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Prospect Faceoff: OHL West Division clash, Aho climbs scoring ranks, more college and junior matchups

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Prospect Faceoff: OHL West Division clash, Aho climbs scoring ranks, more college and junior matchups

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Fischer (L), and Sarnia Sting forward and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Konecny (R) do battle this weekend in an OHL Western Conference showdown with potential playoff implications (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The West Division in the OHL is up for grabs, and two teams in the race are looking towards their top scorers to help secure a division title. In the WHL, Jayce Hawryluk just earned his first professional contract following an unbelievable month, and in the QMJHL, Cody Donaghey is settling into a new home after being traded in two different leagues this season. Also included this week, Hockey East serves up a high-quality matchup, and one rising Finnish superstar rounds out a stellar edition of Prospect Faceoff. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Change at top of March ISS rankings as Nylander arrives among the top prospects

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2016 NHL Draft: Change at top of March ISS rankings as Nylander arrives among the top prospects

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Alexander Nylander has a good chance of joining brother William as a top 10 pick in the NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

While the two players ranked at the top of ISS Hockey’s March rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft remain unchanged from last month’s list, there has been somewhat noteworthy movement elsewhere in the top 10 . Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Asplund heads list of Swedish prospects as season winds down

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2016 NHL Draft: Asplund heads list of Swedish prospects as season winds down

Photo: Farjestad forward and 2016 prospect Rasmus Asplund (R) was one of several draft-eligible prospects at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship that stood out at that tournament (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

For European clubs, the end of the regular season is approaching rapidly, so we will soon be seeing how Sweden’s top prospects perform when push comes to shove in the playoffs. Read more »

Prospect Faceoff: Ottawa prospects clash, Smirnov reaches USHL mark, Labanc, Brooks reach 100 points

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Prospect Faceoff: Ottawa prospects clash, Smirnov reaches USHL mark, Labanc, Brooks reach 100 points

Photo: Two of the USHL’s top scorers, Fargo Force forward Denis Smirnov and Lincoln Stars forward Tanner Laczynski, will go head-to-head this weekend in a top USHL prospect showdown (courtesy of Mitch Highman/MJoy Photography and Brandon Anderson/BA Photos)

This week’s Prospect Faceoff is loaded with powerhouse matchups from around North America. The Ottawa Senators will be interested in the result from a game in Shawinigan this weekend, and scouts from the NHL will be on hand in Fargo as the Lincoln Stars pay them the Fargo Force visit. We’ll check-in with the most recent members of the 100-point club from the OHL and WHL, and an often discussed Calgary Flames prospect is in action as his NCAA career winds down. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Gauthier, Dubois top midseason look at QMJHL prospects

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2016 NHL Draft: Gauthier, Dubois top midseason look at QMJHL prospects

Photo: Val d’Or Foreurs forward and 2016 prospect Julien Gauthier has had a good amount of international experience in 2015-16, winning gold with Team Canada at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and also competing for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The QMJHL produces NHL Draft talent in cycles. The 2014 NHL Draft saw just five players from the league get selected in the first two rounds, while last year’s draft saw five taken in the first round alone and 12 taken in the first two rounds. The 2016 NHL Draft might be another down year for the QMJHL in terms of quantity, but the quality is undeniable. Read more »

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