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Linkoping’s Hogberg tops short list of NHL goaltending properties competing in Sweden

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Linkoping’s Hogberg tops short list of NHL goaltending properties competing in Sweden

Photo: Linkoping HC goaltender and Ottawa Senators prospect Marcus Hogberg posted a 14-8-5 record with two shutouts in SHL play in the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of IFK Helsinki/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

 

 

As far as the NHL Draft is concerned, hardly a year has gone by in the past decade without a Swedish goalie being taken at some point during the proceedings. In recent years, the count is three in 2015, three in 2014, and two in 2013. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: North Dakota makes long-awaited return to title game after win over Denver

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: North Dakota makes long-awaited return to title game after win over Denver

Photo: University of North Dakota forward Nick Schmaltz slides the puck past University of Denver goaltender Tanner Jaillet to score the game-winning goal as the Fighting Hawks downed the Pioneers 4-2 to move on to the title game at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

A meeting of NCHC rivals went down to the wire in the second semi-final game at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four, with the University of North Dakota’s Nick Schmaltz scoring a late goal to break a 2-2 tie that sent the Fighting Hawks on to a 4-2 win over the University of Denver at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac edges Boston College to advance to National Championship game

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac edges Boston College to advance to National Championship game

Photo: Quinnipiac University goaltender Michael Garteig flashes the leather to make a last-second glove stop of an Ian McCoshen shot to preserve the Bobcats’ 3-2 win over Boston College in the first semi-final game of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

A goal scored in the second period goal by Landon Smith and an electrifying, last-second glove stop by goaltender Michael Garteig provided the difference as Quinnipiac University moved on to the title game with a 3-2 semi-final win over Boston College at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Gambrell takes own path to success at Denver

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2016 NHL Draft: Gambrell takes own path to success at Denver

Photo: University of Denver forward and 2016 prospect Dylan Gambrell played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL for three seasons before competing for the Pioneers in 2015-16 (courtesy of RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

 

 

University of Denver freshman forward Dylan Gambrell is one of the top draft-eligible collegians for the 2016 NHL Draft. He centers the Pioneers electrifying “Pacific Rim” line that also features sophomore Danton Heinen (BOS) and junior Trevor Moore. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Poganski helps power North Dakota’s imposing “Heavy” line

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Poganski helps power North Dakota’s imposing “Heavy” line

Photo: University of North Dakota forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Austin Poganski (#14) has improved his point total from last season by 10 points, scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

 

 

At 6’2” and 204 pounds, University of North Dakota sophomore winger Austin Poganski isn’t hard to miss. But the St. Cloud, MN native is about a lot more than just his imposing build. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Offensive game blossoms for Pioneers’ Butcher

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Offensive game blossoms for Pioneers’ Butcher

Photo: University of Denver defenseman and Colorado Avalanche Will Butcher has had a productive 2015-16 campaign, scoring eight goals and 31 points in 38 games for the Pioneers (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

University of Denver junior defenseman Will Butcher is in the midst of his best collegiate season and is developing into one of the nation’s best all-around rearguards. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Surprising journey leads Jonzzon to captaincy of Quinnipiac squad

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Surprising journey leads Jonzzon to captaincy of Quinnipiac squad

Photo: Quinnipiac University forward and team captain Soren Jonzzon has had his most productive season, posting 10 goals and 20 points in 41 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Quinnipiac University senior Soren Jonzzon’s rise to become the Bobcats’ captain is truly a story about perseverance. The Mountain View, CA native played in just four games during his freshman campaign three years ago. Today, he serves as Quinnipiac’s team captain, an honor that he doesn’t take lightly. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s Santini gets offensive in junior campaign

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s Santini gets offensive in junior campaign

Photo: Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini was a second round selection of the New Jersey Devils at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini is one of the leaders on the Eagles blueline who has also developed into one of the nation’s top defensemen. He is also one of three New Jersey Devils prospects on the Eagles roster. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac’s Toews on right developmental path

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac’s Toews on right developmental path

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews increased his point total by 10 points from the 2014-15 season, posting seven goals and 30 points in 38 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

A player’s development is often judged by statistics. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

Case in point is Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Devon Toews. The Abbotsford, BC native is currently amongst the top scoring defensemen in the nation with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists). But his numbers are just one part of his tremendous developmental progress that has come from hard work in virtually all aspects of both his game and in his physical maturity. Read more »

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s White looking to cap off impressive frosh campaign with national title

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2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s White looking to cap off impressive frosh campaign with national title

Photo: Boston College forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Colin White was named to both the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

Boston College freshman Colin White has been a key component to the success of the Eagles this season. He also played a significant role for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, where the U.S. earned a bronze medal. Read more »

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