2016 NHL Draft: Top skaters remain unchanged but a new pair of goaltenders emerge in ISS February rankings

by ISS
Evan Fitzpatrick - Sherbrooke Phoenix

Photo: Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick has appeared in 40 games for the QMJHL club in 2015-16, where he has posted a 3.25 goals=against average and .899 save percentage (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)



Change has come to ISS Hockey’s February rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft, but not within the Top 10 or much of the Top 30, for that matter. Instead, the significant change has taken place in the goaltender rankings, where the top two goalies from the January rankings have been displaced by a new duo. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: “Lil Burns” wins over fans, LaBerge shines at CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

by David Hahn
Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang is among the Top 20 scorers in the OHL with 15 goals and 58 points in 45 games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)



The NHL All-Star weekend is always a fun event and this year, a number of the league’s brightest personalities entertained the fans in Music City. It may have been hard to top his red carpet outfit, but Brent Burns‘ son stole the show this weekend. In addition, the CHL/NHL Top Prospect Game took place and Victoriaville Tigres forward Pascal Laberge took center stage, possibly improving his draft stock in the process. Also, a pair of goaltenders show off their quickness, an enigmatic forward strikes again, plus goals by the Wolverines captain and one of the NLA’s top scorers. Read more»

2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: A look back at the TPG’s top performers

by Glen Erickson
Pascal Labege - Team Orr - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Team Orr forward Pascal Laberge celebrates one of the two goals that he scored in Team Orr’s 3-2 win over Team Cherry at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)



Below is a look at a few of the players who made a significant impact at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Thursday in Vancouver, B.C.. In that game, Team Orr defeated Team Cherry by a 3-2 count. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Garland running away with QMJHL scoring title, trio of Winnipeg Jets prospects compete

by David Hahn
Eric Brassard - Halifax Mooseheads; Conor Garland - Moncton Wildcats - NHL Prospect Faceoff for 1/29/16

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Eric Brassard (L) and Moncton Wildcats forward Conor Garland (R) go head-to-head in a top QMJHL matchup this weekend (courtesy of Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images and Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)



Can anyone stop Conor Garland from scoring? The diminutive forward is already 30-points clear of second place in scoring, and a veteran goaltender will be tasked with attempting to keep him off the scoresheet in weekend action. Also in this NHL Prospect Faceoff, Brendan Lemieux, Jack Roslovic, and Jansen Harkins from the Winnipeg Jets organization are all in action this weekend. Finally, two Swedish defensemen with vastly different skill sets are chronicled in SHL action. Read more»

(Podcast) 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Focused Fitzpatrick stands tall in Sherbrooke net

by Glen Erickson
Evan Fitzpatrick - Sherbrooke Phoenix - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick is tied for sixth in save percentage in the QMJHL with a .901 percentage and has faced the most shots of any QMJHL goaltender (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)



Of the four goaltenders that took part in the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver this week, Evan Fitzpatrick of the Sherbrooke Phoenix sported the largest frame at 6’3” and 222 pounds. Given the penchant in recent years for NHL teams to employ bigger and bigger goalies, it would appear that in many cases, size does matter. Read more»

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