Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I will provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world. For the last few years, I have privately assembled my own draft rankings. They are an amalgamation of a ton of footage, scouting reports, data tracking projects, [...]
Prospect Ramblings: Dmitri Simashev – a Tier Above the Rest If there’s one player who’s risen more than any other for me in this draft class, it’s Dmitri Simashev. From not even being ranked in October (granted, neither was Jayden Perron, so I’ve come a long way), to becoming a player on the edge [...]
Canada - 2015 World Junior Champions (Terry Wilson/OHL Images) The World Junior are the most wonderful time of year. The Holiday tradition of the best junior tournament in the word has a special kind of magic. Each year the tournament has breakout players that use the tournament to propel their careers towards stardom. [...]
Welcome to my first edition of the OHL news and updates for the 2022-23 season for DobberProspects. Each month I will be bringing you updates on fantasy relevant prospects both drafted and draft eligible, league news and some notes and observations I have from the live viewings I go to. So, without further hoopla [...]
Connor Bedard capped off his first full season in the WHL on Sunday by becoming the youngest player in league history to hit the 50-goal mark. And he did it in typical Connor Bedard fashion: https://twitter.com/TheWHL/status/1515849663617724416?s=20&t=X5EITwj6gavIxRNAMzrZrA The 16-year-old also picked up an empty-net goal and three helpers in a 7-4 win over Moose Jaw. [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nStvuy0VqM4 Host Kyle Watson talks to The Athletic's Scott Wheeler about the 2023 NHL Draft. Prospects discussed include Matvei Michkov, Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Zach Benson, Riley Heidt, Brandon Yager, Quentin Musty, and Calum Ritchie. Video Courtesy: Chicago Steel and Ontario Hockey League.
Graphic Courtesy of Andrew Armstrong Matvei Michkov had a season full of broken records, highlight-reel plays, and player comparisons to some of the best NHL forwards we’ve ever seen. While I hate comparing Player A to Player B, it isn’t outrageous to start thinking that Michkov is deserving of that ‘franchise’ tag. In [...]