Author: Dylan Robillard

Christian Humphreys, USNTDP (Rena Laverty / USA Hockey’s NTDP)

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Christian Humphreys

Christian Humphreys has shown consistent performance as a two-way forward. Standing at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, he is a promising prospect who has the potential to exceed expectations and become a steal in the draft.

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Warren Foegele, Artturi Lehkonen at Rogers Place

GAME RECAP: Oilers Fall Last Second, 3-2 Avalanche in Overtime

In a closely contested match, the Edmonton Oilers fell to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime despite strong performances. The game was highlighted by top players McDavid and MacKinnon and a playoff-like atmosphere. Both teams scored in the third, with Edmonton’s lead fleeting and Colorado forcing overtime, they secured the win with seconds left.

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Stuart Skinner taking a water break mid-game

Stuart Skinner Plays Pivotal Role In Oilers’ Stanley Cup Playoff Hopes

Stuart Skinner stirs the “oil” in Edmonton during the regular season, but can it carry over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs? After a rugged start to the season at both ends of the ice for the Edmonton Oilers, they now hold second place in the Pacific Division. This is due, in part, to Connor McDavid finding yet another […]

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