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2014 Subway Super Series: Team OHL looks to get CHL off the schneid against Russia

by Ken McKenna
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Robby Fabbri - Guelph Storm

Photo: Guelph Storm forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Robby Fabbri will be one of the alternate captains in his lone Subway Super Series appearance (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

The three leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League have renewed their yearly rivalry with Russia in the 2014 edition of the Subway Super Series. This year’s slate of games began out West with the WHL squad facing off against Team Russia, and has now moved eastward to Ontario where Team OHL will do battle with the Russians. Read more »

Drouin, Paquette latest Lightning prospects to pass through Syracuse

by Tony Androckitis
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Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin appeared in two games for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch prior to making his NHL debut in October (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning have seen several forward prospects come up through the system in recent years, including the team’s leading scorer, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, and Alex Killorn. Read more »

New York Islanders have small but extremely talented group of prospects at Junior level

by Christian Litscher
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Josh Ho-Sang - New York Islanders

Photo: Forward Josh Ho-Sang is one of four New York Islanders prospects who are currently playing Canadian major junior hockey. Ho-Sang was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

The junior prospects for the New York Islanders have had strong starts to the 2014-15 season. Many of the Islanders junior prospects recently turned pro, so there are only four prospects currently playing in the CHL.

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Team Rankings: Deep pool of Winnipeg Jets prospects lead middle group

by HF Staff
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Adam Lowry - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Hulking winger Adam Lowry made his NHL debut with the Winnipeg Jets this season. Lowry was a third round pick at the 2011 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Below is the 11-20 segment of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference purposes, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF’s prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses.

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NCAA Prospects Notebook, October, 2014: Eichel impresses in early going

by DJ Powers
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Jack Eichel - Boston University

Photo: Boston University forward and 2015 prospect Jack Eichel is currently tied for second in scoring in NCAA Hockey with 13 points in seven games (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

The opening month of the 2014-15 NCAA hockey season featured a number of excellent prospect performances as well as a few surprises. Hockey’s Future takes a look back at the month of October around the college hockey world. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of Nov. 10th. Read more »

Young AHL team leaves few Nashville Predators prospects in junior ranks

by Tony Piscotta
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Lethbridge Hurricanes v Kelowna Rockets

Photo: Justin Kirkland is averaging over a point per game, and according to Nashville GM David Poile he is just discovering his offensive potential (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

The Milwaukee Admirals, the Nashville PredatorsAHL affiliate, have one of the league’s youngest rosters, including four players who age-wise could have spent an overage season in junior hockey. With so many Predators prospects playing for the Admirals — and several others either in Europe or playing college hockey — Nashville has just three prospects playing major junior hockey this season.

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Team Rankings: Deep group of young defensemen raises status of Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect pool

by HF Staff
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Robert Hagg - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Robert Hagg is one of several promising defensive prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers drafted seven defensemen in the past two seasons including Hagg, as well as first round picks Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference purposes, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF’s prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses. Read more »

2014-15 Calder Poll: Severson edges Pearson as top NHL rookie for October

by Tony Piscotta
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Damon Severson - New Jersey Devils

Photo: New Jersey Devils rookie defenseman Damon Severson stepped right into the NHL after starring for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets the past four seasons (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

 

The emergence of New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson as an offensive presence after making the jump directly from junior hockey to the NHL has been a bit of a surprise. Tanner Pearson was expected to make an impact for the Los Angeles Kings after seeing regular ice time during the Stanley Cup playoffs, but few expected the eye-popping offensive numbers he has put up so far. Read more »

Depth at Center remains strength of Vancouver Canucks system

by Jason Lewis
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Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks

Photo: Bo Horvat is transitioning from the OHL to the AHL in 2014-15. He is still looking to record his first point after five games. (courtesy of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

With the Vancouver Canucks entering something of a mini-rebuild, they have built up a pipeline of extremely talented young centers that are nearly on the cusp of being ready for the NHL. While the NHL squad’s top talent is slowly aging and settling more into the latter stages of their careers, the Canucks have many players who are going to be considered cornerstones of the franchise waiting just on the other side.

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