My New England Hockey Journal colleague Bill Keefe is doing great work with these guys, who form a solid draft class for six-state region.
Even if you're just a casual draft fan, the insights on the interviews with NHL are intriguing, and kudos to the young men for sharing those perspectives with the readership. I don't know how the teams will feel about it, but the way they've answered the questions give you a nice window into who they are as people, and is why teams are placing more and more emphasis on the interivew process and measuring character as part of the draft process.
I just spoke to defenseman Julian Melchiori's coach with the Newmarket Hurricanes, Brian Perrin so I'll have a feature up on him (Melchiori) over at hj.com sometime over the weekend.
In an interesting Boston connection Perrin's family was Bruins coach Claude Julien's billet family when Julien was a defenseman playing for the Newmarket Flyers Jr. A before breaking into the OHA with Oshawa and Windsor in the late 70's.