Laganiere, DeKeyser among ten NCAA free agents that could be NHL-bound

by DJ Powers
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Ryan Walters - University of Nebraska-Omaha

Photo: University of Nebraska-Omaha forward Ryan Walters has turned a strong junior campaign into potential interest from NHL teams (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

With the 2012-13 NCAA season winding down, NHL teams will soon be descending on the college hockey community in hopes of adding free agents to their organizations. This year, there are many outstanding available free agents for the taking.

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NCAA college prospects notebook for February, 2013

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Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies turned in a strong February performance to cement his place as a top freshman goaltender in 2012-13 (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

With the final full month of the 2012-13 regular season drawn to a close and the conference standings slowly coming into focus, February saw many great NHL prospect performances. Hockey’s Future takes a look back at some of those feats, along with other newsworthy items from around college hockey. Unless otherwise noted, all statistics are current as of Feb. 28.

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MacMillan brothers enjoying time together at North Dakota

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Mark MacMillan - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mark MacMillan and his brother Mitch have been reunited in Grand Forks after having played together in the BCHL (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

Mitch MacMillan found himself in a predicament around this time last year.

He was not getting playing time at St. Cloud State and had left the school right before Christmas Break, roughly halfway through the 2011-12 season.

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Curtain coming down on D’Agostino’s career at Cornell

by Richard Murray
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Nick D'Agostino - Cornell University

Photo: Cornell defenseman and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Nick D'Agostino will be closing out his college career once the 2012-13 season is completed (courtesy of Patrick Shanahan/Cornell Athletic Communications)

It wasn’t all too long ago that Cornell senior captain Nick D’Agostino was passed up in his OHL draft year, but that motivation has helped the Big Red defenseman develop into the player he is today.

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Yale coach a primary reason for Hayden’s interest in becoming a Bulldog

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John Hayden - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2013 NHL Draft prospect John Hayden has caught the eye of scouts with his power forward potential (courtesy of Tom Sorensen)

The name Yale typically brings to mind students in argyle sweaters walking to class on paved walkways with a spiral notebook in hand. Alumni of the university have gone on to be U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and Academy Award winning actors. Samuel Morse and Eli Whitney call it their alma mater. Sinclair Lewis and Tom Wolfe do, as well.

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