by Ryan Kennedy - April 21, 2011 1:45 PM EDT
At the recent College Hocey Inc. showcase, Max Domi, son of Tie, had a strong showing, along with a few other players.
On Monday night, College Hockey Inc. held a showcase in Toronto for a group of elite youngsters, the majority of which were 1995 birthdays. With the Ontario League draft coming up May 7, these kids are approaching the hour when they will decide whether to go the major junior route or the NCAA way, so College Hockey Inc.
by Ryan Kennedy - April 7, 2011 2:05 PM EDT
The son of Oilers president of hockey ops Kevin Lowe, Keegan is making his own name in the hockey world.
When Edmonton Oil Kings blueliner Keegan Lowe needs advice, he simply walks down the hall of his family home. As the son of Oilers dynasty defenseman and current president of hockey ops Kevin Lowe, Keegan has been doubly blessed by the fact he gets to play major junior in his hometown and also has the owner of six Stanley Cup rings around to help him with his game.
by Rory Boylen - April 1, 2011 1:02 PM EDT
The second player granted exceptional status in the OHL is a big, mobile defenseman ready for all the challenges that lay ahead.
Aaron Ekblad is a special player. An exceptional player, actually, a status earned by only a select few. To be granted early entry into the Ontario League draft you really have to stand out - and not just on the ice.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 24, 2011 11:29 AM EDT
This 2012 draft eligible player from the Vaughn Vipers is planning on heading to the USHL next season.
If everything goes right for center Robert Polesello, he’ll be a long way from home next year. Polesello just completed his season with the Ontario Jr.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT
This Northeastern Huskies defenseman is only a freshman, but at 6-foot-7, he's already being compared to Zdeno Chara.
Northeastern Huskies freshman Jamie Oleksiak is 6-foot-7, plays the blueline and skates well. Is he the next coming of Tyler Myers? Experts have another comparable: “More like Zdeno Chara,” said one scout.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 10, 2011 11:33 AM EST
The Red Wings are known for their ability to find diamonds in the rough and this Finnish star may be their next find.
No matter when the player is selected, it’s become almost gospel that if the Detroit Red Wings are making the pick, the kid’s going to turn into something special.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 3, 2011 11:55 AM EST
A 2012 draft eligible prospect, 17-year-old Trouba is turning heads and earning call-ups to a more senior team.
As a Michigan native, it only makes sense defenseman Jacob Trouba would make the national team development program his preferred destination for prep hockey.
by Alan Bass - February 24, 2011 10:10 AM EST
The Anaheim Ducks prospect went the NCAA route after being drafted and is now working his way towards regular NHL time.
When Nick Bonino was four years old, his father, who never played hockey or skated, asked if he wanted to attend a learn-to-skate session at his nearby rink in Unionville, Conn.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 17, 2011 2:40 PM EST
We take a look at some of the top prospects who will be hitting the WHL full-time in the near future after being picked in last summer's draft.
For all you prospect lovers out there, THN’s 2011 edition of Future Watch has been put to bed and will be on newsstands around the 14th of March.
by Rory Boylen - February 10, 2011 1:34 PM EST
The Giants defender started his junior career in a bit of controversy, but now he's a highly touted NHL draft prospect.
When 2011 NHL draft prospect David Musil was looking to set out on his Western League career, the journey began with a bit of controversy. Because he wasn’t living in Western Canada at the time, Musil wasn’t taken in his bantam draft year.
by Alan Bass - February 3, 2011 3:25 PM EST
The Red Wings first-rounder from 2007 is in his first year of professional hockey in the AHL, where he's continued an impressive rise.
When Brendan Smith was four years old, his father would often take him and his two brothers to Toronto Maple Leafs games. That same year, Brendan was put on the ice with his siblings and introduced to the game of hockey.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 27, 2011 12:00 PM EST
Young for the USHL, Adam Erne is nonetheless grabbing the attention of the hockey world with his power forward style of play.
Despite his young age, Indiana Ice left winger Adam Erne is turning heads in the United States League. And a lot of those heads need to be on a swivel if the kid is wearing the opposite jersey.
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