NHL Draft Prospect Profile #42: Cristoval "Boo" Nieves

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Drafted 59th Overall By the New York Rangers. Its often extremely difficult for us to see footage of players playing in the United States High School system.  With Cristoval “Boo” Nieves this was a bit of a problem this year, as he played prep school hockey for Kent School in Connecticut.  However fortunately for us, […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #41: Nicolas Kerdiles

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Drafted 36th overall by the Anaheim Ducks. We can debate the success of the NHL’s expansion to the southern United States in many ways, and it has been done many times.  However when we see a prospect come along like Nicolas Kerdiles who grew up playing hockey in California and Texas; there is no doubt […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #40: Jordan Schmaltz

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Drafted 25th Overall by the St. Louis Blues. Jordan Schmaltz has had what some would describe as a very tumultuous year.   At the start the season he began his second full year in the USHL playing for the Sioux City musketeers.  However he would soon give the team a trade request and would end up […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #33: Stefan Matteau

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Drafted 29th overall by the New Jersey Devils. If the name Stefan Matteau is familiar to hockey fans, it should be.  Stefan is the son of former NHLer Stephane Matteau who scored the famous Game 7 OT goal for the New York Rangers in the 1994 Conference Final victory over the New Jersey Devils en […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #29: Michael Matheson

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Drafted 23rd Overall by the Florida Panthers. Michael Matheson has taken an interesting route to the NHL.  The Pointe-Claire native was originally projected to be the first overall selection in the 2010 QMJHL draft, but instead told teams that he would be headed to the USHL and then the NCAA as he wanted to pursue […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #24: Brady Skjei

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Drafted 28th Overall by the New York Rangers. Brady Skjei (pronounced Shay) is our 2nd ranked player from the US NTDP.  A member of the squad’s deep and impressive blue line core, Skjei joins fellow defence mates Jacob Trouba, and Patrick Sieloff as top 50 ranked prospects.  Skjei was a member of the US Team […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #15: Zemgus Girgensons

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Drafted 14th overall by Buffalo Sabres Our #15 ranked prospect is expected to be the highest drafted player ever from Latvia. Zemgus Girgensons is a big powerful centre who is the captain for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, where he is a teammate of Michael Matheson.  He is committed to play NCAA hockey […] READ MORE