Entries by Steve Kournianos

2020 Draft Profile: C/W Dmitry Ovchinnikov

A high-scoring Russian forward who doesn’t play the stereotypical Russian style, Dmitri Ovchinnikov has had a prolific season in the MHL thus far as one of the Snipers top players, seeing plenty of ice-time in even strength and power-play situations.

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Prospect Notes: 2020 Minnesota State Tournament

Over 30 of the top high school players in North America were on display at the 2020 Minnesota Boys’ State Hockey Tournament in the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Check out detailed prospect reports on all of them, plus an inside look at the top Minnesota-born hopefuls for the NHL draft.

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2020 Draft Profile: RW Alexander Pashin

One of the top draft-eligible wingers from Russia, Pashin has the ability to fill the net in bunches. Our Ross Martin put this sniper under the microscope for a look at his overall game.

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Prospect Notes: TPS Turku U21-Jukurit U21 (Mar. 9, 2020)

Finnish prospect Eemil Viro was among several high-profile players summoned from the men’s elite league to participate in last Monday’s winner-take-all junior league match between TPS Turku and Jukurit

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2020 Draft Profile: LW Lukas Reichel

A well-balanced and agile skater with excellent vision, a deadly shot, and playmaking skills, Reichel is a German Elite League regular who has performed well above expectations for the Berlin Polar Bears.

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Preview: 2020 Minnesota Boys’ State Hockey Tournament

NASHVILLE (The Draft Analyst) — One of the most prestigious high school competitions in the nation kicks off on Wednesday when the State of Hockey lives up to its billing as the epicenter of all sports played on a sheet of ice. Yes, it’s time once again for Minnesota’s annual Boys’ Hockey State Tournament — a 16-team, single-elimination event that produces two state champions and all kinds of memories for players and fans alike.

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Updated 2020 NHL Draft Rankings: Top 125 for March

A critical period of hockey for most of the world’s premier draft-eligible prospects is over, which means it’s time to update my rankings from early January.

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2020 Draft Profile: LHD Joni Jurmo

An end-to-end puck rusher with size and top-pairing potential, Joni Jurmo is steadily becoming one of the most impressive European defensemen for the 2020 NHL draft

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2020 Draft Profile: C Marat Khusnutdinov

An explosive 200-foot center with a loaded arsenal of moves and trickery, SKA-1946 pivot Marat Khusnutdinov plays an exciting brand of hockey reminiscent of the old Red Army squads from the 1970s and 1980s.

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2020 Draft Profile: C/W Seth Jarvis

The WHL’s most excitable draft prospect since Mathew Barzal is putting up video game numbers in one of the toughest junior leagues to score in.

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2020 Draft: Top Prospects (Sweden)

The Swedes are notorious for providing the NHL draft with Europe’s deepest pool of talent. Take a look into which prospects are considered favorites for selection in the early rounds.

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2020 Draft Profile: LHD Jake Sanderson

The top American-born defenseman for the 2020 draft and possibly the first one to be selected after Jamie Drysdale, Sanderson is the straw that stirs the drink for this year’s NTDP.

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Recap: U18 Five Nations (February)

One of the most competitive in-season tournaments for the draft year is the under-18 Five Nations that takes place every February. This year’s event featured dozens of top prospects earmarked for the early rounds of the NHL draft.

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2020 Draft Profile: LW Roby Jarventie

One of the top prospects from Finland for the 2020 NHL Draft, left wing Roby Jarventie is a hard-shooting scorer who has played on the top line for KooVee in the adult-age Mestis league. He’s also played for Finland at mutliple international events and should participate at the April under-18 world championship in Plymouth, Mich.

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2020 Draft: Top Prospects (Finland)

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