2016 NHL Draft: Matthews, Chychrun head preseason list of North American prospects

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2016 NHL Draft: Auston Matthews - U.S. NTDP; Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward Auston Matthews and Sarnia Sting defenseman Jakob Chychrun are the top two North American prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft heading into the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images and CHL Images)

With the 2015 NHL Draft in the rear-view mirror, the next draft class from North America in 2016 features a deep group from the United States and the OHL. With Auston Matthews in the news lately due to his interest in playing abroad, that offers an opportunity to take a look at the top draft-eligible skaters from North America. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft Review: Top 10 trio heads large group of NCAA talent

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Jack Roslovic - Winnipeg Jets - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward Jack Roslovic was one of two NCAA-bound players chosen in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2015 NHL Draft will go down as the NCAA’s most successful since 2003 while making history in the process. This year marked the first time in the history of the NHL Draft that three current collegians – that is those that played in the NCAA this past season – were taken in the top 10. Read more»

2015-16 NCAA commitments of NHL-drafted players

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Kyle Connor - Winnipeg Jets; Brock Boeser - Vancouver Canucks - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: NHL prospects Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets) and Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks) are two first round selections from the 2015 NHL Draft who are college-bound in 2015 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Below is the list of all players taken in the 2015 NHL Draft whose commitment (verbally or otherwise) has been verified as of July 1st. Unless otherwise indicated, all players will play in the NCAA this fall. This list does not include players that played in the NCAA in 2014-15. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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Match Marner - Lawson Crouse - Noah Hanifin - Jack Eichel - Connor McDavid - Dylan Strome - 2015 NHL Draft Top Prospects

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (front l-r) Mitch Marner and Lawson Crouse, and (back I-r) Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, and Dylan Strome are players expected to be chosen at the top of the draft being held in Sunrise, FL on 6/26 & 27 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just like that, another year is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have won their third Stanley Cup in six years, elevating the team’s exciting roster to dynasty status. For the rest of the league, the 2015 NHL Draft now looms large on the calendar, taking place June 26th and 27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Read more»

NHL Draft Primer: Stephens, Jones among mid-to-late round North American options

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Marcus Vela - Team West - 2015 CJHL Prospects Game

Photo: Langley Rivermen forward and 2015 prospect Marcus Vela competed for Team West at the 2015 CJHL Prospects Game (courtesy of Jay Johnston/OJHL Images)

The NHL Draft Primer series continues with a look at North American skaters ranked between 101 and 149 for the 2015 NHL Draft, as listed by NHL Central Scouting. Often times, there are players who are trending in one direction or the other, and sometimes, players with family ties or other interesting connections can be worth a look. These players are all likely to be drafted, but as we’ve seen in previous years, there are always surprises lurking for players ranked around this part of the draft. Read more»

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