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NHL Draft Class
35 minutes | May 27, 2022
S4: David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting; NHL Scouting Combine preview
The NHL Scouting Combine returns for the first time since 2019, and NHL Central Scouting senior manager David Gregory joins co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to discuss the event, including some changes to the fitness testing. Gregory also gives scouting reports on a few of the top prospects for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, including U.S. National Team Development Program standouts Logan Cooley, Cutter Gauthier and Ryan Chesley.
31 minutes | May 24, 2022
S4: Goran Stubb, director, NHL European Scouting; International draft prospect analysis
Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale of NHL.com are joined by Goran Stubb, director of NHL European Scouting, to discuss some of the top International prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft, including forwards Juraj Slafkovsky of TPS in Finland and Joakim Kemell of JYP in Finland, defenseman Simon Nemec and David Jiricek, Russia-born forwards Danila Yurov and Ivan Miroshnichenko, and more
22 minutes | May 17, 2022
S4: Greg Rajanen, NHL Central Scouting; Top USHL draft prospects
Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale of NHL.com are joined by Greg Rajanen of NHL Central Scouting to discuss some of the top high school and United States Hockey League draft prospects, including Chaska High School defenseman Sam Rinzel, forward Nicholas Moldenauer and defenseman Ryan Livanavage from Chicago, Youngstown center Adam Ingram and more.
56 minutes | May 11, 2022
S4: Mock Draft 1.0
Following the results of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale spend the show discussing their first mock drafts, which predict how the first 16 picks of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft could go. Who will the Montreal Canadiens take at No. 1? What about the New Jersey Devils who climbed to No. 2? All that and more is discussed as the hosts give their reasoning behind picks 1-16.
44 minutes | May 5, 2022
S4: Dan Marr, director, NHL Central Scouting; Final Rankings
With the release of NHL Central Scouting's final rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft, NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale are joined by Central Scouting director Dan Marr for a wide-ranging discussion. Marr describes how Kingston center Shane Wright was No. 1 ahead of U.S. National Team Development Program center Logan Cooley among North American skaters, how much Juraj Slafkovsky's star turn at the 2022 Olympics pushed him to the No. 1 spot in the International skater ranking, how the race for the No. 1 pick at the draft could come down to four players and much more.
35 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
S4: Matt Savoie, Winnipeg Ice forward & John Williams of NHL Central Scouting
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale are joined by forward Matt Savoie (21:34) from Winnipeg of the Western Hockey League. Savoie is No. 3 in Central Scouting's midterm rankings and he talks about how playing in the USHL last season has been huge for his success this season, basement battles on a homemade rink with his older brother Carter, and NHL players he tries to pattern his game after. John Williams (3:10), who specializes in covering prospects in western Canada, also joins the show to discuss some of the top prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft, including Savoie, his Winnipeg teammate, forward Conor Geekie, Moose Jaw defenseman Denton Mateychuk and more.
27 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
S4: Adam Nightingale, USNTDP U-18 coach; Logan Cooley & NTDP prospect analysis
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale are joined by Adam Nightingale, the coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team to talk about some of the top players at the NTDP, including forward Logan Cooley, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking, forwards Cutter Gauthier, Jimmy Snuggerud and Rutger McGroarty, defenseman Lane Hutson and more.
34 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
S4: CHL Top Prospects Game; guests: Shane Wright & Matyas Sapovaliv
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale sat down with Kingston forward Shane Wright (7:47), the favorite to be the No. 1 pick of the 2022 NHL Draft, to talk about his season, returning after losing last season and what he would say to anyone who asks why he should be the first pick of the draft. They also spoke with forward Matyas Sapovaliv (20:35), who joined Saginaw this season after playing with Jaromir Jagr with Kladno in the Czech Republic last season.
25 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
S4: Top prospect Brad Lambert
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale are joined by forward Brad Lambert of Pelicans in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland. Lambert is No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of International prospects, and he talks about his experience at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, joining his hometown team, his goals for the rest of the season and his unique family background.
