Brayden Yager

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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Arizona Coyotes Prospect Conor Geekie Skating Through Neutral-Zone.

Predicting Team Canada’s 2024 World Junior Roster

With November slowly coming to a close and the Christmas festivities already starting to begin, for certain hockey fans, that only means one thing. The annual World Juniors tournament, which usually opens up just after Christmas, is just around the corner! After a thrilling tournament last season, which saw Connor Bedard lead Team Canada to […]

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Penguins Draft Forward Brayden Yager 14th Overall

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected forward Brayden Yager with the 14th overall pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft last night.  Yager is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds. He played for the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Western Hockey League last season. He was originally listed 11th among North American skaters in the draft Prospect rankings.  […]

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Who Was Selected on Day One of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft

The 2023 NHL Entry Draft has all of the hype surrounding it, here at Inside The Rink, a group of multiple writers wrote prospect profiles throughout a set period of time. Day one of the draft is upon us and the first 32 selections have arrived. 1st overall – Chicago Blackhawks With the first overall […]

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Kelowna Rockets Center Andrew Cristall Skating Towards Bench to Celebrate Goal

Anselmo’s Final Top 100 for the 2023 NHL Entry-Draft

The 2023 NHL Entry-Draft is one of the deepest classes we’ve seen in a while. This is a draft you won’t want to miss, highlighted by potential superstars like Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, and Matvei Michkov. For contending team’s the draft can be seen as a whatever, but with how much talent is available this […]

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Brandon Wheat Kings Center Nate Danielson Skating Prior to Face-off

5 Draft Eligible Prospects Penguins Fans Should Keep an Eye on

The Pittsburgh Penguins currently hold the fourteenth overall selection at the 2023 NHL Entry Draft later this month. After a disappointing season for the Penguins in 2022-23, the black and gold are currently in possession of the team’s highest pick since 2012. Obviously, with the team having such a strong competitive window, first-round picks haven’t […]

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Pierre-Luc Dubois in a Winnipeg Jets uniform doing the Superman Celly after a goal.

Could Montreal Be Willing to Move 5th Overall Pick to Acquire Pierre-Luc Dubois?

It has been reported that Kent Hughes, the Montreal Canadiens general manager, is willing to move the fifth overall pick of the 2023 NHL entry draft to acquire Winnipeg Jets center, Pierre-Luc Dubois. The report comes around 12:00 pm CST on May 9th from a reporter of the Montreal Gazette. This comes as a report […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Brayden Yager

The Scouting Report: Brayden Yager from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, born on January third, 2005, is one of the top center prospects of the 2023 NHL draft class. Yager stands out because of his sportsmanship and dedication to his team and the game of hockey. Not to be lost in the many great center prospects of this […]

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