Photo: Spruce Grove Saints defenseman Carson Soucy (R) is a 2013 prospect from the AJHL who is on the radar of NHL scouts (courtesy of Gord Montgomery Spruce Grove Examiner/Sun Media)
The AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints have produced a plethora of well-known NHL players. Starting with Mark Messier, who played for the team when they were known as the Mets in 1976-77, the organization has continued to develop quality players – Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steven Reinprecht to name a few.
Photo: Saskatoon Blades forward Josh Nicholls is having a good offensive season in 2012-13 as he currently leads the WHL in goals (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades’ forward Josh Nicholls is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.
Photo: Quebec Remparts scorer Adam Erne will play for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, the first time in nearly two decades that this event has taken place in Atlantic Canada (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
"Nate or Seth" might not have the same ring to it that "Taylor or Tyler" had a couple years ago, but phonetics aside, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones find themselves in a similar situation to Hall and Seguin before them: competing to be the first player drafted in the upcoming NHL Draft.
Photo: The play of 2013 NHL Draft-eligible Nathan MacKinnon, who is tied for first in scoring in the QMJHL, has been a major reason for the Halifax Mooseheads hold on the CHL's top spot (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the thirteenth 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.
Photo: Kamloops Blazers defenseman Jordan Thomson is currently considered to be one of the top defenders available for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
Jordan Thomson ranks among the top defensemen of the 2014 NHL Draft class. ISS lists Thomson 11th overall, and fourth among the defenseman available for the draft. So far in his rookie WHL season, Thomson has a goal and five assists in 23 games.