Player loans in the event of a pandemic – DobberProspects

Freshly made ice at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is presented in Toronto on Thursday, March 12, 2020. All NHL clubs have been advised not to host skates, practices or meetings. team in the morning as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID -19. The NHL says it will make an announcement later today on the future of its season. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Joshua Clipperton

As hockey fans, we are starting to get used to the unusual. No matter where you look, there is a reference to the “unprecedented times we live in”, and the world of hockey is not excluded. The staggered league start dates have created big problems for the NHL prospects in terms of development. Some players struggle to find the gym or ice time to train, while others are in the thick of it or, in the case of the KHL, have already started their regular season. We’ve seen a small exodus of players leave some NCAA conferences, as other contracted players try to find the best places to start their seasons and to help get ahead of the competition before the games reopen. NHL camps in November. /December.

There is an ever-changing list of prospects who are coming back (in most cases) across the Atlantic to take advantage of leagues that have earlier start dates. The KHL began its regular season on September 2, while the SHL will start on September 19. Most European leagues have not completed their 2019-20 seasons due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, so players and coaches are eager to get back on the ice and in meaningful games.

In North America, the story is quite different. The AHL have not set a start date for the resumption of play and there is speculation their season could be postponed altogether. The CHL has a varied approach with the QMJHL starting October 1, with an interdivisional style of play and a total of three divisions. The lack of American teams gives the QMJHL more flexibility compared to the OHL and the WHL.

Other questions quickly crop up in the Canadian and US junior leagues such as, “How many CHL franchises survive a season with no fans in the stands?” CHL teams also face a settlement cost in the order of $ 250,000 due to the minimum wage class action filed by players that may prevent some teams from continuing or functioning, coupled with uncertainty. caused by the pandemic.

It’s in the best interests of NHL teams to get their hopes up as early as possible so that we can see a one-time intervention to help struggling teams and leagues.

Here is a look at some of the most notable players who have been loaned to their respective hockey teams and leagues. Great gratitude goes to GeorgeLeafers12 and the other members of HFBoards for their contribution to the ever growing roster of players. More than 60 identified players are currently on loan to various European leagues. This list is not exhaustive, but highlights many players who have legitimate chances of making an impact at future dates. Some teams and leagues have not been officially confirmed. If you notice that a player is missing, please add them in a response at the bottom of this page.

From a fantastic point of view, you can probably give these prospects a head start before NHL training camps, not only because they will have played in professional games against stiff competition, but also because that NHL teams will be heading into a season of salary capped and looking to squeeze every penny from value contracts.


Anaheim Ducks

Lukas Dostal => Ilves (Liiga)

Arizona Coyotes

Victor Söderström => AIK (Allsvenskan)

Boston Bruins

Jakub Zboril => HC Kometa Brno (Czech)

Calgary Flames

Martin Pospisil => HC Kosice (Slovak EL)

Chicago Blackhawks

Phillip Kurashev => Lugano (NLA)

Antti Saarela => Lukko (Liiga)

Michal Teply => BK Mlada Boleslav (Czech)

Colorado Avalanche

Vladislav Kamenev => SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)

Columbus blue jackets

Emil Bemstrom => HIFK (Liiga)

Alexandre Texier => KalPa (Liiga)

Veini Vehvilainen => JYP (Liiga)

Detroit Red Wings

Mathias Brome => Orebro (SHL)

Filip Hronek => HC Mountfield (Czech)

Filip Larsson => Almtuna (Allsvenskan)

Gustav Lindstrom => Almtuna IS (Allsvenskan)

Moritz Seider => Mannheim (DEL)

Filip Zadina => HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech)

Edmonton Oilers

Evan Bouchard => Sodertalje SK (Allsvenskan)

Gaetan Haas => Bern (NLA)

Raphaël Lavoie => Rögle (SHL)

Kirill Maksimov => CSKA (KHL)

Ryan McLeod => Zug (NLA)

Dmitri Samorukov => CSKA (KHL)

Florida Panthers

Aleksi Heponiemi => MODO (Allsvenskan)

Vladislav Kolyachonok => Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

Kings of Los Angeles

Tobias Bjornfot => Djurgården (SHL)

Samuel Fagemo => Södertälje (Allsvenskan)

Carl Grundstrom => IF Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan)

Jacob Movarare -> SaiPa (Liiga)

Montreal Canadiens

Lukas Vejdemo => Sodertalje SK (Allsvenskan)

Minnesota Savage

Alexandre Khovanov => Kazan (KHL)

Ivan Lodnia => Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

Brennan Menell => Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

Nashville predators

Eeli Tolvanen => Jokerit (KHL)

New Jersey Devils

Nick Merkley => Assat Pori (Liiga)

Mirco Müller => Lugano (NLA)

Marian Studenic => Slovan Bratislava (Slovak EL)

New York Islanders

Simon Holmstrom => HC Vita (Allsvenskan)

Oliver Wahlstrom => AIK (Allsvenskan)

New York Rangers

Lias Andersson => HV71 (SHL)

Libor Hajek => HC Kometa Brno (Czech)

Vitali Kravtsov => Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)

Yegor Rykov => CSKA (KHL)

Ottawa Senators

Lassi Thomson => Ilves (Liiga)

Vitali Abramov => Jukurit (Liiga)

Philadelphia Flyers

David Kase => HC Karlovy Vary (Czech)

German Rubtsov => Sochi (KHL)

Maxim Sushko => HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

Pittsburgh penguins

Jesper Lindgren => MODO (Allsvenskan)

San José sharks

Josef Korenar => Trinec (Czech)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Yegor Korshkov => Yaroslavl Yaroslavl (KHL)

Mikko Lehtonen => Jokerit (KHL)

Vancouver Canucks

Nils Höglander => Rögle (SHL)

Washington Capitals

Alex Alexeyev => Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)

Aliaksei Protas => Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

Winnipeg Jets

Léon Gawanke => Eisbaren Berlin (DEL)

David Gustafsson => FIA (Allsvenskan)

City Heinola => Luuko (Liiga)

Black mason (@NHLRankKing)

About Madeline Powers

Check Also

Explosion destroys Virginia shopping center, injures several

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – Officials said an investigation is underway into the cause of an …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.