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2015 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Off The Radar: Trio of international skaters, Kootenay standout, and oft-injured goaltender push for NHL attention

by David Hahn
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Off The Radar: Trio of international skaters, Kootenay standout, and oft-injured goaltender push for NHL attention

Photo: Boston University junior forward/defenseman Ahti Oksanen was ranked 66th among European skaters for the 2012 NHL Draft, but was never drafted (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Front offices in the National Hockey League withhold many secrets, none that garner more speculation than why respective member clubs pass on draft-eligible players. Whether it’s concerns over size, injuries, production, or their interest level in playing in the league, there’s always an opportunity for a player to overcome those shortcomings in order to earn a chance the second time around. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Auston Matthews, Forward, and Evan Sarthou, Goaltender, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Auston Matthews, Forward, and Evan Sarthou, Goaltender, USA

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews totaled 18 points in 12 games while competing for the U.S. teams at the U20 and U18 tournaments this season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team USA received contributions from all over the lineup in their march to a second consecutive gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. But one U.S. player stood out a little more than the others, a player whose name will soon be bandied about in much the same way that the names McDavid and Eichel have been discussed over the past few months. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Tyler Benson, Forward, and Zach Sawchenko, Goaltender, Canada

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Tyler Benson, Forward, and Zach Sawchenko, Goaltender, Canada

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender and 2016 prospect Zach Sawchenko appeared in 49 games for the Warriors in 2014-15, where he posted a 3.32 goals-against average and .896 save percentage (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

While the outcome for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship wasn’t what they hoped to accomplish, that country did get a preview of some of the players that could represent the country at next year’s tournament. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Colin White, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Colin White, Forward, USA

Photo: Team USA forward Colin White was all smiles after scoring the gold medal-winning goal in overtime in the Americans’ 2-1 win over Finland at the 2015 U18 World Championship (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team USA faced a game Finland squad in the gold medal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, but the U.S. had just enough in the tank, plus an overtime hero, to come out on top, 2-1. Forward Colin White scored the gold medal-winning goal for the U.S. a day after netting a hat trick against Team Canada in the semifinals. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Anthony Beauvillier and Glenn Gawdin, Forwards, Canada

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Anthony Beauvillier and Glenn Gawdin, Forwards, Canada

Photo: Swift Current Broncos forward and 2015 prospect Glenn Gawdin was the scoring star for Canada in the U18’s bronze medal game, where he scored two goals in Canada’s 5-2 win over Switzerland (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

The semifinal showdown with Team USA didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to, but Team Canada did manage to take home a bronze medal from the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship after defeating host Switzerland, 5-2, at Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Read more »

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