June 23 2015 02:54PM
Oliver Kylington is one of the most interesting draft stories of the year, and quite possibly one of the toughest players for teams to project in the first round. In 2013-14, he played with Farjestad in the SHL - only the second defensemen in league history to play full time in the SHL at that age. The last defensemen to do so was Calle Johansson, a 17 year NHL veteran who played mainly with the Washington Capitals.
While it looked like Kylington would be a slam dunk top 10 pick, and potentially top 5 if he continued on the trajectory he appeared to be on, his 2014-15 season raised a ton of questions, and many scouts project he could slip out of the first round entirely.
After the jump, I'll try to tackle one of the biggest questions of the 2015 draft: "What is Oliver Kylington?"
June 23 2015 12:15PM
PCS is still in its infancy. You could think of it as being in its "alpha-testing" stage. There are some issues and also some quantitative factors that could be (and eventually will be) added into the model.
Still PCS offers some interesting insight on how players who are of similar age, height, and scoring in the same league did in making the NHL.
With the draft nearing we thought we'd break down Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets previous draft selections and how they did relative to what was immediately available.
We start our series with the Jets first go at the draft, the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
June 23 2015 10:00AM
Though some might consider him "undersized" at six feet tall, Jeremy Roy's game is anything but small. The offensively dazzling defender is also rock-steady in his own zone, and may be one of the smartest players available in this year's draft.
June 22 2015 05:00PM
Nick Merkley is a fun player to watch. He may be smart and small, but he likes to play hard, work hard, and has some dynamic features to his game.
One of the best players coming out of the WHL this year ranks 15th overall in our list.
June 22 2015 03:40PM
Rumours have surround Alexander Burmistrov's potential and eventual return the NHL almost since the day he took the larger payday in the KHL. Burmistrov himself told Russian reporters that his time in the NHL was not completed.
TSN's Darren Dreger reported that Burmistrov's camp is planning to meet with Kevin Cheveldayoff to discuss a possible comeback.
Whether the purpose is for Burmistrov's return to wearing the polar-midnight blue or an attempt at a sign-and-trade remains to be seen.
What should the Winnipeg Jets, or the team receiving Burmistrov in a trade, expect from the young forward?
Let's take a look after the jump.