NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Potential 2020 top pick Alexis Lafreniere to stay in CHL

    Yardbarker "There has been some speculation over the last few days regarding the future of potential 2020 first-overall pick Alexis Lafreniere and where he would play next season. Some believed Lafreniere would seek an opportunity overseas the same way that Auston Matthews did when he played a year in the..." February 13

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Hughes unanimous No. 1 in look at first round of 2019 Draft

    NHL.com "NHL.com writers Adam Kimelman, Mike G. Morreale and Guillaume Lepage agree that center Jack Hughes from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team will be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. They are also unanimous in their opinion that forward Kaapo Kakko of..." January 27

  • Leafs’ Babcock pairs Matthews and Marner to ‘ignite something’

    Sportsnet "Ten, 15, 20, nearly 30 minutes after the coach’s long whistle had blown and the vast majority of the Toronto Maple Leafs had fulfilled their media obligations, doffed their sweaty gear, showered and left, they kept playing. A quintet of the young core dogged by the dog days of..." January 21

  • Finland's Jokiharju compares Kakko to Maple Leafs' Matthews

    The Score "Finland defenseman Henri Jokiharju had high praise for his teammate Kaapo Kakko following a 6-1 semifinal dismantling of Switzerland on Friday, comparing the 17-year-old to one of the most lethal goal scorers in the NHL. "He seems a little bit like Auston Matthews,"..." January 05

  • Adam Samuelsson Leaves Boston College

    Pro Hockey Rumors "A difficult year for young defenseman Adam Samuelsson takes another strange turn. Samuelsson, 18, has made the decision to cut his first collegiate season short and further complicate his hockey future. The USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers have announced that Samuelsson has joined..." December 30

  • The hype about Jack Hughes: U.S. NTDP's latest star product has the NHL's attention

    Sporting News "What’s the best way to gauge the potential of a top prospect for the NHL Draft? Is it the volume of praise heaped upon them during broadcasts? How high they're listed in mock drafts and rankings? How about using a bunch of stats and player comparisons, or debating whose..." December 26

  • Beecher impressing at USA Hockey's NTDP, improving 2019 Draft stock

    NHL.com "John Beecher immediately recognized he had passion for hockey. Well, almost immediately. He had to get over that whole ice part of the game first. "It was too slippery out there for me," said Beecher, a 17-year-old forward for USA Hockey's National Team..." October 18

  • Will a goalie go in first round during 2019 NHL Draft?

    Pro Hockey Talk "As much as you need an elite center and a star defenseman, goalie remains the make-or-break single position in hockey. Unfortunately, it’s easier to herd cats than predict goaltending performances. With that in mind, it’s not that shocking that the Marc-Andre Fleury/Rick..." September 22

  • Report: Jack Hughes is the consensus No. 1 overall pick for the NHL draft

    Yardbarker "The 2019 NHL Draft Lottery is already shaping up to be a franchise-changing event, given the consensus building over Jack Hughes as the best overall player available. Bob McKenzie of TSN released his preseason draft rankings, and he noted that 10 out of 10 scouts he polled have Hughes in..." September 18

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