Prospect Impressions: A pair of diving saves, two Finns flash their skills, and the Penguins’ version of “Home Alone”

by David Hahn
Michael McNiven - Owen Sound Attack

Photo: Owen Sound Attack goaltender and Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven is ranked 10th in the OHL in goals-against with a 2.80 average, and ninth with a .907 save percentage (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)



Troy Grosenick and Michael McNiven lead the way with a pair of must-see saves. A pair of Finns showcase their skills, while the Czech Republic hopes David Pastrnak joins them in time for the World Junior Championship. Finally, the Pittsburgh Penguins put their spin on a holiday cult classic in this must-see edition of Prospect Impressions. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Draft-eligible trio impressing Team USA’s Wilson

by Ken McKenna
Alex DeBrincat - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters right wing Alex DeBrincat (#12) has had the opportunity to play with a top NHL prospect in Dylan Strome (#19) the past two seasons, and he may be paired with the top 2016 prospect, Auston Matthews, at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)



While the U20 World Junior Championship (WJC) generally features a much heavier dose of NHL-drafted prospects, each year’s tournament also has a smaller group of players eligible for the coming NHL Draft. Read more»

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

by David Hahn
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

by Jason Menard
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

by Jason Menard
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»

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