by Ryan Kennedy - March 16, 2010 1:35 PM UTC
We profile Minnesota high-schooler Brock Nelson in our regular rundown of prospect we can't wait to see in the NHL someday.
The brackets are set, the regular seasons finished. Playoff time has hit the prospect ranks and there are some devilishly good teams looking to make runs in their respective circuits.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 9, 2010 12:30 PM UTC
In this week's list of players we're stoked about seeing at the pro level someday, we focus on post-season performances.
The post-season has already started for some circuits, while major junior's Memorial Cup quest gets going soon, too. There's still a lot of hockey to be played, but for many top prospects the playoffs represent a chance to become clutch on the biggest stages available.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 2, 2010 1:10 PM UTC
In our weekly rundown of prospects we can't wait to see more of, we profile 6-foot-4 blueliner Derek Forbort.
The post-season is fast approaching in the major junior and NCAA ranks, so the performances of the best prospects will soon be under the microscope.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 23, 2010 12:45 PM UTC
In this week's run down of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile WHL sniper Emerson Etem.
With Taylor Hall almost suspended for a hit from behind and Tyler Seguin poised to hit 100 points any game now, things are getting exciting at the top of the prospect pile in the Ontario League.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 16, 2010 2:20 PM UTC
The NHL is breaking for the Olympics, but The Hot List continues on. This week we feature Stanislav Galiev of Saint John.
Olympic buzz is everywhere, so why not put some international flavor into The Hot List this week? Russia, Canada and the U.S. always get love, but how about Norway and Germany? Sure, none of these kids are playing in Vancouver, but we are excited about seeing them in the NHL one day.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 9, 2010 11:25 AM UTC
In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Maple Leafs farm-leaguer Keith Aulie.
Congratulations on another Hot List alum graduating on to the pros. Toronto's Nazem Kadri was an emergency call-up to the Maple Leafs Monday night when Christian Hanson and Fredrik Sjostrom took ill.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 2, 2010 2:05 PM UTC
We profile Russian prospect Vladimir Tarasenko in this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
Draft lists for this summer are all over the place and teams are getting serious for the stretch drive, so let’s dive right into another look at some kids we’re excited to see in the NHL some day.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 26, 2010 10:00 AM UTC
In this week's roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile NTDPer and WJC gold medalist Jason Zucker.
The Hot List is in Las Vegas right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s a week off. In fact, let’s show some love for one of Sin City’s own – and if you think they don’t produce elite talent in ‘non-traditional’ hockey markets, you haven’t looked at the U.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 19, 2010 12:10 PM UTC
This week in our rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Isles prospect Kirill Petrov.
Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings are out now (North American)/European) and some insiders are questioning the logic behind some player placements (no questions at the very top, but after that there were surprises).
by Ryan Kennedy - January 12, 2010 11:15 AM UTC
In this week's roundup of players we're excited to see more of, we profile future Team USA WJC blueliner Jon Merrill.
I’m back from Saskatoon and filled with interviews and impressions on a bunch of top prospects, so look for The Hot List to have an international flair in the weeks to come.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 5, 2010 11:30 AM UTC
The Cinderella story from the WJC was led by two players on this week's list, including goaltender Benjamin Conz.
SASKATOON – How could I not do a Hot List while on location at the greatest yearly roundup of prospects? The loose theme today is heroes and many of them were unexpected, but their names are in lights now.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 22, 2009 11:25 AM UTC
In our weekly roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at who to keep an eye on at the world juniors.
This is the last pre-World Junior Championship Hot List, folks, so strap on your seatbelts. There will be a lot of big names hitting Saskatchewan in the next few days and some of the Europeans even have local experience thanks to their time in the Western League.