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From Behindthenet.ca: Junior Hockey Projections

Twenty years ago, almost all every NHL player was drafted from the Canadian Hockey League. Even today, the majority of NHL draft picks still come from the three Tier I junior hockey leagues, the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). But how does player…

The Hockey News: The Hot List – Draft aftermath

10. Brandon Kozun, RW – Calgary Hitmen (WHL): Think of Kozun as this year’s Justin Azevedo; a high-scoring small forward passed over in previous drafts, but picked up by the Kings nonetheless. Kozun wrecked the Dub for 108 points this year, good for second on the circuit. Drafted 179th overall by Los Angeles in 2009.…

The Hockey News: Draft dreams

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Another draft combine is in the books, so let’s shine the spotlight on some of the players who made their presence felt at the annual fitness exposition. Some scouts believe a prospect should be in the best physical shape possible by the combine and the following youngsters helped their own cause in that regard. Let’s…

ISS Top 30 2009 prospects, May – Hockey’s Future

1. Tavares, John  C 9/20/1990 L 6.00.2 195 London OHL 2 Duchene, Matt  C 1/16/1991 L 5.11 200 Brampton OHL 3 Hedman, Victor  LD 12/18/1990 L 6.06 220 Modo SweE 4 Paajarvi-Svensson, Magnus  LW 4/12/1991 L 6.01 200 SweE 5 Kane, Evander  C 8/2/1991 L 6.01.2 176 Vancouver WHL 6 Schenn, Brayden  C 8/22/1991 L…

Buffalo News: Sabres sign Myers to three-year pact

It’s fair to say the Buffalo Sabres liked Tyler Myers from the start. They traded up to select him 12th overall in last June’s NHL entry draft, and General Manager Darcy Regier said he was happy to pay the price to get him. On Monday, the Sabres proved their admiration again. They signed their top…

2009 WHL Championship Series prospects preview – Hockey’s Future

Under first-year head coach Dave Lowry, the Hitmen have been a virtual juggernaut since opening day. The team won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as regular season champions, compiling a 59-9-3-1 record for 122 points, three more than Vancouver. The talent pool is very deep in front of outstanding goaltender Martin Jones (LA), who managed…

The Hockey News: THE HOT LIST:: Loktionov

Not only do we have major junior playoffs and the Frozen Four in full swing, but the IIHF World Under-18 Championship has taken over Fargo and Moorhead on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. It’s prospect overload, so let’s once again count down some of the youngsters we can’t wait to see make it to the pros.…