Wolves’ de Haan hoping to follow his brother to the NHL

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Photo: Sudbury Wolves defenseman and 2014 prospect Evan de Haan is the brother of New York Islanders prospect, Calvin de Haan (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

His brother may be four years older — and a couple of inches taller — but if you see a similarity between Sudbury Wolves’ blueliner Evan de Haan and his brother, New York Islanders’ 2009 first-rounder Calvin de Haan, it’s by design.

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Move to Sudbury a positive one for Wolves’ Crisp

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Photo: Sudbury Wolves forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Connor Crisp was passed over at the 2012 NHL Draft, but the Habs nabbed the big pivot in the third round of this year’s draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Over the summer, Connor Crisp added a couple more jerseys to his collection, being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and being part of an early September trade to Sudbury. But far from being thrown to the Wolves, Crisp said the transition has been more positive than he could have imagined.

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Otters’ McDavid not your average 16-year-old

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Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid has helped to turn his team from perennial bottom-dwellers into one of the top teams in the OHL (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

For most Ontario Hockey League players, 16 is the age at when you may first enter the league. The majority of 16-year-olds are bit players on a much larger stage than what they’ve been accustomed to. They are growing into the league by paying their dues in practice, and learning from those older than them.

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Rangers’ MacInnis getting up to speed in OHL

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Photo: Kitchener Rangers forward and 2014 prospect Ryan MacInnis played in the U.S. NTDP program last season before moving to the OHL for the 2013-14 campaign (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

At 6’3-½, Kitchener Rangers’ pivot Ryan MacInnis doesn’t need much help standing out from the crowd. But when you add in the fact that the St. Louis, MO native is the scion of an NHL legend, it’s hard not to get noticed.

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Brown, Otters enjoying the plus side of success

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Photo: Erie Otters captain and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown is experiencing success as an Otter for the first time as he leads the OHL in scoring this season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

He’s been drafted by his hometown team, he’s leading the Ontario Hockey League in scoring, and is the captain of the top team in the OHL 15 games into the young campaign. But for the Erie Otters’ Connor Brown, seeing his name on the positive side of the plus/minus ledger may be his most proud accomplishment.

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