Players Notes

Player Notes

Player Notes

 

I started taking player notes years ago, and created the Hockey Prophets website as a way to always have quick access to them. You have access to them, too. There are currently over 1,300 players noted in the archive, with more than 8,000 notes. 

The Hockey Prophets Player Notes are a continually updated archive of notes taken while closely watching individual players during game action. Players are observed for key attributes such as skating ability, play recognition, shot quality, vision, defensive positioning, and more. An important thing to understand is that despite watching roughly 200 hockey games a year, I do not take notes on all games. If a player does not have specific notes in the archive does not mean that they have not been watched multiple times. It just means that I wasn't taking individual, focused notes on the player at the time. 

Below is the complete searchable archive. 

 

Hockey Prophets Player Notes
NameNote TypeNoteWriterGame WatchedGame DateDate ViewedGame Number
Lucas SawchynNoteHard-working forecheck shift creased issues for Muskegon.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteSkating speed is above average.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteOut on penalty kill duty, announcer said what I was thinking: "Haven't mentioned his name all night."Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteFights to get puck control behind the net, then passes to the right low dot where the defender easily intercepts.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteDoes not like to hold the puck and often his quick puck movement is not good. Again, behind the net, this time on the powerplay, gets the puck and one-touch passes to the slot, but right a defender again.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteAgain, tries a one-touch pass, again just throwing it away.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteWhen he actually holds the puck, he can be an effective passer.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteSpinning wrist shot hits the post. Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Matvei GridinNoteUnforced icing that will extend an already long shift. He had time and options. Yikes.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteBoisvert and Hage matched up for two early faceoffs. Boisvert won both.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteHas a potential for a quick odd-man in-zone attack, but instead of attacking the net, he throws a cross-slot pass, deflected away.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteCarries into the offensive zone down the center lane, splitting two defenders with a backchecker right on him, battles through a wave of stick checks and goes straight to the net. He tried to pull a backhand around the goalie, toe saved, but the rebound gets banged in.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteOn that drive to the net (see previous note), Hage was being hooked and pulled back. He was able to kick the puck with his right foot to his backhand to attempt the shot. Strong balance, coordination, creativity.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteHe has fast hands and excellent ability to reconnect with loose pucks.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteLovely nutmeg pass to the cutter in the low slot.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteVery good on his skates when he has the puck.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteKilling penalties with active feet and stick.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteCurls up ice when he should have been stopping and covering the d-zone low slot. Back to the puck, didn't recognize the threat.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNotePoke check works to stop the breakout attempt.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Michael HageNoteInteresting that Hage isn't taking defensive zone faceoffs.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Owen TylecNoteNice read and pass to transition though the neutral zone. He shows pretty good speed, then off the puck hard up the center lane.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Owen TylecNoteAll over Veilleux trying to get the puck in the offensive zone, eventually does and gives to his forward with speed to the net.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Owen TylecNoteReally nice work to collect the puck in his zone, settle, and pass out to start a transition attack.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Owen TylecNoteQuick. Nice acceleration.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteBoisvert and Hage matched up for two early faceoffs. Boisvert won both.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteGoing up ice he looks oaky, but the puck reverses and he takes a wide, slow turn to head back to his own zone.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteGoing hard on the back check, but not going fast. After that effort, he was still effective and active in the defensive zone.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteYeah, his straightline speed is lacking.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteHe's competitive.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteAnd there is an example of how he will be effective up the levels. Gets knocked down in the offensive zone, but manages to shift the puck to a teammate. Gets up, goes to the net, gets a loose puck. His shovel attempt his a stick, he gets the puck again, flashes it past the goalie. It will always be a battle for him, but he looks up to the challenge.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Sasha BoisvertNoteGood hit against the boards.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Xavier VeilleuxNoteWrist shot from the point got through a lot of traffic, but kicked out to the corner by the netminder.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Xavier VeilleuxNoteHas a tough time turning and keeping up with Hage.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Xavier VeilleuxNoteBlatant interference as the hits the player who had passed well before the contact.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Xavier VeilleuxNoteLooks better defensively when he establishes position. Then he's strong on his skates, effective with his stick and feet and works to reduce chances.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Xavier VeilleuxNoteGoes back hard and cuts the lane to intercept. Good hustle and a smart line.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs Chicago (USHL)2/3/20246/6/202410317
Marek VanackerNoteSmooth edges, nice lateral movement and turning radius.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Marek VanackerNoteShoulders and next are hunched over when he skates. Not great form.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Marek VanackerNoteHas the puck right corner offensive zone, carries up, reverses and shakes his man, then a quick pass to an open teammate.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Marek VanackerNoteActive with his stick, he's fast to try to regain possession if his team loses the puck.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Marek VanackerNoteShows very good agility, but he looks uncomfortable in the offensive zone off the puck. He moves, trying to find a spot, but he's not attacking.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Marek VanackerNotePlaying such a passive game. I just want him to get his nose in there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switzerland (2024 World U-18s)4/28/20246/5/202410316
Matvei GridinNoteTracks back keeping pace with the US rush, goes to the corner with the puck carrier, pins him and takes the puck away.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteSmooth pivot and edges, able to change speeds with a step.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteCarrying up the right boards, gets cut off by Emery who had a good angle, but Gridin didn't look like he was going hard, either. Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNotePuck doesn't stay on his stick for long, and sometimes he just throws it away to an area seemingly hoping a teammate might be there.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteLooks like he plays at maybe three-quarter speed on offense, and half-speed at best on defense.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteNice pass to split the pressure and give his center a look at goal.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteGlides through the offensive zone and into the slot, then shoots one-time, saved.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteNot involved on defensive zone play at all. Super slow to get back. Zero urgency.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteIn the defensive zone, standing near the right circle, puck chips into the right corner and he doesn't go after it, but instead just wathes as Eiserman collects, curls towards him. Gridin inexplicably backs away from Eiserman and gives him a clear lane to the slot.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteGood passer when he has a target in mindBrian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinNoteLooks like he has no interest in playing defenseBrian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Matvei GridinSummaryHe has size and puck skills that could get him to the NHL, but his mindnumbing lack of effort and sometimes negative effort in the defensive zone, coupled with his no-vision puck movement leaves me wondering if he'll be a viable prospect. He has a lot of work to do to correct mental and effort issues.Brian FogartyMuskegon vs USNTDP (USHL)4/6/20246/4/202410315
Andrew BashaNoteLots of jump, engaging in puck battles, mostly by digging with his stick. Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteGets a clean breakaway because he is too fast for the defender to stay with. Goes backhand, forehand, saved.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteA little stiff and upright when not in motion, his lateral movement is stilted because of it. Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteA couple of times he has held the puck too long, wanting to skate into areas instead of passing and then moving off the puck. Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteHe's a much better skater when he's on the move. He looks so much more comfortable at speed then at a standstill, when his edgework in tight spaces is suspect.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteGets the puck in the neutral zone, drives and dangles but can't get a clean shot away. Carries behind the net, out the left side, around the top, then throws the puck at the net. Not once did he look for passing options.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteGood chip and chase player because he's super fast and he wants the puck.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNotePenalty kill duty.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteAgain, holds longer than he should, skating into trouble and then pitchforking the puck to no one.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteA burst of speed gets him first to the puck, then into the offensive zone, shot, saved.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteToo often he is the first player out of his offensive zone and the last one to get back. Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteHad a good chance to throw a shoulder into the puck carrier coming up the wall, but instead he just tried to stick check him and then watched as he just skated right on by.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaNoteAnother instance of him holding the puck too long, skating from low right circle, up across the top into the slot. But this time he rifles a shot back against his flow and over the goalie's shoulder to tie the game with 35 seconds remaining.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Andrew BashaSummaryHis shot is good, no doubt, but he was a major puck hog all game long. He passed when he had to, but often it was after he had skated himself out of room and had nowhere to go. Hungry for the puck in the offensive zone, and elite speed, but the rest of his game was infuriating to watch.Brian FogartyMedicine Hat vs Red Deer (WHL)4/2/20245/31/202410314
Adam HesselvallNoteGets the puck off the neutral zone faceoff, fights to get into the offensive zone, stick battling all the way, and gets a shot off on goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallNoteHis edgework is very good, and he uses it to make positional corrections. Easy acceleration even if his top speed is only a bit above average at best.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallNoteUgly pass back while in the neutral zone that became a perfect breakaway opportunity the other way.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallNoteGets way out of position trying to block a shot and allows Ritchie uncontended crease access for an easy goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallNoteGoing hard up the ice to try to chase down a puck, but Iginla is able to easily gain the extra step. Behind the net, Hesselvall is able to steal the puck, but he throws a pass right down the middle back towards his own end and perfectly launches a clean breakaway for Canada. Oh, boy.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallNoteGets the headman pass but doesn't have the wheels to split the defenders.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Adam HesselvallSummaryHad moments where he looked effective, but too many moments where mental errors hurt his team. He could be a serviceable mid-line forward if he can clean up the mistakes, but I was not a fan of his hockey iq.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteGood play to step around the puck carrier on the boards and seal off his path, got his body right into the hands. Well done.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteAgain, really nice positioning to takeaway a reception opportunity for the Swedish forward.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteHolds behind his net for a line change, then starts a breakout with a long, in-stride pass up the right boards.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteHolds for the forecheck contact, passes up the corner to Iginla.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNotePinches in on the right boards, uses his shoulder and body positioning to force the puck to the blue line, then when the puck comes back he works hard to keep the puck in deep with some good stickwork.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteSuper attentive to the play, keeps getting himself into great position on the ice to maximize affect.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteBlasts the Swedish forward below the goal line. That was a glass-rattling hit. Created a turnover, then he was fast up ice to join the rush.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickNoteSaw the hit coming but made the right play and took the hit.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Charlie ElickSummaryBig, solid defender who made good plays all game. Excellent positional defense and some offensive abilities. Likely tops out as a middle-pair, reliable blueliner in the NHL.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Gabriel EliassonNoteTall player, moves pretty well on his edges though.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Gabriel EliassonNoteIs not shy about physical contact at all. Big kid who uses his size.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Gabriel EliassonNoteTop penalty killing unit for Sweden.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Gabriel EliassonNoteCrosschecks Wetsch to the ice after the whistle. Later on the same shift, he throws a late hit after the whistle that would have marked the start of a Sweden powerplay. That's a big mental error while down 3-0.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteCalls to his D partner to pass up the boards, but the puck gets passed into his feet instead. Brunicke wasn't expecting that, and had a hard time with the puck, which was then stolen by a Swedish forward, but Brunicke steps up and levels him with a solid shoulder check. Good body leverage there with only one step to generate it.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteExcellent hockey stop and reversal. Strong on his edges.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteLong reach allowed him to get to the overthrown pass and keep the play pushed up ice.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteHas the speed to get back to retrieve pucks, but shows good sense on when to allow a teammate to get there and instead take up a better defensive position.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteOut to kill the five-minute major. Blocks the Fernstrom slapper.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteA minute and half on that penalty kill shift, blocked shot at the end of the shift. He's a warrior.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteLong seam pass catches Brunicke a step off, but he hustles back to cut off the attacker options. George made the save, but Brunicke made his job much easier.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeNoteKilling the penalty to protect a one-goal lead with three minutes left.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Harrison BrunickeSummaryBrunicke is a minute chewing, tough-as-nails defender who can help his team win games.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Jett LuchankoNoteI'm not watching Luchanko, but he continues to impress me. Just won a key defensive-zone faceoff.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteBumps the player into the boards. Takes his out of the play but that could have been an interference call.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteTakes a big hit from Aicheson, and he's slow to get up.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteJust sort of loping around the ice. Lagging the play at both ends. Is he still a bit off after that hit?Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteHas good size but his feet look heavy.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteLooked a bit more lively there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteSecond unit powerplay, but still looks unenthused on the powerplay. Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Karl SternerNoteIn the slot, working at the front of Canada's goal where he doesn't have to skate much, he looks more effective. Stick ready, highly alert.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Linus ErikssonNoteWorking a lot on that shift but not accomplishing much. Mostly just chasing the puck in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Linus ErikssonNoteAbove average speed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Linus ErikssonNoteGood read and puck recovery in the offensive zone, head up, finds an open player across the ice with a perfect pass for the one-timer goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Linus ErikssonNoteFirst out for the five-minute powerplay. Carries in left side, rim around to no-one at the right point.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Linus ErikssonNoteTries to outskate Iginla, but no joy for Eriksson.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Marek VanackerNoteGot a quick shift in. Looked good skating, but he's had almost no ice time in this game.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Marek VanackerNoteGets another shift, this one after having served Marelli's five-minute penalty. Good edgework, hustled. That's a tough job to sit for most of the game as the 13th forward and then have to go full out for a shift, with energy and intensity. Did okay, though.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteGood takeaway, but then he shovels a pass into his teammate's skates and gives the puck back to Canada.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteSkating looks good, hips are a bit slow to get around but his edges are good.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteStraightline speed looks pretty good, simple stride to match the attacker's speed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteOut on the ice after the Swedish time out. Good head-up pass to the slot but the puck hops past the one-timer attempt.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteOne-timer low kicked out to the corner. Then another one wide.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteHe will use physical play to make his opponents move the puck.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteI'd like to see some more urgency from him at both ends.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteShowing that nice one-timer, but saved.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteMoving the puck well on the powerplay, shooting when he can, but passing to better options when they are there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteBeautiful pass to Sahlin Wallenius attacking the slot. Missed the goal by a sliver of crossbar.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteHe's buzzing on the boards, creating some possession time.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteHe will rip a one-timer from anywhere. That one was blocked, but Brunicke felt it for sure.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteAnother sweet feed to the slot, and another sweet save by Carter George.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Melvin FernstromNoteFlow awareness in the offensive zone is great. Excellent offensive iq and vision.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Ollie JosephsonNoteDrives the right side, keeping the puck outside of the defender, makes the turn below the goal line then one-hands a pass to the right dot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Ollie JosephsonNoteOut killing the penalty, movements were quick and efficient.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Ollie JosephsonNoteAnother instance when he's able to keep the puck out of reach with one hand while using his other arm to ward off the defender, then one-hands a pass to set up a shot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Spencer GillNoteGood skater with decent backwards speed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Spencer GillNoteJust took a hard hit in the corner and got upended.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Spencer GillNoteExcellent ling diagonal breakout pass.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Spencer GillNoteGets caught trying to cut off the Swedish player behind the net, and leaves a Swedish forward alone short side. Goal against. Gill wasn't helped by the D partner who chased to puck behind the net, but Gill needed to be more aware on that one.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/28/202410313
Calem MangoneNoteNifty backhand pass releases the breakout.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneNoteGets a loose puck in the offensive zone and snaps a wristshot low that the goalie closed out, but uncontrolled. Nice shot.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneNoteHe's small but fiesty and physical, and he plays in the homeplate area.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneNoteHis balance is excellent, very strong on his skates.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneNoteThe epitome of his game: takes a shot left side, hits the post, there's a puck scramble that kicks the puck out right side and he's there to put it back on net. Then the puck goes the other way and he's the first one back to defend.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneNoteHe can really unleash a wrist shot. This time he hits the post again.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Calem MangoneSummaryHe plays an honest game and lives between the dots down low. He'll front up at the crease, battles hard everywhere, shows great agility and balance, and is all around a very good hockey player. I'll be shocked if he doesn't get drafted this year (his draft +1 season).Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lincoln MooreNoteStraightline looks above average, but agility seems just okay. A little methodical.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lincoln MooreNotePivots are a bit slow and awkward. Speed up ice is okay. 0 - 0.5Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNotePuckhandles through the neutral zone, then slides a pass left to the forward with speed.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNoteBig kid, tall, solid frame.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNoteI'm not keen on the way he's just floating around his own zone.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNoteAbove average speed with those long strides. 0.5 - 1.0Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNoteEdges are good, although he's not an exciting skater at all.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicNoteWay out of position for that goal against. What was he doing?Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Lynden LakovicSummaryBig bodied forward that plays an decent game, but too many times he was absent or lost in the offensive zone, and not effective enough in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNoteUses his skating ability to back the defender off, all while his eyes are up, using the extra time to find good options.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNoteTries to split and dangle through four (4!) Moose Jaw defenders. That did not work.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNotePosts up on the left side of the crease, and had an open net, but the Dionicio pass was on his back foot, and by the time he kicked the puck to his stick, the goalie was over and covers.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNoteExellent pass to the far side crease. He was looking point until the last second. Should have been a goal.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNoteSpeed is there when he needs it. Not elite level but excellent, no doubt. 2.0Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Michael MisaNoteHustles back to be the first to a loose puckBrian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Owen BergeNoteSwitches off in the defensive zone, then down to block a shot.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Owen BergeNoteLateral movement looks average.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Pavel McKenzieNoteSpeed looks okay, nothing special.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Pavel McKenzieNoteGood shoulder rub out forces the puck carrier to send the puck deep without coverage.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Pavel McKenzieNoteNot the best acceleration, there.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Pavel McKenzieNoteUnnecessary icing, because he missed his pass by ten feet.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteGaps up on Yager just as he enters the offensive zone grabbing a head-man pass, and Parekh takes the puck away from him and immediately starts a counter attack.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteSkating is superb, speed and edges. Effortless and fluid on his skates.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNotePivots are clean and his switch forward to back loses no speed at all. Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteCloses down Rysavy with relative ease.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteCurls back under pressure from Firkus, who then steals the puck but Parekh harasses him back into the corner and his check gets the puck back for Saginaw.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteHustles into the neutral zone, draws a defender and passes forward for a zone entry.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteGets the puck at the left point, steps in then a step to his right to get space and angle, then a hard shot on net.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteDrops into the left circle and one-times a pass, but his shot wasn't clean. However, he grabs the puck, battles and keeps the play alive.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteHis poise with the puck and his vision/awareness is high level.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteHis patience with the puck is a weapin and he uses it well.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteHis all-way mobility makes him an excellent man-to-man defender.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteFlying around the offensive zone creating time and space, wrist shot on the move, tipped in.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteStart of the second period, he carries into the zone and draws a penalty.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteParekh and Firkus are going head to head a lot, and so far I'd call it a draw. Fascinating to watch, though.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteOne-timer from the high slot area catches the goalie drifting. Parekh recognized the opportunity and pushed back for a shooting lane, opens hips and ready for the puck.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteTakes the puck right side, drives below the goal line then out short side and pulls to puck around to make a ridiculous cross crease pass. Is there anything he won't do?Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhNoteGets pasted into the boards by Savoie. That hurt, and Parekh goes off.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Zayne ParekhSummaryHe plays with supreme confidance, does not look afraid of anything. He looks like a player who has always been the best player on the ice, which might make for a tough adjustment early in his pro career, but his talent will allow him to be that at the NHL level, too.Brian FogartyMoose Jaw vs Saginaw (Memorial Cup 2024)5/23/20245/24/202410312
Nikita ArtamonovNoteAcceleration looks solid, fast-twitch burst to the puck. Straightline stride mechanics are great.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteOn the rush, diagonal attack across the offensive zone toward the puck, and when it comes to him he one-touches it on net.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteTries to flick a pass on the rush but it was well behind the left winger.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNotePuck comes on the rush but his first touch is too hard and the puck skips forward to the defender.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteHe's first to all the loose pucks, mostly because he seems to want the puck more than anyone else on the ice.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNotePowerplay in the bumper spot, nice downward deflection attempt but it goes wide.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteOpens his hips passes to the middle and then accelerates into a give and go. Draws two defenders and passes back to the pivot man who nearly scores short side.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteTrying to go up ice up outskates the pass and leaves the puck behind him for the opponents to pick up off the boards.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteLoses his stick, but attacks the puck anyway and tries a back-heel kick pass that should have worked. Super creative, that.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteHighly competitive, but goes down easily under contact.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteShot misses wide by a good foot.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteNice one-touch pass finds the best neutral zone optionBrian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteHe might cheat up ice, but he doesn't cheat on effort. Big-motor player.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovNoteNot afraid to drop down or dive to block a shot.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Nikita ArtamonovSummaryHard working, always on the go, but his mind sometimes seems to race in front of his body. He showed his creativity and offensive instincts, but also too often tried to one-touch pucks that would have been better to collect. If he can get a better command of his game, his work ethic, speed and flair could take him to the NHL (if he wants it).Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Dynamo (KHL)2/2/20245/23/202410311
Carter YakemchukNoteLots of shoulder swing in his power strideBrian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteAwkward to on defense against a Lindstrom rush, but he gets away with it and sweeps the puck to the boards.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteNice long diagonal pass to the far blue lineBrian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteHe can really move in transition, and will get better, too. He's a powerful skater.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteA couple of times on this powerplay sequence he has tried to force a pass through a defender's skates and neither time has it worked.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteRight-handed shot playing the left point in the powerplay, but he's moving around the top a lot.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteAgain passes right at the opponent's feet.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteGets drawn into an after-the-whistle cross checking penalty.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteA turnover in the neutral zone and the puck finds his stick. He leads a two-on-one rush from the left side, holds on his way in looking pass, then shoots--saved--but he follows his shot and buries the rebound.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteAnother after-the-whistle cross check penalty as he drives a prone Lindstrom down into the ice.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteGreat job to get his stick down and into the passing lane on the penalty kill. Probably saved a goal there.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteI'm not a fan of his defensive positioning. He's getting out too high, too often.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukNoteRisky with his feet and with his passingBrian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Carter YakemchukSummaryHe is a risk-and-reward defender, no question. He sees so much, but his passing at times couldn't translate the play he saw into the play on the ice. Very good skater, good size, lots of physicality, but he made some bad choices and needs work on his overall game awareness, I think.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Cayden LindstromNoteNice pin to rivet Yakemchuk to the boards.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Cayden LindstromNoteTakes the puck off the boards, dangles to the high slot and fires a shot against the grain, but a fine glove save robs him.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Tomas MrsicNoteAverage speed, finding it difficult to create space with his feet.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Tomas MrsicNoteFairly harmless wrist shot from the blue line that the goalie swallowed up.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Tomas MrsicNoteSecond-unit penalty killer.Brian FogartyCalgary vs Medicine Hat (WHL)12/15/20235/23/202410310
Anton SilayevNoteMoving well laterally and backwards. Skating stride is simple, effortless. Pivots are seamless.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteStarts up ice, but the puck kicks back and his change from forward acceleration to backwards retreat was fast and all in his edges. That was a lovely piece of skating.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteLooks so well-coordinated for such a young player with that kind of height.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteGetting pulled out of position a bit in his own end, but he's not getting a lot of help, either.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNotePositions his hips and shoulders well in advance of receiving the puck. This allows him to already be in motion when he gets possession.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteTrying to skate the puck through the neutral zone. He doesn't look as comfortable carrying as he does passing.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteGood step up and poke check to disrupt an attack. He relies on the poke a lot in lieu of a hit, but this time it worked well.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteWell-weighted pass gives the attacking forward the chance to maintain speed and enter the offensive zone.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteThere's some physical contact. Finally.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteChases his man behind the net and gets burned for it. Tough choice, but he was on the wrong side of the puck and paid for it.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteOffensive zone possession, he does a good job keeping the puck in the zone at the right point, then throwing the puck into the slot area scrums.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevNoteHe really seems to prefer the step-up poke check to thwart oncoming attacks. He's good at it, but that's a move he will have to dial back.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Anton SilayevSummaryBig, smooth defender that shows more stay-at-home, first pass skills than a pure transitional or offensive blueliner. He has some work to do to improve on his defensive awareness and holding position, but any chance an NHL team has at a 6'7 blueliner with easy skating and nice hands, they'll jump on.Brian FogartyTorpedo vs Spartak Moscow (KHL)1/29/20245/23/202410309
Brodie ZiemerNoteKind of a high kick motion up ice, but he's still pretty fast, then nice edges at the slotBrian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNotePlaying right wing on the top line with Hagens and StigaBrian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteDrifts back into open space on the left side of the offensive zone with Hagen and Stiga fighting for possession in the right corner, and the puck finds him. Nice shot low that the goalie kicked out, but problematic.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteSteals at the blue line, hustles in on net, looking, holding for options to open, then a low far-side wrist shot off the pads, looking for a pad-boune pass.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteNice backhand pass to the pinching defenseman cutting into the slot, but it didn't connect.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteHits the offensive zone right side with speed, then uses a nice, subtle drop pass to create space.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteSteals in the neutral zone, goes hard to the net and shows shot, then no-looks to Hagens for the easy open-net goal. Great play.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteOut to kill a five-on-three.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerNoteGets a feed from Hagens and he's in on goal. Beats the netminder glove side with a well-targeted, fast release. Pretty shot.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Brodie ZiemerSummaryHe showed effectiveness at both ends of the ice, and was not relying on Hagens to create the plays (although he was willing and able to take advantage when Hagens did). Ziemer isn't flashy, but he makes plays, showed a good shot, and hustled all over. He's going to make a nice, solid professional, I think.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNotePuck in the right corner, he slips down into the slot area, gets a pass and tries to snap it on netBrian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteShifty with the puck on his stick, helped a lot by top-flight agility and smooth puck handling at motion.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteUnder pressure, overhandles, loses the puck.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteFight the puck, passes the puck back to a trailer who was well-covered and it’s a breakaway the other direction. Not the best recognition by Hutson.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteExcellent skating gets him back to cover a potential breakaway, but a smart play by the Swiss attacker draws Hutson into an interference penalty.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteGoes back to retrieve, and then just kind of floats for a second and allows a Swiss forechecker to swoop in and take the puck. What was he doing?Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonNoteHe's good the puck moving forward, but again a kind of half-hearted attempt with the puck and a turnover.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Cole HutsonSummaryHe looks like he plays with an arrogance that seems to both help him on the rush and in the offensive zone, but also hurt him at times in the defensive zone. It's almost like he expects to be able to outskate any trouble at any time, and so he isn't working hard from the start. He's talented, no question, but there is some polishing that is needed.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteTop penalty kill unit.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteOn the powerplay, transitions out of the zone, carries all the way into the offensive zone. Nice clean zone entry with possession. So calm with the puck.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteCircling his own net to buy time and kill the penalty, then he fires the puck deep up ice.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNotePuck behind his net, sees the forechecker coming hard, and he absorbs the hit to make a clean, smart pass.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteOut on a four-on-four, full possession in the offensive zone, and he's able to do whatever he wants with the puck. Great puck control, poise, command of the zone.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteHe's smooth, and changes speeds effectively when carrying the puck. Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovNoteNice little backhand flip pass.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Daniil UstinkovSummaryHe looks best when he has the puck, because he is unruffled and able to keep and use possession no matter what the opposition tries. He will need some hard work in his own end, but if he develops properly, he could become a reliable breakout defensemen with powerplay potential in the professional levels.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
James HagensNote(Not watching) Just took a puck behind the net, faked what looked like the start of a Michigan attempt, the stopped hard and pulled the puck back to try to hit a short-side attempt. It didn't go in, but that was clever, fast and audacious.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
James HagensNoteHagens sees plays that aren't there until he puts the puck into a place on the ice that brings the play into existance. Incredible iq and vision.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteHis lateral movement is excellent.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteDefensive zone, penalty kill faceoff. Wins it.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteTop of the penalty kill box, good active stick and he pokes the puck loose and nearly out of the zone.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteGood forechecking effort.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteSo smooth on his edges, gives him a lot of easy mobility.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikNoteAt the crease, trying to work for a deflection. I like his willingness to battle and his stick positioning.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Kamil BednarikSummaryHe did not show a lot of offensive flair, but he did a lot of things well and showed a competitive nature that will serve him well. He is a quality home-plate player who will muck around in the tight areas of the game, and he has the edgework and balance to be effective in heavy traffic. I liked him.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteSwitches into the bumper spot on the powerplay, moves so well. Fluid skater.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteSecond-unit penalty killer for the US team, using his quickness to close on loose pucks. Clears the zone.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteIll-considered backhand at the offensive-zone blue line was a problem, but didn’t bite him too hard as the US squad regained possession.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteMissed a defensive read there, but recovered well with footspeed.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteGreat skating, agile through the neutral zone, creates an entry lane.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteNoteHas very good speed, but he's not an explosive skater.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Max PlanteSummarySeemed a lot like his job was to try to set up Eiserman for a shot. I need to see him more in different aspects of play, and further in his development.Brian FogartyUS vs Switzerland (U18 WJC 2024)5/2/20245/21/202410308
