Prospect Impressions: Nieves nets a beauty for Wolverines, OHL newbies impress, Draisaitl continues hot play, and more prospect highlights

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Adam Marsh - Saint John Sea Dogs

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Adam Marsh has had a productive 2015-16 campaign, posting 13 goals and 24 points in 29 QMJHL games (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

In this weeks Prospect Impressions, “Boo” Nieves goes coast-to-coast and scores a pretty one for the Michigan Wolverines. In the OHL, a pair of 16-year-olds shine, while Saint John Sea Dogs forward Adam Marsh goes between-the-legs in QMJHL action. Leon Draisaitl continues on his torrid scoring pace, re-energizing the Edmonton Oilers lineup on a daily basis. Lastly, a pair of goaltenders from Switzerland make it into this week’s highlights, one of them for a completely unorthodox reason. Read more»

67’s Addison adding offensive touch to solid defensive game

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Jeremiah Addison - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67’s forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Jeremiah Addison turned in a strong showing for the 67’s in the 2015 OHL playoffs, posting six goals and 10 points in six games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Over the past few seasons, Ottawa 67’s forward Jeremiah Addison has been drafted at both ends of the spectrum. But regardless of whether he carries the title of first-round savior or late-round flyer, the Brampton, ON native is going to use the experience to help him learn the way to his eventual goal – reaching an NHL roster. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Spitfires’ Sergachev proving to be a quick study both on and off the ice

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Mikhail Sergachev - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires defenseman and 2016 prospect has produced offense from the blueline in 2015-16, posting nine goals and 18 points in 29 games to go along with a +7 rating (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

If anything, Windsor Spitfires defenseman Mikhail Sergachev has proven that he is a quick study – whether it is picking up offensive notes from the coaches or picking up a new language, the Russian defenseman is showing that he can not only grasp new concepts, but run with them and do it successfully. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Mistele, Marner beckon the bears, Sparks makes history, QMJHL goals from Fontaine, Garland, and Veleno

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Garret Sparks - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs rookie goaltender Garret Sparks has had an eventful year, spending time in the ECHL and AHL before getting his first NHL win and shutout in his first NHL start last week (courtesy of Peter Llewellyn/Icon Sportswire)

Prospect Impressions is packed full of highlight-reel plays this week. Matt Mistele and Mitch Marner sent teddy bears flying with their goals, while Garret Sparks made history in his first NHL start. Three goals from the QMJHL highlight a great weekend of play in La belle province, plus goals from unexpected sources in minor hockey and Europe, including one perpetrator caught in the act of embellishment. Read more»

Knights’ Marner looking forward to testing his ability on the world stage

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Mitchell Marner - London Knights

Photo: Canadians hope to see London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner celebrating a number of goals for Team Canada in late December and early January when the 2016 World Junior Championship is taking place (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

OHL scoring dynamo, highly regarded Toronto Maple Leafs prospect – London Knights’ Mitch Marner can claim a lot of titles , and the most recent is Hockey News Cover Boy. Read more»

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