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BC Eagles ride Gaudreau’s 6-point night to win over Denver

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Johnny Gaudreau - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau (#13) celebrates the first of three goals and six points in the Eagles’ 6-2 win over Denver to open the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

After having his 31-game point streak snapped two weekends ago against Notre Dame, Johnny Gaudreau ignited once again, leading Boston College past the University of Denver, 6-2, in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

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Hockey journey is all about growth for RMU’s Golightly

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Chase Golightly - Robert Morris University

Photo: Robert Morris University sophomore defenseman Chase Golightly and his Colonials’ teammates had a breakthrough season, but that school’s season has come to an end after a 7-3 loss to the University of Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Robert Morris University)

Robert Morris University sophomore defenseman Chase Golightly’s hockey travels have taken him to quite a few places. But his greatest journey is on the developmental path he began traveling many years ago in Southern California.

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Montreal Canadiens have quality mix of prospects in the NCAA and Europe

by David Thicke
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Magnus Nygren - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Though defenseman Magnus Nygren began the 2013-14 regular season in the AHL, he finished it with Farjestad of the SHL. (courtesy of Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens have a good mix of talent amongst their prospects playing in Europe and the NCAA. The organization has six forwards and three defensemen in this group that possesses varying degrees of speed, skill, and grit. These young prospects have shown improvement in their development this year and add good overall depth to the Canadiens' farm system.

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Detroit Red Wings have few prospects in NCAA and overseas

by Adam Schnepp
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Ben Marshall - Minnesota Golden Gophers

Photo: Minnesota defenseman Ben Marshall was part of a deep and talented blue line corps for the Gophers in 2013-14. Minnesota will kick off their NCAA tournament against Robert Morris on Saturday (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon SMI)

It may seem like the Detroit Red Wings have an unlimited stockpile of prospects with the way they have been calling up NHL-ready players as injury replacements, but the one area of their pool of prospects that is the thinnest is those playing in Europe or the NCAA.

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Colonials’ top sniper Wydo drawing some NHL interest

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Cody Wydo - Robert Morris University

Photo: Robert Morris University forward Cody Wydo is the leading scorer for the Colonials and is tied for fifth in the NCAA with 52 points in 41 games (courtesy of Robert Morris University)

Robert Morris University junior Cody Wydo may not be a household name yet, but he could be soon. The Southgate, MI native has been tearing things up in Moon Township, PA this season, a performance that has drawn the attention of NHL teams.

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Fasching brings power game to Minnesota lineup

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Hudson Fasching - University of Minnesota

Photo: University of Minnesota forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Hudson Fasching was named the Golden Gophers’ Rookie of the Year after a strong freshman season (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon SMI)

Freshman Hudson Fasching had had quite the season so far with the University of Minnesota. The Burnsville, MN native currently leads the Golden Gophers in frosh scoring with 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 36 games. Fasching was earlier named to the Big Ten All-Rookie Team.

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BC’s Gaudreau both earns and embraces ‘Johnny Hockey’ moniker

by Richard Murray
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Johnny Gaudreau - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau led the NCAA in scoring in 2013-14, racking up 69 points in 37 games for the Eagles (courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon SMI)

It wasn’t long ago that Johnny Gaudreau doubted if he was good enough after being cut from the 2012 Team USA World Junior Championship team. Gaudreau has been playing with a chip on his shoulder ever since and is the runaway favorite for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award.

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Graduations and trades lead to new names in St. Louis Blues Top 20

by Suraj Sukumar
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Jake Allen - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Goaltender Jake Allen moved up to the number one spot in the Blues Top 20 following the graduation of Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz (courtesy of Russell Lansford/Icon SMI)

Since the previous Top 20 rankings, the St. Louis Blues have changed dramatically in terms of prospects and those will be reflected in this edition of the Blues’ Top 20.

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Otters’ Burakovsky tops among drafted wingers playing in OHL

by Jason Menard
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Andre Burakovsky - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky has had a smooth transition to the North American game, notching 87 points in 57 games in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The top 10 NHL-drafted wingers currently playing in the OHL aren’t overly large (a couple of notable exceptions, of course), but this year’s crop represents a collection of players who generally are solid defensively (or at least have shown that capability when they put their minds to it), and have the hands to chip in once in a while.

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Top 50: Barkov, Drouin top Spring ranking of NHL’s top prospects

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Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, the second overall pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, scored 24 points in 54 NHL games before suffering a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the prospects ranked 1-10. The top prospect is Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov, who narrowly beat out Jonathan Drouin for top honors in the ranking.

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