About CSS

Central Scouting Services is the global authority concerning player scouting, data collection, and information.  All CSS staff members have played or held positions in the following leagues;

NHL, AHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, or Junior A Canada.

CSS does not participate in any activity or relationship that may impair or be presumed to impair our unbiased scouting assessment such as receiving gifts.

CSS takes the security of scouting information acquired in the course of their duties very seriously.  Only top level scouts from pre approved organizations may obtain or have access to player information.

CSS abides by international privacy laws and only provides player contact information to those athletes that “opt in” to the player database.

Tim Taylor – Executive Director North America

With nearly twenty years of hockey industry experience, Taylor has held upper-level management positions throughout his career: President – Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), General Manager – Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL), President – Quad City Flames (AHL), Vice President – Muskegon Fury (UHL).

Taylor has long been known for his expertise in identifying talent and was instrumental in capturing three United Hockey League Championships (Muskegon Fury 2002, 2004 & 2005). He also assisted numerous players, coaches and staff members in their advancement to the National Hockey League.

Bob McNamara – Executive Director Professional Division

With over 25 years of Professional front office experience as GM and President of teams in the IHL, AHL, CHL and ECHL, McNamara brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of Pro Hockey to CSS. He also spent 5 years as a Pro Goaltender in the AHL and IHL as well serving as a 4 Year starter at the University of Notre Dame. Over the years McNamara has been named IHL GM of the Year, West Michigan Sports Executive of the Year and CHL Executive of the Year, as well as Notre Dame Distinguished Hockey Alumni. While serving as GM of the Grand Rapids Griffins for 15 years he assisted in developing 117 players for the NHL, including 23 Stanley Cup winners for the Detroit Red Wings as the GM of their AHL affiliate. Bob will now lead CSS on a global level in all aspects of professional hockey as well as supporting amateur and junior athletes through his extensive experiences.

Jason Nyhof – Performance Testing Director North America

Jason Comes to Central Scouting Services after distinguishing himself with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League and the Muskegon Lumberjack in the United States Hockey League.

As a perennial student of the game Jason possess a passion for player development, leadership, and strategic planning that brings CSS and its members to a new level.

Ryan Johnson – Performance Testing Technician – United States 

Ryan Johnson is a life long student of the game.  A former player who is following his passion for hockey through a degree in Sports Management.  Johnson came to CSS with a keen eye for talent and an aptitude for the technical aspects of CSS athlete testing.  Johnson has proven to be a key player in how testing is implemented and how the results are deployed.

Marc Lafleur – Ontario – Quebec Director

Marc Lafleur brings scouting and coaching experience from the QMJHL, NCAA and Canadian Junior A, along with his USHL and NCAA playing experience.  A distinguished member of 2016’s Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, Marc brings a wealth of experience and connections to CSS.

A former Coach Of The Year winner, Marc Lafleur is known as a detail oriented evaluator.  Marc also holds an Advanced Coaching Level (High Performance 1) of Hockey Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program.

Przemek Pakosz – Performance Testing Technician – Central Europe

Przemek Pakosz is the Hockey Director for STS UKS Niedzwiadki MOSiR Sanok.  Sanok is one of the oldest and known as one of the best hockey development centers in Central Europe.  A Credentialed Sports Management Professional, Pakosz brings a level of insight into Central Europe that proves critical for young prospects.

Kevin Miller – Performance Testing Technician – New Jersey – New York

Kevin Miller is a former player who has spent two years interning with Central Scouting Services as well as Coaching youth hockey in New Jersey.  Miller will be responsible for scouting in areas of the North East as well as administering on site performance testing for teams in the North Eastern United States.

This is a page in progress of being updated.  More CSS information coming soon.