USA Hockey announces AAPG rosters

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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.

Director’s Cut: The final cut of the 2013 NHL Draft

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With the 2013 NHL Draft now just weeks away and all the on-ice competition complete for the 2012-13 season where draft eligibility is concerned, it is time to put down the notebook and reflect on some of the performances of the high-end draft eligible prospects.

Quick Hits: Koules bulking up

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It wasn’t too long ago that the knock against USNTDP sniper, Miles Koules, was his size. Over the past  two summers the son of former Tampa Bay Lightning owner Oren Koules, has spent his time hard at work with fitness guru, Matt Nichol. Miles currently clocks in at five-foot-11 and 190-pounds.

Strome, Hamilton highlight OHL roster

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The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Ontario Hockey League and the Ottawa 67’s and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hockey clubs today announced the rosters for Team OHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series.

Draft eligibles hope for U18 boost

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From Dan Stewart: Every year NHL scouts flock to the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in an effort to get one last viewing of some high-end potential draft picks before meeting them face-to-face at the NHL scouting Combine come June. Those high-end prospects will be counted on to lead their respective squads and in reality only a bad showing could … Read More

Draft eligibles bring it at Top Prospects Game

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One of the most anticipated events on any NHL scouts schedule has to be the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where it welcomes a who’s who of NHL GM’s, directors of player personnel and scouts all congregated in one place for one game which features a group of mostly future first and second round draft picks in a ‘non’ all-star game … Read More

The Draft Ranking Fallout

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Talk about busy. The month of January, with the World Junior Championship rapping up and the CHL Top Prospects game taking centre stage, can be a demanding time for scouting agencies and NHL teams when it comes to re-shuffle their lists and draft rankings based on their most current viewings.

Hits and Misses at the Top Prospects Game

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Typically there isn’t much interest in a 7-1 game. But with 40 of the CHL’s best draft eligibles on the ice for the Top Prospects Game, it wasn’t the score scouts were interested in. Assembled primarily as a scouting exercise, the game allows a glimpse at the top talent available for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June.

The Draft’s Hot List

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A new season comes new surprises, especially in the world of hockey prospects. Perhaps this is no more true than those eligible for the annual Entry Draft, chasing the dream of being selected by a National Hockey League team and starting to take the steps to playing professional hockey for a living.

2011 NHL Entry Draft at a glance

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With Taylor vs. Tyler discussed – ad nauseam, and finally settled; and the summer gone and the new season in full swing, we can again turn focus to the next crop of talented future NHLers as they look to impress scouts and NHL executives in countless hockey arenas around the globe.