Bill “The Wiz” Placzek

The Rink DAD-e1519823485479-150x150 Bill "The Wiz" Placzek   As an avid fan, Bill (affectionately known as “The Wiz) fell in love with the game at an early age, and the romance has only gotten more intense. He started watching hockey at the old Chicago Stadium when there was cyclone fence behind the glass, because the early panels dislodged and broke in pieces.

From 2001 – 2004, “The Wiz” worked as the editor of the Chicago Blackhawks Prospects page of

Since 2011, “The Wiz” has been an exclusive content provider for the hockey section of, providing mock drafts, prospect rankings, and comprehensive player evaluations for the majority of the players that are selected in each year’s NHL Entry Draft.

His scouting reports on young players have accurately stood the test of time over the years and tries to find the positives in each player’s games, but certainly has no qualms being blunt and honest.