2018 Draft Profiles

Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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Slava Demin 2017-18 Team: Wenatchee Wild (#17)Date of Birth: April 4, 2000Place of Birth: Cypress, CaliforniaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 187 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The National Hockey League’s annual entry draft is, in a lot of ways, a bit of a crap-shoot. One of the byproducts of the risk-averse nature of
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Jacob Bernard-Docker 2017-18 Team: Okotoks Oilers (#24)Date of Birth: June 30, 2000Place of Birth: Canmore, AlbertaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 172 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings It seems like in every edition of the National Hockey League’s entry draft there’s a handful of standouts from Canada’s junior A circuits who earn a lot
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Brady Tkachuk 2016-17 Team: Boston University (#27)Date of Birth: September 16, 1999Place of Birth: St. Louis, MissouriHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbs.Position: C/LWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 2nd (among NA Skaters) Future Considerations: 3rd McKeen’s Hockey: 5th Hockeyprospect.com: 5th ISS Hockey: 4th Bob McKenzie: 4th Craig Button: 2nd Jeff Marek: 4th
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Luka Burzan 2017-18 Team: Brandon Wheat Kings (#27)Date of Birth: January 7, 2000Place of Birth: Surrey, British ColumbiaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 180 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: Left WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Opportunity is a double-edged sword in the hockey world. There’s often a big trade-off between being a good player heavily relied upon on a
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Alexander Alexeyev 2017-18 Team: Red Deer Rebels (#4)Date of Birth: November 15, 1999Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, RussiaHt: 6’3″ Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings For some reason, European defensemen have developed the reputation for excelling at the finesse game but shying away from the physicality that has punctuated the
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Quinn Hughes 2017-18 Team: University of Michigan (#43)Date of Birth: October 14, 1999Place of Birth: Orlando, FLHt: 5’10” Wt: 174 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Fast risers always get attention in the hockey world. Perhaps one of the fastest risers in the last several years is Michigan standout defenseman Quinn Hughes.
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Alexander Khovanov 2017-18 Team: Moncton Wildcats (#31)Date of Birth: April 12, 2000Place of Birth: Saratov, RussiaHt: 5’11” Wt: 191 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CentreNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Alexander Khovanov has been a highly-touted prospect for a number of years and was seen by many as a first-round talent prior to the 2017-18 season. Selected
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