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  1. 2013 NHL Draft - Seth Jones, Nate MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin high...

    Grant Sonier

    The Memorial Cup is positively brimming with top NHL Draft prospects, including four of Grant Sonier's top 10 for the 2013 draft. What will scouts be looking for on junior hockey's big stage?

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  2. Evaluating top World Juniors prospects

    Grant Sonier

    It shouldn't come as any surprise that Edmonton Oilers top pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has impressed with his play at the World Junior Championships, currently being held in Ufa, Russia. But for me he is clearly the best player in the tournament. ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. World Junior Championships - Prospect evaluations in Ufa

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier evaluates the top prospects participating in the World Junior Championships, currently being held in Ufa, Russia.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  4. World Junior A Challenge prospect evals

    Grant Sonier

    The World Junior A Challenge is starting to develop a reputation among NHL talent evaluators as one of the top tournaments to scout each year. While this tournament may not carry the weight of some others, like the Ivan Hlinka summer tournament or th...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  5. NHL Draft - American prospect Ryan Fitzgerald shines at World Jun...

    Grant Sonier

    Former NHL scout Grant Sonier files from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, breaking down the top draft eligible prospects skating at the recent World Junior A Challenge.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  6. Big risers, fallers after U-18s

    Grant Sonier

    Now that the IIHF U-18 Championships have concluded with another American gold medal -- Team USA's fourth straight -- the focus for many of this group of players turns to the NHL draft. The 10-team tournament featured a number of top picks and s...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  7. 2013 NHL Draft - After U-18, prospects see stock rise, fall sharp...

    Grant Sonier

    ESPN Insider Grant Sonier reviews the biggest risers and fallers following the IIHF U-18 world championships, one of the biggest scouting events of the draft year.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  8. Teuvo Teravainen soaring up draft boards

    Grant Sonier

    BRNO, Czech Republic -- While many fans may be more concerned with tournament results -- such as Team USA's 5-3 victory over Team Canada in pursuit of a fourth-consecutive U-18 gold medal -- the stands are also teeming with throngs of NHL scouts...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  9. 2012 NHL draft - Teuvo Teravainen impresses, other prospect evals...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier checks in from the Czech Republic where the NHL's scouts are huddled around the IIHF U-18 World Championships, a tournament featuring a plethora of top tier 2012 draft talent.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  10. Forsberg leads 10 standouts at Hlinka

    Grant Sonier

    Hosted between Piestiny, Slovakia and Breclav, Czech Republic, the Ivan Hlinka tournament has been played each August for the past several years. The tournament represents a chance to get a head start on identifying who is going to be selected in the...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  11. NHL draft - Filip Forsberg, Andreas Athanasiou stand out at Ivan ...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier surveys NHL scouts in the wake of the Ivan Hlinka U-18 tournament to see which prospects stood out. A pair of Swedes, led by Filip Forsberg, certainly turned heads.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2011