Dzingel heads group of Binghamton rookies transitioning to the pro game

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Ryan Dzingel - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Binghamton Senators forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Ryan Dzingel was a finalist for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award in his junior season at Ohio State (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

 

Sitting in fourth place in the AHL’s East Division and 10 points out of first place, the Binghamton Senators again find themselves in a hole after pulling themselves out of a slow start to the 2014-15 season. The main thing Senators head coach Luke Richardson preached to his team before the AHL’s winter break was the need for consistency to the team’s game. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Rendulic becomes first Croatian to score NHL goal

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Borna Rendulic - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Borna Rendulic celebrates his first NHL goal, the first NHL goal scored by a Croatian-born player (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Borna Rendulic made the most of his second call-up to the NHL from the AHL‘s Lake Erie Monsters, scoring his first NHL goal in the Avalanche’s 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Ritchie scores game-winner in Stars victory

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Brett Ritchie - Dallas Stars

Photo: In his first pro season, Dallas Stars’ rookie forward Brett Ritchie was a part of the AHL Texas Stars’ run to the Calder Cup championship in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire)

Dallas Stars‘ rookie forward Brett Ritchie made the most of his first NHL goal as his marker ended up being the game-winning goal in the Stars’ 6-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on New Year’s Eve. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Whitney nets first before return to AHL

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Pittsburgh PJoe Whitney - New Jersey Devils

Photo: New Jersey Devils prospect Joe Whitney currently leads the AHL’s Albany Devils in scoring with 11 goals and 16 assists in 30 games (courtesy of Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

He’s returned to the AHL so the moment is probably slightly bittersweet, but New Jersey Devils‘ forward Joe Whitney netted his first NHL goal – the only goal scored by the Devils – in a 3-1, New Year’s Eve loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Read more»

Taste of NHL action has Monsters’ Hishon wanting more

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Joey Hishon - Lake Erie Monsters

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon (#38) is currently 8th in scoring for the Monsters (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

 

Not every hockey player drafted in the first round goes straight into the NHL. Some head back to their respective junior team looking to build off of recent success, while others maybe head to the American Hockey League (AHL) to fine-tune their game and get into NHL-ready condition. Read more»

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