Welcome to the fourth installment of NoVa Caps’ Washington Capitals monthly prospects report for the 2019-2020 season. The report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of January, 2020, and provides an overall “Trending” rating for each player. We also provide a “Top 5 Prospects” ranking for each primary position at the end of this report.
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2019-2020 Monthly Prospect Reports
2019-2020 Weekly Prospect Reports
- Week 20 Report (01/27 – 02/02)
- Week 19 Report (01/20 – 01/26)
- Week 18 Report (01/13 – 01/19)
- Week 17 Report (01/06 – 01/12)
- Week 16 Report (12/30 – 01/5)
- Week 15 Report (12/23 – 12/29)
- Week 14 Report (12/16 – 12/22)
- Week 13 Report (12/9 – 12/15)
- Week 12 Report (12/2 – 12/8)
- .Week 11 Report (11/25 – 12/1)
- Week 10 Report (11/18 – 11/24)
- Week 9 Report (11/11 – 11/17)
- Week 8 Report (11/4 – 11/10)
- Week 7 Report (10/28 – 11/3)
- Week 6 Report (10/21 – 10/27)
- Week 5 Report (10/14 – 10/20)
- Week 4 Report (10/7 – 10/13)
- Week 3 Report (9/30 – 10/6)
- Week 2 Report (9/23 – 9/29)
- Week 1 Report (9/16 – 9/22)
NoVa Caps Prospect Interviews
The report organizes the Capitals’ prospects by six primary leagues/regions of play. They include:
- American Hockey League (AHL)
- Western Hockey League (WHL)
- Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
- East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)
- European Hockey Leagues (SHL/NLA)
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
All news, stats and data were aggregated and compiled throughout the month of January and finalized on, or just prior to February 1st, 2020. All prospect summaries are then entered into our NoVa Caps prospects database for future use/analysis.
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE (BEARS)
The Hershey Bears cooled off a little from a December where they went 7-0-2. Still, the team continued their ascent up the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Atlantic Division standings in January. The Bears sit in a tie for first place with the Hartford Wolf Pack with 59 points. Hershey went 9-4 in the month. They were undefeated on weekends in January, dropping four mid-week games.
The offense was hit by injuries to leading scorer Mike Sgarbossa and top line winger Joe Snively in early January, but the trio of Philippe Maillet, Matt Moulson and Brian Pinho has stepped up to carry the offensive workload in Sgarbossa and Snively’s absence.
The Hershey penalty kill continues to excel, killing off 87.1% of the power plays they face. That percentage is good for third in the AHL. The power play remains inconsistent and has missed Sgarbossa’s presence.
Pheonix Copley – G – Undrafted – 27-years old.
Copley only started three games in December, but his game time increased significantly in January. The netminder started seven games in the month and went 6-1. The North Pole, Alaska native has now won nine of his last 10 starts and has elevated his game. The veteran stopped 33 shots against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on January 10 and then turned away six more in the shootout to lead the Hershey to a 2-1 win. He made two great saves on Cleveland’s Trey Fix-Wolansky on January 11. Late in the first period, he robbed Fix-Wolansky with a pad save from point blank range. Then, Copley made the save on a wide-open Fix-Wolansky on a Cleveland power play in the third period. He also came up big in a game at Springfield on January 24. With the Bears down 2-1, Copley stopped a shorthanded breakaway. Shortly after the save, Pilon scored on the power play to tie the game.
Vitek Vanecek – G – Drafted Second-Round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft – 24-years old.
After a stellar December, Vanecek’s level dropped a little in January. He started six games and went 3-3. He surrendered five goals in a loss to Charlotte on January 15 and four in a loss to Springfield on January 22. On the side, the Czech netminder was unlucky to not record a shutout against Rochester on January 19. He made 30 saves in that game, including 23 in the first two periods, and lost his shutout with 28 seconds to go after the Bears took an unnecessary icing. Thirty was a lucky number for Vanecek, as he had 30 saves in each of his three wins in the month. The netminder was added to the Atlantic Division All-Star team for the AHL All-Star Challenge in Ontario, California. It was Vanecek’s second straight All-Star appearance and he made the most of it. First, he was the tri-winner of the top goalie award at the AHL Skills Competition by making 14 saves. Then, he helped lead the Atlantic Division to victory in the AHL All-Star Challenge. He surrendered just two goals in four games and was the named the competition’s Most Valuable Player.
