McCoshen leads USHL prospects for 2013 NHL Draft

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Ian McCoshen - Team Housley

Photo: Waterloo Black Hawks defenseman Ian McCoshen, shown here playing for Team Housley at the 2012 All-American Prospects Game, is a top prospect out of the USHL for this year's NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As the USHL season nears its halfway point, Hockey’s Future is offering a look at 10 players that you should have your eye on for this year's NHL Draft. All 10 players are currently on USHL teams and are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. Players from the U.S. NTDP squad competing in the USHL were not included in this review.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – John Gaudreau, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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John Gaudreau - USA

Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau has been a scoring machine since joining the Eagles program, and he has carried that offense over to the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

To those that follow NCAA hockey, seeing John Gaudreau's name among the goal-scoring leaders at the 2013 World Junior Championship is not a big surprise. The Boston College forward has been tearing it up offensively this season after helping lead that team to a National Championship in 2012 in his freshman season.

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Scout’s Perch: Raw talent the main course at Flood-Marr

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Tyler Hill - Hotchkiss School

Photo: Hotchkiss School forward Tyler Hill is one of the more highly regarded 2013 NHL Draft prospects from the New England prep schools (courtesy of Dave Arnold Photography)

For 48 years, Milton Academy and Noble and Greenough School have co-hosted a holiday tournament that has attracted 49 different schools and amateur hockey teams from the United States, Canada, and Sweden. In addition to the six New England states, representatives have come from California, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania to play.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Frederik Tiffels, Germany

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Fredrik Tiffels - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Photo: Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Fredrik Tiffels is competing for Germany at the 2013 WJC, but he and his German teammates have had a tough time so far in that tournament (courtesy of Ellen DeLuca)

Coming into the 2013 World Junior Championship, Team Germany knew that they would have their work cut out for them given their placement in a group that included Canada, Russia, and the USA.  And the apprehension surrounding that placement appears to have been justified as the Germans have been outscored by those three opponents by a combined 24-3 in the first three games of the tournament.

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Dikushin, Tiffels part of growing global presence in USHL

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Grigory Dikushin - Green Bay Gamblers

Photo: Green Bay Gamblers forward Grigory Dikushin (#97) is competing in his second USHL season after coming over from Russia for the 2011-12 season (courtesy of Rick Schaffer)

In 2011, the USHL increased the amount of foreign players each club could carry from two to four. As a result, many teams have put more emphasis on global scouting in order to recruit European skaters that will improve their teams. But, while many of the foreign players in the USHL are from Canada, two teams are reaping the benefits of their global outreach and, in turn, have improved the league’s brand among the global hockey community.

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