As we start September we thought it would be a good time to kick off a new season of scouting. Although the 2020 NHL Draft has yet to be completed and is still a month away, we are already in the process of evaluating players for the 2021 NHL Draft.
We’ve added some new scouts and a few scouts have already attended some games live for the 2021 QMJHL Draft. Our approach to this season will be to keep things as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible. In Canada the QMJHL is already playing pre-season games! The OHL and WHL are planning a December 1st start date.
We still plan on attending games live as always, but we will mix in video evaluations as well using InStat which we began using last season. We have this fantastic tool at our disposal right from the start for these 2021 draft prospects.
We’ve also continued work on our Scouts Training Course this summer. We are trying to get it available for signups as fast as possible. Stay tuned.
You can expect more audio on HockeyProspect.com this year (both FREE and Platinum) and after a hiatus, we began using our Youtube account again this past spring. We plan to keep adding free content via Youtube this season.
As for the 2020 NHL Draft, we will start to release more audio in coming weeks as we near draft day in October. It’s unique this fall as we still need to wrap up the 2020 NHL Draft while the 2021 prospects have already kicked off their draft season.
A big thanks to everyone who has supported us both in 2020 and in the past. Regardless of the unique finish to last season and the start to this season, we are still covering the OHL, QMJHL and NHL Draft’s as passionately as ever.