Future Considerations

Draft is Miller’s time
June 18, 2011, 6:20 pm
Filed under: NHL Entry Draft, USHL | Tags: , ,

From Andrew Weiss:

When a team has as many as five players going in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, players may have a hard time standing out.

That’s not the case for J.T. Miller.

Miller, a forward with the NTDP, has stood out for all the right reasons this season on a team loaded with talent, particularly at the forward position. While Miller finished his USHL season with a modest 15 points in 21 games, it was what he did without the puck that set Miller apart from the likes of his linemates Rocco Grimaldi and Reid Boucher who were put together at the beginning of the USHL season. Continue reading

Sproul’s climb an exciting journey
June 18, 2011, 1:24 pm
Filed under: NHL Entry Draft, OHL | Tags: , ,

From Brian Huddle:

It’s not often that a young Canadian hockey player goes from playing Midget AAA to a highly touted NHL prospect with a year.

Yet Ryan Sproul is on the verge of doing just that, slated to go within the first three rounds of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft come June 24-25 in Minnesota.

One of the top risers in the 2011 NHL Draft Class, Sproul wasn’t even on any scout’s lists at the half way mark. The ascend hasn’t been lost on Sproul. Continue reading