Prospect Impressions: Must-see OT winner by Colin Smith, Hutton’s behind-the-back save, other goals of the week

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Colin Smith - Lake Erie Monsters; Antoine Bibeau - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Colin Smith nets an overtime goal against the Toronto Marlies’ Antoine Bibeau to give the Monsters a 4-3 win on Friday night (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

 

Highlights from the NHL right on down through the AHL, college hockey and junior hockey are all part of this week’s Prospect Impressions article featuring notable plays made by NHL prospects in the prior week. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Tierney deflects shot past Canucks’ Miller

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Chris Tierney - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie forward Chris Tierney celebrates his first NHL goal in his team’s 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks (courtesy of Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire)

 

It took a couple of call-ups and 16 NHL games for him to accomplish the feat, but San Jose Sharks rookie forward Chris Tierney notched his first NHL goal in a 5-1 Sharks win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Read more»

First NHL Goal: Latvia native Kenins nets first in second game

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Ronalds Kenins - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Ronald Kenins (#41) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL last Sunday night (courtesy of Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire)

 

He has already moved onto his second NHL goal, but Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Ronalds Kenins netted his first NHL goal in just his second NHL game in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild last weekend. Read more»

HF Prospect of the Month, January, 2015: Dvorak offensive surge puts him among OHL scoring leaders

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Christian Dvorak - London Knights - Hockey's Future Prospect of the Month for January, 2015

Photo: London Knights forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak is currently third in scoring in the OHL with 90 points in 47 games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

The month of January presents an opportunity to NHL prospects playing at all levels of hockey. The start of a new calendar year can inspire a change in attitude and improved play or, more commonly, a comfort level that wasn’t previously there. Read more»

The Top Five two-way forwards among NHL prospects

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Sam Reinhart - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Kootenay Ice forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart has totaled 41 points and a +12 rating in 27 games since returning to the Ice from the Sabres early in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Jerome Davis/Icon Sportswire)

 

When it comes to forward prospects, what a player can do away from the puck is often overshadowed by what he can do with a puck. You’re more likely to see a highlight of a beautiful goal than a well timed takeaway; it’s the nature of the beast in a sport that values goals. Read more»

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