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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

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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

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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

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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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Philadelphia Flyers have good crop of defensive prospects in NCAA and Europe

by Jashvina Shah
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Nick Luukko - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Nick Luukko is one of several Philadelphia Flyers prospects who will be competing for an NCAA championship this year. The Flyers selected Luukko in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have several prospects, mostly defensemen, who have turned in strong seasons in Europe and the NCAA this year.

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2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: Top-ranked Minnesota hosts West Regional

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Adam Wilcox - University of Minnesota

Photo: University of Minnesota goaltender and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox has been named a finalist for both the Mike Richter Award and the Hobey Baker Award (courtesy of Brian Ekart/Icon SMI)

The West Regional of the 2014 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament is the final regional to get underway in this year’s NCAA Tournament. This regional takes place on March 29th and 30th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

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2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: Boston College, UMass Lowell bring Hockey East flavor to Northeast Regional

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Johnny Gaudreau - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau will lead the Eagles into the NCAA Northeast Regional after that school missed out on a Hockey East Tournament title (courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon SMI)

The Northeast Regional of the 2014 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament is the first of two regionals that takes place on March 29th and 30th. This regional takes place at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

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Three Colorado Avalanche NCAA prospects ready to go pro following 2013-14 season

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Will Butcher - Denver Pioneers

Photo: Freshman defenseman Will Butcher (#7) made his mark with 16 points in his first year for the University of Denver. The Pioneers won the inaugural NCHC tournament with a win over Miami (courtesy of Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

In the last four drafts, the Colorado Avalanche only selected a combined six players from the USHL, a pipeline to the NCAA, and European junior leagues. To date, only four of those players still remain a part of the Avalanche organization.

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