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New Terik Parascak-RW172 of 2
A-
L2
Fantastic year offensively at the junior level in Prince George Averages over 20:00 TOI - Used in all situations Solid skater - not a burner - not slow - Small area turns / quickness / agility has room for improvement - especially noticeable when on the penalty-kill when pressuring the half wall and regrouping The way he goes about his offense is impressive. Handles the puck very well. Distributes when he feels pressure. Goes to the net looking for tips and rebounds. Cannot be described as a play driver, but he has an elite way of thinking the game offensively and complimenting everyone around him. Top six NHL upside is possible.Mar. 22, 2024Apr. 12, 2024
New Trevor Connelly-LW182 of 2
A-
L2
Pure offense. Continues to display elite offensive upside playing at the USHL level in Tri-City. Providence College commit. More quick than fast. Tends to lean on his inside edges more than most prospects but it doesn't hold him back. Creative in the offensive zone. Always in motion. Ability to beat more than one defender off the rush. Slippery / hard to check. Defensive detail ranges wildly. Late offensive zone exits require attention and more commitment. Offense wins out. Can't teach what he does with the puck on his stick.Mar. 22, 2024Apr. 12, 2024
New Ryder Ritchie-LW172 of 2
A-
L2
Heavy lifting for Ritchie at the end of the WHL season in playoffs versus top seeded Saskatoon but played to his identity - ending the five game series with 3G-4A All of his TOI came at ES and PP. Effective zone entries leading the power-play breakout. Comfortable making plays off both flanks in the offensive zone. Equal parts distributor / shooter Off the rush, when he gets the edge, he takes the puck to the net and displays a quick release Very good edges. Comes out of his turns with pace. Quick out of the blocks. Extends plays along the wall. Involved. Competes. Not the high end scoring upside as some others ahead of him in the 23/24 draft class, but more than capable of providing better than secondary scoring and playing with energy.Mar. 22, 2024Apr. 12, 2024
New Lane HutsonLogo of the Montreal CanadiensLD206 of 6
A+
P2
At Boston University, especially in the second half of the 23/24 season, Hutson logged an incredible amount of ice time. Considering he was used sparingly on the penalty kill, his average TOI ranging from 22:00 - 26:00 per game is an outlier. Plays to a consistent identity. Dynamic playmaker. Sees the ice. Escapes pressure in small areas. Has the legs to lead zone exits on his own and attack off the rush. Extends plays in the offensive zone with his read/react/elite hockey sense. Leans distributor more than shooter - but always in motion looking for open space and prime shooting lanes to get pucks to the net on his own as well - Transitional NHL 'D' on the horizon - Power-Play quarterback List size is now up to 5'10 162 lbs. Average plus defender. Active stick. Gets 'inside and under' opponents sticks. Relentless compete. Never backs down.Apr. 11, 2024Apr. 12, 2024
Jacob QuillanLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsC222 of 2
A+
L3
Quillan finished 18th overall in NCAA scoring in 23/24. - 39GP - 17G - 29A (+17) 55.9% F/O Averaged over 20:00 TOI / All situations / In playoffs and NCAA tournament for Quinnipiac He's the kind of player who can be deployed in a variety of roles. Quillan plays quick and fast. He tracks up and down the entire 200ft. He scored several of his goals from between the hash marks in the middle of the offensive zone - and around the crease via tips and rebounds. A relentless competitor who extends plays along the boards and battles for positioning in the trenches. Doesn't cut corners defensively. Rotates very well on the PK and jumps to loose pucks quickly. No discernable holes in his game at the college level. Projects as a solid third line NHL forward who plays with detail and could provide better than secondary offence.Mar. 29, 2024Apr. 2, 2024
Dean Letourneau-C181 of 1
A-
L3
Forwards with the kind of size Letourneau, who skate / score / and have some push back physically, are attractive prospects. His numbers offensively, at the Prep AAA level (61G-66A) combined with the Prep Hockey Conference (17G-16A), jump off the page. Could get a call from Hockey Canada to be part of the U18 team in Finland. The opportunity to see him play at a higher level, amongst several draft eligible counterparts, will allow scouts to better project his upside. Letourneau is a Boston College commit, but he isn't scheduled to enter school until the 25/26 season. His rights are owned by Sioux City in the USHL. He is likely to play one full year with the Musketeers next season.Feb. 24, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Lucas Pettersson-RW172 of 2
A-
L2
Pettersson is a forward who contributes in a variety of ways. Offensively he produced 27G - 30A, in regular season, at the J20 level in Sweden. When he plays for the U18 national team he's used in all situations and takes key face-offs in all three zones. Pettersson is committed defensively. He rotates into shooting lanes effectively on the penalty kill and has good jump to win 50/50 races to pucks. He's best described as equal parts shooter / distributor who plays the game fast.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Anton Silayev-RD173 of 3
A-
P1
It's not too often a 'defensive defenceman' is as highly touted as Silayev, but he's deserving of a top five ranking for this draft, and could go as high as second overall. He's a massive defender who takes advantage of his stature, and long reach, to keep opponents away from his crease. He's also a fantastic skater who has no problem defending against a speed rush, or moving in and out of small areas with his excellent agility. Silayev won't provide much offensively, but his ability to kill plays defensively and move pucks from his zone will contribute greatly to team success. The kind of defenceman who would compliment players like Cale Makar / Quinn HughesMar. 9, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Zeev Buium-LD183 of 3
A+
P1
Buium has had a terrific freshman season at Denver. He also played on Team USA's gold medal winning world junior team in Sweden. Buium is extremely competitive. He plays fast. He works to defend his net and push back on opponents, but it's his elite offensive upside that makes him even more attractive as a prospect. Buium leads all NCAA defenceman with 11G-37A. He's in the top ten in overall NCAA scoring. As noted, Buium brings more than just offense. So far this season he's posted a tidy (+32) rating defensively.Mar. 28, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Leo Sahlin Wallenius-LD172 of 2
A-
P2
Sahlin Wallenius is a mid-size '2-way / Transitional D' Excellent skater. Ability to escape pressure in his defensive zone and lead the rush on his own. Continues to provide average plus detail defensively. Adequate push back physically but more of an area defender. Power-Play Quarterback / leans distributor more than shooter. There are times he needs to identify his options more quickly and move pucks - to avoid pressure and turnovers. Not elite offensively but certainly capable. Could end up more defined as a 2-way D who gets places ahead of opponents / moves pucks / joins as an extra layer offensively / provides secondary offense.Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Michael Hage-C172 of 2
A-
L2
Through fifty games played, Hage had produced 31G -37A for the Steel. He plays the game with solid pace. Hage is a threat off the rush in transition. His vision in the offensive zone is one of his most elite elements. Defensive detail, and effort tracking back off the puck ranges and will have to improve before he arrives at the University of Michigan (NCAA). Has time on his side. Offensive element and pace he plays the game wins out. Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Beckett Sennecke-LW183 of 3
A-
L2
