#TrackingTheDraft with @CraigJButton

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Every Thursday 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. This episodes explores a potential top 3 pick in 2020 and 2021.

Show Notes

Before Craig Button and Dean Millard dove into this week's Top Shelf Talent, they paid tribute to the Top Dog of the 1981 NHL Draft Dale Hawerchuk who passed away this week. A more humble super star there might not ever have been. As for the 2020 Top Shelf Talent, it's Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves who is ranked 3rd on the Craig's List. How big is the gap between Byfield and Stutzle according to Craig? Also what impact should one tournament have on a player and what are the first few strides like for the power centre? In the Next Wave it's a goalie from the U.S.A Hockey in Drew Commesso. He had elite numbers in the USHL and is ranked 75 on the Craig's List. He is heading to Boston University and is also a draft pick of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL where Patrick Roy does just about everything. Alexander Pashin is a RW who plays for UFA and while he lacks size at 5.07 and 154 pounds he plays with a bit of an edge and uses his edges on his blades really well. Ranked 47 on Craig's List, once his decision making matches up with his hands and feet he could be a home run for any team that takes him in the 2nd round. In Time Machine Craig went to an undrafted player currently with the Boston Bruins who has scored double digits from the blue line three times and compared him to Lukas Cormier of Charlottetown of the QMJHL while taking a peak at 2021 in the form of Edmonton Oil King forward and WHL Rookie of the Year, Dylan Guenther. Our trivia was about the Sudbury Wolves and player movement as well as why the QMJHL is starting their season so early was discussed in news and notes.

Craig joins us each week courtesy of the UFFS Hotline, become a scout and track the same players Craig and other scouts do, join up at www.UFFSports.com and get paid for your eagle eye when it comes to future stars. Catch past episodes and individual players at www.TrackingTheDraft.ca.

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.