Video: 2013 NHL Combine – Steve Santini, U.S. NTDP

by Ken McKenna
2013 NHL Combine - Steve Santini

Photo: U.S. NTDP defenseman Steve Santini will begin his college career in the fall when he suits up for Boston College (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)


While he might not sport the offensive credentials that some of his fellow defensemen in the 2013 NHL Draft class possess, U.S. NTDP defender Steve Santini has shown enough in other areas of his game to be considered a potential first round pick in this draft.

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Olkinuora making the most of his opportunities with DU

by Justin Felisko

Juho Olkinuora - Denver University

Photo: The season is over for Juho Olkinuora and his Denver University teammates, but the Pioneers' goaltender has come out of nowhere to the point where he is now on the NHL's radar (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

Two years ago, Juho Olkinuora was an unknown. After going 14-13 with a 2.78 goals-against average in 2011 for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL, the Helsinki native returned home to Finland empty-handed with no scholarship offers to play college hockey in the United States.

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Baillargeon’s talent on the ice no mystery

by Tom Schreier

Robbie Baillargeon - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Ottawa Senators prospect Robbie Baillargeon has been nearly a point-per-game player since being dealt from the Indiana Ice to the Omaha Lancers (courtesy of Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)

Robbie Baillargeon is hockey’s “Mystery Man”. If he were a president, he would be Woodrow Wilson. If he were the subject of a novel, Kristen Ashley would write it. If he were a superhero, he would team up with Mr. Furious, The Shoveler and The Blue Raja.

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Roy lives up to expectations in freshman season at Northeastern

by DJ Powers

Kevin Roy - Northeastern University

Photo: After leading the USHL in scoring in 2011-12, Anaheim Ducks prospect Kevin Roy brought his scoring exploits to Northeastern University and did not disappoint (courtesy of Jim Pierce)

Northeastern’s 2012-13 season officially came to an end a little over a week ago with consecutive losses to Boston University, but the Huskies saw their playoff aspirations dashed the previous weekend after losing to and tying Maine in a two-game set. For freshman sensation Kevin Roy (ANA), the season ended even sooner as an injury sidelined him for Northeastern’s final five games.

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Off the Radar: Miami’s Czarnik may finally receive deserved attention from NHL

by Mike Farkas

Austin Czarnik - Miami University

Photo: Miami University sophomore forward Austin Czarnik is ranked second in scoring on the Miami roster, and fifth overall in the CCHA (courtesy of Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

In recent years, it’s become a hockey hotbed and a place that was a little off the radar itself: Oxford, Ohio – the home of the Miami University RedHawks.

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