by Ryan Kennedy - September 1, 2011 11:00 AM EDT
The 2012 NHL draft is full of talented defensemen and Moose Jaw's latest gem is among them.
If there’s one early emerging trend for the 2012 draft, it’s the wealth of excellent prospects on defense – particularly those from the Western League.
by Ryan Kennedy - August 4, 2011 3:31 PM EDT
After breaking records set by Crosby and Stamkos, Lazar's first full season in the WHL will be something to watch.
The Western League is rolling out a killer crop of draft-eligible defensemen this year, from Ryan Murray and Matt Dumba to Griffin Reinhart and Morgan Rielly.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 21, 2011 2:15 PM EDT
Things are looking up in big way in Sault Ste. Marie thanks in big part to Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul.
There’s nothing like a feel-good story in the sports world and for Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Ryan Sproul, the 2010-11 season unspooled in a very nice way.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 14, 2011 12:55 PM EDT
The two best Scandinavian prospects or the 2012 NHL draft are living it up in Los Angeles.
Being the two best Scandinavians available in the 2012 draft has its privileges. Aside from the obvious hype and what promises to be a high selection in 11 months, Finnish defenseman Olli Maatta and Swedish left winger Filip Forsberg are getting a taste of the sweet life.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 7, 2011 11:25 AM EDT
The Dallas fifth-rounder was a late addition to the Victoriaville Tigres and his size and raw game makes him an intriguing player.
It’s been a long, strange journey this year for defenseman Troy Vance. Initially spotted as a dark horse draft candidate playing for the Philadelphia Revolution of the Eastern Junior League, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound blueliner found his way to Victoriaville of the Quebec League in the second half and helped the team to a decent playoff run.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 16, 2011 2:02 PM EDT
The Saint John Sea Dogs were so deep that this draft prospect is a dark horse that will make some NHL team very happy.
With an historical Quebec League season, a Memorial Cup victory and four players slotted to go in the first round of the NHL draft, it’s fair to say there may be a bit of Saint John Sea Dogs fatigue setting in.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 9, 2011 1:24 PM EDT
A small, shifty scorer, Grimaldi is draft eligible in June and styles his game after a number of NHL players.
Brian Gionta was drafted 82nd overall in 1998. Nathan Gerbe lasted until the 142nd selection in 2005. Martin St-Louis wasn’t drafted at all.
by The Hockey News - June 2, 2011 2:04 PM EDT
The passed-over Prince Albert Raiders star is shooting for a professional career after a breakout season.
By Kyle Palantzas Born in the USA hit fan-favorite status in northern Saskatchewan this season, serenading the crowd each time Prince Albert Raiders dynamo right winger Jonathan Parker lit the lamp.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 26, 2011 1:15 PM EDT
It's been a Memorial Cup of ups and downs for one of the top Buffalo Sabres prospects.
So much of the Memorial Cup can turn on the fate of a single game, so when the Western League’s Kootenay Ice lost captain Brayden McNabb to suspension for a round-robin game against Mississauga, it seemed like a death knell for the upstart squad.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 19, 2011 11:14 AM EDT
Coming to North America to play high school hockey, Joona Kunnas was instantly noticeable and became a USHL draft pick.
The Tri-City Storm grabbed a pair of Finns in this week’s United States League entry draft and the sixth-rounder is just as intriguing as the kid who went second overall.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 5, 2011 11:45 AM EDT
The Shattuck St-Mary's scoring dynamo has a few options for his future after being selected first overall in the USHL draft.
For a kid who turns just 16 next week, Taylor Cammarata has had a high-profile year. A center with the Shattuck St-Mary’s under-16 team this season, Cammarata led the squad in scoring with an incredible 71 goals and 139 points in 54 games.
by The Hockey News - April 28, 2011 3:00 PM EDT
The Edmonton Oil King isn't worried about where he sits in the NHL draft rankings, he's just looking forward to the next opportunity.
By Andrew Echevarria Often times, young hockey players derive their game from NHLers they look up to or capture inspiration from. In terms of scouting, it’s not eccentric to compare a young prospect’s game to that of a mature NHL player, to create a visual complement for the reader or listener.
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