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 week we discussed the leading scorer in across the Canadian Hockey League, Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67's. Craig has him ranked 8th and with his playmaking and goal scoring skills, he's a true double threat, although he did have 81 assists to 39 goals. A Backstrom comparison was made to the young Austrian star. In The Next Wave we took a look at Zion Nybeck, a small skilled Swede and Cross Hanas of the Portland Winterhawks. Time Machine brought us a Chicago Steel sniper Brendan Brisson, who has grown up around super start NHL players with his Dad being super agent Pat Brisson and Craig went back in time to compare him to a Conn Smythe Trophy winner. We also sped ahead in time to get a sneak peek at Zachary L'Heureau.
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.