2015 NHL Draft: McDavid, Eichel and Hanifin retain hold on top 3 in ISS Hockey’s December rankings

by ISS

Jack Eichel - Boston University

Photo: Boston University center and 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel remains the second-ranked prospect for next June’s draft, behind the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Despite missing the past three weeks with a hand injury, Erie Otters center Connor McDavid remains the top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft in the December rankings released by ISS Hockey. Read more»

Lengthy stint at Kings’ camp boosts Lintuniemi’s game

by Jason Menard

Alex Lintuniemi - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67’s defenseman and Los Angeles Kings prospect Alex Lintuniemi captained the Jokerit U20 squad before moving to North America to play for the 67’s (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)


A stint at the Los Angeles Kings training camp has Helsinki-born defenseman Alex Lintuniemi California dreaming — and the Ottawa 67’s have benefited from his enhanced focus and dedication to the game. Read more»

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

by Ken McKenna

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»

2015 NHL Draft: Otters’ McDavid remains the top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings

by ISS

Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid has played as advertised so far in the 2014-15 season, generating offense at a rate of three points per game (courtesy of Aaron Bel/OHL Images)

The competition to become the top selection at the 2015 NHL Draft is almost assuredly a two-horse race between Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid and Boston University forward Jack Eichel. But one of those thoroughbreds already appears to be separating from his main challenger at this early stage of the 2014-15 season. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Griffith, Lowry net first career markers in Tuesday wins

by Ken McKenna

Adam Lowry - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets rookie forward Adam Lowry notched 33 points (17G, 16A) in 64 games for the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)

Two NHL rookies netted their first career goals on Tuesday night, while another newcomer scored one on the weekend that had been previously overlooked. The Boston BruinsSeth Griffith and the Winnipeg JetsAdam Lowry each registered their first NHL goal on Tuesday while the St. Louis BluesJori Lehtera netted his in a Saturday win. Read more»

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