Resources for Scouting NHL Prospects

With the 2008-2009 NHL season about to wrap up, many of us will focus our attention from the Stanley Cup to the 2009 Entry Draft in a never ending pursuit to piece together the next NHL season.

While many are interested in finding the next great one coming through the pipeline, fantasy hockey enthusiasts use these resources to find the next fantasy hockey gem. Managers in keeper/dynasty leagues should consider using these resources to gain a competitive edge of the fantasy competition.

It’s never too early to do scouting for the 2009-2010 fantasy hockey season, so check out these websites for all your prospecting needs.

Hockey’s Future
This is the ultimate resource for those looking to one up the competition when it comes to scouting for prospects. Every NHL team is covered by Hockey’s Future, as well as prospects from all over the world. They use a unique grading system to help the reader weed through hundreds of players to shift focus upon the impact players of the future.

Forecaster Hockey
Another solid resource for scouting NHL prospects. Forecaster also breaks down the prospects by team and gives their potential and where the player may rank in the team’s depth chart.

Russian Prospects
An awesome resource for those scouting the next big thing overseas. The website does a great job in keeping readers up to date on which players could be going where in the NHL.

It’s also worth noting that our very own Hockey Spy Christopher Ralph is hard at work creating a mock draft and prospects report for The Hockey Writers. Be on the look out over the next several weeks for a multi-part series on the future of the National Hockey League.