Prospect Impressions: Wallmark, Nastasiuk, Ehlers put talent on display | Highlights of the week

By HF Staff
Zach Nastasiuk - Owen Sound Attack

Photo: Owen Sound Attack forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Zach Nastasiuk has already reached the 50-point mark in the 2014-15 season after a previous OHL career-high of 5q points in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)


Lucas Wallmark and Nikolaj Ehlers recently put their talent on display at the 2015 World Junior Championship, while forward Zach Nastasiuk is having his best season offensively in the OHL to this point of the 2014-15 season. All three players are featured in this week’s Prospect Impressions feature that gathers up some recent, noteworthy NHL prospect highlights.

The Carolina Hurricanes boast a deep and talented prospect pool down the middle, with Lucas Wallmark’s creativity and improving playmaking ability at the forefront. Wallmark, a fourth round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2014 NHL Draft, has been honing his craft with Luleå of the SHL. Known more for his ability to create offense off of the rush, Wallmark showed his goal-scoring prowess recently for Sweden at the 2015 World Junior Championship.


The Owen Sound Attack have received consistent, gritty leadership from their captain Zach Nastasiuk. The Detroit Red Wings prospect (drafted in the second round, 2013) has been a key veteran for the Attack. Nastasiuk’s ability was on display this week as he factored into all three goals in a 3-1 victory over the Peterborough Petes.


Nikolaj Ehlers electrified a nation during the recent World Junior Championship, and the Winnipeg Jets are hoping that he will soon do the same for them. The ninth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft tops the charts this week with a display of speed and finishing ability in a 3-2 shootout victory over Drummondville.


Article compiled by Dave Hahn, who will be presenting the Prospect Impressions feature each week.