First Round Scouting Inc. operates HockeyProspect.com, an independent hockey scouting service dedicated to producing scouting reports and draft rankings. All of our scouts are chosen based on their hockey background, integrity and dedication to the sport.
Mark Edwards founded HockeyProspect.com while coaching Wayne Simmonds in 2004. The initial goal of the website was to provide players who might be under the radar a medium to perhaps be given a second chance to reach their goals to play at higher levels.
Mark has coached for 18 years with the bulk of that coaching at the Midget and Junior 'A' levels. He has coached players currently playing in the NHL and others on their way up the ladder. Mark has also been scouting since 2003.
Combined, our senior staff has over 45 years scouting and coaching experience.
What we do?
We provide scouting services via private contacts and via our web portal through a range of subscriber plans.
Who we scout:
-We scout players currently playing in the OHL, QMJHL, WHL, USHL, NCAA, Europe and any other leagues with players eligible for the NHL draft. We also scout players eligible to play in the OHL, WHL, QMJHL and the USHL.
-Since we have existed since 2004, we currently have a huge database of player reports. Subscribers can contact us and we will search our database for the player they seek.
What we scout:
-Skating and mobility
-Play away from the puck
-Competitiveness and Character