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(Video) First NHL Goal: McKenzie nets first in loss to Blackhawks

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(Video) First NHL Goal: McKenzie nets first in loss to Blackhawks

Photo: Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie played four seasons for Miami University, posting 80 points in 159 NCAA games (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

 

After being named the AHL Rookie of the Year for the 2013-14 season, then beginning this season producing at a point-per-game pace for the Texas Stars, Curtis McKenzie had the look of a player who was ready for the step up to the NHL. Read more »

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2014

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AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2014

Photo: Hershey Bears defenseman and Washington Capitals prospect Connor Carrick has been productive for the Bears in the early portion of the 2014-15 AHL season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

 

Through the first five weeks of the 2014-15 season, there have been plenty of surprises in the AHL‘s Eastern Conference, including fast starts by rookies David Pastrnak and Chase Balisy and by teams who struggled last season such as the Worcester Sharks and Hartford Wolf Pack. Read more »

Arizona Coyotes Junior prospects continue to grow in number and skill

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Arizona Coyotes Junior prospects continue to grow in number and skill

Photo: Laurent Dauphin has displayed offensive prowess in 2014-15, recording 22 points in his first 16 games (courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

Entering the 2014-15 season, many Arizona Coyotes fans were quietly wondering if Max Domi would bring any scoring punch to the desert as an NHL rookie in 2014-15. They were blindsided when he was unceremoniously returned to the OHL’s London Knights without even a sniff of regular season NHL action.

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Team Rankings: Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still have NHL’s top prospect pool

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Team Rankings: Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still have NHL’s top prospect pool

Photo: Buffalo Sabres defensive prospect Rasmus Ristolainen is one of a handful of good prospects at that position. Ristolainen is a part of the prospect group ranked first in HF’s team rankings (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Hockey’s Future presents the top group of the 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked by the overall quality of their prospect pool as voted on by the HF staff. For reference, 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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2014 Subway Super Series: Opportunistic Russians blank the OHL

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2014 Subway Super Series: Opportunistic Russians blank the OHL

Photo: Team OHL captain and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse speaks with the media after being named his team’s Player of the Game in the OHL’s 4-0 loss to Team Russia at the 2014 Subway Super Series (courtesy of Ken McKenna)

 

Team Russia rode a solid goaltending performance mixed with some opportunistic scoring to win the first of their two Subway Super Series games against Team OHL, 4-0. The win was also the Russians third in three games in this year’s series, with the first two coming at the expense of Team WHL. Read more »

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

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

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

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Drouin, Paquette latest Lightning prospects to pass through Syracuse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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