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2015 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2016 NHL Draft: Spitfires’ Brown set to build on experiences from 2014-15

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2016 NHL Draft: Spitfires’ Brown set to build on experiences from 2014-15

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and 2016 prospect Logan Brown played for the Indiana Jr. Ice in 2013-14 before heading to the OHL to play for the Spitfires (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Windsor Spitfires in 2015-16 are icing a big team. But the biggest presence of all, both literally and figuratively, will come from a draft-eligible player who was thrust into the spotlight last season thanks to a dynamic and franchise-altering trade. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews begins season as top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings

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2016 NHL Draft: Matthews begins season as top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings

Photo: Sarnia Sting defenseman and 2016 prospect Jakob Chychrun is considered to be the top defensive prospect available for the 2016 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

He missed being eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft by two days, but that may have been to Auston Matthews benefit as he enters the 2015-16 season as the top-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft according to ISS Hockey. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: A Nylander scores a dazzler, the Hanson Brothers motivate, and more NHL prospect highlights

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Prospect Impressions: A Nylander scores a dazzler, the Hanson Brothers motivate, and more NHL prospect highlights

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Kevin Labanc will try to improve on his breakout 2014-15 OHL season where he posted 31 goals and 107 points in 68 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Nylander family is in the news lately, and the youngest family member, Alex, just scored one of the prettiest goals of the year. Another family, the Strome’s, are making waves themselves, but again it’s youngest brother Matt that started the year off hot. There’s more, too, as top prospects in Tampa Bay and Winnipeg push for playing time just like the world-famous Hanson Brothers did. Read more »

2017 NHL Draft: Bulldogs’ Strome takes next step in quest to join brothers as NHL draftees

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2017 NHL Draft: Bulldogs’ Strome takes next step in quest to join brothers as NHL draftees

Photo: Hamilton Bulldogs forward and 2017 prospect Matthew Strome was the hero for the Toronto Marlboros at the 2015 OHL Cup, scoring the overtime winner that handed the Marlboros their second straight OHL Cup (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

You could forgive the new Hamilton Bulldogs’ OHL franchise for hoping – at least when it comes to drafting Stromes – that the third time truly is the charm. After all, considering the success older brothers Ryan and Dylan have had in the OHL, there is plenty of anticipation and expectation for 16-year-old Matthew. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews having no trouble fitting in with ZSC Lions

by Ken McKenna
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2016 NHL Draft: Matthews having no trouble fitting in with ZSC Lions

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews elected to move to Switzerland to further his career rather than go the NCAA or WHL route (courtesy of Sparta Prague/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

Back in early August at USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp, Team USA forward Auston Matthews was asked about whether a decision had been made regarding the team he would compete for in the 2015-16 season. Matthews elected not to let the cat out of the bag, instead simply stating that a decision would be made after the completion of the NJEC. Read more »

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