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2014 Draft Eligibles: Oshawa’s Dal Colle worthy of a top five selection come June

Back in September, before the OHL season began, I did a quick preview of the top ten OHL players who are NHL draft eligible this season. (You can view my rankings here.) Oshawa Generals center Michael Dal Colle ranked number two on my initial list behind Barrie Colts defender Aaron Ekblad. I still feel Ekblad is the best overall OHL prospect for the draft and will probably be a top 2 pick come June. However, my opinion on Dal Colle has changed. I thought he would be a mid-first round selection, but after an incredible start to the year, Dal …

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Future Flyers Report: Laughton and Leier lead the way in offensive production

The pair of Scott Laughton and Taylor Leier have played the most games out of any of the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects, and they are averaging over a point per game in the process. Ironically for both players, neither of them lead their junior teams in scoring. Laughton has 11 goals and eight helpers in the Oshawa Generals’ first 11 games this season. The forward sits third on the Generals in scoring, as the pair of Michael Dal Colle, who has 23 points, and Josh Sterk, who has 20 points, sit in front of him. Laughton does, however, have the highest …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: OHL Preliminary Top 10

With the 2013-14 OHL season slated to start tonight, I figured I would give my preliminary top 10 OHL prospects for the 2014 draft in Philadelphia. For the next several weeks I will be ranking my top 10 prospects in each CHL league, plus Europe and the USHL. Originally, I thought the 2014 class as a whole would be a step down from last year in terms of overall talent. However, after months of watching film and scouting that may not be the case at all. This crop of OHL prospects has the potential to be one of the strongest …