The Top Five most vibrant personalities among NHL prospects

by Craig Fischer
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Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang is one of the more outspoken, young players among NHL prospects (courtesy of Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

 

As exciting as hockey players are on the ice, they are notorious for being boring off the ice. If you’ve heard one post-game interview, you’ve heard them all. Most hockey players respond to questions with the same robotic cliches – “We, uhh, just need to, uhh,focus on the, uhhh, next game. We need to just, uhhh, continue to play our, uh, style of game; play a full, uh, 60 minutes, get, uh, pucks in deep and finish our checks, get shots on, uh, net, and create, uh, chances…uh.” Read more»

McDavid, Meridian Centre to take a bow at 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

by Ken McKenna
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Lawson Crouse, Connor McDavid, Vince Dunn, Graham Knott - 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (l-r) Lawson Crouse, Connor McDavid, Vince Dunn, and Graham Knott model the jerseys that will be worn at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid will have a sizable stage on which to display his talents when the 2015 World Junior Championship begins on December 26th. But McDavid and 39 other prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft will have their own showcase less than a month later when the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game takes place in St. Catharines, ON. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Flyers’ Laughton notches two points in win

by Ken McKenna
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Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward Scott Laughton registered 219 points (96G, 123A) in 230 OHL games for the Oshawa Generals (courtesy of Derik Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

 

The Philadelphia Flyers were given what they hope is a glimpse of their future after a two-point performance by rookie forward Scott Laughton that included his first NHL goal. The goal was one of a quintet scored by the Flyers in a 5-1 win over the Eastern Conference’s bottom team, the Carolina Hurricanes. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Otters’ Strome ably filling void left by McDavid injury

by Jason Menard
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Dylan Strome - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 NHL Draft prospect Dylan Strome is currently tied with fellow 2015 prospect Mitch Marner for the OHL scoring lead (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

For Erie Otters’ center Dylan Strome, opportunity keeps knocking — and the 17-year-old keeps answering. And people are taking notice. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Sharks’ Goodrow pots first in win over Oilers

by Ken McKenna
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Barclay Goodrow - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie forward Barclay Goodrow (#89) was a free agent signing by the Sharks back in March of this year, after he had completed a 5-season OHL career (courtesy of Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire)

 

Despite being passed over in the NHL Draft each time he was available, San Jose Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow signed an NHL contract with that club last March. And, less than a year later, Goodrow has potted his first NHL goal, which came in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Read more»

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