Scout’s Perch: McDavid showing signs of becoming “The Real Deal”

by Josh Deitell
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Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid is just 15 but is already showing signs of becoming a dominant player in the OHL (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

I heard the hype. I read Sid’s praise. I talked to a scout from a successful NHL team who joked that the only way his club would ever have a shot at him would be through winning a ping pong ball lottery, essentially anointing him with 1st overall status almost three years before his draft day.

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Billings develops skills with Janesville before move to USHL

by Tom Schreier
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Jack Billings - Janesville Jets

Photo: Janesville Jets forward Jack Billings is developing his game in the NAHL before setting off on a course for NCAA hockey (courtesy of the NAHL)

After being selected by the Windsor Spitfires in the sixth round of the annual OHL Priority Selection, 17-year-old Jack Billings is now property of three teams.  He plays for the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.  The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League drafted him.  And now he’s also property of the Spitfires organization.

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Frank Corrado named OHL Player of the Week

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Frank Corrado - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Sudbury Wolves defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado is among the top offensive defenders in the OHL so far in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado of the Sudbury Wolves is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 28 after scoring one goal and six assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

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Vanderwiel aims for A-list draft status

by Jason Menard
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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

by Jason Menard
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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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