Prospect Ramblings: Breaking Down Ty Smith, Evan Bouchard & Noah Dobson

Cam Robinson



As we inch closer to the NHL draft and CHL players begin falling to the wayside as their teams are eliminated from playoff action, it’s time to truly start locking players into their draft slots.


This week, I’ll dig into three CHL draft-eligible defenders who seem to be consistently ranked in and around one another: Ty Smith, Noah Dobson and Evan Bouchard.


The three fall into picks 7, 9 and 10 on my most recent Rankings released a couple weeks back.


Earlier this year I did a similar exercise with Quinn Hughes and Adam Boqvist and while it didn’t necessarily result in a clear winner it did help ascertain where individual strengths lie.


Before we get started, here is a look at some tangible numbers from these three elite junior scoring defenders:




 Noah Dobson

 Evan Bouchard

Ty Smith