Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

By the OilKnight 01/27/2020

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Welcome to our weekly update on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies. ***Re-entries are not included***

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OHL

Cole Perfetti now leads the OHL in points thanks in part to the acquisition of Ryan Suzuki, who has 13 points in 8 games for Saginaw. Those two, combined with 20 yr Cole Coskey have been absolute magic since being put together following the Suzuki trade, especially on the powerplay. 

Now, even though Perfetti now leads Marco Rossi in overall points (by 1 point), Rossi still leads in pts/game and even strength pts/game having played 7 less contests. Rossi also has a 58.6 FO% and leads the OHL with a +51. His skating is superior, his motor is relentless and he is the more responsible 200 ft player compared to Perfetti. So while they may be close in points, Rossi still has the edge in several categories and plays a more complete, pro style game that should translate better to the NHL. Rossi is also a driver while Perfetti projects to be more of a complimentary winger than anything though both are sure-fire 1st rounders. 

Meanwhile, Rossi‘s teammate in Ottawa Jack Quinn continues to score at will as he leads all draft eligibles in goals. He’s now up to 37 goals in 43 games and shows no signs of slowing down. He has all but cemented his 1st round draft status in June. 

Ty Tullio is another prospect who has picked up the pace offensively & should continue that down the stretch. Since Oshawa acquired my favourite prospect last year in Philip Tomasino, the two have gone off. Tullio, for his part has 5 goals and 12 pts in those 9 games since the trade. The two have great chemistry and have been dubbed by Sam Cosentino on-air as the “Italian Stallions”. 

Jan Mysak is also finding some success for Hamilton. He’s now scored 4 goals in 5 games as he adjusts to the North American game. OHL guru Brock Otten recently compared him to Rickard Rakell who played for Plymouth in the OHL so you know he’s talented. Rakell, is a two time 30+ goal scorer in the NHL

James Hardie went 14 games in Oct-Nov where he registered only 2 assists and no goals on 48 shots. In the 23 games since, he has 19 goals & 33 points and a ridiculous 109 SHOTS! He’s a shoot first ask questions later type player with a booming shot and release. But, shot selection is a real issue and he needs to work on his overall game away from the puck. Regardless, he’s talented and he’s rising. 

Speaking of risers, Ethan Cardwell has really put his name in the mix since being traded to Barrie. Seen as a deep sleeper by some while playing in Saginaw, he has broken out in a big way after scoring 4 goals in the first period against Hamilton over the weekend. He’s now up to 9 points in 8 games for the Colts, and looks like a speedy scorer with upside. He’s also one of the youngest prospects in this upcoming draft. 

Other under the radar players that are rising: Luke Evangelista, Evan Vierling, Reid Valade, Martin Chromiak.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-01-01 LWCole Perfetti 46245182OHLSaginaw
2001-09-25 CMarco Rossi 37 28 5381OHL Ottawa
2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield36294170OHLSudbury
2001-09-19 RWJack Quinn 43372259OHLOttawa
2002-01-18 RWTyson Foerster 43263056OHLBarrie
2002-04-15 RW Jacob Perreault 43282755OHLSarnia
2002-04-05 C Ty Tullio 45213051OHLOshawa
2002-02-21 RWLuke Evangelista 45192746OHLLondon
2002-01-18 LWJames Hardie 45251944OHLMississauga
2002-04-12 CRory Kerins 46221840OHLSSM
2002-07-07 CZayde Wisdom 44211940OHLKingston
2001-12-01 RWBrandon Coe 43162440OHLNorth Bay
2002-04-08 RDJamie Drysdale 3673138OHLErie
2001-09-24 RWHayden Fowler 43172138OHLErie
2001-09-25 CJaromir Pytlik 38162137OHLSSM
2002-05-13 CJean-Luc Foudy 43132336OHLWindsor
2002-07-09 CLogan Morrison 42191635OHLHamilton
2002-02-05 LWAntonio Stranges 44171835OHLLondon
2002-05-02 LWWill Cuylle 43161632OHLWindsor
2002-03-14 RWReid Valade 41161531OHLKitchener
2002-08-30 RWEthan Cardwell 45171330OHLBarrie
2001-12-06LWAnthony Tabak4882230OHLBarrie
2002-05-16 LDRyan O’Rourke 3662026OHLSSM
2002-02-13 RWOliver Suni 2991524OHLOshawa
2002-01-08 RD Ruben Rafkin 4122123OHLWindsor
2002-06-09 RWCameron Butler 4814923OHLNiagara
2002-03-19 RDJack Thompson 46101222OHLSudbury
2002-01-12 LDDonovan Sebrango 3951722OHLKitchener
2002-05-28RWAndrei Bakanov449918OHLGuelph
2002-06-20 CEvan Vierling 2441418OHLBarrie
2002-02-27 LDLleyton Moore 4021315OHLOshawa
2002-08-12 RDVille Ottavainen 3941014OHLKitchener
2002-08-20LWMartin Chromiak106612OHLKingston
2002-06-24CJan Mysak5404OHLHamilton