Alfons FreijNoteFluid backwards, stands his man up at the blue line and prevents the zone entry.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Alfons FreijNoteIn on a short rush, hard snap shot, just wideBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Alfons FreijNoteBig, strong skating strides, nice edgework. Looks like easy skating for him.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Alfons FreijNoteLeading the rush on the powerplay, not shy about driving the puck in deep, but he gets back to a responsible position after.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Alfons FreijNoteGood point play on the give and go. He no-looked the return pass and set up a pretty goal with his pass.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Alfons FreijSummaryHas a good, solid frame at 6'1 and 196 pounds, and he moves well in all four directions. A true two-way blueliner with good NHL potentialBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Cole BeaudinNoteTall, but doesn't look awkward on his feet. Too upright at times, but good crossovers and edges.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Cole BeaudinNoteChases down a puck and turns it into a partial breakaway attempt. Had only a step to make something happen, and goalie makes a good stop, but Beaudin showed speed and willingness there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Cole BeaudinNoteThrows his head and shoulders up and back when he tries to accelerate. Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gabriel EliassonNoteForecheck effort creates a turnover leading to Sweden's first goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteFlying through the neutral zone, passes ahead and keeps moving at top speed. Gets the puck back at the blue line, flashes through the defense, backhand, forehand across the goal mouth, scores. Beautiful stuff.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteHis turn around the net there on the forecheck was as tight as it could be. That's impressive turning.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteHe'll throw his body around a bit.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteWaits as the Swedish forward tries to bring the puck out of the corner, then he just takes the puck away from him, turns, blazes up ice. He then stickhandled past two Swedes and made a clean zone entry look easy.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteMcKenna will be a superstar.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaNoteExcellent pass across the slot through trafficBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Gavin McKennaSummaryThere will be years of notes in the future, but they won't be necessary. Elite in every way.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundNoteTop penalty kill unit for the SwedesBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundNoteStraightline speed above average or maybe a little better.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundNoteTakes the controlled breakout pass, drives up ice, handles into decent shooting space but his wrister is deflected wideBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundNoteFollows his shot, then a nice setup pass foiled by a better glove save from George.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundNoteThrows a shoulder check in the cornerBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Jack BerglundSummaryHe has the look of a player that a professional hockey coach can insert into any situation and know that he's going to give the effort and effectiveness needed. Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Leo Sahlin WalleniusNoteLoses the puck behind his own net as Iginla gets his stick in there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Leo Sahlin WalleniusNoteConfident puck mover, but he's made a couple of iffy attempts, too.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Leo Sahlin WalleniusNoteCuts hard to the slot, shoots and draws a penalty.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Leo Sahlin WalleniusNotePoint quarterback on the powerplay, he wants the puck a lot and lets his teammates know it. He's a shooter. Moves it well, but his first thought seems to be scoring.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNotePlayer in his face, but he absorbs the contact in order to get the puck to a better transition option.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteRight dot, holds then passes to the left point. He then gets his hips shifted and one-times the return pass short side for the opening goal. Good body awareness and positional prep.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteSecond unit powerplay, carries in, moves the puck and then sets up left circle.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteGood work to get back to the defensive zone, covers the man going to the crease and then intercepts the pass attempt right at the blue paintBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteGood penalty kill work in the neutral zone, disrupting transitions.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteUp on the blue line on the powerplay wrists one wide.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Liam GreentreeNoteSame shift, hard wrist shot off the bar.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Lucas PetterssonNoteHas the puck in the corner, nice spin to shake the defender.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Lucas PetterssonNoteOffensive zone set up, puck at the left point, he's backwards walking the blue line stick high and cocked for a one-timer. He was watching the carrier waiting for the chance instead of seeing what was actually available as a play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Lucas PetterssonNoteThe one-timer did not materialize, so he goes in deeper and becomes more effective.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Lucas PetterssonNoteSpeedy player who needs to work on his balance someBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Porter MartoneNoteThree-on-two rush, carries in left side, then pulls the puck back between his legs to try the fancy pass. Too clever by half, and the attack fizzles out.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Spencer GillNoteGets the puck from Greentree, walks in to draw the defender, and when the lane opens he feeds Greentree again for the one-timer. Lovely pass and play for the goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteQuick read and react as he grabs a loose puck below the goal line and immediately feeds to the slot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteHustles everywhere, making smart little puck plays at both ends.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteBeavertailing, gets the pass and pays it off with the sniper's shot far side from the left dot. The goalie can't believe it.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteHe's fast, but more importantly, he modulates his pace well. It's more about being in the right place at the right time.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteGoes fast to the back door and was wide open, but the far-side puck carrier shot instead of passing. That would have been an easy tap-in goal, but no puck joy for Iginla there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteInginla with a hard checkBrian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteAt the top of the crease, Freij wrapping him up, but he manages to muscle through enough to poke the puck to Marrelli who one-touches a pass to Ritchie, goal.Great play by Iginla to make all of that happen.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaNoteWork rate is off the charts.Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Tij IginlaSummarySo much to like about Iginla, but his overall tenacity and work rate means that he will impact games on every shift and his hockey iq means that he will always have a positive effect. Brian FogartyCanada vs Sweden (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/5/202410307
Adam NemecNoteNot working hard enough on the backcheck.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Adam NemecNotePuck enters the offensive zone on a rush, and he goes hard to the net, stick down. Winger puts the puck low into the goalie's pads for a rebound pass, and Nemec is there to convert. Nice goal.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Austin BakerNoteLooking lost in his own end, unsure of where to go, so he's moving out of position a lot.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Austin BakerNotePenalty killer, sees his forward linemate go in deep on the forecheck, and he backs out to the blueline strong side wall to cover.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Austin BakerNoteTakes a hit to make sure the puck clears.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNotePlays with his stick blade at shoulder height like he's going to shoot no matter where he is on the ice, including in his own zone. Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteThere's what he does best. Hagen's feed is perfect, and Eiserman one-times it short side.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteHe can't solve problems with his feet.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteThe team that drafts him wants his shot and thinks they can coach all the bad out of him. His shot is elite and his scoring drive and instincts are top flight, but so many other problems.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteHe'll hit you if you're trying to move the puck up the boards.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteApparently he'll hit you in open ice, too. He just levelled Straka with a clean shoulder check. Straka was looking at the puck and Eiserman drove his shoulder straight into Straka's chest. The Slovakian was down for a while.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteStraightline speed is better than his short-space acceleration or agility.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanNoteEverything is geared toward setting up his one-timer. But it’s a great one.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Cole EisermanSummaryEiserman showed good physical play, and although his skating and playing style is monochromatic, his shot and shooter's mentality is a desired resource. He will be a project to get his game up to NHL levels, but there is no question that his scoring ability is already thereBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
James HagensNoteHe holds the puck loaded for as long s possible while closing in on net, always looking fo rthe best option. He can rip it if the goalie cheats even a little, or pass it if he doesn't.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
LJ MooneyNoteSuper fast. Probably the fastest on the US team, maybe in the tournament.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Luka RadivojevicNoteRadivojevic is incredibly smooth, poised, looks confident at both ends. One to watch (though I'm not focusing on him in this game).Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Miroslav SatanNoteTall player getting ice time on the second powerplay squad.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Miroslav SatanNoteHe's got a ways to go to get more comfortable on his skates. Looks coltish on that crazy tall frame. Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Nicolas VrtielNoteTrails the rush, goes to the slot, and waits for the play below the net to come back to him.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Teddy StigaNoteSuch a nose for the net. Sees the play developing off the offensive zone faceoff, cuts hard to the slot as the point shot is released, rebound comes right to him and he puts it in the net.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Teddy StigaNoteShows good speed on better, smooth change of direction, edgework is quality.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Teddy StigaNoteVery good skating and edges. He's an odd player to watch because he's often quiet, but his anticipation allows him to jump into plays and become instantly effective.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalNoteEasy skating, on this opening shift was matched up against Hagens, and matching him well on his skates.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalNoteCreating some trouble in the offensive zone, then a good hit on the boards to try to stop a breakout by the US.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalNoteLeft side on the top powerplay unit. He's getting shots away but the US penalty killers are blocking everything.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalNoteA bit of Pobezal v Hagens action agin as the two are matched up. Great battles between this two.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalNoteExcellent penaly kill play to step around Eiserman to get between him and the puck, then angles a hip check that drops Eiserman and he clears. Great play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Tomas PobezalSummaryThere was a lot to like from his play in this game. He had the foot speed and agility to succeed at both ends of the ice, and showed a high hockey iq. He made the right choices and was a key to driving play for the Slovakian squad.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Trevor ConnellyNoteSkating is pretty good, not top echelon. He's tenacious though.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Trevor ConnellyNoteHe's always on the move in the offensive zone. High work rate, but he's efficient, moving to good areas anticipating the play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Trevor ConnellyNoteAlmost has a breakaway, defenseman pokes the puck away, and Connelly cuts back, fights to recover the puck, and keeps the play in the zone.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Trevor ConnellyNoteGood recognition to realize that the puck bounced back into the offensive zone off of a Slovakian player, and he goes straight to the attack instead of resetting.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Trevor ConnellyNoteNot afraid to take the puck into the home plate area and create danger.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (U18 WJC 2024)5/4/20245/4/202410306
Aatos KoivuNoteGuarding the crease, takes a loose puck, wheels out of danger and clears.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Aatos KoivuNoteVery good or better straightline speed. 1.5 to 2.0Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Austin BakerNoteExcellent speed to go after the cleared puck, he easily gained a couple of steps on SaarelainenBrian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysNoteSlippery with the puck on the boards.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysNoteGood, creative puck mover, using his feet and crisp choices to be very ellusive.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysNoteHe is a high-vision passer who finds dangerous options when he has the puck.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysNoteHands are super quick.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysNoteUses his hands to create deception, showing one way with the puck and turning the other with his hips and feet. He's crafty.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Christian HumphreysSummaryHumphreys is a playmaker who can find open players with the best of them. His passing and puckhanding are excellent, and he has the small-space skating that will help him a lot in the NHL.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteHeavy shoulder into the puckcarrier on the defensive zone boards.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteCarries on a long arc into the offensive zone, pulls up, fires a hard pass to the slot but well behind the cutter.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteFeet look heavy trying to chase down an opposing rush.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteQuality one-timer hits the post.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteAnother pass that was a great choice poorly executed.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteSkates to a spot, then hip pivots towards the puck. He made a good play with it when it came, but there's a lack of fluidity to his skating and a bullish linear tendancy to his thinking.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanNoteUpright, lots of shoulder swing.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Cole EisermanSummaryHe is a volume shooting goal scorer, and he excels at that, but the rest of his game looked so plodding on most shifts. Mechanical, clunky at times, missed on his passes and didn't have any shine to his game. But he can score.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Heikki RuohonenNoteGood speed, nice stride mechanics powers him through the neutral zone.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Heikki RuohonenNoteHe's a beavertailer. Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Heikki RuohonenNoteIf a Finn player is slapping the ice, you know it’s going to be Ruohonen.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Heikki RuohonenNoteThe beavertailing in making me crazy. Every time a teammate has the puck he's clapping the ice. And that time when he got the puck, he booted it.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Heikki RuohonenNoteHas some physicallity to his game, which seems fitting.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteSneaky no-look pass that created a chance.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteGets really low on the faceoffs.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteActive on defense, taking up good spots in the slot, constantly scanning.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNotePlaying on the second penaly kill unit, and I can see why he's trusted there. Picks up on puck changes quickly, stays in the shooting and passing lanes, then helps generate a short-handed rush with speed and effort.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteExcellent use of his edges to change from forward to backward movement.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteBeauty of a deke to get around the defender.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteKeeps getting the puck to Stiga, who keeps putting it in the net.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteHis change of direction is sharp and immediate.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteHagens is the player who always knows what he wants to accomplish with the puck before he gets it.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteGasp. Intercepts just inside his own blue liner, dekes the defender just after entering the offensive zone, looks shot and gets the other defender to his knees to block, then spins and throws a backhand pass to Stiga at the doorstep. Would have been an easy tap in goal, but it hit a stick and went in anyway. Hagens get the goal credit.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteHe has a good, hard wrist shot, too.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteAnd there he pots one from the slot with a good one-touch wrister. He caught that loaded and immediate released short side.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensNoteOpening faceoff of the third period, he chats with Hutson before the drop. When he wins it back to Hutson, he curls wide and flies up the ice. Hutson lifts the puck deep, and Hagens is behind everyone, first to the puck off the back boards, and one-times the carrom short side for his hat trick.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
James HagensSummaryEasily the best player in the game. He was everywhere, and always engaged in the play at both ends. He will be a star NHL player. His mind is the key, as he anticipates the play so well, and then his feet and hands are skilled and talented to keep up. Great, great player.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Joona SaarelainenNoteLagging the play as the US transitions into their offensive zone, goes to the slot, then does a good job to kick a loose puck to his stick and launch a breakout. Didn't like the lead up, but the end was okay.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Joona SaarelainenNoteUpright, not driving through his strides. Choppy.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Joona SaarelainenNoteTop powerplay unit, planted at the top of the creaseBrian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Joona SaarelainenNoteGreat hands and patience to take the pass, take an extra step to drag across the crease and slide the puck into the open net.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Shane VansaghiNoteSolid frame, thick legs.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Shane VansaghiNoteAverage skater or a touch below.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Shane VansaghiNoteCrunching hit.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Teddy StigaNoteHard snap shot low far side gets under the left pad to open the scoring.Brian FogartyFinland vs US (U18 WJC 2024)4/30/20245/3/202410305
Adam JechoNoteMoves good, but looks a bit awkwardBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Adam JechoNoteAnother huge player in this game. Not nearly as good a skater as Lindstrom, and maybe not as good as McQueen.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Adam JechoNoteWearing an A for the CzechsBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Adam JechoNoteScrum at the front of the net, he allows Catton to go in uncontested and poke in a loose puckBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Adam JechoNoteLacking agility and his backward skating is somewhat average. Hands are quicker than his feet.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteFirst step is a bit too upright, but after that, he generates speed quicklyBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteWrist shot snaps his stick. A lot of flex before it broke.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteHe's faster than most of the players around him, often having to cut around players on the rush or backcheck because they are too slow in front of him.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteHustles up the ice, passes the defender, beats out an icing.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteIt's so humid and warm that the glass and camera lenses are fogging, so the ice looks incredibly soft. Lindstrom just overskated a puck. Interested to see how a fast player will adjust as the game wears on.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteUses his height and strength to his advantage, leaning, shoving, hitting.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteWhat an excellent sequence that started with him calling out directions in his own end, taking a pass at the red line left side, zone entry pass to the high slot cutter. The defender poked the puck away but right back to Lindstrom and he one-touched a pass to the right dot that gave Martone an unobstructed line to the net. Beautiful play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteHard hit in the corner.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteActive in the defensive zone, patrolling the slot, puck goes out to the neutral zone and he's hard up ice.Gets a nice saucer pass from Martone, holds the puck at length backhand, gains a full step plus on the defender trying to keep up, then pulls the puck back to forehand as he jams on the brakes and lifts the puck over the goalie's right shoulder. Gorgeous goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteI like the physical elements of his gameBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromNoteUp one goal, midway through the third, and he's out on the penalty kill and draws a penalty.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Cayden LindstromSummaryAlthough there are some aspects to his skating and game that need development, Lindstrom is a multi-category beast of a prospect. Fast and agile at 6'4, 205. Great hands and vision with serious game awareness. He's going to be a star. Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Jiri KlimaNoteShowing okay speed, but he's not going hard. Just looks like three-quarters effort on the backcheck early in the game.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Jiri KlimaNoteNice reverse at the corner boards.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Liam GreentreeNoteNice recovery to get in position and block a pass through the slotBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Matej KubiesaNotePowerplay, running the play off the left halfboardsBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Matej KubiesaNoteAbove average speed, good lateraly mobilityBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Matej KubiesaNoteDoing a good job moving laterally to try to get into open passing lanes during the powerplayBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Matej KubiesaNoteHarmless shot from the top of the right circleBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Matej KubiesaNoteTrails and goes hard down the slot, puck bounces up and off him into the net to tie the gameBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Ondrej KosNoteToo much fishing, not enough effort with his feet.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Ondrej KosNoteLooked good there transitioning with the puck through the neutral zone.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Ondrej KosNoteAnother instance of him fishing for the puck instead of sealing off the potential attackBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Ondrej KosNoteOn the powerplay, gets called for closing his hand on the puck as Lindstrom was all over him Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteBig. Tall player with long limbs.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteSlushy first few steps.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteHis super-long strides are a diesel engine. Slow to power up, but fast after a bit.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteHeavy lean on his edges gives him a sharper turning radius than expected.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteDecent edges going heel to heel and crossoversBrian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteCrunching hit on a mostly stationary puckcarrier in the neutral zone.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenNoteGood clean pass across the slot. Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Roger McQueenSummaryTall, rangy player with some upside. He's a work in progress who will need time develop, but he showed aspects of his game that could translate well to professional play, particularly his desire to push the puck up ice.Brian FogartyCanada vs Czechia (Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2024)8/5/20234/25/202410304
Brady MartinNoteTaking a draw in the offensive zone, plays it forward and steps around the Guelph center to be first to the puck. Nice first step.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Brady MartinNoteTries a spin move, but the defender just checks him and bumps him out of his play.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Brady MartinNoteLeft side, takes a drop pass, cuts to the slot, dekes around a defender and lets loose with a wrist shot against the grain. Nice goal.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Brady MartinNoteStrong on his skates. He's hard to dislodge when he's not trying to be agile.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Christopher BrownNoteGood quickness, takes a nice line to get in the shooting lane in his own end.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteVery nice edges and stride. He's a fast and lively skater.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteHighly active player at both ends of the ice.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteSharp long diagonal pass through the neutral zone that he got away while under forecheck pressure.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteLeading the top powerplay, he played a long shift before the penalty but was right back out.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteHe's sent a couple of passes to try to set up one-timers, but the shooters couldn't quite connect. Good vision, though.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Jett LuchankoNoteGets tripped in front of the net, but the puck rebounds to him, and he makes a play from his knees but is robbed by a desperate stick from the defender.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Leo SerlinNoteSpeed looks above average.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Leo SerlinNoteReceives a pass in his own end, looks up and leaves the puck while a Soo player dashes in a takes it away from him.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Leo SerlinNoteGood forecheck read as he steps into the lane and picks off a pass. Then, head up, he feeds to the crease.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Parker SnelgroveNoteMoving the puck through transition, he footwork is nothing special, and his puckhandling seemed a bit awkward.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Parker SnelgroveNoteHustles up the right side with the puck, tries to turn the corner but the defender cuts him off, so he rips a hard pass to his rushing line mate, but no joy.Brian FogartyGuelph vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)4/3/20244/8/202410303
Arttu KarkiNotePowerplay quarterback on the top unit.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNoteStaring down a one-on-one attack by Kulich, holds his position, active stick, keeps Kulich to a mid-range wrist shot easily saved.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNotePuck at the blue line, slides left, dangles, gets inside to the high slot and fires a wrist shot on net.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNoteNot afraid to join the rush.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNoteTurns his back to the puck while retreating against the rush. Didn't hurt him there, but that's a no-no.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNoteSmooth on his skates, moves well and shows decent speed.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiNoteGood positioning and lines to thwart to attacking forward, and he steers him behind the net.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Arttu KarkiSummaryMore of a two-way defenseman than a pure transition/offensive blueliner. Shows good instincts and positioning in his own end, runs the powerplay well, and throws crisp passes on targetBrian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteSo tall.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteCollects the puck behind his own net, comes around, circles back under pressure. He doesn't have the quickness to escape pressure, but his reach allows him to keep the puck out of reach and then go off the glass with the puck to clear the zone.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteHe has a tight turning radius for such a tall player.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteUsing his long strides to generate good speed, goes hard to win the puck race deep in the offensive zone. Passes to the left winger and then cycles back to the point.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteWilling to be the first player in to retrieve pucks dumped into the offensive zone.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenNoteToo many times he feathers the puck aound the corner as an outlet option. This seldom works for him.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Jesse PulkinnenSummaryQuick to activate up ice, and although his first couple of steps are nothing special, he can build speed fairly quickly and win long races. He shows a lot of scoring drive and wants to be involved in the action at both ends. He needs to work on his defense and puck management in his own end, but his up-ice abilities are fun to watch.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNoteVery good speed at the end of the shift.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNoteUsing crossover steps to accelerate on a curve out of his own end, and then his transition to power strides is super smooth. Fantastic skating ease.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNoteDucks low to the right side, pulls in a nice pass, and then pots it up high from a tight angle. Pretty shot.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNotePassed on a shot to try a one-touch pass acrosst the goal mouth. The play would have been nice had it worked, but it fizzled out among too many sticks. Probably was better off shooting that one.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNoteA couple of times he's taken the puck out of the corner to the half boards, only to be surrounded by Czech players. He doesn't seem to panic, but he needs to make a quicker read and either move the puck or cut back sooner.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusNoteExcellent powerplay shift during which he made a couple of dazzling passes out of the corner. One of them created a great chance that should have been a goal.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Konsta HeleniusSummaryMaybe staying a bit too much on the perimeter, but he is willing to hold the puck until options open up. Showed excellent skating and soft hands, and obviously has offensive talents and instincts. As his game develops, and he gets a couple of bad habits out the way, he could turn into a high-quality offensive factor in all games.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasNoteLooks small out there, especially guarding the net against the big Finn forwardBrian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasNoteQuality skater, high agility, fast in all directions.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasNotePuck mover, and he does it pretty well.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasNoteSnap shot form just inside the blue line, didn't seem dangerous and easily gloved.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasNoteRelies on his quickness and puck abilities to compensate for some defensive lapses. He tends to get out of position and outmuscled in his own end.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Tomas GalvasSummaryHis skating helps him out, a lot, but his smaller size and lack of positioning strength means that he has a lot of work to do to become a better defender capable of warding off bigger forwards.Brian FogartyFinland vs Czechia (WJC 2024)1/5/20244/2/202410302
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNotePowerful skating strides, good technical form, builds speed easily and converts power to direction changes with nice edges.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteBeats out the icing with speed and effort.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteBig frame which he uses well to shield the puck from defenders.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteGood vision to pick out the long diagonal pass through the neutral zone, but a bit off target.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteSneaky reach out and pull back gets him around the US defender.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteHe's so fast for a guy that is 6'1, 200 pounds. Power skater.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteOut on the powerplay at the start of the second period. He's right point on the top unit.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteSmoking wrist shot comes off of his stick low and hard, blocked. Fortescue is hurting after that one.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteAgain on the powerplay right point, takes the puck, walks in to the top of the circle and rips a wrist shot just over the far corner and rattles the glass. He's got a powerful wrist shot.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteNice, physical pin along the defensive zone boards.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteVision is pretty good, he's finding the right plays, but his passing is a little inaccurate. He'll get there, though.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteTakes a hard line up ice and is rewarded with the pass for a clean break. Fires a hard shot far side but Augustine gets just enough of it with the edge of his blocker.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteActive on defense, but doesn’t look at comfortable back there. Not bad, for sure, but looks just a little uncertain.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteAnother nice hit along the boards.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteRushing up ice, the pass comes to him but it's in his skates. He handles it well, gets the puck to his stick and continues up ice without breaking momentum.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteRattles the crossbar, up and out. His shot is so hard as his leans heavily into his stick.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteFishing in his own zone, relying on his stick instead of bodying up the opposition. That will be coached out of him, but his defensive play is still a work in progress.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardNoteAny doubts about his skating are answered there as his is able to stick with the near-elite skating of Lane Hutson.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Michael Brandsegg-NygardSummaryBig, strong power forward with a massive wrist shot and excellent skating. As he develops, and if he can get some bad habits out of his defensive game and build a low-post power element to add to his blistering wrist shot, he could become a beast of an NHL forward.Brian FogartyNorway vs USA (WJC 2024)12/26/20234/2/202410301
Zeev BuiumNoteSilky, fluid skating in transition, dips and drives then slides the puck to the forward after hitting the offensive zone.Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
Zeev BuiumNoteAt the point on the powerplay, gets the puck, handles to draw the penalty killer closer, then a nice feed to the right, shot, goal.Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
Zeev BuiumNoteAgile and quick, he can easily match elusive forwards trying to switch back and shake him. He looks frustrating to play against.Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
Zeev BuiumNoteWhat a great play that all started with a brilliant read in his own end to intercept. Then after the puck goes up ice two-on-one, and a blocked rush shot skips out toward the blue line, Buium hustles up, cuts diagonally to reach the puck before it exits the offensive zone, then one-touches it against the grain to feed his attacking forward for a clean look. Just great stuff.Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
Zeev BuiumNoteAnother excellent defensive read to get back into position and take away a potential net-front threat. Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
Zeev BuiumSummaryFull tool kit with this guy. He has the innate hockey sense in all game aspects, and wonderful skating that allows him to execute all the plays that his eyes are finding. Good size, soft hands. He's the real thing, no question.Brian FogartyCornell vs Denver (NCAA)3/30/20243/30/202410300
David GoyetteNoteTop powerplay unit, which isn't surprising at all.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
David GoyetteNotePerfectly timed fly by in front of the goalie, with a hop at the end to get above the low Dvorsky shot. Great screen for the goal.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
David GoyetteNoteSeveral nice reads in the neutral zone where he picked off transition passes with ease.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
David GoyetteNoteAnkle breaking drag move. That was nasty.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jack Van VolsenNoteSpeed looks average going hard up ice.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jack Van VolsenNoteTwo bad giveaways in a row, one that led to a great Goyette chance.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jack Van VolsenNoteGetting involved physically, but mostly upper body shoving rather than getting his legs involved and generating force.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jack Van VolsenNoteBeing called upon to take a lot of defensive-zone draws, and doing quite well with them.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteShows good speed there, hustling back to cut off an attack, then curling to the boards to freeze Dvorsky.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteTop penalty kill unit, out against the Wolves' best powerplay attack.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteMoves well laterally, adjusting position to stay in the shooting lane.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteOut on the power play, left point with the puck, walks the line to his right using smooth crossover steps to keep his left-handed stick loaded and ready for shot or pass. Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteLooks very comfortable with the puck on the powerplay.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteNot a big defender, but highly mobile and active.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNotePlaying on the top powerplay and penalty kill units in a game that is full of penalties. He's getting a ton of special-teams ice time.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNoteSmooth and fast backwards, using C cuts instead of crossovers. His skating coach would be proud.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrNotePuck goes up ice and he's about to launch forward but recognizes a potential turnover and an opponent cheating at the Mississauga blue line, so Fibigr cuts over and takes away the long headman pass opportunity. Smart read.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Jakub FibigrSummaryFibigr is a smooth skating two-way defender that looks capable in his own end, holding position and making quality choices on defensive responsibility. He does not look threatening on offense, but he showed quality puck movement on the powerplay. Solid, low-risk player that could develop into a good middle-pair transition defender.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Kieron WaltonNoteLooks big. Tall and solid.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Kieron WaltonNoteSteps right into the path of his own team's breakout. What was that?Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Kieron WaltonNoteBig but low energy, glider.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Luke MisaNoteFast through the neutral zone, drives the left side ,then tries to flip a shot short side over the goalie's shoulder. Unnecessary to take a low-probability shot there when he had other options.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Luke MisaNoteToo lackadaisical in the high slot in his own end.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Luke MisaNoteExcellent skating in all aspects.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Luke MisaNoteOverly reliant on the drive-the-left-try-short-side attempts.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Luke MisaSummaryHis skating is easily his best tool. Did not appear to be overly creative on offensive, and lacked some dynamism in the game. Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
MacGregor RichmondNoteIncredibly wide skating stride. His feet return to outside his shoulders by a good bit. Looks okay using his edges and going backwards, but his forward stride is all noise.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Nathan VilleneuveNoteCollects a puck in his own zone then accelerates out through the neutral zone. Nice speed generation despite having Walton inexplicably cut right into his path.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Nathan VilleneuveNoteHe's been tossed from the faceoff dot a few times.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Nathan VilleneuveNoteBlocks a shot, and while he's shaking it off, goes down to block another one.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Nathan VilleneuveNoteGoes down to block yet another shot and the puck hits him up high. He goes straight to the bench and down the tunnel.Brian FogartyMississauga vs Sudbury (OHL)3/28/20243/29/202410299
Beckett SenneckeNoteStrong stride, big and powerful.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Beckett SenneckeNoteGood-vision chip pass trying to spring a breakaway.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Beckett SenneckeNoteOpens his hips to the pass, smooth catch and carry into the offensive zone, holds, draws two defenders, then dishes to the point.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Beckett SenneckeNoteAcceleration and a long stretch keeps the puck from skidding out the offensive zone and he keeps the attack alive. The ensuing pass from the corner deflects into the net. That goal doesn't happen without Sennecke's effort at the blue line.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Beckett SenneckeNoteGood one-timer attempt even though the pass forced him off balance.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Connor LockhartNoteQuick into the deep offensive zone on the forecheck, bodies up the man, forces a turnover. Nice play, showing speed, tenacity, physicality.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Denver BarkeyNoteBarkey gets a puck in the high slot, fakes a defender to his knees, get the netminder diving at nothing, then hits the post square with a wide-open cage. Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Dylan RoobroeckNoteToo many times he's mishandled the puck and given it away.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Kasper HalttunenNoteHalttunen with a rocket clapper from the point, but what else is new?Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteReaches out to disrupt a crease pass and breaks up a prime chance.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteSticks to Cowan who is trying hard to shake him.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteHolding his position despite a flurry of activity. Not chasing, staying aware and watchful, strong at the crease.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteOut defending a four-on-three penalty kill.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteSmart recognition earns him a shorthanded breakaway, saved.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNoteDraws the trip with aggressive skating up the boards.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Luca MarrelliNotePowerplay ice time on the top unit.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Owen GriffinNoteLooks off balance, like he needs to get stronger in his base, on his feet.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Owen GriffinNoteHustling, but need to tighten up his change of direction.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Owen GriffinNoteTaking most of the offensive zone draws so far.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Ryder BoultonNotePuck in his own corner, shows awareness and patience to back into the slot area to defend against a quick kick-out pass.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Ryder BoultonNoteGets called for tripping in the neutral zone just a minute after London gave up a goal. The coach will not like that.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam DickinsonNoteHe's too far up in his zone, and the turnover catches him out of position.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam DickinsonNoteJust not making quality defensive reads so far in this game. Took an odd path to the net front and let a man get there first.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam DickinsonNoteLooks like a different player when he has the puck. Poised, efficient. He moves well and looks confident holding the puck.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam DickinsonNoteMakes long passes look simple.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam DickinsonNoteUses his speed to lead a rush. He looks like he always wants to be flying up ice.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam O'ReillyNoteHits the zone with speed, dumps to the corner and splits the defenders to be first to the puck.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam O'ReillyNoteStarts a scrum after the whistle with a crosscheck in the back of an Oshawa player.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam O'ReillyNoteSecond-unit powerplay ice time.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam O'ReillyNoteKilling penalties, almost got a clean shorthanded look.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Sam O'ReillyNoteAlways on the move. I'm not sure which is more impressive, his physical work rate or his mental work rate. Highly active, highly aware at all times.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
William NicholNoteQuickness laterally, has some nice agility.Brian FogartyOshawa vs London (OHL)2/28/20243/5/202410298