Sennecke elevated his game to another level in the second half of the season when he was tasked with hard match-ups versus top end teams in the OHL. He produced 27G-41A, overall, for the Generals in regular season and was deployed in all situations. Sennecke is tall and long, but his ability to corral pucks in traffic and make plays in small areas is an element a lot of players his height don't possess. Projects as a top six NHL forward who will bring a combination of skill and size once fully matured physically. Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Sam Dickinson-LD174 of 4
A+
P1
Dickinson logs a massive amount of ice time playing in London. He's deployed in all situations, but his primary ice time comes at even strength and the power-play. Dickinson is an effortless skater. He looks like he isn't pushing himself, to get from point 'A' to point 'B', at times but it speaks to the efficiency of his stride. Dickinson possesses high end offensive upside and the ability to quarterback the power-play. There are times he could provide more urgency, and detail, defensively but it's also not something to be overly concerned about / should improve as he matures. Dickinson produced 18G-52A in the regular season for the Knights.Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Berkly Catton-C183 of 3
A+
L1
Catton is a dynamic offensive forward who produced 54G - 62A for Spokane in the regular season. His defensive commitment has improved along side his elite offensive element. Catton is deployed in all situations for the Chiefs. He finished regular season (+15) defensively. Brings a combination of elite skill - solid compete - average plus three zone detail. A difference maker offensively. Hard to check. Projects as first line NHL forward who will contribute offense at ES and on the PP.Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Tij Iginla-LW172 of 2
A-
L1
Iginla produced 47G-37A for Kelowna in regular season. He leans goal scorer, but teams shouldn't sleep on his creative thinking. Iginla has fantastic hockey sense. He moves pucks to open areas of the ice to extend plays and skate off his check. He's also not a liability defensively. He skates, scores, and recognizes how to play the game responsibly on and off the puck.Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Artyom Levshunov-RD184 of 4
A+
P1
Levshunov led the Spartans in scoring as a freshman defenceman. In thirty-six games, before the NCAA tournament, he produced 9G - 25A. Levshunov is a coveted right-shot defenceman. He's very active offensively, pinching down to extend plays and jumping into the rush every time he's identifies an opportunity. His defensive zone detail is a work in progress, but he has posted a (+26) rating so far this season. Projects as a top pairing / 2-way Transitional NHL 'D' Mar. 29, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Ivan Demidov-RW183 of 3
A+
L1
Demidov's statistics jump off the page. He's scored 23G-37A in only 30GP. He's a creative offensive talent with a fantastic release and loads of creativity with the puck on his stick. He's too good to be playing at the junior level in Russia. He started the year in the KHL before an injury kept him on the shelf for a couple months, slowing his momentum at the pro level in the process and resulting in him landing in the junior ranks upon his return. Projects to be a top line NHL forward - Skilled - Fast - Competitive -Mar. 26, 2024Mar. 30, 2024
Macklin Celebrini-C176 of 6
A+
FP
As the season winds down he is the undisputed / consensus #1 prospect for the entry draft. Leaning complete player. Works the entire 200ft. Plays quick and fast. Relentless compete combined with elite skill. Averaged over 20:00 per game TOI at Boston University as a freshman Primary ice time came at ES and PP Tied for 7th in all of NCAA scoring. No holes in his game. Doesn't cheat a shift. Empties the tank. Hard to play against. Results driven. Leader.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Liam Greentree-LW182 of 2
A-
L2
Power forward type prospect. Arrives on time in all three zones. Elite release. Leans shooter more than distributor. Hard to defend in the trenches. Understated finesse. Handles the puck very well. Produced 36G-54A - 90pts on a rebuilding Windsor Spitfires team in 23/24. Potential top six NHL forward who will compliment more darting line mates. Primary ice time ES and PP at the NHL level.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Zayne Parekh-RD183 of 3
A+
P1
Elite offensive talent. Transitional 'D' . Creative thinker. Impacts the game offensively almost every time he hits the ice. Produced an incredible 33G - 63A - 96pts in regular season for Saginaw Light / area defender - average plus overall in his zone Easily defined. Power play quarterback. Elusive. Impossible to teach his skill set. Needs to be paired with a 'D' partner who is a stay at home / more physical style player.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Carter Yakemchuk-RD182 of 2
A+
P1
Ends the year with an impressive stats line that reads: 66GP - 30G - 41A - 71 PTS - 120PIMS Scored 10 goals on the PP Big body. Mobile. Creative off the rush. Ability to break pucks out on his own or distribute and join as an extra layer. Defends with purpose. Used in all situations - logs a ton of minutes. 2-way / Transitional 'D' Coveted right shot - possible top pairing - definitely middle pairing - NHL prospect. Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Julius Miettinen-LW182 of 2
A-
L2
Plays to a consistent identity. Brings a combination of size and power. Good skater. Hard to bump off pucks in the hard areas. Leans shooter more than distributor. Quick release. Shoots the puck hard and accurately. Dangerous on the PP. Primary ice time comes at ES and PP. Compliments quicker / lighter / equally skilled line mates.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Will Skahan-LD173 of 3
A-
P3
Plays to a consistent identity. Big body. Closes his gaps. Finishes his checks. Hard to play against. Has an edge. Good skater. Agile. Quick to space. Average with the puck on his stick. Simple is best. Not likely to produce much offense. Leans shut down / match-up 'D' who will take shifts at ES and PK. Willing to do the heavy lifting. Very competitive.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Cole Eiserman-LW176 of 6
B+
L1
Continues to play to his strengths. Arguably the top shooter in the draft class from the weak side flank - especially on the PP Goal scorer. Easily defined. Wants the puck on his stick and looks to direct the play on net almost every time he has it. Has a gear, in transition, that can lead to aggressive zone entries off the rush. Defensive detail, tracking back, locking onto his responsibility in his zone is a work in progress.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Cole Hutson-LD174 of 4
A-
P2
2-way / Transitional 'D' Power-play quarterback. Undersize by NHL standards but plenty competitive on and off the puck defensively. Outstanding hockey sense. Recognizes how plays are developing ahead of time and reacts accordingly. Elusive. Has the ability to spin off checks and make seam plays in the offensive zone. Heading to Boston University fall of 2024.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Andrew Basha-LW182 of 2
A-
L2
Infectious player. Empties the tank for the good of the group. Plays quick and fast. Relentless compete. Hard to defend in small areas. Escapes pressure / opens up lanes with his small area game. Solid release. Quick / Accurate Hounds pucks when his group doesn't have possession. A threat off the rush and when skating up ice on the penalty kill. Involved in something every shift. Mix of skill and will. Used in all situations.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Henry Mews-RD183 of 3
A-
P2
Defensive detail has improved over the course of the entire season Elite element will always be offense Quarterbacks the PP - outstanding vision - finds open lanes to make plays either directing the puck on net or distributing Solid skater. Deceptive when exiting the defensive zone, leading the rush, and making plays as he enters the offensive zone. Transitional 'D' - mostly light defender - power play QB - converted forward - plays with a swagger.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
