12 episodes

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.

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The EliteProspects Podcast The EliteProspects Podcast

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eliteprospects/support

    Interviewing Noelle Needham - The Chicago Steel's Assistant GM

    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!


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Interviewing Hakan Andersson - The Detroit Red Wings' Director of European Scouting

    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.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Interview with Seattle Kraken's Head of Amateur Scouting - Robert Kron

    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.


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The 2021 U20 World Juniors Championship

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    An Interview with Darren Yorke- Carolina Hurricanes Director of Player Personnel

    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.


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    • 53 min
    An Interview with Mark Yannetti - Los Angeles Kings Director of Scouting

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Habsfan9 ,

Smaller guys

What do you think guys smaller guys like Rossi, Nybeck, etc. Have going for them this draft? Caufield fell last year, so you never know. Just bringing it up since Brayden Point is ripping up the playoffs.

101htiv ,

Finally An NHL Prospect Podcast!!!

I absolutely love this podcast and I’m happy to see JD and Craig focus specifically on NHL prospect. Keep the great work. Only feedback, is you guys need more episodes 😁. Maybe a do podcast where you guys focus on Canadian teams and who they might draft with their picks. Love to see Montreal #GoHabsGo

Scott St. ,

Chicago Steel

It’s still early, but this is my favourite prospects podcast since “the Next Ones” with Jeff Marek and Sam Cosentino. I just caught up on the episodes today and already can’t wait for the next episode to drop!

Question: You both agreed that the USHL is a league that isn’t scouted to its full potential. On your next podcast, could you both speak about the 19-20 Chicago Steel team and the prospects that are likely to get drafted this year? I know you already spoke a but about Brisson, however I’m very curious about Colangelo, Fontaine, Fontaine, De Saint Phalle, and although he’s not draft eligible this year, Owen Power.

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