Gabe Perreault

When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Who Was Selected on Day One of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft

The 2023 NHL Entry Draft has all of the hype surrounding it, here at Inside The Rink, a group of multiple writers wrote prospect profiles throughout a set period of time. Day one of the draft is upon us and the first 32 selections have arrived. 1st overall – Chicago Blackhawks With the first overall […]

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Sharks select Will Smith with the 4th overall pick.

Nashville – The San Jose Sharks have selected Will Smith with the 4th overall pick. Smith spent last season with the USNTDP, where he scored 51 goals, and 76 assists in 60 games. Smith was also named the MVP of the U18s, where America won gold over Sweden. “Mostly, these dangles serve Smith’s ends as […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Gabe Perreault

The Scouting Report: Gabe Perreault from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, born on May 7th, 2005, is a top-62 2023 NHL entry draft prospect. Gabe Perrault is the third player in the family to be eligible for an NHL entry draft. Gabe’s brother, Jacob Perreault, was selected 27th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2020 NHL […]

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