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.
Tyson Foerster is a sniper from the Barrie Colts and while he gets a lot of hype for his left side face off dot set up on the PP set up, he can score from just about anywhere. In the slot, with a deke or on the rush. He can also pass the puck really well and set up teammates, but doesn't get enough credit for that. For Craig that sounds a lot like Corey Perry who Anaheim took 28th overall in the 2003 draft - for some the best ever. Craig has Tyson ranked 15th, but who knows on draft day, he might slip and some team will get a gift fall in their lap they weren't expecting. FYI, the Ducks also picked up Getzlaf in the 03 draft. Perry by the way is a member of the Triple Gold Club - Olympics, World Championship and World Junior Championship.
As for the 2021 draft, we jumped ahead in time to chat about Swedish rearguard Simon Edvinsson who is one of many back end prospects in his draft class. He's big and skates really well which brings to mind Victor Hedman for Craig.
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.