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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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2015 NHL Draft: Thunderbirds’ Barzal leads WHL prospects at mid-season mark

by Glen Erickson
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2015 NHL Draft: Thunderbirds’ Barzal leads WHL prospects at mid-season mark

Photo: Seattle Thunderbirds forward and 2015 prospect Mathew Barzal has missed time in the 2014-15 season due to injury, but should return to action in January (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

Back in June, the Western Hockey League saw 37 of its players selected at the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, PA. With the NHL festivities set for Sunrise, FL in 2015, scouting personnel are busy perusing the current WHL talent pool. Read more »

McDavid, Meridian Centre to take a bow at 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

by Ken McKenna
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McDavid, Meridian Centre to take a bow at 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (l-r) Lawson Crouse, Connor McDavid, Vince Dunn, and Graham Knott model the jerseys that will be worn at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid will have a sizable stage on which to display his talents when the 2015 World Junior Championship begins on December 26th. But McDavid and 39 other prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft will have their own showcase less than a month later when the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game takes place in St. Catharines, ON. Read more »

Beyond Tomorrow: NTDP’s Matthews has the skills and drive to become the next great American star

by Chau Vo
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Beyond Tomorrow: NTDP’s Matthews has the skills and drive to become the next great American star

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is expected to be a part of the USA’s entry at the 2015 World Junior Championship that begins on 12/26 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

One look at Auston Matthews and it is easy to see why he is ranked at the top of the 2016 NHL Draft class. Not only are his stats from the United States National Team Development Program (U.S. NTDP) eye-popping, but at just 17 years of age, he is already 6’2” and 195 pounds. The combination of size and skills make him a can’t-miss prospect. He is regarded as one of the best offensive players to have played for the U.S. NTDP. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Freezers’ Franzreb making his mark in Germany’s DNL

by Chapin Landvogt
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2015 NHL Draft: Freezers’ Franzreb making his mark in Germany’s DNL

Photo: Hamburg Freezers’ junior goaltender and 2015 prospect Max Franzreb has faced an average of 53 shots per game during the 2014-15 season (courtesy of the Hamburg Freezers)

 

The DNL, Germany’s top junior circuit where players such as Leon Draisaitl have honed their skills, just completed its preliminary round at the beginning of November. Not unexpectedly, the junior team run by Mannheim Adler finished first overall and is heading into the playoff round with all cylinders on go. Read more »

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