Christian Djoos – D – Drafted Seventh Round, 2012 NHL Entry Draft – 25-years old.
After recovering from an injury he suffered in the NHL, the Washington Capitals sent Djoos back to Hershey on January 11. The Swedish defensemen returned to the Bears’ lineup on January 14 and played in every Hershey game the rest of the month. He contributed two assists and posted an even rating. He scored the clinching goal in the shootout in a 3-2 win over Providence on January 25. For the season, Djoos has three goals and 18 assists in 34 games played.
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Axel Jonsson-Fjallby – RW – Drafted Fifth Round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft – 21-years old.
Jonsson-Fjallby ended a six-game scoreless drought when he netted the Bears’ first goal at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on January 10. He recorded a two-goal game against Cleveland the following night. One of those goals was his first power play goal of the season. He completed the month with three goals and two assists to push his season point total to 17. The Swede does the little things well. Against Hartford on January 8, Jonsson-Fjallby blocked a shot with his stick to break up a scoring chance late in the first period. On January 19, he held onto the puck in the second period while the Bears made a line change and ended up drawing a penalty against Rochester. Jonsson-Fjallby is a big contributor on high end penalty kill. For the season, Axel has 10 goals and seven assists in 47 games played.
Alexander Alexeyev – D – Drafted First-Round, 2018 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old.
The Russian blue liner is one Hershey’s best shot blockers. On January 8, he blocked a shot to snuff out a Hartford scoring chance on a power play in the second period. Alexeyev is a very good penalty killer and plays a big role on the Bears’ highly ranked penalty kill unit. The St. Petersburg, Russia native snapped a seven-game scoreless drought with a goal and an assist at Springfield on January 22. The goal was his first since scoring the season-opening goal on October 5. Alexeyev has two goals and 14 assists on the season.
Beck Malenstyn – LW, RW – Drafted Fifth-Round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft – 21-years old.
Malenstyn returned from an upper body injury on January 8 after being out since December 7. He netted two goals and dished out two assists in the month. The Delta, British Columbia native scored the game-winning goal with 3:20 remaining in the third period against Cleveland on January 11 on a tip-in goal. Malenstyn continues to do the little things. On January 19, Malenstyn laid out to block a shot with just over remaining in the game with the Bears up 4-0. He also jumped right back into his role as a top penalty killer. He is usually paired with Brian Pinho on the penalty kill unit and the duo is often the first over the boards when Hershey goes shorthanded. He broke up a play with his hand on a penalty kill against Cleveland on January 11. For the season, Malenstyn has six goals and five assists in 33 games played.
Mike Sgarbossa – C – Undrafted – 27-years old.
|Hershey’s leading scorer was limited to three games in January after suffering an injury after being checked in a January 5 game against Bridgeport. Sgarbossa dished out an assist in each of his three games to bring his season total to 35 points. He still leads the Bears in scoring with that total. Sgarbossa was selected to the Atlantic Division team for the AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, California, but was forced to miss the game due to injury.
Martin Fehervary – D – Drafted Second-Round, 2018 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old.
Fehervary scored one goal in January, but it was a highlight reel goal. In the second period on January 19, he split two Rochester players and then used a burst of speed to get past another. The rookie finished it off by slotting a backhand shot through the five-hole. The Bratislava, Slovakia native also contributed two assists in the month. Defensively, Fehervary remains one of Hershey’s steadiest defenders. He plays in all situations and is a smart player. He is tied for the team lead in plus/minus with a rating of +11.
