay. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Brandon Coe Note Getting powerplay time. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Brandon Coe Note Like his effort and competitiveness. Good movement, intense, engaged. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Brandon Coe Note Tries a blind backhand pass up the boards, intercepted. Not a wise play. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Brandon Coe Note Getting a lot of ice time in the game. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Cameron Peters Note Loads up on a wrist shot, slings it wide. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Cameron Peters Note Highly active all over the ice. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Harrison Caines Note Showing good wheels on that rush. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Jake Uberti Note Gets turned around in the offensive zone on the forecheck. Looked disoriented. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Jason Robertson Note Really lacks the speed he'll need. Just can't close with puck carriers. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Jason Robertson Note Might be slow, but he sees the game so well, and has the hands to make smart passes with small movements. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Jason Robertson Note Eyes, hands, brain are all superb, but his feet are holding him back. He doesn't have the mobility to create space, and that will hurt him going forward. He'll need the players around him to create time for him. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Kyen Sopa Note Can really fly up ice. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Mitchell Russell Note Comes to the defense of a teammate after a crosschecking. Chippy game. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Mitchell Russell Note Big guy, looks a little slow, but gets good push from a standstill. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Mitchell Russell Note Hands are quicker than his feet. He moves his feet fast, but doesn't extend, so he's not maximizing his power potential. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Mitchell Russell Note Lumbersome trying to turn at speed. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Deking, deking, cutting to the net. Didn't get a shot off, but had two strong attacks at the crease on the same shift. Then a sharp angle shot from down low, saved. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Uses his acceleration to catch up and strip the puck in the offensive zone then a quick pass to set up the offense. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Skating is smooth. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Reads the play, intercepts a pass, turns it quickly up ice. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Draws a penalty with his skating, going the net, gets tripped. But that penalty wasn't called! Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Good agility, smooth on pivots, comfortable changing direction. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note Speed gets him a clean look, drags the puck, changes angles, saved. Dangerous chance. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Phillip Tomasino Note So fast, beats his man to the corner, then works the puck to position and feeds a pass to the slot for an excellent chance. Brian Fogarty North Bay vs Niagara (OHL) Video (With Replay) 3/29/2019
Albert Johansson Note Crafty defensive stick play to fake then tap it into his own corner so he could step around the forechecker and gain a little more time, then make a safe pass behind his own net. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Albert Johansson Note Turned the wrong way and the puck trickled past him and out of the zone. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Albin Grewe Note Big hit in the corner. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Albin Grewe Note Forechecking, causing problems in deep. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Albin Grewe Summary Straight ahead player who goes to the crease and the corners, with some offensive upside. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Karl Henriksson Note Quick, covers the big ice easily Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Karl Henriksson Note Speedy chasing down a puck. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Karl Henriksson Note Not much flash in his game, but he's always around the puck. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Karl Henriksson Note Speed is above average to good. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Karl Henriksson Summary Plays an honest type of game with a high work rate and willing to use his body to make plays. Above-average skating and good hands, but projects more to middle-six upside. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Lucas Raymond Note Fantastic move down the left side, dangles the defenseman silly, then rips it far side, clean. Beauty! Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Lucas Raymond Note I like his anticipation and reads. Smart plays executed with urgency and ambition. And his stickhandling is excellent. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Lucas Raymond Note What a goal! Off balance when the puck finds him in the high slot, and he one-times it while falling and beats the goalie clean. Another beauty! Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Lucas Raymond Note In overtime, another shifty move, pulls the puck in and back out and wires one for the golden goal. Amazing hattie in the gold medal game. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Lucas Raymond Summary Excellent hands and feet, especially with the puck on his stick. His shot is hard and accurate and his ability to make defenders falter and reach with their sticks at nothing was impressive. Gets his shot away with an instant release from multiple angles. He beat an excellent goaltender three times in this game. A top offensive talent in the making. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Philip Broberg Note Using his shot more than the last time I saw him. Just fired one from the top of the circle and rang the pipe. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Philip Broberg Summary Skating and poise are Broberg's hallmarks. Not a player who will put up big offensive numbers, but he is a legitimate NHL defender who could play 20 minutes per night and shut down the opponents' top lines. Makes smart reads on the breakout, and if he develops his offensive game, he could be an All-Star in the making. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note On the powerplay, skates the puck into traffic and turns it over. Had plenty of options, so that choice looked mindless. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Is able to get shots off quickly from any angle. Dangerous with the puck down low near the net even under pressure. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Flies up ice on a short-handed chance but the pass to him skipped past his stick. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Accelerates well and continues to remain open to the play. Slides into gaps, then bursts to the loose pucks. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Nice, sharp pass to a driving Podkolzin. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Note Again, good show of hands in tight, finds the puck that drifted off of Podkolzin's stick, and snaps it one-touch past the netminder. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Rodion Amirov Summary His game is all hands with an ability to get a shot off while tight in on the goaltender or defender. Showed good speed and edgework, giving him a deceptive and slippery mobility. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Aggressive play skating up hard to the red line to break up an outlet pass, then slides back after disrupting the play. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Good skater. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Quarterbacking the top powerplay unit. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Shields the puck even under a lot of pressure, fighting off the Swedish forward. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Note Incredibly patient with the puck, using his free hand to ward off forecheckers, and gets the puck out of danger. He does this consistently well. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Semyon Chistyakov Summary Smaller defenseman who plays a cerebral game, getting himself into the right position to defend against bigger players, and then using his speed and agility to jump into plays. Passes are crisp and accurate and decisions are consistently good. High-quality puck-moving defenseman. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Simon Holmstrom Note Moves well, is always facing the puck, then gets back quickly to help when the Russians get the puck to the net. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Simon Holmstrom Note Good hands to puckhandle around the top of the zone and avoid trouble. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Simon Holmstrom Note Always engaged in the play, at both ends, and he reacts immediately to opportunities. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Simon Holmstrom Note Had the puck on his stick at the top of the crease, but took two ticks too long to get the puck settled, and the opportunity evaporated. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Simon Holmstrom Summary Looks like a quality second-line winger NHL talent who will work hard at both ends of the ice and contribute offensively while being defensively responsible. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Skates the puck to his own blue line then outlets to an open winger. Simple play done well. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note This time he skates it to the offensive blue line then drops it into the corner. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Top of the umbrella on the top powerplay unit. Just made a good, one-time slap pass that became a good scoring chance. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Snappy wrist shot. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Second time in the game that he stepped up after the whistle to get in a Russian's face who was starting stuff. Like this! Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Note Moves well, long, smooth strides, and agile. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Tobias Bjornfot Summary Safe player, is willing to skate the puck up ice, but doesn’t make risky plays into traffic. Good skater. Plenty of tools to work with, though he may not have tremendous offensive upside. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Loses the puck trying to enter the zone at speed when there were passing options available. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Goes hard to the net, pulls the puck to his forehand and scores. Good goal with a defender on his hip. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Tries to makes a pass from the right circle to the left circle but missed his target by four feet. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Killing penalties late in the second period down by a goal. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Drives the right wing, tries to cut in but looses the puck towards the crease. However, Amirov is there and snaps it in. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Continues to try to do too much in the game. He's forcing plays everywhere. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Note Rips a powerful wrist shot over the net and rattles the glass. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Vasili Podkolzin Summary Looked inconsistent in the game, often trying too hard to take on the play by himself, skating into trouble and forcing plays. His skill is top-five, though, and if he can find the right mix of teammates and be able to rely on them to make his job easier, could become a top-line NHLer. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Yaroslav Likhachyov Note Maybe a step slower than average speed. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Yaroslav Likhachyov Note Throws a shoulder hit. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Yaroslav Likhachyov Note Tries to force a pass and it bounces off a foot and goes behind the net. Brian Fogarty Sweden vs Russia (2019 World U-18s) Video (With Replay) 4/28/2019
