WATCH: Juraj Slafkovsky compared to a rising star

Less than two months before the 2022 National Hockey League (NHL) draft, which will be held on July 7 at the Bell Center in Montreal, no hope seems to be unanimous in the eyes of the various hockey magnates, while the Canadians will speak in the front row.

Having worked as director of recruitment and player development for the Anaheim Ducks for twenty years, Alain Chainey made his various contacts on the Bettman circuit go to learn more about the hopes, but this time, seen inside.

“I got my recruiting friends to talk. When it comes to the development potential for the future of an organization, I felt that the name of Juraj Slafkovsky came up more often, “explained the hockey man at the start.

The comparison game

Who says repechage, says game of comparisons. Like every year, the most prominent prospects are analyzed and compared to the various NHL players. Shane Wright has been measure to none other than Patrice Bergeron. Logan Cooley reminds some of Jack Hughes and let’s just say that Juraj Slafkovsky has nothing to be ashamed of when reporting him, if we were to believe Chainey.

“Many compare him to Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes.”

Selected second overall in the 2018 auction by the Canesthe power forward has just finished his career best season with 30 goals and 39 assists for a total of 69 points in 78 games.

A physique to dream of

“He only turned 18 in March. He has a more than interesting size at 6 feet 4 inches and more than 220 pounds. He is still very young and he was the top scorer of the Olympic tournament.

See what the ex-recruiter has to say in the main video above.