2018 Draft Profiles

Vitali Kravtsov 2017-18 Team: Traktor Chelyabinsk (#74)Date of Birth: December 23, 1999Place of Birth: Vladivostok, RussiaHt: 6’4″ Wt: 183 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: Right WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Things go in cycles in the National Hockey League, and particularly in drafting and development. In the past, there’s been a lot of chatter about the
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Jake Wise 2017-18 Team: U.S National U18 Team (#12)Date of Birth: February 28, 2000Place of Birth: North Andover, MAHt: 5’10” Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Down 3-0 early to Team Russia at the Five Nations tournament, Team USA needed a spark. Thanks to a strong push, the Americans were
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Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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Bode Wilde 2017-18 Team: US Development Program (#15)Date of Birth: January 24, 2000Place of Birth: Montreal, QC, CanadaHt: 6’2” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings For aspiring hockey players in the United States, one of their lifelong goals is to make the National Team’s Development Program. For defenseman Bode Wilde,
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Brady Tkachuk 2016-17 Team: Boston University (#27)Date of Birth: September 16, 1999Place of Birth: St. Louis, MissouriHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbs.Position: C/LWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 2nd (among NA Skaters) Future Considerations: 3rd McKeen’s Hockey: 5th Hockeyprospect.com: 5th ISS Hockey: 4th Bob McKenzie: 4th Craig Button: 2nd Jeff Marek: 4th
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Adam Boqvist 2017-18 Team: Brynas IF (#3)Date of Birth: August 15, 2000Place of Birth: Falun, SWEHt: 5’11” Wt: 170 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings While all the attention of this upcoming draft is focused on the top-three of Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov and Brady Tkachuk, there’s a player available if you
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