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.
Jack Quinn of the Ottawa 67s is the top goal scorer in the draft according to Craig and when you get a look at his game it's not hard to see why. His anticipation skills are off the charts, whether it's getting in behind the defence or following up on a play and getting a tap in. He scored more than 50 goals this year in Ottawa and also had almost 40 assists so don't overlook his play making abilities. I asked Craig about any problem areas in his game and the answer makes you wonder why other scouting platforms don't have him rated as high as 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.