The top five hockey factories producing current NHL prospects

by Craig Fischer
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Max Domi - London Knights; Oscar Dansk - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk represent the top two cities producing the most current NHL prospects (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images (Domi) and Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire (Dansk))

 

Home. The dirty and worn arenas, the old backyard rinks, the smells of sweat, shaved ice, and hope. The 5 AM practices, the endless games of road hockey in driveways and streets. This is the place where it all begins. Read more»

2014 Subway Super Series: Opportunistic Russians blank the OHL

by Ken McKenna
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Darnell Nurse - Team OHL

Photo: Team OHL captain and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse speaks with the media after being named his team’s Player of the Game in the OHL’s 4-0 loss to Team Russia at the 2014 Subway Super Series (courtesy of Ken McKenna)

 

Team Russia rode a solid goaltending performance mixed with some opportunistic scoring to win the first of their two Subway Super Series games against Team OHL, 4-0. The win was also the Russians third in three games in this year’s series, with the first two coming at the expense of Team WHL. Read more»

2014 Subway Super Series: Team OHL looks to get CHL off the schneid against Russia

by Ken McKenna
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Robby Fabbri - Guelph Storm

Photo: Guelph Storm forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Robby Fabbri will be one of the alternate captains in his lone Subway Super Series appearance (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

The three leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League have renewed their yearly rivalry with Russia in the 2014 edition of the Subway Super Series. This year’s slate of games began out West with the WHL squad facing off against Team Russia, and has now moved eastward to Ontario where Team OHL will do battle with the Russians. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Otters’ McDavid remains the top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings

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Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid has played as advertised so far in the 2014-15 season, generating offense at a rate of three points per game (courtesy of Aaron Bel/OHL Images)

 

The competition to become the top selection at the 2015 NHL Draft is almost assuredly a two-horse race between Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid and Boston University forward Jack Eichel. But one of those thoroughbreds already appears to be separating from his main challenger at this early stage of the 2014-15 season. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Namestnikov notches two points in Lightning’s victory

by Ken McKenna
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Vladislav Namestnikov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov starred for the OHL’s London Knights for two seasons before playing the past two seasons for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch (courtesy of Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

 

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Vladislav Namestnikov was among the scoring leaders during the 2014 NHL preseason, picking up seven assists in five games. It took him a couple of regular season games to find his groove, but Namestnikov broke through with two points against the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 Lightning win that included Namestnikov’s first NHL goal. Read more»

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