2015 NHL Draft: Otters’ Strome ably filling void left by McDavid injury

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Dylan Strome - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 NHL Draft prospect Dylan Strome is currently tied with fellow 2015 prospect Mitch Marner for the OHL scoring lead (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

For Erie Otters’ center Dylan Strome, opportunity keeps knocking — and the 17-year-old keeps answering. And people are taking notice. Read more»

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

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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

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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

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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»

2015 NHL Draft: McDavid, Eichel and Hanifin retain hold on top 3 in ISS Hockey’s December rankings

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Jack Eichel - Boston University

Photo: Boston University center and 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel remains the second-ranked prospect for next June’s draft, behind the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

Despite missing the past three weeks with a hand injury, Erie Otters center Connor McDavid remains the top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft in the December rankings released by ISS Hockey. Read more»

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