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.”
– Mike Oke – General Manager, Peterborough Petes
Along with the detailed prospect scouting reports, the 2013 NHL Draft Black Book includes over 400 game reports from games attended by HockeyProspect.com scouts. The game reports provide the reader to ability to follow prospects and their progression through multiple games as they made their way through their NHL Draft season.
The 2013 NHL Draft Black Book also includes detailed information on prospects that are eligible for the CHL Import Draft. HockeyProspect.com scouts attended numerous international events, including the Four Nations, Five Nations, World Under 17 Challenge and the recent World Under 18 Championship tournament in Sochi, Russia.
“Mark Edwards and the group at Hockey Prospect has provided our team with an honest independent opinion on players for the OHL and Import Drafts. Hockey Prospect is a professional well informed group that provides a great service to our team. We recommend them to your organization.”
Chris Byrne – General Manager & Head coach, Ottawa 67’s
The 2013 NHL Draft Black Book also goes in depth on rankings. HockeyProspect.com ranks the top 210 prospects for the 2013 National Hockey league Draft and the Top 30 prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft. HockeyProspect.com’s Director of Scouting, Mark Edwards spoke about their rankings, “I get great feedback from NHL Scouts about our rankings. While in Russia recently, I had a couple of NHL Scouts tell me that they thought our rankings most closely resembled a typical NHL teams list. I have heard that previously, and it’s a big compliment. I think one reason I hear that might be because I constantly tell our scouts to tune out the media hype and just trust what they see on the ice.”
The 2013 NHL Draft is taking place in New Jersey this year and it’s less than a month away. More hockey industry people, agents and fans are using HockeyProspect.com products every year. “I think the NHL staffers I speak to respect the fact that we don’t pretend to be something we are not.” says Edwards. “The NHL teams have very talented scouts, I know this first hand because I’m with them all the time. I know them as both scouts and as people. We are simply used as an extra resource for the huge task of scouting hundreds of players who are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft and beyond.”
Along with the release of the 2013 NHL Draft Black Book, HockeyProspect.com has also released the most recent Top 30 prospect rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. It’s the first updated list provided to the general public since February 15th. You can see the updated list here.
The Black Book is available in both PDF and Print formats. For more information and to purchase the 2013 NHL Draft Black Book click this link.