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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #7 – Casey Mittelstadt

The USHL has quickly become one of the best junior hockey leagues in the world, producing more and more drafted prospects with each passing year, to the point where it has now surpassed the QMJHL in terms of player graduation. This year is no different, as a number of USHL players have been ranked in…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #8 – Nick Suzuki

Coming in at #8 on our consensus ranking is Owen Sound Attack centre Nick Suzuki. Suzuki was one of the OHL’s most prolific players this season, finishing fifth in scoring and first among first-time draft-eligible players. Despite scoring at a rate consistent with a top-five pick, Suzuki has been ranked in the late first round…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #36 – Isaac Ratcliffe

Coming in at #36 on our consensus ranking is lanky winger Isaac Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe had a good season on a bad team this year, finishing second in points on the rebuilding Guelph Storm with 54 in 67 games. Ratcliffe is one of  the larger forwards in this year’s draft, but he also possesses a strong…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #38 – Matthew Strome

While they still have a long way to go before they can compete with the Sutters as the premiere hockey family, the Stromes are well on their way to making a name for themselves, with a third brother entering the NHL draft in six years. Unlike brothers Ryan and Dylan, however, Matthew Strome isn’t expected…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #40 – Jonah Gadjovich

Clocking in at #40 on our consensus ranking is gritty power winger Jonah Gadjovich. Gadjovich has flown under the radar this season, despite finishing first in goals among draft-eligible players in the OHL. For some reason, most publications have Gadjovich ranked as a second or third-round pick, which is odd given his projectable 6’3″ frame…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #48 – Stelio Mattheos

Checking in at number 48 on our consensus ranking is Brandon Wheat Kings centre Stelio Mattheos. A former bantam superstar and first overall WHL bantam draft pick, Mattheos has reinvented himself as a two-way centre since joining the major junior ranks. Bio: Age: 17 – June 14th, 1999 Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Frame: 6’1″/194 lbs…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #49 – Nick Henry

After winning MJHL rookie of the year at 16, big things were expected of Nick Henry upon making the jump to major junior. He more than lived up to those expectations, finishing second in WHL scoring behind Aleksi Heponiemi. Despite putting up impressive numbers this season, Henry has been overlooked by a number of scouts….