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2015 NHL Draft: Bruins trade Hamilton for trio of picks

by Kristopher Bras
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2015 NHL Draft: Bruins trade Hamilton for trio of picks

Photo: Drafted 9th overall in 2011, defenseman Dougie Hamilton had 42 points in 72 games for the Bruins this season. (Leon T. Switzer/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for a first round pick and two second-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. The three picks Boston received are the 15th, 45th, and 52nd in what promises to be the deepest draft in over a decade. Read more »

The Top 5 undersized prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft

by Craig Fischer
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The Top 5 undersized prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Jeremy Bracco is likely to have his name called in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

For as long as hockey has existed, there have been small, undersized players that have found a way to change the game like very few can. Theoren Fleury, Glenn Resch, Martin St. Louis, Johnny Gaudreau, and Tyler Johnson–they’ve all been told they were too small, too short, and just not big enough for a sport of giants; but they never listened. Call it heart, call it willful ignorance, or thick skin, these players defied the odds in a league with an archaic belief that size matters; and they did it well. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft Preview: White heads golden group from U.S. NTDP

by Chapin Landvogt
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2015 NHL Draft Preview: White heads golden group from U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Colin White is one of a few NTDP players that will move on to Boston College in the fall (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2014-15 season was another one in which the U.S. National Team Development Program saw its work culminate in a gold medal at the U18 World Championship, this time around in Zug, Switzerland. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft Preview: Malgin the top prospect competing in Switzerland

by Rafik Soliman
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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Malgin the top prospect competing in Switzerland

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2015 prospect Denis Malgin posted two goals and eight points in 23 games in Switzerland’s top league this season (courtesy of Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

After Switzerland was overlooked in the 2009 NHL Draft, the small country with a population of around 8 million and only 26,415 licensed hockey players has managed to have at least two players chosen per draft since that down year. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft Preview: Eichel leads bumper crop from the NCAA ranks

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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Eichel leads bumper crop from the NCAA ranks

Photo: Boston University players Jack Eichel (L), A.J. Greer (C), and Brien Diffley (L) could make it a hat trick of selections for the Terriers at the 2015 NHL Draft (all courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Following a draft that saw no players chosen directly out of an NCAA program in the first round, the 2015 NHL Draft class from the collegiate ranks could well be one of the strongest classes ever. As many as three NCAA prospects could be chosen in the top 10 of the first round, quite a turnaround from last year’s quiet showing. Read more »

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