Ethan CzataNoteNice pick off, spin, recalibrate fast u ice and attack into the zone.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ivan GaliyanovNoteSolid frame, above-average speed, moves well on a good base.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ivan GaliyanovNoteA bit of physical play, energy with his body but not really driving into his hits.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ivan GaliyanovNoteHas a chance on net but passed to a more heavily covered Assadourian instead. Why not shoot there?Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ivan GaliyanovNoteJoins Assadourian on a two-on-one rush. The defender plays the pass well, Assadourian shoots and Galiyanov roofs the rebound. Nice hands there.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteA little tentative in his own end. I'd like to see him get more intense defending.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteShows speed and agility through the neutral zone.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNotePulls the puck out of the scrum and he's fast up the ice with it.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNotePenalty kill unit, out high harassing the center pointBrian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteNice awareness on the kill, swooping to loose pucks and clearing the zone on multiple occasions.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteDrives, pulls up and sets up F3 for a cross-grain pass and a goal.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteQuickness and puck drive means he's winning all the races to loose pucks. There he gets one and puts it immediately on net, but it's kicked just wide of the post.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteA couple of good reads on that shift resulted in a tough shot on goal and nice takeaway.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteSolid, well-timed hit in the corner.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Kevin HeNoteGetting a lot of ice time because he's effective out there at both ends. Sticks on pucks, quick, active feet and smart reads.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Malcolm SpenceNoteNot quite the forechecking line he needed, and the opposing player skates right past him.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Malcolm SpenceNoteGood forecheck, effort results in a takeaway, then he feeds out of the corner to the right dot for a chance.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Malcolm SpenceNoteOn the powerplay, loses sight of the penalty killer and gives up a shorthanded breakaway and an Assadourian goal.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Malcolm SpenceNoteShows some speed with the puck, turns the corner, but loses the handle right at the crease.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNoteLooks like his first step in any direction is quick and covers a lot of ice.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNotePossession in his own end, steps forward and draws the forechecker, then three reverse strides to draw further in, then passes to his blue line partner. Smart, calm, cagey.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNoteExcellent skater, multidirectional, speedy with and without the puck.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNoteScrambling in his own end at times, but when the opportunity arises to charge ahead on offense, he goes hard up ice. Very offensive minded.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNoteLikes to carry through the neutral zone, and deke guys if necessary to get into the offensive zone. Attacks with speed and intensity, but not looking to pass at all.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Matthew SchaefferNoteBeautiful little 15-foot flip pass launches a two-on-one. He then joins as the trailer, but Terrance can't make anything happen with the puck and Niagara takes it away from him. Too bad. Schaeffer deserved a better outcome for that excellent pass.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Mike LevinNoteAvoiding contact, playing behind the pace of the game.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Mike LevinNoteJust got caught off-angle and fishing and the puck carrier just blazed past him.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ryan RoobroeckNoteTall, power forward build.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ryan RoobroeckNotePulls a puck out of the air, onto his stick, and on net.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ryan RoobroeckNoteSmooth attack off the right wall, curls past the defender, drives the slot, saved.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Ryan RoobroeckNoteBreakaway, holds, forehand-backhand, then the goaltender forces him to the post, but Roobroeck figures out a way to lift the puck up and over the netminder.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Urban PodrekarNoteFeisty and effective at both ends.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Wesley RoystonNoteHard snap shot off the faceoff, but ramped up and out of play.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Wesley RoystonNoteGood, physical shoulder check against the neutral zone boards.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Wesley RoystonNoteLooking a little out of sync, but so does the entire Erie squad.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Wesley RoystonNoteAnother nice shoulder check.Brian FogartyNiagara vs Erie (OHL)2/14/20242/27/202410297
Aiden FosterNoteUp ice speed looks pretty good.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Aiden FosterNoteShort spaces, his skating is average at best. Not much in the way of acceleration or tight maneuverability.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Aiden FosterNoteSolid physical play on the boards.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Aiden FosterNoteGood work to drive up the left side, fight through some stick checks, and get the puck on the net.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteSpeedy, agile, good all-directions skater.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteIn quickly on the forecheck, steals behind the net and chips out to Smith at the point.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNotePenalty kill, moving his feet, calling out coverages.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteTop-unit powerplay, too.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteMishandles and loses the puck.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteTakes a couple of hard crosschecks in his back (penalty called) and after the whistle, he puts a sneaky little stick into the skates and trips the opposing player when no one was looking. Cheeky.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteMishandles again and turns it over.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNotePlays with a lot of energy and spark.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteReally fighting with the puck.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearNoteGets a suicide pass just inside his own blue liner and gets hammered. Slow back to the bench, but he was back out on his next shift, with no drop in his intensity.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Carter BearSummaryThere was a lot to like in his play. He was energetic and effective on the forecheck and on defensive play, involved all over the ice, but his puck control in this game at least was a big negative. He needs to improve his puck handling, but if he does, he could become a serviceable prospect.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Hunter LaingNoteTall, lanky, but moves pretty well considering he's so long-limbed at his age.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Hunter LaingNoteNice defensive-zone faceoff win.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Hunter LaingNoteSecond-unit powerplay.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Hunter LaingNoteSuffers from the wide turn radius that you’d expect with his length.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Jett LajoieNoteTries to deke around the defender, draws a holding penalty.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Jett LajoieNoteChooses a slap shot on the rush when he probably had better choices.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Jett LajoieNoteVery good straight-line speed on the rush.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Julien MazeNoteCompact skating stride, and it well for him. Smooth pivots, fast crossovers. He's a quality skater.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Julius MiettinenNoteOn the powerplay, collects deep in his own zone and attacks. Carries through the neutral zone, diagonal to the left outside, drops for the point man.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Julius MiettinenNoteNice wrist shot release. Gets a lot of zip on the shot.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Julius MiettinenNoteLittle shoulder shimmy to try to freeze the defender.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Julius MiettinenNoteExcellent hands, cutting through the slot, pass is behind him, pulls it around and beats the goaltender high.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Ondrej BecherNoteBecher has been one of the most effective players in the game.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Tarin SmithNoteComposed in his own end, just faced down a two-on-one against, and he held his position well and did not overcommit.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Tarin SmithNoteNot the smoothest puck carrier, more of a pass-first blueliner.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Tarin SmithNoteNot thrilled with some of his puck management choices but in general he makes safe plays.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Tarin SmithNoteShows a good shot, both slapper and snapshot.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteWorking hard on the forecheck, draws an interference call.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteTop unit powerplay, low net left.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteGood puck control on the half-boards, he's up, turns back, up and shakes the defender.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteKilling penalties.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteThe coach sends him out after opposing goals. He's the responder.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteHolds his loaded puck behind his own player, then rifles a wrist shot low, saved.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteShorthanded give-and-go should have resulted in an open-net goal, but his partner could not get his stick on the puck at the end.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteHe gets a lot of juice on his shot.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteAnother hard, mid-range five-hole wrist shot that nearly got through. He won't score five-hole from there at the NHL level, but it shows his confidence and the heat he can get on his shot.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteNot a dynamic passer but he shows good sense and the ability to get the puck where it should go.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakNoteHe's shoot-first, no doubt, but he doesn't look like a selfish player at all.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Terik ParascakSummaryParascak is all about getting the puck on net, but the rest of his game is fairly well-rounded. Good skater, high work rate, thinks through the game. He shines when he's loading up the puck, though. Smart, deceptive shooter who can unload a dangerous shot from anywhere.Brian FogartyEverett vs Prince George (WHL)11/20/20232/16/202410296
Oskar JellvikNoteUses his speed effectively, but never excessively. Rarely overskates a play.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikNoteOn the backcheck, he's tracking his coverage the entire way, and when the puck comes he easily neutralizes the attack. Well played.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikNoteAnother instance of Jellvik going back hard on the backcheck. This time he tracks down the rush and tips a pass away, and the chance dies.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikNoteGets a nice feed on the left side, closes and wrists one that Hrabal saves easily.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikNoteHe's a high-energy player. Thinks so fast.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikSummaryAnother good showing, but again, despite getting himself involved both offensively and on defense, he doesn't create chances for himself. He looks like a complementary player who can take advantage of opportunities because of his ability to read the play, and is a great puck distributor. He may struggle to be effective on offense at higher levels after he leaves college hockey unless he does a better job of getting into offense-generation modes.Brian FogartyBoston College vs Massachusetts (NCAA)2/16/20243/6/202410295
Oskar JellvikNoteGood first stride to get to the loose puck, eyes up, scanning for options before his gets his stick on the puck, and then a deceptive one-touch pass to open space away from the forechecker.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteDecent closing speed on the forecheckBrian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteF1 on the forecheck on the second lineBrian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteHighly attentive to his defensive positioningBrian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteQuality edgework allows him quick change of direction and quality lateral acceleration. Agile skater.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteWith Perrault out of the lineup, Jellvik is working on the top powerplay unit.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteKilling penalties, out at the top, active stick, mostly effective in pressuring the point and cutting down passing lanes.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteWilling to throw a hip into the puck holder on the wall. Don't see him making any type of open ice physical plays, but he's not afraid of contact.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteDistributing with deceptiveness and crisp passes both forehand and backhandBrian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteHe's not a puck carrier, and his stickhandling is average, but he can bring the puck through the neutral zone with speed, and his vision and passing are high quality. When he gets the puck, he knows exactly what he wants to do with it.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikNoteHigh IQ player, reads and anticipation levels are excellent.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Oskar JellvikSummaryPlays with high energy and combines his skating ability with fast game processing. He didn't have a shot in this game (which was tightly played in the neutral zone overall), and he does not look like a player who will create his own offense. However, great passing and awareness, and his a quality defensive forward, too.Brian FogartyBoston College vs New Hampshire (NCAA)3/3/20243/6/202410294
Artyom BondarNoteCan’t handle the pass that's a bit in his skates, kicks it to the opposition.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Artyom BondarNotePP ice timeBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Artyom BondarNoteRight in the goalie's face on the powerplay, puck moves low below the goal line. He steps out a couple of feet, face to the puck, and hits the bar on a one-touch chance.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Artyom BondarNoteLooking a bit disoriented at the end of the rush back to his zone.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteKeeps his stick out in front, blade on the ice, at both ends.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteTries to chip past the forechecker to get around him, but hits him with the puck and loses possession.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteTries a sharp-angle, one-timer shots that's stopped by the lunging goaltender.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteCoach calls him back to the bench, and Lutfullin shows his frustration all the way back to the pine.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteAlmost an exact replay. Sharp-angle shot, saved, called back to the bench, complains. He's palm up, shaking his head like he's in disbelief that he's not allowed to stay out.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteShifted to the right side on the powerplay and he drives, passes, goal. He's got a scorer's mentality.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ignat LutfullinNoteHe wants to score. Highly driven offensively with some creativity.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteImmediately notice how thick he is, an how smooth he is on his skates. Easy acceleration and power from his early strides. Fast and mobile.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteWorking hard in the offensive zone to battle for possession.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteGets out to the point, stick out, deflects the pass attempt up and out of play.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteNot a flyer, but a good mover.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteEnters the offensive zone with possession, dangles, cuts, and gets a good shot on net. SavedBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteHe's a fierce battler for the puck, but wearing down at the end of the first period.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteNice shot, low, while under pressure from the defender.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteExcellent work on the rush, makes the last pass to the man driving the net for the goal.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteNot afraid to try to drive through several players, and he's often successful. He needs a better team around him.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteTimes the drive-by perfectly, and the point shot from Maximov beats the screened goalie high glove.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovNoteTries to loft a pass through traffic with a good read, but a fine defensive play knocks the puck out of the air. Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor ChernyshovSummaryWell-rounded player that battles for every puck. He has excellent puck skills, competitive drive and skates well. He looks like an NHL contributor at the middle-six level.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor VerbitskyNoteNice outlet pass, mid-range diagonal, but Bondar boots it. Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor VerbitskyNoteCarrying on the powerplay transition, decent handling, wheels are just average or little betterBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Igor VerbitskyNoteHe's been on the ice for most of the double minor. Blocks a shot, and he looks sore and exhausted, but he's still fighting.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteShowing off his agility.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteTries a sneaky little pass to a cutter at the crease, but it slides on net instead as the defender ties up the stick of the pass receiver.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteWide base, quick stick, highly active playerBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteLightning pass to the far side for an easy goal. Great look off the faceoff.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteAnother dazzling look that should have been a goal.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteMoves his feet before the puck gets to him, and when he receives the pass he's already at speed, head up, looking for transition opportunitiesBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteHis vision makes him a threat whenever he has the puckBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNotePulls the puck back through his legs, slips around the defender, pulls the puck wide then snaps a pass to the top of the crease but the goalie pokes the pass away. Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteDemidov is a magician with the puck.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteUses heel-to-heel footwork a lot, highly ellusive and agile.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteHe's the real thing.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteMakes a pass to give his linemate a clean open chance, but he inexpicably passes back to Demidov. Surprised, Demidov is still able to put a dangerous, low shot on net that had the goaltender looking back over his shoulder.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteLooks very comfortable with puckhandling and creativity on the small ice surface.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovNoteFar and away the best player on the ice.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Ivan DemidovSummaryHighly skilled, electric player that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. He can find any open player at anytime and create a top-notch scoring chance at will. He's a star.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteLooks like he lacks acceleration, and maybe footspeed.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteFloating around doing a lot of nothingBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteNice hit.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteOut on the first shift of a four-minute powerplay with DemidovBrian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteGood speed through the neutral zone, outskates Bondar.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei KorotkyNoteGood read to cut diagonally across the offensive zone on the forecheck, and he intercepts the breakout pass attempt.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Matvei MaximovNoteBeats the goaltender high glove again! He's got a sneaky, quick release coming off the left point.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Vladislav RomanovNoteGreat work at the doorstep to gather the rebound and convert.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Vladislav RomanovNoteAnother conversion of a great Demidov feed. He has fast hands.Brian FogartySKA-1946 St Petersburg vs Dynamo Moscow (MHL2/2/20242/9/202410293
Artyom LevshunovNoteExcellent line to the corner to cut off the chasing forward, calmly collects and rims around to the other corner and out of harm's wayBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteLeft point on the powerplay, walks the line forehand side until he draws the penalty killers over, then a sharp pass back to Larson in the left circle. Spot on pass.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteBuilds speed nicely, drives the neutral zone and pushes the defending forwards back into their own zone.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteGood, hard snap shot from the center point.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteSmooth backward skater, easy crossovers and c-cuts that make him quick, maneuverable and smoothBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteContinually putting his body in good position between the attacking forward and where the puck will be. Steady anticipation and awareness.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteCloses down a Pitlick break and leaves him nothing but a long snap shot easily savedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteReally strong on the puck just inside the offensive blue line. Absorbs a hit, holds off his opponent, then turns and feeds to the slot. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteWasn't able to match Kurth's speed, and although he tried a stick lift at the end, he allowed Kurth a breakaway goal.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteRight handed defenseman with good reachBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteWorking in deep in the offensive zone, cycling through and adding pressureBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteWaiting for the rimmed pass from his partner to get to him, and he looks back over his shoulder to see the forechecker position, then steps back to gain more space as the puck comes to him. Good positional and situational awareness.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteAugustine holds the puck behind his net, and Levshunov calls to him with instructions, and it was the right call. Leads to a breakout and offensive zone possession.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovNoteDown in the 3rd period, and he's seeing almost non-stop ice time.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Artyom LevshunovSummarySmart positional play in his own end, and two-way mentality stood out the most for me. The fact that he was on the ice so much late in the game as Michigan State was trying to get back into the game speaks to his offensive abilities, as well. He may lack the high-end speed, but that's about the only thing I saw missing in his skill set.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNote2nd PPBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteGets the puck high circle, walks in and wrists one low, blocked.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteNot quick enough to jump past the defender to the loose puck.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteWorking the crease on the PP, draws a high stickBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteExcellent feed to the far side of the crease for a Chesley tap-in goalBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteLamb with another nice feed, this time to the high slot but the chance was savedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteSecond time this game that he's blocked a shot with his hand.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteEyes up, finds an open man in the slot and sets up a great chanceBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambNoteOut to start the 3-on-3 OT Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Brody LambSummaryContinues to make strides in his overall game, and his vision and passing stood out in this game among many players with high-level talent. He looks like he is putting it all together.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteTop PP unitBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteChange of direction with the puck looks a little methodical, lacking sharpness thereBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteLoads up a hard wrist shot from above the right dot that beats the netminder far side, off the top of the pad and inBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteLow-intensity shift in the offensive zone with just a couple of minutes left in the first period. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteConverts a nice feed with a one-timer short sideBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteHe's got a sharp release and shot mechanics.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteBehind his own net, he bounces a pass off the halfboards to create a clean breakout and a 2-on-2 attack. Smart play.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiNoteAnother hard wrist shot that created rebound havoc.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Bryce BrodzinskiSummaryBrodzinski is all about his shot. The puck comes off his stick with intent and heat. He has a good release point, and likes to use his shot. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteSkating looks okay on the first shift. Not digging in hard, but showing some mobilityBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNote2nd PPBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteWorking the area in front of and around the crease, is quick to the loose puck, then makes a high-vision pass to the slot that skipped past Lamb as he was trippedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteGets a puck with space in front of him, skates in to the neutral zone, but sends a too-hard pass across to the left that bangs off of the receivers blade and skips into the offensive zone where State can recoverBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteDangles into the slot and draws a hooking penaltyBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteCarries in, goes behind the net and out to the dot, turns and fires, savedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteGets a headman pass, speeds up ice and is able to gain a step for clean look at net, and finishes nicely. His effort at the end of a shift spent mostly in his own zone was admirable.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthNoteHe has a nice burst and has used it effectively several times this game.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Connor KurthSummaryHis burst while in motion is his most effective weapon, with a quick change of gear that allows him to take advantage of open spaces. Beyond that, he has a good wrist shot on the move. The rest of his game is above average, but no one other attribute stands out as a big advantage.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteShowing nice acceleration on the moveBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteBuzzing, but he's working without much forethought, it seems. He is just a bit too rushed.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteUses his feet through the middle to get a partial breakaway, but couldn't find enough room to get a clean shot awayBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteLater in the same shift, brings it up the left side and backhands a pass to the slot for a clean look for Geary to tie the game at the end of the second period.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteNot as fast as I want him to be. He's above average to good, but his speed isn't going to earn him any accoladesBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteOverhandles in the offensive zone and loses the puck.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteKicks the puck to the opponent but gets it backBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardNoteContinues to make questionable choices with the puck. Here he tried to swing a backhand, backwards pass to the right point instead of the simpler pass to the left point, and the pucks exits the zone.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Isaac HowardSummaryToo many mistakes with the puck countered any effectiveness he showed. He really needs to work on puck management and simplifying his gameBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteCaptain. Tall, long legs, but not great speed.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteShoves the defender back into the goaltender, who goes down. Shot from the point goes in, and Nelson gets called for goaltender interference.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteHis long legs give him that sneaky, tall-man straightline speedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteGreat 4-3 pp pass to M22 far sideBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteHalfhearted sweeping attempt on net. He had time and possession to do something better.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteOut to start the 3-on-3 OT Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteGets a good look on net and hits the postBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonNoteHas a great opportunity from the slot and misses the net.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jaxon NelsonSummaryOne would expect a player his size to be more physical, but he's a big player with a skill game. He wasn't a big impact player in this game, but he made some small plays that were effective.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteHis shot just blazes off his stickBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteSnuggerud gets ejected for a hitting from behind call that ends their own 5 minute majorBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteCarries through the neutral zone, gets a zone entry while his line is changing, and then he puts a harmless, just-inside-the-blue-line wrist shot on net with no hope of recovery. His only saving grace is it was blocked up into the netting and play stops.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteGood play behind the net to lift the stick and take the puck away from M4, then turn and feed Savage in the slot for the first Spartan goal of the game.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteWraparound attempt looked dangerousBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteI like his skating, smooth and effective quickness and mobility on his edgesBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteScores from the high slot with 18 seconds left to tie the game. Got himself into a great spot, and paid it off when the pass finds himBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteNot fast with the puck through the neutral zone. Has good jump, but top end caps out pretty quickly.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteToe-drag release was tough for the goalie to handle, low.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNotePP, wrist shot from the left circle, kind of double clutched on itBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteCutting high slot and gets leveled by a solid body checkBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonNoteTries to chip a lateral pass on net. I'd rather he was stronger on the puck there. If he'd collected and then put the puck on net, it likely would have been a better chance.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Joey LarsonSummaryHe was involved all game long, driving offense and was often a threat in the offensive zone. His game-tying goal showed the full aspect of this game: movement, awareness, poise with the puck.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteHarassing the puck carrier with a sequence of stick lifts, taps, chopsBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteAverage speed, a bit wobbly side to side.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteSteals in the offensive zone, driving diagonally through the slot on his off side, decides to try to drop pass when I'd rather see him try to win a step and turn hard to the net.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteFires a good, hard wrist shot low, but a pad save kicks it outBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteWide turn radiusBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteHe goes hard, but just doesn’t have a great top gearBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteLeading a 3 on 2 late in the period, his best play was to the right, but he sent the puck to the left and the entire attack comes to nothing. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteHis work rate is impressive. Always pushing playBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartNoteOut to start the 3-on-3 OT Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Karsen DowartSummaryConstantly engaged and pushing play, his energy and competitive drive stood out on every shift. He might not have the skills to match, and his ceiling looks fairly low at this point, but he's a gamer.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Oliver MooreNoteOverskates the puck in the offensive zone, and the opposition gains possessionBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Oliver MooreNoteNice saucer pass on the move drops the puck onto Kurth's stick, but Augustine with a beauty glove saveBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Oliver MooreNoteCutting at the top of the crease, but the pass in to him was just a bit into his skates and he has to dig it out and the moment passes.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteTop PK squadBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteNice, patient play on the PK allows his line to changeBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteDiving attempt to knock in a rebound frustrated by a left pad saveBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteNever far from the front of the net, and always battlingBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteNice deflection of the point shot, but savedBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteAll that work in front of the net finally pays off as he gets a feed in the low slot and buries it.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteOut first to kill a 5-minute majorBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Redmond SavageNoteDoesn't shy away from contact, either giving or receivingBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNoteTop PP unitBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNoteWow, he just got called for hooking on a play where he lifted the shooter's stick from behind. Never touched the body hands, nothing. That's an odd call, to say the least.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNotePass is too far in front of the lead man trying to enter the offensive zone, and the pucks goes all the way into the cornerBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNotePitlick's puck management has left a lot to be desired so far Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNoteNice job to redirect a deflected puck, down and past the netminder. Marginal high stick, but I think it was good.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Rhett PitlickNotePilick has Snuggerud all alone in the slot, but puts the pass hard and in his skates and the chance is goneBrian FogartyMinnesota vs Michigan State (NCAA)11/26/202312/14/202310292
Adam BenakNoteFast up ice with the puck, tries to dangle through a couple of defenders and does, but gets tripped (no call) and slides hard into the end boards.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteQuick but so small at 5'6.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteHigh slot at speed, dangles his man, loads and fires a wrist shot that clips the goalie's shoulder and drops behind him but skitters to the side of the crease. Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteHis speed is excellent, and he is light on his feet.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteLow right side on the powerplay, playing just above the goal line, and when he gets the puck he's in complete control of the entire zone.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteHis weight shifting and edgework makes him extremely ellusive and agile.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteHits the puck holder on the boards. Not hard, but he's getting in there.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteHis confidence in possession, and the ability to puckhandle in any conditions or threats, is elite level stuff.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteIf he gets to 5'9, he'll be an NHL superstar.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteTakes a dirty, high hit from Spellacy. He was down for a minute, but then up and ready for the powerplay. Between that hit and his hard knock into the boards earlier in the game, he's taking a beating but still highly effective. Tough kid.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteSlips his man, fires on net, and Kubiesa puts away the rebound.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteCongested slot area, he's on the move left to right, and a kicked puck comes to his feet. He one-touches a no-look pass back between his feet onto the tape for what should have been an easy goal. That play made me gasp. So fast, so creative, so well executed.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteWrist shot low far side is difficult for the netminder, because he has to expect everything from Benak and can’t cover it all. Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakNoteAnother excellent pass for a tap-in goal. Perfect.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam BenakSummaryFar and above every player in this game despite being a year younger. He is an amazing prospect in every way, save his height. Incredible hockey iq and hands to match the processing speed. Quick, agile, nearly untouchable, and showed some physicality and toughness, too. He just has to get taller to get his fair chance. Super talented.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam JiricekNoteEating tons of penalty kill minutes.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam JiricekNoteEasy backwards manueverabilityBrian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam JiricekNoteNot afraid to use a one-timer bomb from the left circle on the powerplay. Two in a row that were hard, on target, but saved.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam JiricekNotePinches deep, draws a holding call.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam JiricekSummaryNot a lot of notes in the game, but that was mostly due to him just doing everything well and the play being mostly in the offensive zone. I liked his activation up ice, and he helped generate offensive chances. He also played probably 30 minutes and never missed a beat. Maybe has a better offensive game than his brother at this point, but he's just as good everywhere else.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam TitlbachNoteNice give and go through the neutral zone gets him into the offensive zone in possession, and the passing combination has created a 4-on-2. Titlbach shows pass as he drives the slot, then unleashes a no-look, hard wrist shot that beats the goaltender top blocker side. Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam TitlbachNoteGreat feed. Holds, looks off the defender, then elevates the puck to Drancak for a tap-in goal.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Adam TitlbachSummaryNotes suffer here because he was on the same line with Benak who just stole the show. Titlbach looked dangerous and clever, with good skating and awareness.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Aidan ParkNoteSkating looks methodical, not dynamic or fast.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Aidan ParkNoteCarries into the left corner, turns back, then shuffles the puck to an opposing player for a breakaway against.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Aidan ParkNoteGood hustle to split through the center lane, take in a pass and get an attempt on net.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Aidan ParkNoteGets a partial breakaway but can't shake Galvas to get the shot away.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Aidan ParkSummarySkating lets him down a little, but there was some spark to his game. He had a couple of good chances that he created with smart play, but needed an extra step to finish.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
JJ MontieroNoteHas the puck, trying to turn with the defender covering him, pumping his outside skate.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
JJ MontieroNoteHard pass comes to his feet, handcuffs him, and the puck goes by and out of the offensive zone.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
JJ MontieroNoteHe's a chip and chase player.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
JJ MontieroNoteNo flash, just a straight north-south player with some skill.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
JJ MontieroSummaryHas size, and some skill to go with the work rate, but he lacks offensive creativity. He will drive play into the zone with determination and fight for possession, but at this point he's not much more than a grinder.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaNoteGood read to cover the point for the pinching defenseman. Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaNoteTries a shot from distance, but not at all a threat to score.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaNoteThat shot from closer in at the inside of the right circle was much more dangerous.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaNoteNice, solid hit in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaNoteCollects a Benak rebound and pots it into the open net for a powerplay goal.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Matej KubiesaSummaryEngaged at both ends, active and intentional. He looks like a utility player that can do whatever is asked of him.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNoteKilling penalies early on.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNoteLooks fast.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNoteRight point on the powerplay.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNotePenalty kill, and his forechecking efforts just burned 30 seconds off of the penalty. Tremendous work.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNoteFinishes a nice feed from Sykora with a one-timer snap shot.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosNoteNice, long power strides.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Ondrej KosSummaryI liked his game a lot. Fast paced, works hard and uses his feet and game iq at both ends of the ice. On the penalty kill he hounded the puck, never letting the US powerplay get settled and created a couple of short-handed chances. His offensive play was marked by the same intensity and hustle, but he also showed good vision and good hands to start and finish plays. Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellyNoteGood wheels early, gets to a puck deep and then flashes it out to the right dot for a scoring chance.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellyNoteRight halfboards on the top powerplay unit.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellyNoteExcellent speed carrying through the neutral zone, hits the offensive zone hard and gives the puck away trying to drive the center lane through three penalty killers.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellyNoteLoses the handle in the offensive zone, but tracks back all the way to his own zone to retrieve. But then he just gives it away again in the neutral zone.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellyNoteCutting left high slot, feeds an against-the-grain pass to the right post for an assist.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Trevor ConnellySummaryThe skill is obvious. He plays hard, and with a high level of scoring drive when he has the puck. He was creative in finding open players, showed a hard, accurate shot. The biggest downfall in the game was the mental errors, especially in puck management choices. Still, he could be a good second-round-type prosect with upside.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteBumper spot on the powerplay.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteHard wrist shot from the slot almost beat the goalie low.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteHas a great first step, accelerates well laterally and changes directions easily.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteLovely sauce drops the puck right onto Park's stick.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteSo fast getting to loose pucks off the faceoff. He's quick off the blocks.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteGood one-timer from the right of the net to finish to excellent pass from Connelly.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersNoteGood use of his body to wedge into the defenseman and try to separate him from the puck.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Will ZellersSummaryUses his acceleration to be disruptive, and he showed nice patience and vision along with puck skills that enabled him to be one of the best players for the US squad. He'll battle in tight but looks more effective with space in the middle. I liked him.Brian FogartyCzechia vs US (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/20/202310291
