2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s Santini gets offensive in junior campaign

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Steve Santini - Boston College

Photo: Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini was a second round selection of the New Jersey Devils at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini is one of the leaders on the Eagles blueline who has also developed into one of the nation’s top defensemen. He is also one of three New Jersey Devils prospects on the Eagles roster. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac’s Toews on right developmental path

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Devon Toews - Quinnipiac University

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews increased his point total by 10 points from the 2014-15 season, posting seven goals and 30 points in 38 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

A player’s development is often judged by statistics. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

Case in point is Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Devon Toews. The Abbotsford, BC native is currently amongst the top scoring defensemen in the nation with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists). But his numbers are just one part of his tremendous developmental progress that has come from hard work in virtually all aspects of both his game and in his physical maturity. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s White looking to cap off impressive frosh campaign with national title

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Colin White - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Colin White was named to both the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Boston College freshman Colin White has been a key component to the success of the Eagles this season. He also played a significant role for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, where the U.S. earned a bronze medal. Read more»

Several Florida Panthers prospects enjoy terrific seasons in NCAA

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Photo: Ed Wittchow has completed his senior season at the University of Wisconsin. (Courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Ed Wittchow has completed his senior season at the University of Wisconsin. (Courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)

The Florida Panthers have heavily utilized the NCAA as a means of slowly developing their prospects and that much was evident this season. The Panthers had eight prospects spread evenly at each position playing college hockey this season. Some, like defensemen Ian McCoshen and Michael Downing are highly-touted within the organization, while others, like young winger Miguel Fidler and goaltender Evan Cowley, fall under the “projects” category. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: North Dakota’s Poolman takes a step forward in second season

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Tucker Poolman - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota defenseman and Winnipeg Jets prospect Tucker Poolman was ranked second in scoring by a defenseman on the UND roster in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Sophomore defenseman Tucker Poolman has been an integral part of the University of North Dakota’s success this season. Since the start of his sophomore campaign, Poolman has developed into one of the NCAA’s most promising defensive prospects. Read more»

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