Category Archives: American Prospects

The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 Olympics, All-America Teams, American Prospects, Blog News, Grow the Game, High School Hockey, Hockey Weekend Across America, IIHF Men's World Championship, Junior Hockey, Minor League Hockey, NCAA, NHL, NHL Draft, NTDP, Paralympics, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, USHL, Whimsy, Women's Hockey, World Junior Championship, World U17 Hockey Challenge, World U18 Championship, Youth Hockey | 17 Comments

The Evolution of Goaltender John Gibson

#489376413 / gettyimages.com On a chilly November evening in front of 200 or 300 spectators at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, John Gibson flipped a switch. The Pittsburgh native had been at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for less … Continue reading

Posted in American Prospects, IIHF Men's World Championship, Junior Hockey, NHL, NTDP, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, World Junior Championship, World U18 Championship | 10 Comments

2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Roster at a Glance

The U.S. Men’s National Team will open its quest for a second consecutive medal at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus Friday against the host nation. All preliminary-round games will air live on NBC Sports Network, starting … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Preview

Ah, Spring. The warming weather, the smell of freshly-cut lawns, baseball, grill food and the granddaddy of them all… the IIHF Men’s World Championship. OK, so maybe not, but the World Championship has been a lot more fun to follow … Continue reading

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Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what’s to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, … Continue reading

Posted in NTDP, NCAA, Junior Hockey, NHL Draft, American Prospects, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, World Junior Championship | 2 Comments

2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Team USA Preview

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will look to improve on its silver medal finish at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship this year, while continuing a medal streak that dates back to 2004. The World Under-18 Championship will be held in … Continue reading

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College Hockey Roundup: Frozen Four Set, Folin to Market, Gaudreau Dazzles, More

A great weekend of NCAA tournament came to a close Sunday night with the Frozen Four field finalized. After 12 exciting games, Union, Boston College, Minnesota and North Dakota are all that remain. Three No. 1 seeds and one of … Continue reading

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College Hockey Roundup: Postseason Primer, Players to Watch, Realignment Reviewed

Starting Thursday afternoon in St. Paul, Minnesota, the most exciting four weeks of hockey makes its annual return when the conference tournament finales kick off across the country. The only thing as unpredictable and entertaining as college hockey’s postseason may … Continue reading

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NHL College Free Agent Tracker 2014 (Updated 4/24)

With the college hockey season winding down and some teams already done for the year after missing out on the postseason, the NCAA free agent season is upon us. Undrafted players currently too old to be selected in the NHL … Continue reading

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2014 NTDP Tryout Camp Roster Announced

Every year around this time, the NTDP unveils its tryout camp roster for next season’s U.S. National Under-17 Team. This year, the NTDP is inviting 52 of the best American players born in 1998 to compete in the four-day camp … Continue reading

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