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Whale of a prospect

Whale of a prospect

by Ryan Kennedy - May 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers.
The host Shawinigan Cataractes are your Memorial Cup champs thanks to a win over London in the final, with Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Michael Chaput taking MVP honors.


Hockey Jones

Hockey Jones

by Ryan Kennedy - May 8, 2012 2:28 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile 2013 prospect Seth Jones.
With playoffs getting down to the finals in major junior and the United States League, there’s some serious hockey going on now, but the news doesn’t stop there.


Giant Tigres

Giant Tigres

by Ryan Kennedy - May 1, 2012 2:09 PM EDT

In this week's list of teams we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brandon Whitney of Victoriaville.
Playoffs in major junior and the United States League are getting serious, while the world under-18s are in the books for another year (and another Team USA victory).


Dumba shoulders the load

Dumba shoulders the load

by Ryan Kennedy - April 17, 2012 1:04 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile draft-eligible Matt Dumba.
The world under-18s are in full swing right now in the Czech Republic, where many of the top 2012 and 2013 prospects are showcasing their skills.


Battlin' Blujus

Battlin' Blujus

by Ryan Kennedy - April 10, 2012 1:33 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Dylan Blujus of the Brampton Battalion.
Congratulations to the Boston College Eagles, who won their third NCAA title in five years on the weekend. The Eagles bested Ferris State 4-1 in Tampa to take the Frozen Four.


Shattuck bruiser

Shattuck bruiser

by Ryan Kennedy - April 3, 2012 1:04 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile John Draeger of Shattuck-St. Mary's.
Did a little road trip to Amherst, NY, on Friday to catch Shattuck-St. Mary’s for the first time. The Sabres’ under-18 squad was playing in the U.


Besse leads the charge

Besse leads the charge

by Ryan Kennedy - March 27, 2012 2:40 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Grant Besse of Benilde-St. Margaret's.
The Frozen Four is set, with Boston College taking on Minnesota while Union tangles with Ferris State. Major junior playoffs are also in full swing, while a bunch of college kids have jumped to the pros.


Boston Baillargeon

Boston Baillargeon

by Ryan Kennedy - March 20, 2012 1:55 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Robbie Baillargeon of the Indiana Ice.
The bracket for the NCAA’s Frozen Four is set, while playoffs have come to major junior’s three leagues. It’s a big time of year for prospects.


Rejected Rocket

Rejected Rocket

by Ryan Kennedy - March 13, 2012 3:17 PM EDT

Colton Sissons was already passed over once, but teams will be sure to not make that mistake again.
Talk about a Disney ending. With teammate Jack Jablonski paralyzed since Dec. 30 after a crash into the boards, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights went out in his honor and won the whole Minnesota State high school tournament.


Impeccable Peca

Impeccable Peca

by Ryan Kennedy - March 6, 2012 3:40 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Matthew Peca of Quinnipiac.
Special shout-out to Erie Otters center Connor Crisp, who played his first game of the season on the weekend – as a goalie. With the backup injured and starter Ramis Sadikov knocked out of the game in a collision, the Otters had to dress Crisp (who was listed as the backup since he wasn’t dressed anyway due to a shoulder injury) or else forfeit.


Small town Severson

Small town Severson

by Ryan Kennedy - February 28, 2012 12:55 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Damon Severson of the Kelowna Rockets.
Ladies and gentleman, your CCHA regular season champs: the Ferris State Bulldogs. Despite having no NHL draft picks on the roster, the Dogs will head into the playoffs as the top seed, thus proving what teamwork and experience can do in the college game.


The next 'Foppa'

The next 'Foppa'

by Ryan Kennedy - February 21, 2012 3:07 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Filip Forsberg from Leksand of the Swedish Elite League.
We start off the week with a shout-out to Paul Kelly, who has left his post at College Hockey Inc., where the former NHL Players’ Association head put the group on the map.


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