Atte ViklaNoteDrives the center with the puck, dangles but can't get a clean shot away at the end.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Atte ViklaNoteScrap and hustle. Moving his feet to get involved in the play. Banging, lifting sticks, doing whatever it takes.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Atte ViklaNoteMoves well and often. Uses his feet to gain and regain position.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Atte ViklaNoteHard slapper wide off a one-timer.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteOne-hands the puck on a turn using his free arm to ward off the defender, then a sharp pass to the crease.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteWearing a "C" here.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteQuick first step, excellent agility and burst.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteExcellent read to cut the lane in the neutral zone, intercept and start a dangerous counterattack.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteHe's patient and commanding with the puck on his stick.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteShows good hands to try to tap a deflected shot, but an excellent save keeps the puck out. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteBit of a scramble in Canada's end, and he's calling out assignments and talking to his teammates a lot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteGood, quick shot coming out from behind the net.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteSmart in his own end. Could have chased into the corner, but broke off to cover the F3 going to the net and let his D take the F1 to the corner.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteDraws a holding penalty with his speed and driveBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteGreat wrist shot off the left side, top of the circle, beats the screened goalie far sideBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteLike his effort going back and in his own zone.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteGets to the loose pucks, eyes up, feeds over to Mews at the left circle.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonNoteBeautiful touch pass with elevation, gets it over the defending sticks and drops it right in stride to get Masse a solo look on net.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Berkley CattonSummaryCrafty, playmaking Center who can also shoot. He is a hard-working player at both ends of the ice, and was driving the play on every shift. He's a high-quality prospect.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteExcellent speed up ice.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteMovement is clean and simple.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteGood coverage in his zone, sticks to his man, harrasses him into a bad choice.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteAnother big hit catches the puck carrier trying to get out of Finland's zone. Blasted him at the blue line.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteKilling the two-man powerplayBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschNoteSoft shot from distance easily saved and pushed into the corner.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Carson WetschSummaryFast, two-way physical forward who makes up for his lack of offensive creativity with hustle and determination. He's a player who can do it all, but at this point looks unlikely to light up scoreboards anytime soon. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteGives the puck away on the powerplay with a bad pass under pressure.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteFollows the bad turnover with an excellent cross-ice pass to the farside point. Hard, right on the tape, starts off a three-pass powerplay goal sequence.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteNice shoulder check.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteSharp low one-time snap shot off the right-dot faceoff beats the goalie low.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteHard wrist shot off target, but not by a lot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteComfortable handling the puck in tight. He gets his shot away quickly even off balance.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteHard slapshot at a sharp angle. He can shoot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteRight halfboards on the powerplay. Another good shot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteHis shot is so good. Fast release, power from his wrists and hips.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteLess creative as a puck holder than he is as a shooter.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingNoteGood patience followed by a nicely weighted pass and assist.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Emil HemmingSummaryLooks like a shoot-first player who can also use that to set up other plays. As he develops his puck management, he could become a dangerous offensive threat.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteGathers the puck behind his net, good read to find the right outlet pass with a forechecker closing in on him.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteSo smart with his breakout passing.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteShows stick to fake a hard around, then watching for the forechecker's commitment, moves the puck the other way.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteHe's very crafty. There, he used position and shoulder to show big hit, then shifted slightly to slide into the forward's hands and just take the puck away. Smart, fundamental play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteAgain uses positioning to get into the puckcarrier's hands at the boards. Pivots so he's on the puck side with his back into his opponent, and has his eyes up ice as he gains puck control.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteAnother smart, decisive play in his own end, active stick breaks up the possession then pins the man to the boards.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsNoteOne-times the feed from Catton to tie the game in the third.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Henry MewsSummaryLooked so smart and so well coached in the defensive end. His body control and positioning looked great, and his first pass choices were, too. Showed the nice slapshot, too. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteGreat line to get into the shooting lane and block the point shot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteVery good acceleration.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteGood, hard hit on the offensive zone back boards.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteCrunching hit against the end boards.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteTakes a sharp angle shot high, off the goaltender's shoulder and in. There was a small hole and he found it.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteStep slow to get to the loose puck, but it's been a long shift.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteExcellent speed there.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierNoteWins the puck in the corner, but then sends a no-look pass to the high slot where no one was. Led to a one-on-one counter that the Finns finished to take the lead late. Poor decision from Poirier that hurt his team.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Justin PoirierSummaryHe'll use physical play to be disruptive on the forecheck or defending transitions, and showed quality speed and acceleration, but also seemed somewhat inconsistent shift to shift.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Markus LoponenNoteTop unit powerplay, bumper spot, one-touches a pass to the side of the net for a tap-in goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Markus LoponenNoteGood defensive positioning and play in the neutral zone, slowing the Canadian transition. He forced the play back twice in that sequence.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Markus LoponenNoteGood recognition to step to the low dot and lift a stick, breaking up a passing play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Maxim MasseNoteNice backhand sauce to the front of the net.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Maxim MasseNoteBattling for position at the front of the net, there's a loose puck at this feet, kicks the puck out to his stick and sweeps the puck around the goaltender and in. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Maxim MasseNoteGets a beauty pass, tries to get around the goalie, but well saved.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Maxim MasseNoteSloppy extensions there, trying to go hard up ice. Too much kick at the end was draining speed. He'll clean that up.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Maxim MasseSummaryThis game was all about his play at the front of the net. He drove the crease without the puck, and was so good when he was there. He has a lot of tools to be a very good NHL forward.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteLong, full-extension stride generates speed and power.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteHow did he see that open player? Should have been a goal with the assist for Misa, but what vision that was!Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteCurves behind the net, angles out, then a beautiful feed to the top of the crease. Hands and vision are so freaking good.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteSpeedy to the loose puck, gains possession, then he's caught swimming upstream against a line change. Tried to chip a pass to start a rush when probably the best choice was to reset.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteGreat read and stick in the lane to intercept a breakout pass.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteTight turning radius.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteGoes full out on the backcheck to help break up an odd man attack against.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaNoteHis vision and awareness in the offensive zone is elite level stuff. What a beautiful feed into empty space, recognizing that Martone was coming off the bench with speed, and leads him into the high slot. Wow!Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Michael MisaSummaryJust superb in the offensive zone. His hands and vision were on display all game long, and although he tried to too much a couple of times, he was so effective all game long that it didn't matter. He's an elite prospect. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Ryder RitchieNoteAbove-average straight-line. Could have probably gone harder there, but he was mostly full out, it seemed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Ryder RitchieNoteHard work on the backcheck with effective stick challenges breaks up the Finnish attack.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteQuick hands, chips to the boards then takes a hit to get the puck to the offensive zone corner.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteHard work to get back on D and then battles in the corner in his own end.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteSpeed is okay there, but not as fast as I'd like to see.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteLots of gliding. Gliding in the offensive zone. Gliding in the neutral zone. Gliding in the defensive zone. Then gliding back to the bench.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteUnneccesary puck handling with space leading out of his own zone.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteOver works the puck again, can't gain clean zone entry. Eventually gets trapped and knocked off the puck.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNotePlaying on the 5-on-3 powerplay and he's way offside as the Finns try to enter the offensive zoneBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiNoteCruel toe drag crossing the slot, backhand top shelf. He put three Canada players down.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Tuomas SuoniemiSummaryAt times he was unimpressive, but then he would pull off a quality play. I'll need to view him more to get a better sense of how he plays game to game. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Zayne ParekhNoteDives out to poke the puck away, back to his feet, gains possession and leads the breakout with a fine pass. Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
Zayne ParekhNoteSkating is effortless.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky 2023)7/31/20239/9/202310290
David EdstromNoteCarries into the zone during a Sweden line change, holds with confidence, waits as he circles, passes off when everyone is back and ready.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
David EdstromNoteLong five-on-three penalty kill and he's first out there.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Jakub DvorakNoteMeasured with his speed to retrieve pucks, not too hard, but always gets there first with the time he needs, but drawing the forechecker to him.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Jakub DvorakNoteSteady, not spectacular defender. Moves the puck methodically from the center point on the powerplay.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Jakub StanclNoteSmooth, long strides that generate power and speed without looking like he's working too hard.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Noel NordhNoteNice, long shot, low far side, pad saved. Shot might have been going just wide.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Noel NordhNoteQuick acceleration off the faceoff loss, lifts the defenseman's stick, takes the puck, two steps to the net and tries to jam it home, saved.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Otto StenbergNoteSkating is easy, graceful.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Otto StenbergNoteCovering back to a defensive position as the right defenseman tries to step up at the blue line.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Tom WillanderNoteGreat job to seal off the puck carrier at the corner boards and give him zero options with the puck.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Tom WillanderNoteCreates effortless speed, finds some space, hard wrist shot from the dot, saved.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Tom WillanderNoteUseless chip pass in his own zone that created more problems for defensive partner than necessary, and the puck gets turned over.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Tom WillanderNotePenalty kill faceoff, he throws the puck over the glass and now there's a near-two-minute five-on-three against. Oof.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Sweden (Hlinka-Gretzky 2022)8/5/20226/18/202310289
Caleb HadlandNoteHad a potential hit lined up, but pulled up last second.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Caleb HadlandNoteSecond-unit powerplay.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Caleb HadlandNoteHas another chance for a good hit and pulls up again.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Caleb HadlandNoteWalks the goal line and tries to lift over the goalie's shoulder, but no go.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Eastyn MannixNoteGood read as his defensive pair attacked the puck at the offensive blue line, and Mannix moves over the left side neutral zone to cover.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Eastyn MannixNoteHas the puck behing the net, gets doubled up by forecheckers and turns it over.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Joby BaumullerNoteNice handle and pass to start the transition.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Joby BaumullerNoteWorking hard to get back to his own zone while staying attentive to the attacking angles going the other way.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Joby BaumullerNoteAlready shows good speed up ice, and by the time he gets to 17 or 18, he should have exellent or even better speed.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Joby BaumullerNoteGood vision and hands to feather a pass through traffic to the headman in neutral zone transition.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Joby BaumullerNoteI like that he's making good choices and not trying to do too much.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Misha VolotovskiiNoteKilling penalties.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteSmart positioning in the defensive zone, not chasing, but standing his ground at the low slot.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteOffensive zone, planted at the net front, hands are strong for both deflections or cleaning up the loose pucks. He's a handful.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteTakes a hit on the boards to keep the play alive. He absorbed the hit well, too.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteStraight-line speed is decent, but will get better, I think.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteWins the puck battle behind his own net and gets the clearance.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteSkating is so smooth and effortless, Not super fast, but he moves well.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteGreat backhand pass to the top of the crease.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteHe's an NHL two-way center, for sure. Not a top-line player, maybe, but a quality middle-six center with offensive upside.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteHounding the puck carrier low in the defensive zone.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteSmart body positioning and movement to act as a moving screen and buying a seconf for his point man to get full puck possession.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteKilling penalties, and why wouldn't he? Workhorse, too, as he was out there for nearly the entire two minutes.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteLeft half boards on the powerplay, just made a gorgeous feed to the front of the net trying to generate a tip-in, but not finished. What a great look.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNotePowerplay, drives hard through the neutral zone, gains and creates space as the defenders back off, then he drops the puck and goes hard to the net, dragging two defenders with him. He just created a 4-on-2 outnumber chance for his teammates.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteThird or fourth time he has tried to place a shot/pass for a tip-in. I wanted him to rip that one on net, instead.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonNoteWrist shot is okay. He gets good flex, but it's not a shot that will scare NHL goalies from distance. He's much more of a touch player with the puck than a power shooter.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Nate DanielsonSummaryA high-floor NHL center in the making. He has all of the tools required except perhaps an super dangerous shot. I think that limits his ultimate upside, but he should enjoy an long and productive NHL career.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Quinn MateiNoteTop penalty kill unit.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Quinn MateiNoteCuts of the attackers line and on the turnover, he's fast up ice, leading the rush, He's got good wheels carrying in transition.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Quinn MateiNoteAnother good showing of making a smart outlet pass under pressure.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Quinn MateiNoteHis defensive positional play gets sloppy if there's a lot of puck and foot movement against him.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Rowan CalvertNoteQuickness laterally, good agility, sticking to the puck carrier like glue.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Rowan CalvertNotePuck at the point, shifting to his right to keep himself in the shooting lane, then blocks the shot. Then he's pursuing the puck all the way down to the other end.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Rowan CalvertNoteFast player, very good speed and agility.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Rowan CalvertNoteGreat backhand pass out the offensive zone corner to the tape of the cutter wide open at the right slot, easy goal. Beautiful look from Calvert with the defender all over him.Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Rylen RoersmaNoteAverage speed, not great change of direction or acceleration. [Skating -0.5 to 0]Brian FogartyBrandon vs Saskatoon (WHL)3/18/20236/17/202310288
Brandon SvobodaNoteReceives a pass at the offensive blue line, enters, tries to beat two defenders, turnover.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Brandon SvobodaNoteSmooth backward crossovers.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Brandon SvobodaNoteNo spark in his game.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteLeft point on the powerplay in zone possessionBrian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteWrist shot blockedBrian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteRight-handed defenseman.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteRoams around a lot at both ends of the ice.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteJust turned his back to the puck in front of his own net.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampNoteStocky player with a bit of a hunched, boxer's form. Moves well, but not an electric skater.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Eric PohlkampSummaryOffensively talented player out of the backend who brings little defensive capabilities at this time. As a right-handed blueliner with up ice skills he might get some more chances to crack an NHL lineup, but without size and without a good defensive game, I'm skeptical.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNoteVery wide skating base in his strides shorten his extensionsBrian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNoteSoft hands receiving the long diagonal passBrian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNoteKilling penalties defending a five-on-three, active with his feet and stick.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNoteSecond-unit powerplay, working the bumper spot.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNoteAcceleration straight line is average.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiNotePlays the game the right way, just not a lot of skill or speed to go with the mentality.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Kentai IsogaiSummaryI honestly wish he had more skill, because everything else about his play is high-quality. Unfortunately, despite having all the mental qualities I like to see in a hockey player, he just falls short of the skill package necessary to make the NHL, I'm afraid.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Martin MisiakNoteTall, lankyBrian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Martin MisiakNoteFirst-unit powerplay.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Martin MisiakNoteTrying to one-hand a puck carrying up the boards in traffic in his own zone. Poor choice.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Martin MisiakNoteNice hustle on the backcheck.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Martin MisiakNoteAn above average player but not someone who looks like he will create offense, particularly at the higher levels.Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Will WhitelawNoteWhitelaw trying to take on three defenders while the is four-on-four. He has to realize that someone is going to be wide open, right?Brian FogartyYoungstown vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)4/14/20236/17/202310287
Jamison SluysNoteOkay speed and first step.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Jamison SluysNotePuts a shoulder in, but more of a shove than a hit.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Jamison SluysNoteNot the most agile skater, a little to hoppy trying to move diagonally or laterally.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Jamison SluysNoteNifty little against-the-grain pass creates a scoring chance.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Luke BakerNoteBig body, uses his body to lean on players, muscle them around.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteVery nice flip pass ahead, tucks it behind the defender's skates and lands it right on the tape.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteSkating stride is so slow. His feet take forever to move through the cycle.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteTop powerplay center.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteMisreads the puck bounce off the boards, and he lacks the step needed to correct position before the opposing defender can close the gap and take possession.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteStraight-line speed is too slow. Just lost probably ten feet in the race to stop a shorthanded breakaway and was too far behind to do anything at all.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteHis turn is tight, but he can't push out of it, just no power in his feet at all.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteSet up at the top of the crease, gets a pass from behind the net and one-times it home. Elevated the puck over the lefty goaltender's blocker. Nice shot.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteHe's attentive on defense, but if he's not in position near the locus of play, he's ineffective because he can't move to the new spot requiredBrian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteAgain showing nice hands, with some good sauce on a circle-to-slot powerplay pass.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteGood release and power on a wrister from the left circle.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeNoteWinning his faceoffs.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Tanner LudtkeSummaryLudtke's game is all in his hands. He's a good passer and owns a quality shot, with good game awareness and vision. Unfortunately, his feet hold him back a lot and unless he improves his skating he will struggle to make an impact at the NHL level.Brian FogartyOmaha vs Lincoln (USHL)4/8/20236/17/202310286
Brad LambertNoteOn the powerplay, carries--flying--up the left wing, runs out of space, pulls up, passes to the defender.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Brad LambertNotePuck control, right circle, no looks a diagonal pass all the way back downto his own end.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Chase StillmanNoteBuries Crnkovic in the neutral zoneBrian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Chase StillmanNoteStraight forward, north-south player with good speed, physical play.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Donovan McCoyNoteSpeed looks average, looking disorganized in his zone.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Donovan McCoyNoteKilling penalties.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Gavin WhiteNoteActively scanning and swivelling his eyes on D. Works hard at the net front, tying up his man, keeping quality position, lifting sticks.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Gracyn SawchynNoteSecond powerplay unit with Dach and CrnkovicBrian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Gracyn SawchynNoteEntering the offensive zone, puck slides to him but a bit behind, tries to one-hand it in and doesn't quite, and the Petes take control. Would have liked him to bear down a bit there.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Gracyn SawchynNoteGood choice under pressure to pass to his defenseman out of the neutral zone and reset.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Gracyn SawchynNoteActive intensity at the net.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Jeremey HanzelNoteSecond powerplay unit Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Jeremey HanzelNoteMoves well, has good agility on the move.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Jeremey HanzelNoteVery good skater.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Jeremey HanzelNoteLeading the rush through the neutral zone.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Jeremey HanzelNoteTransition defender, calm carrying the puck. Good to very good skater and handler and a good shot.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Nico MyatovicNoteShows good speed trying to get back, relies on his edges for a hard stop instead of gliding/slowing.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Nico MyatovicNoteOpens into a pass for a quick wrist shot.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Nico MyatovicNoteStraight-line speed just okay. The defender was able to match him there pretty easily.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Nico MyatovicNotehas the puck deep, tries a backhand pass gives it away.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Nico MyatovicNoteGets a beauty cross-slot feed from Dach but boots it.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Sawyer MynioNoteBlast one-timer, low from distance. Saved, but that was a rocket.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Sawyer MynioNoteGood gap engagement, stops his man, allows his partner to collect the puck.Brian FogartySeattle vs Peterborough (Memorial Cup 2023)6/2/20236/3/202310285
Caden PriceNoteCarries in from the left point, goes behind the net, throws the puck at the goalie's feet. Puck gets kicked to Barlow, who finishes.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Caden PriceNoteA little flat-footed in his zone on that sequence during the Slovakian attack.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Caden PriceNoteNice stretch pass to find Ritchie at the offensive blue line.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Caden PriceNoteTangled up with Dvorsky, scrapping and wrestling after the whistle.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Cameron AllenNoteWrist shot freezes the netminder, but clips the crossbar up and away.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNotePatrolling the high slot area in the defensive zone, but not contributing much.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteNice tuck-around pass.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteWorks out of the corner with the puck, pitchforks toward the net, nothing to it.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteTakes a penalty shot, misses wide.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteShakes Price, cuts to the slot, dangle, wrists, beats the goalie cross-grain post and in. Waited for Allen to commit, then made one more move to drag to an open shooting lane. Nice play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteTangled up with Price, scrapping and wrestling after the whistle.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Dalibor DvorskyNoteIce awareness is so good.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNoteReady for the one-timer high, high slot. Beavertails, waits, and even though the moment has passed, when the puck does come to him, he tries it anyway. Canada player is there to disrupt.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNoteSkating speed is good.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNoteSecond-unit powerplay, leads a rush, but tries to carry past three penalty killers and loses possession.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNotePhysical in the corner.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNotePuck lying at the crease, and he scoops it away from his net.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNoteTall centermanBrian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNoteGood hit to seal the puck carrier.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejNotePossession in the offensive zone, shovels around the rim and out. Yuck.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Frantisek DejSummaryDej is a big, no-nonsense center. Good at the game of hockey, but at this point does not bring anything special to the ice. Diligent off the puck, some physicality, some offense, but looks like a marginal NHL prospect.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteBig player on the left wing, with the big player first step that looks about average.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteTries to drop a pass back through his legs, but he was stationary at his defensive zone half boards. Not the best idea.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteLooks so mechanical and clunky at the end of a shift, and a step or two behind the play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteLooks like a different player with the puck. Intentional, aggressive. Quick release.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteGets a breakaway, but Dragicevic grabs hims and draws a penalty shot.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteSo strange how he looks so much better rushing up ice with the puck. Another good chance.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteDoesn't look fast, but he's first to a lot pucks.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikNoteTips in a Strbak flutter shot to score in the closing minutes. Puck was tipped before it got to him, then he deflected in downward.Nice hands there.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Juraj PekarcikSummaryPekarcik plays an aggressive up-ice attacking style of offensive, with good speed in possession and a goal-scorer's mentality. His skillset lags his style of play a bit, but he does have some upside in his development. Likely an early-mid-round pick (think 3rd round) whose development will be crucial to future success.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteSmooth in all directions.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteEdge work is high quality, handles on pivots like a pro.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteCovers the gap, uses his stick and footwork to angle the puck carrier towards the corner and away from any offensive attack position.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteTop powerplay unit.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteStraight-line speed not great there, took a good line but couldn't close on Pekarcik enough.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteGood pinch to keep the skittering puck in the zone and Canada on the attack.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteGood gap and awareness against Dvorsky. Pokes the puck away as Dvorsky tries the pass.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteExtremely confident with the puck no matter where he is.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNotePowerplay quarterback, moves up and down the line. Distributes well, keeps everything flowing.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Lukas DragicevicNoteReads plays very well. Often in the right spot.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Mack CellebriniNoteCellebrini with a beauty down the goaline off the mask. Sniper's goal.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteCenter point on the powerplay, loses the puck at his feet, then loses Cellebrini who races past him.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteFloating a bit in his zone. Tried a couple of hard rim pushes that didn't lead to a breakout or clearance. Cruising back towards his net while his teammate is outnumbered in the corner.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteTries to cut off th epuck at the offensive blue line but doesn't recognize the threat behind him and gives up a 2-on-0 counter.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNotePenatly kill, would like to see a better first stepBrian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteCarries laterally along the blue line, then wrists lows from distance looking for a deflection in front.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteMethodical and calm at both ends. Not very creative, though.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteCase in point, on the powerplay, skates the puck out his zone, then tries the back pass as written, but there's a Canadian player right there.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakNoteHe's a workhorse, in multiple ways.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Maxim StrbakSummaryStrbak's future in the NHL looks like a more stay-at-home type of player who will be relied upon to kill penalties and keep forwards from holding the puck in the high-danger area of the zone.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Porter MartoneNoteMartone gets the breakaway shorthanded, then a beauty finish to get the shorty.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Porter MartoneNoteExcellent skater at stride.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Roman KukumbergNoteHe attacks the net when he has the puck.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Roman KukumbergNoteCuts diagonally at the high slot, then slips a back pass to a cutter, goal. Very good awareness there.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Roman KukumbergNotePenalty kill, fast to the point, whacks the puck away from Allen then beats him to it down ice.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Tristan BertucciNoteTransition, far side, puck goes deep and he has a choice to chase or pull up and let the forwards go after it. Tempting to chase, but he wisely pulls up.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Tristan BertucciNoteHard, long diagonal pass with air that misses by a good bit.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Tristan BertucciNoteNice play to start the breakout. Soft pass, lifted over sticks, right on the tape in stride.Brian FogartySlovakia vs Canada (U18 2023)4/30/20236/2/202310284
Adam FantilliNoteGood work to get into the corner with speed to battle for the chipped-in puck. Gets possession, moves the puck to the open man, stats a scoring-chance sequence.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Adam FantilliNotePhenomenal goal from Fantilli. Hits the zone with speed, takes the pass, deke and snipe.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteOpens the scoring with quick hands down low to find and pot the loose puck in the crease.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteOvercommitts ith the stick reach and allows Krebs to cut back against the grain into open space.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteShows good awareness on defense, but maybe floating a little to high in the slot. His coverage is man-on-man, so it makes sense, but still.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteAgainst caught reaching and it makes him flat-footed and susceptible to quick change-of-direction attacks against him.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteEschews a chase to a loose puck in favor of better defensive positioning.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteCan't match Fantilli's straight line speed, but he accelerates to top speed quickly.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisNoteIn the zone, he's attacking the net at all times.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Dans LocmelisSummaryThere are things to like in Locmelis's game, such as his high scoring drive, offensive skills and good acceleration, but too often he put himself out of position, lacked general awareness, and suffered from a sort of disorganized play.Brian FogartyLatvia vs Canada (WC 2023)5/27/20235/27/202310283
Leo CarlssonNoteWatchful, gliding into position, rips a one-timer, but just wide. That was close.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteExcellent speed at his size. Straight line skating is quality.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteHis body awareness and positioning is suberb.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNotePuck possession, facing the corner, left, right, left, right, until he shakes his man and then slides the puck to the dot. Calm, clever, and no one can get the puck off him.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteHands are so fast.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteDrives the left side, zone entry with speed, turn the defender, goes behind the net and shuffles off for the right winger going inward.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteA bit too upright skating, but that will get fixed no problem.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
Leo CarlssonNoteRelease is ridiculously fast, as are his hands skills in general. Wrists are so strong.Brian FogartySweden vs France (WC)5/22/202323-May10282
David ReinbacherNoteSlowly backing out of the neutral zone with the puck, waiting and drawing the forechecker until an opening appears, then a clean connection to the far side red line.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteOne-time slap shot from the blue line goes wide. Lots of power, though.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteSettles the puck, nice slot pass to the forward with speed differential.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteTries a pinch, but misses on a reaching poke check and the Germans head up ice. However, Reinbacher gets all the way back, big powerful strides, intercepts a pass and recovers possession nicely.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteGood line, then just muscles the puck away from the German puck carrier with a solid shoulder rub out on the boards.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteLooks like a brick wall. Broad shoulders, solid frame.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteCarries up ice, chips and the goes hard to the forecheck. Just intensity personified.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteSharp wrister from the mid point, glove save.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteAs a right-handed shot, with speed, size and two-way awareness, Reinbacher is going to be a prime target for NHL gms.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteTries to clear, whiffs on the puck, turns it over That's the first clear mistake I've seen him make this game.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteDoesn't give up on the play, stretching, diving, doing whatever it takes to keep the puck in the offensive zone as his team is trying to claw back into the game.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteHas such a hard, heavy wrist shot.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteExcellent backhand leading pass that springs a great chance on goal. Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteVeit heading up ice with the puck left wing boards, and Reinbacher completely neutralizes him with angle, shoulder and leg strength.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteA beast in his own end.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherNoteGerman attackers are reversing the puck just to avoid having to take on Reinbacher.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
David ReinbacherSummaryProbably the best all-around defenseman in the draft class. Maybe not the high offensive ceiling that someone like Dragicevic shows, but he's big, strong, fast and smart and just a killer in his own end. He will be a first-round pick and a future NHL defender that teams won't like playing against.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteChases to the endboards, forces the defender into a mistake.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteGood first step and change of direction. He's agile and moves easily around the ice.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteSeems to like the chip and chase approach to zone entries, and why not. He has the speed and tenacity to get into the corner and win the puck battle.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteSecond time he's turned his back to the puck.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNotePowerplay, misses his pass attempt into the slot. Needs that to be a bit sharper. Next couple of attempts were better, though.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteSolid body contact deep in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteCurls in, drags, fires and scores the powerplay goal. Nice shot five hole.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteHe's a battler. Never stops moving or scrapping.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerNoteLittle wasted movement in his stride. Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Ian ScherzerSummaryTenacious, very good skating and some good hand skills makes him an interesting prospect. Unlikely to go high in the draft, but someone will want to get him into their system. Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Max StieglerNoteComes up the right side, above average speed, then forces a too-hard backhand pass that can't connect and the puck goes tumbling into the corner.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Roman KechterNoteSeemed to just watch that German rush instead of trying to get involved in it.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Roman KechterNoteJust looks too passive a lot of the time.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Roman KechterNoteSees an opportunity developing, jumps hard to the slot, takes a good pass and wrists it low far side. Nice shot, but it seemed again like he was just passively waiting for something to happen, saw it, and reacted.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Veit OswaldNoteGood speed carrying up through the neutral zone. Shifty.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Veit OswaldNoteHad a decent chance to clear the zone, but he tried to chip out with a backward-between-his-legs move that simply did not work, and the Austrians keep it in the zone.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Veit OswaldNoteVeit heading up ice with the puck left wing boards, and Reinbacher completely neutralizes him with angle, shoulder and leg strength.Brian FogartyGermany vs Austria (2023 WJCs)12/30/20224/12/202310281
