Author: Sean Young

A photo of Calgary Hitmen defenseman Carter Yakemchuk. Yakemchuk is a prospect in upcoming NHL Draft in Las Vegas.

Three Candidates for the San Jose Sharks’ 14th overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft

Fans of the San Jose Sharks can finally anticipate a brighter future. Following a disheartening season where San Jose finished at the bottom of the league (19-54-9), the Sharks won the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, allowing the team to draft projected first-overall pick Macklin Celebrini during next month’s NHL Draft in Las Vegas. Though Celebrini […]

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Nikolai Knyzhov Season Preview

The beauty of hockey lies in its raw intensity, where players endure physical clashes and mental battles while crafting a mesmerizing dance of strategy and skill on the ice. San Jose Sharks defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov is one player who embodies that beauty. Signed in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of Russia, the six-foot-two […]

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Tristen Robins Season Preview

Another member of the San Jose Sharks’ promising 2020 draft class, Tristen Robins, proved to be a standout talent last season with his exceptional skating ability and hockey IQ. The 2020 second-round pick finished as the fourth-highest scorer on the San Jose Barracuda with 17 goals and 21 assists in 64 games. Robins additionally made […]

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Tomas Hertl Season Preview

The previous season proved to be a turbulent ride for San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl. On certain evenings, the forward displayed exceptional performance, while on others, Hertl seemed to be overmatched and overwhelmed. This season, Hertl scored 22 goals and 41 assists for 63 points, which ranked 41st in points among centers in the […]

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Logan Couture Season Preview

Leading the San Jose Sharks for the past three seasons has been arduous for forward Logan Couture. Despite the team’s lack of on-ice success, the Sharks’ captain turned back the clock and offensively put up the third-best season of his career. Couture scored 27 goals and 40 assists in 82 games this season, skating an […]

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ECHL: Gritty Penalty Killer Jake Wahlin Returns to Wichita

The Wichita Thunder announced the re-signing of forward Jake Wahlin as the team gears up for the upcoming 2023-24 season on Aug. 18. Wahlin emerged as a key penalty killer for the Thunder last season. The Minnesota native racked up 13 goals and 15 assists in 69 games last year. The 26-year-old forward was acquired […]

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Legendary Buffalo Sabres Broadcaster Rick Jeanneret Passes Away at 81

Rick Jeanneret, the legendary play-by-play broadcaster of the Buffalo Sabres for over 50 years, died Thursday night, as announced by the Sabres. He was 81. Jeanneret, known for his enthusiastic and powerful goal calls, was a fixture in Buffalo Sabres highlights for over five decades. Jeanneret started with the Sabres in their second season in […]

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AHL: Hershey Reinforces Defense; Signs Defenseman Colin Swoyer From Rival

The Hershey Bears announced the signing of defenseman Colin Swoyer to an American Hockey League contract for the 2023-24 season on Aug. 2 as the club continues to add players to help in the defense of the Calder Cup. Swoyer joins the reigning champions after skating last season with the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In 36 […]

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ECHL: Wichita Signs Rookie Defenseman Lleyton Moore for Additional Blue-Line Offense

The Wichita Thunder continue to add players to their roster as the team announced the signing of rookie defenseman Lleyton Moore for the 2023-24 season.  Moore played the last four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Niagara IceDogs, Oshawa Generals, and Kitchener Rangers. The 21-year-old native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, racked up a […]

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ECHL: Team MVP Brayden Watts Re-Signs With Wichita

The Wichita Thunder are keeping busy in late July, re-signing star forward Brayden Watts for the 2023-24 season on July 28. Watts, the fourth-year forward out of Bakersfield, California, had his best season as a pro last year. He set new career highs with 23 goals and 40 assists for a total of 63 points […]

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