Off The Radar: Trio of international skaters, Kootenay standout, and oft-injured goal
Photo: Boston University junior forward/defenseman Ahti Oksanen was ranked 66th among European skaters for the 2012 NHL Draft, but was never drafted (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)
</p>Front offices in the National Hockey League withhold many secrets, none that garner more speculation than why respective member clubs pass on draft-eligible players. Whether it’s concerns over size, injuries, production, or their interest level in playing in the league, there’s always an opportunity for a player to overcome those shortcomings in order to earn a chance the second time around.
In this month’s look at “Off the Radar” players, one Kootenay Ice forward again showed why he should be considered draft material the second time around.… read more