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 and discussed, here.
Craig has revealed his Top 32 for the 2021 draft with a top 40 to come later one and we zeroed in on three players that made the grade. Matthew Coronato has been getting a lot of buzz in the UFHL and NHL scouting communities and rightfully so. A terrific goal scorer who is off to Harvard University. Sebastian Cossa is one of three goalies who made Craig's top 32 and his numbers were incredible with the EDMONTON OIL KINGS this season. He looks like a goalie, not the Michelin Man in net and he makes saves as opposed to just letting the puck bounce off him like a trampoline. Dylan Guenther is Sebastian's teammate in Edmonton and at one point was touted as a potential #1 overall pick for 2021 and while Craig still sees him as a top line player, he might be more of a complimentary top line player, who will still go very high in July.
We also discussed Owen Power and Cole Perfetti heading to the World Championship with Canada and I asked if Shane Wright should have been invited?
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.