The 2017 NHL Scouting Combine will take place this week (May 29-June 3) in Buffalo, New York. Here are a few tidbits for the coming week.
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced on May 2nd that the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter.
The annual scouting combine held in late May and early June, consists of player interviews, medical assessments, and a series of physical fitness tests. This year 106 players have been invited to the event.
All 31 NHL Clubs have the opportunity to conduct individual interviews with players in preparation for the NHL Draft. The 2017 NHL Draft will be held at United Center in Chicago on June 23 and 24.
Results from the combine will be posted within a week of the conclusion of the combine. Results from last year’s combine can be found here.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will participate in their first combine this week. General manager, George McPhee, and director of amateur scouting, Scott Luce, will be on hand to represent Las Vegas . The Golden Knights have the No. 6 pick in the first round, as determined by the NHL Draft Lottery, and have the third pick in Rounds 2-7. The 2017 NHL Draft will be held at United Center in Chicago on June 23 and 24.
By Jon Sorensen