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An A-plus for Hudon

An A-plus for Hudon

by Ryan Kennedy - December 21, 2010 12:45 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Philippe Hudon of the Choate Wild Boars.
The Hot List will be representing to the fullest at the world juniors in Buffalo, but before we land for the medal round, let’s spread the love around the hockey world one more time.


No rattling Rattie

No rattling Rattie

by Ryan Kennedy - December 14, 2010 12:10 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Ty Rattie of the Portland Winterhawks.
The hopefuls for Team Canada’s World Junior Championship team are battling for their roster spots this week, while Michigan dumped Michigan State 5-0 at the Big Chill outdoor game, now the world record holder for attendance at a hockey game (113,411 people).


The next Lucia

The next Lucia

by Ryan Kennedy - December 7, 2010 3:10 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Mario Lucia of the Wayzata Trojans.
Preliminary rosters for the World Junior Championship are beginning to seep out and the excitement is already building around this year’s edition in Buffalo.


Kitchener's European captain

Kitchener's European captain

by Ryan Kennedy - November 30, 2010 12:15 PM EST

In our look at players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Gabriel Landeskog of the Kitchener Rangers.
Another patented Hot List road trip landed the crew in Kitchener Friday for an Ontario League showdown between the hometown Rangers and visiting Sarnia Sting.


Do it like Danault

Do it like Danault

by Ryan Kennedy - November 23, 2010 2:15 PM EST

In our weekly look at players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Victoriaville's Phillip Danault.
The Russians won the Subway Super Series with the Canadian League for the first time, sweeping both the Western and Quebec Leagues and only losing to the Ontario League.


Call him Dougie

Call him Dougie

by Ryan Kennedy - November 16, 2010 1:50 PM EST

Niagara IceDogs defenseman Dougie Hamilton has a great hockey name and is working towards being a great hockey player.
There were two intriguing international tournaments that ended on the weekend – and Team USA took ‘em both. The Stars and Stripes earned victory at the World Jr.


Thunder stick

Thunder stick

by Ryan Kennedy - November 9, 2010 12:45 PM EST

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we feature Colin Jacobs of the Seattle Thunderbirds.
The last group of prospects to hit the ice this season are American high-schoolers and though the Minnesotans don’t get it going until the end of the month, the kids have already cut their teeth in the fall’s Upper Midwest Elite League and last weekend’s Bauer NIT.


Calming Catenacci

Calming Catenacci

by Ryan Kennedy - November 2, 2010 1:45 PM EDT

The OHL's first overall pick in 2009 had a decent rookie season, but is hoping to pile up the points this time around.
Is it too early to talk about the 2011 draft? Never! And though there is a lot of time for players to rise and fall, scouting books are already being filled up on players such as Sean Couturier, Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.


Gill power

Gill power

by Ryan Kennedy - October 26, 2010 2:25 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we feature Sahir Gill of Boston University, Kings prospect Brandon Kozun and more.
International Scouting Services released its October rankings, giving the prospect world something of an early cheat sheet to work off. And though fast starts by some players are challenging the positions, it’s good to see a lot of international talent making the elite list.


Hound dog hustle

Hound dog hustle

by Ryan Kennedy - October 19, 2010 2:20 PM EDT

In our weekly look at prospects we can't wait to see in an NHL jersey one day, we profile Gianluca Curcuruto of the Soo Greyhounds.
With the NCAA in full swing, all prospects are now playing meaningful games – so it’s a beautiful time for The Hot List. And while the draft spotlight is beginning to heat up for the Big 3 of Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Adam Larsson, there’s more to this crop than just the top.


Small town McNeill

Small town McNeill

by Ryan Kennedy - October 12, 2010 2:10 PM EDT

In our weekly feature looking at players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Mark McNeill of the Prince Albert Raiders.
NHL rookies have been all the rage in the early going, with Derek Stepan notching a hat trick in his Rangers debut and Carolina beaming over the first two performances by Jeff Skinner.


The Attack pack

The Attack pack

by Ryan Kennedy - October 5, 2010 2:20 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we feature Colorado prospect Joey Hishon of the Owen Sound Attack.
With NHL rosters almost set, some Hot List favorites appear to be graduating ahead of schedule. So if you don’t see Alexander Burmistrov, Jeff Skinner or Cam Fowler anymore, it’s because they’ve debuted in the NHL.


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