Brian Pinho – C/RW – Drafted Sixth-Round, 2013 NHL Entry Draft – 24-years old. A natural center, Pinho has been playing on the right wing on Hershey’s top line with Phillipe Maillet and Matt Moulson. The move has been good for Pinho. The Providence College grad has become an offensive threat. He potted seven goals in January and amassed four assists. Pinho sits fourth on the team in scoring with 26 points and is third on the team with 13 goals. The North Andover, Massachusetts native has already surpassed is point total from last season by 14 points. He scored two game-winning goals in the month and now is tied for the team lead in that category with four. Pinho is also a key contributor on Hershey’ stellar penalty kill unit and is often one of the first two forwards over the boards when it is time to kill a penalty. For the season Pinho has 13 goals and 14 assists in 48 games played. He is fourth on the Bears in points and second in goals.
Brett Leason – RW – Drafted Second-Round, 2019 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old.
The rookie winger continues to struggle to find his offensive game. He has one goal in 41 games and is shooting percentage is a dismal two percent. Leason compiled two assists in January to run his season point total to nine. However, he was scoreless in his last six games. The Calgary, Alberta native’s defensive game also dropped in the month. He was a -3 in January after being a plus four through the first three months of the season. If he is not scoring, Leason needs to be responsible defensively to get ice time and he needs to get back to that in order to stay in the lineup. For the season Leason has one goal and eight assists in 41 games played.
Lucas Johansen – D – Drafted First-Round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft – 22-years old.
Johansen continues to be bitten by the injury bug. After returning from an injury in late December, the third-year defenseman went down again in his second game of January. He would miss the remaining of the month. In his two games, Johansen recording an assist and was a +1. The Vancouver, British Columbia native has played in only nine games this season. That has made it difficult for him to make an impression in a season where he is in the last year of his entry level contract.
Connor Hobbs – D – Drafted Fifth-Round, 2015 NHL Entry Draft – 23-years old.
January was a lost month for Hobbs. He played in one game against Bridgeport on January 4. He was scoreless in the game, but suffered a lower-body injury and has not played since. He had surgery on the shoulder towards the end of the month and may not return this season.
Philippe Maillet – C – Undrafted – 27-years old.
Maillet was the Hershey’s best player in January. Elevated to the top center role in Sgarbossa’s absence, Maillet tallied five goals and had 10 helpers for a total of 15 points in the month. The Montreal, Quebec native had 12 points in the first three months of the season. His game has picked up since being put back on a line with Matt Moulson, his linemate in Ontario last season. He, Moulson and Brian Pinho have formed Hershey’s top forward line. Maillet netted the game tying goal with 21 seconds left at Providence on January 25. The Bears would win the game in a shootout. He recorded four multiple point games in the month, including two, three-assist games. On the season, the pivot ranks third on the team in scoring with 27 points and is tied for second in assists with 17.
Garrett Pilon – C/RW – Drafted Third-Round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft – 21-years old.
Pilon posted another solid offensive month. He put home six goals in January and had two assists. The Mineola, New York native has 12 goals on the season, surpassing his total of 10 last season. He is third on the team in goals. Pilon’s 25 points places him fifth on the Hershey scoring list. The son of former NHL defenseman Rich Pilon recorded a three-game, goal-scoring streak from January 15-19. Pilon also picked up his all-around game. He was much better in his own zone in January than he was in the first three months. Coming into 2020, the second year forward was a minus two. In January, Pilon was a plus seven and now is a plus six for the season. For the season, Pilon has 12 goals and 14 assists in 47 games played.
Colby Williams – D/RW – Drafted Sixth-Round, NHL Entry Draft – 25-years old.
Williams has seen his ice time increase, but it has occurred in an unexpected way. The defenseman has suited up for seven games in January, but five of them have been at right wing. He has played surprisingly well on the wing and has given head coach Spencer Carbery more options in the bottom six. Williams dished out two assists in the month.
Bobby Nardella – D – Undrafted – 23-years old.
Offensively, Nardella had another strong month. He scored one goal and added six assists in January. He leads Hershey in defensemen scoring with 17 points. Unfortunately for the Notre Dame product, his defensive game fell off during the first month of 2020. He was a minus six in January and is now a minus four on the season. Nardella needs to find a better balance between his offensive and defensive play. He has to make better decisions on when to go and when to stay. He also needs to make better decisions with the puck in his own end. The Bears need his offensive contributions, but they also need him to be a responsible player in his own end.
Liam O’Brien – LW – Undrafted – 25-years old.
