by Ryan Kennedy - February 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Two record-setting players sit at the top of WHL draft lists, including this offensive defenseman.
It’s the earliest of the three major junior drafts and the only one that sees players wait a full season before joining their CHL teams, but there’s always intrigue when it comes to the Western League bantam draft and this year is no exception.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 17, 2013 11:50 AM EST
Freshman rearguard and 2013 draft hopeful Brett Pesce is mature beyond his years.
Growing up in the suburbs outside New York City, Brett Pesce admits the Big Apple didn’t hit him with the same sense of awe that it does outsiders.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 15, 2012 1:50 PM EST
2013 draft prospect Hunter Shinkaruk relishes the spotlight that comes with being a go-to player.
As a late birthday, left winger Hunter Shinkaruk has been on the draft radar a little longer than his peers, particularly since he was so good so early for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western League.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT
The Kitchener Rangers forward has always been surrounded by good hockey people and his investment in the game is paying off.
It’s been a long journey for Justin Bailey, yet the story has just begun. Recently tabbed as an ‘A’ list prospect by NHL Central Scouting (meaning he’s expected to go in the first round of the draft), the Kitchener Rangers rookie center is already a well-travelled young man, the path studded with famous names in the hockey world.
by Ryan Kennedy - August 2, 2012 1:27 PM EDT
The Dallas Stars may have found a diamond in the rough when they selected this Russian in the seventh round.
The seventh round of the draft is often the time for teams to mine for hidden gold and pluck that prospect other franchises didn’t know about.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 30, 2012 11:15 AM EDT
The two Quebec Leaguers are among the youngsters attracting attention to the East.
It's been a while since the Quebec League dominated draft conversations, but the 2013 draft class is shaping up to be different. The Halifax Mooseheads come in with potential No.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 14, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
The new Windsor Spitfires defenseman decided against the college route for a program that consistently produces NHLers.
Situated on the border with Michigan, Windsor has become an NHL prospect factory thanks to an equal development of Canadians, Europeans and Americans.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 12, 2012 10:52 AM EDT
The future goalie of the Dallas Stars had a bumpy ride through major junior, but is hungry for the next step.
Jack Campbell is unflappable. It's kinda his thing. He's currently attending his third Dallas Stars development camp and despite the fact he and fellow goaltenders Tyler Beskorowany and Christopher Nihlstorp have a different regimen from the rest of the skaters, he's more than happy to bring some leadership to the newbies.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
The two Harvard commits are set to move into the college ranks with visions of the NHL.
Recruiting is never easy in college hockey, but there are a few institutions with a leg up on the competition. Sometimes it’s due to geography, sometimes it’s due to success.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 7, 2012 1:55 PM EDT
The draft eligible Portland Winterhawks defender might be underrated on the emerging WHL team.
With the dazzling array of talent the Portland Winterhawks have assembled the past couple years, it seems inconceivable the team has yet to return to its days of Western League titles and Memorial Cup challenges.
by Ryan Kennedy - April 20, 2012 11:57 AM EDT
The 2013 draft eligible defenseman is known for his points on the ice and also got attention for a good deed off the ice.
Team Canada’s under-18 squad featured an excellent array of talent and many eyeballs were focused on 2012 draft prospects such as Matt Dumba, Brendan Gaunce and Matt Murray.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 22, 2012 1:20 PM EDT
Looking at seven players who turned heads at the midget championship in the lead up to the OHL draft.
In the big Ontario minor midget tournament of the year, the Mississauga Rebels defeated the Toronto Marlboros 2-1 in an overtime upset to win the OHL Cup.