It’s time to dust off the old crystal ball; put analysis of team needs and trends with everything we have seen and heard in the rinks to good use and project where we see the prospects of the 2014 NHL Draft landing.
Typically, the IIHF World Junior Championship is an event of previously drafted 19 and 20-year-olds that are lucky enough and skilled enough to represent their respective countries at the top U20 event on the hockey calendar.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, AB — Future Considerations Hockey today announced that Ryan Hitchcock of the United States’ National Team Development Program Under-18 Team as the Pacific4 Sports draft eligible Forward of the Month for September.
Josh Morrissey, Frederik Gauthier and Morgan Klimchuk, all ranked in the first round by Future Considerations, will lead Canada’s entry at the World Under-18 Championship later this month in Sochi, Russia.
The first round of cuts from Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp come in less than six hours. Seven or eight unhappy players will be woken up at 6 a.m. to the news that they will be returned to their junior team, killing their dream of pulling on the maple leaf.
It is time to give Mikhail Grigorenko his due as a legit riser with his play this year in the QMJHL. While he has had a bit of a consistency issue in the past with his Russian team CSKA, his play in Quebec under coach Patrick Roy has been phenomenal.