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NHL DRAFT SHOWCASE BEING ORGANIZED WITH A GRASSROOTS EFFORT FROM PLAYERS

MAY 2, 2021  (14H48)      COOPER GODIN
With some junior leagues such as the OHL not running for the 2020-21 season, and scouts having limited viewing on 2021 draft eligible players, a showcase has been organized by Andrew Perrott (Owen Sound Attack), Ryan Beck (Saginaw Spirit), Ryan Humphrey (Hamilton Bulldogs), and Brendan Hoffman (Erie Otters).

The three-week showcase will take place in at ErieBank Sports Park in Erie, Pennsylvania from May 31st to June 13th. As of Saturday, over 125 players from the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL have confirmed their participation in the tournament. Several NHL scouts and former players are scheduled to be in attendance.

"The main focus of this tournament is to get as many guys who maybe didn't have their last year in junior to come out and showcase their talents in front of high-end scouts and find an opportunity they may have missed out on," Hoffman said to John Lydic of Erie News Now.

"It's definitely going to be a lot of people, and a lot of high-end people in the hockey community," said Hoffman. "If anything, it's going to show Erie, it's not a small hockey community at all, it got something to grow for."

Teams are expected to include nine forwards, 5-6 defensemen and a goalie for these games. If more players confirm their participation, those numbers could change.

Along with scouts, fans are expected to be in attendance. In Pennsylvania, there is a 25% capacity for indoor events, so Hoffman and company are expecting anywhere from 100 to 200 fans in attendance. They are also planning for these games to be live-streamed for fans and scouts who cannot physically be there.

Source: The Hockey Writers
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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
+4
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
+2
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
52283967
MITCH MARNER
+1
54204767
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+1
50402565
PATRICK KANE
54154964
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
+1
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+2
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
+2
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
+1
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
ALEX DEBRINCAT
50292352
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 8, 2021 G A PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
1 3 4
REILLY SMITH
3 - 3
TIM STUTZLE
3 - 3
ALEXANDER WENNBERG
3 - 3
CONNOR BROWN
1 2 3
PHIL KESSEL
1 2 3
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH
- 3 3
SETH JONES
- 3 3
LEON DRAISAITL
2 - 2
CHRISTIAN DVORAK
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS