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.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 15, 2012 1:19 PM EDT
The Lac St-Louis Lions winger has a tremendous shot that is already turning heads.
There are many numbers to cite when the topic of Anthony De Luca comes up. First and foremost, there's the 48 goals and 80 points in 43 games he put up in the Quebec midget league this year for the Lac St-Louis Lions, the highest total on the circuit.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 8, 2012 12:35 PM EST
The Bruins first-rounder took a bronze away from the WJC, but his eyes are now fixed on the Memorial Cup.
Not a lot can slow down Dougie Hamilton at this point. OK, there was that 10-game suspension for a hit to the head on Sudbury’s Michael MacDonald, but on the ice Hamilton has had few peers this season.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 12, 2012 3:17 PM EST
The young Slovakian was part of the WJC team to get experience because he's still a year away from being draft eligible.
Team Slovakia came into the world juniors with very modest expectations – don’t get relegated, don’t play for relegation. Thanks to a win over the Swiss in the round-robin, it did indeed get a spot in the medal round, where it fell in the quarterfinal to Finland.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 8, 2011 3:36 PM EST
The big American center will be a key cog for his country's team at the WJC and is a big part of Florida's future.
Even going back to last year’s World Junior Championship, the Florida Panthers and GM Dale Tallon envisioned Nick Bjugstad as the big, powerful center they didn’t have.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 24, 2011 12:55 PM EST
How much can a player's stock be hurt if he gets injured? It depends on how much homework the team has done.
It goes without saying all draft prospects hope their first years of eligibility are magical campaigns filled with copious amounts of points, long playoff runs and maybe even a roster spot on the world junior team.
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