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2014 Draft Eligibles: Kootenay’s Sam Reinhart continues the family tradition

Sam Reinhart has been one of the more recognizable names in the WHL for quite a while now. The former 15th overall pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft has been a force since joining the Kootenay Ice full time as a 16-year old in the 2011-12 season. Currently, Reinhart is projected to be the number one overall pick in June’s draft in Philadelphia, but he’s also expected to play a prominent role for Team Canada starting today as the 2014 World Juniors get underway in Malmo, Sweden. If you’re just a casual hockey fan, you may not know that …

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Future Flyers Report: The Subway Super Series continued, Stolarz playing well in OHL

After taking part in his first game for Team QMJHL against Team Russia in the Subway Super Series, Samuel Morin suited up for his second contest last Wednesday, which was a 4-3 victory for Team QMJHL. Despite not recording a point in the win, Morin was plus-3 with a pair of penalty minutes. In both contests for Team QMJHL, Morin had zero points and four PIMs with a plus-3 rating. Team Russia then went on to face Team OHL, who named Scott Laughton their captain. Team OHL dropped the teams’ first tilt on Thursday by a count of 5-2 and …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: WHL Preliminary Top 10

There are 33 WHL skaters and 2 goaltenders listed on the NHL Central Scouting North American “Ones to Watch” list. On the list, players are classified as A, B, or C skaters respectively. Seven players from the WHL were listed as “A” skaters and all seven of those are on my list including potential number one overall pick Sam Reinhart. According to the WHL’s website, 20% of all players who played in the NHL last season played juniors in the WHL. A total of 33 WHL players were selected in the 2013 NHL Draft, including eight in the first round. …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Regina’s Klimchuk has proven he’s first round worthy

The Regina Pats finished the 2012-13 WHL season with a dismal 59 points which placed them second to last in the Eastern Conference. For a franchise with such a storied history the bright spots were hard to come by this past year in the Queen City. It was not that long ago when Jordan Eberle was the talk of the town. In the 2007-08 season, the Pats finished first in the east division and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Eberle had remarkable campaign with a team-high 42 goals and 75 points. His 42 goals accounted for one-fifth of …