ISS Mentorship Program is designed to train and mentor individuals for a career in the industry. We love everything about his game. Skinny build and not strong or physical, but does not shy away from going to the dirty areas. Has to work on becoming more physical, but he’s good at cushioning and absorbing hits. The U.S. Hockey Report provides unparalleled recruiting and scouting coverage of the top programs and prospects in youth hockey up through the ranks of USA Hockey, junior hockey, and the NCAA. 11. Sokolov’s rankings are all over the place, varying from late third-round to unranked. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical profiles and scouting reports! Gets pucks onto linemates’ tape for grade-A scoring chances or finishes plays off himself. Great east-west lateral movement with puck. Can handle and create off both sides of the blade and easily maintains puck control in tight spaces. Offensive-minded, but accountable in his backchecking and positioning in own zone. Scouting report. Casey Mittelstadt Scouting Report: This is my scouting report on Green Bay Gamblers center Casey Mittelstadt. Dynamic in the offensive zone. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical profiles and scouting reports! The first round of the draft takes place at 7 p.m. (NBCSN) and Rounds 2-7 will be completed Wednesday (11:30 a.m. AHR CS scouts watched the Thunderbirds Showcase event on September 25-27, 2020 in Denver, CO after which the following scouting notes were turned in: Colorado Rampage U15 | Colorado Thunderbirds U15 | Rocky Mountain RoughRiders U15 - All prospects who played were written up. He is both an outstanding distributor and a terrific finisher from the circles in. Devils (from Vancouver via Tampa Bay) — D Shakir Mukhamadullin. Works the offensive zone cycle to perfection, creating extended offensive pressure. With a clean bill of health, he’d be in our top 10. Great size and movement skills. Scores from 45 feet out with unbelievable bar-down missiles. AHR CS scouts watched the Hampton Roads Invitational event on September 25-27, 2020 in Chesapeake, VA after which the following scouting notes were turned in: Hampton Roads Whalers U14 | Philadelphia Little Flyers U14 | Steel City Renegades U14 | York Devils U14 - All prospects who played were written up. AHR CS scouts watched the Midwest Exposure Series event on October 23-25, 2020 in Duluth, MN after which the following scouting notes were turned in: Breakaway Hockey U18 | Chicago Fury U18 | Dallas Stars U18 | HC Sotans U18 | Sioux Falls POWER U18 - All prospects who played were written up. Very consistent effort without the puck. Handles pucks well behind his net, stopping hard ring-arounds for defenders. Scouting report: Mercer has great character and work ethic, but don't sleep on his skill level and hockey sense. The scouting season never stops and that is why you will see player information being updated 365 days a year. Demonstrates quick feet on his pivots. Amateur Hockey Report Scouting Reports include games, showcases and other opportunities. The 19-year-old Russian started the 2020-21 KHL season for Avangard Omsk with seven points, including five goals, in his first 12 games. The 18-year-old was over a point-per-game scorer for Frolunda, putting up 44 points in 39 games. Terrific skater with east-west agility, breakaway acceleration and a top-end separation gear. Uses sharp stop/starts in confined areas. Tremendous instincts around the offensive zone. I find that Mittelstadt is a player that is more difficult to get a good read on because he flip-flopped between stiffer competition in the USHL and much weaker competition in … Was mildly disappointing early on, as he failed to take the next step offensively when given a boatload of minutes after a big chunk of the Halifax blueline moved on. Always hungry to score and has a real thirst to improve himself. Great changes of direction – can stop on a dime and instantly cut in another direction. 21. AHR CS scouts watched the Minnesota Blades Fall Showcase event on September 17-20, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN after which the following scouting notes were turned in: Florida Alliance U15 | HoneyBaked U15 | Little Caesars U15 | Minnesota Blades U15 | Shattuck St. Mary’s U15 | Team Wisconsin U15, AHR CS scouts watched the Minnesota Blades Fall Showcase event on September 17-20, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN after which the following scouting notes were turned in: HoneyBaked U14 | LA Jr. Kings U14 | Minnesota Blades U14 | Shattuck St. Mary’s U14 | St. Louis AAA Blues U14 | Team Wisconsin U14. AHR CS scouts watched the Thunderbirds Showcase event on September 25-27, 2020 in Denver, CO after which the following scouting notes were turned in: CarShield AAA U16 | Colorado Springs Tigers U16 | Colorado Thunderbirds U16 | MyEdge Hockey U16 - All prospects who played were written up. Not big, not strong, and not super fast. Likes to use long reach on wrap-arounds coming out from behind net. Reacts quickly to scoring chances in traffic. Will drive straight through and try to split the defense to take direct route to crease. He would have more value if he sticks at center, but that’s still up in the air. A fleet-footed skater with excellent feet – very quick off the mark, agile in close quarters and can get up ice in a hurry. Take a look at the 10 best Russian-born prospects for the 2020 NHL draft. Can carry the puck around and over sticks; tough to stop when he is in full flight. © 2021 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Reads and anticipates beautifully and is always on the puck in prime scoring position. He’s a very smooth skater who controls gaps confidently. Versatile and shifty; can power down with the puck on his hip and make opponents miss with elusive hands and ability to maintain possession through traffic. Uses sharp cutbacks in slot to get goalies to over-commit. Brock Faber – 2020 NHL Draft Projection I think Faber will be selected around where NHL Central Scouting ranked him. Spreads out down low to see through traffic. Can easily thread passes through defenders’ skates. He isn’t just a one-dimensional offensive player. Smallish, but an aggressive defender. Last Word On Hockey Prospects is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Draft”! Smooth skater is more elusive and shifty than explosive, but has good cruising speed. Has a knack for sifting through the wash and winding up in dangerous scoring territory without being noticed. Has instant jets when he decides to take off, and accelerates powerfully through the neutral zone, forcing defenders to back off the blue line. Deadly dangerous on the power play, where he runs things from the half-wall. Plays a big man’s game, controlling the center of the ice and creating space for linemates. Extremely smart and patient. It’s a short, ugly, knock-kneed stride. Great glide for such a huge guy. Relentless in puck pursuit and wins it back regularly for his team. He’s the huge, highly skilled center every team is looking for. Last Word On Hockey Prospects is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Draft”! Pounces on loose pucks/rebounds; he is is quick and hard to catch around the crease and slot. Smart and instinctive both with and without the puck. AHR CS scouts watched the Midwest Exposure Series event on September 18-20, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN after which the following scouting notes were turned in: Chicago Fury U14 | Colorado Thunderbirds U14 | Florida Alliance U14 | Green Bay Jr. Gamblers U14 | Minnesota Blizzard U14 | Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U14 - All prospects who played were written up. Steady defender significantly improved the offensive elements of his game. Elevates saucers off both sides of the blade and drops them softly right on the tape. Calculated passer spreads wealth out to all areas in offensive zone. Provides high value by making quick, simple plays out of the defensive end on retrievals, never getting hemmed in. Struggles in transition and to keep his feet moving. Moves feet to get to loose pucks instead of reaching. (USA TODAY also recapped all the day's news and rumors, including those related to trades.). We want to start off by thanking you for trusting National Scouting Report for over 35 years to find, qualify, and deliver the athletes you need. Turns pucks up ice in a hurry, showing a seamless regroup out of his own end. Uses sturdy frame to ride forwards hard into the boards and deliver big hits. Has an impressive knack for bursting through holes into open ice at just the right moment to receive a pass, and buries his chances around the slot. World-class edges and acceleration. Shows terrific leadership qualities and had really come into his own the last six weeks prior to the season ending – development curve was headed straight upward. 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