Danila SysuyevNoteLooks speedy.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Danila SysuyevNoteGoing full out but falling a step or two behind the rush.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Danila SysuyevNoteBackhand pass to the slot, but no one there except defenders.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan KlimovichNoteBeautiful lead pass finds him right at the blue line, and he makes no mistake on that lightning wrist shot. I wish I had a still clip of that release: huge bend, excellent weight transfer. Beauty.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan KlimovichNoteIce-water composure.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan KlimovichNoteGorgeous one-touch pass at speed.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan KlimovichSummaryLooks like the veteran MHLer that he is. Cool and calm, he creates chances and looks creative in the offensive zone. I'd be surprised if he goes undrafted again, but I'm not certain what his NHL potential would be. Middle six at best, and likely a KHL player that maybe comes to North America at 24 or 25.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteStill likes to get right in the slot, stick on ice, and ready to pounce on a conversion opportunity.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteLeft side on the powerplay, just launching salvos on net.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteTaking up his spot in the defensive zone, staying in touch, but not really contributing much. Mostly just stationary.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteTries to drive the puck to the slot, but there are three defenders there and he gets closed down and loses the puck.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteCan get some sneaky passes away because his shot draws so much attention.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Ivan MiroshnichenkoNoteAnother look at his key strength as a player: getting the puck in the slot and creating something dangerous on net.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteLooks so thin.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteTries to force a long diagonal that hits the only stick between himself and the intended target. Telegraphed that pass.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteBacking up, then goes forward on a dime. Excellent change of direction.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteSecond powerplay unit.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteTakes the hit to move the puck to his fellow defenseman.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteGood keep at the blue line, then he passes up the boards and goes hard to the net, tired to tuck in a rebound but the puck dies right at the goal line.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteWrist shot fom the point sneaks through somehow.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteRight point on the powerplay and he's beavertailing like mad.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteSmooth puck transition, carries out of his zone, through the neutral zone and nice zone entry.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteVery good passer. Flat, on the tape.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteReads pinching opportunities well, times them well, too.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevNoteExcellent speed to fly to loose pucks.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Mikhail GulyayevSummaryDoes a lot of things well. He's a transition defenseman who distributes the puck well, particularly from the point in the offensive zone. Walks the line to open up shooting or passing lanes. Looks unruffled with the puck under pressure. This 2023 NHL draft class is light on high-end defenders, so he'll be among the first few blueliners selected. Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Timofei DavydovNoteRocket one-timer off the faceoff beats the goaltender glove side. What a blast.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Timur MukhanovNoteVery small, super quick.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Timur MukhanovNoteBumper on the powerplay, does not seem to mind being in the middle of it all.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Timur MukhanovNoteTakes the puck top right, goes to the dot, then edges hard to his left, loses the defender, and roofs it over the goalie's shoulder. Lovely powerplay goal.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Timur MukhanovNoteHis skating gets him into and out of little spaces, making him especially effective in high-traffic areas.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlesovNoteWide-set strides but okay speed up ice.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlesovNoteDoesn't seem to have the greatest agility. Wide turning base, slow on his turn exits.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlesovNoteBig body at the net on the powerplay.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteBlue line to blue line in a blink. Very fast turns.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteTop powerplay unit with his brother.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteSlides low on the weak side, good one-timer attempt saved.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteAlways on the move, this time sneaking down the weak left side of the ice, one-touch attempt on a cross-crease pass but the pucks slips just on the outside of the post.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteHis closing speed is ridiculous.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteMixing it up after the whistle at his own crease.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteGets the puck right point and he's suddenly in the low slot, but his wrister goes just over the bar. Wow, he's fast.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteBeautiful look and completion, high to low. Nice assist.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteAttacks the net right side, draws a penalty.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteHis speed with the puck is disruptive.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteGets taken down, loses the puck, and his frustration at the non-call leaves him deep in the offensive zone while the puck is already all the way at the other end. Get up, man!Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichNoteCleans up a rebound and puts it into the open net.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Yegor KlimovichSummarySuch an exceptionally fast skater. His wheels will give him a lot of opportunities in the future. I was not at all fond of his obvious frustration and how it derailed his game at times, but he looks like a player that might contribute in the NHL some day if he continues to develop.Brian FogartyOmskie vs Sibirskie (MHL)3/12/20234/10/202310280
Danill ButNoteLooks good on his skates, mobile and balanced. Uses little crossovers steps effectively to generate speed on an angle. Long legs make his turning radius fairly wide, but he accelerates through it. Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteOff the bench, the attack coming towards him, he turns and easily matches the pace of the rushing opponent.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteGets caught reaching for a puck at the point and defender dips around him with the puck.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteHalf-hearted snap shot off the boards looks more like trying to create rebound trouble than an actual scoring attempt.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteHard, crunching hit that could be a boarding call puts his man down to the ice. Draws a long video review and an eventual five-minute major.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteOn the powerplay, right point, he exits the zone and hovers a few feet outside the blue line so that he can hit the zone again with some speed when the pass comes across from the left point.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteUses his long reach and easy glide to drag the puck low, looks like he's going behind the net, then an ultrafast pull back behind the netminder and flicks the puck into a now-open net. Excellent goal.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButNoteA few times he has done the same play, where he's at the right point, pass low to the circle then drives the center lane looking for a give and go return pass.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill ButSummaryVery interesting forward prospect. Tall, with long reach and long legs. Very good skater who is always active. Looks a bit like a guy who has not quite adapted to his length, but he showed good hands, good vision and a nose for the net. His development progression will be interesting to watch.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill IvanovNoteUp top on the powerplay, stays out a long time.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill IvanovNoteBig windup slapper hits something in front of the crease. He was fast through the back swing and release, and the shot was low and hard but hit a skate.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill IvanovNoteGood line to cut off the forward from an attacking lane.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Danill IvanovNoteVery much a first-pass blueliner who can be effective at the point on the powerplay. Not much of a transition game.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Dmitri SimashevNoteBig guy, rangy with long strides.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Dmitri SimashevNoteHas the speed to easily match attacking forwards and to beat most of them up the ice. He has good turns and lateral movement, too.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Dmitri SimashevNoteNot killing penalties at all, despite the lengthy major.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Dmitri SimashevNoteLooks like a defender who is far more comfortable leading a rush up ice than he is defending his own zone.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Fyodor KhrapovNoteTakes a bump and goes to the ice, a bit too easily for my liking.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Fyodor KhrapovNoteGoes hard on the backcheck.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Fyodor KhrapovNoteHounding Simashev on the forecheck. That was good stuff.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ilya RogovskyNoteTurns to his right, foot work is good, and the next step was powerful.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ilya RogovskyNoteTop penalty kill unit, where he can use that nice first step to close gaps.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ilya RogovskyNoteOn the penalty kill, left-side player drops to block a shot, and when the puck goes back to the shooter, Rogovsky is fast to his left to clog the lane until his teammate can get back on his feet. Fast thinking, faster skating. Excellent play.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ilya RogovskyNoteRogovsky and his glorious lettuce are first out to kill the major penalty.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ilya RogovskyNoteEasily beats Danill Ivanov in the up ice puck race.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ivan GavrilovNoteThrowing his body around a lot on his first shift.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ivan GavrilovNoteCoach seems to be matching him against But early on.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Ivan GavrilovNoteBig hit with his shoulder straight into the chest. That was textbook.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNotePlaying the bumper spot on the second powerplay unit.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNoteBetter with his edges than power skating.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNoteGoes to the net, but the goaltender sticks away the incoming pass.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNoteGenerating some chances coming off the left half-boards on the powerplay. First a hard wrist shot, then a pass low. Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNoteThat's a couple of times in a row he's fired a hard wrist shot into the shins of the defender. He's got to figure out a way to change the angle and get that shot around his opponent and on net.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Nikita SusuyevNoteHighsticks the defender below the goalline. Tried to lift his stick and missed it completely. Bad enough it was deep in the offensive zone, but it was also at literally the last second of the period. His team will start the next period with a tw0-minute penalty kill to deal with.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Yegor SurinNoteVery good speed, perhaps better than that.Brian FogartyLokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Spartak Moscow (MHL)3/23/20234/7/202310279
Arjun BawaNoteCovering right point, forced back to defend a two-on-two rush. He looks comfortable skating backwards, just stays calm, maintains his lane, and the attack fizzles out.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Arjun BawaNoteSolid on the puck. Big guy, hard to move away from the boards or knock off the puck.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Arjun BawaNoteBig, long strides. Not quick, but he builds respectable speed.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Cash KochNoteHighly attentive in his zone. Watching, scanning, swiveling his head to monitor his point coverage, staying in position.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Cash KochNoteUnfortunately, Koch did not see much ice time in the game, but his defensive zone awareness was noteworthy in the few shifts he had.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteGood speed. Low, compact strides. Skates into open space and makes a nice outlet pass.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteCenter point on the powerplay, moving the puck quickly, accurately.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteHard one-timer low, saved.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteWalks the puck down the left dot lane, keeps finding more space until he wrists one high and tight that Suchanek fights off with his shoulder. That was a tough shot to save.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteKeeps his eyes scanning at all times, Allows his to consistently find the right outlet receiver.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteHard slapper low, saved.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonNoteCollecting the puck and making the first pass is his biggest strength. So good at it.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Hudson ThorntonSummaryObvious from the notes is his ability to gather the puck in his zone, get a few strides into space and make a clean breakout pass. Had a few good looks at net and used a couple of different shots to try to beat Suchanek. High competitive drive, and decent all-around transition defenseman. Maybe lacks the dynamic factor that would make him an NHLer, but I would be surprised if he passes through the draft again.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jordan GavinNoteLeft wing half-boards on the powerplay, top unit.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jordan GavinNoteTwo steps towards the slot, pivots his hips around to face the puck (which is down in the left corner), then one-times the pass, but a big save stops him. Good shot.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jordan GavinNoteAgile, but not fast, really. Good speed but not much more than that, it seems.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jordan GavinSummaryHad a lot of ice time, and a lot of chances. Sometimes he was driving the play, and sometimes he looked a step behind the pace and more of a passenger. Has easily apparent offensive skills, and looked comfortable handling the puck in the offensive zone. Needs some development time, though, but as a 2025 draft-eligible player, he has plenty of time to do that.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jozef Villem KmecNoteMoves well going backward, cuts off the lane to the net.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jozef Villem KmecNoteStraight line speed is average or a little better.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jozef Villem KmecNoteWrister from the point that Dubinsky deflects down, and the puck finds its way past Suchanek.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jozef Villem KmecNoteVery good lateral movement.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Jozef Villem KmecSummarySteady but unspectacular blueliner. Does all the little things well, but doesn't really stand above the rest in any one area. I can see him as a contributing bottom pair defender that adds depth and reliability to a good NHL team.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteGets a puck low right side, waits, waits, tries to lift it over Suchanek's shoulder but the goalie saves it.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteGood acceleration to get to a puck.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteLove the angle of attack into the zone, the pass finds him perfectly, drives, pulls up, fires low.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteNot ten minutes into the game and he's already had four or five high-vision looks and completed passes.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteFighting and winning net-front battles.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteJust buzzing.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteIt just looks like the game is so slow to him. Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteSolid hit on the defenseman behind the net.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteGlorious chance that Suchanek somehow gets a toe out to stop. Brilliant save robs Ziemmer there.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteAnother nice hit below the offensive goal line. Physicality and speed and scoring ability. Nice package of skills and desire.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerNoteLikes the spinning shot on net low. Hasn't worked yet, but he'll try it from anywhere.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Koehn ZiemmerSummarySuch an impressive player who ticks all of the boxes for a NHL forward. Very good to excellent skater who can accelerate to loose pucks or open spaces, use his edges to avoid contact or reposition, plays with some physical impact. His vision and passing are excellent, and he can either shoot from the dots or battle at the net. Easily a first-rounder who in a normal year might be knocking at the door of the top ten.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Lukas DragicevicNoteLightning one-timer hits a leg at the crease.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Lukas DragicevicNoteBrilliant defensive line of retreat, then battles and wins position at the net. Smart play all around.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Lukas DragicevicNoteDefensive intelligence is so high. Excellent decisions all the time.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Lukas DragicevicNoteMinute and a half left, tied game, and he's diving at the offensive blue line to keep his powerplay unit in the offensive zone. Pops back to his feet to control the play, and earns his team extended zone pressure time.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Lukas DragicevicSummaryThere's a reason that Dragicevic is the most relied-upon defender for Tri-City. Speed, smooth four-way movement, high-level scoring and offensive skills packaged with near-elite defensive acumen, and with size. He's an NHL impact blueliner through and through. Unquestionably the top defenseman in this draft class.Brian FogartyPrince George vs Tri-City4/1/20234/3/202310278
Connor LevisNoteOut killing penalties early in the game.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Connor LevisNoteStankoven with a nice feed, but Levis lets the puck go through his skates and it's a turnover and counter attack the other way.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Connor LevisNoteNice check into the boards. Solid, clean.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Connor LevisNoteLikes to be at the crease.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Emmitt FinnieNoteLead pass takes him into the offensive zone, tries to split two defenders but gets upended.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteUp top on the second penalty kill unit.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteGood speed on the forecheck.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteTries a hit at the boards, but mostly misses.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteGets spun around and shows good balance to just 360 and maintain momentum up ice.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteCan't convert the amazing feed from Honzek. Just didn't do anything with it despite the excellent chance.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteSame shift, lifts the puck up over the glass from his own end and takes the delay penalty. That went from bad to worse.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiNoteBends at the waist, but is a bit stiff-legged. Okay skater, but can improve.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Jaden LipinskiSummaryLipinski looks like a project player. Has good size, and some good tools, but just isn't playing at a high enough mental pace yet. Given time, he could there, though.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteRight wing on the top powerplay unit.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteTall, but very fluid on his feet.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteCarries toward the slot, dangles then slips a fast-release pass low right side. Excellent look.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteCarries with confidence and uses his edges and long reach to evade trouble.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteHas the puck right halfboards, and finds the far-side cutter with a spectacular look and pass. No finish from Lipinski, but what a chance created.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteShove to Hofer's back is about the most physical I've seen from Honzek so far this game.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteGoing full out he has excellent speed.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteI like how he used his shoulder and hip to wedge between the puck and the opposing player and gain control.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteSort of attempts a hit but mostly just bumped the puck carrier instead of driving through him.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekNoteCurls off the right wall, snipes short side and beats the netminder clean. Nice shot.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Samuel HonzekSummaryComposed, tall forward with a lot of talent. His passes stood out--clearly--in this game, but his shot looked good, too. The Giants were clearly outmatched by the powerhouse Blazers in the game, but Honzek was easily the best Vancouver player. He'll be an NHLer, for sure. I'd like to see him improve his physical play, but he has all the tools to be a top-six forward and a scoring threat.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaNoteOkay movement laterally, a little methodical maybe.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaNoteNice acceleration to change speeds off the glide and get back.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaNoteDouble-shifting, it seems, killing penalties, too. He's on the ice a lot, here.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaNoteLow wrist shot, saved but leaves a juicy rebound.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaNoteHe can produce very good top speed. He's first to a lot of loose pucks.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Ty HalaburdaSummaryHalaburda is a smart, 200-foot player with very-good-to-excellent speed. Lacks a dynamism and offensive flair, though, and I think that will limit his upside by quite a bit.Brian FogartyVancouver vs Kamloops (WHL)4/1/20234/3/202310277
Adam FantilliNoteNice, hard shoulder contact in the corner.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteAnother good shoulder check. Really asserting a physical presence early in this game.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteProduces a ton of speed using crossovers out of his turn. Graceful power.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteHuge burst of speed there going after the long pass. Like a rocket.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteCan really fire the puck on the move. Hard, sneaky and jet-fast release.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteFinishing every check.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteHas the size, speed, patience, skills. He's ready for the NHL.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliNoteGreat backcheck effort, a two-step change of speed and long reach to disrupt the backdoor chance to Cooley.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Adam FantilliSummaryDespite the tough competition from Leo Carlsson for the second overall spot in the 2023 draft, I think Fantilli is a lock. He moves, thinks, handles everything so well, and has such great game awareness, that he really does look ready for the NHL right now. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Brody LambNoteCooley blocks a shot, and Lamb joins him on the odd-man rush.Not as fast as Cooley, but fast enough. Turns his hips to open up for the pass and wires on over the sprawling netminder.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Brody LambNoteMuscles his way through traffic up the boards.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Brody LambSummaryContinues to look like a potential NHLer, but probably with a bottom-six upside. Solid player but he hasn't shown game-breaking ability at this level. Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteSuper quick.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteLeft side with the puck, one-handed control trying to turn the corner and leverage the defender with his inside arm, but gets forced behind the net by sound defensive positional play.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteKilling penalties against the vaunted Minnesota top unit.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteAlways on the puck. And his speed is so dangerous.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteLeads a rush, hard angle, but snappy shot rebound creates a breakout the other way, and Brindley is going 200 feet to break up the attack.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteFaster than anyone else on the ice.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteThird assist of the game. He's factored in on all three goals for the Wolverines.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteI think he'll get an assist on that goal, too, but if he does, it's more puck luck than a clean secondary assist.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleyNoteRaces to beat an icing late, up a goal, two minutes left. What hustle!Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Gavin BrindleySummaryHis speed is a killer, but his ability to consistently affect the game on every shift that makes him look like a solid NHL-caliber player despite his 5'9, 157 frame. He works so hard to make an impact, and the puck just finds him. His father played at 5'10 and near 200 pounds, so if Gavin can add an inch of height and maybe get to 175, even better.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteSnuggerud with a beautiful pass. One tap give and go through traffic at speed. Just wonderful activity.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteSnuggerud is skating much better these days. Seems like every time I see him his feet look better.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteBig hit dislodges the puck, he collects and starts another attack.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Logan CooleyNoteBlasts up ice to join Snuggerud on a break and snipes a goal. Cooley is flying.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Luke HughesNoteNot having his best game, but he's still driving play up ice. So much fun to watch him transition the puck.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Matthew KniesNoteSmooth on his edges.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Matthew KniesNotePlants into Brindley and puts him down. Knies is so big and strong. Brindley is…not.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Matthew KniesNoteBeats Luke Hughes with an inside out move, draws a trip and one could argue for a penalty shot, there.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Rhett PitlickNoteHighlight goal! Eventually puts the defender on his belly with a sequence of forehand-backhand moves, then pots it. Incredible goal.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Rutger McGroartyNoteMcGroarty cleaning up rebounds at the crease. Twice in just a minute. Great hands in tight.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Rutger McGroartyNoteIll-advised back pass gets tipped and springs Snuggerud.Brian FogartyMinnesota vs Michingan (NCAA)3/18/20233/30/202310276
Andrew StrathmannNoteSnappy wrist shot from the point, low to the ice, redirected for the goal. Strong release, nice shot.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNotePass across to his defensive pair along the blue line, too much loft, hard to receive and the pass goes past his man.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteSharp wrist shot from the point, tipped down in front, goal.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNotePass back to his defenseman, too hard, and behind him. His defensive pair has to retreat to collect.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteLooks good carrying the puck in transition, gains the zone, passes to an opponent.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteBumps his man off the puck.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteDips, dekes, enters the zone, wrist shot high slot, easy save.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteBrutal giveaway, just a horrible choice. Gave the puck away inside his own blue line for a two-on-zero against. Easy goal that cuts the Youngstown lead to just one in the third period.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannNoteCarries into the zone, loses the puck.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Andrew StrathmannSummaryHas some obvious offensive upside, but his mental errors were numerous and at times nearly unforgiveable. His best asset appears to be his shot, but his game IQ and decision-making appears to be his worst.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Brandon SvobodaNoteSmooth on his skates, great acceleration off the glide. Easy speed.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Brandon SvobodaNoteQuick hands sends a pass to the center point, easy to handle.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Brandon SvobodaNoteLike his skating a lot. Builds speed quickly, and keeps building. Fast skater, smooth feet.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Brandon SvobodaNoteDefender is caught low, and he slides back to cover the right point.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Brandon SvobodaSummaryHe's 6'3, 212 pounds and his a very good skater, with easy mobility. Battles in the corners and on the walls. Not a lot of offensive upside at this point, but he has the tools to develop into a sturdy, bottom-six forward especially if he can improve his offense.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
James ReederNoteAverage skater.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
James ReederNoteNot the flashiest acceleration. Upright skater.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
James ReederNoteLeft wing on the second powerplay unit.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Lucas St. LouisNoteLikes using his edges a lot, always in motion.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Lucas St. LouisNoteGets caught way up ice, and shows little hustle trying to get back. Just sort of wandered back to his own zone.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Lucas St. LouisNoteCenter point on the 1-3-1 powerplay. Moves the puck with authority.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillNoteWide stride, average speed, average acceleration.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillNoteReally nice one-touch, diagonal pass through the neutral zone finds the head man right at the blue line. That was a smart pass, and shows excellent awareness and vision.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillNoteCreates a turnover, two-on-one follows, gets an assist.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillNoteCentering the second powerplay unit.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillNoteNoting that on many shifts he looks dead-legged by the end.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Michael BurchillSummarySome moments of offensive flair and intelligence, but his feet will hold him back. He will have a lot of work in front of him if he wants to proceed up the levels.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Noah PowellNoteStride has his feet crazy far apart, never coming back in front. Very awkward looking and power limiting.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Noah PowellNoteSnaps a cross-ice pass to get a clean zone entry, but doesn't have the speed to follow appropriately and the puck carrier gets swamped with no options.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Noah PowellNoteRuns into his own man in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Noah PowellNoteFeet are so wide, he can't generate any push at all. Needs desperately to fix that. Does Dubuque have a skating coach?Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Noah PowellSummaryCan almost write the same summary as I did for Burchill. Has some moments, but his skating needs so much work.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteTies to thread a cross-ice pass through two defenders and it's blocked and turned over. Risky choice on the powerplay.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteNext pass attempt gets some air, finds the cutter in the high slot. Better choice, better pass.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteSmaller, speedy player. Aggressive at times, but glides a lot.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNotePucks pops to him off the faceoff, cutting behind the dot to the slot, snap wrister that the goalie was able to fight off, but only just.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteSame play off the next faceoff, but this time hs slides the puck back to the point, and then goes to the net.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNotePatient with the puck under pressure. Keeps working, maintains possession while avoiding pokes and lifts.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNotePhysical game despite his size.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteExcellent line to get back and prevent a shorthanded breakaway. Speed helped him a lot, but that was a smart recovery, too.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawNoteHigh agility and fast hands means he can generate chances quickly.Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Will WhitelawSummaryOne of the best players in the game, certainly of the group that I was watching. At 5'9, 173, he is on the smaller end of the NHL forward spectrum, but his skating is good enough, and he has the offensive flair to make the NHL but possibly only as a marginal player. Brian FogartyDubuque vs Youngstown (USHL)2/17/20233/5/202310275
Chris DelaneyNoteNot watching him, but that is the second time I've seen him turn his back to the puck and just skate away not noticing that if he had turned toward that puck instead he would have had easy possession and a clear attacking lane. Ooof.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteShows very good speed sprinting up ice during a rush. Then gives good effort to get back.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteDrifts back with the puck, holding until the line change is made, then a crisp pass to the open winger at speed.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteDrifting a bit in his own end.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteOn a night when the ice was incredibly snowy, it's been fun watching him adjust his pass weight to compensate. Passes getting harder and sharper each time.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteLike him a lot better moving forward than playing in his own end. His defensive game needs help. Plays up too high, looks more for transition options than protecting his net.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageNoteGetting outmuscled at the net front, losing positional battles.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jake LivanageSummaryAn offensive-style defenseman who needs to improve his commitment in his own end. Just not playing hard enough in the defensive zone.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNotePeels out of the left corner with the puck, curls, finds Celebrini right circle for a one-timer.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNoteOne-timer shoulder saved.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNoteBad pass behind his man kills a zone entry possibility, the ice is so bad pucks are just dying.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNoteDrives past two Cedar Rapids players, turns the corner, finds Celebrini at the net front for a tap-in goal. Great play.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNoteSuperb pass that wasn't converted. Too bad, because that was a beauty.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronNoteShifty with the puck on his stick. Good handle, good edges.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Jayden PerronSummaryHighly skilled player who works so well with his linemate Celebrini. He showed excellent awareness, good skating especially with the puck, and a natural ability. Like him.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteHe's going to be a good skater. Light on his edges, good four-way movement. Stride is a little sloppy but that will get better.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteJust not getting any ice time at all so far.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteOut for a shift, looks speedy, working hard, steals a puck and no-looks a pass to a better option who boots it.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteAnother nice pass that the receiver loses. He's getting no help.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteGetting a lot more ice time in the third period with Wisdom out of action. Quicker than he is fast, but he's got good wheels.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiNoteBeautiful cross-ice pass. Great vision on this kid to find open players.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Logan RenkowskiSummaryThe young player did not see much action in the first two periods, but got better ice time in the third. Very good skater who will get even better, and showed excellent vision and passing. It will be fun to watch him develop.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteReads Perron's turn and quickly sets up near the right dot. One-timer, but didn't get all of it, saved.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteNot the best acceleration. He's just not digging in for hard pushes, but at speed he is a very good skater.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteTakes a hit, stays on his skates while the other guy goes down to the ice. Strong base.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteCutting through traffic in the offensive zone, passes back between his legs, but the play dies on his teammate's stick. Good look that deserved better.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteConsistently winning faceoffs.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteLike his speed and creativity in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteGoes to the net, tips in the excellent Perron feed.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteSets up for a one-timer, but instead sends a one-touch pass to the far post. Excellent look that should have been a goal.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteTries to deke around his man, who essentially tackles him (no call), then he's up and racing back to nullify an odd-man rush against.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteOwn end, positions at the near post with the play behind the net, intercepts the centering pass and clears it out. Smart defensive play.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteImpressed by his defensive play. He plays a high-IQ game, with a lot of offensive skills but still digs in at his own end.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteTied game with 8 minutes left and he's battling for pucks like this is a Stanley Cup game seven. Love it.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteGets tackled for the third time, and finally gets a call. Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniNoteJaw-dropping move and finish. Gets a puck moving down his own blue line, dekes the F1, gains speed through the neutral zone, dekes the left winger by dropping the puck around the defender's back then skating around him to it, recovers, curls the defenseman, then wrists it far post and in. Gorgeous play. Wow.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Mack CelebriniSummarySensational player. Whip smart, dedicated at both ends, superb work ethic, skills, passing, shot. He's the entire package and he plays the game like he was born to it. Excellent prospect. Just so much fun to watch.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Nick MoldenhauerNoteMostly ineffective. Average speed, looks kind of clumsy at times, but then shows nice vision or awareness. He needs lots of work.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Zaccharya WisdomNoteWide strides, and wide turns, but he gets up ice quickly.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Zaccharya WisdomNoteGets a puck high slot, tries the five hole but his wrist shot is saved.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Zaccharya WisdomNoteOn the forecheck, pressuring, defender bobbles the puck and Wisdom steals, steps hard to the net, beats the netminder from the slot. Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Zaccharya WisdomNoteAttacking the zone entry with speed, but his game looks so linear. He's straight ahead, single minded, plays like he's on rails.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Zaccharya WisdomNoteTakes a puck in the face after a pass attempt ramped off a stick. Leaves the game with a towel on his face. Ouch.Brian FogartyChicago vs Cedar Rapids (USHL)2/17/20233/3/202310274
Aram MinnetianNoteSpeedy defender, eager to get into the offensive zone.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Aram MinnetianNoteTakes a solid hit but keeps his feet. Excellent balance, there.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Aram MinnetianNoteUses his speed to chase down a breakaway and lifts the stick to prevent the shot. Great hustle, clean play.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Aram MinnetianNoteHigh scoring drive and is constantly involved in the offense. He wants the puck, but he's not overcommitting nor neglecting his defensive responsibilities.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Aram MinnetianNoteElusive with the puck as he uses his feet to outmaneuver opposing forwards at the point.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Aram MinnetianSummaryAt 6'0, 170 his has a full-package skating skillset that makes him dangerous in all three zones. Doesn't show a great shot at this point, and will need to work on his offensive contributions, but if he continues to develop his hand skills, he could become a solid NHL transition defender.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Austin BurnevikNoteLooking indecisive in his own and just got caught trying to both go up ice and get back, and his man just skated away from him.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Austin BurnevikNoteBig guy, very tall. Average speed, bends at the waist instead on in his knees.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Austin BurnevikNoteTurns away from the play and doesn’t see the turnover, so he's going up ice when the play was going the other way towards his own net.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Austin BurnevikNoteTries to dump and chase but he doesn't have the wheels to beat the defender to the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Austin BurnevikSummaryI think Burnevik still has a lot to work on his game. He was not fast enough, creative enough or physical enough to make much of an impact in this game.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ethan FredericksNoteBig, board-rattling hit at the blue line.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ethan FredericksNoteMaybe a little above average speed (0.5-1.0). Awkward on his edges.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteNice acceleration, generates quality speed in just a few strides.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteSees the turnover, goes to the far post, opens his hips towards the puck, and bangs in a one-timer.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteTries a lacrosse move but loses the puck as he tries to lift it off the ice.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteGood defensive positioning, wins the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteFollows the play to the front of the net, pokes in a loose puck for his second goal.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteCollects a ten-foot rebound from the Smith bullet and puts in straight to the back of the net for the hat trick.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultNoteHe gets back to the defensive zone with urgency, and he's active and capable when back there. Good penalty killer, too.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Gabe PerreaultSummaryHard to find a fault in his play considering his hat trick and his defensive play. Scored with anticipation and shooting ability, worked hard, moved his feet. Solid two-way forward with offensive drive.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Jack SparkesNoteHas a bomb from the point.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Matvei GridinNoteVery fast.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Matvei GridinNoteAlways flying around, this time he gets a breakaway, and even Minnetian couldn't track him down. Finishes with a forehand-backhand move for the pretty goal.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Matvei GridinNoteWorking hard in the offensive zone, disruptive and attacking the net.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Matvei GridinSummaryThe 2024 draft-eligible player was a spark in the Muskegon lineup. He has a lot of filling out to do, of course, but he has excellent speed and a super-high work rate. Anticipates the play, uses his speed in all three zones, and has the hands to finish plays. Keep an eye on this one.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Oliver MooreNoteWires a nasty wrist shot from the high slot, through a screen, beats the goaltending glove side just inside the post. Nice shot.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteReverse hit in open ice, right after passing the puck off to a defenseman. Good physical play, but that should be interference.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteGreat read at the offensive zone blue line to intercept the breakout pass, then he's straight to the high slot and fires the puck just high.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteLeonard snags the puck just inside the blueline with speed, drives the slot, shows shot, waits, then a last-second pass to Perreault at the right side of the net for an easy one-timer into the open net.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNotePasses behind the defender's back across the slot to Smith.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteHas the puck on a two-on-one with Smith, carrying in from the right side, again showing shot, but this time Leonard rips the puck far side, goal. Sniped the top corner.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteTakes a shoulder to the head, then retaliates with a punch to the defender's head. Then in the ensuing scrum, he fakes a punch at another play and draws a penalty when the other player punched him. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardNoteKilling penalties.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Ryan LeonardSummaryMaybe my favorite player in this game. He did it all, and his passing, shooting, vision and skating made him a scoring threat on nearly every shift. I can see him cracking the top ten in this high-quality draft class.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Sasha BoisvertNoteLong body, thin legs, moves very well though. He gets to speed easily.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Sasha BoisvertNoteDrives the offensive zone towards the left dot, loses the puck to a well-timed poke check.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Sasha BoisvertNoteNot working hard enough in his own end. Big circles out towards the blue line, then just watching as a NTDP player skates the puck right past him.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Tyler DunbarNoteHas the puck deep in his own end, holds long enough to draw in two forecheckers, then passes out to the blue line for a clean exit. Good play.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Tyler DunbarNoteNice transition game.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Will SmithNoteSkating out of his own end one-handing the puck, and gets it easily poked off his stick at the blue line, turnover and counterattack against. Come on.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Will SmithNoteHarassing on the forecheck, poking, lifting, right side, left side, until the puck carrier makes a bad choice to escape pressure by passing backwards up the boards, straight to Leonard for a counter.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Will SmithNoteReally relies on his hands to do all the work that he's not doing with his feet. I will say he looks quicker this game than my previous viewing, but he still hasn't been skating hard.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Will SmithNoteMan, when he wants to, he can really rifle a puck on net.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Zach SchultzNoteLast man back, takes a good diagonal line to the attacker, then an excellent poke check strips the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Muskegon (USHL)1/21/20232/27/202310273
