This test will be performed on a professional grade spin bike (Watt Bike) cycle ergometer using a Cortex Metalyzer VO2 cart.The end point is determined by either: a) the athlete physically stops pedalling b) the athlete experiences difficulty breathing or chest pain or c) the appraiser stops the subject because the athlete can no longer maintain the required rpm despite intense effort.By position the breakdown is 61 forwards, 36 defencemen and seven goalies.The combine will of course have all the top prospects, including No. You can find the full list of players invited to the combine here, and the Saturday groupings will be released closer to June 2.Each jump test will include three separate maximum effort vertical jumps separated by 10 seconds of rest.The athlete’s best vertical jump height from the three attempts of each jump will be recorded.The test will provide immediate feedback allowing teams to assess movement efficiency, physical performance and injury potential.…Three jump types will be performed: Vertical Jump (with arm swing), No Arm Jump (no arm swing / hands on hips) and Squat Jump (squat start / hands on hips).
The two combine venues are the First Niagara Center and Harbor Center with the fitness tests taking place at the latter.
Here’s former Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke in 2017 talking about the importance of the combine and what teams take away from it.
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When they become public, we will post them on this page. It affords NHL general managers and scouting staffs the opportunity to meet draft-eligible hockey prospects, speak with them in one-on-one situations and examine what they are capable of off the ice both physically and mentally.
Teams can meet with players throughout the week prior to fitness testing.