This week we are joined by co-host of Hockey Prospect Radio on Sirius XM NHL Network, Shane Malloy, to preview the 2016 World Juniors and talk about Canucks prospects.
Along with hosting Hockey Prospect Radio, Shane is the author of The Art of Scouting, which is a fantastic resource for learning what to look for when scouting players. Shane also works with EA Sports to provide scouting reports and analytics for the NHL series. Shane has worked with Hockey Canada, USHL, Fox Sports, TSN, Rogers, and the Abbotsford Heat.
We get Shane’s thoughts on the upcoming World Juniors in Helsinki, and break down each team to figure out their strengths and weaknesses. We talk about Canucks prospects playing in the tournament: Brock Boeser, Jake Virtanen, and Lukas Jasek. Then we turn our attention to some of the Canucks prospects making waves in Utica.
Lastly, Shane shares some behind-the-scenes scouting stories about Canucks GM Jim Benning at the U18 tournament last May.
This is a great episode to get ready for the World Juniors, that starts on Saturday.