NHL Draft



Connor Kurth Scouting Profile

A playmaking power-forward with exceptional hands is what makes Connor Kurth a likable prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft. The future Minnesota Gopher is instant offense when in the offensive zone as he’s difficult to…


Jimmy Snuggerud Scouting Report

U.S. National Team Development Coach Adam Nightingale credited Jimmy Snuggerud as being one of the most improved players in the NTDP program and his draft stock is a testament to that. NHL Central scouting had…



Sam Rinzel Scouting Report

DOB6/25/2004HEIGHT6’4WEIGHT190POSITIONDefenseTEAMChaska HS/Waterloo (USHL)College CommitmentMinnesota At 6’4 and 190-pounds, Sam Rinzel is the prototypical defenseman that franchises covet. The fact that he’s an excellent skater with good puck skills makes Rinzel a top prospect for the…



20 Minnesotans on Central Scouting Watch List.

NHL Central Scouting released their Watch List for the 2022 NHL Draft. Future Minnesota Gopher and Dellwood native Ryan Chesley highlights the 20 Minnesotans on the list as he was given an ‘A’ ranking by…



Nine Minnesotans Drafted into the NHL

Congratulations to the nine Minnesotans drafted into the NHL. Chaz Lucius was the first skater from the State of Hockey to be selected, as the Winnipeg Jets selected the gifted forward with the 18th pick in…