2016 IIHF World Championship: The next generation of Canadian defensemen

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Cody Ceci - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Championship

Photo: Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci is tied for fourth in scoring by a defenseman at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, posting one goal and four assists in six games for the unbeaten Canadian squad (courtesy of Pavel Bednyakov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

The next generation of Canadian defensemen.

That’s what they’re saying about the crop of defenders that have come out of the 2012 NHL Draft, and six of those are currently playing for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship in Russia. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Trio at top of draft rankings remains unchanged for ISS, CSS

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Patrik Laine - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Tappara forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine has had a memorable 2015-16 season, winning gold at the 2016 World Junior Championship, then winning Finland’s Liiga championship last month, and he is now competing for Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The scouting arm of the NHL, NHL Central Scouting (CSS), released their final rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft in April. ISS Hockey (ISS), on the other hand, is still releasing their monthly rankings, with their final ranking yet to come in early June. Read more»

On the Rush, April, 2016: Gostisbehere, Timashov amongst those leading the rush

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Shayne Gostisbehere - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere had a strong NHL rookie campaign, scoring 17 goals and 46 points in 64 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about October/November, and the first On the Rush of the 2015-16 campaign was being put together. Alas, here we are in April with many teams and players done for the season. It has been another phenomenal year across the hockey world, and every year we are left with no shortage of players who surpass expectations and those that fall short. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

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Pascal Leberge - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Pascal Laberge competed for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, where he posted 23 goals and 68 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

A late third period comeback from a 5-3 deficit seemed to have Team Canada in a good position to win their semi-final game against Sweden at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. But Sweden weathered the storm through overtime, then won the shootout on a goal by Linus Lindstrom. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada rolls over Switzerland to advance to semi-finals

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Cameron Morrison - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Cameron Morrison competed for the Youngstown Phantoms in 2015-16, scoring 34 goals and 66 points in 60 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

A game that was fairly close after one period of play turned into an eight-goal margin of victory for Team Canada as they downed Switzerland by a 9-1 score in the quaterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. Read more»

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