John Mustard-LW172 of 2
A-
L3
Leans shooter more than distributor. Competitive forward who plays quick and fast. Works up and down the ice. Jumps to space to corral pucks / extend plays. Drives to the net off the puck looking for tips and rebounds. Young for the draft class. Plays with pace, compete, and skill. The kind of prospect who can play in the top six / middle six depending on make up of the group. Averages around 16:00 TOI at the USHL level with Waterloo. Primary ice time at ES and PP.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Matvei Gridin-RW182 of 2
A-
L3
Sturdy / Strong forward who plays a calculating game. There are moments in games he appears to go through the motions .. .but his read / react / execute is generally very good. Quick release. Has proven he can beat goalies in the USHL from distance with a quick snap shot. Bulk of his ice time comes at ES and PP. Sound hockey IQ. Has the skill, and ability to penalty kill if required. Most projectable element is his offense. Falls somewhere between a 2F / 3F as an NHL prospect.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Sacha Boisvert-C182 of 2
A-
L2
Boisvert continues to play to his offensive identity. Remains one of, if not the, top NHL draft prospect playing in the USHL Leans goal scorer more than playmaker ... but he's become more creative off the rush as the season rolled along. Great stick in small areas. Makes plays close to his body. Elusive coming off the wall and around the crease. Averages over 18:00 per game TOI playing in Muskegon. Bulk of his TOI comes at ES and PP Solid stride. Tall and lean at this stage of his development. Loads of room for more weight and strength. Second line NHL forward on projection. Element is offense.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Maxim Massé-RW172 of 2
A-
L2
Masse ended the regular season producing 36G-39A 13 goals came on the power-play. Masse was credited with 7 game winning goals. Good size. Average skater in open ice. Best work comes from hash marks down in the offensive zone. Rips pucks from the weak side flank on the PP. Also capable of producing from the bumper position and setting up around the crease looking for tips and rebounds. Almost all of his ice time comes at ES and PP #1. Leans shooter more than playmaker but his ability to leverage in the hard areas and extend plays leads to assists. Compliments quicker / faster / equally skilled linemates with his approach. Fantastic puck touch.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Jett Luchanko-RW171 of 1
A-
L2
Luchanko brings more than just offense. He's a player that can be relied upon in a variety of roles. Deployed in all situations for the Guelph Storm. Listed as a winger but he plays the majority of his shifts in the middle. On the PP he slots into a role as a PP QB / Distributor / Shooter / Playmaker on the point and leads the breakout. Leans distributor more than shooter ... has an understated / deceptive release and the ability to change the angle of his blade to direct pucks on net. Competes the entire 200ft. Sturdy strong. Not punishing physically but also not easy to knock off the play. Very good skater. Trending up. Young for this draft class.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Adam Jecho-C172 of 2
A-
L2
Jecho ended the year in Edmonton, with the Oil Kings, scoring 10G-7A in his last 20GP. Overall he produced 23G-24A on the year. On the rise. Big body. Skating has improved. A threat, when up to speed, off the rush. Solid edges. Primary ice time comes at ES and PP but he's capable on the PK. On the PP - makes plays from the flank and working high to low - good puck touch On the PK his long reach is an asset, as is his large frame getting in shooting lanes Despite his stature he isn't overly physical. He boxes out opponents but doesn't punish people physically. Potential second line upside in time. Might end up as a combination 2F/ 3F at the NHL level.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Tanner Howe-LW182 of 2
A-
L2
Howe ends the season in Regina with 28G-49A in 68GP His average TOI hovered around 20 minutes per game / deployed in all situations. Works the weak side flank on the PP. Quick catch and release / moving pucks or directing them on net. Understated one-timer. Mid-size forward with offensive upside to possibly plain out as a second line forward. Solid skater. Good quickness out of the gate and open ice pace to push opponents back. Generally aware defensively. Recognizes his responsibilities at ES and PK. Stats were solid considering Regina was a rebuilding outfit in 23/24Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Marek Vanacker-LW171 of 1
A-
L2
Vanacker is a prospect who has come on over the course of the entire year. He's riding momentum heading towards the entry draft. On the rise. Long and lean. Appears taller than his list size. Skilled. Equal parts shooter / scorer / distributor Ended the regular season in Brantford with 36G-46A In his final 20 game segment he produced 10G-15A - with 10 of his assists being primary assists Threat off the rush. Protects pucks coming off the wall. Goes to the net looking for tips. Quick handles in traffic. Average / average plus defensively. He's aware and understands his responsibility but could engage more aggressively at times. Offense wins out. Trending second line NHL upside.Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
Cole Beaudoin-RW172 of 2
A-
L2
Beaudoin produced 28G -34A for the Barrie Colts in the regular season. He ended up (+2) defensively and averaged between 18-23 minutes per game TOI - deployed in all situations Power body - Solid skater in open ice - up to speed he attacks off the rush with good pace and uses his large frame to drive to the net. When he gets the edge he's hard to defend heading to the paint. Leans shooter / finisher more than natural distributor / playmaker. Rotates well on the PK - gets in the shooting lane - body positioning ranges but he's in the area and in the way Compliments a darting center - goes to the hard areas - finishes Mar. 23, 2024Mar. 27, 2024
James StefanLogo of the Edmonton OilersRW201 of 1
A-
RL
Stefan signed a three-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on March 21st / 2024 He's an undrafted free agent who's playing in Portland (WHL) Stefan has had a very productive junior career. He's been a prolific scorer the last three seasons. Stefan's primary ice time comes at ES and PP. He has excellent vision in the offensive zone and thrives in open space. His ability to find 'quiet ice' speaks to his hockey sense and ability to read/react to how plays are developing. Minor league / recall / scorer to start. Has to play, at worst, in middle-six forward group to allow his element to have impact. Not a checking style forward. Solid skater. Can play quick and fast but tends to pick his spots on occasion. Element is offense. Relatively light in traffic. Picks opponents apart from the flank and middle of the ice on the PP.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Tomas SuchanekLogo of the Anaheim DucksG201 of 1
80
#3
Anaheim signed Suchanek to an NHL contract extension on March 24th / 2024 Suchanek isn't the prettiest goalie to watch in the crease. He can sometimes be a bit unorthodox with this style of play. Crease composure, overall, ranges. Tends to scramble more than most goalies. Rebound control is extremely important. When pucks bound off him he is forced to make stops that can expose his smaller net stature. Overall solid year, in 23/24, at the AHL level with San Diego - 2.56 GAA / .919 save % Athletic. Competitive. Works. Never quits on a puck.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Theo LindsteinLogo of the St. Louis BluesRD194 of 4
A-
P1
St. Louis signed Lindstein to his entry level contract. He was the Blues 1st round pick (29th) in 2023. Excellent skater. Agile. Walks the offensive blue line to create shooting lanes or distribute to either flank. Used in all situations at every level. Elite hockey sense. Plus vision moving pucks and defending in his zone. Always aware of how plays are developing. Jumps to take away time and space in his zone. Not physically imposing - but involved. Leans complete player who could be a top pairing NHL 'D' At the WJC he scored 2G-6A in 7GP for Team Sweden. 2-way 'D' - trustworthyMar. 1, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Justin HryckowianLogo of the Dallas StarsC231 of 1
A-
L4
Hryckowian has signed a 2-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars. He's one of the top face-off centers in the NCAA Captain at Northeastern. Led by example. Stocky strong. Around the play every shift. Leverages very well around the crease and along the boards. Not a pure burner in open ice. Fine in straight lines but room to improve edges / agility. His willingness to battle leads to goals for via tips and rebounds. Fronts the shooter in the defensive zone on the PK. Positions his stick very well to take away lanes. Plus hockey sense. A 'do it all' kind of prospect who can be thrust into a variety of roles and trusted to compete at his highest level.Mar. 16, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Drew BavaroLogo of the Boston BruinsRD231 of 1
A-
ML
Bavaro has signed a one-year entry level contract with the Boston Bruins. He's a big, right-shot, defenceman who was used in all situations at the college level with Notre Dame. In 35GP (23/24 season) he produced 10G-10A. It was a breakout year for him offensively. He logged over 20 minutes per game. Bavaro handles the puck well. He distributes responsibly, and joins the rush as an extra layer offensively on occasion. Defensively he displays sound 'spatial awareness'. In order to find a role at the NHL level he will have to react / jump to space quicker on the perimeter to kill plays - especially on the PK. Leans 2-way 'D' who has the size, sense, and compete for an NHL bottom pairing / recall role in time.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Landon SlaggertLogo of the Chicago BlackhawksC212 of 2
A-
L4
Slaggert is best described as a 'utility' prospect who can be used in a variety of roles. He scored 20G-11A at Notre Dame in 23/24 - deployed in all situations. Drafted by Chicago in the 3rd round (79th) in 2020. 2-way forward. Solid skater. Thinks the game responsibly. Doesn't cut corners defensively. Not overly physical but willing to go to the crease areas looking for pucks in the offensive zone. Leans depth NHL / checker who might pitch in with some offense on occasion but it won't be his primary element.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Christian FeltonLogo of the Vancouver CanucksRD231 of 1
A-
ML
Felton has signed a one-year entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. He was part of the leadership group at the college level / Merrimack and used in all situations. Sturdy / Strong and quick to take away time and space defensively. Bodies up effectively down low in his zone. He's not the biggest, or strongest, defenceman but he's plenty competitive. Surprisingly low offensive stats considering how he reads/reacts to plays in the offensive zone. Has shown ability to pinch down to extend plays and work give and goes from high in the offensive zone. Sees the ice. Fronts opponents on the PK. Willing to block shots. Doesn't possess an elite element for the NHL game - but his compete, pace, and hockey sense gives him a chance to develop into a potential organizational depth player. 2-way 'D'Feb. 3, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Hunter BrzustewiczLogo of the Calgary FlamesRD195 of 5
A-
P3
Hunter earned his contract with Calgary, after his rights were traded from Vancouver to Calgary in the Elias Lindholm trade. In his last 133 GP at the junior level he has produced 19G-128A - 147pts He's a (+40) defensively. Continues to be deployed in all situations at the junior level with the Kitchener Rangers. Quarterbacks the PP. Sees time in overtime skating at 3vs3. Leans distributor more than shooter. Proficient working the 'low to high' cycle in the offensive zone and making plays. Defending is average plus. Has to continue to work on his quickness fronting opponents and keeping them to the perimeter off the rush and along the wall. Projects as a potential bottom pairing 'D' at even strength ... but a player who could find a role on one of the PP units for the Flames in time.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Rasmus KumpulainenLogo of the Minnesota WildLW182 of 2
B+
L3
Kumpulainen earned his entry-level contract with Minnesota by improving his game in several categories as his year progressed in 23/24. Big body. Long. Rangy. Used in all situations at the junior level in Oshawa. Equal parts goal scorer / distributor. Extends plays along the wall with his stature. Skating has improved. His stride is fine but there is still room for another level of explosiveness and separation. Represented Finland at the World Juniors and scored 2 goals in 7GP. Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd) in 2023. Needs more time ... but tracking in a positive direction. Has the brain to be used in a variety of roles if required.Mar. 22, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Cam ThiesingLogo of the New York IslandersRW221 of 1
B+
RL
Thiesing signed with the NYI at the end of his 23/24 season at Ohio State His contract is a 2-year entry level deal. In 31GP he produced 9G-7A and was a (-9) defensively for the Buckeyes Somewhat surprising to see his goal scoring stats weren't higher when considering his quick stick / release in the offensive zone. When pucks arrive on his stick in high danger areas they are on and off very effectively and usually lead to positive results. Used is all situations at OSU. Primary ice at ES and PP#1. Quick out of the blocks. Has the 'darting quickness' to arrive ahead of opponents in small areas. Doesn't always play fast, however, and his off the puck attention defensively will have to improve to have a chance at being an NHL player. A bit of an 'enigma' who looks capable of going to another level offensively.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Connor UngarLogo of the Edmonton OilersG221 of 1
A-
#3
Ungar had a fantastic season for the Brock Badgers at the Canadian University Hockey level. He has experience at the Major Junior level from his time in the WHL with Moose Jaw and Red Deer. Updated list size is 6'2 196lbs. 26GP in 23/24 - 2.15 GAA - .932 save percentage In playoffs he posted a 2.33 / .928% Plus size in the net. Solid crease composure. Rarely tracks too far side to side. Focused. Battles in traffic. Average plus lateral quickness. Plays a butterfly / hybrid style. Rebound control ranges at times. Could absorb more pucks from distance. Overall - has a chance to build momentum at the minor league level to start and has shown considerable growth in his game year over year. 2-year entry level contract from the Oilers.Mar. 9, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Jaroslav ChmelarLogo of the New York RangersRW201 of 1
B+
RL
A young college prospect who has signed with the NYR. The Rangers drafted Chmelar in the 4th round (144th) in 2021 Big body. Long reach. Has the ability to 'pick pocket' opponents and create turnovers with his length. Occasionally pounces on lose pucks around the crease. When time and space allows he has a quick release - especially from between the hash marks in the offensive zone. On the PP his stature creates issues for opponents when he gets in the 'eyes' of goaltenders setting screens. Average plus skater. Room for much more explosiveness out of the gate. Needs time to define himself overall. Leans 13F / Recall forward to start - with potential to provide some depth scoring. Mar. 16, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Luke KrysLogo of the Dallas StarsRD231 of 1
A-
P3
Krys has signed a 2-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars. He had a productive year at Providence college in 23/24 - producing 6G-11A in 35GP He was a (+2) defensively and was deployed in all situations. Plus distributor on the PP. Sees the ice. Passes the puck hard and accurately. Has the skating ability to lead the PP breakout. Directs pucks on net, from range, quickly and effectively. Has the legs and vision to join the rush as an extra layer offensively. Generally aware defensively. Room for more 'active' jump to take away time and space on the penalty kill. Good size - rangy - closes on opponents along the wall. Potential 2-way 'D' at the NHL level. Third pairing to start.Mar. 16, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Sam MortonLogo of the Calgary FlamesC241 of 1
A-
L4
Morton had a strong year at Minnesota State before signing with the Calgary Flames as a free agent. He scored 24G-10 in 37GP and was deployed in all situations. He was the Captain of the Mavericks. Due to his age he has signed a one-year entry level deal that begins in 24/25. Used in all situations at the college level. Primary ice at ES and PP#1. High end compete. Pursues to create turnovers. Bodies up in the hard areas. Hunts pucks around the crease. Active on the PK pressuring and taking away time and space. Regroups well. Sound hockey sense. Identifies responsibilities. Best described as 'quick out of the gate' but not necessarily an open ice burner in transition. One of the more competitive graduating college players in 23/24. Can be used in a variety of roles. Leans goal scorer more than playmaker. Quick stick in tight quarters / plus release. NHL 4th line / Maybe 3rd line is possible - secondary scorerMar. 16, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
Carter GylanderLogo of the Detroit Red WingsG221 of 1
B+
#3
Gylander was drafted in the 7th round - by Detroit - in 2019 - He's a big body in the net who's difficult to beat from range when he squares up with his large frame Leans butterfly - but at his best when limiting his overall movement in the crease and playing deeper in the paint 32GP in 23/24 season at Colgate - before signing with the Wings - 14-14-4 record - 2.93 GAA .901 save percentage Average in most skill categories overall - Lateral push - Crease composure and net awareness - Gloves - Playing the puck Depth organization signing - Potential #3 / RecallMar. 16, 2024Mar. 23, 2024
David PastrnakLogo of the Boston BruinsRW272 of 2
89
FP
By far the most dangerous offensive player on the Bruins Exceptionally dangerous on the PP Elite shooter - creative in the offensive zone - quick catch and release - doesn't require a lot of time or space to direct pucks on net Threat off the rush - plenty fast in transition As of March 16th - 68GP - 41G - 54A - 95pts (+21) In his most recent ten game segment - 5G-8A - 13pts (E) Averaging 19:20 TOI Defensive detail can range at timesMar. 14, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Artemi PanarinLogo of the New York RangersLW322 of 2
87
L1
Elite offensive talent who is best described as equal parts goal scorer / play maker Hard to check - slippery coming off the wall and making plays in small areas - Defensive detail ranges - but has improved in the second half of the season Through 66GP - 36G - 52A - 88pts (+9) Last ten game segment - 4G - 9A - 13pts - (+5) Averaging 19:30 TOI - All of his ice at ES and PP#1 Difference maker offensivelyMar. 14, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Nikita KucherovLogo of the Tampa Bay LightningRW302 of 2
86
FP
Competes his own way. Gifted offensively. Elite puck touch and vision. Rips pucks / back door - weak side / on the PP All of his ice time comes at even strength ant PP#1 As of March 16th - 65GP - 39G - 73A - 112pts (+2) In most recent ten game segment 3G-15A - 18pts - (E) - Averaged 21:30 TOI Defensive detail / back check / off the puck effort ranges at times but he can take over a game at any moment and change the outcome with his offensive productionMar. 14, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Connor McDavidLogo of the Edmonton OilersC272 of 2
97
FP
As of March 16th 62GP - 25G - 81A - 106pts (+31) The most dangerous player in all of hockey. Quick / Fast / Elite offensive thinker / Difference maker / Ultimate Franchise Player In his most recent 10 game segment - 4G-15A - 19pts (+10) - Averaged 21:15 TOI Majority of his ice time comes at even strength and power-play Usage on the penalty kill has been declining as season progresses Mar. 13, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Mikko RantanenLogo of the Colorado AvalancheRW272 of 2
88
L1
Top line forward who could also be described as an 'elite / franchise player' Easily the top player on the majority of NHL teams Big body - Hard to check - Not punishing physically but uses his large frame to shield pucks Logs a ton of minutes - Does not PK - Most recent 10 game segment - 5G- 14A - 19pts - (+14) Averaged 22:30 TOI - even strength and PP#1 On the year - through 67GP - 34G - 56A - 90pts - (+13) Three zone detail has elevated considerably in second half of the seasonMar. 13, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Nathan MacKinnonLogo of the Colorado AvalancheC282 of 2
93
FP
As of March 16th - NHL scoring leader Play driver - Elite skill - Relentless compete - Quick / Fast / Hard to contain Franchise player Most recent ten game segment resulted in 9G-14A - 23pts (+13) - Averaged 21:30 TOI - Deployed at ES and PP #1 - Very rarely used on the PK Overall season stats - through 67GP - 42G-73A - 115 pts - (+27Mar. 13, 2024Mar. 16, 2024
Andrew PeekeLogo of the Boston BruinsRD254 of 4
69
P3
Peeke is a coveted 'right-shot' defenceman who fell out of favor with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization before being dealt to the Bruins - Trade Deadline 2024 2-way 'D' who chips in with some secondary offense With CBJ he only played 23 games in 23/24 - averaged 15:36 TOI - 14:04 ES - 1:32 PK Produced 1G - 7A Credited with 44 hits and 47 shot blocks Projects to be used in a bottom pairing / spot duty middle pairing role with the BruinsMar. 7, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Joel EdmundsonLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsLD304 of 4
77
P3
Traded to Toronto from Washington - 2024 Trade Deadline Veteran defender Huge frame - long reach - pushes back physically Average skater at this point in his career Deployed at even strength and penalty kill. Averaged 16:26 TOI in Washington. Only played 44 games due to early season injury. Chipped in with 1G-5A Shut down role for the Leafs is forecasted role.Mar. 7, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Connor DewarLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsC241 of 1
78
L4
Traded from Minnesota to Toronto - 2024 Trade deadline Dewar is a bottom six forward who averaged 11:16 TOI with the Wild - deployed at even strength and the penalty kill Better than average shot. Has always leaned shooter more than playmaker dating back to his junior days in Everett (WHL) - scored 10G - 4A with the Wild before the trade Solid pace. Competitive. Involved. Willing to push back physically. Room for improvement in the face-off circle (47%Mar. 7, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Anthony ManthaLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsLW295 of 5
75
L3
In his first game with Vegas, after being traded from Washington, Mantha skated 15:14 The majority of his ice time came at even strength. He's slotted into the Golden Knights second line. It's going to take some time to get acclimated with how Vegas likes to run their power-play before he finds a full-time role on one of the units. Zero shots on goal - zero hits - one shot block in his first game. He will improve as he gets more comfortable Slotting into top-six could add another goal-scoring element to the Vegas lineup overall. Shooter - Huge frame - Solid paceMar. 7, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Noah HanifinLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsLD277 of 7
89
P1
In his first game with Vegas, after being traded from Calgary, he was deployed in familiar roles. Generally paired with Pietrangelo on top pairing. Skated 21:33 - 18:33 ES - 0:42 PP#2 - 2:18 Primary PK Pending UFA Fantastic skater. Quick and fast up and down the ice. 2-way / Transitional 'D' who adds to the Golden Knights already deep defence core. Top pairing NHL - due for a significant raise in off-seasonMar. 7, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Tyler ToffoliLogo of the Winnipeg JetsRW312 of 2
79
L2
Toffoli arrives in Winnipeg and adds another layer of top six goal scoring to the Jets lineup Average plus skater - not a threat off the rush / in transition Sturdy down low and out front the net in the offensive zone Great hands. Quick catch and release. A threat off the flank on the power-play. Familiar playing with - with Calgary and especially in junior hockey Ottawa 67's - Sean Monahan Averaged 17 minutes TOI with New Jersey - deployed at even strength and PP #1 61GP - 26 G - 18 A 8G - 6A on the PP Pending UFAMar. 5, 2024Mar. 9, 2024
Tomas HertlLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsC302 of 2
85
L2
Hertl suited up for 48 games in San Jose before being dealt to the Vegas Golden Knights He was used in all situations with the Sharks - averaged over 20 minutes TOI - produced 15G-19A with 5G - 4A on the PP. Big body. Pushes back but isn't punishing. Protects pucks. Sets up on the weak side on the PP and rips pucks on net. Top six forward. Good pace. Wins over 57% of his face-offs.Mar. 5, 2024Mar. 8, 2024
Matt DumbaLogo of the Tampa Bay LightningRD293 of 4
83
P2
Updated Stats as of March 6th / 2024 Dumba is logging 20:00 TOI per game with the Coyotes. His primary ice time comes at even strength and the penalty kill. He plays with reliable pace and plenty of push back physically. Through his first 58GP he had produced 4G - 6A and been credited with 150 hits and 84 shot blocks. Execution with the puck ranges at times. Expiring contract. Pending UFA. Cap hit is $3.9M.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 8, 2024
Jake AllenLogo of the New Jersey DevilsG333 of 3
80
1B
Allen is a 33 year old veteran goalie who's in the midst of an uneven year overall. He has one more year left on a contract that carries a cap hit of $3.85M Something to be noted : Allen's contract carries a 7 team 'no trade' clause this year - and a 3 team 'no trade next season' Allen's stats aren't stellar. He's clearly lost the net, in the future, in Montreal with Montembault and Primeau positioned to take the reins moving forward. Allen leans #1B / #2A at this stage of his career. In 21 games he has posted a 3.65 GAA and a .892 save percentage.Feb. 21, 2024Mar. 8, 2024
Evgeny KuznetsovLogo of the Carolina HurricanesC313 of 3
75
L2
Kuznetsov had a significantly down year in Washington before being dealt to Carolina - in the 43GP he was averaging 18:47 TOI - deployed in all situations - produced 6G - 11A - Pace is sound - pure skill - moody - has to push himself more - change of scenery might motivate him - plays with very little physical push back - despite his stature - only credited with 10 hits / 12 shot blocks - won 45% of his draws - Risk / Possible reward acquisition - Has to play in the top six and on top PP unit Signed through 24/25 - $6.5 million AAV - 10 team no trade clauseMar. 1, 2024Mar. 8, 2024
Michael BuntingLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsLW285 of 5
78
L3
The Bunting / Carolina marriage has not gone to plan for the player or the team. In 60GP - Bunting averaged 15:00 TOI - 12:16 ES - 2:49 PP He produced 13G - 23A 6G - 10A on the PP Only credited with 25 hits / 15 shot blocks Change of scenery might do the player good. At his best when emptying the tank and playing with relentless compete. Not the kind of forward who can quit in any zone. His off the puck detail has been well below standard in 23/24. - Team worst (-15) Signed through 25/26 - $4.5 million AAV - 10 Team no trade listMar. 2, 2024Mar. 7, 2024
Joel EdmundsonLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsLD303 of 4
77
P3
Edmundson is easily defined Mostly Defensive 'D' / Occasionally provides some depth offense but it's not his area of strength - or what the team requires of him Matches up against middle six opponents. Logs all of his ice time at even strength and the penalty kill. Long reach / Huge frame / plays between the dots in the defensive zone / can't stray to far out of position - skating is average for NHL pace - manages the game according to his limitations Gives all he has in his role Veteran with playoff experience Averaged 16:26 TOI with the Caps 44GP - 1G-5A - 60 Hits - 49 Shot BlocksMar. 3, 2024Mar. 7, 2024
Tyler ToffoliLogo of the Winnipeg JetsRW311 of 2
79
L2
Toffoli has averaged over 17 minutes TOI at even strength and the power play for NJ in 23/24 Average skater Not a play drive in transition ... but a shooter when inside the offensive zone and identifying opportunity to get pucks to the net Through 61GP - 26G - 18 A 8G - 6A on the PP Limited bump physically - credited with 62 hits and 8 shot blocks Expiring contract - pending UFA - veteran playoff experience - $4.25M cap hit Contract doesn't come with trade protectionFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Jordan EberleLogo of the Seattle KrakenRW334 of 4
76
L3
Updated Stats as of March 6th Through his first 58GP he was averaging 17 minutes TOI and being deployed at even strength and the power-play for the Kraken. Remains aggressive directing pucks on net (130 SOG) Barely any bump to his game (20 hits / 16 shot blocks) Has scored 5 power-play goals and 5 power-play assists. Average plus skater. Not a burner in open ice. Middle six forward at even strength. Better than average detail defensively (+10). Potential first unit power-play contributor. Expiring contract. Pending UFA. Cap hit is $5.5 million. His contract is armed with a sixteen team no trade clause.Feb. 22, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Nick JensenLogo of the Washington CapitalsRD332 of 2
81
P2
Updated Stats as of March 6th Averaged 19:00 TOI through 58GP Deployed at ES and PK Right - shot - '2-way / Leaning Defensive D' Credited with 42 hits and 92 shot blocks More quick than fast. Jumps to space to take away time and space effectively. Willing to bump up against opponents and block shots. Tasked with matching up against top six forwards. Any offense that he generates is a bonus. Head on a swivel / solid spatial awareness Reliable. Plays to his strengths. Competes.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Mikael GranlundLogo of the San Jose SharksC322 of 2
82
L3
Updated Stats as of March 6th 2024 Granlund is being used in all situations with the Sharks. He's averaging 20:00 TOI He appears, generally, more engaged this season overall. Through his first 48GP he produced 9G-29A 49% in the face-off circle More reliable three zone detail and compete (-7) defensively isn't terrible considering how much ice time he logs and the match-ups he ends up with every night. Mid-range physicality (51 hits - 41 shot blocks) One more year on a contract that pays him $5.0MFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Jason ZuckerLogo of the Nashville PredatorsLW322 of 2
81
L3
Veteran forward who was being held out of games as the 2024 NHL trade deadline approached 2-way forward Has always played the game fast Averages 14:00 TOI p deployed at even strength and the power-play Produces secondary offense Through 51GP - 9G-16A Pushes back / Provides adequate battle - credited with 74 hits Pending UFA Cap hit = $5.3 millionFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Pavel BuchnevichLogo of the St. Louis BluesRW282 of 2
90
L1
A 'do-it-all' forward for the Blues. Averages 20:00 TOI - Deployed in all situations - Produces offense at ES / PP / PK - Makes plays / threat off the rush and in small areas with his skill. Through 60GP he had produced 24G-24A and was a (+8) defensively. 15G-20A at even strength 7G-3A on the power-play 2 short handed goals - 1 short handed assist 5 game winning goals and 5 game winning assists Signed through 24/25 season. Cap hit $5.8 million. Contract armed with a twelve team no-trade list.Feb. 22, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Lars EllerLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsLW343 of 3
71
L4
Veteran forward being used in all situations in Pittsburgh. Averages 15:34 TOI overall Through 54GP - 12G - 9A (-1) defensively. Wins 54% of his draws. Low-end physical presence despite stature 47 hits - 37 shot blocks Average plus skater. Role player at this stage of his career. Signed through 24/25 Cap hit = $2.45MMar. 3, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Reilly SmithLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsRW324 of 4
80
L3
Updated Stats as of March 6th - Leading up to trade deadline Smith has averaged 16:00 TOI over the course of the season in Pittsburgh. He's used in all situations. Second unit PK. Through 54GP - 11G - 18A (+0) defensively Play driver at times. Shooter on the PP. Generally responsible defensively. Not a ton of physicality with his game (40 hits - 18 shot blocks) Streaky. Signed through 24/25. Cap hit $5.0 million. Ten team no trade clause this year - drops to eight teams next season. Middle six forward.Mar. 3, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Mario FerraroLogo of the San Jose SharksLD254 of 4
85
P2
Ferraro's five game segment, leading towards trade deadline, resulted in TOI that ranged from 21:24 - 26:51 - The majority of ice time came at even strength and the penalty kill. No easy minutes for Ferraro in San Jose. Matches up against top forwards every shift. Solid skater. Depth offense. Pushes back physically. Blocks shots. Through 57 GP - 1G - 13A - 95 Hits - 162 Shot Blocks Only 25 years young. Signed through 25/26. Contract counts $3.25M against the cap. Top four 'D' who's a bit of an under the radar player.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Sean WalkerLogo of the Colorado AvalancheRD294 of 4
82
P3
In the five game segment, before trade deadline, Walker's average TOI / minutes spiked to a season high. He played anywhere from 18:36 - 23:36 - deployed in all situations for the Flyers. Walker played 63 games for Philadelphia before being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche. His stats : 6G- 16A - (+9) defensively - 86 hits - 98 shot blocks Best described as a 2-way 'D' who will, occasionally lead the rush / join as an extra layer off the puck Competes defensively. Involved. Can slide into a second pairing role if required. Coveted right shot Expiring contract - Pending UFA - $2.65M AAVFeb. 21, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Bowen ByramLogo of the Buffalo SabresLD222 of 2
84
P2
Middle pairing 'D' in Colorado before being traded to Buffalo. Averaged 19:50 TOI - deployed in all situations Contributed 8G - 12A at even strength Excellent skater. A '2-way D' with a transitional element. Closes on opponents effectively in the defensive zone. Takes time and space away with quickness and active stick. Mid-range physicality / shot blocking - credited with 60 hits and 75 shot blocks in 55GP One year remaining on current contract. $3.85M AAV Top pairing upside if he remains healthy and on current trajectory. Mar. 4, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Casey MittelstadtLogo of the Colorado AvalancheC252 of 2
75
L2
Before being traded to Colorado, Mittelstadt was the leading scorer in Buffalo 62GP - 14G - 33A 2G - 6A on the PP Averaged 18:00 TOI - deployed at ES and PP Element is offense - trending full time second line forward - great stick / puck touch / sees the ice in the offensive zone Occasionally a threat in transition but not a consistent play driver Does his best work from the perimeter in the offensive zone Not a ton of physical push back / grind to his game Credited with only 14 hits and 23 shot blocks Average defensively. Wins 47% of his draws. Pending RFA with arbitration rights - Qualifying offer set at $2.6 million Mar. 3, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Nick SeelerLogo of the Philadelphia FlyersLD305 of 5
79
P3
UDATED STATS AS OF MARCH 6TH Seeler has now skated in 63 games for the Flyers this season and continues to provide exceptional value Third pairing - mostly 'Defensive D' -contributes some depth offense (1G-12A) Averaging 16:58 TOI - deployed in all situations Consistent. Reliable. Competitive. Plays with detail. Executes defensively. Makes sound decisions with the puck. Doesn't bring much offense. Credited with 112 hits and an incredible 184 shot blocks in the 63GP Contract counts $775 against the cap Pending UFA Mar. 2, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Scott LaughtonLogo of the Philadelphia FlyersC294 of 4
82
L3
STATS UPDATED MARCH 6TH Laughton is part of the leadership group in Philadelphia and contributes in a range of roles. He's capable of providing more offense than he has this season, but he's generally engaged in the hard areas and plays with pace. Through 63GP he's produced 10G-22A - while averaging just over 15 minutes per game TOI. Deployed in all situations. Committed on the penalty kill. Credited with 117 hits and 39 shot blocks. Room for improvement in the face-off dot. Wins only 49% of his draws. Signed through 25/26 $3.0 million AAVMar. 2, 2024Mar. 6, 2024
Anthony ManthaLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsLW294 of 5
75
L3
Mantha is a massive forward who plays with surprisingly little physicality for his stature. Through 56GP with the Capitals he had only been credited with 31 hits and 21 shot blocks. He averaged 14:09 TOI with the Caps. All of his ice time came at ES and PP. Mantha produced 20G - 14A - with seventeen of his goals coming at ES He's always leaned shooter / goal scorer more than play driver / distributor off the rush. His length can be an asset along the wall and around the crease when he's corralling pucks. Hard to defend when fully engaged. Good skater. Credited with 90 shots on goal. (+5) defensively. Generally deployed in a third line role at even strength before slotting into one of the PP units. Pending UFA. Cap hit $5.7M.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Frank VatranoLogo of the Anaheim DucksLW292 of 2
82
L3
Vatrano is the leading scorer in Anaheim. He's a shooter / goal scorer more than a play maker. Dangerous on the power-play. He's contributed 11G - 6A with the man advantage Plays quick and fast. Tracks up ice with enthusiasm. Involved extending plays along the wall. Through 61GP he averaged 18:17 TOI - deployed in all situations - credited with 119 hits - 64 shot blocks - 191 shots on goal - 69 PIMS - (-18) defensively Brings energy, compete, goal scoring. Defensive detail ranges. Can be a bit hectic in his zone. Signed through 24/25 $3.65M AAVFeb. 25, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Adam HenriqueLogo of the Edmonton OilersC347 of 7
85
L3
Playing some of his best hockey as the trade deadline nears. In a five game segment - February 24th - March 3rd - his TOI ramped up / ranged from 17:00 - 21:00 Used in all situations. Sound pace. Can play both the wing and the center. Wins 53% of his draws. Veteran forward who plays the game the right way. Doesn't cut corners defensively. Chips in with better than secondary offense In the five game segment - 2G - 4A - (+5) Expiring contract $5.825M AAVFeb. 25, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Sam CarrickLogo of the Edmonton OilersC321 of 1
77
L4
4th line / depth forward who has the hockey IQ and enough pace to match up against middle six forwards / opponents Active stick on the PK. Rotates and pressures effectively. Wins 51% of his draws. Brings a physical element - credited with 137 hits and 27 shot blocks through 61GP in ANA Knows what he is - doesn't stray outside his skill set - depth offense - 8G / 3A Expiring contract - affordable - 850KFeb. 25, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Arthur KaliyevLogo of the Los Angeles KingsLW224 of 4
66
L4
Kaliyev is the kind of player who needs to be scoring goals in order to have a regular slot in the lineup. His element is offense. Barely adequate skater for the pace of the NHL. His off the puck detail can be frustrating. There are times he exits the offensive zone too late to catch up on the back check and assist defensively. Has been in and out of the Kings lineup. Through 44GP - 6G-14A - with three of his goals coming on the PP Ice time in most recent five game segment ranged from 9:00 - 14:00 - deployed at ES and PP 3 hits / 3 shot blocks in the segment - 0G - 0 A Kaliyev has a great release, and the puck touch to make plays in tight areas around the crease. Unfortunately, when he's not producing offense his value to the group falls off dramatically. Feb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Alexandre CarrierLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD273 of 3
