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2016 NHL Draft: No change at top of ISS draft rankings for November

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2016 NHL Draft: No change at top of ISS draft rankings for November

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk has made an easy transition to the OHL as he is currently ranked third in scoring for 2015-16 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

 

No news is good news for the players sitting atop ISS Hockey’s November ranking of the top 30 prospects available for the 2016 NHL Draft. There is no change among the top 5 players from last month’s ranking, with Auston Matthews standing steady as the top prospect. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: Ruck’s save that has the NCAA talking, plus goals from Kapanen, Nylander, McDavid

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Prospect Impressions: Ruck’s save that has the NCAA talking, plus goals from Kapanen, Nylander, McDavid

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen (L) five points in seven AHL playoff games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins back in April, then was traded by the parent Pittsburgh Penguins to Toronto in the offseason (courtesy of Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Kasperi Kapanen and Alexander Nylander are up to their old tricks this week, making appearances in this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are a trio of plays from the NHL, including Connor McDavid yet again. Goaltenders get in on the action too, including one “glove save” with a blocker that has the college hockey world talking. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: Windsor’s McCool plays on-ice soccer with DiGiacinto, Lundqvist is still the King, more highlights from around the globe

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Prospect Impressions: Windsor’s McCool plays on-ice soccer with DiGiacinto, Lundqvist is still the King, more highlights from around the globe

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and 2016 prospect Hayden McCool was eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft but was passed over by the 30 NHL clubs (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

 

Ever wonder what would happen if soccer and hockey had a mash-up? Well, Windsor Spitfires forwards Hayden McCool and Cristiano DiGiacinto came up with an interesting rendition. In a bit of backwards poetry in motion, Tyler Parsons, a goaltender, scores a goal and Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner moonlights as a goaltender. That plus plenty of individual goal-scoring highlights in this week’s Prospect Impressions! Read more »

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 »

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