2018 NHL Draft Prospects
A group for all prospect profiles by AAtJ for the 2018 NHL Draft
With only six picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils needed to make them count. Based on the results of the polls from each of our posts about each selection, the readers loved the Ty Smith pick and liked most of the others in the Devils’ 2018 draft class.
Size? Not a big deal. Skating? That’s important. The New Jersey Devils took six players in their 2018 NHL Draft class, led by defenseman Ty Smith. Five of the six players are skaters that can skate well. This post summarizes the whole event for the Devils as well as other big events that took place in the last two days.
In the seventh round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted Eetu Pakkila at 203rd overall. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the now-Devil prospect.
With the 172nd overall pick, in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the New Jersey Devils selected Mitchell Hoelscher. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the newest Devil prospect.
In the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted Yegor Sharangovich at 141st overall. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the now-Devil prospect.
With the 136th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the first of two picks in the fifth round, the New Jersey Devils selected Akira Schmid. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the newest Devil prospect.
In the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted defenseman Xavier Bernard at 110th overall. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the now-Devil prospect.
Today is the second day of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. This is when the second through seventh rounds will take place. The New Jersey Devils have five picks. This is an open post for AAtJ readers to discuss the draft as it happens.
Spokane defenseman Ty Smith was expected to be a sure-fire top-15 pick. He fell to seventeenth overall, where the New Jersey Devils drafted him. This post is a quick reaction and summary of what kind of prospect Smith is; a pick that I personally think is a great one.
Welcome to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils have the seventeenth overall pick tonight, which is devoted to the first round. This is an open post for AAtJ readers to discuss what happens as it happens - including who the Devils picked.
The Devils, on the heels of their first postseason appearance in 6 years and now with their first Hart Trophy winner in team history, now turn their sights toward the future at this weekend’s draft. Details on the Devils’ picks, potential needs, and ways to watch follow below.
With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft now just a few days away, it’s time to take a look at what the prospects currently in the system have to offer the organization. This post will take stock of the prospect pool and identify what needs the Devils have prior to the draft.
At the end of this week, the 2018 NHL Entry Draft will take place. To get an idea of who could be available for the New Jersey Devils at 17th overall, I rounded up 26 mock drafts and recorded who they had picked for New Jersey and the two picks before and after them. There is no real consensus player; Bode Wilde appeared the most with seven. There is not even a consensus that the pick will be a defenseman. Read on to learn more what the mocks stated.
Rasmus Kupari is one of the best skaters available in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He is also one of the best stickhandlers. What else can the center from Karpat do? Learn more about him in this prospect profile.
Rasmus Sandin is a mobile defender with great hockey sense and puck moving abilities. He is coming off of a great rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. This post will profile the young defender’s game ahead of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Austin Wong has racked up a lot of penalty minutes, a lot of ire, and plenty of points as a 17-year old with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Is this Harvard-bound forward a potential late-round sleeper pick? Find out in this prospect profile.
Today in another prospect profile, let’s take a look at a Norwegian center playing junior hockey here in the States. He is a late round projection, but he has some potential.
In the 2018 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds center Barrett Hayton was surprisingly available at 17th overall. So we picked him for the New Jersey Devils in this mock draft. Learn why we did that and learn more about him in this post.
Eric Florchuk: 2018 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A potential mid-round value starting to find his game
With a big leap in performance in the 2017-18 season, Eric Florchuk looks like a player who could be a smart selection in the middle-to-late rounds of the draft. The forward prospect from the Saskatoon Blades has solid skills handling and distributing the puck and appears to be finding his game as he gets stronger and grows into his 6’-1" frame.
With left defense still a lingering problem for the New Jersey Devils, pick #17 in the upcoming NHL Draft could go a long way to rectifying that. Might a prospect such as Ty Smith be available and a solution to that issue? We take a look at him today.
Peter Stratis is a solid defender for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. He’s a potential late round pick due to his overall but unspectacular game. This prospect profile will cover his background and skill set.
Merrick Rippon is a defenseman who is from Ottawa and ended up playing for the Ottawa 67’s last season. He is apparently good at throwing hits, being physical, and playing in his own end of the rink. Learn more about this potential mid-round draft pick with this prospect profile.
Today in our draft prospect coverage, we will look at someone who has a wide range of projections. Central Scouting has him as a mid-round selection, but other analysts believe he shouldn’t be drafted. Let’s look at him and come to a conclusion.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev: 2018 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | A Project with High-End Playmaking Potential
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev will be this year’s youngest draft eligible player on the board and has some progress to make before being ready for the next level. But he also has some potentially top-end playmaking abilities and could be a smart value pick for a team in the mid-to-late rounds.
Today we look at another player who might be available in the later rounds where the New Jersey Devils will be looking to add to their prospect pool.
Sam Bitten is a raw prospect with a lot of room to develop his offensive game. He’s already proven himself to be an above average skater at the OHL level as well as a reliable defensive player. This prospect profile will cover his background and overall game.
Defenseman K’Andre Miller is one of the many USNTDP defenders who will be drafted in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Since he has not played the position for very long, Miller has a lot of upside potential. Enough to get him into the first round. Learn more about him with this prospect profile.
Today in our continuing prospect profiling, we look at OHL forward and elite playmaker Akil Thomas. He should be a first round pick, and there is a decent chance he is there at #17 for New Jersey. Should the Devils consider him? Read about him here and decide for yourself.
The 2018 NHL Draft class is packed with quality defensive prospects. Among those is Halifax Mooseheads blueliner Jared McIsaac, who blends a strong puck-moving game in transition and the offensive zone with solid awareness and ability in the defensive zone. Is he the right choice for New Jersey at 17th though?