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.
The month long camp that Canada is holding for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship has been disrupted by Covid 19. Craig was attending all week and gave us the latest (though things change quickly) and what might happen in the future with the team and the tournament. We chatted about the goaltending spots and what skaters who need to stand out have.
In our three mini profiles we looked a sniper in Brennan Othmann who has duel citizenship in Canada and Switzerland. A tenacious forward in James Malatesta who scored 20 plus goals as a rookie in the QMJHL. A skilled Swede who gets knocked for his defensive play and has Craig pulling his hair out.
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.