Welcome to another season in the wonderful world of hockey prospects! Our HockeyProspect.com website first went live way back in October of 2004. We are happy to be celebrating our 15th birthday this year. The 2018/2019 season was our best year ever and we hope to make the 2019/2020 season even better.
When a new season begins, it has often gone hand in hand with us adding new features or improvements for our guests and members. This year is no different. We’ll still have our OHL and QMJHL Draft Guides and of course our NHL Draft Black Book, but today we will tell you about a few new items coming to HockeyProspect.com for the 2019/2020 season.
Platinum Breakdowns are coming and they will involve video breakdowns of NHL Draft prospects. We have done these in house for our own use in the past and now we’ll include them for Platinum Members.
Prospect Deep Dives are also coming this season. These data based prospect reports will be created using both live and video viewings of NHL Draft prospects. These reports are also available exclusively for our Platinum members.
Late last season we added Platinum Podcasts. Now you can listen to those Platinum Audio segments anywhere you go! We’ll be doing a lot more Platinum Podcasts this season and included will be actual audio from our NHL Scout’s meeting conference calls. Info on how to access our Platinum Podcasts is HERE. We’ll also still be adding audio to our regular HP podcast as well, that podcast is free access for everyone.
We’ll be adding a regular info segment called The Snap Shot. It will be a quick look at what is going on in and around the prospects world.
In other news, we are happy to finally be able to announce that our Scout, Brad Allen, will be co-hosting the Hockey Prospects Show on NHL Network Radio on Sirius XM beginning this fall. Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen have retired their microphones and Shane contacted us back in the spring about the possibility of having one of our Scouts co-host the show. We felt Brad was a good fit for the show alongside the other new host and a former HockeyProspect.com reporter, the very talented and friend of HP, Michelle Sturino. As in years past, HP’s Director of Scouting, Mark Edwards will be a regular guest on the show and other HP scouts may also make appearances.
We’ll also unveil news about something else we are pretty excited about very soon. It is something that we have been getting requested to add for over a decade. It’s finally coming this fall.
We’re working on a few more minor things this summer and you can look for them soon.