Blues’ deep goaltending pool has Copley a part of Chicago Wolves goaltending rotation

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Pheonix Copley - Chicago Wolves

Photo: Chicago Wolves goaltender and St. Louis Blues prospect Pheonix Copley played NCAA hockey before turning pro, guarding the net for Michigan Tech University for two seasons before turning pro in 2013-14 (courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)

Pheonix Copley was a key piece in one 2015’s biggest trades, and he wasn’t even aware it happened.

When the St. Louis Blues shipped T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Copley, Troy Brouwer, and a third-round pick, the goalie was embarking on a four-day fishing trip with his family in Alaska. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Kapanen’s golden goal, Nedeljkovic shines, Pu’s classy celebration

by David Hahn
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Tyler Moy - Harvard University

Photo: Harvard University forward and Nashville Predators prospect Tyler Moy is trying to equal or improve upon a solid 2014-15 season that led to his being drafted by the Predators (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship came to a conclusion last week, with Finland garnering the gold medal in overtime thanks to Kasperi Kapanen. Alex Nedeljkovic was a big reason why the United States picked up a bronze medal, making a huge “spiderman” save in the process. Plenty more highlights await in this week’s Prospect Impressions. Read more»

Team Rankings: Future potential of Ottawa Senators prospects places them at top of 21-30 group

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Michael Mersch - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings forward Michael Mersch saw his first NHL action in a December game against the Pittsburgh Penguins (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

A team with a handful of prospects possessing some good, long-term upside tops the 21-30 group of the latest Hockey’s Future NHL Team Rankings, which ranks the NHL clubs on the basis of the quality of their prospect depth. Read more»

Pulock working on his defensive game in AHL with Bridgeport

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Ryan Pulock - New York Islanders

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Ryan Pulock, shown here in a preseason game with the parent New York Islanders, is the top offensive defenseman on the Sound Tigers roster with 16 points in 35 games (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There is no doubting Ryan Pulock’s offensive abilities from the back end. His shot from the point is NHL-caliber. As is the case for a lot offensively-minded defensemen coming to the pro ranks, the adjustment for him has been playing more responsibly in the defensive zone. Read more»

Struggling Binghamton Senators still developing talent in the AHL

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Matt O'Connor - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Binghamton Senators goaltender and Ottawa Senators prospect Matt O’Connor has spent most of the 2015-16 season in the AHL, but did manage one NHL appearance early in the season (courtesy of Jason Kopinski/Icon Sportswire)

It’s been a rough start to the season for the Binghamton Senators. After a 3-2 start to the 2015-16 campaign for the Ottawa Senators‘ top minor league affiliate, they have gone 8-16-3-0 since and now find themselves sitting in last place in the AHL’s Eastern Conference as the new year begins. Read more»

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