Photo: Montreal Canadiens prospect Alex Galchenyuk looks close to being NHL-ready, but the NHL lockout has given the talented forward the chance represent the USA at the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
After a disappointing seventh-place finish at last year’s World Junior Championship, Team USA will look to better that this year in hopes of taking home their first medal since 2011 and their first gold since 2010.
Photo: Dartmouth forward Tyler Sikura (#16) has continued his rapid development in 2012-13 after a strong freshman season in 2011-12 (courtesy of Mark Washburn/Dartmouth Athletics)
After winning the Dartmouth Rookie of the Year award last season as a freshman, Tyler Sikura is tearing up college hockey, and is paving his way towards a career at the professional level.
Photo: Colgate defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Jeremy Price has been a stready contributor on the Colgate blueline through his four seasons with that program (courtesy of Colgate Athletics)
After a little bit of a slow start to his collegiate hockey career, Jeremy Price has come on strong, and he has developed into one of the top offensive threats of any ECAC defensive contingent.
Photo: Harvard Univeristy defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Patrick McNally's development has been aided by his defensive partners Danny Biega and Brendan Rempel (courtesy of Harvard Athletics)
Last season, Patrick McNally was one of the top scorers among defenseman in the ECAC. But now the Harvard defenseman looks to round out his game and establish himself as one of the top, two-way defenders in college hockey.
Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome (#18) went on an offensive tear in November, which elevated teammate and Dallas Stars prospect, Brett Ritchie (#20) (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
This one was almost a no-brainer.
Ryan Strome’s phenomenal performance in the month made him the easy selection as the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for November.