Cam York Note Willing to play physically against bigger players. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note He can move. Just got a breakaway, sent wide, then later on the same shift, finds some space at the left circle, Hughes gets him the puck, but Caufield scuffs the one-timer wide. Then he scuffs another one-time attempt later that same shift. Three chances, none made it on net. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note Quick, small, active. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note Hughes drops a perfect pass for him, and Caufiled whiffs again. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note Working the slot on the powerplay, rebound comes out to his stick and he one-times the puck into the net. Finally got a clean shot away and this was probably the most difficult one to connect with, but he buried it. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note Can fly in a straight line. 2.5 speed. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Note Quality passer, good vision and game awareness. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Cole Caufield Summary Small player at 5'7 and 155 pounds, and although he seems willing to get scrappy, he mostly uses his high-end speed and agility to avoid contact and maneuver into spaces. Seemed to be fighting the puck a lot in this game, and although he fits in on the line with Hughes and Zegras, he was not generating offense on that line as much as getting opportunities. He has tools, but needs to take the next step in involvement and creation. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Henry Thrun Note Just got schooled by Mastrosimone, who faked a deke, chipped the puck off the boards, and then just stepped around Thrun to the puck and was in alone. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Looks gangly, and although he looks good on his skates, he also looks like he's trying to adjust to his length. A little slow in pivots, a little awkward changing direction. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Snaps a hard pass to the crease right on target, but the goalie just got his stick on the puck enough to deflect it away from the target. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Only just above average speed right now, but if he works on it, he can improve. Mechanics seem okay and adjustable. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Trying to get to the bench, collides with his teammate who was exiting the defensive zone. Beecher needs to be smarter there. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Hustles back to get even numbers and prevent an odd-man rush. Showed some speed there. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Active stick in the defensive zone. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Tries to deke his way through three defenders in the neutral zone and loses the puck. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note In the leftwing corner of the offensive zone, fires a pass to the slot that had no hope of connecting. There are a lot of things I like in his game, but he has a ways to go. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Jumps to a loose puck in the crease and pokes it home. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Makes an excellent cross-ice pass on the rush for an assist. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note He has all the makings of a quality power forward as he works out some of the kinks in his game. Want him to skate hard all the time, though, because when he does, he can actually motor. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Note Gets a good look on goal, snaps a wrist shot that comes his stick so fast the goalie barely flinches, but the puck glanced off the netminders shoulder and deflects up over the bar. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
John Beecher Summary A power forward type who needs to continue refining his game and improve his overall work rate. He does not seem to take shifts off, and his work ethic seems to be very good or better, he just seems to play at 80 percent or so most of the time. Good shot, big player, has an edge and physicality that he uses effectively. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Note Killing penalties in a pairing with Thrun. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Note Calling for the puck a the point, and when it comes out to him, he fires it wide of the net. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Note Has the puck deep in the offensive zone, tries to pitchfork the puck on net, but it's blocked and goes the other way. Warren then with big wheels to get back and beats the play to his own net. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Note Does well to remain fluid in the defensive zone but keeps to his responsibilities. Moving, watching, getting into the right spots. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Note Looked calm skating onto a loose puck with a forechecking forward bearing down on him. Watched him in the whole way, made the outlet pass, took the hit. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Marshall Warren Summary Two-way defender who can move up and down the ice with ease. Gets involved on the offensive end and looks good in transition. Conscientious in own end, taking good lines and plays positional defense. Nothing stood out as exceptional, but few flaws, either. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Michael Gildon Note Nice edgework to find a soft space in the home plate area, then Turcotte feeds him and he one-times it for the first goal. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Covering the slot on defense, holding position, playing good positionally-aware defense, but when the puck goes up ice, he lags behind, then a turnover and he's not moving his feet at all. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Accelerates okay, moves laterally okay, but his straight-line speed looks average. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Nice stick in the lane to break up a pass, good solid fundamentals on the penalty kill. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Follows with a heads-up zone clearance. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Sharp-angle one-timer misses. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Always moving, always making himself available when he doesn't have the puck. Goes to the slot, stick on ice, but the puck comes in behind him, so he curls around and attacks the slot again, and this time Gildon finds him and Moynihan one-times it home from just above the crease. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Like his defensive zone play. Always moving, calling out to his teammates, communicating. Just all-around solid defensive play. Brian Fogarty USNTDP U18s vs Chicago (USHL) Video (With Replay) 2/16/2019
Patrick Moynihan Note Uses body positioning to protect the puck, but also to pr