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Following McDavid at the 2015 NHL Draft Combine

June 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Ice Hockey, Testing

The 2015 NHL Draft Combine has some new testing protocols, and a new location. It is now much easier to watch the action, and here is a video following the potential top draft pick Connor McDavid as he progresses through the fitness tests. Note the new vertical jump procedure using a force plate, and the Y-balance test. See descriptions of all the tests, and all results from 2015.

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New Balance Test for NHL Combine – Y Balance

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Balance, Ice Hockey

A new balance test was added to the NHL Combine in 2015, called the Y Balance Test.  This test is a dynamic test performed in a single-leg stance that requires strength, flexibility, core control and proprioception. This is the latest in a series of balance and core stability type tests that they have trialed over the years. It looks like a pretty complex test to perform, but seems a good objective measure of balance. Previously they have used a balance board, single-leg squats and a Hex Agility test (like the like the hexagon test). See more about the Y Balance Test.

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NHL Combine in 2007 – Part 2

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Ice Hockey, Testing

Here is more of the 2007 NHL combine test – the annual NHL Draft involves interviews, medical screenings, and fitness tests over a four-day period. Here is part two of the two videos from the NHL Combine in 2007 that capture the action of the day, which focus on Stefan Legein and Sam Gagner. (video length 5.41). Here is part one. See more information about the NHL combine.

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NHL Combine Testing 2007 – Part 1

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Ice Hockey, Testing

The annual NHL Draft involves interviews, medical screenings, and fitness tests over a four-day period. Here is part one of two videos from the NHL Combine in 2007 that capture the action of the day, which focus on Stefan Legein and Sam Gagner. (video length 6:55). See part 2.  See more on the NHL combine.

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