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2015 NHL Draft: McDavid, Eichel locked into top slots, Strome just behind in ISS Hockey’s April rankings

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2015 NHL Draft: McDavid, Eichel locked into top slots, Strome just behind in ISS Hockey’s April rankings

Photo: Erie Otters forwards Connor McDavid (R) and Dylan Strome (L) are ranked #1 and #3 respectively in the ISS Hockey April rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bel/OHL Images and Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

There are no surprises at the very top of ISS Hockey’s April rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft, but there was some movement outside the top two positions. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: CHL contingent shines, Finnish goalie scores, individual efforts from top prospects

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Prospect Impressions: CHL contingent shines, Finnish goalie scores, individual efforts from top prospects

Photo: 2015 OHL Cup hero Matt Strome is expected to be a high selection at the 2015 OHL Priority Selection that takes place on April 11th (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

All three CHL leagues kicked off first round playoff action, and three teams in particular received contributions from top prospects. Also, an obscure goaltending prospect is a social media sensation thanks to a rare feat. This week’s Prospect Impressions is loaded with talent, take a look at the best prospect plays-of-the-week. Read more »

Rehill provides steady, honest approach for the Blazers

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Rehill provides steady, honest approach for the Blazers

Photo: Kamloops Blazers defenseman and New Jersey Devils prospect Ryan Rehill has racked up 414 penalty minutes in three seasons of WHL hockey (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The term “honest player” has been bandied around for years in hockey circles.

In fact, the Washington Capitals bestow an honor each game called the “Honest Abe Award”, complete with a hat and fake beard consistent with a look that personifies Abraham Lincoln. It’s given to the player who puts forward an honest effort. The recipient is then charged with choosing the winner following the Caps ensuing game. Read more »

Ehlers, Duclair the cream of a solid crop of NHL-drafted wingers in the QMJHL

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Ehlers, Duclair the cream of a solid crop of NHL-drafted wingers in the QMJHL

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward and Winnipeg Jets prospect Nikolaj Ehlers has posted 2014 points in 114 QMJHL regular season games in his two seasons in that league (courtesy of Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

Variety is the keyword when discussing the top 10 NHL-drafted or signed wingers playing in the QMJHL. The 10 players below each bring a different skill set to the ice, with some being more talented than others while some are more physically inclined. Read more »

(Video) First NHL Goal: Davidson makes it a “hat trick” of firsts for the Oilers

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Davidson makes it a “hat trick” of firsts for the Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie defenseman Brandon Davidson (L) is congratulated by Oilers forward Andrew Miller after Davidson netted his first NHL goal in a win over the Colorado Avalanche (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

It’s a veritable gusher of first NHL goals from the Edmonton Oilers of late, with rookie defenseman Brandon Davidson being the third Oiler to achieve that feat in the past week. Davidson’s goal was the first of the game in a 4-1 Oilers’ win over the Colorado Avalanche. Read more »

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, March, 2015

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AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, March, 2015

Photo: Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman and New York Rangers prospect Conor Allen is the top offensive defender for the Wolf Pack, posting 33 points in 63 games (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Manchester Monarchs and Hershey Bears have already clinched berths in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs and the Northeast Division-leading Syracuse Crunch is closing in on clinching a spot as well. But the fourth through eighth place teams in the AHL‘s Eastern Conference are separated by three points, with the Springfield Falcons four points out of the playoffs heading into the final three weeks of the season. Read more »

NHL Prospect Signings: Hurricanes sign two goaltenders, defenseman in busy week

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NHL Prospect Signings: Hurricanes sign two goaltenders, defenseman in busy week

Photo: Merrimack College goaltender Rasmus Tirronen signed an entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after completing his NCAA career (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

With the NCAA hockey season winding down and the CHL playoffs now underway, the NHL prospect and free agent signing season is now in full swing. Several players have come to terms over the past week, with those signings being covered in a pair of articles split between the NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference clubs. Read more »

Anaheim Ducks Euro and NCAA prospects yielding mixed results in 2014-15

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Anaheim Ducks Euro and NCAA prospects yielding mixed results in 2014-15

Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Kevin Roy was once again one of the best players in Hockey East (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The learning curve can come in various cycles throughout a player’s career. While some players are at a low, others are at a high. For the Ducks, they have a full range of NCAA and European prospects experiencing different points of the curve currently. Some are struggling while others are excelling. Changing teams, changing roles, and the pressure to perform all have an effect. How the player copes with this and grows from it is an important step in any young player’s career. Let us take a look at how each of the Ducks prospects of the NCAA and Europe have performed this season.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Ferland pots eventual game winner in Flames victory

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Ferland pots eventual game winner in Flames victory

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Michael Ferland (R) celebrates his first NHL goal in just his second NHL game, a goal that helped the Flames earn a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames couldn’t let their rivals to the north hog all the first NHL goal accolades this week. The Edmonton Oilers had a couple of their youngsters net first goals within a couple days of one another, so the Flames’ Michael Ferland got into the act, as well, as he posted his first – the eventual game-winner – in his team’s 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Read more »

(Video) First NHL Goal: Miller buries penalty shot in Oilers win

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Miller buries penalty shot in Oilers win

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Andrew Miller beats Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen on a penalty shot to score his first NHL goal (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

After helping Martin Marincin net his first NHL goal two nights earlier, Edmonton Oilers forward Andrew Miller did himself the favor by netting his own first NHL goal in unique fashion in a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars. Read more »

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