American Cole Eiserman is one of the top prospects for the 2024 NHL draft and he spoke to TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button about what he has taken away from witnessing the whole process, his experience playing with the U18 team and more.
The Chicago Blackhawks selected Connor Bedard with the first pick in the NHL draft on Wednesday night, kick-starting a hopeful new era with a highly skilled offensive forward who’s drawn comparisons to Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby.
The Montreal Canadiens selected David Reinbacher with the fifth-overall pick at the 2023 NHL draft Wednesday. Reinbacher, a six-foot-two, 194-pound defenceman, had 22 points (three goals, 19 assists) in 22 games for EHC Kloten of Switzerland’s top professional league.
The Vancouver Canucks selected Tom Willander with the No. 11 pick in the 2023 NHL draft Wednesday. Willander, a six-foot-one, 180-pound defenceman, had 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) in 39 games for Rogle BK's under-20 team in Sweden.
The Philadelphia Flyers selected Russian forward Matvei Michkov with the seventh pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday night in Nashville.
The Calgary Flames selected Samuel Honzek with the No. 16 pick in the 2023 NHL draft Wednesday. Honzek, a six-foot-three, 195-pound forward, had 56 points (23, 33) in 43 games with the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants last season.
The Winnipeg Jets selected Colby Barlow with the No. 18 pick in the 2023 NHL draft Wednesday. Barlow, a six-foot, 195-pound forward, had 79 points (46 goals, 33 assists) in 59 games for the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack last season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Easton Cowan with the No. 28 pick in the 2023 NHL draft Wednesday. Cowan, a five-foot-10, 170-pound winger from Mount Brydges, Ont., had 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists) in 68 games with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights last season.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins SC with Jay Onrait to discuss the lack of trades at the NHL Draft in Nashville, the rumours that the Habs turned down an offer of Yaroslav Askarov for the fifth overall pick, if Timo Meier's new contract is a good comparable for William Nylander, and more.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins SC with Jay Onrait to break down the top of the 2023 NHL Draft, Matvei Michkov falling to the Flyers at No. 7, and which pick by a Canadian club stands out the most to him.
Montreal was the lone Canadian team with a pick inside the top 10, but four other teams from north of the border still added great talent at the 2023 NHL Draft. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins Ryan Rishaug to share his thoughts on how the Canucks, Flames, Jets and Leafs made out with their selections on Wednesday.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button describes the Vancouver Canucks' 11th pick Tom Willander's robust play style and compares him to the likes of Rasmus Andersson and Charlie McAvoy.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down what the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting with No. 3 overall pick Adam Fantilli.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down what the Anaheim Ducks are getting in Swedish centre Leo Carlsson, who they selected with the second overall pick.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down why Matvei Michkov is well worth the risk for the Philadelphia Flyers with the seventh overall selection.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down the versatility Will Smith brings to the San Jose Sharks with their fourth overall pick.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down the Flames' 16th overall pick Samuel Honzek's exceptional hockey sense and his ability to score in many different areas on the ice.
Top prospect Will Smith was coached by Kent Hughes while playing for the Boston Jr. Eagles. With Hughes now the general manager of the Canadiens, who pick fifth in the NHL draft, there's a chance for a reunion in Montreal. "Everyone loves talking about it so I definitely see it," said Smith, a centre with the US NTDP. "There's no way you wouldn't be able to think about it."
Will Smith was named MVP at the U18 World Championship and BioSteel All-American Game. "I like the big games," the US NTDP centre said. "I like the hype and the pressure." Smith is projected to be the top American selected in the NHL draft. "It'd be an honour," he said. "Getting to play for the US for the past two years has probably been the most special thing that's happened in my life."
With Connor Bedard expected to land in Chicago, Craig Button explains why the generational talent can lead the Blackhawks back to a Stanley Cup. He also touches on the three elite centres available at the top of the draft and why Matvei Michkov will be worth the wait.
Connor Bedard is the runaway favourite to be taken first overall by the Blackhawks on June 28 in Nashville but don’t be surprised if Matvei Michkov ends up being the biggest talking point.
While the rest of the hockey world debates the relative merits of top NHL Draft prospects Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button has no doubt who tops his final player ranking of the season.
Towering Michigan Wolverines defenceman Owen Power has proven he’s the best prospect in hockey, holding his spot atop the final edition of Craig’s List ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
A future No. 1 NHL defenceman and a franchise goaltender in the making move up in the Top 10 as TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button unveils his final player ranking ahead of the NHL Draft.
The diminutive goal-scoring machine takes a big leap up TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s final prospect ranking ahead of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Russian right wing has established himself as the best NHL prospect not named Rasmus Dahlin in TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s final draft ranking.
The 2023 NHL Draft is about so much more than just the phenom who will go first overall to the Chicago Blackhawks in Nashville, Bob McKenzie writes. Scouts are very enthused about the depth of this year’s class.
It’s a photo finish for the No. 1 spot on TSN’s 2022 NHL Draft Final Ranking and, by the slimmest of margins, it’s Juraj Slafkovsky over Shane Wright.
This year’s NHL draft class is showing signs of major unpredictability, but the Michigan defenceman cemented his status as hockey’s top prospect with a strong performance at the IIHF World Championship, Bob McKenzie writes.
Ninety-three players and seven honourable mentions - headlined by Rimouski's Alexis Lafreniere - make up TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie's final player ranking ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft.
The dynamic American centre has been ahead of the Finnish winger all season long, but it’s a far tighter race than the numbers would suggest, Bob McKenzie writes.
Finn’s strong performance at the World Under-18 Championships in April has some scouts believing he’s a potential future No. 1 centre, Bob McKenzie writes. His late push could make the top 10 of the draft more unpredictable than originally anticipated.