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The EliteProspects Podcast

The EliteProspects Podcast

By The EliteProspects Podcast
Welcome to our official podcast! With Co-hosts Craig Button & JD Burke, we are the #1 Podcast for all of your in-depth NHL hockey prospect evaluations, discussions, and entertainment! We post 2 episodes per month - stay tuned for our LIVESTREAM schedule. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and now Twitch. https://twitter.com/eliteprospects https://www.facebook.com/Eliteprospectscom/ https://www.instagram.com/eliteprospectshockey/?hl=en https://www.twitch.tv/eliteprospectshockey
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Interviewing Noelle Needham - The Chicago Steel's Assistant GM
Welcome to the 11th episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD interview Noelle Needham, the assistant general manager for the USHL's Chicago Steel. We talk to Noelle about her time playing College hockey, starting her fitness company, becoming a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and lastly, the Chicago Steel. We mention many prospects such as Josh Doan, Matthew Coronato, Mackie Samoskevich, Sean Farrell, and more!
01:09:56
March 27, 2021
Interviewing Hakan Andersson - The Detroit Red Wings' Director of European Scouting
Welcome to the 10th episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD interview Hakan Andersson, the legendary European scout for the Detroit Red Wings. Hakan dives deep into (absolutely) terrific stories about past Red Wings, missing on Alexander Edler, how Jonathan Ericsson got drafted, how he became an NHL scout, and how he transitioned from being a professional fisherman to one of the most prized scouts in the industry. This is a CANNOT miss episode if you enjoy the Red Wings, learning about scouting, or International hockey at large.
01:26:50
February 27, 2021
Interview with Seattle Kraken's Head of Amateur Scouting - Robert Kron
Welcome to the ninth episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD interview Robert Kron, the head of Seattle Kraken's Amateur Scouting Department. To learn more about what it takes to be a scout, listen to the full interview. Robert goes more in-depth about the inner-workings and ideologies a team of NHL scouts can derive from on a yearly basis. The impact of the pandemic on scouting is also discussed in-depth by Robert.
01:24:59
February 1, 2021
The 2021 U20 World Juniors Championship
Welcome to the eighth episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD evaluate most WJC U20 teams including Team Canada, Team USA, Team Finland, Team Sweden, and a few more. With key players like Kirby Dach, Trevor Zegras, and many more players who were unlikely to play in a normal global setting, the WJC will not only be the most exciting tournament of the year, but arguably the only chance to see many of these prospects play for the season. 
01:41:06
December 20, 2020
An Interview with Darren Yorke- Carolina Hurricanes Director of Player Personnel
Welcome to the seventh episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Darren Yorke sits down to talk with JD & Craig about the Carolina Hurricanes' entire prospect system, the draft methodologies from the 2020 Draft, and their new NHL amateur scout hiring of Jokke Nevalainen, formerly from Dobber Prospects. Darren goes more in-depth about Noel Gunler, Seth Jarvis, and many other prospects from Finnish origins.
53:15
November 30, 2020
An Interview with Mark Yannetti - Los Angeles Kings Director of Scouting
Welcome to the sixth episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Mark Yannetti sits down to talk with JD & Craig about the methodologies behind their 2020 NHL Draft choices, including Helge Grans, Brock Faber, and Juho Markkanen. Mark also discusses the development of Quinton Byfield and the great opportunity he has to play behind Anze Kopitar. Before the interview, JD & Craig discuss the current hockey news of Mitch Miller, the Arizona Coyotes and the University of North Dakota. 
01:09:41
October 30, 2020
A Complete Review of The 2020 NHL Draft
Welcome to the fifth episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD commit to a hyper-detailed review of the 2020 NHL Draft. With countless amounts of prospects mentioned (and evaluated), this episode mentions prospects from every NHL team, hits and misses, steals, and more. We hope you enjoy! Teams talked about: Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks Seattle Kraken St Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Vegas Golden Knights Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
01:38:16
October 20, 2020
An Interview with Rhys Jessop - A former Florida Panthers NHL Scout
Welcome to the fourth episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD interview Rhys Jessop, a previous contributor of Canucks Army, and more recently a former Florida Panthers NHL Scout (2019-2020 Season). Rhys dives into his thought processes when evaluating players, how a scouting room can evaluate players as a group, and what it takes to accurately define a prospect within an NHL scouting system. If you're interested in how scouting is conducted at the highest level, this interview is exactly what you've been looking for. 
56:26
September 25, 2020
The Dark Horses of the 2020 NHL Draft & Questions from the Viewers!
Welcome to the third episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD talk in-depth about the potential risers of the draft, the potential that Askarov will bring to the table for 1 lucky NHL team, and questions from the viewers. Be sure to leave questions on Apple Podcasts, or ask us on our Social Media accounts! 
01:10:34
September 7, 2020
New York Rangers Prospects & Seth Jarvis
Welcome to the second episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Craig and JD talk in-depth about the Rangers' decision at 1st Overall, their prospect depth, and free agent signings. Joining us during the 2nd half of the episode, Seth Jarvis chats with us about his time during quarantine, the expectations of the draft from his perspective, and the wealth of information available to him during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (watching Brayden Point & Tampa Bay Lightning). Seth also talks about the potential destination to the Winnipeg Jets (if picked by them during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft), and how watching Mark Scheifele has elevated his game.
01:22:38
August 21, 2020
Tim Stützle & Doug Wilson Jr.
Welcome to the first episode of The EliteProspects podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke. In this episode, Tim Stutzle and Doug Wilson Jr. sit down to talk to us about their own experiences with the pandemic and other topics! Tim speaks about his time with Adler Mannheim, his fellow German prospects tradition at the draft, and more. Doug Wilson expresses his joy for the return of the NHL, the processes involved with prospect development, and details regarding Ryan Merkley's career building with the San Jose Sharks thus far. 
01:19:02
August 5, 2020
Welcome to the EP Podcast!
*The official podcast of eliteprospects.com* Welcome to our podcast, co-hosted by Craig Button and JD Burke! This is the intro to our podcast. We will be streaming (live) and publishing our podcast twice a month INDEFINITELY! Stay tuned.
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July 27, 2020