Cody Ceci eyeing a top ten draft position (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Cody Ceci – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Defending the Nation’s Capital

 Cody Ceci THW Close Up: Date of Birth: December 21, 1993 Place of Birth: Orleans, ON, CAN Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 205 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 […]

by · June 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Mathew Dumba – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Mathew Dumba THW Close-Up: *Originally published February 3rd, 2012; updated June 13, 2012 Date of birth: 7/25/1994 Place of birth: Calgary, AB Ht:  6’0″ Wt: 173 Mathew Dumba: Height- 71.5 […]

Scoot Kosmachuk scored 30 goals for the Storm this season (Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Scott Kosmachuk – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Chuk-ing Knuckles

Scott Kosmachuk THW Close-Up: Date of birth: January 24th, 1994 Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 Shoots: Right Position: Right wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 1st time eligible […]

2012 Draft Eligible Nail Yakupov is one to watch on Team Russia at WJCs {Metcalfe Photography}

Nail Yakupov – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Nail Yakupov THW Close-Up:
Nail Yakupov. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Taylor Hall. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos.
Detailed hockey analytics are not required to decipher the connection between the above five hockey players.
No matter how hockey media and the experts tried to convince hockey fans, there was ultimately no doubt as to who would get drafted first overall in the past four drafts. Nail Yakupov looks to make it five years running that this trend continues.

Dane Fox (ottershockey.com)

Dane Fox – the Next Ones: 2012 NHL Prospect Profile

Dane Fox THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: October 13, 1993 Place of Birth: Thamesville, Ontario Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Other than […]

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Jonathan Quick Showed Mettle Way Back When…

I remember the first time I saw Jonathan Quick play: It was at the 2004 New England Prep School Championships. He was already being touted by many as one of […]

by · June 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
A prospective players' league would likely need to offer star players, like Sidney Crosby, NHL-competitive money. (Jeanine Leech/ Icon SMI)

Why Sidney Crosby Will Have a Career Year in 2012-13

Since he entered the NHL in 2005, Sidney Crosby has put together a resume that most NHL players would love to have at the end of their career. In his […]

Lightning Prospect Profile: Tyler Johnson

Lightning Prospect Profile: Tyler Johnson

Perseverance and dedication are two words often used to describe professional, and aspiring, hockey players.  Making it to the pros is no easy feat.  Staying in the pros is even […]

by · June 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning
Prospect Matt Murray  (OHL Images)

Matthew Murray — The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Matthew Murray THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: May 25, 1994 Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario Height: 6’4″     Weight: 159 Catches: Left Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 1st […]

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Brady Vail (windsorspitfires.com)

Brady Vail – the Next Ones: 2012 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile

Brady Vail THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: March 11, 1994 Place of Birth: Palm City, Florida Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 If […]

by · June 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
London Knights forward Andreas Athanasiou claimed that he was the target of a racial slur but his alleged taunter, Guelph Storm defenceman Andrey Pedan, was not suspended.  However, not long after, another similar incident resulted in a five-game suspension for Windsor Spitfires blueliner Brandon Devlin.  (Photo: Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Andreas Athanasiou – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Beware the Greek

Andreas Athanasiou THW Close-up: Date of Birth: August 6, 1994 Hometown: Woodbridge, Ontario Height: 6’1″  Weight: 175 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Centre/Left Wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012   Click here for […]

by · June 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Lightning Remain Interested In Riku Helenius

Lightning Remain Interested In Riku Helenius

More than three years have passed since Riku Helenius played the entirety of his, to this point, 6:52 minute long NHL career with the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Helenius came in […]

by · June 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning