Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #25 Michael Spacek

Rhys Jessop
June 19 2015 05:30PM

Though it may have gone through a fallow period for past little while, Czech hockey appears to have made a serious resurgence of late, producing a number of top-end prospects. We've already profiled three in this series in Jakub Zboril, Pavel Zacha, and Filip Chlapik, and today we'll highlight our highest-rated Czech player in Michael Spacek.

Join us on the other side of the jump as we look at a very good and under-the-radar prospect for this upcoming draft.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #26 Joel Eriksson Ek

Josh W
June 19 2015 03:32PM

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Back again on the other side of Atlantic, we are taking a look at the young centre Joel Eriksson Ek who has played a large amount of times in leagues senior to his age and has succeeded.  He appears he will likely be selected in the late first round, with potential to slip into the second but his talent level appears to suggest a top-6 centre.  For a later pick, Eriksson Ek is someone you should not pass on.

Continue past the jump for our qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #27 Filip Chlapik

Garret Hohl
June 19 2015 01:00PM

The last few drafts have not been very deep for the QMJHL, but the 2015 draft crop looks to make up for this. The Q is boasting a little bit of everything this year, from high-end scorers to two-way D, and everything in between.

Charlottetown Islander Filip Chlapik may not have been on as many draft radars as his teammate Daniel Sprong going in to this season, but with a strong debut on North American ice, he made a name for himself and garnered first-round consideration.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #28 Rasmus Andersson

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June 19 2015 11:00AM

Rasmus Andersson has been a Canucks Army favorite for a while now, first popping up in an article penned by Josh Weissbock in one of our early pieces on prospect success, and then again on a piece I wrote about the high success rates of players like Anderson who had shown success in the top leagues in Sweden at a young age. At the time, Andersson was a consensus late 2nd to 3rd round pick, but he's rocketed up the rankings after a very strong finish to his first OHL campaign with the Barrie Colts. 

I'll break down one of the better offensive defensemen who should be available in the later half of the 1st round after the jump. 

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How much is Ben Chiarot worth?

Garret Hohl
June 19 2015 08:42AM

Welcome back to our contract evaluation series, looking at what we should expect the Winnipeg Jets' unrestricted and restricted free agents earn given how statistically similar players were paid.

Using WAR-on-Ice's Euclidian Distance application produced by Manny, we will produce a list of similarly aged players who who are comparable in: goal production, assist production, point production, shot volume production, relative Corsi percentage, relative scoring chance percentage, relative goal percentage, percentage of team's time on ice.

Our next look is none other than the Jets rookie defender, Ben Chiarot.

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