Lure of OHL, shot at Memorial Cup too tempting for McCarron to pass up

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Mike McCarron - Team USA

Photo: London Knights forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mike McCarron spent two years in the U.S. NTDP before choosing to play in the OHL (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

With the 25th pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens hope they’ve found a big piece of their future. But in the meantime, said big piece will play a big role in the Memorial Cup aspirations of the tournament host London Knights.

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Serebryakov part of vanishing group in CHL

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Nikita Serebryakov - Saginaw Spirit

Photo: Saginaw Spirit goaltender and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Nikita Serebryakov will continue to backup Jake Paterson in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Nikita Serebryakov represents an endangered species in North America — a European goaltender ranked amongst Central Scouting’s list of Canadian Hockey League players to watch.

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Cousins sees two-way play as best way to the NHL

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Nick Cousins - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers prospect Nick Cousins (R) will likely begin his pro career with the Flyers’ AHL farm club, the Adirondack Phantoms (courtesy of Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

 

Last year, Nick Cousins entered training camp under a cloud of suspicion and with a tremendous weight on his shoulders. A year later, that cloud and the weight have been lifted and the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect has his focus squarely — and exclusively — on the ice.

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Mistele expected to provide offense for young Whalers

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Matt Mistele - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Plymouth Whalers forward and 2014 prospect Matt Mistele is coming off a 60-point season as he enters his draft year (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

With several of the team’s top players having departed for the professional ranks, the Plymouth Whalers’ Matt Mistele knows it’s his time to step up and fill some pretty big shoes. Fortunately, a mid-season trade last year provided him a pretty good example to follow.

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2013-13 OHL Preview: Greyhounds appear to be best in the West

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Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Soo Greyhounds defenseman and Edmonton Oilers top pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, Darnell Nurse, should be one of the top defenders in the OHL in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

This is the final part of a four-part series previewing the 2013-14 Ontario Hockey League season. We return to the OHL’s Western Conference for a look at the West Division.

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