“La Femme Nikita” is the story of a secret assassin who works in the shadows. Le “blueliner” Nikita, London Knights' Nikita Zadorov, has no such anonymity. After all, at 6’7” with a propensity for big hits and a big shot, it’s hard to miss the Russian defenseman.
While the NHL Draft is still a couple of months away, the advent of April means that it is drafting season in the Canadian Hockey Leagues. The OHL, WHL, and QMJHL will hold their respective entry drafts over the course of the next two months, with the first of those drafts taking place this Saturday, April 6th.
For the third consecutive year and the fourth time since the designation was instituted, the Ontario Hockey Federation has granted exceptional player status to a 15-year-old player. This time, that player is Sean Day of the Detroit Compuware organization.
With five of the past six first-overall NHL draft picks being forwards from the Ontario Hockey League, OHL defensemen have had a lot of practice playing against elite offensive talent. And that’s reflected in the continued development of these 10 promising young NHL-drafted defensemen.
- Sam Bennett
- Aaron Ekblad
- Michael Dal Colle
- Nick Ritchie
- Brendan Perlini
- Anthony DeAngelo
- Jared McCann
- Nikolay Goldobin
- Roland McKeown
- Josh Ho-Sang
- Eric Cornel
- Robby Fabri
- Aaron Haydon
- GDT: Montréal Canadiens @ Phoenix Coyotes | 7 p.m. MST | FSA+
- GDT: #62| Penguins Ocean; Brave this storm in waves @ San Jose| 3-6-14|10:30pm|Sharktank
- Value of: 3x1sts vs 1st overall
- GDT: Game 64: Penguins @ Sharks, 7:30pm, CSN-CA, NBCSN
- GDT: LXIV | "Whose Line Is It Anyways" | Oilers vs. Isles | 3.6.14 | 7:30PM | SNET-W
- David Desharnais a legit #2 centerman