The final full month of the 2013-14 NCAA season saw teams jostling for post-season conference positioning and some fantastic performances by NHL collegiate prospects. Hockey’s Future takes a look back at the more notable performances that took place in the month of February. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of March 3rd.
When the New York Islanders re-assigned rookie forward Ryan Strome to their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport before the NHL went on a two-week break for the Olympics, the message to Strome was pretty simple, at least how Strome relayed what he was told to the inquiring media in Philadelphia after the Sound Tigers win over the Adirondack Phantoms.
This season, the NCAA features an array of outstanding NHL-drafted defensemen and many of them, particularly underclassmen, have been left off this year’s list. The ten defensemen ranked here are all having excellent seasons with their respective teams and have made tremendous strides in their development.
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- GDT: #66 - 03/11/14 | New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes | 7:00 - MSG