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: Rask gets Hurricanes started in win over Kings

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Victor Rask - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Victor Rask (#49) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Zach Boychuk (#22) and Justin Faulk (#27) in the Hurricanes’ 3-2 win on Sunday night (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

 

Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Victor Rask netted the first goal of the game – and the first NHL goal of his career – in the Hurricanes’ surprising 3-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Everberg nets first, earns third star in Avalanche loss

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Dennis Everberg - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg (#45) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal in his eighth NHL game (courtesy of Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire)

 

Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg got his team off to a good start in their game against the Anaheim Ducks, netting the game’s first goal that also was his first NHL goal and point. But the Ducks came back to take a 3-2 win from the slumping Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Read more»

Off the Radar: Finn, Öhman overlooked players off to solid starts in 2014-15

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Chalie Finn - Colgate University

Photo: Colgate University goaltender Charlie Finn was a Third Team All-ECAC Hockey selection and was also named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team in 2013-14 (courtesy of Icon Sportswire)

 

The October “Off the Radar” feature takes a look at two undrafted prospects, one competing in the NCAA, the other competing at the U20 level in Sweden. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Bellemare finds the net in win over Penguins

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (#78) skated for Skelleftea in the 2013-14 season, scoring 20 goals and adding 15 assists in 52 games for the SHL champions (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

 

One of the more interesting stories at the start of the 2014-15 NHL season has been Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s arrival in the NHL. The Le Blanc-Mesnil, France native starred for Skelleftea in the SHL the past five seasons before signing a contract with the Flyers in early June. Read more»

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