NZ CHL Commitment Tracker (1/17)

Each week, in one easy-to-find place, Neutral Zone will wrap up the week’s CHL commitments in a neat and tidy chart, complete with star ratings and links to player profiles, where subscribers can get access to all of our scouting reports on these players, as well as player rankings and more.

Click on each player’s name to be directed to their player profile.

How Star Ratings are Formalized

Weight of Star Rating

20% Historical Performance – how the player has performed 3 months prior and previous seasons

60% Current Performance – how has this player played the last 3 months

20% Projection – Translatable skills to be ready to play at the next level

Projection Based Star Rating

5 -Star – First Round NHL Draft Pick / Elite NCAA/CHL prospect

4.5- Star – Full Scholarship D1/ 1st Rnd CHL who makes an immediate impact at NCAA/CHL level 

4.0- Star – Scholarship D1/ 2-3 Rnd CHL Draft player who will play as a freshman/rookie

3.5 Star – Solid D1/Mid Round CHL Draft player who will contribute but may take some time

3.0 Star – High-End D3 prospect or Low Round CHL Pick who could develop but is missing areas in his game

WHL Signings

★★★¾logo’06DHudson BjornsonPhoenix Jr. CoyotesT1EHL15033
★★★¾logo’06FCayden LindstromDelta Hockey Acad.CSSHL19172441
★★★½logo’05FTyson YaremkoSaskatoon BlazersSMAAAHL28201232
★★★★¼logo’06DTarin SmithSaskatoon BlazersSMAAAHL2942226
★★★½logo’06FOscar LovsinEdge SchoolCSSHL1110515
★★★¾logo’05FHayden WheddonInterlake LightningMU18HL29191938
★★★¾logo’05GBrady SmithYale Hockey Acad.CSSHL132.51.911

OHL Signings

★★★¼logo’04FIlia ChmelevskiWelland Jr. CanadiansOJHL3101
★★★½logo’04FQuinn BinnieElmira Sugar KingsGOJHL24437
★★★¾logo’04GBen PiroskiLeamington FlyersGOJHL92.34.936
★★★¾logo’05FBen PickellPickering PanthersOJHL3291120

QMJHL Signings

★★★¾’04DTy HigginsStratford WarriorsGOJHL27101828
★★★¾’02FEvan BoucherBrockville BravesCCHL27221840
NR’05DAlexis JacquesPenguins EliteNEPACK10123