At the 2012 NHL Draft in Minneapolis, it was well-known in advance that the Western Hockey League contingent consisted of five top defensemen.
Hudon, who plays for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL, was unable to participate at the 2013 World Junior Championship after injuring his back. Enter McNeill of the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, who replaced Hudon on Team Canada's roster shortly before the start of the tournament.
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the fourteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.
As the NHL lockout marches through its 14th week and the talks surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement move from the negotiating table to the courtroom, perhaps no one has breathed a larger sigh of relief than the brass at Hockey Canada.
- Winnipeg Jets Prospect Thread 2013-2014 (Part VI)
- Other Chicago and General Sports Thread XXII - Hey, at least the Hawks are good
- Travis Moen appreciation thread (Congrats on the beautiful baby Trav'!)
- Player Discussion: Evander Kane
- Just had Cream Cheese on a Bagel
- Injury Report: Canucks Injury Thread - Dec. 5: Burrows out 4 weeks, Edler out indefinitely