Every Wednesday former NHL GM, Stanley Cup Champion and Director of Scouting with TSN, Craig Button and I explore prospects for the NHL Draft. From Top Shelf Talent to The Next Wave to Time Machine and more, the stars of tomorrow are discovered here.
Craig was in Red Deer for Canada's WJC evaluation camp and we discussed how things are going as well as the coaching staff. We addressed the rumour about Kirby Dach and the Hawks pulling him out of the tournament to start the NHL season. Will Canada have last year's MVP in Alexis Lafreniere on it's roster?
As for the three mini profiles, we looked at Kent Johnson, Luke Hughes and Kirill Kirasanov and where they might fit in for the 2021 draft.
What is #TrackingTheDraft with @CraigJButton?
Tracking the Draft with Craig Button is a weekly 45 minute podcast hosted by Dean Millard featuring former NHL General Manager Craig Button who is currently the Director of Scouting for TSN. We will focus on the upcoming NHL draft in a number of different ways.One segment, titled Top Shelf Talent will feature a projected 1st round pick. Another segment will focus on players projected to go after the first round, titled The Next Wave. Time Machine will be a segment where we look at past drafts with stories from Craig and comparisons to a current draft prospects.
A short Prospect News segment and a trivia contest will wrap around the draft discussion between Craig and Dean.