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Claimed:A First Look At Collier’s Clients – Part I

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A First Look At Collier’s Clients – Part I


Last week we reported that German Winger David Collier, along with some other former coaches and players from both Germany and around the world, has founded a player agency and that he was planning to become a full-time player agent once his career is over. Now, only about ten days later, the new agency has already signed its first batch of clients, mainly junior players from European countries as well as the US and Canada. We’ll now give you a first look at these promising young players, who are still in the very early stages in their career, and hope to make the jump into the VHL at some point down the road.


LW/RW - Ethan Davis




A high-school player, currently competing in the USHS, Ethan Davis didn’t come onto the scouts radars until this season, when he had a break-out year offensively that saw him put up almost 70 points in just 25 games. The offensive-minded winger is a bit on the small side with his 5’10 frame but he plays with a lot of heart and tenacity to make up for that. Some reports have indicated that Davis might join the USHL next season and then go the college route, but there have also been rumors about him declaring for one the next VHLM-drafts. No matter how he decides, the Buffalo native projects to be a good offensive-performer but it remains to be seen how he can handle himself once he plays against bigger, stronger and older competition.


D - Jonathan Tyrell




If there is one thing that almost every scout told us about Jonathan Tyrell’s game, then it is that it has no holes. The lanky 6’2 defenseman plays a very complete style of hockey and still has plenty of time to fill out his frame, as he was just drafted by the Victoria Royals in the WHL Bantam Draft and it is still up in the air if he will already join the team next season or spend another season in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Tyrell hails from Rosetown, Saskatchewan and scouts haven’t just praised the way he plays the game of hockey, but his eloquence off the ice as well. One thing they aren’t so sure of yet though is if he has the top-end skill to be a big-time player at the professional level, but Tyrell has plenty of time to prove them wrong.


C/RW - Nicolas Caprivi




Another player that was recently selected in a junior league draft is Nicolas Caprivi, who went in the second round of the OHL priority selection to his hometown-team, the Kitchener Rangers. Caprivi can play both on the wing and at center and especially his assist total were impressive last season in the OJHL. He is only averaged-sized and doesn’t play a very physical game, but a lot of scouts in the OHL praise his vision and his mental game, describing him as the kind of player who sees the play slow down in front of him and using that ability to make the right split-second decisions. Others weren’t as high on him, criticizing his lack of urgency and underdeveloped physical game, which might have contributed to him falling to the second round.


-To be continued next week-

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