Verhaeghe’s NHL dream delayed with return to IceDogs

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Carter Verhaeghe - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Carter Verhaeghe returned to the IceDogs prior to the start of the Maple Leafs’ 2014 preseason slate (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

 

Playing in juniors with the Niagara IceDogs, Carter Verhaeghe knows all about the world that awaits him as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 2013 third round draft pick said it’s a dream come true to be selected by his favorite NHL team, but he knows that dream is going to take some work. Read more»

Plenty of competition at all levels for Edmonton Oilers prospects in 2014-15

by Kady Hobbins
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NHL: SEP 14 Preseason - Flames at Oilers

Photo: Marco Roy has recovered from a wrist injury and looks to bounce back offensively in 2014-15. (courtesy of Steven Alkok/Icon Sportswire)

 

After strong performances at the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, British Columbia where the team went 2-1 (which is a drastic improvement from last year’s 0-3 performance) and a 4-2 victory over the CIS National Champions, the University of Alberta Golden Bears, in an exhibition game, it is clear that the impressive crop of Edmonton Oilers prospects will be exciting to follow in the upcoming 2014-15 season.

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Summer training regimen paying off for Senators’ Puempel

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Matt Puempel - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Ottawa Senators prospect Matt Puempel is looking to build off of a solid AHL rookie season in which he scored 30 goals and 48 points for the Binghamton Senators (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

 

The Ottawa SenatorsMatt Puempel has always been an offensive force on his team. And while he put 30 pucks in the net last year in the AHL, it took him awhile — and it took learning some lessons — to get there. Read more»

NHL Prospects Roundup: Laughton stars in Flyers victory

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Filip Forsberg - Nashville Predators

Photo: Nashville Predators top prospect Filip Forsberg skated on the club’s top line in the Predators 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night (courtesy of Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

 

Another busy night in the 2014 NHL preseason with 16 teams taking the ice minus any split squad games. The prospect herd is beginning to thin a bit as NHL teams have begun cutting down their rosters, primarily by returning players to the junior ranks. Read more»

2014 All-American Prospects Game: Eichel, linemates star in Team Grier’s 6-3 win

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2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects GameJeremy Bracco - Team Grier

Photo: Team Grier forward Jeremy Bracco was all smiles after scoring two goals in his team’s 6-3 win at the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

A three-goal outburst over six minutes of the third period turned a closely played, 3-2 affair after two periods into a 6-3 win for Team Grier over Team Olczyk at the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game that took place at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. Read more»

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