by Rory Boylen - January 20, 2011 12:05 PM EST
After deciding to go to the OHL instead of the NCAA, this Barrie Colts rookie has quickly become one of the team's best players.
After making it to the Ontario League final last season, the Barrie Colts knew they were in for a rebuild in 2010-11 as players such as Alex Pietrangelo and Alexander Burmistrov graduated to the professional level.
by The Hockey News - January 13, 2011 4:05 PM EST
Undersized, but far from unskilled, Owen Sound's Joey Hishon was drafted 17th overall by Colorado because of his smarts and drive.
By Dave Frederick There are currently a number of NHLers who are easily proving the axiom “size matters” to be completely false.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 6, 2011 11:05 AM EST
Even though his world junior showing wasn't a standout performance, this Finn is a prospect to watch at the 2011 NHL draft.
As Canada found out Wednesday night, the World Junior Championship isn’t always about triumph. For Finnish right winger Joel Armia, his first taste of under-20 pressure was a mixed bag.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 30, 2010 8:10 AM EST
It's not often an European player captains a North American major junior squad, but that's part of what makes Landeskog so desirable.
The Kitchener Rangers made it pretty clear just how important left winger Gabriel Landeskog was to their team when the Swedish import was named captain this season.
by Rory Boylen - December 23, 2010 11:45 AM EST
The son of former NHLer Steve Thomas, Christian is excelling in the OHL as a member of the emerging Oshawa Generals.
As a 16-year-old rookie in the Ontario League two years ago, Christian Thomas found himself involved in one of the circuit’s biggest trades ever when he was shipped from London to Oshawa along with two other players and a bunch of draft picks for John Tavares and Michael Del Zotto.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 16, 2010 2:05 PM EST
Even though his Green Mountain Glades team is having a tough season, goalie Dalton Izyk is shining bright.
This has not been a dream season for the Green Mountain Glades. The Burlington, Vt.-based team from the Eastern Junior League has kicked players off the team for transgressions, fired its coach and re-assigned its GM.
by Rory Boylen - December 9, 2010 4:00 PM EST
Traded from Windsor to Peterborough last season, Watson comes from a family of 10 children and is working towards an NHL career.
Most major junior players face the challenge of moving away from home for the first time to play in a new city as fresh-faced teenagers. And while Austin Watson had to move from Ann Arbor, Mich.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 2, 2010 2:35 PM EST
The big Lac St-Louis midget AAA defenseman decided to pass on a QMJHL career and go the NCAA route.
If there’s a theme in Michael Matheson’s life, it’s consistency and patience. On the ice, the Lac St-Louis Lions defenseman tries to employ the subtle and superb skills of Nicklas Lidstrom; off the ice, he has taken a studious approach to his hockey future.
by The Hockey News - November 25, 2010 11:00 AM EST
The 29th overall pick from the 2010 draft is the latest player who is changing the perception of hockey in sunny California.
By Dave Frederick Imagine not only accomplishing the difficult task of being selected in the NHL draft, but also achieving the rare distinction of representing your hometown team.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 18, 2010 1:15 PM EST
This Don Mills Flyers blueliner is already drawing comparisons to Chris Pronger because of his size, skating and the edge he plays with.
He’s No. 25 on the Flyers, he’s a big blueliner who can skate and lord help you if you get near his goaltender. Chris Pronger? Not quite.
by Rory Boylen - November 11, 2010 11:55 AM EST
Fresh out of college, the 21-year-old first round pick from 2007 is finally getting his pro life started in the American League.
When the New York Rangers obtained defenseman Ryan McDonagh in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens in 2009, they were already familiar with the type of physical specimen they were acquiring.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 4, 2010 11:45 AM EDT
The transplanted Latvian is taking the USHL by storm and still has a couple years of development ahead of him before he's NHL draft eligible.
There is the road less traveled and then there is the road so rarely traveled it is beyond intriguing. Such is the case with first-year Dubuque Fighting Saints center Zemgus Girgensons, who sits second in United States League scoring with 10 points through nine games.
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