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2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ Taylor Raddysh sports more balanced offensive game in second season

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2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ Taylor Raddysh sports more balanced offensive game in second season

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2016 prospect Taylor Raddysh (#17) had had the opportunity to play with brother Darren Raddysh (#24) the past two seasons in Erie (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

The Erie Otters’ Taylor Raddysh has firmly ensconced himself on the draft boards with his size, grit, and goal-scoring. And this year, he is helping himself out by racking up the helpers – though that is a skill he said he has always had, despite not being able to show it last year as an OHL rookie. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Trio at top of draft rankings remains unchanged for ISS, CSS

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2016 NHL Draft: Trio at top of draft rankings remains unchanged for ISS, CSS

Photo: Tappara forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine has had a memorable 2015-16 season, winning gold at the 2016 World Junior Championship, then winning Finland’s Liiga championship last month, and he is now competing for Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The scouting arm of the NHL, NHL Central Scouting (CSS), released their final rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft in April. ISS Hockey (ISS), on the other hand, is still releasing their monthly rankings, with their final ranking yet to come in early June. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ DeBrincat proving success from last season not a fluke

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2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ DeBrincat proving success from last season not a fluke

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2016 prospect Alex DeBrincat was second in scoring for the Otters in the 2016 OHL playoffs, scoring eight goals and 19 points in 13 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Back-to-back 100-point seasons, two lengthy playoff runs in the ever-tough OHL, and an OHL Rookie of the Year award under his belt – but the one thing that Erie Otters’ forward Alex DeBrincat doesn’t have is prototypical size. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Slow start in OHL hasn’t slowed down Knights’ Jones

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2016 NHL Draft: Slow start in OHL hasn’t slowed down Knights’ Jones

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Max Jones spent the 2014-15 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program before moving to the OHL for the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

There are those who say that the fastest way to the NHL is through the OHL. For American players, there is often competing forces pulling them to different areas – from the U.S. development program, to the college route, or making the jump across the border. For Max Jones, the time to make the jump to the OHL was now, and it has paid off so far. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Rangers’ Mascherin unfazed by draft pressure

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2016 NHL Draft: Rangers’ Mascherin unfazed by draft pressure

Photo: Kitchener Rangers forward and 2016 prospect Adam Mascherin had a productive second OHL season in 2015-16, posting 81 points in 65 regular season games, then another 12 points in 9 playoff games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

This drafting thing is getting to be old hat for Kitchener Rangers’ left winger Adam Mascherin. At least, he is familiar enough with the process to be a little less stressed about the prospect of having his name called at this year’s NHL Draft. Read more »

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