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Margann Laurissa is based out of Kingston, Ontario. She contributes profiles to MyNHLDraft.com on a regular basis.

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Over the last few years, Luka Gracnar has shown (through his play) just why he deserves to be drafted into the NHL.  (redbull.com)

Luka Gračnar Can Make Draft History in 2013

Luka Gračnar knows that it has only happened once before. In the years since the NHL Entry Draft has become universal, there has only been one goalie from Slovenia selected. […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Lindsey Sciacca started playing roller hockey at the age of eight in his hometown of Visalia, California.  By the age of eleven, the aspiring goalie was playing mite-level ice hockey in Fresno.

No Regrets: The Lindsey Sciacca Story

Over the course of his hockey career, Lindsey Sciacca has had no regrets about anything. A California native, Sciacca has seized every chance that has come his way, all en […]

by · January 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Prospects
Frankie Corrado was traded from Sudbury to Kitchener along with Joshua Leivo and Joel Vienneau.  Going the other way to replace them on the Wolves were Matt Schmalz, Cory Genovese and Franky Palazzese, the latter having the best goals-against average in the OHL.  (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2013 OHL Trade Deadline Recap

The 2013 OHL trade deadline has come and gone.  Many players have found themselves with new homes and new teammates.  There were some incredibly substantial deals and some teams who […]

Anders Jespersen spent the early parts of his hockey career in his hometown of Esbjerg, Denmark.  He also spent a year in Frederikshavn.  In addition, Jespersen played for the Danish national team on several occasions.  (Photo: Karsten Laursen)

International Spotlight: Anders Jespersen

When Helle Thorning-Schmidt said upon her election as Prime Minister that Denmark needs change, she was probably not talking about hockey.

That being said, however, it can relate to the sport, especially in the position of goaltender.

by · January 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Player Profiles
Simon Danner.  (eishockey.info)

The Top Ten International Christmas Day Babies

There are several people who have even more reason to celebrate on Christmas. It’s because there are many whose birthdays happen to fall on December 25. Here is a list of ten of the more significant ones.

by · December 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists
Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

If someone was to predict that Japan was going to be one of the best teams at any of the World Junior tournaments this year, that person would probably be […]

by · December 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary, World Junior Hockey Championship
Ten International Players to Watch at Other World Juniors

Ten International Players to Watch at Other World Juniors

The 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are coming up quickly.  The six tournaments which comprise the entirety of the World Juniors will be taking place from December 9, 2012, […]

Sean Monahan (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Sean Monahan Suspended: Are His Days in Ottawa Over?

Despite the fact that the Ottawa 67’s have been underachieving this season, Sean Monahan has been nothing short of stellar.  The 6’2″, 193-pound centre, who is in his third campaign, […]

by · November 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Ashley Calvert.  (sheffieldsteeldogs.co.uk)

Seven More Fan Favourites from Unlikely Countries

When one thinks of the most likely of hockey countries, one can think of Canada, Russia, the United States and the Czech Republic.  There are probably more Canadian hockey players […]

by · November 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Player Profiles, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Bartłomiej Niesłuchowski. (sportowepodhale.pl)

Ten Incredibly Talented Polish Goaltenders

To say that there have not been many well-known Polish goaltenders would be an understatement. There have been only two that have had any real dent in terms of professional […]

by · November 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Top 20 Native-Born Italian Hockey Players

Top 20 Native-Born Italian Hockey Players

Italy has been a member of the IIHF since January 24, 1924, making them one of the oldest teams in the entire federation. Over the years, the Italian hockey program […]

by · November 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists
Jhonas Wiik wanted to play hockey very badly as a child but his family was too poor to afford to let him.  In 2010, at the age of 23, he attended his first-ever hockey practice and he eventually signed with Bele Barkarby, a team in the Division 4 league in Sweden.  (Dicken Foto)

International Spotlight: Jhonas Wiik

American author and motivational speaker Hilary Hilton “Zig” Ziglar has been quoted as saying, “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” If that is […]