Rangers’ MacInnis getting up to speed in OHL

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Ryan MacInnis - Kitchener Rangers

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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Rangers’ Faksa mature beyond his years

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Photo: Kitchener Rangers forward and Dallas Stars prospect Radek Faksa will be suiting up for the Czech Republic at the U20 World Juniors for the third and final time (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

He may sometimes feel like a fish out of water, but it’s a sensation that Radek Faksa has had plenty of experience with. But when that water’s frozen and he’s strapped on the blades, few OHL players look as natural — or at home — on the ice as the Dallas StarsCzech Republic-born first rounder.

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Dal Colle unfazed by draft year pressure

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Michael Dal Colle - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and 2014 prospect Michael Dal Colle is among the top 20 scorers in the OHL early in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

As a top-ranked prospect, the Oshawa Generals’ Michael Dal Colle has had plenty of exposure to the pressures of the NHL Draft, and he’s hoping to parlay that experience into a successful campaign in his draft-eligible year.

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Generals’ Cassels forging own path to NHL

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Cole Cassels - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and Vancouver Canucks prospect Cole Cassels is off to a good start offensively in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

From 1999 thru 2002, Andrew Cassels spent three years playing centre for the Vancouver Canucks. Just over a decade later, another Cassels — his son, Cole Cassels — is hoping to make an impact on the west coast in the not-too-distant future.

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