It’s pretty effectively documented at this level that the 2018 NHL draft boasts a reasonably deep first spherical with a generational expertise on the prime in Rasmus Dahlin. What makes this draft a bit extra enjoyable than in years previous is that consensus basically drops off after Dahlin because the decisive No. 1. Variance amongst groups’ draft boards might be fairly vast at this level. The talent degree additionally seems increased on this class in comparison with final yr’s general.
With such a excessive talent degree, we took a have a look at a number of the particular person expertise that make sure gamers stand out. I reached out to scouts to get their picks for a sequence of expertise that I discover significantly useful when evaluating gamers. This additionally offers you a little bit of perception into my course of, as effectively.
This is a have a look at a number of the finest gamers within the 2018 draft class by particular expertise.
Hockey sense: Rasmus Dahlin
To me, there is no such thing as a trait extra essential than hockey sense. It may be exhausting to outline, and other people could have completely different definitions, however to me, hockey sense is damaged down into a couple of completely different classes.