NHL Prospect Signings: Canucks, Ducks get defensive in the West

by Ken McKenna
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Ashton Sautner - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Ashton Sautner was a member of the Oil Kings squad that won the WHL and Memorial Cup championships in 2013-14 (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

After a week of NHL prospect signings that featured activity mostly in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, a pair of Western Conference teams have logged the only signings since the weekend. Read more»

First NHL Goal: Andreoff buries lone goal in Kings’ win

by Ken McKenna
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Andy Andreoff - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings rookie forward Andy Andreoff is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal in his team’s victory over the Arizona Coyotes (courtesy of Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings relied on an unlikely hero in their battle for a wild card playoff spot as Kings’ rookie left forward Andy Andreoff stepped up to score his first NHL goal – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Read more»

Los Angeles Kings prospects enjoying winning atmosphere in AHL

by Tony Androckitis
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Jordan Weal - Manchester Monarchs

Photo: Manchester Monarchs forward and Los Angeles Kings prospect Jordan Weal is currently ranked fourth in scoring in the AHL with 58 points in 61 games (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Los Angeles Kings have prided themselves on their ability to build from within with their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, being a prime example of talent and prospects developed into everyday NHL players. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Boston College duo shines, two impressive AHL goals, more plays of the week

by David Hahn
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Kevin Hayes - New York Rangers

Photo: New York Rangers rookie forward Kevin Hayes has turned in a solid rookie season in 2014-15 after signing with the Rangers as a free agent in August of 2014 (courtesy of Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire)

Boston College may have been eliminated from Hockey East playoff contention, but a pair of prospects showed why the future is bright in Boston. Two NHL rookies showed off their skill and creativity last week, while a pair of players in the AHL work to adjust to life in professional hockey. Finally, one of the best draft-eligible goaltenders shows why he was ranked as the top North American goalie available this June. All this and more in this week’s Prospect Impressions. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Two great AHL stories go head-to-head, other top prospects matchup from around the globe

by David Hahn
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Stanislav Galiev - Hershey Bears; Matt Murray - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Prospect Faceoff 3-11

Photo: Hershey Bears forward Stanislav Galiev and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray go head-to-head in an AHL Eat Division showdown this weekend (courtesy of Corey Silvia/Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

In the AHL, one player who is ascending back to top prospect status goes head-to-head against a record-setting goaltender. In NCAA action, the Big Ten may be decided this weekend as the two top teams and their leaders clash. The battle for the last playoff spot in the OHL’s Western Conference heats up with a pivotal game between two of the teams fighting to get in. Two solid games in the QMJHL and WHL complete this week’s Prospect Faceoff. Read more»

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