(Video) First NHL Goal: Flyers’ Laughton notches two points in win

by Ken McKenna

Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward Scott Laughton registered 219 points (96G, 123A) in 230 OHL games for the Oshawa Generals (courtesy of Derik Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)


The Philadelphia Flyers were given what they hope is a glimpse of their future after a two-point performance by rookie forward Scott Laughton that included his first NHL goal. The goal was one of a quintet scored by the Flyers in a 5-1 win over the Eastern Conference’s bottom team, the Carolina Hurricanes. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Sharks’ Goodrow pots first in win over Oilers

by Ken McKenna

Barclay Goodrow - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie forward Barclay Goodrow (#89) was a free agent signing by the Sharks back in March of this year, after he had completed a 5-season OHL career (courtesy of Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire)


Despite being passed over in the NHL Draft each time he was available, San Jose Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow signed an NHL contract with that club last March. And, less than a year later, Goodrow has potted his first NHL goal, which came in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Read more»

Greyhounds’ Nurse working on the finer points with WJC on the horizon

by Jason Menard

Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse captained Team OHL at the 2014 Subway Super Series (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)


Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Darnell Nurse went from the NHL’s outhouse to the OHL’s penthouse when he was sent down a few weeks ago by the Edmonton Oilers. But while his preference would have been to stay at the professional level, he’s taking this demotion as an opportunity to learn everything he can — and refine his already impressive skill set. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: NTDP’s Matthews tops the ISS Hockey December rankings

by ISS

Auston Matthews - U.S. NTDP U-18

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews was a two-time gold medalist with Team USA in the 2013-14 season, playing for both the U17 and U18 national teams (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)


The 2016 NHL Draft is still more than a year-and-a-half away, but that doesn’t mean that players eligible for that draft aren’t being observed by scouts. ISS Hockey is one of those scouting groups taking the measure of late ’97 and ’98-born players eligible for that draft, with that organization releasing their December ranking of the top 10 prospects for the 2016 draft. Read more»

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