(Video) First NHL Goal: McKenzie nets first in loss to Blackhawks

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Curtis McKenzie - Dallas Stars

Photo: Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie played four seasons for Miami University, posting 80 points in 159 NCAA games (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

 

After being named the AHL Rookie of the Year for the 2013-14 season, then beginning this season producing at a point-per-game pace for the Texas Stars, Curtis McKenzie had the look of a player who was ready for the step up to the NHL. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2014

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Connor Carrick - Hershey Bears

Photo: Hershey Bears defenseman and Washington Capitals prospect Connor Carrick has been productive for the Bears in the early portion of the 2014-15 AHL season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

 

Through the first five weeks of the 2014-15 season, there have been plenty of surprises in the AHL‘s Eastern Conference, including fast starts by rookies David Pastrnak and Chase Balisy and by teams who struggled last season such as the Worcester Sharks and Hartford Wolf Pack. Read more»

Drouin, Paquette latest Lightning prospects to pass through Syracuse

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Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin appeared in two games for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch prior to making his NHL debut in October (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning have seen several forward prospects come up through the system in recent years, including the team’s leading scorer, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, and Alex Killorn. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Pakarinen marker helps Oilers to a win

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Iiro Pakarinen - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Iiro Pakarinen (L) celebrates his team’s win over the Buffalo Sabres, a game in which Pakarinen scored his first NHL goal (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

In just his second NHL game, Edmonton Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen netted his first NHL goal in the Oilers’ come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Paquette notches two in Lightning win

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Cedric Paquette - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Cedric Paquette, shown celebrating the second of his first two NHL goals, starred for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL (courtesy of Tim Larson/Icon Sportswire)

 

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Cedric Paquette liked scoring his first NHL goal so much that he added a second, helping his team to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Paquette was named the game’s first star for his efforts. Read more»

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