The longest tenured Hershey Bear manufactured a productive offensive month in January. O’Brien potted two goals and had seven helpers in the month. He had two multi-point games during the month. The nine points are the most in a month for the winger this season. He has eight goals and 15 assists on the season. More importantly, O’Brien stayed out of the penalty box in 11 games in January. That allows him to be used on the penalty kill and he is an effective penalty killer. He blocked a shot late in the power play in the first period against Hartford on January 8. The block allowed the Bears to finish off the kill.
Shane Gersich – LW, C – Drafted Fifth-Round, 2014 NHL Entry Draft – 23-years old.
After tallying one goal in December, Gersich put home three goals in January. The Chaska, Minnesota native roofed a shot off a great pass from Joe Snively with 49.5 seconds remaining to give the Bears a 2-1 victory over Bridgeport on January 4. The North Dakota product has six goals on the season and is on pace to surpass his total of eight from last season. Gersich’s shooting accuracy is better than last season. His shooting percentage is at 10.4% after posting a 6.4% last season. The second year forward continues to be a good two-way player. He sees a lot of time on the penalty kill and is a big contributor on that unit. Gersich made a great steal on a kill against Rochester on January 19 that led to a shorthanded breakaway. He did not score on the play, but his steal creating a scoring opportunity.
Joe Snively – LW – Undrafted – 24-years old.
After posting two strong months offensively, Snively started off January by recording an assist in his first two games of the month. Unfortunately for Snively, he would be injured in his third game of January after Bridgeport’s Kyle Burroughs drove him in to the boards. Burroughs would receive a two-game suspension for the hit, but Snively has not played since and is listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury.
Riley Sutter – RW/C – Drafted Third Round, 2018 NHL Draft – 20-years old. Coming into January, Sutter looked like a candidate to be sent to South Carolina. He was not getting playing time and was often a healthy scratch. The Bears were then beset by injuries up front and Sutter got a chance to play. He played in eight games in January, the same amount of games he saw action in November and December combined. The Calgary, Alberta native scored his first professional goal in Hershey’s 4-1 victory over Rochester on January 19. He also contributed an assist in the month and has three points on the season. Sutter’s game has improved as he has gotten more game action. The question is if he will continue to get the playing time he needs when Mike Sgarbossa and Joe Snively return for injury.
Kody Clark – RW – Drafted Second-Round, 2018 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old. The rookie winger suited up for nine games in January and had his most productive month as a professional. Clark netted a goal and chipped in with four helpers to up his season point total to seven points. The son of former NHL winger Wendell Clark tallied his first professional game-winning goal against Bridgeport on January 5. He posted his first multi-point game of his career at Bridgeport on January 31. He potted Hershey’s third goal in a 4-1 win and assisted on two of Shane Gersich’s three goals in the game. Clark does a good job of getting back and playing in his own zone. On January 11 against Cleveland, he tracked back and made diving play to clear the puck after Nardella turned the puck over in the second period.
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE (WHL)
Aliaksei Protas – C – Drafted Third-Round, 2019 NHL Entry Draft – 18-years old
Protas had an underwhelming month of January. Offensively, his point production has experienced a significant dip. For the month he tallied just two goals and nine assists in 13 games played, including no goals and five assists in the last seven games of the month. Since returning from the World Juniors (12/27) he has recorded four goals and 13 assists.
Eric Florchuk – C – Drafted Seventh-Round, 2017 NHL Entry Draft – 19-years old
The biggest news on Florchuk was that the Saskatoon Blades traded him, along with a draft pick, to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for Evan Patrician and two draft picks on January 9. With his new team, Florchuk has scored five goals and nine assists in nine games, including a hat trick against Victoria. Prior to the trade, he had three assists to that point in January. His total for the month numbered five goals and 11 assists in 13 games, while totals for the year read 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points. This will be Florchuk’s last season in junior hockey, with the goal of moving to Hershey in September. However, he will need to step up his play-making and scoring if he wants to secure a regular spot in the Bears’ lineup. Vancouver is currently 22-20-3-2 and third place in the British Columbia Division of the WHL.
