Nineteen-year-old Andrey Pedan is among those Russians who preferred venturing in the Canadian junior leagues system, rather than going for the usual route for European players; playing junior hockey back home then signing a contract directly with their draft team several years later. "My agent Alexei Dementiev advised me to go and play in the OHL, and this is what I did as I completely trust him. I think it was a good decision, I already adapted to the small ice surface last year and this year I further improved my game", Pedan said in Russian.
In this week’s edition of the Hockey’s Future CHL Prospect RoundUp, we look at some of the top performers in the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. Also, we touch on the CHL Subway Super Series now taking place, with All-Star squads from the three CHL leagues facing off against a team of Russian juniors. HF writers Kevin Forbes, Jason Menard, and Glen Erickson bring you the latest in the CHL.
In this Hockey’s Future podcast, we take a look back at some of the more noteworthy Week 6 performers and newsmakers playing in the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. HF writers Kevin Forbes, Jason Menard, and Glen Erickson join the podcast to provide the latest from the CHL.