Nedeljkovic leading from behind for Whalers

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Alex Nedeljkovic - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Pllymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic is a top prospect in net for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

 

After bursting onto the Ontario Hockey League scene in a big way last year, all eyes are on the Plymouth Whalers’ netminder Alex Nedeljkovic this season as one of the most promising goaltenders for the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Mention in Central Scouting’s watch list a pleasant surprise for Prophet

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Brandon Prophet - Saginaw Spirit

Photo: Saginaw Spirit defenseman and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Brandon Prophet was a top rookie in the OHL’s 2012-13 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

It would be simple to take the easy way out and make a play on words using Brandon Prophet’s name, but the fact is that the Saginaw Spirit defender's arrival on Central Scouting’s watch list is less about Divine Providence and more about plain old hard work.

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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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