DPR Episode 89: Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects with Mike Dawson Head North American Amateur Scout

Peter Harling


Mike Dawson, Head North American Amateur Scout for the Carolina Hurricanes joins the podcast. Mike shares his thoughts on several of Carolinas top prospects, what they like about each player and what the short term future and path to the NHL looks like

Players discussed include:

Jake Bean (1:45)

Ryan Suzuki (5:37)

Jamieson Rees (10:02)

Joey Keane (13:56)

David Cotton (17:44)

Tuukka Tieksola (21:27)

Pyotr Kochetkov (23:20)

Mike also shares his thoughts on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected hockey from scouting to the loss of the Scouting Combine, playoffs, U-18, and Memorial Cup.

Peter asks Mike for some scouting tips for all you aspiring and “Hobey scouts”. Questions such as:

How to interview players?

How to spot hockey smarts?

How important is body language?

What to look for when watching a player when they do not have puck possesion?

Live views vs video views

and more.

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Thanks for listening!