by Ryan Kennedy - December 20, 2011 3:10 PM EST
With the world juniors warming up, we take a look at who's hot right now among future NHLers.
The world juniors are achingly close and teams are already playing warmup games (Denmark got a particularly rude awakening against the University of Alberta).
by Ryan Kennedy - December 13, 2011 3:33 PM EST
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Olli Maatta of the London Knights.
The biggest news in the prospect world right now is Team Canada’s selection camp for the world juniors, with cuts already coming. The competition has been fierce and physical, with several surprises.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 6, 2011 3:14 PM EST
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Finn Alexander Ruuttu.
With less than a month to go, news is heating up around the World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Calgary. Many countries have already released preliminary rosters, while the Swedes have gone a step further and finalized their 23-man squad.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 29, 2011 3:48 PM EST
With the world juniors approaching, the Hot List looks at a few prospects who may or may not suit up in Alberta this December.
Team Canada released its preliminary camp roster for the world juniors Monday and yes, there were some surprise omissions, particularly on defense.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 15, 2011 3:50 PM EST
On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Raphael Bussieres of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
The CHL Super Series shifts to the Western League after the Russians fell twice to the Ontario League stars, while an all-Canadian final at the World Jr.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 8, 2011 4:28 PM EST
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at players featured on a recent road trip and more.
It was a patented Hot List road trip this past weekend, with stops in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Sarnia, Ont., along the way. The Michigan Wolverines fell 3-2 at home to the Andy Murray-coached Broncos from Western Michigan, but the student section at Yost Ice Arena was crazy and bumping.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 1, 2011 3:44 PM EDT
On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Darcy Kuemper of the Ontario Reign.
We’re truly in the thick of it now. Mock drafts are popping up, Central Scouting watch lists are out and high-profile events such as the CHL-Russia Summit Series are approaching fast.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 25, 2011 3:32 PM EDT
On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brendan Gaunce of OHL Belleville.
Injuries have blighted the top end of the 2012 draft class so far and the news is getting worse. Sarnia’s Alex Galchenyuk will now have surgery on his torn ACL and will be out of the lineup for quite some time.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 17, 2011 2:15 PM EDT
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Zack Kassian of the Rochester Americans.
The NHL stays for some rookies was very short – in fact, the Islanders' Ryan Strome didn't even play a game – but the experiences will go a long way in helping prospects such as Brandon Saad and Ryan Murphy develop this year.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 4, 2011 2:08 PM EDT
In this week's pre-season list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Kenny Agostino of the Yale Bulldogs.
Tough decisions are happening daily in the NHL right now as the opening rosters are whittled down to their final drafts. Florida already made the call on third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau, sending him back to Saint John, so look for both the Sea Dogs and Canada’s world junior team to benefit.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 27, 2011 2:01 PM EDT
The tough-as-nails D-man has a bright future in Florida, but not before he helps the Cataractes fight for the Memorial Cup.
For draft watchers, the pre-season can be a very cathartic time. All those kids you’ve followed for years now have NHL homes - temporary, in many cases, since they often go back to junior, but homes nonetheless.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 20, 2011 3:10 PM EDT
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Tobias Rieder of the Kitchener Rangers.
Now that NHL pre-season games have begun, those youngsters looking to make an impact can do so on a more legitimate stage. Several prospects are already in the good graces of management and regular season play has begun in the Quebec League, so there’s a lot to cover.
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