It has been a rough start for the Boston Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence as the organization is rebuilding, nor has it been any different for Bruins’ goaltender Malcolm Subban. An injury derailed the start of his season, and after missing the first month of the 2015-16 campaign, he was winless in November (0-5-2) before picking up an 18-save shutout on November 28th against Lehigh Valley. Read more »
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There are a number of NHL teams relying upon young talent gracing their lineups to contribute on a nightly basis. International stars Aleksander Barkov, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Rickard Rakell are all performing under pressure, and hometown hero Frankie Vatrano is off to a nice start in Boston. Also in this week’s Prospect Impressions, an unexpected goal from a Rochester Americans forward, a Utica Comet has a memorable night full of firsts, and a Quinnipiac Bobcats goaltender keeps the team undefeated in regulation. Read more »
The Albany Devils feature a pair of rookie centers that play different styles of hockey who are both adjusting to life in the pros this fall. Joseph Blandisi and Blake Coleman come from different backgrounds and fill different roles with the New Jersey Devils‘ AHL affiliate, but the two live together and get along well both on and off the ice. They’re both hoping to hone their craft and make a push toward the NHL as a part of the Devils’ youth movement. Read more »
Derek Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, have a map hanging on the wall in their living room back in Spokane, Washington.
Places the couple have lived and visited are on the map, including Austria – where their son Zane was born – and Orebro, Sweden – where Ryan won the Swedish Hockey League’s MVP award last season. Read more »
When teams face the Everett Silvertips these days, they can expect at least 20 minutes or so of real hard hockey.
All coaches and players will tell us it is all about playing hard for the entire 60 minutes, but when the Silvertips take the ice, the opposition now knows it will have to contend with the skills and ferocity of defenseman Noah Juulsen (MTL) for at least a third of the tilt. While the veteran rearguard patrols the blueline, he logs plenty of ice time while eyeing a job in professional hockey. One could say he is leaving his mark on WHL opponents. Read more »
The Minnesota Wild is a franchise in contention for the Stanley Cup this season and for the foreseeable future, even though it lacks the star power of some other contenders. Its success over seasons past has meant few lottery picks, but the team has also been notably light in drafting from the CHL in the course of its history. After being burned by CHL players from Benoit Pouliot to Colton Gillies to James Sheppard to Tyler Cuma to Zack Phillips to Alexandre Belanger – drafted in 2013 and already out of the system – maybe that aversion is justifiable.
The San Jose Sharks have nine players playing in Canadian Junior Hockey during the 2015-16 season, and two playing in the USHL. This group of young players features some of the most promising and intriguing skaters in the prospect pool – including the team’s number one prospect, Timo Meier.
The New York Islanders have a small, but supremely talented group of junior prospects. They have looked to the CHL early in the NHL draft, as four of the six juniors have been first round picks; two in 2014 in Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang, and two in 2015 with Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier. Read more »