Nation Network Prospect Profiles – 2nd Round Summary

Embed from Getty Images We are halfway through our draft rankings! In an effort to make all the profiles easy to access and in one place, we have created this post to include all of the players ranked from 60 to 31. We hope you have enjoyed the profiles so far. They will only get better…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Sam Steel

Embed from Getty Images A player who has been flirting with first-round bona fides, but ultimately comes in as 37th overall ranked player in our consensus rankings, is Edmonton native and Regina Pats centre Sam Steel. Regarded as a smaller and shiftier centre, who possesses elite playmaking abilities and hockey sense. If Steel is still available in the early parts…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #38 Nathan Bastian

Embed from Getty Images A regular linemate of likely first-round picks Alexander Nylander and Michael McLeod, Nathan Bastian comes in as the 38th ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. A winger by trade, who can also play centre, Bastian is a player who can do it all but still has the offensive upside that…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #43 Boris Katchouk

Embed from Getty Images Coming in at 43rd in our consensus rankings is Sault St Marie winger Boris Katchouk, who is a player that won’t wow you on the ice but will do the little things to generate offence. He may not be a flashy player but for a second round pick, he is someone…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #44 Markus Niemelainen

Embed from Getty Images It’s a (short) run of big defenceman with Logan Stanley being profiled yesterday as the 45th ranked prospect for the upcoming draft, and now coming in at 44th is a hulking Finnish defenceman, Markus Niemelainen. Measuring in at 6’6″ and 205 lbs, Niemelainen is one of the biggest defenceman available in this draft, so…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #51-47

Embed from Getty Images As we start to approach the middle of the second round for rankings, things start to get interesting. The grouping of 51st to 47th has four defenceman and a winger who could conceivably go much earlier in June. As we get to the middle of the second round, the ranked players…

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Re-drafting the 1st Round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft

Embed from Getty Images Tomorrow we kick off our draft coverage with in depth profiles of the top 60 ranked players from the 2016 NHL draft class, but before we get that started, I figured it would be a worthwhile venture to look back at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft one year later. The Hockey News…