TheHockeyNews.com's The Hot List is a weekly roundup of minor league, junior, college and high school players we're excited to one day see in the NHL.

The Hot List

Thundering Theodore

Thundering Theodore

by The Hockey News - September 24, 2013 2:05 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Shea Theodore of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Anaheim Ducks.
The regular season has begun in all three major junior circuits, but many of the stars are still at NHL camps. The latest to sign entry-level deals include San Jose’s Mirco Mueller and Washington’s Connor Carrick and while Mueller has already been sent back to Everett in the Western League, Carrick may end up in the pros with Hershey.


Pre-season prospects

Pre-season prospects

by Ryan Kennedy - September 17, 2013 11:42 AM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brycen Martin of the Swift Current Broncos.
NHL training camps are live and a host of prospects are making their push for the big time, which means the coming weeks may be the last time they’re eligible for the Hot List.


Erne goes to camp

Erne goes to camp

by Ryan Kennedy - September 3, 2013 12:05 PM EDT

Adam Erne will have a bigger role in Quebec this season and will be relied upon for offense for Team USA at the WJC.
Pre-season hockey is on for all three major junior circuits, while the United States League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints come back from the Junior Club World Cup in Russia with a bronze medal (Sudbury of the Ontario League was not so lucky).


Hogberg seeks Sweden's top job

Hogberg seeks Sweden's top job

by Ryan Kennedy - August 13, 2013 2:25 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we focus on goalie Marcus Hogberg.
Canada won its sixth straight title at the Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic, while the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp wrapped up in Lake Placid.


International junior stars

International junior stars

by Ryan Kennedy - August 6, 2013 2:15 PM EDT

With one world tournament and a WJC evaluation camp under way, we list off 10 juniors for you to keep an eye on.
The Ivan Hlinka tournament and Team USA’s National Junior Evaluation Camp are both in full swing, meaning international squads at the under-18 and under-20 level are up and running.


Laplante drops 'Yan' from name, rises in ranks

Laplante drops 'Yan' from name, rises in ranks

by Ryan Kennedy - July 16, 2013 1:10 PM EDT

Phoenix draftee Pavel Laplante headlines this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day.
It may be the middle of the summer, but I just can’t stay away from The Hot List for too long. And technically there have been prospects on the ice recently, with many NHL teams holding their rookie orientation camps, complete with on-ice components.


Working Mantha

Working Mantha

by Ryan Kennedy - May 21, 2013 3:15 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Anthony Mantha of the Val-d’Or Foreurs.
We’ve got a burner of a Memorial Cup going on right now, with all four teams winning one and dropping one to kick things off. The stars have shined and the games have been fun, so it’s looking like a hot finish in Saskatchewan.


A force in Fargo

A force in Fargo

by Ryan Kennedy - May 14, 2013 2:31 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brendan Harms of the USHL's Fargo Force.
The Memorial Cup field is now set and it’s a doozy. The high-powered offenses of London, Portland and Halifax will all converge on Saskatoon, where the host Blades await (and have been waiting since getting bounced in the opening round of the Western League playoffs).


Makarov Memorial Cup bound

Makarov Memorial Cup bound

by Ryan Kennedy - May 7, 2013 1:15 PM EDT

The Saskatoon Blades have a long layoff until they host the final major junior tournament of the year.
As the playoffs come to a head in the junior ranks, leagues are beginning to replenish the ponds already. The United States League is in the middle of its two-part draft, while the Quebec League’s Central Scouting registry just released its final ranking – big right winger Nicolas Roy is No.


Championship time of year

Championship time of year

by Ryan Kennedy - April 30, 2013 2:05 PM EDT

With major junior playoffs winding down and the under-18 championships behind us, The Hot List looks around the prospect world.
Canada finally dethroned Team USA at the world under-18s, beating the Americans 3-2 for gold and ending a four-year championship run. Connor McDavid was the tourney’s MVP and will likely be back next year (and maybe the year after that) to torture the opposition.


All hail Yale

All hail Yale

by Ryan Kennedy - April 16, 2013 1:45 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we give a nod to Gus Young of the NCAA champion Yale Bulldogs.
Yale has its first national championship, Quinnipiac proved it was for real and St. Cloud State's Drew LeBlanc took the Hobey Baker Award before signing with the Chicago Blackhawks.


Next Subban up

Next Subban up

by Ryan Kennedy - April 9, 2013 3:15 PM EDT

The third Subban, Jordan, is turning heads in the OHL playoffs and is eligible for this summer's draft.
The Frozen Four kicks off Thursday in Pittsburgh, while CHL playoffs are deep into the second round. As for the next generation of talent, the Ontario League held its draft on the weekend, with Elgin-Middlesex center Travis Konecny going to Ottawa first overall.


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