Prospect Watch

Kale Clague prepares for WHL step

Kale Clague prepares for WHL step

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.


Pesce a good fella on New Hampshire blueline

Pesce a good fella on New Hampshire blueline

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.


Hunter won't seek cover

Hunter won't seek cover

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.


Justin Bailey

Justin Bailey

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.


Dmitry Sinitsyn

Dmitry Sinitsyn

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.


Samuel Morin and Anthony Mantha

Samuel Morin and Anthony Mantha

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.


Patrick Sieloff

Patrick Sieloff

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.


Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell

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.


Brian Hart and Jimmy Vesey

Brian Hart and Jimmy Vesey

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.


Derrick Pouliot

Derrick Pouliot

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.


Josh Morrissey

Josh Morrissey

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.


OHL Cup stars

OHL Cup stars

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.


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