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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Sea Dogs’ Chabot looks to move beyond being a one-dimensional player

by Chris Roberts
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Sea Dogs’ Chabot looks to move beyond being a one-dimensional player

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman and 2015 prospect Thomas Chabot was chosen to play for Team Orr at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where he logged a +3 rating in his team’s 6-0 win (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

There’s a renewed energy at Harbour Station this season, the home rink for the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs.

Celebrating its 10th season in the league, the proud franchise has returned to respectability after a down season last year. The team sits second in the Maritimes Division, behind the Moncton Wildcats, and they have enough depth to make a strong playoff push. General Manager Darrell Young, who was hired in March of last year, revamped the team in the off-season, plucking several free agents from Ontario and the United States, but a lot of this season’s success can be attributed to the development of the team’s drafted players. Read more »

Carpenter, Wolanin two progeny of NHL players developing in the USHL

by Tom Schreier
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Carpenter, Wolanin two progeny of NHL players developing in the USHL

Photo: Sioux City Musketeers forward and 2015 prospect Robert Carpenter is currently 11th overall in USHL scoring with 35 points (16G, 19A) in 36 games (courtesy of the USHL)

 

The Can’t-Miss Kid. That’s what they called Bobby Carpenter when he was a 17-year-old at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA in 1981. “Today, 17-year-old Bobby Carpenter of Peabody, Mass., a city of 48,000 some 15 miles north of Boston, is the best high school hockey player in America,” wrote the legendary E.M. Swift in a 1981 Sports Illustrated cover story. “More than that, he’s one of the top amateur prospects in the world. In the NHL Draft in June, Carpenter’s expected to be one of the first six players selected. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Noel the next Newfoundlander hoping to draw the NHL’s attention

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2015 NHL Draft: Noel the next Newfoundlander hoping to draw the NHL’s attention

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs forward and Nathan Noel (R) is ranked 55th in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of David Connell)

 

When Daniel Cleary was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 1997 NHL Draft, it was a slight disappointment for the top-projected prospect, but a tremendous high for hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more »

2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Big third period helps Team Orr coast to 6-0 victory

by Ken McKenna
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2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Big third period helps Team Orr coast to 6-0 victory

Photo: Team Orr forward Travis Konecny fires one of his two third period goals past Team Cherry goaltender Michael McNivin in Team Orr’s 6-0 win at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

The buildup for the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game centered around the likely top pick for the 2015 NHL Draft, Connor McDavid. To his credit, McDavid did flash the impressive skills that he has in his arsenal, but it was his linemates in this game that ended up stealing the spotlight from the Erie Otters’ star. Read more »

2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Six lesser known players to watch

by Ken McKenna
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2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Six lesser known players to watch

Photo: Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Ivan Provorov has been a top offensive performer in his first WHL season for a Wheat Kings squad that should have a deep run in the WHL playoffs (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

As in any all-star affair, the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game features two teams of very talented players, albeit none of them old enough to order an alcoholic beverage at the local pub.

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