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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #1 – Nolan Patrick

We’ve reached the end of the glorious Nation Network prospect profiles for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft with the first ranked prospect, Nolan Patrick. Coming off an injury plagued off season and regular season, there are a lot of questions and debate about whether Patrick truly is the best prospect in this draft. But there is…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: # 12 – Kailer Yamamoto

Coming in as the 13th best prospect of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is diminutive Kailer Yamamoto. He’s tore up the WHL for two years but because of his small stature falls down the draft boards. That doesn’t take away from the talent he possesses. Yamamoto is one of the most skilled and dynamic players…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #21 – Ryan Poehling

Coming in as the 21st ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL entry draft is St Cloud State University centre Ryan Poehling. A combination of size, vision and leadership that teams will covet, Poehling completed his freshman season in the NCAA with his two brothers, Jack and Nick. Ryan didn’t blow the doors off at St…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #23 – Erik Brannstrom

One of the biggest risers in the last few months is Swedish defenceman Erik Brannstrom, who checks in as the 23rd ranked prospect in the Nation Network consolidated rankings. The left handed defender had an extremely impressive U18 tournament that vaulted him about the rest of the defenders in the same range. He can skate,…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #25 – Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Coming as the 25th ranked prospect in the Nation Network prospect profiles for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is Jaret Anderson-Dolan from the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. The young centre from Calgary may be a slightly under-rated prospect heading into the draft, as he may not hear his name called until the early parts of…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #26 – Grant Mismash

The USNTDP’s Grant Mismash is a gritty two-way forward who makes his mark in front of the net. He checks in as the 26th best prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by Nation Network consensus. Mismash has been steadily rising in draft rankings given his work ethic, willingness to go to the dirty areas…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #30 – Joshua Norris

Coming in as our 30th ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is US NTDP centre Joshua Norris. Norris led the USNTDP in point per game rate but was actually ranked 34th amongst North American skaters by NHL central scouting. That ranking is a bit low given the skill set he possesses. He was…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #35 Shane Bowers

The USHL has been churning out talent over the last couple of years as the league gets more and more talent. Some players are even choosing the USHL over the CHL due to the ability to attend to the NCAA. That may have not happened a few years ago, as the competition level was so…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #37 Kole Lind

We’re going back to the Western Hockey League for the Nations Network’s 37th ranked prospect. That prospect is Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets. Lind started the season as a projected third round pick but has been so impressive that his draft stock has risen to the point where he could be selected late in…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger

Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger Our first (Spoiler: and only) goalie to get a solo profile is Boston University’s Jake Oettinger, who checks in as the 53rd ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The lower ranking isn’t indicative of his talent level, as Oettinger had an extremely positive draft season…