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2021 Draft eligibles

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2003-01-30 CMason McTavish 4226935OHLPeterborough
2002-10-10 RWAvery Hayes 37151328OHLHamilton
2003-06-07 CBrett Harrison 41151328OHLOshawa
2003-04-11 C/LW Francesco Pinelli 42141327OHLKitchener
2002-10-22LDDaniil Chayka3871623OHLGuelph
2003-01-05 LWBrennan Othmann 37101222OHLFlint
2003-03-29 RWChase Stillman 3911920OHLSudbury
2003-02-09 RDBrandt Clarke 3811920OHLBarrie
2003-01-21 CConnor Lockhart 4071118OHLErie
2003-06-13 CFrancesco Arcuri 4251217OHLKingston
2003-06-19 RWEthan Burroughs 377815OHLOwen Sound
2003-01-05 CBraeden Kressler 28358OHLFlint

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QMJHL

Mavrik Bourque is one of the hottest players in the Q right now with 5 goals & 10 points in his last 6 games. He’s not the strongest player on the puck or along the boards, put he knows how to shoot and put the puck in the net.

Hendrix Lapierre is still injured recovering from his 3rd concussion in a year. Lapierre, has only played 19 games this season after such a promising Hlinka-Gretzky tournament.

Speaking of injuries, Lukas Cormier made it back in time for the CHL prospects game where he stood out as a surprisingly physical, puck moving defenceman with excellent offensive instincts. Expect an offensive surge down the stretch as long as he stays healthy.

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 3924 60 84QMJHL Rimouski
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 44263359QMJHLShawinigan
2001-12-02 RWRyan Francis 43183755QMJHLCape Breton
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 31182947QMJHLChicoutimi
2002-05-27LWBrady Burns47222143QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-02 LDJeremie Poirier 47142741QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-20 RDWilliam Villeneuve 4783341QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-13 CVasily Ponomaryev 39152237QMJHLShawinigan
2001-11-01 LDJacob Dion 46102535QMJHLDrummondville
2002-01-28 RWJosh Lawrence 47142135QMJHLSaint John
2002-01-12 CAlexandre Doucet 4662531QMJHLVal D’Or
2002-04-29 CPatrick Guay 39161329QMJHLSherbrooke
2002-01-21 LWElliot Desnoyers 41101828QMJHLMoncton
2001-12-04 RDThimo Nickl 4162228QMJHLDrummondville
2002-02-20 CTheo Rochette 3462127QMJHLQuebec
2002-02-24 RDCharlie Desroches 4722527QMJHLSaint John
2002-01-25 LWDawson Stairs 4615924QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-27 LDLukas Cormier 2951621QMJHLCharlottetown
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 3912820QMJHLHalifax
2002-08-20 C Ivan Ivan 4410919QMJHLCape Breton
2001-09-25 RWAdam Raska 2910818QMJHLRimouski
2002-02-09 CHendrix Lapierre 1921517QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-11-15 RDJustin Barron 2741317QMJHLHalifax

