Jets Continue to Win at Draft; Draft Jansen Harkins 47th

View image | gettyimages.com With their 3rd selection of the NHL entry draft, the Jets had another gift fall in to their laps as two-way Prince George Cougars centre Jansen Harkins was around for their second round pick. Harkins was a very good player on a poor Cougars team this past season, and represents some excellent…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: FINAL RANKINGS

View image | gettyimages.com Draft day is here, and our Prospect Profiles series has now run its course. If you missed any of the players we covered or are just looking for information on a particular player, our entire top-45 countdown with links to each individual profile is after the jump

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 20: The Draftening

Garret and Rhys return this week to break down the 2015 entry draft by profiling a whole ton of draft eligible player, and look at where they may have gone wrong in their personal draft rankings. Join us after the jump (or on iTunes!) for a detailed look at 2015’s top prospects.

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #6 Noah Hanifin

View image | gettyimages.com At this point in the draft, we’re really splitting hairs about who’s better than whom. Noah Hanifin is a great player. The guy we have at #5 is a great player. The guys sitting at 4th and 3rd  are also great players. After McDavid and Eichel, there’s really no “wrong” way…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #8 Mathew Barzal

View image | gettyimages.com For a while, it looked like Mathew Barzal could potentially slide down the draft thanks to an iffy start to 2014-15 and a mid-season knee injury suffered while goofing around off-ice. But, even though he slid to the mid-teens at one point, this rating was pretty tenuous at best. Scouts have…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #12 Anthony Beauvillier

View image | gettyimages.com If you’re a regular consumer of our draft stuff at Canucks Army, you will probably be familiar with the name “Anthony Beauvillier” by now. We’ve covered the talented QMJHL pivot in the past, and while he may be flying under the radar a bit in 2015, we think he’s truly one…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #14 Jeremy Roy

View image | gettyimages.com 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.

Nation Network Prospect Rankings: #30-16

View image | gettyimages.com Our top-45 prospect countdown is now 2/3rds complete, so let’s take a look back at the players we’ve ranked in the latter half of the first round. Continue past the jump to see the players we’ve ranked between 16th and 30th overall.

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #18 Daniel Sprong

View image | gettyimages.com With the Travis Konecny profile at 20, we begin to move away from the guys that could go anywhere from the late first round to the early third round, and into the next “tier” of players. We’re starting to get in to the range of guys we’re all pretty big fans of,…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #21 Jack Roslovic

View image | gettyimages.com Sometimes, when a scout sets out to see one player, they leave the rink impressed with another one all together. Columbus, Ohio native Jack Roslovic has been sending scouts out to watch Auston Matthews home very impressed all year, as he’s steadily climbed up the draft boards to the point where…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #25 Michael Spacek

View image | gettyimages.com 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…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #29 Jakub Zboril

There aren’t many holes in #NHLDraft eligible d-man Jakub Zboril’s game ~ http://t.co/mAjFATP8kH pic.twitter.com/NusjKNHmhy — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 15, 2015 While all the talk in this upcoming draft is centred around Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, 2015 could become the year of the defenseman given the huge crop of talented CHLers available. We’ve already…