Axel Sandin PellikkaNoteCarrying up ice, hits the brakes and leaves the opponent just scrabbling past him, then Sandin-Pellikka simply resumes the attack. Beautiful.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Axel Sandin PellikkaNoteReally aggressive in transition this game.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Calle OdeliusNoteSweden turns it over at the blue line, Odelius in last man back, and he bodies up the attacker, stops the charge and gains possession. Well played.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Calle OdeliusNoteGood wrist shot, low short-side, saved with a nice skate from the netminder.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Calle OdeliusNotePasses are crisp and clean.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Julian LutzNoteMaking quick reads and showing good hands to get pucks on net.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Julian LutzNoteSkinny legs, but shows good quickness and lateral agility. Skating, good hands. A work in progress.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteChanges speed with a single step.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteThe size and manueverability make him so desirable at the NHL level.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteNear the red line, pass coming from his defensive zone, and he turns to shield the passing lane from the defender, gains positional advantage and creates a clear line of attack. He bought a two-step advantage with pure body position.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteGreat recognition of speed differential, and one-touches a pass perfectly. So smart.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteGood hands, going into the mix then slipping a pass back out to the point.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteNot a hitter, but goes to the net, battles. Uses his size as a tool, not a weapon.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteGreat puckhandling, drives around the defender. Big, fluid, with soft hands. Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteVery good speed at stride. Mechanics, length of stride, everything just so good.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteIn a normal year, Carlsson would be a first-overall pick.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonNoteGetting some unfavorable bounces, or he'd have a couple of points in this game already.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Leo CarlssonSummaryCarlsson is the full NHL package. At 6'3, 194, he already has an imposing physical presence, but he plays such an intelligent game, with such good body awareness and stick skills that he could play in the NHL now. Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (2023 WJCs)12/27/20222/25/202310272
Calle OdeliusNoteMuscles his man to the outside, sealing off the line to the net.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Calle OdeliusNoteCarries through the neutral zone, runs out of room and coughs it up.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Calle OdeliusNoteHead is always up, looking for outlets, and his decision-making is superb.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Eduard SaleNoteHighly manueverable with a quick first step. Effortless skater.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Eduard SaleNoteSlick move to pull the puck between the forechecker's skates and then move it out of danger.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Eduard SaleNotePlaying high in his own zone, ready to activate up ice. Looks more like a coaching choice than Sale trying to cherry pick.Brian FogartySweden vs Czechia (2023 WJCs)12/29/20222/24/202310271
Axel Sandin PellikkaNoteLeft halfboards on the top PP unit.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Axel Sandin PellikkaNoteGreat work with his feet and reach to force Nelson wide and away from the net.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Axel Sandin PellikkaNoteHard wrist shot gets deflected wide. Smooth, just like everything else with him.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Axel Sandin PellikkaSummaryEverything in his game looks so easy. His skating is fluid and his body control is excellent. Poised with the puck, transitions with ease, makes good choices on when to rush and when to be more conservative. He will be a good NHLer.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Danny NelsonNoteTall, but easy skater.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Danny NelsonNotePuck out on the wing, Nelson drives the center lane, pass comes to him but hops his stick.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Danny NelsonNoteCentering the second PP unit.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Danny NelsonNotePK duty.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Drew FortescueNoteBig body, long reach.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Drew FortescueNoteNot the type to push the play up ice. Looks much more stay-at-home.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Felix Unger SorumNoteNot much knee bend in his skating, Very stiff.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Felix Unger SorumNoteSkating is really sub-par. Just took about twenty steps to go ten feet. No knee bend, no push, just a ton of wasted movement in his feet.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Noah Dower-NilssonNoteGood skater, smooth edge work and good form. Will get even faster over time.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Noah Dower-NilssonNoteTries to force the puck into the slot when his better option was the right point where there was time, space and movement.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreNoteQuick, gets low with strong legs to generate acceleration. Maybe needs work on the extensions though. They looked a little slushy there.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreNoteCarving his way through the offensive zone with the puck. May be the best skater in this game.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreNoteOut on the penatly kill, gives up the puck behind his own net, but then fights to get it back and clears the zone.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreNoteFun to watch him skate. Excellent balance and agility.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreNoteHis quickness and work rate makes him an effective forechecker.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Oliver MooreSummaryThere is so much to like in Moore's game, but it all starts with his feet. He is a full-package skater, and plays a comptetitive game with a high work rate. Did not see a lot of offense from him in this game, but he showed good puckhandling ability and looks like a player who can create offense. I need additional viewings to have a better gauge of his offensive game.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Otto StenbergNoteGoes to the front of the net for a tip attempt. Got the puck, but saved.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Otto StenbergNoteVery slow to transition back to his own end. Just not moving his feet.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Otto StenbergNoteSolid hit into the corner boards.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Otto StenbergNoteGood shot, saved. Not hard, but well placed.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteTaking up a good position defensively, net front, attention to the play behind the net.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteUses his edges well to shift laterally in small spacesBrian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteReaching instead of engaging, and the puck carrier just eases right on by.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteNot surprised to see him centering the top PP unit.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteShifts out to the right point when the PP faceoff is at the left dot.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteNow the US is on a 5-on-3, Smith carries down the right boards, below the goal line, shifts a pass to the other corner. I want to see more spark in his play. Just not a lot of urgency.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteRelease on his wrist shot is lightning, though. Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteLike his vision and passing.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteWrist shot is hard, but wide short side.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteThere just isn't a pass that he's afraid to make.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteBeautiful feed, diagonal through the slot to find the most dangerous option on the ice. Easy goal because of the great look from Smith.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNotePacing looks plodding at times, but he's slowing the tempo to the speed he wants to play at.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteHe has an array of deceptive moves, built out from his passing ability. Shoulder dips, head fakes, torso twists. Keeping the opponents off balance.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteSpeed may be above average, but I haven't seen him burn yet. Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteKeep asking myself where the top gear is.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithNoteWant to see him shoot more, He's taken only a couple of attempts, often choosing to pass instead.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Will SmithSummarySmith is an extremely skilled puck handler and passer. His stick work can look elite at times, and his vision and awareness are absolutely NHL level. However, I am concerned after watching this game that he may not be able to do those same things when the pace of the game is NHL level. As a U18, he can use his hands to beat anyone on the ice, but he will need to get his game pace to match his hands if he wants to continue to have the same kind of success against the world's best players.Brian FogartyUS vs Sweden (2023 Four Nations U18s)2/10/20232/24/202310270
Adam FantilliNoteSliding in from the left point, shoulder fakes a shot, adds a half step towards the slot, then shoots with a clearer shooting lane.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Adam FantilliNoteShowing off his hands. Puck is bouncing everywhere, but he knocks it out of the air, tips it around the defender, skates and recovers. Makes a good pass for a dangerous chance. Nice sequence.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Adam FantilliNoteHandles the puck with deception and grace through the neutral zone.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Adam FantilliNoteFast and dangerous. He's playing this game a step ahead of everyone else on the ice.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Adam FantilliNoteLowers his shoulder and drops the oncoming forward.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Adam FantilliNoteHolds the puck at reach while carrying, which affords him a wider range of options to pull it back, around, etc. With his hands, he can use that reach as a weapon.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNoteCrossover skater, but his transition to power is okay. Keeps his feet moving a lot, good energy early.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNoteCarries into the ozone, flicks the puck to left point then goes straight to the crease.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNoteNice job paying attention in his own end, ties up Firkus's stick just as the pick gets there and took away a great scoring chance.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNoteFast out to the point to close down the puck, then back again the the high slot and another excellent stick lift to destroy and one timer attempt. Working hard on defense. Love it.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNotePhysical on the walls.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Andrew CristallNoteLow right side on the pp, holds while a sliding defender goes past him, steps left, holds to try to open the Nettie, then shoots far side but the goaltender gets the edge of his blocker on it to make the save. Nice, patient work down low.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Carson RehkopfNoteVery lax on the penalty kill. Had a chance to change, didn't. Tried to cheat the zone, got caught. Didn't move his feet.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Carson RehkopfNoteTwo opponents entering the zone left side, with Rehkopf inside both. He tries to jump past the inner most player to get to the puck carrier instead of keeping position and bottling them both. When he made the jump, the puck carrier read it well and just slipped the pass to his now open teammate with an open lane to the net.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colby BarlowNoteBig, looking to make a hit, maneuvers around a player but was a bit late to make hard contact on the puck carrier, so he wisely eased up.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colby BarlowNoteOut on the penalty kill.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colby BarlowNoteNot the smoothest skater laterally or in tight turns, but he works hard to get the puck on net. His edgework isn't the prettiest on ice today, thoughBrian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colby BarlowNoteOn the penalty kill, intercepts in his own slot, then a beauty short pass to open up the breakout for Gauthier. That little pass created a dangerous 2-on-1 short handed attack.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colby BarlowNoteIn deep on the penalty kill forecheck, but he reads the switch and hustles back to cover in his own end. I like the work ethic he's showing in this game.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Colton DachNoteNot watching him, but he's been noticeable in the game. He's developing nicely, it seems, since the last time I watched him.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Kalan LindNoteHigh hit sends Lind to the box. Keep your hands down.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Kalan LindNoteFirst step is very good.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Kalan LindNoteGets possession in the offensive zone, lots of time, spins a cross ice pass to the middle of nowhere. Opposing defenseman just skates over and picks it up. No idea what he was doing with that pass attempt.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Kalan LindNoteA point shot was partially blocked, and skittered toward Lind at the top of the crease. He tried a turning one-touch shot that was smothered. He had time to catch and shoot, which likely would have given him a better chance. He tried a deceptive play that was well read, but a more deliberate play could have given him a better reward.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteHard shot from a wrister on the move. A bit wide, but lots of heat.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteTurning radius is wide, but his hips are quick on forward to backward swivel.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteGreat read to intercept the Del Mastro exit pass, drives across the line and rips a shot from the high slot, again just wide.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteGets to the lower right circle, settles, shoots and scores.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteHad two options to pass, and he made the one I wanted to see. Literally said out loud, "There you go."Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Matthew WoodNoteHard, right-handed wrist shot.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Riley HeidtNoteFinding chances for shot attempts and using them. He has a quick release and good accuracy.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Riley HeidtNoteExcellent choice to bounce a pass off the glass from just inside his blue line. Put it up and past two opposing players to find his line mate with space just past the red line.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Riley HeidtNoteWell positioned to stop the pass out of the corner to the back door defender.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Ryan GreeneNotePowerplay, right front side of the crease. Doesn't beaver tail, but slaps his stick down on the ice and leaves it as a target.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Ryan GreeneNoteTakes a hit, but keeps his feet and recovers possession. Great balance.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Scott RatzlaffNoteHe's been great through the first 35 minutes. Reading well, good hard lateral pushes. Making quality saves and controlling the rebounds. I don't watch the goalies, but this performance has been tough to ignore.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Tanner MolendykNoteSpeedy, high mobility on edges and technique, forward and backward. Excellent skating.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Tanner MolendykNoteQuick one handed chop gets the puck not just out of danger, but into space for his winger to collect. Smart, skilled play.Brian FogartyU18 vs U20 Red (Canada Summer Showcase 2022)7/27/20227/27/202210269
Connor BrownNoteEnd to end with the puck. Fast.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Connor BrownNoteQuick shot off the goaltender's shoulder.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Connor BrownNoteHigh work rate to go with exceptional quicknessBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Connor BrownNoteBuzzing again. Puck comes to his skates, he kicks it forward into space and collects to keep the play alive.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Griffin ErdmanNoteHandling the puck well in trafficBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Kevin BickerNoteCreates a shorthanded attack with his speed, sticks to it, puts the rebound back to the crease, and the second man in puts that away. Great effort from Bicker.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Kevin BickerNoteScoring drive is obvious. Wants to get the puck tot the net.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Lucas St. LouisNoteBig, hard hit levels the passer.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Lucas St. LouisNoteShows good shot from the point.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteTries to push his way into the zone, bobbles and loses the puck. Forced the playBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteBeauty sauce to the slot hits Terrance in stride, goal. Great setup pass.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteFloating out high in the defensive zone.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteI know the US is up 3-0, but Musty's effort has been underwhelming.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteRocket wrist shotBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteBeavertailing like mad on the left circle but he's not moving his feet to do any work.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteTries the lacrosse goal and throws the puck over the bar. What is he doing?Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteTries to skate the puck through two defenders. Another turnover. Gah.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Quentin MustyNoteWhen he shows his skill with a simple play, he shines. But mostly he's forcing, or waiting for someone else to do the work so he can shoot. Not at all happy with his play this game.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteQuick with the puck, skates it along the neutral zone boards and gets into the zone. He went past probably three potential road blocks there.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteExcellent speed, right handed shot playing on the left side. He keeps driving the puck in deep. Always moving.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteScores after getting the puck deep, driving to the net.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNotePuts a shoulder into the defensemanBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteSlides to the slot, gets the puck and puts a fast-release wrist shot on net, scramble save off the top of the goaltender's shoulder. Great sense from Whitelaw to move into the open space and make himself a target.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteCreated another chance carrying in on the left side. The Germans having a trouble with him. And again off of the next face off.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteEverywhere all the time. Keeps finding the puck, and the puck keeps seeking him out.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteHard low slap shot from the point, through traffic, pad saveBrian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Will WhitelawNoteEnters left side with speed, turns the corner, wrist shot short side wiggled through the arm and chest. Whitelaw scores again.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Zack SharpNoteSmooth skater, fluid in his hips and good on his edges.Brian FogartyUS vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)7/31/20228/1/202210268
Brayden YagerNoteWearing an A for CanadaBrian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Brayden YagerNoteGreat long pass to the headman at the far blue line. Good look, great pass.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Brayden YagerNoteGoes to the net, stick down, tap in goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Colin LindemannNoteExcellent first step and acceleration in general. Maybe not a great extension at power, but he's fast so that can get even better.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Denver BarkeyNoteKilling penalties. Quick to the spot.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Denver BarkeyNoteOn the penalty kill, rushes to the puck and creates a turnover, kicks the puck to his stick, then releases Barlow on a shorthanded breakaway.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Ethan GauthierNoteClean mechanics, very good speed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Ethan GauthierNoteHard rub off at the half board forces the puck back into the corner. Then Gauthier moves to the empty space in the slot and when Benson gets the puck to him, there's no wasted time or movement. One touch snap shot against the grain. GoalBrian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Matthew WoodNoteVery upright and stiff on his skates.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Oliver BonkNoteKinda pushes the puck forward instead of a crisp outlet pass. Second time in early minutes.Brian FogartyCanada vs Switerland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2027/31/20228/1/202210267
Andrew CristallNoteSets up for a one-timer, saved.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Andrew CristallNoteBeen mostly quiet this game, but he just found Barkey with a beauty setup for an easy goal.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Aron KiviharjuNoteLovely soft pass from behind his own net to play his line mate into safe space.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Aron KiviharjuNoteHolds the puck as the forechecker comes in, loads it to his side until the forechecker commits, then passes to the open option.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Aron KiviharjuNoteLeft point, Wood pokes the puck free from him and heads for a breakaway. Kiviharju closes back, gets position, angles Wood out and below the goal line. Excellent recovery play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Aron KiviharjuNoteOne on one defense, drop step, lifts the stick, spins away with the puck. Great stuff.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Aron KiviharjuNoteHolds at the point, then releases a low wrist shot that gets through all the traffic, but not past Ratzlaff.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Brayden YagerNoteNever seems to force the play, but he's always involved.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Brayden YagerNoteOne pp sequence: carries in, passes behind the net to the far corner. Circles back, waits, gets the puck and shoots low far side, kick save. Curls back to the same spot, gets the puck and shows shot but passes far circle for a onetime chance, hits the post. Curls back again. Gets the puck, wrists it high short side off the bar and out of play. What an excellent display of patience, shooting, passing, and awareness. Gorgeous play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Brayden YagerNoteI really liked his game a year ago. Now, he's at a whole new level of poise, and intelligent play.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Brayden YagerNoteAmazing cross crease pass to Cristall, one-timer saved.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Calum RitchieNoteHighly active on the PP unit. Passes off, cuts into space, goes to the post.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Calum RitchieNoteLooks like an elbow or shoulder issue. Leaves the game.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Calum RitchieNoteBack deep on defense, clears a loose puck from his own crease.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Calum RitchieNoteMoves so well. Smooth and graceful on his edges, long strides generate speed.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Calum RitchieNoteBack on ice, but favoring that arm.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Cameron AllenNoteNice long diagonal board pass on targetBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Cameron AllenNoteSo quick in small spaces. Very good first step in any direction.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jesse NurmiNoteAccelerated into a higher speed, closes the defender to the cornerBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jesse NurmiNoteEnd of a shift, carries to the red line and dumps it in, and takes a healthy hit to get the job done.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jesse NurmiNoteOn the pp, carries with speed up the left side, but has to curl out and passes back to the point.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jesse NurmiNoteGets to a rebound, but a great save from Ratzlaff robs him.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jesse NurmiNoteOkay speed. Doesn't use it a lot, though. Playing kind of stationary in both zones.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Kasper HalttunenNoteOkay speed, above average but not greatBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Kasper HalttunenNoteDecent check into the boardsBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Kasper HalttunenNoteTendency to turn and flip the puck in the zone, and has given away possession a few times doing that.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Kasper HalttunenNoteFinallly gets a chance to unleash, and his rocket snapshot is low and dangerous, but stopped.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Mathieu CatafordNoteNot dynamic on the transition there. More plodding than attacking.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteHarassing with his stick, gets called for tripping.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteKnocks down a saucer pass in his own end, retrieves and then skates it fast through the neutral zone with quality puck handling and maneuverability.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteTrying to match Molendyk's speed, but losing a step or two to the speedy defender.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteShot from the high slot blocked out front.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteWell positioned on defense, intercepts the pass coming through the middle.Brian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Tuomas UronenNoteAcelleration looked crisp thereBrian FogartyCanada vs Finland (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2022)8/5/20228/6/202210266
Jiri KulichNoteTook a couple of small crossover steps there, when I think he would have rather seen him dig in and push, but after those first steps he was fast up ice.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteBack deep in his own end to retrieve a puck, then it's up and out.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteLong shot on net, not much to it. More like he wanted to get a whistle than anything.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteLots of energy on the forecheck. Harassing the puck, taking away lanes.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteMan, he wants to score. Just drove straight at the net, but the pass never made it to him.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteSpeed is excellent or even better. He accelerates on his turns.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteHe's an amazing skater. Highly agile. Not an explosive first step, but he is at speed in two or three steps. Dynamite on his edges.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteWinning all the puck races.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichNoteTakes a nice pass, gets a clean look on net, but his wrist shot from 15 feet is snagged with a beauty glove save.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Jiri KulichSummaryHis entire game is built from his feet up. Speed, agility, fantastic spatial awareness. Works hard in all zones and looks like he has a high scoring drive. Once his game develops more over the next couple of years, he could be a very good NHL forward.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNotePicks up a loose puck in his own zone, powers the puck through the neutral zone, makes a clean entry across the blue line, then passes off to the right wing. Okay speed, okay hands, but kind of rough on the puck.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteUsing his edges well to gain lateral movement on his glide and then to reverse at the crease. He is a good backwards skater.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNotePops up a little upright on his first step.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteSmart play to curl back with the puck, gives his linemates more time, then he put a tricky wrist shot on net.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteBattling hard at the net.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteHe is pressuring the German defense, forcing them to collapse to him, and then passing out to better options.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNotePuck goes back to the goaltender, and Gut sees the Germans changing. Calls for the puck, but instead of beavertailing, he points to the area of the ice where he wants to the puck to go. Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutSummaryLooks a lot more like a quality defensive, possession center than a scorer, but he does have some offensive upside.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteHe continues to work hard, but no one is getting the puck to him when he's in the high-danger area.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteKilling it on faceoffs.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Michael GutNoteMakes good, short passes in traffic.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteSees the Germans get the puck, and he's back and in defensive position immediately.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNotePowerful strides in his legs, but he is a bit wiggly up top.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteTries a deke, loses the puck, recovers, then a swift backhand pass and back at it.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteSolid forecheck hit into the corner boards.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteKilling penalties, blocks a shot, and jumps to the loose puck, but the middle point was closer to the bounce and gathers. Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteOverextends and gets beat, allows his man around him in the neutral zone, but gets lucky because the play was called offsides.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteAgain, in the neutral zone, just puts his stick out to try to slow the puck carrier, and again the carrier just goes right on by.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteComing up the right wing with speed, turns the corner on the defender, shovels a backhand shot high short side, shoulder save. Malat showing great speed, there.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteDoing some things well, and then other things look clumsy. He's frustrating me.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatSummaryToo many mistakes, too much playing at his feet instead of head up, eyes out focus. Has the speed and defensive awareness to be a penalty killer, bottom line forward, but in this game he looked like a guy who would struggle to stay at that level.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Sebastian MalatNoteHeld the puck too long and turned it over under pressure.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Germany (WJC 2022)12/27/20216/23/202210265
Fraser MintenNoteDecent speed, keeps his feet moving.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Fraser MintenNoteNot a ton of hustle on the backcheck.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Fraser MintenNoteAttentive in his own end, but he's not getting in the mix much.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Fraser MintenNoteNice outside-in move with the puck, beats Mateychuk but not the goalie.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Fraser MintenSummaryKind of average in the game, nothing bad but nothing special, either. He looks like a player that could break into the NHL as a role player at 21 or 22 if all goes well for him.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Josh FilmonNoteOkay on his feet, looks more mobile than fast.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Josh FilmonNoteJust not accomplishing much in the game. He gets the puck, he moves the puck, he loses the puck. He's tried a couple of hits that missed.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Josh FilmonNoteGets the puck in the high slot area on the powerplay, skates it towards the point, but into more trouble than clear space, turns it over.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Luca Del Bel BelluzNoteStrides look clunky and wide. Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Luca Del Bel BelluzNoteLong legs, playing mostly stationary and slow right now.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Luca Del Bel BelluzNoteHaving a hard time matching the pace of this game.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Luca Del Bel BelluzNoteLost his feet pretty easily there after a shove from Lindgren.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Luca Del Bel BelluzSummaryDisappointing game. He showed a few moments of potential, but those were often washed out by sort of lackluster play. Spent a lot of time watching. The tools are there if he ever wants to use them, though. Decent skater, decent hands.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Mats LindgrenNoteGets a puck behind his net, then uses fast crossover steps to back out and turn up ice with the puck.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Mats LindgrenNoteEager to get in on the attack in the offensive zone.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Mats LindgrenNoteTopples Del Bel Belluz.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Mats LindgrenNotePlays with his shoulders hunched up.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxNoteShoves more than hits Verreault, but dumps him off the puck just the same.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxNoteSo tall he plays kind of bent over at the waist. Awkward lateral movement.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxNoteGood on his feet in general, which is outstanding for someone as tall as he is at his age.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxNoteGeekie able to turn the corner on him. Lamoureux just kind of laid his stick out there as a form of defense.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxNotePhysical player, but bumps guys a lot more than he lines up huge hits. Still, at his size, the bumps pack some force.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Maveric LamoureuxSummaryHard not to want him to succeed at his size. It will take him a while, but when he puts it all together he could become a nice middle-pair, first pass, stay-at-home defender. Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Michael BuchingerNoteChasing the puck behind his own net, getting crossed up a bit in coverage.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Michael BuchingerNoteLooks good skating up ice.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Michael BuchingerNoteEasily forces Schaeffer to the outside.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Michael BuchingerNoteGood backhand pass to start a counter attack.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Michael BuchingerNoteAllows Gaucher to get around him going after a dumped in puck, then ties him up at the boards. Good play.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteLooks like he's roaming the ice trying to find someone to hit.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteCan build up speed, but it takes him a few strides to get that big motor running.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteChases Donovan behind the net on the penalty kill forecheck, starts to lose him, slashes, slashes again, and gets called for the second one. Now a 5-on-3 as he goes to the box. Not smart, beginning to end.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteNot the best stops and turns.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteQuick hands to convert the feed for a one-touch goal from the edge of crease.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherNoteOut at the low slot looking for another tap-in opportunity.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Nathan GaucherSummaryWill need to improve his first few steps and agility, but the power forward moves and strength are there if he can.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteExcellent positioning neutralizes Seminoff at the doorstep.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteGood speed and acceleration, but can get better I think.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteLong-legged strides with good speed both forward and backward.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteCollects behind his net and skates the puck hard to the half-boards before sending a breakout pass to the neutral zone.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteIf the puck goes to the opposite corner, he's straight to the front of the net to protect against the back door attack.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteReads the incoming pass, steps up, reaches out, and deflects the pass away before it can reach it's target. Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringNoteEffective on the penalty kill with his long reach and quick feet.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Owen PickeringSummaryA lot to like in his game. Skates very well, is a good passer, but plays such a smart game in his own end with quality reads and positioning. A lot of upside potential.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Tristan LuneauNoteSnaps a quick-release pass from blue line to blue line, right on target.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Tristan LuneauNoteBackwards, trying to defend a two-on-one, but he's caught in no man's land and is ineffective.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Tristan LuneauNoteSees the turnover in his own end and immediately jumps up to attack. He's the right side of a 2-on-1, gets the puck and a clean look and hits the crossbar from the right side dot.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Tristan LuneauSummaryLuneau showed above average skating and hands, and with his offensive drive, he could become a legit top-four NHL transition defender.Brian FogartyCHL Top Prospects Game 20223/23/20226/21/202210264
Cameron LundNoteGets the puck left hashmarks, but turns away from the net, then leaves a soft pass easily picked off.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cameron LundNoteShoving and wrestling after the whistle, gets called for two for roughing. Frustration entering the game for Green Bay, down 5-0 in the second period.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cole SpicerNoteNice bounce pass off the boards to spring an attack into the offensive zone.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cutter GauthierNoteConverts the pass from Cooley with a tap-in goal.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cutter GauthierNoteHard hit to dislodge the puck in the corner.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cutter GauthierNoteKeeps the play alive, drops to Snuggerud.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cutter GauthierNoteBuries Greene with a shoulder to the jaw, and a bit late at that. Five minute major and a game misconduct. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Cutter GauthierSummaryUses his size well, and has power in his feet, which he also uses to generate physical power on the boards. His hit of Greene was high and late and unnecessary, though. He showed good hockey iq otherwise, made some smart plays on and off the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarNoteStrong change of direction, fluid skating up ice.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarNoteFollows the defender behind the net, gains position, lifts and steals.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarNoteQuick hands to flick the puck around the forechecker to his defenseman.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarNoteBeauty short-handed goal. Holds the puck backhand on his left side while curling to the slot to his right, protecting the puck and gaining position inside the defender, draws the puck forehand and flicks it five hole. Smart, fast, handsy.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarNoteGoes hard into the endboards after flying at the net in a scoring chance footrace. Draws a tripping penalty and goes slowly to the bench.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Frank NazarSummaryHas the hands to make things happen and a nose for the net. His skating is very good to excellent, and his offensive hockey sense is keen. He was dangerous in this game, and generated opportunities with his feet.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteHustles up the left boards, slips past the check, then makes a nice find and pass to Leonard cutting to the crease. Excellent assist.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteThird in on a rush, takes a nice line as the trailer down the middle, but he boots the back pass.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteExtends his stick arm to push the puck ahead while holding off the defender with his free arm to maintain possession as he carries behind the net.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteWants to get out of the defensive zone as fast as possible. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteGood edges, goes 10-and-2 to open up for an incoming pass. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNotePlaying left wing on Nazar's line.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteBlows past the attempt to stand him up at the blue line, head up at the left-side half boards, then he wires a beautiful pass to the crease to find Leonard for an easy goal.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteFirst step is easy and impressive.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteNot a lot of urgency to get back to his own end, not a ton of energy off the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteClosing in on a loose puck just inside the offensive zone, head up, looking for options as he gets to the puck.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteOn the powerplay, takes a puck center ice, tries to split two defenders as he enters the offensive zone despite having two much better options on either side of him. Turns it over.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Isaac HowardNoteWhen he has the puck with time, he is a dangerous playmaker. Otherwise, he is not nearly as effective. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jayson ShaugabayNoteSmaller player at 5'10, moves well, engaged.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jayson ShaugabayNoteJumps to a loose puck, skates into space at the left circle, pulls up, passes back to the high slot, but a bit in the attacker's feet. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteTurns are okay, but his first step lags a bit.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteJust not very fast. His form is okay, but his feet are slow to move through the entire stride and return. Limits his speed and acceleration.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteNo looks a pass from right circle to left to find a wide-open Duke and an easy goal.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jimmy SnuggerudNoteNice little pass that leads Nazar into a scoring chance.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Jimmy SnuggerudSummaryNot the fastest player on the ice, but he made a significant impact at both ends with tenacity and puck movement. He'll bump, he'll grind, and then he'll make a nice read and pass that ends up with the puck in the back of the net. Probably more of a quality middle-six type than top six, but he looks like he has the tools to be an NHLer.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Lane HutsonNoteBack looks a little hunched over as he glides, but better when he skates.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Lane HutsonNoteHustles back for a puck, protects and turns from the forechecker until he finds an long outlet pass. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Lane HutsonNoteCarries with speed and maneuverability through transition in the neutral zone.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Lane HutsonNoteSees the ice well, and makes some creative passes with loft and appropriate weighting.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Lane HutsonSummaryTransition defender, keeps his head up and seems happiest when the puck is on his stick. Good passer with vision and patience to pick out the right first pass out of his zone when carrying isn't the option. Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Logan CooleyNoteGreat middle man on the tic-tac-toe, takes the pass right circle and one-times a pass to Gauthier far post.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Logan CooleyNoteEverywhere in the offensive zone. Green Bay having a hard getting a stick on him, then a creative backwards pass through his legs to the crease that deserved a better conversion.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Ryan GreeneNoteTakes a great line through the neutral zone, then picks up speed to beat the defender to the corner.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Ryan GreeneNoteGreat job covering Cooley, wins the puck, turns up ice and passes to start the breakout, then gets clobbered by Gauthier. That looked like a headshot and a half-tick late.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Ryan GreeneNoteLooking like he's playing at 3/4 speed. I wonder if that Gauthier hit has zapped him a bit.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Ryan GreeneNoteWrists one top far side from the left circle. Nice shot.Brian FogartyUSNTDP vs Green Bay (USHL)3/27/20225/25/202210263