35 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
S4: Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting; Midterm Rankings
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale are joined by Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting, to discuss Central Scouting's midterm rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft. Dan talks about why Shane Wright of Kingston in the OHL is No. 1 among North American skaters, but that the gap between Wright and No. 2 Logan Cooley of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program might not be as big as people thinks. Marr also touches on some of the top defensemen for the draft, how JYP forward Joakim Kemell ended up at No. 1 among International skaters and more.
36 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
S4: World Junior Championship preview with Jon Morosi
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale are joined by NHL Network reporter Jon Morosi to preview the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. They dive deep into the United States and its chances of repeating as tournament champion, as well as Canada's chances of winning at home. There's also a discussion on a few of the top 2022 NHL Draft players that will be in the tournament, including U.S. forward Logan Cooley, Canada forward Shane Wright and Finland forwards Joakim Kemell and Brad Lambert, plus some talk about three of the top players for the 2023 NHL Draft that will be playing.
31 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
S4: Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting; Players to Watch list
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale kick off the fourth season of NHL Draft Class joined by director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr to discuss some of the top players on Central Scouting's players to watch list, including Kingston forward Shane Wright, Finnish stars Brad Lambert and Joakim Kemell, five top prospects from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and more.
34 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
S3: 2021 NHL Draft recap with TSN's Craig Button
Co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale put a bow on the 2021 NHL Draft with help from TSN director of scouting Craig Button, and also discuss a few of the top prospects to keep an eye on for the 2022 NHL Draft.
58 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
S3: 2021 Mock Draft
With the 2021 NHL Draft days away, co-hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale go over their final mock draft of the first round and debate the reasons they had certain players matched with particular teams.
29 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
S3: David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting
NHL Central Scouting senior manager David Gregory joins hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to share his thoughts on several of the top players for the draft, including Michigan's big three of Owen Power, Matthew Beniers and Kent Johnson. He also has some interesting comparisons for a few of the top defensemen, including Simon Edvinsson, Luke Hughes and Brandt Clarke.
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S3: Al Jensen, NHL Central Scouting; Goalie prospect analysis
NHL Central Scouting goalie guru Al Jensen joins hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to discuss some of the top goalies for the draft, including Jesper Wallstedt of Lulea in the Swedish Hockey League and Sebastian Cossa of Edmonton of the Western Hockey League.
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
S3: J-F Damphousse, NHL Central Scouting; QMJHL draft prospect analysis
J-F Damphousse joins NHL Draft Class to discuss several of the top 2021 NHL Draft Prospects from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, including Shawinigan center Xavier Bourgault, Rimouski forward Zachary Bolduc and Quebec defenseman Evan Nause. Hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale also preview some of the NHL Draft content they have planned for NHL.com.
36 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
S3: Joey Tenute, NHL Central Scouting; OHL draft prospect analysis
Joey Tenute of NHL Central Scouting joins hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to talk about some of the top prospects from the Ontario Hockey League, including Peterborough forward Mason McTavish and Barrie defenseman Brandt Clarke, and also explains how difficult it was for him to scout prospects in a season when the OHL didn't play because of COVID-19 restrictions.
25 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
S3: John Williams, NHL Central Scouting; WHL draft prospect analysis
John Williams of NHL Central Scouting joins hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale to discuss some of the top 2021 NHL Draft prospects in the Western Hockey League, including Edmonton forward Dylan Guenther and Winnipeg defenseman Carson Lambos, and says Edmonton's Sebastian Cossa could be a first-round pick and potentially a franchise NHL goalie.
47 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
S3: Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting & Lottery Mock Draft
Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting to discuss Central Scouting's final ranking, and how long the discussions were surrounding certain top players and how to rank them. Hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale also spent time going over their first mock draft, based on the NHL Draft Lottery results.
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