2016 World Cup of Hockey: Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi hopes to bring winning ways to Team USA

by Ken McKenna
Dean Lombardi - Los Angeles Kings - 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final

Photo: Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi has hoisted the Stanley Cup on two occasions, but is now hoping to build a USA team that can win the World Cup of Hockey for the first time in 20 years (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Fans of international hockey won’t have to wait for the 2018 Winter Olympics for the chance to see hockey talent from the top hockey-playing countries competing against one another as it was announced earlier in 2015 that, after a 12-year hiatus, the World Cup of Hockey would be returning in 2016. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft Review: White, Roslovic top NTDP draft selections

by Chapin Landvogt
Colin White - Ottawa Senators - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: Ottawa Senators first round pick at the 2015 NHL Draft, forward Colin White, will move on from the U.S. NTDP program to play for Boston College starting in the Fall (courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Despite yet another gold medal at the U18 World Championship, this time around in Zug, Switzerland, the U.S. NTDP saw relatively few players taken at the 2015 NHL Draft. To a degree that can be accredited to having a number of key players on the team who will first be eligible for the 2016 draft, including no less than captain Luke Kunin, top scorer Auston Matthews, Matt Tkachuk, Clayton Keller, Chad Krys, and Jamie McAvoy. As many as three of these players are looking like surefire first round picks for next summer’s draft. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews, Chychrun head preseason list of North American prospects

by David Hahn
2016 NHL Draft: Auston Matthews - U.S. NTDP; Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward Auston Matthews and Sarnia Sting defenseman Jakob Chychrun are the top two North American prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft heading into the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images and CHL Images)

With the 2015 NHL Draft in the rear-view mirror, the next draft class from North America in 2016 features a deep group from the United States and the OHL. With Auston Matthews in the news lately due to his interest in playing abroad, that offers an opportunity to take a look at the top draft-eligible skaters from North America. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft Review: Top 10 trio heads large group of NCAA talent

by DJ Powers
Jack Roslovic - Winnipeg Jets - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward Jack Roslovic was one of two NCAA-bound players chosen in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2015 NHL Draft will go down as the NCAA’s most successful since 2003 while making history in the process. This year marked the first time in the history of the NHL Draft that three current collegians – that is those that played in the NCAA this past season – were taken in the top 10. Read more»

2015-16 NCAA commitments of NHL-drafted players

by DJ Powers
Kyle Connor - Winnipeg Jets; Brock Boeser - Vancouver Canucks - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: NHL prospects Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets) and Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks) are two first round selections from the 2015 NHL Draft who are college-bound in 2015 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Below is the list of all players taken in the 2015 NHL Draft whose commitment (verbally or otherwise) has been verified as of July 1st. Unless otherwise indicated, all players will play in the NCAA this fall. This list does not include players that played in the NCAA in 2014-15. Read more»

Related Articles

Win a PlayStation 4 + a copy of NHL 16 from GameRevolution and Hockey's Future! Complete one or more of the action... in Contests on LockerDome