Brad LambertNoteGets to the high slot, gets a pass, turns and puts it on net.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteSo quick, acceleration is excellent, speed and agility are top level.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteTakes a pass driving the right circle, but the defender is on him, so he goes behind the net, using it to rub off Reinbacher, then passes out to the other side - goal. Good play from Lambert.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteSkating is beautiful and fun to watch.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteJumps to a loose puck in the slot, tries to pull it in, toe drag, and the puck rolls off his stick and he turns it over.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteHis game in a snapshot: he's first to a puck in the corner. Tries to change direction back behind the net, loses the puck, watches the Austrian player skate away.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertNoteFour-on-four, he hits the offensive zone with speed, then tries to take on all four Austrian players instead of looking for anyone else. What was that?Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Brad LambertSummaryMaybe the best skater in the draft class. His movement, acceleration, speed are all elite. He has good hands and shot, but there are too many times when he tries to do too much or doesn't try enough to get it back. So much to like, but still a lot of question marks for me. If he can develop into a player who absorbs the game instead of fighting it, he could be a top-line NHL forward. If not, he'll bounce around more, have some flashes, but never meet expectations.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
David ReinbacherNoteGets to a loose puck first, absorbs the hit to move the puck up the wall.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
David ReinbacherNotePhysical, seals off his man well in front of the net. Fights for position.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Joakim KemellNoteJumps a gap to a puck in a flash.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Joakim KemellNoteSlap shot from the center point crushes the post.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Joakim KemellNoteHis puckhandling hard reverse just made me gasp.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Joakim KemellSummaryKemell is all about the shot. He can play hockey, has the footspeed and vision to be a good forward, but his shot could make him special.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Johannes TschuringNoteSpeed is quality even when he's not full out. Like his stride mechanics.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Juuso MaenpaaNote5'7, 148. I know the league is easier now for small players, but that is small.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Juuso MaenpaaNoteStride/mechanics look good. Smooth form.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Luca AuerNoteGood speed, plays the body, goes to the front of the net.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Luca AuerNoteNot a lot of quickness/acceleration.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Marco KasperNoteSmooth, efficient skater. Long extensions, good edges. Speedy.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Marco KasperNoteSuch a battler. He'll dig and dig on the wall, hustles all of the time.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Marco KasperNoteHolding, maneuvering around the forecheck, trying to pen something up. Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Marco KasperNoteSticks with Paivarinta, which is not easy to do.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Marco KasperNoteSo good in possession. Screens the puck from defenders, handles around them, moves it well, uses the boards. Just a high-quality puck possession player.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Vinzenz RohrerNoteNice shot block.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Vinzenz RohrerNoteAnother tough shot block. That one hurt.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Vinzenz RohrerNoteAcceleration looks very good. Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
Vinzenz RohrerNoteShows some speed going backwards. That was impressive.Brian FogartyFinland vs Austria (WJC 2022)12/27/20215/24/202210262
David JiricekNoteSmooth slide to his right while going backwards, easily cuts off an attempt to go around him,Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteGunther tries to dangle and go around, but Jiricek stops him cold.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteSteps up at the red line to pick off a long head-man pass. Carries to the blue line at speed, passes live, then goes hard to the net. Great play.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteHe's an aggressive defender, closing spaces with intentBrian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteWhen the puck is on his off side, he hustles back to establish defensive position before the play arrives.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteBedard catches Jiricek leaning on the wrong foot, cuts to go around, but Jiricek recovers with a long reach and pokes the puck away. No threat.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteAnticipates the opposing players' intentions so well. He's reading minds out there.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteHolds until the lane appears, then makes a sharp pass to start the transition up ice.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteAnd there's the knee injury I knew was coming. Stepping up to hit Guhle, leg-on-leg contact, and Jiricek's knee takes the worst of it. Too bad.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekSummaryJiricek is the total NHL defender prospect. Good wheels, ability to move lateral and turn with top opposing forwards. He's strong on the puck and along the walls, and his balance allows him to lean into players to negate their options. He's aggressive to attack the puck when that's an option, but responsible and doesn't give up attacks. Moving up ice, he's patient with the puck and goes hard into the attack. He's going to be an excellent NHL defenseman and likely a cornerstone blueliner.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteEnd of a long shift in the defensive zone, Kulich gets the puck near his bench and tries to play the puck across the redline by going through his legs backward. Turnover leads to a quick counterattack from Gunther,Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteStraightline speed looks above average, good form but not a ton of flash.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteI like his work rate.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteDrops down to block a shot, then quickly back to his feet.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteSkating is good, especially small-space multidirectional movement, but top speed isn't thrilling.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteDoes an excellent job in his own end to stick with MacTavish as he has the puck, turns him to the corner and then plasters him into the boards.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Jiri KulichNoteI think his speed will improve to probably a 1.0 to 1.5 level. Good to very good.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
Elias Pettersson (D)NoteGets twisted up trying to change directions while in the middle of backwards crossovers. Looked clunky.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Elias Pettersson (D)NoteGap closing speed is very good.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Fabian WagnerNoteSettles just inside the neutral zone to cut off a breakout attempt, intercepts the outlet pass. Well done.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Fabian WagnerNotePrimary penalty kill center for this Swedish squad.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Filip BystedtNoteLong, not super fast, but fluid.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Filip MesarNoteCarries the puck with speed into the offensive zone, draws two players, cuts back and passes to the point.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Filip MesarNoteDangerous and elusive with the puck on his stick.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteUses little steps and crossovers, then relies on his edges to gain mobilityBrian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteLooks so comfortable on his skates, but rarely pushes hard into a full stride.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteGets a puck high slot with his back to the net after a turnover, curls to his right and exits the turn at the top of the left circle with the puck already loaded for a wrist shot. Fires it on net, handcuffs the goalie, but the save is made.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteHands and feet work so well together.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteFinally going hard (backchecking) and his form looks excellent. Smooth, no shoulder swing, nice extensions. Judged his speed requirement well.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteOne-times a snap shot on a loose puck. He does not need encouragement to shoot.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteTakes the puck off the wall and drives laterally across the front of the net, working through traffic, gets a shot away from the far-side hashmarks.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteWrist shot is his weapon of choice, and it is a rocket.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteHangs out around the top of the left circle on the powerplay, waiting to pounce.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteNot working a lot off the puck, but he's finding the puck on his stick.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Jonathan LekkerimakiSummaryLekkerimaki is a shoot-first forward who looks like he wants nothing more in life than to put the puck in the net. His wrist shot is dangerous, with a fast release and a lot of heat behind it. Several times his shot bothered the goaltender (who played an excellent game). I don't recall a single shot of Lekkerimaki's that did not result in an awkward rebound as Elias fought them off. He has good vision, but he is not a playmaking forward at this point. Skating is interesting. He has excellent dimensional movement due to his edgework, but he doesn't show exceptional speed or acceleration.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteUp the right side with the puck, hard stop, head up, fires a long diagonal pass to the left side of the blue line for a solid one-timer chance. Good find.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteFlips a long wrister from just inside the blue line near the center point, trying to give his man at the side of the crease a deflection opportunity.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteBlocks a shot, collects the puck from his feet, tries to move it out of his zone, but Ostlund takes the puck away.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteNot a dynamic skater, but he gets around the ice well. He's just a big, strong forward with soft hands and an imposing pro power forward style.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteRight point on the powerplay, just fired a bombing one-timer.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteUses his body well for position superiority.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteNot putting a lot of effort into defense. He's there, and he's active, but I'd like to see him really working instead of monitoring.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteDraws a penalty in the corner just because Havelid had to grab him to try to keep him from muscling his way out with the puck and into a dangerous scoring chance.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Juraj SlafkovskySummaryIn a game where the Slovakian jerseys (red numbers on blue field) made it incredibly difficult to identify players, Slafkovsky was a clear stand out. His size, his style, his dominance on the puck all made it fairly obvious who he was on the ice. This game was nine months old, and Slafkovsky has grown into his game even more in the meantime, but he's a clear power forward NHL talent.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Mattias HavelidNoteStrong push with his left skate moves him laterally to his right for position off the draw.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Mattias HavelidNoteSlapshot has a big, sweeping follow through, but that one wasn't particularly dangerous.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Mattias HavelidNoteVery good skater.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Mattias HavelidNoteBad pass out of his corner, put it into the feet of the forward and it skitters to a Slovak player in the slot.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Mattias HavelidNoteWrist shot center point top left corner. Caught the goaltender leaning the wrong way trying to see through traffic. Nice shot.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Ondrej MolnarNotePulls the Swedish breakout pass down with his stick to intercept, back pass to a charging Dvorsky. Great play by Molnar.Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Simon NemecNoteNemec with a beauty long wrist shot through a screen to put his team up in the 3rd. Brian FogartySweden vs Slovakia (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/4/20215/4/202210260
Braeden MacPheeNoteLovely shot off a quick feed, one touch bar down over the shoulder.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
James SwanNoteSmall, skates with feet wide apart, but looks like he gets good extensions.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
James SwanNoteSecond chance for a wrist shot from the hash marks, both sent far side wide by a good bit.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
James SwanNoteWorks hard to create an odd-man rush, follows Orr deep, gets a return pass, puts it over the net.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
James SwanSummarySwan is a scrappy little player who plays hard but he needs to work on his skating and shot.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteTries a sharp cross-crease pass, doesn't get through, then he gets the loose puck and snaps a shot on net.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteRight side on the powerplay, holds and walks in toward the net until he can draw the defender to him, then passes around him to the low post. Created that chance with patience.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteHis first couple of steps lack strong push, and have more of a high kick to finish. But after those steps he gets into good stride posture and looks better.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteLifts a stick to allow the pass to go through, then collects it on the other side. Smart play.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteGoes to the crease for the deflection attempt, saved low.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteGiving out instructions on the offensive zone faceoff setup.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteExcellent sequence. Gets back to his defensive zone, positions perfectly to create a turnover by stepping into the only lane where a pass could be possible, then shows off the sick hands in tight to pull the puck in, around the opponent, then a quick flick pass to start the attack. Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteHas the puck in deep, sees his team changing, so he turns to the corner boards, absorbs the pin and holds the puck until his team finishes it's line change. Another smart play.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteBeavertails a lot, calling for the puck, but almost always he is the best option at that time.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteFinishes the tic-tac-toe play with a beauty one-touch off the feed from Desnoyers. Was open hips for the pass, and soft hands to collect and shoot. Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNoteOn the ice for a defensive zone draw late, protecting a one-goal lead.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Jordan DumaisNotePatient pass out of his end, springs a breakaway for an empty net goal.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Kian BellNotePushes up instead of forward with his first steps. Needs to deepen those knee bends.Brian FogartyCape Breton vs Halifax (QMJHL)4/14/20224/14/202210259
Calle OdeliusNoteMechanics look sound, shows nice speed getting back for a loose puck.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNotePuckhandling is calm, and he has a nice, smooth release on his passes.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNoteSmall space, four-way movement is very good to excellent.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNoteTall, sturdy frame. He's going to be beastly when he gets stronger.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNotePlants the German puck carrier just inside the neutral zone. Solid, punishing open-ice hit.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNoteJoins the rush, takes a pass from Ostlund, then fires a hard snap shot low that hits the post.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusNoteShoots the puck with confidence and authority and his wrist shot is difficult to handle.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Calle OdeliusSummarySolid player from the back end, who can join the rush and make plays. Needs to polish his game, but the core materials are there for an NHL defender, likely middle pair with upside.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Elias SalomonssonNoteNice hip check.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Elias SalomonssonNoteGoes belly down to try to do, what? There was no possible way for that move to do any good whatsoever.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Elias SalomonssonNoteOn the power play, takes the puck from behind his own net, and with all five back, he leads the breakout carrying the puck into the neutral zone. Then, he passes back straight to Roman Kechter, who skates in and buries the clean shorthanded breakaway goal. Not a smart play from Salomonsson.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Elias SalomonssonNoteAnother ill-advised play that leads to a turnover.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Filip BystedtNoteTall, rangy player, but good mobility.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Filip BystedtNoteHolds the defender off on the turn with his length, but the turn was slow and he had more duress than necessary because of it.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Filip BystedtNoteLooks coltish and awkward at times.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Filip BystedtNoteCarries through the neutral zone, then tries to go in alone though the slot instead of looking to his wings for help, and he gets closed off and turns it over.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteHe is constantly involved in the play at the offensive end. Not focusing on him, but he keeps making plays.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Jonathan LekkerimakiNoteDrives the net, pulls across, shoots far side, saved. Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNoteSneaky wrist shot beats the German tender five hole from the right circle. The netminder probably should have had that one, but it was a good shot nonetheless.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNoteSkates the puck up the left wing boards, tries to pull up, loses the puck. Later in the same shift, skates the puck up the left wing again, then passes off to a German defender.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNoteRecipient of an excellent pass out of the corner, and he's all alone at the crease for an easy tap-in goal.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNoteOut on the penalty kill protecting a one-goal lead late in the third. Just made a diving play to clear the defensive zone.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNoteSecond powerplay unit.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Liam OhgrenNotePuck in his skates, pirouettes to find it, keeping momentum, and regains control on the move.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffNoteHis lateral movement is amazing. Super quick to his right, while facing up to the puck. Puts this movement to excellent use on the penalty kill.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffNoteGood hit into the halfboards.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffNoteGets past Pahlsson at the blue line, goes to the slot, and when Hordler gets him the puck, he goes forehand-backhand, goal. Nice deke and shot.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffNoteFinds some open space at the right dot, gets the pass out of the corner, steps toward the slot then wrists one bar down. Beauty over the goalie's left shoulder.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffNoteHis hips are so fluid, he creates excellent backwards and lateral pivots and quickness. His straightforward acceleration could use some work, though.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Matthias PischoffSummaryThe first thing that stood out to me was that remarkable lateral movement and constant activity off the puck. He can be a good penalty killer at any level with that movement and his active stick and willingness to block shots. Offensively, he had two nice goals, showing off a good, quick release. He'll need to get into the middle more, but if he does, he could be a sleeper.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteGood, sharp turns, acceleration above average, nice lateral work.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteSolid slapper one time from the right dot.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteRunning the powerplay from the right circle, moving the puck quickly, sends an excellent pass to the far circle for a one-timer goal by Lekkerimaki. Beauty.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteGets good power on his wrist shot.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteLooks off the defender then passes the other way.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNotePossession game is quality, able to handle through traffic, uses his feet to get separation, and wins races to loose pucks.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteExcellent read to intercept at the blue line, drives up, finds Joel Jonsson with a clever and deft pass to create a chance.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundNoteGreat burst to the slot from the right circle.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Noah OstlundSummaryDrove play throughout the game, making good passes with deception and vision, winning puck races, disrupting breakouts and attacks. Showed a good shot and high level of competitiveness. I liked him a lot in this game.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterNoteWearing the "C" for the German squad.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterNoteWith the puck in his own corner, easily evades the forechecker by spinning away and then moving the puck up to the blue line.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterNoteDrops a heavy hit in the offensive zone. Ooof.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterNoteCollects the awful Salomonsson back pass, clean breakaway, pops the bottle shorthanded.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterNoteYou can tell by his composure, especially with the puck, why he is the Captain. Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Roman KechterSummaryKechter is calm, poised and in control when he is on the ice. Smarter than he is skilled, probably, but he plays an honest game with no glaring weakness, but no standout electrifying skill, either.Brian FogartySweden vs Germany (Hlinka-Gretzky Cup 2021)8/2/20213/10/202210258
Carter MazurNoteMazur can fly.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Carter MazurNoteHe is everywhere, crashing and banging, using his speed to close gaps to the puck carriers. Fun to watch.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Carter MazurNoteThumping hit, but a half-tick too late for IIHF play, and he's called for interference. Nice physical play, though. Legal in the NHL.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Carter MazurNotePowerplay sequence he just showeda hard wrist shot, a driving slapper, and good net front presence. Not a highly accurate shot, but hard, hard, hard.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Carter MazurSummarySpeeding, physical best with some skill. Probably not a scoring forward at the NHL level, but certainly has the style of play to get him there in a bottom six capacity.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Dominic JamesNoteChanges gears, drives the net, lots of power in his stride.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarNoteEasy mobility, some excellent speed up the right side.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarNoteSecond powerplay unitBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarNoteChokes way up on his stick to get a clean one-timer away on a pass that was a bit too far forward. Great adjustment and then better weight transfer.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarNoteKnows how to slide through lanes to get to the space he wants. Alters his speed as needed, using his feet to benefit the play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarNoteBig effort on the backcheck. Really battling out there trying to claw the team back into the game.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Filip MesarSummaryFast, agile, competitive at both ends, and makes good decisions with and without the puck. He's a top-quality player. Would like to see him convert chances a little more, but he looks like a player who will continue to work hard in improveBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteSecond powerplay unitBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteSo much height and strength, and to move that well, it’s a dangerous combination.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteSoft hands in traffic.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteAccelerates better than you'd expect for someone that big, and it’s disarming for defenders. It's like a mountain leaps at you.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteSo manueverable, slides into the slot, backhands a good shot of the short-side post against the grain. Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteBig wrist shot from the high slot off the draw.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteExtremely difficult to move off the puck. His feet allow him to reposition himself between the puck and the defender, his hands keep the puck out of reach, and his size absorbs physical pressure.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskyNoteSweet no-look pass to Mesar to set up a scoring chance.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Juraj SlafkovskySummaryThere is a reason that Slafkovsky is a top prospect in the draft. He's big, agile, balanced, coordinates his feet and hands into effective play generation, and he has a big shot that he uses well. Future NHLer, no question.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Maxim StrbakNoteLooks stable going backwards, but uses his crossovers more than I'd like.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Maxim StrbakNoteFacing the boards behind his goal, tries a quick backhand pass to the slot, but was too clever by a lot. Why? Sequence that ensues ends with his goaltender fishing the puck out of his net. Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Maxim StrbakNoteGets caught up ice, and can't keep up with Berard going the other way.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Maxim StrbakNoteLow, hard shot from the point, deflected in front, almost gets through.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNotePowerplay anchorBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteCarries through the middle, speed and determinationBrian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteDogged on the puck, battles it up the boards, and just made a clean steal from the US forward.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteSidesteps most of the Slaggert charge, but gets his foot clipped and draws a tripping penalty.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNotePure skater, excellent mechanics straight line, brilliant edges, effortless.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNotePass into his skates? No big deal.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteTop penalty kill unit, playing a lot of minutes so far, in all situations.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteTakes a hard slapshot right into his midsection and crumples to the ice. Took a couple of shifts, but he's back on the ice.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecNoteWell done to use the back boards for a bounce pass to get around the forechecker. Nice play.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Simon NemecSummaryThe best defender in his draft class, by far. Smart with the puck and without it, keeps his positioning in his own end against even the highly skilled and super fast US forwards, and creates advantages with ease. Moves the puck intelligently, gets up ice into to the rush, even getting in on the forecheck if he's up ice. Great player, future NHL top pair defender.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Tanner DickinsonNoteTurns are wide, and he just got burned by a quicker, tighter turn radius of Nemec, who turned inside and gained a step.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Tanner DickinsonNoteCreates good acceleration with a strong first push. Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Tanner DickinsonNoteGets a turnover left circle, turns (again, too wide and slow) then lets go with a hard wrist shot, but the goalie was well-positioned by the time the shot was released.Brian FogartySlovakia vs US (WJC 2022)12/26/20213/3/202210257
Connor BedardNoteBedard's release is just sick.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteShort, stocky, looks balanced on his skates.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNotePlaying right wing on the second powerplay unit.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteBackchecking, but not going hard, and the Regina forward blows past him to the net for a scoring chance.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteChanges direction well.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteGets the puck behind his own net, but rushes the clearance attempt and sends it straight to the Regina defender at the point.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteExiting his zone, the pass comes a bit behind him, and he turns back to receive it. I cringed, but he escaped harm.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteKeeps his stick on the ice, but with the puck, his arms look stiff. Hands not very active on his stick.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteChases down a puck, collects in the offensive zone right circle, pulls up, passes to the trailer, but way too hard and the puck clangs off the attackers stick.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiNoteSolid hit on the boards on the forecheck.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
David AdaszynskiSummaryPlays a tough game with good skating and energy. Did not generate a lot of offense in this game, and held his stick tight in his hands. He made some good passes, but in general put too much on them and was too deliberate in finding them. Will need to soften up his offensive game a good bit over the next year.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Easton ArmstrongNoteTries a little saucer/chip pass to Bedard, but leads him just a bit too close to the net.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Matteo MichelsNoteShows some excellent speed to get to a loose puck.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Matteo MichelsNoteWorking hard on defense down low.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Matteo MichelsNoteControls the puck against the boards, holding off two Calgary players until help comes and he can get the puck out of the scrum to his teammate.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Matteo MichelsNoteSnap shot low through feet from the high slot. Caused problems because the shot went through a lot of trees to get on goal.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Matteo MichelsSummaryHis game was most evident in the defensive end, playing hard down low. In the offensive end, he had a couple of good moments and fought hard in puck battles.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteFull power strides chasing an icing. Maybe a bit too much in his shoulders, but got good speed and power through his legs. Good lower-body mechanics.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteBig, good skater, looks like he wants to push offense. Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteHard, left-handed wrister deflected up and over the net.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteRips a wrist shot from the outside left circle, top far corner, goal. The goalie should have had that, but it was a great shot.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteWent hard on a long run to the net, then he was struggling to get back, trying hard but not getting much from his legs.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovNoteTried a few times to power around Svozil, but hasn't been able to turn the corner on him.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Maxim MuranovSummaryPower forward type, goes strong with the puck to the net, constantly driving the puck up ice. Has a strong wrist shot, but did not seem overly adept at creating the space he needs to get good looks on net.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Oliver TulkNoteGood positioning backing out of the forecheck, intercepts.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Oliver TulkNoteDrops his stick, pivots to pick it up, takes a hit, absorbs the force and uses it to get upright and repositioned, then he's back into the play. That was a great show of balance.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Oliver TulkNoteNot afraid to get bruised up along the boards.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Raiden ZachariasNoteAgility gained with his edges, gets him into and out of spaces easily.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Raiden ZachariasNoteAcceleration is good, speed is good, but not great yet. Looks like it will improve, though.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Raiden ZachariasNoteLooks so small out there, especially since he ducks down a bit as he plays.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Raiden ZachariasNoteA little uncertain in the defensive zone, but considering this is his third WHL game, it's not too surprising or troubling.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Ryker EvansNoteEvans is incredibly smooth, both on his feet and with the puck.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteDecent speed, but gliding back to the defensive zone.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteCheating up ice, gets burned.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteCarries the puck into the neutral zone, but loses it off his stick straight to the Regina backchecker.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteWorks hard going to the offensive zone. Much harder than going back to the defensive zone, for sure.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteTop powerplay unit.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlNoteJust absent in the defensive zone. He's wandering, drifts out beyond the blue line looking for a release pass, meanwhile his team is outnumbered down low.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Sean TschigerlSummaryThere are some great aspects to his game, in particular his offensive play off the left side. Good shot, high level of scoring drive, good work with his linemates. However, at the other end, his work rate and interest level dropped considerably.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Spencer TyeNoteSo small, he looks like a fourteen-year-old out there.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Spencer TyeNotePlaying bumper on PP2.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Spencer TyeNoteWorking with the puck behind the net, reversing, protecting, until he can create some room and then feeds the puck out to the circle.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteDigging in and battling on the boards, fends off Fiddler-Schultz and wins the puck.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteIntercepts, dangles, but his stick gets lifted right at the beginning of his shooting action.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteGlued to Bedard's left wing, even strength, powerplay, penalty killing.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteGood penalty killing shot block, out at the top, tracking, goes down to block the shot attempt.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteHonest game in his own end, attentive, active, not hurried when he gets a puck. Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteExcellent pass cross ice out to the far point. Got it through traffic, right on the tape, easy to catch.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweNoteAnother good pass, this one a little two-foot backhand to catch Svozil at full speed up ice.Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Tanner HoweSummaryInteresting player with top offensive instincts and very good hands. He showed nice agility and quickness on his feet, able to change speeds to take advantage of spaces. I was impressed with his defensive-zone play and willingness to block shots, and his patience when he got the puck. This was the third of three straight games for Regina, so I want to watch him more to see him when he is bit fresher. Brian FogartyRegina vs Calgary (WHL)2/27/20223/1/202210256
Brad GardinerNoteTwo sequences early in the game, and he's gone down to the ice on both.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Brad GardinerNoteHighly active player.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Brady StonehouseNoteDrives McTavish into the Ottawa goaltender. What was he doing?Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Brady StonehouseNoteNext sequence, and he gets called for a clear crosschecking in the neutral zone.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Chris BarlasNoteNot a lot to see in this game. Active, not overly effective.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jan MysakNoteMoves well, solid on his skates, above average speed, excellent balance.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jan MysakNotePro-style game.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jan MysakNoteDrives the puck up hard through the left circle, passes back to the top of the slot, post.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jan MysakNoteHas some space, walks in, fires a wrist shot just over the top of bar.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jorian DonovanNoteBig guy who moves well, eager to jump into the rush but he has done a good job getting back.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jorian DonovanNoteLots of shoulder swing in his stride.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Jorian DonovanNoteTakes a bad line trying to close down the puckcarrier, allows him to get inside to the crease, slashes him to prevent a goal.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Patrick ThomasNoteLooks like he has good speed, keeping pace on the backcheck without a ton expended energy.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Patrick ThomasNoteKilling penalties, much more stationary than I'd like to see.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Patrick ThomasNoteLots of churn in his acceleration, getting so little forward movement from so many steps.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Patrick ThomasNotePlays almost entirely upright, okay laterally manueverability with his little cross-over steps, but nothing straight-ahead unless he has a long run.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Ryan WintertonNoteSharp passer, strong release gets the puck away in a hurry.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Ryan WintertonNoteCarrying, muscles through two defenders, then slips a pass left to McTavish to set up a good scoring chance. Vision, good passing.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Ryan WintertonNoteDoes well to retreat and cover defensively on the powerplay, steals a puck, and leads quickly back into the offensive zone.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Ryan WintertonNoteTakes a good feed in the slot, pulls the puck out of his skates, backhand, goal.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Vinzenz RohrerNoteSolid shoulder hit in the corner.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Vinzenz RohrerNoteNorth-south player who looks at his best in front of or at the side of the goal.Brian FogartyHamilton vs Ottawa (OHL)1/26/20222/23/202210255
Calum RitchieNoteLong wrist shot saved, but more of an attempt to get the puck into play at the net than a true scoring attempt.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Calum RitchieNoteWouldn't mind seeing him go a little harder on the backcheck, but he's not lazing back, either.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Calum RitchieNoteAgain, a long, sweeping wrist shot low, again looking more like an set up play than a true attempt to score.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Calum RitchieNoteGood one-touch pass to Tullio in the slot, but Tullio's one-timer hits a skate and goes wide.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Gage HeyesNoteSolid hit that knocked Buckley off of the puck and off of his feet.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Jordyn ErtelNoteCentering the fourth line, like his size and movement.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Jordyn ErtelNoteSolid balance and very good acceleration, particularly out of a turn. Gives him nice closure on loose pucks, and allows him to generate power into a check.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Jordyn ErtelNoteLike his stride and overall skating ability.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Jordyn ErtelSummaryNot getting a ton of ice time, but he looks good when he does. He hits a bit, goes to the net, works hard in the corners. Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteRight-handed defender, uses his edges well to keep balanced and stable while skating backward, pivots are clean and smooth.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNote6'1, 184, and just a couple of months past his sixteenth birthday. He's a 2024 draft-eligible.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteSecond-unit powerplay, scuffed a pass but recovered well and took the puck back from Edmunds.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteSmart one-touch pass into the neutral zone launches an attack.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNotePasses are easy to receive, well weighted and well placed.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteJoins the attack but is not overaggressive.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteKeeps his gaps with a stick well out in front, keeps his positional responsibility and is obviously communicating with his teammates.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteMaybe a bit off his line against the attacker, but he stays composed, stick on puck, breaks up the play at the crease.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteOffensive zone draw left circle and Marrelli is lined up on the left point. He plays there on the powerplay, as well, taking advantage of his right-handed shot.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteGets out on the rush, good chance to see him skate full out. Long, powerful strides. When this kid is 18 he's going to be a beast.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliNoteTurns his hips on the glide to open up for a shot attempt if the puck comes. When it does, he holds to get past a long-reaching stick, and puts a wrist shot short side, saved.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luca MarrelliSummaryMy first close viewing of Marrelli, and I was impressed. Composed, very fluid movement, offensive minded but defensively responsible. How good can this kid become? Very good, I think.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luke TorranceNoteCarries through the neutral zone, but his attack lane was cut off and he turned the puck over as he ran out of room.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luke TorranceNotePlaying at the top of the crease on the second powerplay unit.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luke TorranceNoteSlips through traffic to get to the front of the net.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Luke TorranceNoteGood sweeping stick pokes the puck away and out of the zone.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew BuckleyNoteTakes a hard hit into the boards, but he's back up.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew BuckleyNoteA bit above average speed.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew SotoNoteA little hunched over as he skates, but he's got good mobility.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew SotoNoteFeet stay out wide when he tries to power up ice.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew SotoNoteCan't keep his edge on a hard forechecking turn, and he goes sprawling.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Matthew SotoNoteFootrace with Buckley, a little better, but Buckley had the puck. Neither are burners.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteNice hand-eye to bat a puck down mid-stride and then control it while moving into the offensive zone.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteBattling and shoving at his own crease.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteKilling penalties, centering the second unit, out at the top of the diamond.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteSecond-unit powerplay, playing left point and halfboards.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteShows nice quickness and intensity to attack the puck.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteSpeedy player. So much to like in his game.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteRelentless, gets a steal, turns and shoots low far side, but a good kick save keeps the puck out of the net.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteMoves the puck well, but he needs to work on his shot selection, I think.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiNoteSolid shoulder check.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Paul LudwinskiSummaryMaybe one of the most entertaining players on the ice. He is constantly on the move, all hustle and quickness, and shows a lot of excellent hockey sense. The key lacking part of his game right now is a dangerous shot, but he has the tools to get there.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteJetting up the left wing, his stride and mechanics are so good. Strong, low, powerful.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteGets a puck while under pressure, but easily pulls it around and passes off to the wide open teammate. Processes the play so fast.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteKilling penalties.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteNot a hugely physical player, but he'll bump and lean on players.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteGlides out of the corner with the puck, drawing the defender with him out to the halfboards, then a sharp stop and backhand pass to the dot.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteRips a wrist shot just wide. He gets so much heat on his wrist shot. Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteLooks like a player trying to play across all two hundred feet of the ice instead of flashing to the net all of the time.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteDrives the right dot, then puts a shot pass to the slot that generated an excellent and dangerous chance for his teammate in front.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteSimply crushing on faceoffs.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteRidiculous! Backwards, between-his-legs, no-look, below-the-net bank shot goal. That was insane.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteIt's rare to see him run out of options with the puck. He always seems able to find an open lane, create a space to make a pass. Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteWhen he is below the goal line, supporting the puck, he seems to have any alternative outcome mapped and loaded. He can move the puck almost immediately when it comes to him.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteOne of my favorite aspects of Wright's game is his constant support of the play. Always there, always supporting the puck at both ends of the ice.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteMultiple changes of speed when necessary.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightNoteLoves a backhand pass.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Shane WrightSummaryWhat more is there to say about Shane Wright? If he does not go first overall in the 2022 draft, there will be some incredibly unhappy fans in the near future calling for their GMs head.Brian FogartyKingston vs Oshawa (OHL)1/24/20221/27/202210254
