Future Considerations

Draft eligibles hope for U18 boost
April 12, 2011, 7:11 pm
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From Dan Stewart:

Every year NHL scouts flock to the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in an effort to get one last viewing of some high-end potential draft picks before meeting them face-to-face at the NHL scouting Combine come June.

Those high-end prospects will be counted on to lead their respective squads and in reality only a bad showing could drastically affect their draft rankings.

The 2011 tournament, taking place in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany from April 14 though the 24, has the potential to also help push the stocks of some lesser known prospects up the draft lists of NHL organizations with some breakout preformances. Those prospects will be the key spotlight of this U18 preview post as we look to find those who have the ability to either elevate their draft stock or send it plummeting.  Continue reading