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models his game after NTDP alum Patrick Kane. He has good playmaking ability and a scoring touch.
Clayton Keller of the USA National Junior Team.
5. Michael McLeod, Mississauga (OHL): Considered one of the fastest skaters in the 2016 draft class, McLeod (6-2, 185) had 21 goals and 61 points in 57 regular-season games. Capable and consistent in all situations, McLeod had six power-play goals and he
Wednesday, 06.01.2016 / 11:45 AM
, LW, London (OHL)
Size and physicality up front is a need for the Wild, and the 6-2, 203-pound Jones supplies it, along with top-end skill that saw him score 28 goals and 52 points in 63 games. He needs to tame some of the wildness that got him 106 penalty minutes and a 12-game suspension in the OHL playoffs, but that should come with maturity.
16. Detroit Red Wings -- Dante Fabbro, D, Penticton
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for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.
19. New York Islanders - Max Jones, LW, London (OHL)
Jones (6-2, 203) is good at tracking pucks, plays with an edge and knows how to use his size and strength to his advantage. He had 28 goals (including five game-winners), 52 points, 106 penalty minutes and a plus-30 rating in 63 games.
20. Arizona Coyotes (from New York Rangers) - Dennis Cholowski
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room and enjoys breaking the tension with a few words every so often. He views himself as a big, right-handed shot with power.
"I guess I'd like to play similar to [Los Angeles Kings center] Jeff Carter, a big righty shot and leader who does the little things well," Bastian said.
Bastian scored the first goal for the Steelheads six times this season and had two game-winners. A native of Kitchener
Wednesday, 05.18.2016 / 4:30 PM
the Toronto Marlies, who are chasing the first Calder Cup for a Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate since 1982, scored three third-period goals in a Game 7 win over the Albany Devils.
Marlies forward Richard Clune put the series away with a tie-breaking goal in the final minutes of Game 7, giving Toronto a 4-3 victory. Albany had rallied with a 4-1 win in Game 6 and held a 2-1 third-period lead in Game 7 before
Wednesday, 04.13.2016 / 7:00 PM
starts and power play minutes he had seen in the past, Rielly was leaned on heavily in the defensive zone and on the penalty kill and was partnered primarily Matt Hunwick in an apprenticeship. For much of the season Rielly was left off the power play altogether in an effort to increase the focus on his defensive game.
The choice to focus Rielly's minutes to be defensive zone was a simple rationale
Wednesday, 04.13.2016 / 8:48 AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that the team has signed defenceman Morgan Rielly and forward Nazem Kadri to new six-year contracts.
Rielly, 22, led all Maple Leafs defencemen with a career-high 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) while skating in all 82 games this year. The native of Vancouver, British Columbia also led the team with 23:13 of average ice time per game. Since entering
Wednesday, 04.06.2016 / 10:45 PM
Here are five takeaways from the Maple Leafs’ 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday at Air Canada Centre:
Tentative start for both sides.
In the final home game of the season, the Leafs came out of the gate tentatively, managing just nine shots on Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. That said, the Blue Jackets were just as tentative, if not more so, registering only six shots on Toronto
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of the net for Toronto, with Garret Sparks stopping 27-of-32 shots on Fan Appreciation Night.
Losers in six of nine entering the night, the Blue Jackets exploded for three goals in about four minutes in the third to seal the victory.
Columbus didn't land its first shot until more than 12 minutes had gone by in the opening period, though.
Becoming the 46th player to suit up for the Leafs this season, Sam
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-olds William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen.
Making good use of that size, Florida took complete control of the game in the middle period.
Bjugstad, the Panthers six-foot-six centre, opened the scoring less than two minutes into the frame. He grabbed hold of a rebound on an Aaron Ekblad point shot, his first attempt stopped by Bernier, the follow-up deposited for his 14th goal this season.