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(Podcast) 2016 NHL Combine: CSS head Dan Marr talks about Matthew, Laine, and the 2016 NHL Draft

by Ken McKenna
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(Podcast) 2016 NHL Combine: CSS head Dan Marr talks about Matthew, Laine, and the 2016 NHL Draft

Photo: Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr meets with the media at the 2016 NHL Scouting Combine at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2016 edition of the NHL Scouting Combine is again taking place at HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY, right next door to the home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, First Niagara Center (soon to be known as KeyBank Center). 114 prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft have been in town this week to take part in the interview and testing phases of the Combine, with the main testing session taking place on Saturday. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft Primer: Amonte, De Jong, LaFontaine among potential late-round selections

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2016 NHL Draft Primer: Amonte, De Jong, LaFontaine among potential late-round selections

Photo: Saginaw Spirit forward Tye Felhaber posted 18 goals and 38 points in 64 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While most of the attention is paid to the first round of the draft, it is what happens on the second day that often defines a scouting staff. The next part in our NHL Draft Primer series looks at a few candidates to be taken in the later rounds. There are many different ways to make it to the NHL, and while statistics will tell you that these players often don’t make it to the top level of the game, it is just the first step in a long journey. Read more »

2016 Memorial Cup: Knights’ Tkachuk nets Cup-winner in tightly contested championship game

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2016 Memorial Cup: Knights’ Tkachuk nets Cup-winner in tightly contested championship game

Photo: London Knights forward Christian Dvorak (R) begins the celebration after Matthew Tkachuk’s goal in overtime gave the Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, AB (courtesy of Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

After nearly eight minutes of frantic back-and-forth action, Matthew Tkachuk (2016) cemented himself into London Knights – and Canadian Hockey League – history with an overtime goal to give the OHL franchise their second Memorial Cup. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Season-long spectator Mahura now getting his feet wet in playoffs, Memorial Cup

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2016 NHL Draft: Season-long spectator Mahura now getting his feet wet in playoffs, Memorial Cup

Photo: Red Deer Rebels defenseman and 2016 prospect Josh Mahura played in just two regular season games in 2015-16 due to injury, but he competed in the WHL playoffs and is now competing at the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup (courtesy of Rob Wallator/CHL Images )

Life was great for Red Deer Rebels defenseman Josh Mahura entering the 2015-16 season. He had just come off a 10-point rookie season where he earned steady ice time as a 16 year old and was given a ‘B’ ranking on NHL Central Scouting’s Futures List in the summer. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft Primer: Several re-entry candidates from CHL, NCAA ranks

by David Hahn
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2016 NHL Draft Primer: Several re-entry candidates from CHL, NCAA ranks

Photo: Ottawa 67’s forward and 2016 prospect Dante Salituro was the leading scorer for the 67’s in 2015-16, posting 38 goals and 83 points in 65 OHL games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Each year, the NHL Draft provides a fast-track opportunity for over 200 players to be drafted and realize their childhood dreams. For others, the draft comes and goes and another year of uncertainty faces prospects who do not hear their names called. Read more »

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