Where Is He Playing? Mitchell Stephens of the Saginaw Spirit has just completed an outstanding performance at the U18 World Hockey Championships. He enjoyed a strong season with the Spirit and should be getting more attention from NHL scouts.
What Kind of Impact Is He Having? Stephens was one of the offensive stars for Canada at the U18 tournament, scoring five goals to lead his team.
Where Will He Go in the Draft? He is No. 112 on the final Central Scouting ranking for North American skaters. Adding all four lists together, that would place Stephens around Round 5 of the draft. Based on his performance at the World Championships, though, he may end up going in the second round, perhaps in the No. 45 to No. 60 range.