Michael Dal Colle: 2014 Draft Prospect

Michael Dal Colle

League:  OHL     Team:  Oshawa Generals

Position:  Center     Shoots:  L

DOB:  June 20, 1996     Birthplace:  Vaughan, ON

Height:  6’2     Weight:  184

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 63   G: 15   A:  33  Pts:  48  PIM: 18   Plus/Minus: +18

Michael Dal Colle plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals. [Read more…]

Jake Virtanen: 2014 Top Prospect

Jake Virtanen — 

League:  WHL     Team:  Calgary Hitman

Position:  RW     Shoots:  Right

DOB:  Aug.17, 1996     Birthplace:  Abbotsford, BC

Height: 6’1     Weight:  210

2012-13 Stats:  GP:  62   G:  16  A:  18   Pts:  34  PIM:  67   Plus/Minus  +25 [Read more…]

Leon Draisaitl 2014 Top Prospect

Leon Draisaitl —

League:  WHL     Team:  Prince Albert Raiders

Position:  Center     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Cologne, Germany

Height:  6’1     Weight:  198

2012-13 Stat Line:  

Games:  64   Goals:  21   Assists:  37   Points:  58   PIMs:   22   Plus/Minus:  +22

Leon Draisaitl is currently playing in his second season for the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders. [Read more…]

Aaron Ekblad 2014 Top Prospect

Aaron Ekblad —

League:  OHL     Team:  Barrie Colts

DOB:  Feb.7, 96     Born:  Belle River, ON

Height:  6’5     Weight:  207

Position: Def     Shoots:  Right

2012-13 Stat-line:   Games:  54   Goals:  7   Assists:  27   Points:  34   PIM:  64   Plus/Minus:  +29  [Read more…]

Sam Reinhart 2014 Top Prospect

Sam Reinhart —

League:  WHL     Team: Kootenay Ice

Born: Nov.6

Height: 6’1     Weight: 183

Position: C      Shoots: Right

2012-13 Stat Line 

Games: 72   Goals: 35   Assists: 50   Points: 85   Plus/Minus: +8   PIM: 22

This is Week 1 in Arizona Hockey Talk’s preliminary evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects.  Today’s featured prospect is Sam Reinhart.  Reinhart  is currently playing in the Western Hockey League for the Kootenay Ice. [Read more…]

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Four Years Later


Oliver Ekman-Larsson —

Oliver Ekman-Larsson played this past season in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes

Position: Defense     Shoots: Left
DOB:  Tingsryd, Swe
Height: 6’2                  Weight: 176

Selected by: Phoenix   Round :1st   Overall: 6th   Year: 2009 NHL Entry Draft

I will be continuing my “look back” at NHL prospects a few years after their draft year and today we are going to look at Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. [Read more…]

Max Domi Highlight Package


Max Domi Highlight Package …. 

For those of you that don’t know much about Max Domi here is a couple clips [Read more…]

Phoenix Hockey Talk Mock Draft

Phoenix Hockey Talk Mock Draft:

Mock Draft Picks 1-30

This Mock Draft list is a combination of the top prospects as well as my prediction for their possible destination based on team need and some regional familiarity. [Read more…]

JT Compher Phoenix Hockey Talk Prospect

JT Compher

Aout JT Compher:   Team: USNDT  Position: C/LW   Shoots: Right

Born: Northbrook, IL
Height: 6′      Weight: 184

Games: 21   Goals: 7   Assists: 17   Points: 24   Plus/Minus: +12   PIM: 23

JT Compher played this past season for the U.S. National Development Team.  

Compher is a grinding agitating forward that works hard along the boards, battles in front of the net and goes into the tough areas of the ice to make a play.  He has a decent skill-set that include good stick-handling, good passing and play-making ability.   JT Compher has a good shot and quick release and is considered a goal-scorer. [Read more…]

Hunter Shinkaruk Phoenix Hockey Talk Prospect

Hunter Shinkaruk

About Hunter Shinkaruk:

Shinkaruk has played in Hockey Canada’s POE program starting with Team Pacific at the 2011 Under 17 World Challenge and he also played for Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF Under 18 World Championships. Shinkaruk was one of the final cuts from Canada’s 2013 World Junior team. [Read more…]