Photo: San Diego Gulls defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour split his 2014-15 season between the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks, the University of Massachusetts, and the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (courtesy of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)
The Grand Rapids Griffins are named after a mythical creature – one that is part lion, part eagle — but the Detroit Red Wings prospects season has followed the path of another mythical beast.
Let’s just call them the Grand Rapids Phoenix with how they have burned up and then rebuilt under first-year head coach Todd Nelson. Read more»
Photo: Charlotte Checkers captain and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Derek Ryan is the leading scorer for the Checkers, posting eight goals and 16 points in 20 AHL games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Derek Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, have a map hanging on the wall in their living room back in Spokane, Washington.
Places the couple have lived and visited are on the map, including Austria – where their son Zane was born – and Orebro, Sweden – where Ryan won the Swedish Hockey League’s MVP award last season. Read more»
Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»
Photo: With 11 points in 14 games, Phil Di Giuseppe is on pace to almost double the 30 points he had for the Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
Second-year General Manager Ron Francis has promised to build the Carolina Hurricanes the right way: by stockpiling draft picks and patiently developing prospects—while not cheating the process. Read more»
Photo: London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner (L) and Mississauga Steelheads defenseman and 2016 prospect Sean Day (R) go head-to-head this weekend in a marquee OHL matchup (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)
Two of the biggest names in the OHL collide this weekend, as Mitch Marner guides the London Knights into Mississauga, where he will go head-to-head against Sean Day. In the WHL, two top defensemen clash, while two high-end import selections face off in the QMJHL. The CHL Canada Russia Series comes to a conclusion, where one hulking forward hopes to help the CHL take a clean sweep, but a talented Russian playmaker is hoping to write a different story. Finally, two of college hockey’s finest teams go one-on-one as a first-round NHL talent will try to shut down one of the best freshmen in the NCAA. Read more»