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DraftCast 35: Swedish Sleepers, the Swedes at the U18s and Interviewing 2021 Prospect Jack Bar

DraftCast 35: Swedish Sleepers, the Swedes at the U18s and Interviewing 2021 Prospect Jack Bar

April 26, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Mikael Holm from McKeen's hockey to discuss a few of the sleepers from a recent article he had published on DobberProspects. They discuss the William Strömgren and the conundrum and why he is such an intriguing yet confusing prospect in the 2021 NHL Draft. They also discuss Oliver Johansson, Arvid Sundin, and Ivan Björkly Nordström!

Mikael and Tony then discuss some of the players on a very strong Swedish U18 team that could be competing for the gold at the end of the event. From Fabian Lysell and Isak Rosen to Simon Edvinsson and Anton Olsson, they discuss many of the players who will play key roles at the tournament!

Tony is joined in the final segment of the podcast by Chicago Steel defenseman Jack Bar! They discuss growing up in Canada, his crazy journey from Ontario to British Columbia to Chicago in the span of just under a year and so much more in our 2021 draft prospect interview. Be sure to check out the Game Tape with Tony segment which features the full interview as well as Jack and Tony breaking down some of the game film from Jack Bar's season in Chicago from his point of view. 

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DraftCast 34: World Under-18 Championships Group B Preview with Chris Peters

DraftCast 34: World Under-18 Championships Group B Preview with Chris Peters

April 21, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Chris Peters from Hockey Sense with Chris Peters to preview Group B at the World U18's in Texas! After some general thoughts on the tournament, the pair discuss the top players and expectations for all five teams in the group. 

The Czech Republic roster has some sneaky good talent, especially on the back end. Headlined by Stanislav Svozil, Jiri Tichacek and David Jiricek on defense, they could be a fun team to watch. Finland is always a fun team. Tuomaala, Salminen, and Koivunen should be among their best forwards and their back end has some underrated talent in Malinen, Ervasti, and Heimosalmi. Germany has had some recent stars but is there anyone ready to take the reigns? 

The Russian team will be really fun with super-prospect Matvei Michkov and the recently cleared Ivan Miroshnichenko providing depth for Nikita Chibrikov and Fyodor Svechkov, The Russians will be a force to be reckoned with. The Americans are missing some key pieces and they have questions in goal but they feature young guns Rutger McGroarty, Lane Hutson, Logan Cooley, Isaac Howard, and Charlie Stramel from the NTDP U17 squad. Accompanying the young talent are Chaz Lucius, Dylan Duke, and Sasha Pastujov. The U.S. will be gunning for gold at the U18s yet again!

Be sure to check out the Group A preview with Steven Ellis from the Hockey News as we go over Canada, Sweden, and the rest of the group in-depth as well! 

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DraftCast 33: World Under-18 Championships Group A Preview with Steven Ellis

DraftCast 33: World Under-18 Championships Group A Preview with Steven Ellis

April 19, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Steven Ellis from The Hockey News to preview Group A at the World U18's in Texas! After some general thoughts on the tournament, the pair discuss the top players and expectations for all five teams in the group. 

Defender Dmitri Kuzmin and goalie Ivan Zhigalov highlight the Belarusian roster who could be looking to make some noise in the weaker fo the two groups. Latvia is a feisty team but with no real prominent NHL Draft prospects on their roster, they'll might have an uphill battle. Switzerland always seems to push teams at international tournaments and with some exciting players on their roster such as blueliner Dario Sidler and forward Lorenzo Canonica, they could be poised to finish just behind the big-two. 

Sweden is bringing a strong roster to the event, headlined by draft prospects Fabian Lysell, Simon Robertsson, Simon Edvinsson and Anton Ollson. They could be the one team that could push the Canadian club. Speaking of that Canadian team, there is always intrigue on the roster but Connor Bedard (2023 NHL Draft) and Shane Wright (2022 NHL Draft) will be the ones who everyone has their eyes on. The young studs are featured on a strong roster that includes the likes of forwards Mason McTavish, Francesco Pinelli, Dylan Guenther, and Brett Harrison. The defense is strong as well with names like Brandt Clarke and Corson Ceulemans providing the pop on the back end. 

Enjoy this episode with Steven Ellis and be sure to come back on Wednesday to listen in as Tony is joined by Chris Peters to preview Group B! 

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DraftCast 32: Biosteel All-American Game Preview w/ Dylan Krill and Chatting with Valtteri Koskela

DraftCast 32: Biosteel All-American Game Preview w/ Dylan Krill and Chatting with Valtteri Koskela

April 2, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Dylan Krill, a USHL scout for FC Hockey! They preview the Biosteel All-American Game, the USHL draft showcase event. Going through the rosters and chatting about some of the likely stars of the event and also talk about a few guys who could put themselves into more conversations. 

Team White's roster includes Matthew Coronato, Mackie Samoskevich, Brent Johnson, and Cole Sillinger among others. Team Blue (The U.S. NTDP U18 team) includes names such as Chaz Lucius, Sasha Pastujov, Sean Behrens, Jacob Martin, and Andre Gasseau among many interesting prospects. 

After that Tony is joined by JYP Jyväskylä defender Valtteri Koskela to chat about his season and what the his ascension to the Liiga has been like and so much more! 

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DraftCast 31: Taking a Look Around the WHL with Joel Henderson

DraftCast 31: Taking a Look Around the WHL with Joel Henderson

March 29, 2021

On this week's DraftCast, Tony is joined by WHL aficionado Joel Henderson to take a tour around the WHL and western Canada in general. They discuss Joel's newest venture as he joined Puck Preps recently, focusing in on the WHL Draft and bantam age players more! Tony and Joel discuss some of the best 2004 and 2005-born players such as Connor Geekie, Denton Connor Bedard, and Brayden Yager among others. The future looks bright out west!

Diving into the 2021 NHL Draft, Tony and Joel discuss most of the best prospects coming from the WHL as well as Corson Ceulemans from the AJHL. The WHL was covered from top to bottom with in-depth breakdowns on Dylan Guenther (W, Edmonton), Ryder Korczak (C, Moose Jaw), Logan Stankoven (C/W, Kamloops), Carson Lambos (LD, Winnipeg), Vincent Iorio (RD, Brandon), Nolan Allan (LD, Prince Albert), Cole Jordan (RD, Moose Jaw), Kyle Masters (RD, Red Deer) among others! 

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DraftCast 30: Kenzie Lalonde Breaking Barriers in the QMJHL and Chatting with Justin Janicke

DraftCast 30: Kenzie Lalonde Breaking Barriers in the QMJHL and Chatting with Justin Janicke

March 22, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is first joined by history maker, Kenzie Lalonde! She became the first woman to do play-by-play in the QMJHL on television last week. She talked about her journey to this point, why representation matters, the QMJHL season, and the Women's World coming to Halifax among other things! 

After that, Tony was joined by U.S. NTDP forward Justin Janicke to talk about his season, the 2021 NHL Draft and more! Be sure to check out the Game Tape segment on Youtube where Tony and Justin break down some of his film from this season, going over what he is doing on the ice and what is going through his mind out on the ice. 

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DraftCast 29: Tony vs. the Team 2021 Draft Rankings Comparison with Nick Richard

DraftCast 29: Tony vs. the Team 2021 Draft Rankings Comparison with Nick Richard

March 15, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by DobberProspects North American Crossover Scout, Nick Richard. They discuss all the news around the NHL draft from the new lottery to the July draft outlook. They also discuss some of the CHL leagues and their current standing as they work to get in as much of a season as possible. 

The main topic of the days show has Nick and Tony discussing the differences between Tony's personal rankings and the Scouting Team's rankings. The players covered include Fabian Lysell, Dmitri Katelevsky, Zachary Bolduc, Anton Olsson, Dmitri Zugan, and William Stromgren among others! They discuss what had the players so different on the lists and how the differences come about in a team. 

 

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DraftCast 28: DP Scouting Team 2021 NHL Draft Rankings Meeting

DraftCast 28: DP Scouting Team 2021 NHL Draft Rankings Meeting

March 8, 2021

In the episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by almost all of DobberProspects Scouting team as they conduct their midseason 2021 NHL Draft Rankings meeting! They discuss the top-70 players on their board before rounding out the top-100 off the pod. This marathon episode shows most of the behind-the-scenes conversation that went into the team's Midseason 2021 NHL Draft Rankings on DobberProspects.com.

 

From Fabian Lysell, Matthew Beniers and William Eklund up top to Owen Power and Simon Edvinsson rounding out the top-10 and figuring out the mess beyond the mid-first round, this is a LOADED episode! Be sure to follow the scouting team on Twitter: 

Dylan Griffing @GriffingDylan
Samuel Tirpak @SammyT_51
Eetu Siltanen @siltaneneetu
Alexa Potack @alexa_potack
Mikael Holm @carlmikaelholm
Caitlin Berry @caitlinsports
Brayden Olafson @olaf1393
Clare McManus @claremcmanuss
Nick Richard @_NickRichard
Jacob Barker @JacobMbarker12
AJ Gidaro @AlfredoGidaro
Jameson Ewasiuk @JamesonEwasiuk
Danny Tiffany @dantiffany30
Tony Ferrari @theTonyFerrari

 

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DraftCast 27: NHLPA Certified Agent John Osei-Tutu and  Chatting with Ayrton Martino

DraftCast 27: NHLPA Certified Agent John Osei-Tutu and Chatting with Ayrton Martino

February 22, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by up-and-coming NHLPA certified agent John 'Ozzy' Osei-Tutu joins the show to talk about everything an agent does behind the scenes and how he helps get his clients to the NHL. They discuss his journey to being an NHL scout, how coaches and general managers affect draft stock, and so much more! It was a great chat and John is doing some awesome work with a number of players and prospects! 

After that, Tony is joined by Omaha Lancers forward and 2021 NHL Draft prospect Ayrton Martino! They discuss his journey from the OJHL to the BCHL to the USHL over the last year as well as the game of hockey and how he sees his game. Check out the 'Game Tape' extended interview with Ayrton on the DraftCast Youtube channel where Tony and Aryton break down some video and go over some of his shifts from this season! 

 

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Game Tape with Ayrton Martino

 

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DraftCast 26: Finnish 2021 NHL Draft-Eligible and OHL/WHL News

DraftCast 26: Finnish 2021 NHL Draft-Eligible and OHL/WHL News

February 15, 2021

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Eetu Siltanen, the Finnish Scout for DobberProspects. They discuss all of the top Finnish players eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft and talk about a few of their favorites as well! 

 

After that, Tony discusses some of the news from the WHL and OHL as both leagues start to get things rolling on their return to play. Things are heating up for both leagues as the WHL makes it through their first round of testing and the OHL starts to lay out a plan. 

 

There is no player interview or new Game Tape episode this week but be sure to check out in the latest Game Tape with Tony as he is joined by 2021 NHL Draft prospect Brandt Clarke! They go over his first professional goal, how his defensive game has grown and what it's like to be cross-checked in the back by a grown man. 

 

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Players covered include:

Aatu Räty, C, Kärpät

Samu Tuomaala, W, Kärpät

Samu Salminen, C, Jokerit

Samuel Helenius, C, JYP

Ville Koivunen, W, Kärpät

Oliver Kapanen, C, KalPa

Niko Huuhtanen, W, Tappara

Topias Vilen, D, Pelicans

Atte Lehikoinen, LD, KalPa

Jimi Suomi, LD, Jokerit

Aleksi Malinen, LD. JYP

Aleksi Heimosalmi, RD, Ässät

Valtteri Koskela, LD, JYP

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