May 25 2016 10:10AM
Jansen Harkins comes off another successful season with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL. Harkins scored 24 goals and 33 assists for 57 points. While he did not match his point total from the previous season, Harkins scored 4 more goals. A first round exit from the WHL playoffs meant Jansen had a chance to showcase his skills in the AHL, with 3 points in 6 games for the Moose.
The B.C. native will challenge for a spot on the Jets next season, and due to the CHL-NHL agreement, will be returned to Prince George if he does not make the NHL club. Check out the highlights after the jump!
May 25 2016 08:00AM
Will Bitten has seen some stuff, man. Though immensely talented and beaming with promise, the 2017 draft prospect just survived most bizarre seasons a franchise has ever endured in the rich history of the Canadian Hockey League.
The Flint Firebirds were a trainwreck last season. The team's owner fired their coach after he refused to play his son often enough. The team walked out on ownership. Ownership was then forced to re-hire said coach by the league, before inevitably firing him before the end of the season. The league then enforced suspensions, fines and other punitive measures as a result. Did I mention this was their inaugural season, too?
Throughout all this, Bitten remained defiantly productive and showcased high-end talent and poise as the rock that kept the Firebirds ship from washing ashore entirely. As Jeff Marek so aptly described the situation for Bitten on an episode of his junior hockey podcast, "he was everything for that hockey team". That's high praise for a 17-year-old. Bitten wasn't underserving of the distinction though and we'll explain why as we introduce him as the 28th ranked prospect in our profile series.
May 25 2016 05:00AM
Canadian hockey fans can become bored at this time of year with no Canadian teams in the playoffs, and the meaningless World Hockey championship wrapping up on the weekend.
May 24 2016 10:23AM
Welcome back from the long weekend! To help you through the start of another work week, check out Jack Roslovic's highlights from this past season at Miami University.
Roslovic had a successful freshman season, scoring 26 points in 36 games. His point total tied him for the team lead with the Blackhawks' 2013 6th round pick Anthony Louis.
While he may have been overshadowed by fellow 2015 1st rounder Kyle Connor, Roslovic had his share of highlight reel goals and impressive playmaking. Take a look at the video after the break!
May 24 2016 08:00AM
Tyler Benson entered the season as someone who could hear his name called in the Top 15 of the 2016 NHL Entry draft, but injuries derailed his season before it even began.
Now the former first overall WHL bantam pick finds himself falling in draft rankings simply because there are too many questions marks for a player that had very few to start the year. Our consensus rankings have him holding onto one of the final first-round spots because we think there is enough talent for a team to take the risk.
Benson checks in as the 29th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings.