Head Scout Wade Branch and Goaltending Coach Rob Beatty break down our 2023 draft prospects below.
Quinn is a dynamic right-shot defensemen who is an elite skater that pushes the pace of play, he is a highly skilled and intelligent puck mover, he is able to provide offence from the backend and has the ability to run a powerplay.
Parker is a smart two-way player who is an excellent skater, he is able to play in all situations, has a high motor and compete level, and is able to use his speed, skill, and intelligence to create offence.
Will is a highly intelligent player who plays the game with a lot of speed and skill and has the ability to produce offence, he is an elite two-way player that competes and has a high motor, and never takes a shift off.
Rylan is a very strong skater who possesses a very high hockey IQ, he is a very smart puck distributor that has a high skill level and ability to control the play with his patience and poise with the puck on his stick.
Lev is an excellent skater that has high-end skill and hockey sense, elite vision, and is able to create offence off the rush with his playmaking and goal-scoring ability. Katzin is one of the most exciting and dynamic players in this age group.
Zachary has great size and uses it effectively when he plays. He is very athletic which enables him to make 2nd and 3rd saves as required. He has good feet, moves very well, and is always in control of his movement.
Sam is a big right winger that skates well and has good hands and a heavy accurate shot, uses his size and strength to protect the puck to create scoring chances of the cycle.
Jack is a strong power forward who is a good skater, he possesses a heavy and accurate shot. He is a smart player that is able to find open ice in the offensive zone and had a real nose for the net.
Nathan is a big strong defenseman that skates well and is tough to beat off the rush. He is a smart and efficient puck mover, is very responsible defensively has a high compete level and plays a hard-nosed style of game.
Grant is a strong skater who makes good decisions with the pick on his tick. He is able to take time and space away from his opponents, has a good active stick, uses his size and strength to win puck battles down low and is able to be used in all situations.
Kayden is a talented goalie who is very positionally sound, he tracks the puck exceptionally well and his game inside the posts makes him very consistent and reliable.
Jimmy is a very skilled player that skates well and likes to push the pace of play. He is a smart offensive player that is able to produce offense consistently.
Vincent is a good puck moving defenseman that has the ability to exit the puck out of the zone under pressure, looks to join the rush, and helps generate offence off the rush. Has the ability to get the pucks through from the point.
Fegaras is a pick-moving defenseman with good hockey sense and vision. He has a strong two-way game and able to defend the opponent’s top guys.