The scouting season is nearly wrapped.
With the completion of the World Under-18 Championships last weekend, all of the junior-aged international tournaments are in the books. The vast majority of European leagues have finished, and we’re in the thick of the CHL postseason.
Decisions are being made and written in very dark pencil as clubs begin to assemble their War Rooms ahead of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. The intrigue of the Draft Lottery is now just days away and will impact not just the positioning, but will change the fortunes of one lucky club. For now, we’ll roll out the sequence as it stood after the first round of the NHL playoffs.