Alex AssadourianNoteSmall, with good skating ability and a lot of energy.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Alex AssadourianNoteHighly active player, but he coasted there while an opponent in the slot needed coverage.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Brett HarrisonNoteMoving up ice expecting the puck to be carried out of the zone, but he wasn't really supporting the play at all. Forechecker stops the progress of the puckcarrier, and Harrison just kept skating despite being maybe ten feet from the puck.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Brett HarrisonNoteMisses on a four-foot pass and puts the puck into his teammate's skates.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Brett HarrisonNoteGets a pass at the right hashmarks and snaps a wrist shot far side and in. Nice shot.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteEasy strides give him very good speed.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteDigs in on his edges to shift a bit to his right and get into a better space in the slot.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteDoes well to tie up Degrazia's stick in the slot.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteGets a partial two-on-one, takes a hard wrist shot on the fly, but the goaltender was able to fight it off. Hard shot that was difficult to handle.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteGood accelerationBrian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNotePatient with the puck when he needs to be in order to draw defenders to him.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteExcellent balance and agility. Smooth on his feet and can absorb contact and retain balance.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNoteChokes way up on his stick so he can take in the pass coming directly to him and immediately move the puck out to his left. Deft hands, smart play.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieNotePlaying the bumper on the top powerplay unit, but the Generals are keeping the puck on the perimeter for the most part. Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Calum RitchieSummaryHas all of the tools and the work rate to be a top-six NHL forward at the least. His skating and balance may not be elite level, but it is certainly very good and likely to get better. He showed great hockey intelligence, a willingness to get to the dirty areas of the ice, and a high scoring drive. He is a top prospect.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
David GoyetteNoteCarries in, pulls up, passes down the blue line, intercepted.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
David GoyetteNoteOn the powerplay rush with Stillman, carries, pulls up at the blue line, waits, then passes to an opponent.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
David GoyetteNoteLeft side of a two-on-one, takes the saucer pass from Stillman and goes short-side wrist shot, goal. Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Evan KonyenNoteExcellent diagonal pass to the far side to find the driving player, who then wasn't able to convert. Too bad.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Evan KonyenNoteNice lead pass to give a clean offensive zone entry.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Evan KonyenNoteHe wants the puck. Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Kocha DelicNoteUses lots of little crossover steps and chopping half-strides as he moves up ice.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Kocha DelicNoteGood neutral zone work to steal a puck and get into the offensive zone. Maybe his best off-the-puck play in the game. The rest of the time he has been wandering a bit and inefficient.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Matthew BuckleyNotePass out to his own blue line too soft and was easily picked off.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Matthew BuckleyNoteSecond-unit powerplay minutes.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Ty TullioNoteHis first step is almost as good as his excellent vision and hockey sense.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Ty TullioNoteSecond time he's taken a hard hit in order to set up offense, and this one earns him a bruised assist.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Ty TullioNoteHits a rut and goes to his knees, maintains puck control, and shovels a backhanded pass to his teammate at the point. Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Ty TullioNoteSteps into a slap shot from the high slot and crushes the post.Brian FogartyOshawa vs Sudbury (OHL)1/9/20221/18/202210253
Danila YurovNoteBig. Absorbs hits well.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Danila YurovNoteFollows Chibrikov in, and when the rebound gets kicked out to the left dot, Yurov is there and one-times it near post and in. Hit the defender's skate, but well-timed and aggressive offensive play.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Danila YurovNoteExtended time when he was matched up against Henry for Switzerland. Yurov was bigger, faster, stronger.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Danila YurovNoteMakes good choices in the offensive zone, safe, short passes to maintain possession and apply continuous pressure on the defenders.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Danila YurovNoteWilling to play right at the crease, cruising the low slot area, digging in and battling at the front of the net.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Danila YurovNoteAccelerates to a loose puck, then backhands across the top of the crease. Should have resulted in a goal. Excellent play from Yurov.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Joel HenryNoteGood speed (1.0 to 1.5) with some agility and quickness on display.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Joel HenryNoteNice read to step up and intercept a lazy pass along the offensive-zone blue line. Can't make much of it, though, as the puck rolls off his stick in the high slot.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Joel HenryNoteHard wrist shot from the left circle goes off the crossbar.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteExcellent size. Looks so big on the ice and uses every bit of his frame to lean on and overpower opponents.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteTurns back under forecheck pressure, cuts and turns, can't match the speed of the forechecker so he uses his body to protect the puck until help arrives.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteLacks straightline speed, but his first couple of steps are very good for the big man and he's agile on his skates.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteAfter the whistle, give Michkov a chop to the back of the knee that the refs missed. Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteSolid hit puts the Russian forward into the bench.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteWhiffs on a one-timer attempt.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Lian BichselNoteGood example of how he uses his size: with the puck going into the defensive zone corner and his teammate about to the be the first player to it, Bichsel looks back over his shoulder, sees the forechecker closing, then alters his line and pace to set up a moving screen and allow his teammate more time to gather the puck and ready a breakout.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteKeeps his feet firm and stable beneath his shoulders on the glide. Balanced and loaded.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteLowers his shoulder, power turn to the net, loses the handle.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteNifty little kick fake to freeze the defender, cuts around, puts a wrist shot on net. Had good speed with the puck through the neutral zone.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteChibrikov wants to attack. Not helping a lot to get the puck out of his zone, but he's ready to launch if it does.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteLiking his quickness.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteHard wrist shot from a sharp angle. Saved, but it was a good choice and created possibilities.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteKilling penalties, using his acceleration to close gaps out to the point.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Nikita ChibrikovNoteNice hands to collect a bouncing puck and get it quickly on net.Brian FogartyRussia vs Switzerland (WJC 2022)11/27/202111/29/202110252
Egor GoriunovNoteTall, nimble, quick. Hyperactive feet.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteCarrying the puck, shields and takes a bump from a forechecker, and then turns the contact into a spin pass up ice to keep the puck moving.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteStationary on defense there.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteCarrying out of his end, sees his lane cut off, so he curls back and resets to his defenseman.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteChooses not to take a clean shot in favor of a tap pass to the slot where his teammate was well covered.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteAnother defensive zone shift where he essentially maintains a spot near the right side hash marks and watches the play around him.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovNoteLinear player. Not a lot of deception in his game. Looks like he'll try to beat you with his length and his determination, but not a lot else. Good hands, good maneuverability though.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Egor GoriunovSummaryAn interesting player, mostly because of his length and agility. Showed good hands at times, and protected the puck well, but there simply wasn’t much creativity to his game. Got knocked off the puck a few times, but showed good balance. His play in the defensive zone was clearly lacking and disappointing. I kept wanting to see him try to drive play, but he never did in this game.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Ethan GauthierNoteDown low near the top of the crease, slams home a nice feed from the low right circle.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Ethan GauthierNoteConstantly in the danger area, not afraid to mix it up at the net or on the boards.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Ethan GauthierNoteTries to guide a wrist shot top corner, but misses high.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Ethan GauthierSummaryAlways around the slot, goes hard to the net and is willing to camp out there. Good hands down low, and could make a living by banging home rebounds and backdoor passes. Would like to see more of his shooting from range before making a determination on his shooting ability. Good skater, nothing exceptional, but again, plays down low so much that his skating isn’t really an issue either way.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauNoteStrong on his edges, gives him power in turns and good balance on faceoffs.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauNotePushes hard laterally to accelerate away from the net and into some open space at the hash marks.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauNoteDoesn't need a lot of effort to keep pace with the transition.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauNoteDrives the right side, wrist shot top left, but the goalie gets just enough of it.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauNoteGood feeder pass to the slot.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Hugo PrimeauSummaryDoesn’t play like a 5’8 Center. Strong on his skates, digs in on his edges to drive strength and balance. Good skater but doesn’t stand out as a speedster. Showed some offensive creative on a couple of plays, but generally did not accomplish much in the game.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoNoteKeeps trying to chop the puck away while in his own zone, but he's a half-second too late each time, and the puck is moved before he can engage.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoNoteKilling penalties, playing on the powerplay, getting all-situation minutes.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoNoteNice backhand, backwards pass cross crease.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoNoteGoes back hard on the back check, but he didn’t have enough left to prevent the three-on-two attack against.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoNoteLike his stride and speed. Very good o the move.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joey VetranoSummaryAll-around type of player who has decent skating ability, a touch of offensive creativity, and is always around the puck. Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteForces a wrist shot at the defender's feet, trying to get the puck through, but no doing.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteCenter point, managing the powerplay.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteHard one-time snap shot, kept it low, but saved.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteMoves the puck well, but sometimes he just passes into an opponent's stick.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteDefinitely glides a lot more than he skates. Has good speed, though. Just moves with a near nonchalance that looks both capable and disinterested, but he's active.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteTurns away from a slash and gains position, walks into space at the high slot, wrist shot saved.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteGood pass through traffic.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteWrist shot looks just like his passes.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteShows slap shot from the center point, but I don't think anyone believed it was coming. It wasn't, and Roy passes off to his left.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteThe half slap one timer from the right dot looks like his most dangerous shotBrian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteTwo on one, he was off the puck and did well to measure his pace and keep himself in a good spot relationally to the puck carrier. Give and go, his pass popped up and his teammate batted it into the net.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoyNoteVirtually no physicality in his game.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Joshua RoySummaryThe high points of his game are his patient vision and passing ability. He'll hold the puck until the good option appears, then move the puck accordingly. Unfortunately, if the option doesn't appear, he tends to force a play and often turned the puck over because of it. Did not show much of a shot other than the one-time snap shot which is a weapon. Lackluster in his own end. He will need to amp up his physical play and be willing to get his jersey dirty as he moves up levels.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Justin LaroseNoteCentering the powerplay.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Justin LaroseNoteCrashes the net, puts a rebound off the post.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Justin LaroseNoteTries to chop a puck away from Joshua Roy, and in doing so gives up position. Roy turns him and goes to the slot for a clean look on goal.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Justin LaroseSummaryPlayed a hard game, constantly engaged, and looked mostly like a player who has been in the league for a while rather than a 16yo rookie. Took on bigger players in the defensive zone and held his own. Interesting player to keep an eye on for development, especially in the offensive zone.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Raphael BlouinNoteKeeps his stick down and active on defense.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Raphael BlouinNoteNice drop step to gain inside position at the opposing crease. Again, has his stick down and ready.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardNotePenalty killing, hops to a loose puck and clears.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardNoteQuick stick, clears the puck again.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardNoteBlocks a slap shot.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardNotePins his man to the boards with some force.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardNoteGood crisp pass to the far blue line.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Zachary LessardSummaryI liked him as a young defenseman who is obviously still adjusting to the pace in the Q. Plays a quick game, with a good jump in acceleration and lateral movement which allows him to be the first player to the loose pucks, and then his quick hands get the puck up and out of his zone in a hurry. Quality passing on the breakout. Positionally good, got pushed around a bit but fought to regain inside position and used his feet to recover when necessary. Had he been born a week or so later he would be a 2023 draft eligible.Brian FogartySherbrooke vs Victoriaville (QMJHL)11/21/202112/14/202110251
Calem MangoneNoteHe lives in the slot.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNoteConverts a puck scramble to a pass for a good chance. Again, from the slot.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNoteExcellent look and the spinning backhand to find the only player on the ice with a clean look at net. Brilliant assist, that.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNoteOutworks and gets under the defender in the board battle, comes away with the puck, and looks like he has only scoring on his mind.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNoteStrong wrist shot from the left point (yeah, he's all over the place now) almost beats the goaltender.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNoteIntercepts just inside his own blue line, generates a clean zone entry the other way.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Calem MangoneNotePuckhandling, then flips a little backhand sauce. Smooth and deceptive passer with excellent vision.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ethan MartinNoteCurls to the slot without the puck, pass comes in, one-touch flick into the net for his first OHL goal.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ethan MartinNoteTall, good frame.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ethan MartinNoteBig strides, quality on his pivots.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ethan MartinNotePut a little too much on that lead pass, and the puck goes down toward the corner.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ethan MartinNoteOpens his hips to receive the pass, then swivels back to attack skating.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNoteTop powerplay unit.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNoteCentering, and playing decent positionally in the defensive zone.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNotePenalty kill time, too.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNoteDrives left to right below the goal line, steps out at the crease, hits the crossbar.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNoteSneaky wrist shot low. Goalie's pad stops it, but that jumped off of Sapovaliv's stick.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNoteSuper cutback with the puck. Left a spray of snow and the defender behind.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Matyas SapovalivNotePlayed a crap-ton of all-situations hockey in this game. Played 25+ minutes, for sure.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Nicholas De AngelisNoteLoose puck in the slot in the defensive zone, tries to pull it in and go up ice, but a Saginaw player pokes it first, and De Angelis is horribly out of position. No damage, but that could have been costly.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Nicholas De AngelisNoteTakes a great angle through his zone to cut off the attacking lane of the far side winger. Well played. Did that without sacrificing his weakside coverage.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteTall, long legs, but good on his edges, tight turn radius with the puck.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteHits the ice on a line change, leads the rush up the middle.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteMakes good first passes out of his zone.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteSmooth and composed with the puck.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteMechanics look top notch. Very good speed that will continue to improve.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteGood penalty-killing stick lift to secure the puck and clear down the ice.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteStrands his man up in the neutral zone. Maybe a touch late, and a touch high, but that was hard.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNotePositioned well in his zone, intercepts, passes off, joins the rush. Takes a pass at the offensive blue line, splits two Windsor players with speed, slides the puck around the defender and picks it up again right at the top of the crease. Forehand, backhand, net. Beauty of a goal. Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Pavel MintyukovNoteEnds the game by blocking a shot to kill the 6-on-4 advantage in a one-goal game.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ryan AbrahamNoteTries to scoop a loose puck but overskates and leaves it available in his own zone.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ryan AbrahamNoteWeak on the puck, and the Saginaw forward takes it away from him and goes up ice.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ryan AbrahamNoteNice hard turn on his edges. Better on his edges that straight ahead.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ryan AbrahamNoteTends toward short, choppy strides, but he's mobile and very active. He looked sluggish at the beginning of the game, but he's picked up his effort late in the game.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Ryan AbrahamNoteJust found some speed, clean zone entry, then fed a hard pass to the far circle, goal.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Sebastian GervaisNoteSearching for a place in the defensive zone, moving well but looking a bit confused.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Sebastian GervaisNoteWins the ozone draw back to Mintyukov then goes to the net, but no rebound.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Wylie BirkettNoteSlow through the neutral zone. Nice curls on his edges, though.Brian FogartySaginaw vs Windsor (OHL)11/26/202111/27/202110250
Anthony WilsonNoteShows good speed as he backchecks on the speedy Stankoven.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Anthony WilsonNoteWorks hard at both ends.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNotePuck just out of reach as he tries to steal a pass, then he's off balance and out of position.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNoteSweeping one-timer snap shot, on net, difficult for the goaltender because of the lengthy release point.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNoteSpeed without the puck, slices through and takes a pass for a clean look, but the puck rolls off his stick. He exploded through the neutral zone to start that chance.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNoteHe's long, but he's not using his reach to protect the puck.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNoteHe mostly skates at a leisurely pace, but then he shows the crazy acceleration and he's gone.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Brayden SchuurmanNoteLoose puck, gets it, instant shot just wide. He converts pucks into shots extremely fast. Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteLong-legged strides.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteLeans deep into his edges on turns.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteBackhand attempt on the rebound, from the slot, sort of lackluster attempt.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteBumper on the powerplay.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteDoes a good job to cover the left point as the defender pinches in, but then gets forced to play defense as the puck gets cleared, and he did not look comfortable in that role, at all.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Caedan BankierNoteGoes hard to the net, drops his shoulder, draws the overtime tripping penalty.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Carter BriltzNoteBelow average speed up ice. Just not much power at all.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Dylan SydorNoteForechecking, takes a turnover and directs it on net. Good footwork to create the opportunity.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Dylan SydorNoteEasy speed, moves around the ice with grace.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Fraser MintenNoteHas the space to turn away and keep possession, but tries to go through the forechecker instead.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Fraser MintenNoteTries a far post backhand shot, when he'd have been better to pass left instead of that low-probability shot.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteWrist shot, low glove, saved easily. Shot was from near the top of the circle. He's going to need to throw some fire on that if he wants to beat the nettie from there.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteSpinning pass out to the center point of the powerplay. Makes the pass, but it took a long time and the penalty killer gets out to pressure center point, takeaway. Sort of clumsily played by Pillar.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteDoes well on the backcheck to take a good defensive position, take away the passing lane, and blocking the pass when the winger tries it anyway.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteCarries to the blue line, self-pass off the boards, wheels behind the net, ends up surrounded by three penalty killers and he's forced to dish back out to center ice.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteTries a hip check, misses.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Josh PillarNoteNice shoulder check into the puck carrier. Doesn't knock him off the puck, but certainly takes him off the line of attack.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Logan StankovenNoteBest player in the game. Not watching him, but he keeps making play after play.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Marcus AlmquistNoteSkating is superb.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Mats LindgrenNoteNice head fake to buy a step, and a step is about all he needs.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Mats LindgrenNotePlays the center point on the top powerplay squad.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteSlides into the zone with the puck, drives around the defender on the left side, then backhands a nice little pass to the top of the crease.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteQuick off the jump, accelerates to the loose puck, strong on his edges.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteTakes a big hit on the end boards in order to make the pass to the crease. Great chance, gutsy play.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteSeminoff can skate.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteHard, sharp-angled shot, saved.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteExcellent sauce over the defender's stick and onto the tape in the slot.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteAgility is excellent.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteCarries down the rightwing boards, the defender goes belly down, and Seminoff waits, pulls back around him, then fires a dandy cross-crease pass.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteRings the post from the high slot.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Matthew SeminoffNoteRelentless effort.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Reece NewkirkNoteSize, not a lot of speed.Brian FogartyKamloops vs Victoria (WHL)11/6/202111/26/202110249
Ben BujoldNoteCalling out coverage directions to his wingers.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ben BujoldNoteGood acceleration.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ben BujoldNoteAt the net front, good balance fighting for position.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ben BujoldNoteHis straight line speed is absolutely correctible.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ben BujoldNoteAlso killing penalties.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ben BujoldNoteRips a cross-ice pass, but it was too hard for the right wing to handle, and it bounced off his blade and into the corner.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Charlie PaquetteNoteShoulder shove against the puck carrier, just finishing a bit as the pass was made.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Charlie PaquetteNoteIn his own end, turns to go after a puck, and he took three steps before he was going anywhere. The opposing defender at the point easily wins the race to the puck. Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Charlie PaquetteNoteFollowing the play a lot more than driving it, at both ends of the ice.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Colton SmithNoteBig guy, not the fastest skater though, for sure.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Colton SmithNoteWrist shot jumped off his stick.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Colton SmithNoteConverts a Gazizov pass top shelf before the goalie knew it was coming.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Colton SmithNoteYeah, he lacks footspeed. Strong on his skates, but not much speed or maneuverability.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteSkating looks suspect. Lots of shoulder swing side to side, below average speed, at least on that opening shift.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteHis turns and stops are good, just that his straightline skating needs help. Achievable though, I think.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteGood crossover steps, agile.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNotePlaying low right side on the powerplay, working well with Pastujov at the right halfboards.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteQuick release on his wrist shot. Hits the crossbar.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteHe's doing a great job in the faceoff circle in this game.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Danny ZhilkenNoteOvertime, on the forecheck, the London defender tries to pull the puck back but loses control, and Zhilken snags it at the top of the circle, drives, forehand, backhand, winner.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Easton CowanNoteChokes up to take a pass that was close in his feet, collects, and keeps the play alive.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Easton CowanNoteBouncing puck, he taps it down, makes a quick pass. The kid has good hands, no doubt.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Easton CowanNoteRelentless forecheck, tracking two Guelph players back and forth on the end boards. Showing great ability to stop and start.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Easton CowanNoteHe's feisty as hell.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Jake KarabelaNoteGood handsBrian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Jake KarabelaNoteAggressive penalty killing forecheck, creates a turnover and gets an excellent look on goal, matched by an excellent save. Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Jake KarabelaNoteNice job to lift the puck and put it through the crease to Pastujov for the powerplay goal.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Jake KarabelaNoteChanges direction so well with the puck.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Jake KarabelaNoteHyper attentive, which combined with his feet, means that he covers little changes in play quickly.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Landon SimNoteBattling low behind the net.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Landon SimNotePenalty killing.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Landon SimNoteTies up a stick, allows his teammate to clear on the penalty kill.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Matthew PoitrasNoteZipping pass hits Zhilken at the far blue line. Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Matthew PoitrasNoteSkating is hunched over.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Matthew PoitrasNoteChops at Max McCue's stick and lets him slide past, leaving him all alone in front of the net. McCue gets a pass and scores with Poitras a good meter behind him. That was shoddy defensive play.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Matthew PoitrasNoteTries a long pass back towards center point, but intercepted. Up a goal, eight minutes left, I'd rather see him playing that towards the corner than out towards the point, into traffic.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteTries a pass to the crease, but scuffs it.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteHard, low one-time snap shot. Bottom hand low on his stick, generated good power there.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteWorking right point on the powerplay, draws a defender to him, passes off to the center point.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteGathers a loose puck, sets up behind the net, waits, waits, turns, turns, finds Colton Smith at the post, goal. Watching back, Gazizov spotted Smith before he made that last turn, and in fact used that move to set up the pass. Excellent awareness.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteHard hit plants Pastujov at the red line.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteGoing hard and looks a tick above average.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteHands are really active on his stick.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteLooks tough to play against. Always going at the puck, chopping, whacking, moving his feet. Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteChips the puck high into the zone, then he's the first one to it.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Ruslan GazizovNoteBehind the back pass to Stranges at the dot, bang! Tying goal with four minutes left.Brian FogartyGuelph vs London (OHL)11/9/202111/21/202110248
Aidan CastleNoteHas had a few chances to finish checks, but pulls up short each time.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Aidan CastleNoteRight side on the top powerplay unit.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Aidan CastleNotePasses from the circle out to Fimis in the high slot. Not perfect, but it was a good look.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Anthony TabakNoteBackchecking, uses his size to seal off the puck carrier, then lifts and steals and passes back to start an attack.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Anthony TabakNoteHe's a got a hard wrist shot, gets all that mass behind it.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Anthony TabakNoteBig diesel engine skater, with crafty hands.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Anthony TabakNoteLooks like a player poised to have the kind of monster overager OHL breakout season that gets him signed by a NHL team.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Anthony TabakNoteUses his size to take up space, but he's not physically imposing. He's not throwing his body around.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNotePins his man to the boards, and there was no escaping.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteOver-extends on an arm-check attempt, but his feet allow him to stick with Ethan Sims and restrict his chances, forces a difficult shot, wide.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteSkates around forecheckers, protecting the puck, enters the neutral zone and then hands off to Porco. Akey then follows to the slot.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteNice subtle lean back to take away a skating lane and buy a step for this teammate to gain puck possession.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteJumps up to keep a rolling puck in at the blue line.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteThrows a shot to the front but it goes wide.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteJoins the rush, but not at the cost of defense. He doesn’t cheat up ice, but his speed gets him to the zone at the right time anyway.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Beau AkeyNoteSpinning backhand pass off the boards and right on target.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Dylan RoobroeckNoteWow. He's huge.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Hunter HaightNoteWrist shot gets power even though his hands look still.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Hunter HaightNoteToe drag, shifts angle a bit more toward the slot, puts it off the goalie's shoulder, top right side: goal.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Hunter HaightNoteGrabs a loose puck, identifies the lane, and takes it hard to the net, backhand at the crease: saved.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Isaac EnrightNotePoor positioning allows a breakaway, then he can't keep up with Porco, who gets in clean: goal.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Isaac EnrightNoteGood edgework skater, likes to go heel-to-heel.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteGood forecheck hit on the end boards, comes away with the puck, too.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteBuys the Howard fake, and is left flailing as the puck goes up ice against.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteDoesn't have quite the footspeed as Haight, but above average, I'd say.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteNice pass, pulled the puck to his left and then passed it behind the back of the defender trying to stand him up.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteTries to puckhandle around Enright, but that wasn't going to happen at all.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Jacob FrascaNoteGrinder with skill.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Juan CopelandNotePerfectly weighted backhand pass up the boards to start a breakout.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Juan CopelandNoteFirst push gets him good two-step quickness.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Juan CopelandNoteQuick.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Juan CopelandNoteCross-ice pass leads his man by way too far.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Oskar OlaussonNoteSniper.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteEasily matches speed with Brandt Clarke.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteHard turn with a tight radius looked like it surprised the defender.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteGets nice and low, deep knee bend when he goes hard straight line.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteSoft pass creates a clean zone entry with speed.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteGets a wrist shot away off a pivot, hits the crest.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteReaches a lot with his stick, and a few times has been burned by the puck carrier evading the reach and curling around him.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteTakes the pass from Castle, a bit into his feet, but he gets great hip pivot, drives a one-time slapper from the high slot. Rocket.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Pano FimisNoteI like his choices with the puck.Brian FogartyBarrie vs Niagara (OHL)11/12/202111/18/202110247
Bryce McConnell-BarkerNoteFist shift, his feet never stopped moving.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Bryce McConnell-BarkerNoteSweet little spin pass to keep the rush going.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Bryce McConnell-BarkerNoteSecond-unit powerplay, he's scanning the ice constantly. I like his awareness and work rate.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Bryce McConnell-BarkerNoteLoving his pace and non-stop energy.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Bryce McConnell-BarkerSummaryOn a typically fast and skilled Greyhounds team, McConnell-Barker playing on the second line, was consistently involved in the play when he was on the ice. He has very good acceleration and pushes pace whenever possible, either on the forecheck or in off-the-puck transition through the neutral zone. He drew attention on every shift, and offensively showed good ice awareness and passing ability, A play-driving, 6'1 Center with speed and work rate is a commodity that NHL teams look for. Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Dalyn WakelyNoteGreat pass out of the offensive zone left corner to the top of the circle. Cleared the sticks of heavy traffic, set up a shot.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Ethan MontroyNoteReverse check with his shoulder, but he left the puck sitting there.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Justin CloutierNoteCrunching hit against the Battalion forward who had pulled up at the red line.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Justin CloutierNoteQuick, physical, high-energy player.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Justin CloutierNoteHustles, but could improve on his line efficiency and positioning that would allow less effort and better results. Then he could focus that hustle more.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Kirill KudryavtsevNoteLooks like he's working really hard to achieve fairly normal acceleration,Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Kirill KudryavtsevNoteGoes to his knees to try to block off a lane from the North Bay forward attacking along the goal line. Not sure why he chose that method, but okay.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Kirill KudryavtsevNoteGood gap control against the oncoming foe, holds his position, then closes and pokes the puck away without sacrificing positioning.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteGood backchecking angle to gain position on the puck carrier and force him to turn the puck back toward the blue line and its turned over. Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteNot the hardest pass, but the vision was outstanding.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteLooks like he's having a hard time identifying his defensive responsibility on his shift.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNotePuckwatching in his own end, gets caught in no man's land and the guy he should have been covering takes a pass from behind the net and buries it. He was by the dot but Arnsby was still at the goal line.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteBattalion has possession in the offensive zone, and he goes off for a change, slow and looking disinterested in getting back to the bench.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteWearing a "C" but I haven't seen much in this game that shows me he leads by example. At least not in the defensive zone or through his body language.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteCommentary announcer just said "Arnsby had been very quiet tonight," so maybe just a bad game for him?Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault Ste Marie (OHL)10/22/202111/11/202110246
Liam ArnsbyNoteSpinning backhand pass to his left, not spectacular but good. Follows the shooters attempt to the crease and bangs home rebound.Brian FogartyNorth Bay vs Sault