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2021 Draft eligibles

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau4693441QMJHLRimouski
2002-10-22 CXavier Bourgault 45232038QMJHLShawinigan
2003-05-15 LWZachary L’Heureux 35142438QMJHLMoncton
2003-05-01 CJames Malatesta 43221537QMJHLQuebec
2003-02-24 CZachary Bolduc 39241135QMJHLRimouski
2003-03-13 CJustin Robidas 40171532QMJHLVal D’Or
2003-01-04 CZachary Dean 39121729QMJHLGatineau
2003-08-06 CJoshua Roy 4391726QMJHLSaint John
2003-05-14 CCole Huckins 4691423QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2002-09-27 CAlexander Mirzabalaev 4661723QMJHLVal D’Or
2003-03-25 CRiley Kidney 4141822QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst

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WHL

Here comes Seth Jarvis. I talked about in length a couple months ago, about how impressed I was with Jarvis went he went head to head against Connor Zary earlier in the season. Well, he’s blown past him now in the overall scoring race registering 11 goals & 28 points in his last 9 games! That’s insane. He’s a high energy guy in a run and gun offense, and there’s plenty of reasons to believe he finishes this list on top. Having viewed him several times now he still reminds of Brendan Gallagher. Not the biggest kid but works hard, has some flair to his game but also a bit of grit too. He’s also 5 months younger than Connor Zary which may or may not influence your opinion. 

Meanwhile, Tristen Robins is having a real nice run himself and is up to #6 on this list. Robins has 20 points (10 goals & 10 assists) in the last 10 games. His teammate Kyle Crnkovic has also benefited from the hot streak. He’s now up to 40 points right behind Robins

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-02-01 CSeth Jarvis 41263763WHLPortland
2001-09-25 CConnor Zary 40283159WHLKamloops
2002-03-09 RWOzzy Wiesblatt 47193251WHLPrince Albert
2002-03-29 LWJake Neighbours 49163551WHLEdmonton
2002-06-25 RWConnor McClennon 42212849WHLWinnipeg
2001-11-15 CTristen Robins 46222648WHLSaskatoon
2002-02-10 LWKyle Crnkovic 46122840WHLSaskatoon
2002-08-08 CRidly Greig 39172239WHLBrandon
2002-09-02 CJack Finley 43102636WHLSpokane
2002-04-16 RWPavel Novak 39171734WHLKelowna
2002-01-25 LWCross Hanas 43141933WHLPortland
2002-03-24 CJustin Sourdif 41141832WHLVancouver
2001-09-20 RDBraden Schneider 4352530WHLBrandon
2002-01-18 LDKaiden Guhle 4782028WHLPrince Albert
2002-08-16 CMichal Gut 3891827WHLEverett
2002-01-27 RWSimon Knak 3391827WHLPortland
2002-04-27 LWKeanu DeRungs 40121224WHLVictoria
2001-11-28 RWLukas Svejkovsky 36141024WHLMedicine Hat
2002-08-02 LDRonan Seeley 4631922WHLEverett
2002-06-03 RDKasper Puutio 4011516WHLEverett
2002-05-15 LDDaemon Hunt 2301111WHLMoose Jaw

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2021 Draft eligibles

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPLeagueTeam
2002-09-23 CRyder Korczak 44142852WHLMoose Jaw
2003-05-16 CCole Sillinger 41182846WHLMedicine Hat
2003-04-10 RWDylan Guenther 43182139WHLEdmonton
2003-02-06 CLogan Stankoven 42171229WHLKamloops
2003-05-13 LWConnor Roulette 36151328WHLSeattle
2003-01-14 LDCarson Lambos 4072128WHLWinnipeg
2003-04-10 LWZack Stringer 3371926WHLLethbridge
2003-01-04 LWColton Dach 4571421WHLSaskatoon
2003-01-12CJayden Grubbe3951520WHLRed Deer

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