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The Hosts

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Brad Allen

Shane Malloy

Host of Hockey Prospect Radio

Co-Host and Hockey Prospect Analyst for Hockey Prospect Radio

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Shane Malloy

For the past 24 years, worked in the hockey industry as a columnist, author, scout, radio host, and analyst, forming deep roots and strong connections along with expertise of the sport. Currently is a Predictive and Integrative Data Analyst for EA Sports NHL Franchise for the last 17 years.  In addition to scouting for the United States Hockey League, He authored a book “The Art of Scouting" and has hosted the Hockey Prospect Radio Show on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio for the past 19 years.

The Malloy Analysis Model for NHL Draft success was developed in 2007; the basis of the model was to provide criteria to determine a successful NHL draft pick. The criteria are based on (200+) NHL games played and evaluating the player after five seasons from their entry draft (NHL Draft +5 Years).

The (200+ NHL Games) were based on behavioral economic models and expected utility theory. The (5+ Years) are based on cognitive science research of male frontal lobe brain development.

Shane Malloy first published this model at TSN in 2007-2008, and has been updated and discussed since 2008 on Hockey Prospect Radio on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio

A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on behavioral economics, cognitive performance, and strategic leadership. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Royal Roads University, and an MBA in Hockey Managment from Athabasca University. 

Carries an Master's Certification in Negotiation from Harvard Law, in addition to Data Science Certifications from Rochester Institute of technology and Columbia University. Has a Certified Hockey Professional designation from the Business Hockey Institiute. 

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Brad Allen

Brad Allen is a scout and broadcaster who has been covering hockey prospects, scouting and player development for the past decade. He is currently a co-host of Hockey Prospect Radio on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio.

He is the head scout for Hockey Prospect, the premier independent hockey scouting service in the industry. Annual contributor and writer for the NHL Draft Black Book published by Hockey Prospect. He has appeared regularly on radio as an analyst on hockey prospects and scouting on the TSN Radio Network and Daily Face-Off.

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Frequent Guests

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Pat Malloy

With nearly two decades of empowerment and development of people to higher levels of achievement, Pat Malloy is an industry leader in mentoring, coaching, and developing some of the world’s best players.
As a director at the Peak Centre for Human Performance, Pat has worked with world class teams, coaches, and players; leveraging sports science, performance analytics, and ethics in sport to create a strong structural base with successful outcomes.


Pat’s NHL coaching experience includes several seasons as a development coach for the Buffalo Sabres, as well consulting in player development for the Ottawa Senators. Pat is a former player development and performance coach with the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques.
Pat continues to individually consult with some of the best players in North America and Europe, including many NHL players.

Dr. Kevin Willis

Sport Psychology Consultant, Peak Performance Mental Coach, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach

If a player wants to reach their potential as a hockey player, they must continually build their mental toughness skills right alongside their other hockey skills.

So, for the past 20 years coaching players in this great game, from mites to juniors, I have always tried to emphasize that in addition to teaching the kids hockey skills like skating, passing, and shooting, that I would make sure they learned mental toughness skills that would give them an edge over their competitors. I knew that talent was important in hockey, but that talent alone wasn't enough. 

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished columnist and radio host for the
Sportsology Radio Network and he was the co-host of Hockey Prospect Radio on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio for 14 seasons. He authored several books including co-authored 100 NY Ranger Greats along with John Halligan and Adam Raider published by John Wiley and Sons.

His published work can be seen on NHL.com, Comcast Sportsnet (Philadelphia) and FoxSports.com. His feature articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, Sportsology Network Journal, and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine and the Goalie News.

Patrick Williams

The 2015-16 James H. Ellery Memorial Award Winning Columnist which is presented annually in recognition of "outstanding media coverage of the American Hockey League. 

Patrick Williams is the premier American Hockey League correspondent in the industry covering prospects with nearly 20 years of experience at several media outlets, including NHL.com, Sportsnet/Rogers Media, TSN, Sun Media, and The Hockey News.

 

He spent five seasons covering the Winnipeg Jets for NHL.com before returning to the AHL in 2015-16. That season, his first back on the AHL beat, he won the James H. Ellery Memorial Award, which is presented annually in recognition of outstanding media coverage of the American Hockey League.

 

In 2021, he became a regular contributor to TheAHL.com, the AHL's official website. In his first season in that role, he provided nearly 200 written pieces (features, profiles, long-form, and more) on a variety of on- and off-ice topics concerning the league.

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