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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Get to Know Camron VanSickle

Posted on May 5, 2020

Brian Murphy; VP and Director of US Scouting on Camron VanSickle: There very few players who seem to become more relaxed and more focused near the net. You almost see a smile one their faces. Rutger McGroarty would be one. Camron CanSickle is another. He is cool, cold blooded, poised; a goalie assassin. I don’t…

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Saxen Robertson

Posted on April 18, 2020

2004 Saxen Robertson from the Pitt Penguins Elite went undrafted in the OHL. I understand that he may not be at the top of team’s lists but he is a player that would be a perfect fit from a development standpoint. Teams would be lucky to have Saxen for a few years. Brian Murphy. Director…

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Andrew Centrella

Posted on April 17, 2020

Andrew Centrella of the Valley Forge Minuteman is our 81st ranked 2004. he played up on the U16 team and is a player we feel OHL teams missed him in last month’s draft. The USHL did not miss him, specifically the Omaha Lancers who grabbed him at #101 in the Future’s Draft. A bit low…

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Landon MacDonald

Posted on April 13, 2020

Michigan High School standout Landon MacDonald was taken by the the Mississauga Steelheads in the 10th round of the OHL Draft. There are a few things that make Landon interesting pick and player. First, he was one of only two players taken out of a US High School. The other was Adam Fantilli who is…

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Bryce McConnell-Barker and Isaiah George

Posted on April 11, 2020

Get to know the 4th and 68th overall picks in the OHL Draft and why our Director of Ontario Scouting and NHL NZ Contributor, Paul O’Hagan really likes both selections. 4th Overall, Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsBryce McConnell-Barker (4.75 Star Amateur Rating, 2022 NHL Grade – NA) CenterPaul O’Hagan’s comments, April 2020: a value pick at…

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Joe Muldowney

Posted on April 10, 2020

Joe Muldowney taken 110th Overall by the Owen Sound Attack Joe Muldowney (4.25 Star Amateur Rating, 2020 NHL Grade – NA) ForwardHere is what our Head of Ontario Scouting Paul O’Hagan thinks of Muldowney at #110: Joe is a highly skilled forward with great hand eye coordination and a smooth efficient skating stride in space….

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Brady Stonehouse

Posted on April 9, 2020

Brady Stonehouse (4.5 Star Amateur Rating, 2020 NHL Grade – NA) Forward-26th Overall, Ottawa 67s Director of Scouting in Ontario, Paul O’Hagan:  One of the best skaters in the age group and absolute powerhouse net drive at the Minor Midget level. He has great pace through the neutral zone and plays with enough sandpaper to…

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Evan Konyen

Posted on April 9, 2020

Evan Konyen taken in the fourth round by the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL Draft. Brian Murphy’s take: Sometimes players jump off the ice and specific skills are evident. Their size, wiggle or speed are obvious right away. However, the best players often take a bit longer to evaluate. Once I figured out Evan’s game…

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Gavin Brindley

Posted on April 7, 2020

I thought he was a given for the NTDP, but he may be a player who is better off in the long run by not being on that roster. He’s competitive as hell and I hope he’s using the snub as gas.

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