Peter Roumeliotis Friday March 10th, 2017 From the instant they get drafted, things change in the life of an NHL prospect. There’s the rush of being drafted, attending their first training camp with the big club and, for a number of them, getting a chance to represent their home countries at the World Junior Championships.
Perhaps forgotten in all the hype surrounding NHL Central Scouting’s top-rated North American goaltender for the 2011 Entry Draft — John Gibson of the U.S. National Team Development Program — was the play of his backup, Matt McNeely. But unlike his partner at the USNTDP, McNeely was a tad more flashy and daring. That style
Moments after drafting Evgeny Kuznetsov with the 26th overall pick, GM George McPhee revealed that he had been willing to trade up as many as 10 spots to nab the player he and his scouts had targeted as their 2010 first round selection. Turns out he didn’t need to. Kuznetsov was right there when Gary