Normally around this time of the year, we would be talking about the new group of NTDP players who would be getting ready for their new season. Luke Hughes is one of the big returning names who should land in the top ten in the 2021 NHL Draft. He’s the
Quinn Hughes is in the midst of his rookie season and first NHL Playoff run. In his first three playoff games, he has a cool four assists. He had two big points in a 3-0 win in Game 4. With his team up 2-1, he’s not getting carried away.
Dominik Kubalik (Chicago Blackhawks), Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche), and Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks). All of these players had fantastic seasons, and all are deserving of winning the award but only one can do it.
Kubalik’s brother, Thomas, played briefly in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is over the
These aren’t ranked. Right now, these are the players I’ve identified with the best chance to win the award. I may change this before the season starts.
Jack Hughes - Whether he plays center or wing, he should get time on the top power play. If he ends up on a
The event moved to the Capitals practice facility this year. Once again, the NHLPA had a great group of very talented rookies for Upper Deck to shoot and for the media to talk to. Here are some insights that I walked away with
1) Jack and Quinn Hughes loved this event.
TORONTO (Aug. 14, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will host its 11th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase Sunday, Aug. 25 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., with 28 NHL® prospects and rookies scheduled to attend. This unique event provides Upper Deck – the official trading card
Brother combinations in sports can be magical. A few hockey notables were Bill and Bun Cook, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Peter, Anton and Marian Stastny, Bobby and Dennis Hull, Phil and Tony Esposito, Henri and Maurice Richard; they all played together at some point in their careers. The World Junior
After an 11th shoulder surgery prematurely ended his NHL playing career in 2003, Surrey, BC native Bill Muckalt turned to coaching. Mel Pearson who recruited Muckalt to play Michigan asked the 1998 Hobey Baker nominee to join his staff at Michigan Tech.
After a four-year run, Muckalt took over as coach
Scott Perunovich is heading to Dallas with the rest of the 2018 NHL Draft hopefuls. The only difference for him is he’s been through this before. In fact, this will be his third kick at the can and based on the year he had he’s expected to hear his name
These are my rankings. This isn’t a mock draft. If I haven’t seen enough of a player, I don’t put them on my list. This is an early list that will change.
Rasmus Dahlin – D – (photo above) Frolunda – SHL
Brady Tkachuk – LW – Boston University –