Alex Kannok-Leipert – D – Drafted sixth-round, 2018 NHL Entry Draft – 19-years old
Defensively, Kannok-Leipert spent time with Colorado Avalanche draft pick Bowen Byram on the top pairing, but has also been relegated to the second and third defensive-pairings. The captain of the Giants continues to play sound defense and is fairly responsible in his own end. However, he needs to continue improving on decision-making, and plays exiting and entering the zone. Offensively, Kannok-Leipert had a relatively quiet month to add to his relatively quiet season, recording a goal and four assists in 13 games played on the month of January, with three of those assists coming in co-prospect Eric Florchuk’s first game with the Giants after being traded from Saskatoon. For the season, Kannok-Leipert has three goals and 13 assists in 47 games played and 97 shots on the season for a shooting percentage of 3.1%.
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE (OHL)
Connor McMichael – C – Drafted first-round, 2019 NHL Entry Draft – 18-years-old
Coming off of a gold medal win at the World Junior tournament, McMichael continued where he left off in the OHL. He’s been on a tear in the 10 games since he rejoined London, scoring at least a point in every game (carrying an overall 12-game point streak) in January. In fact, in only three of those games did he register less than two points and in four games he had three or more points. 12 goals and 12 assists in those games have now given him an incredible 83 points in just 37 games for a league-leading 2.24 points-per-game average. He fired 56 shots for a 5.6 shots-per-game average and was a force at the face-off circle, finishing at 57 percent in efficiency with a 117/204 record. This bodes well for Washington as he has improved in this area every month as his two-way game continues to mature. He is taking important draws to close out games in his zone during a penalty kill. His sixth hat-trick of the season and third of the month against Windsor on Jan 31 gave him 37 goals putting him ahead of his goal total last season in 67 games. His assist and point totals are also higher than last year in an astonishing half the games. He was named the OHL “On the Run” player of the week for the third time this season last week as he collected three goals and four assists in a couple of Knights victories. McMichael has taken his game to an even higher level since returning from the World Junior. His London Knights have lost only once since his return and now sit tied for the West Conference lead and are first in their division. His level of play is beginning to make many second-guess his draft number last year though the Capitals continue to reap the benefits. The biggest question at end of the season already is becoming whether McMichael goes back to junior next season and what that would do to his development. It’s not common for a 19-year-old player to have this kind of consistency and confidence game-in and game-out. He is not eligible (as Martin Hugo Has would be because of his Import draft-status) for AHL in 2020-21 and so, unless he sticks in Washington, he would have to go back to London. McMichael will face fellow Capitals draft pick Martin Hugo Has and his rival Guelph Storm four times in Feb with the next game on the 11th followed by the 21st and 26th.
Martin Hugo Has – D – Drafted Fifth-Round, 2019 NHL Entry Draft – 19 years old.
Martin Has’ month of January has been a whirlwind. After finishing up at the World Juniors where he recorded a goal and for assists for the Czech Republic, he was officially loaned to North Bay Battalion in the OHL on January 9th. The right-handed defenseman would play in just one game with the Battalion before being traded to the Guelph Storm on January 10th. (You may recall that Has began the season splitting time between Tappara in the Finnish Liiga, and with KOOVEE of the Finnish Mestis league before the World Juniors and subsequently being loaned to North Bay). It’s assumed the Capitals have had their hand in the rapid movement of Has, who may be slated for Hershey next season. The 6’-4” Has was immediately assigned to the top defensive pair when he arrived in Guelph, where he finished the month. The Storm are a struggling team at times this season, on the edge of a playoff spot, so Has will be challenged. Has was injured on a back check against the London Knights in January 29th and would leave the game, however he wouldnt miss a start. Offensively he has four assists in nine games so far with the Storm.
Damien Riat – D – Drafted Fourth-Round, 2016 NHL Entry Draft – 22–years old.
Damien Riat has struggled with a concussion throughout the season, but returned to play and is performing well for his EHC Biel-Bienne. Offensively, Riat has 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 27 games played this season and leads the team in penalty minutes with 53 PIMS. Riat has a chance to eclipse his career-high in points (25) if his rate of production continues at the same pace.
