For most draft-eligible players, receiving a first-round grade and spot in the top 15 would be cause for celebration. But most players aren’t Sarnia Sting forward Nikolay Goldobin, a player who has set some lofty goals for himself.
“There was no reaction [to the rankings] because I want to be top five,” he said. “That’s my dream and I’m doing everything to get there.”
Goldobin, a 6’, 185-pound left-shooting right winger, is ranked 13th overall by ISS Hockey and 14th among North American skaters by the NHL’s Central Scouting Service for the 2014 NHL Draft. Goldobin doesn’t just say that he feels the rankings are wrong — he feels obligated to prove them as such.… read more