@RossyYoungblood’s Final 2014 NHL Draft Ranking

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

 

At this point in the season, I am beyond profiled out after writing endless scouting reports on this year’s 2014 NHL Draft class. To learn more about the players listed below, I highly recommend purchasing two draft guides that I contributed to over at McKeen’s Hockey and Dobber Hockey. Furthermore, I have been churning out as many profiles for this draft over at DobberProspects as I can so go ahead and venture over to that website to satisfy your draft fixes. Lastly, be sure to follow my new prospect feature series titled Youngblood at McKeen’s Hockey. I am excited about this particular opportunity.

 

Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

I wanted to take the time to thank all of my followers here at The Scouting Bureauand on Twitter. It’s my pleasure to provide updates and analysis of hockey prospects and without my following, it wouldn’t be as rewarding. Thank you.

 

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147 CHL Players in Final 2014 NHL Central Scouting Draft Rankings

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CHL Media Release

Tuesday April 8, 2014

 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 147 CHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft which takes place June 27-28 in Philadelphia. 

 

25 of the top 30 ranked North American prospects are from the CHL including the first 11 skaters led by forward Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs.  Defenceman Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts is listed second overall, followed by Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice at third, Leon Draisaitl of the Prince Albert Raiders is listed fourth, and Michael Dal Colle of the Oshawa Generals rounds out the top five. 

 

The 147 CHL players includes 130 skaters of the 210 ranked by NHL Central Scouting in North America while 17 of the 30 goaltenders ranked are also from the CHL.  In total, over 61% of all players ranked by NHL Central Scouting are currently competing in the CHL.

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Report Cards: 2014 OHL Draft

April 7, 2014 3 comments

 

Brandon Saigeon (Belleville, 4th overall), Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia, 1st overall), Adam Mascherin (Kitchener, 2nd overall) and Travis Barron (Ottawa, 3rd pverall) [Terry Wilson/OHL Images]

Brandon Saigeon (Belleville, 4th overall), Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia, 1st overall), Adam Mascherin (Kitchener, 2nd overall) and Travis Barron (Ottawa, 3rd pverall) [Terry Wilson/OHL Images]

First and foremost, congratulations to the 300 players selected in the 2014 OHL Draft. Years of hard work and dedication from these recent OHL draftees and their parents have now been realized. To the players who were hoping to become drafted, it’s important to realize that your journey is far from over. Strive to be a better player and keep the pursuit alive if it’s truly a dream. Too many great players have been bypassed in the draft only to become star players in this league. Getting drafted is an honour but it’s important for, drafted and undrafted, players to continue to put the hard work in as they strive to reach that next level. Hockey development isn’t linear.

 

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22 CHL Players Invited to Under-18 Training Camp

Media Release

 

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Saturday the 22 players who have been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team training camp, April 5-8 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.

 

The roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen and 13 forwards.

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Jakob Chychrun Selected 1st Overall by the Sarnia Sting

Jakob Chychrun (TSN)

Jakob Chychrun (TSN)

 

For Immediate Release

Friday April 4, 2014

 

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club today announced that 16-year-old defenceman Jakob Chychrun of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens will be the first overall pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, presented by State Farm.

 

The announcement was made at a news conference held this morning at the RBC Centre’s – Hive Bar & Grill where Chychrun was introduced to local media and fans.

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Youngblood Draft Special: 2014 OHL Draft

March 28, 2014 6 comments

 

Youngblood – 2014 OHL Draft Guide

 

For several Ontario Hockey League clubs, the season has came to a close but for other teams, they are focused on extending their season in hopes of winning the OHL Championship, earning a ticket to the illustrious CHL Memorial Cup. Regardless of whether teams are knocked out of contention or continuing on in their season’s journey, all twenty OHL front-offices are focused on April 5th – the day that marks the 2014 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

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Youngblood: OHL Playoff Preview Edition

March 20, 2014 Leave a comment
Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Welcome back prospect junkies and OHL fans. With hours until the puck drops on the 2014 OHL Playoffs, The Scouting Bureau is pleased to present its March Playoff Preview Edition of Youngblood. Inside the latest edition, you will find loads of information relevant to the Ontario Hockey League and it’s players.

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