Vilardi voted top OHL prospect

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, OHL

Gabe Vilardi has been voted top prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft in Sportsnet’s 2016–17 preseason OHL coaches poll. Vilardi finished with 60 percent of the vote. The 17-year-old had 17 goals and 38 points in 62 games in his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires. He was third in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for … Read More

Patrick named Wheat Kings captain

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, WHL

Nolan Patrick didn’t have to wait for his first honor of the season. Patrick, the top-ranked prospect in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the 2017 NHL Draft, was named the 59th captain in Brandon Wheat Kings history. He will replace graduated defenseman Macoy Erkamps. The 18-year-old has 73 goals and 162 points in 132 regular season games with the Wheat … Read More

Vilardi ready for draft season experience

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, Features, OHL

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Gabe Vilardi doesn’t need the reminder. He knows he’s entering his draft year. But the 17-year-old isn’t concerned. He’s embracing the experience, one day at a time. “You have to enjoy it,” said Vilardi, who sustained a knee injury at Canada’s selection camp for the Ivan Hlinka, but is expected to resume full-time duty with the Windsor Spitfires, his junior team, … Read More

USA Hockey announces AAPG rosters

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, NCAA, USHL

Forwards Casey Mittelstadt, Kailer Yamamoto, and Scott Reedy were among the 42 players named to play in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 22.