Vanderwiel aims for A-list draft status

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Danny Vanderwiel - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Plymouth Whalers forward Danny Vanderwiel has so far seen limited action in his first year of NHL Draft eligibility (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

NHL’s Central Scouting may have ranked him as a C-level prospect in its early ratings, but has only served to motivate the Plymouth Whalers’ Danny Vanderwiel to prove that he’s more suited to the A-list.

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Humble Horvat making case for first round status

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Bo Horvat - London Knights

Photo: 2013 NHL Draft prospect Bo Horvat (#53) of the OHL's London Knights is off to a productive start in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of CHL Images)

Bo knows winning. And with a Memorial Cup run and an international gold medal under his belt already at only 17, the London Knights’ Bo Horvat is poised to add a few more trophies to his mantle — along with a first-round NHL draft designation — by June.

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Hunter Garlent named OHL Player of the Week

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Hunter Garlent - Guelph Storm

Photo: Guelph Storm forward Hunter Garlent turned in a strong offensive showing in the OHL this past week which should help to raisehis profile for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Hunter Garlent of the Guelph Storm is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 21 after recording eight points in three games scoring three goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

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OHL Hartman’s latest step on road to NHL

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Ryan Hartman - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Plymouth Whalers forward Ryan Hartman has moved to the OHL from the US national program in an effort to further improve his stock for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

For many, age ain’t nothing but a number. But for Plymouth Whalers’ forward Ryan Hartman, his date of birth — which found him five days too young to be drafted last year — played a key role to plotting a stop in the OHL en route to the NHL.

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The growth and evolution of Reid McNeill

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Reid McNeill - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Defenseman Reid McNeill (PIT) credits former OHL coaches Dale Hawerchuk and Dale Hunter for molding him into an NHL prospect. (CHL Images)

Defenseman Reid McNeill (PIT) was not on many scouting radars as a 15 or 16-year-old. He was not selected in the OHL priority draft and played as a 16-year-old for Lucas High School, located in London, Ontario, then later JrD level hockey for the Lambeth Lancers of the OHA. Then something happened.

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