NHL scouts and college coaches have been making the rounds to all the various prep school hockey holiday tournaments throughout New England this weekend in search of star players and diamonds in the rough.
Many of the players scouts and coaches have their eyes on are already well-known commodities. A lot of eyes are on St. Sebastian’s junior defenseman Jayden Struble, a Northeastern recruit from Cumberland, R.I. who is expected to be selected in the third or fourth round of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Boston University commit Cade Webber returned from a lower body injury to take the ice for Rivers in the St. Sebastian’s Tournament. The Milford, Mass., native is expected to be selected as high as the second round due to his size and skating ability. Two 2019 NHL prospects, Dexter center John Farinacci and Berkshire defenseman Cade Alami, have missed their respective team’s holiday tournaments due to injury.
However, a few prospects have jumped up and grabbed some spotlight over the past couple of days. These are players who are generating significant buzz from NHL scouts and college coaches.