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All-American MVP

All-American MVP

by Ryan Kennedy - October 2, 2012 2:10 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Ryan Fitzgerald, son of former NHLer Tom.
The inaugural All-American Prospects Game took place in Buffalo Saturday, with Team White (coached by Rob McClanahan of Miracle on Ice fame) taking a 5-2 victory over Team Blue (helmed by Sabres legend Phil Housley).


Magical Moosehead

Magical Moosehead

by Ryan Kennedy - September 25, 2012 1:30 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day we profile Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads.
The major junior season has kicked off and this year the first few games will be more accurate than usual. Because top prospects aren’t at NHL camps, teams have their full complement – which Erie phenom Connor McDavid found out on his first shift when he was dumped by Boston first-rounder Dougie Hamilton, back patrolling the blueline in Niagara.


Burgeoning Bigras

Burgeoning Bigras

by Ryan Kennedy - September 19, 2012 6:55 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Chris Bigras of the Owen Sound Attack.
Well, the NHL lockout is upon us. But that doesn’t mean hockey’s on ice - there is plenty of action going on right now in Europe, plus the beginning of the major junior regular season.


Hurley leading Hornets

Hurley leading Hornets

by Ryan Kennedy - September 11, 2012 2:13 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Connor Hurley of the Edina Hornets.
Players from almost all ranks of the prospect world are on the ice now, even if a lot of it is exhibition play. Still, it’s never too early to see who’s getting off on the right foot, so let’s dive into our weekly look at some of the kids we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Reinhart a tower of power

Reinhart a tower of power

by Ryan Kennedy - September 4, 2012 3:43 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we feature Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings.
If you like hockey, the junior ranks are more than happy to help, even if their big brother is fighting dad over allowance money right now. All three CHL circuits are playing pre-season games now, while tourneys in Europe provide another outlet.


All-world juniors

All-world juniors

by Ryan Kennedy - August 28, 2012 1:47 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Ian McCoshen of the Waterloo Black Hawks.
The second annual Junior Club World Cup ended with an all-North American final between the Ontario League’s Sudbury Wolves and United States League’s Waterloo Black Hawks.


Summer days

Summer days

by Ryan Kennedy - August 21, 2012 3:05 PM EDT

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at performers from the Ivan Hlinka and more.
Canada stomped Finland 4-0 to win its fifth straight Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in Slovakia last week, while Team USA’s non-NTDP roster came in seventh.


Quick Klimchuk ready to take big leap

Quick Klimchuk ready to take big leap

by Ryan Kennedy - August 7, 2012 2:47 PM EDT

Morgan Klimchuk headlines the latest list of prospects we expect to take the NHL by storm someday.
Summer means camp and that goes for hockey’s juniors, too. Team USA is holding its world junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., right now, with Sweden and Finland coming in to help out as competition.


Buffalo's Latvian warrior

Buffalo's Latvian warrior

by Ryan Kennedy - July 24, 2012 1:00 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Zemgus Girgensons.
It’s the dead of summer, but hockey is always around the corner thanks to camps of all persuasions. The Hot List took a trip out to Los Angeles last week to hang out with a bunch of top kids signed to the CAA Hockey player agency, while the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and Canada-Russia Challenge are slated for August.


Vainonen ready for OHL

Vainonen ready for OHL

by Ryan Kennedy - July 3, 2012 2:31 PM EDT

In this week's roundup of prospects we can't wait to see, we focus on Nashville Predators draft pick Mikko Vainonen.
Sure, free agency is in full swing right now, but that doesn’t mean the prospect scene is dormant. The CHL held its import draft last week, meaning many European phenoms now have major junior teams to call their own.


Draft darlings

Draft darlings

by Ryan Kennedy - June 26, 2012 1:23 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Anaheim first-rounder Hampus Lindholm.
Another NHL draft is in the books and the weekend in Pittsburgh certainly lived up to expectations. Trades were made, raw kids were gambled on and sure things fell to teams that were happy to snap them up.


Impressive at the combine

Impressive at the combine

by Ryan Kennedy - June 5, 2012 11:38 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Anthony Stolarz of the Corpus Christi IceRays.
Another NHL Draft Combine is in the books and while the kids are exhausted, the GMs and their scouts are the ones with the sleepless nights coming up.


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