Gostisbehere and Laughton lead small crew of NHL-ready Philadelphia Flyers prospects

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Photo: Although he has only suited up for 33 games, Shayne Gostisbehere's 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) leads rookie defencemen in scoring with a margin of 9 over the nearest comer (Colton Parayko). (Courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Although he has only suited up for 33 games, Shayne Gostisbehere’s 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) leads all rookie defensemen in scoring, with a margin of nine over the nearest comer (Colton Parayko). (Courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t had many prospects graduate to the big club this season, but the few that have made the jump received monumental playing time. For a team that doesn’t have much NHL-ready young talent, it’s doubly important for the prospects it does have to pan out—and so far, so good. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Rubtsov leads interesting group of forwards competing in Russia

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Artur Kayumov - Team Russia - 2015 World Junior A Challenge

Photo: Team Russia U18 forward Artur Kayumov led the Russian squad in scoring at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge with a goal and six assists in four games (courtesy of Amy Deroche/OJHL Images)

At the 2015 NHL Draft, Russia had one of its better recent showings with 18 Russians being drafted by NHL clubs. This made for a good jump forward when compared to 2014 with 13 players chosen, and especially 2013 where only eight Russians were selected. Read more»

St. Louis Blues prospects making the most of NHL opportunity this season

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Joel Edmundson - St. Louis Blues

Photo: St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Edmundson has been an understated stabilizing presence in the lineup this season (courtesy of Scott Grau/Icon Sportswire)

The St. Louis Blues have had a few prospects at the NHL level due to their injuries woes this season. With significant time missed by Jake Allen, Patrik Berglund, Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz, the Blues have turned to some younger players. While some made the most of their limited opportunities, others have been impressing since the very start of the season. Colton Parayko has been the big story out of St. Louis this season and Joel Edmundson has been a welcomed addition to their defensive group.

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Healthy NHL club limits opportunities for New York Islanders prospects

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Photo: 2011 second-round pick (34th overall) Scott Mayfield played three games with the New York Islanders this season. (Courtesy of Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: 2011 second-round pick (34th overall) Scott Mayfield played three games with the New York Islanders this season. (Courtesy of Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire)

The New York Islanders currently sit fifth in a tight Metropolitan Division. Although the Washington Capitals are running away with the division, just eight points separate the second place New York Rangers from the seventh place Philadelphia Flyers. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Steelheads’ McLeod receiving encouragement from extended family

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Michael McLeod - Team Cherry - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Michael McLeod turned in a strong performance at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, earning Player of the Game honors for Team Cherry (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography/CHL Images)

For Michael McLeod, his draft-eligible season is being experienced with all the comforts of home – not only playing for his hometown Mississauga Steelheads, but also playing alongside his younger brother Ryan. Read more»

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