Prospect Ramblings: Risers & Fallers On The Road To The Memorial Cup

Brayden Olafson

2019-04-27

 

Good day, Dobberites! I’m taking over the DobberProspects Ramblings for my first proverbial kick at the can today, and I’m glad to have you here.

 

The CHL playoffs are a super interesting time of year, but quite honestly, there are almost too many things going on at once in a league so immense. It’s tough to keep track of how teams outside of your locale might be doing, no less, how the individual players are performing. That being said, each game will continue to be evaluated by scouts, perhaps at an even higher level of scrutinization, making it a sensitive time for prospects value to rise and fall as we lead up to the June draft. I just wrapped up a sub-series of The Journey over on the main site where I reviewed the culmination of several NHL prospect leagues, with the three CHL leagues being a primary focus. Today, however, I’d like to give some insight as to what we and scouts are seeing as each of the three leagues race for the Memorial Cup in Halifax this May.

 

But first, some CHL house cleaning!

 

  • Evan Bouchard was named the OHL’s defenseman of the year for the 2018-19 season. The 19-year-old Oilers prospect had a league-high 1.18 points per game among OHL defensemen. He’s got a pretty good chance to start the fall in an Oilers uniform.

 

The OHL playoffs feature the hottest team in Canada, in the Ottawa 67’s and their roster isn’t short on NHL fantasy relevant prospects.

 

  • Jason Robertson’s Niagara Ice Dogs were eliminated in six games by the Oshawa Generals. The Dallas prospect finished his OHL playoff averaging almost six shots per game over the short-lived playoff run. Despite his early e