Sebastian Walfridsson – D – Drafted Fifth-Round, 2017 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old
It has been quite a rough month for Walfridsson, whose ice-time has dropped about a minute per game to 13:47 per night. Walfridsson’s point production is unchanged, totaling six points (two goals, four assists) while playing a Top for a streaky team that currently sits in the middle of the standings. The 20-year old Swede is playing senior hockey and gaining valuable experience, but a potential role in D.C. seems far away at the moment. Walfridsson needs to perform steadily in a bigger role, and prove that he can handle more ice time. While his ceiling seems low at the moment, he is still young enough to develop his game.
Kristian Røykås-Marthinsen – LW – Drafted Seventh-Round, 2017 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old.
While Røykås-Marthinsen’s HC Dalen has upped their game after the Christmas holiday, the same can’t really be said about the young left wing. The transition from junior hockey has proven quite tough for the Norwegian winger, who so far has produced a total of 10 points in 33 games at a rather low level of Swedish hockey.
Tobias Geisser – D – Drafted Fourth-Round, 2017 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old.
Since leaving Hershey for his native country of Switzerland, Geisser has played a total of 14 games for the current league leaders EV Zug. Geisser has never been known for his point production, as evidenced by his single assist, but is more of a shutdown blueliner. The Swiss rearguard is playing Top 4 minutes, averaging north of 16 minutes per night, and playing on the penalty kill. After a bumpy start to the the season it seems as though Geisser is finding his groove and bouncing back.
EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAFUE (ECHL)
Kristoffers Bindulis – D – Undrafted – 24-years old
Defensively, the Stingrays continue their strong play, including Bindulis. Logan Thompson (Bears prospect) leads the league in Goals-Against Average (2.09) and Save Percentage (.932). South Carolina leads the league on the penalty kill at 90.6 percent (154-for-170). Offensively, Bindulis added another goal and four assists in 15 games played in January.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Benton Maass – D – Drafted Sixth-round, 2017 NHL Entry Draft – 19-years old
Maass helped the University of New Hampshire (13-9-2) create some buzz on the national scene. They beat three nationally-ranked teams – #11 Northeastern, #11 Providence, and #7 UMass. Each were in first place in Hockey East at game time. UNH improved their Division I PairWise Ranking to #14. Across these games, Maass continued his solid play at both ends of the ice. In the 5-4 overtime defeat of Northeastern, Maass had an assist, a shot on goal, a blocked shot and a Plus/Minus rating of plus-2. The junior defenseman fired three shots on goal and posted a plus-1 in the 4-3 win over Providence. In home-and-home games against UMass, the Wildcats earned a 1-0 shutout and a 1-1 tie. Maass accumulated three more shots on goal, another blocked shot, and a plus-1 rating. Overall, Maass leads UNH with a Plus/Minus rating of plus-9, while his 26 blocked shots in 24 games are third-most on the team. Additionally, his 41 shots on goal are fifth on the team and second among UNH defensemen. Maass has contributed a goal and five assists.
Mitchell Gibson – G – Drafted Fourth-Round, 2018 NHL Entry Draft – 20-years old
Gibson went .500 for the month of January (2-2-1), yielding 11 goals on 149 shots faced for a .926 Save Percentage. His high-point came in his last game of the month when he stopped 39 of 42 shots faced against Colgate. Unlike previous months, Gibson only played once on back-to-back nights, but again, on the second night he gave up four goals on 31 shots faced against Clarkson, his worst outing of the month. For the season Gibson is 6-4-2 with a 2.31 Goals-Against Average and a .929 Save Percentage. He is currently 24th in the NCAA in Goals-Against Average and 12th in Save Percentage.
TOP FIVE RANKINGS
Our monthly “Top 5 ranking” of prospects by position returns for a third straight season. The ranking is specific to the month and could change each subsequent month. The ranking may also include players that are not officially under contract with the Capitals at the date of this report.
Report by NoVa Caps Prospects Analysts Team:
Eric Lord (AHL)
Jesper Svensson (Europe)
Mike Lowry (NCAA)
Marcus Boutillier (OHL)
Jon Sorensen (WHL/AHL)
Mic Yugo (Prospects Insider)
Michael Fleetwod (Editor)