87
P3
Carrier is undersize but he's competitive in the hard areas of the ice. The '2-way D' is in the last year of his contract. His cap hit is $2.5M. Through 57 games he's averaged 18:26 TOI. His ice time breaks down as follows: 15:45 ES - 0:26 PP - 2:14 PK He's been credited with 52 hits and 114 shot blocks. Shot blocking is an asset when killing penalties. He's quick to space and his read/react game is generally sound. An interesting name to keep an eye on at trade deadline. Also provides some secondary offense (4G-15AFeb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Tyson BarrieLogo of the Nashville PredatorsRD324 of 4
77
P3
The Preds and Barrie are on a collision course for a divorce. Barrie would like a change of scenery, especially since he has been a consistent healthy scratch in Nashville. Barrie is a veteran - '2-way / Transitional' defenceman who can quarterback a PP unit. He's an average defender who plays the game with a minimal amount of physical push back. Best described as an 'area' defender. When his 'routes' are off, in his zone, he has a difficult time containing his check to the perimeter. Barrie has played 35 games for Nashville in 23/24 He's averaged 18:26 TOI - with 99% of his ice time coming at even strength and PP - he rarely sees time on the PK 1G - 11A and (-10) defensively. Leans bottom pairing at even strength. Distributor on the PP. Cap hit = $4.5M Expiring deal - pending UFAFeb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Juuse SarosLogo of the Nashville PredatorsG282 of 2
90
1A
After suffering through some ups and downs, earlier in the season, he's back playing to the best of his ability Workhorse. Has appeared in 49 games as of March 5th His last five starts - from February 22nd - March 2nd - he posted outstanding numbers - 1.20 GAA / .955 save percentage Butterfly athletic goalie. Competes to keep pucks out of the net. At times he gets outside his posts and has to travel a long way back to regain his crease - making him smaller in the net in the process Great feet. Good low net coverage for his stature. One more year left on a contract that pays $5.0 million but doesn't have trade protection. Many high end years ahead. Only 28 years young. #1A NHL starter.Feb. 22, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Noah HanifinLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsLD276 of 7
89
P1
Statistics updated March 5th - 2024 '2-way D' with a transitional element. Provides better than secondary offense. Outlets pucks and joins as an extra layer. Elite skater. Has the legs to lead the rush on his own. Gaps up to take away time and space in the defensive zone. Through his first 61GP - 11G-24A - 123 shots on goal - 46hits - 89 shot blocks - has scored 8 goals and 18 assists at even strength. Expiring contract. $4.95M AAV - Contract has an 8 team 'no trade'.Feb. 19, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Jacob MarkströmLogo of the Calgary FlamesG344 of 4
90
1A
Report updated March 5th - 2024 The Calgary Flames MVP so far in 23/24. Huge bounce back season compared to last. At the 39 game mark he had posted a 2.61 GAA and .912 save percentage. Signed through 25/26 to a contract that counts $6.0M against the cap. Full 'no move clause' There are nights he gives up goal he would like to have back … but he has proven, this year, that he digs in to make the next save and beyond. If he goes to market, he is the top goalie target for this deadline cycle. 33 years young but a #1A puck stopper.Feb. 19, 2024Mar. 5, 2024
Jake SandersonLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsLD214 of 4
90
P1
Trending towards being the Senators top defenceman Averaging 23 minutes, per game, time on ice Used in all situations Matches up against top opponents Has contributed 7G-20A with (2G) - (7A) on the PP Not overly physical - credited with 36 hits Blocks shots at ES and on the PK (104) Elite skater. Fantastic edges. His speed gives him an advantage over opponents when tracking pucks or closing on them to kill plays. Generally an area defender - but plenty smart about his approach - High end hockey sense Competes - Skates - Provides secondary offense - Likely to score more in time - 2-way / Transitional 'D'Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Ridly GreigLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsC213 of 3
85
L3
Young, still developing, forward who plays a skilled / energetic / pesty style of game. Not huge in stature but always involved. Never backs down from contact and battles in the hard areas of the ice. Good skater. Can push the play in transition. Can play both center and the wing. Averaging 14:32 TOI through 49GP - used in all situations Produced 9G-12A 6G - 12A at even strengthFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Shane PintoLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsRW232 of 2
83
L3
Since returning from suspension he has played in 18 games as of March 4th / 2024 Averages 17:41 TOI - used in all situations - secondary PK Winning 51% of his draws More push back to his game - credited with 20 hits and 20 shot blocks in the 18GP Has produced 6G-10A Playing with purpose. Pending RFA. Trending towards a second line forward role in the near future.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Claude GirouxLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsC363 of 3
80
L2
Offense has fallen off a bit in 23/24 - in 59GP he's produced 18G -35A Averaging 20:00 TOI - Used in all situations - Remains one of the best face-off forwards in the entire NHL - wins 58% of his draws Makes plays on the PP - mostly from his weak side flank - at times moving to the middle lane Limited amount of bump to him physically - only credited with 29 hits and 21 shot blocks Pace ranges at times - not a burner between the blue lines but does have a bit of an extra gear to surprise opponents at times. On balance he continues to play to his strengths offensively compared to the rest of his team mates.Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Erik BrännströmLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsRD242 of 2
80
P3
Brannstrom has been mostly solid for the Senators in a third pairing role. Through 53GP he was averaging 15:49 TOI His primary ice time comes at ES and the PK - Rarely used on the PP Contributes some depth offense - 3G - 10A Quick to space. Not big in stature. Relies on jumping to pucks ahead of his opponent in the defensive zone. Mostly area defender with an active stick. Average when the game gets heavy out front his net. Limited physical push back (24 hits) but fronts the shooter (73 shot blocks) Much improved year over year - more reliable detail defensively - (+2) ratingFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Jacob Bernard-DockerLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsRD231 of 1
79
P3
Bernard-Docker has been generally solid for the Senators in 23/24 Average plus stature Decent strength / push back in the trenches Keeping things mostly simple with the puck on his stick Has averaged 15:38 TOI through 50GP - Deployed at ES and PK - Depth offense 4G-8A Rotates well on the PK / fronts shooters in his zone / blocks shots (107) Low risk approach - protects 'the house' first - knows his role - 3rd pairing 2-way 'D'Feb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024
Mathieu JosephLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsRW273 of 3
82
L3
Joseph has played to his identity this year for Ottawa. He's produced 10G -20A in 49GP Average TOI for the season has landed at 16:30 Used in all situations. Limited impact on the PP. Plays fast. Competes up and down the ice. Can create turnovers with his tenacity. Provides secondary offense and some push back physically - 75 hits - 30 shot blocks The kind of player who can be a bit of a pest when he's firing on all cylinders Combination of energy - speed - better than average skill when at his bestFeb. 27, 2024Mar. 4, 2024