The Washington Capitals entered the 2009 NHL Draft following a very emotional playoff exit where they lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to their rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a decisive game seven.
Boston College senior captain Patrick Brown only has 15 career collegiate goals, but when the Eagles needed a boost he had the magic touch, lifting the Eagles over Northeastern, 4-1, in the 62nd annual Beanpot Championship at TD Garden in Boston, MA.
For decades, when you think of hockey, you don’t often think of visible minorities. But that’s slowly changing. From Willie O’Ree to Grant Fuhr to P.K. Subban, it’s been proven that talent knows no race, religion, or colour — and Owen Sound Attack forward Jaden Lindo hopes to be a role model for the next generation of hockey players.
The OHL has long been known for its ability to pump out marquee offensive talent, but don’t sell the league short on the blueline. This year’s elite draft-eligible defensemen, like Aaron Ekblad and Roland McKeown, have a number of role models within the league whose path they can follow to the draft podium and beyond.
The New York Rangers selected seven players in the 2009 NHL Draft. Of those seven, three are still part of the organization, including the team's first round selection and current first line NHL forward, Chris Kreider. Two additional players, second rounder Ethan Werek and fifth round selection Roman Horak, were traded in transactions that have proved very fruitful for New York.
- Around the League 2014 (non-Yotes NHL talk)
- GDT: Jets @ Avs | Nintendo Edition | 7PM MST | March 10th
- Line Combos: New PP & ES lines at practice. Bourque Benched?
- GDT: Devils @ Flyers 7pm 3/11/14: Rooster Cloweburn Part 2
- Canucks meltdown: Worst ever?
- GDT: #66 - 03/11/14 | New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes | 7:00 - MSG