Tuesday, 25 August 2015

German Rubtsov

Team: Russia U18
League: MHL
Position: C
Born: 27th June 1998
Height: 6.1       
Weight: 174
Draft eligible for NHL Draft 2016

Physical Play
Offensive Play
Defensive PlayGood
Hockey Sense
 Report Card – Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor

1. Hockey IQ
2. Calmed play
3. Two-way game

Area’s For Improvement
1. Could produce more offence 
2. Skating acceleration
3. Eliminate Penalties from his game

Scouting Report:
A very intelligent forward who plays an effective game in all three zones. Uses his great understanding of the game to make plays. Plays a very calm game and never panics, not even when he is under pressure. Each of his plays are well thought. Although he is not very big, he is really hard to knock off the puck as he protects the puck very well. Shows a good neutral zone game as he cuts passing lanes effectively and prevents the opponent team from fast counter attacks. Rubtsov is not a pure offensive weapon and therefore could create more scoring chances and also needs to work on his skating acceleration. All in all, Rubtsov is a highly intelligent two-way forward who works effectively in all three zones and is a plus for each team which has him in the lineup.                    

NHL Potential: Two-way forward, who shows a matured understanding of the game.  

Style compares to: Ryan O'Reilly

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Scouting the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup 2015

The season of the 2016 NHL Draft officially started in August with the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. Let's have a look who stood out.

Team USA:


The rest of Group B:


Monday, 3 August 2015

Top 100 Prospects

Scouting-Factory is listing the top 100 prospects, starting with the most promising ones. The list includes only Calder Trophy eligible players. Find them here:

Connor McDavid
Jack Eichel
Dylan Larkin
Sam Bennett
Dylan Strome
Sam Reinhart
William Nylander
Max Domi
Mitch Marner
Noah Hanifin
Mike Reilly
Nikolaj Ehlers
Mikko Rantanen
Andrei Vasilveskiy
Zach Werenski
Josh Morrissey
Mathew Barzal
Jimmy Vesey
Kevin Fiala
Michael Dal Colle
Derrick Pouliot
Ivan Provorov
Kyle Connor
Connor Hellebuyck
Joonas Donskoi
Darnell Nurse
Robby Fabbri
Pavel Buchnevich
Shea Theodore
Jakub Vrana
Nick Ritchie
Ivan Barbashev
Ryan Pulock
Oliver Bjorkstrand
Anthony Mantha
Timo Meier
Kasperi Kapanen
Jared McCann
Nick Merkley
Travis Konecny
Lawson Crouse
Griffin Reinhart
Anthony De Angelo
Yevgeni Svechnikov
Madison Bowey
Nic Petan
Denis Gurianov
Chris Bigras
Pavel Zacha
Adrian Kempe
Jakub Zboril
Jeremy Roy
Brandon Gormley
Thomas Chabot
Joel Eriksson Ek
Tyler Bertuzzi
Colin White
Jeremy Bracco
Ilya Samsonov
Nikita Scherbak
Brock Boeser
Juuse Saros
Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Calvin Pickard
Cole Cassels
Jake Virtanen
Daniel Sprong
Anthony Beauvillier
Josh Ho-Sang
Nikolay Goldobin
Anthony Duclair
Julius Honka
Michael McCarron
Hudson Fasching
Brady Skjei
Christian Dvorak
Andreas Johnson
Sonny Milano
Zane McIntyre
Kerby Rychel
Anton Slepyshev
Riley Barber
Jansen Harkins
Samuel Morin
Matt Murray
Brendan Perlini
Adam Erne
Haydn Fleury
Jake McCabe
Slater Koekkoekk
Iiro Pakarinen
Emile Poirier
Mirco Mueller
Jack Roslovic
Axel Holmstrom
Christian Fischer
Jake DeBrusk
Sven Andrighetto
Michael Paliotta
Robin Kovacs