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

by David Hahn
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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

by Jason Menard
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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 »

2015 All-American Prospects Game: Two late goals lead Team Plante over Team Roenick

by Ken McKenna
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2015 All-American Prospects Game: Two late goals lead Team Plante over Team Roenick

Photo: Youngstown Phantoms defenseman and 2016 prospect Luke McInnis posted a goal and an assist in the third period of the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, helping him earn Player of the Game honors (courtesy of Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

 

 

In what was an entertaining 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, Team Plante scored two late goals to secure a 6-4 victory over Team Roenick in a seesaw affair. Read more »

2015 All-American Prospects Game Preview: Team Plante, Team Roenick set to display skills to fans, scouts

by Ken McKenna
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2015 All-American Prospects Game Preview: Team Plante, Team Roenick set to display skills to fans, scouts

Photo: Forward Matthew Tkachuk of USA Hockey’s NTDP squad will be one of the 42 players competing at the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The faces have changed, but the venue remains the same for the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game as many of the top American-born prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft will go head-to-head at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York this evening. Read more »

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