2016 NHL Draft: No change at top of ISS draft rankings for November

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Matthew Tkachuk - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk has made an easy transition to the OHL as he is currently ranked third in scoring for 2015-16 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

No news is good news for the players sitting atop ISS Hockey’s November ranking of the top 30 prospects available for the 2016 NHL Draft. There is no change among the top 5 players from last month’s ranking, with Auston Matthews standing steady as the top prospect. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Zacha vs. Senyshyn, other 2015 picks compete, plus high profile AHL matchup

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Alexandre Carrier - Gatineau Olympiques; Samuel Montembeault - Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Photo: Gatineau Olympiques forward and Nashville Predators prospect Alexandre Carrier, and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada goaltender and Florida Panthers prospect Samuel Montembeault go head-to-head this weekend in a QMJHL matchup of NHL prospects (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images and Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

It doesn’t get much better in the NHL prospect world when two draft selections taken just nine picks apart other go one-on-one. That is exactly the situation in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend, where Pavel Zacha and the Sarnia Sting travel to Sault Ste. Marie to take on Zach Senyshyn and the Greyhounds. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Sharks’ Goldobin nets first in second NHL game

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Nikolay Goldobin - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie forward Nikolay Goldobin celebrates his first NHL goal in a game against the New York Islanders (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In just his second NHL game, San Jose Sharks forward Nikolay Goldobin converted a veritable layup to notch his first NHL goal, a goal that gave his team a brief lead early in the second period. But the New York Islanders poured it on after Goldobin’s goal, scoring five of the next six goals in the game to take a 6-3 victory. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: P.K. Subban as Don Cherry, and Gettinger, Lammikko and others shine early

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Connor Hellebuyck - Team USA - IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Photo: Winnipeg Jets goaltending prospect Connor Hellebuyck starred for Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World Championship, helping his country earn a bronze medal at that tournament (courtesy of Robert Hradil/EQ Images/Icon Sportswire)

The 2015-16 season is in full swing in the junior ranks, and there are a number of prospects already off to great starts. In Sault Ste. Marie, Tim Gettinger graduated from fourth-line duty and showed why he is worthy of the additional responsibility. Across the other end of Ontario, the Kingston Frontenacs received a boost when Juho Lammikko returned to the lineup and immediately made an impression of his own. Read more»

2015 Prospect Tournaments: Tolchinsky flashing skill that could soon lead him to the NHL

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Sergey Tolchinsky - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes forward prospect Sergey Tolchinsky was named to the OHL’s Third All-Star Team following his 95-point season in 2014-15 (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

While he was growing up in Russia, Sergey Tolchinsky dreamed of playing in the NHL.

He looked up to NHL players like Pavel Bure and Pavel Datsyuk, and he wasn’t afraid to circle the globe and work on his craft in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, even though he was a first-round pick in the 2012 KHL Draft. Read more»

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