Beau Bennett has his second wrist surgery in three years this past week. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Southern California Is a Hockey Factory

It may not be as well known as Toronto, Stockholm, or even Edina, but Southern California has been quietly pumping out elite hockey talent the last couple decades. The region […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 4 comments · Prospects
Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

As is the case with all developing hockey players, the ultimate personal and athletic goal is to one day play in the National Hockey League. In order to reach this goal, each […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, Prospects
(HC Lokomotiv)

Interview With Jets Prospect Pavel Kraskovsky

In this translated interview, originally appearing in Russian language on the popular portal sports.ru, Jets prospect Pavel Kraskovsky confirms that he wants to play in North America and talks about […]

(Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Joel Armia: On the Path to the NHL

Sabres top prospect Joel Armia is having his best season in his North American career.  The Finish born winger has stepped up in a big way this season and is […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres, Prospects
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Jack Eichel Tracker: Peaks & Valleys

In an ongoing series of articles, the Jack Eichel Tracker will monitor Eichel’s performance and development in his freshman season at Boston University. As a BU student, I will have […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey East, Prospects
Zach Fucale is the top ranked goaltender for the NHL Entry Draft  [photo: David Chan]

2015 World Juniors: Canada Goaltending Needs A Return to Greatness

There will be few tournaments in recent memory that will have the kind of pressure than what Canada will face this holiday season. Canada has not won gold at the […]

UND Forward Drake Caggiula (Eric Classen / UND Athletics)

UND’s Drake Caggiula’s has Month to Remember

Traditionally, the University of North Dakota has been a second half team. This season, UND has gotten off to a great start. After two months of play, UND has a […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · NCHC, Prospects
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

McDavid Still Number One

It has been nearly a month since Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid fractured his fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand after inadvertently punching the glass during a fight with […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 4 comments · Prospects
JT Compher [photo: Tom Sorensen]

Prospect Report: Sabres Prospects You Don’t Hear About

Fans in Buffalo keep a close eye on the future of the Sabres with the team in a full rebuild.  The big prospects like Armia, Grigorenko, Pysyk, McCabe, Bailey and Reinhart […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres, Prospects
(Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE)

Biggest Flames Prospect Comes To Calgary

You can’t teach size. That’s the mantra partially driving the Calgary Flames’ drafting and development over the past few seasons. The notion is that you can hire coaches to help […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
Alex Nedeljkovic moved up in CSS's final draft rankings, and there is good reason for the higher listing. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

US WJC Evaluation Camp: Guessing the Goalies

In the first week of December, USA Hockey typically announces their selections for the evaluation camp used to pick the USA WJC roster. The roster will be evaluated through a […]

Justin Bailey [photo: David Chan]

Q & A With Buffalo Sabres Prospect Justin Bailey

Sometimes when a NHL teams decided to rebuild, the on-ice product isn’t always the best to watch.  I don’t want to use the term “force”, but fans are turned to […]