Photo: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere had a strong NHL rookie campaign, scoring 17 goals and 46 points in 64 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about October/November, and the first On the Rush of the 2015-16 campaign was being put together. Alas, here we are in April with many teams and players done for the season. It has been another phenomenal year across the hockey world, and every year we are left with no shortage of players who surpass expectations and those that fall short. Read more»
Photo: Providence Bruins forward and Boston Bruins prospect Frank Vatrano led the AHL in goals in 2015-16 with 36 in 36 games (courtesy of Jerome Davis/Icon Sportswire)
The field is set for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, and eight teams in the Eastern Conference are ready to battle it out for the AHL’s ultimate prize – the beloved Calder Cup.
While teams like Toronto, Albany, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton cruised into the postseason in the final months, the other half of the conference’s playoff teams had some work to do to get where they are now as the AHL’s ‘second’ season gets underway. Read more»
Photo: Kyle Schempp scored two assists in his first two games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after finishing his season with Ferris State. (Courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)
With the NHL regular season coming to a close, the New York Islanders are nearing their second consecutive playoff berth. Many of the organization’s prospects have found similar success competing on teams competing for a championship in their respective leagues. Read more»
Photo: Linkoping HC goaltender and Ottawa Senators prospect Marcus Hogberg posted a 14-8-5 record with two shutouts in SHL play in the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of IFK Helsinki/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)
As far as the NHL Draft is concerned, hardly a year has gone by in the past decade without a Swedish goalie being taken at some point during the proceedings. In recent years, the count is three in 2015, three in 2014, and two in 2013. Read more»
Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews increased his point total by 10 points from the 2014-15 season, posting seven goals and 30 points in 38 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)
A player’s development is often judged by statistics. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story.
Case in point is Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Devon Toews. The Abbotsford, BC native is currently amongst the top scoring defensemen in the nation with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists). But his numbers are just one part of his tremendous developmental progress that has come from hard work in virtually all aspects of both his game and in his physical maturity. Read more»