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CHL announces Import Draft change
For Immediate Release
Tuesday June 11, 2013
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2013 will be the final opportunity for member clubs to select European goaltenders in the annual CHL Import Draft.
European goaltenders born in 1994 or 1995 may be selected by CHL clubs in the first round of the 2013 CHL Import Draft. For all current CHL Import goaltenders and any that may be selected in the 2013 CHL Import Draft, such goaltenders may continue to play in the CHL until they have exhausted their major junior eligibility.
“The goaltender position is the most important in our game,” said CHL President David Branch. “In partnership with Hockey Canada, the CHL has identified the need to further develop Canadian goaltenders by providing increased opportunities for them to compete in our league and succeed at the next level. The CHL will continue to be the world’s largest development league and the number one supplier of talent to the National Hockey League and Canadian Interuniversity Sport.”
The decision was made by the CHL Board of Directors at their meeting in May.
The 2013 CHL Import Draft takes place on Wednesday July 3 with the Vancouver Giants currently holding the first overall pick. The two-round draft will take place online with the order of selection rotating through each of the CHL’s three leagues using an inverse order of final regular season standings from the 2012-13 season. Each team in the CHL is permitted to carry two European import players each season who are selected annually through the CHL Import Draft.
From CHL.ca LINK
After releasing their highly anticipated 2013 QMJHL draft guide earlier this week, Hockey Prospect, Independent Scouting Service have released for the public the names of the top ten prospects in anticipation of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, set to take place this upcoming June 8th in Chicoutimi, Qc .
Hockey Prospect's 2013 QMJHL Draft guide, which includes over 100 prospect profiles on players eligible for this weekend draft, is available for $9.99.
American defenseman Noah Hanifin is Hockey Prospect's top-ranked prospect, but the chances of him going 1st overall are low as the Norwood, Massachusetts native is committed to play for the US NTDP next season and to play for Boston College starting in 2015. Hanifin brings size and skill from the blueline and is possibly the best 97' defenseman in the world. Following Hanifin are the two Roy's (no relation) but some good debates were had all year between those two players as the top prospect coming out of Quebec. Nicolas brings size and skill from the center position and already plays a strong two-way game. Jeremy is an elite offensive defenseman who can run a power play with ease.
The next three players ranked have similar skillsets as players who can do great things offensively but all lack size right now. Nathan Noel, Anthony Beauvillier and Daniel Sprong should all make the team that selected them very happy. Julien Gauthier, a big power forward from Laval-Montreal, is ranked 7th in the final rankings. Julien is one of the bigger players available in this year's class. Coming in at #8 is defenseman Nicolas Meloche (St-Eustache) who has the complete package of size and skill from the the backend. Two prep school players round out the top ten, with Colin White (9th) who's committed to play with the US NTDP and Boston College in the next couple of years and whose chances of playing in the QMJHL are low at the moment but he remains an excellent prospect. Lastly, Callum Booth is Hockey Prospect's top-ranked goalie at 10th overall. The Montreal native played last year for Salisbury prep school in Connecticut. Booth is big and calm in his net and was a standout performer this year and at the QMJHL Gatorade challenge.
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June 1st, 2013, Oakville, Ontario - HockeyProspect.com announces official release of the 2013 NHL Draft Black Book. HockeyProspect.com is used by numerous hockey organizations and is a leader in Independent Scouting of prospects eligible for the National Hockey League Draft. No other service reports on as many prospects or provides the comprehensive scouting reports from games attended.
The 2013 NHL Draft Black Book provides detailed scouting reports on over 600 prospects who are eligible for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and even the 2016 NHL Draft. With over 380 scouting reports on prospects eligible for the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft, it’s easy to understand why hockey industry leaders are turning to HockeyProspect.com.
“The Hockey Prospect NHL Draft Black Book provides NHL executives and fans alike, with a comprehensive look at the top prospects for the NHL Draft. The HockeyProspect.com scouting staff are visible at rinks throughout the course of the entire hockey season around the world, giving subscribers confidence that Hockey Prospect scouting reports are reliable and accurate. The in-depth player profiles provide a great overview of the top prospects skills and abilities. If you want to be fully prepared for the NHL Draft then the Hockey Prospect NHL Draft Black Book is a must have.”
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HockeyProspect.com releases Final 2013 Top 30 Prospects list
June 4th, 2013, Oakville, Ontario - HockeyProspect.com has released the first Top 30 prospect rankings to the general public since February 15. The release of the list goes hand in and with the release of the 2013 NHL Draft Black Book and it's included Top 210 ranked prospects.
Leading the way from our first published list of 2013 prospects posted on February 15th, 2012 to June1st, 2013 at the top overall spot is the Halifax Mooseheads' Nathan Mackinnon. "Nathan is a special talent, while Seth Jones and Jonathan Drouin are exceptional players, Nathan is our choice to be the most valuable prospect to an NHL team in the years ahead." HockeyProspect.com's Director of Scouting, Mark Edwards explained. "I love his competitiveness and when you combine that with his on ice skill, it's a lethal combination for opponents. His acceleration is elite and he is fantastic and creating time and space for himself."
There are a couple of changesto the list since the previously posted February list. Climbing once again is Nikita Zadorov. The London Knights prospect has been a steady climber. "I think he is already playing at a high level, but what I really like is the room I see for potential growth." Edwards explained.
HockeyProspect.com also released it's Top 10 prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft. "Keep an eye on the Lyamkin kid we have at #6 overall. We didn't get dozens of viewings, but we sure liked him in the games we scouted. If he is willing to come to Canada he could be a very high import pick." Said Edwards.
For more information on the NHL Draft and CHL import Draft, check out our 2013 NHL Draft Black Book.
Saros has moved up the ranks with HPK rather rapidly and started in goal as a 16 year old in the U20 league posting very good numbers last season. He returned to this league and showed his talents internationally as well. Juuse will need to overcome his size. It’s what’s made us most cautious about him as 5’10” is a tough height to succeed at the NHL level as a goaltender. However, Juuse seems to be defying the odds at this point of his development. Hands down his best attribute is his leg movement. It looks like someone hit the turbo button every time he drops into the butterfly. What’s more impressive is how quickly he gets up.