Quick Hit – Eduard Gabdrakhmanov

Posted on October 15, 2020

He plays with pace, has the awareness to work both ends of the ice with purpose and has the vision to make plays on the…

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U18 – South Shore Kings Split Season Defencemen

Posted on September 24, 2020

Neutral Zone scouts have seen the South Shore Kings U18 split season team play five times so far this Fall. The defensive core is made up of 2003 birth year players who are gearing up for their prep season and Neutral Zone knows these players well. Here we note how the players have continued their…

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U16 – Cape Cod Whalers at Seacoast Spartans (8/30/20)

Posted on August 31, 2020

Neutral Zone had one scout in attendance. Entering the second half the Whalers were down by the score of 5-2, but mounted a furious come back to eventually earn a 5-5 tie. Here are the U16 Whalers who we felt played a complete game from beginning to end. There were no rosters available. Grayson Badger (F,…

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Top 100 Uncommitted Prospects: 1999s, 2000s, and 2001s

Posted on July 19, 2020

Neutral Zone has released its National Rankings for the Top 300 1999s, the Top 500 2000s, and the Top 400 2001s based on this past season of play (2019-2020). Also included in each report are 450-900 additional players — either listed in alphabetical order or ranked based on their respective . . . The content…

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NCDC Futures Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

NCDC Futures Draft The NCDC held its annual draft on June 10, 2020. The league has a regular draft of older players and then a Futures Draft of mostly 2004 players with a few 2005s. We do not know the rules and the draft itself is done behind closed doors. The results are delayed for…

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NHL Draft Chaos

Posted on May 30, 2020

2020 NHL Draft information The Draft itself will take place after the Stanley Cup has been won. There are seven teams who have already been eliminated from the playoffs (Ottawa, Detroit, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, New Jersey and Buffalo) and each is in contention for the #1 overall selection. All 15 non-playoff teams (including…

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2020 International Silver Stick: Top 130 from American Teams

Posted on May 24, 2020

2020 International Silver Stick Neutral Zone was in Port Huron, Michigan for the 58th annual Silver Stick Final in January. We posted a report on the top 2005 Ontario prospects we have seen. We used this event to gather a lot of that information. This report identifies the American prospects that stood out here on…

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Colby Saganiuk goes the Otter Direction

Posted on May 21, 2020

Brian Murphy; Head of US Scouting’s Take: When Colby Saganiuk was taken at #37 in the 2019 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters, it turned some heads as he was on track to play for the U17 NTDP. Seemed high for a player that seemed to say all the right things as far as his…

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Boston Imperials Sign a Pair to 18U Roster

Posted on May 19, 2020

The Boston Imperials Hockey Academy 18U at Matignon High School signed a pair of players on Tuesday. The Imperials signed 2003-born defenseman Andre Ducharme, who spent last season with the Northern Cyclones 16U team. “Ducharme does it all for the Cyclones organization,” said Neutral Zone scouts. “Despite being assigned to play D at the 14U…

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USHL Draft Recap

Posted on May 8, 2020

Neutral Zone scouts have put together a USHL Draft recap breaking down a total of 110 picks from each team in both Phase I and Phase II. We provided background and scouting information on each team’s top selection in each draft as well as a good value pick and a sleeper pick. In most cases there were several players to choose from but we tried to spread it out among regions so each territory was represented.

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