Player Development

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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Capitals Partner with U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Team

The Washington Capitals have partnered with the U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Team to bring female hockey to the District. In conjunction with the ALL CAPS ALL HER program launched by the Capitals in 2021, the partnership will bring a handful of ball hockey-focused events to DC, Maryland, and Virginia (The DMV). First and foremost, […]

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Maximizing Potential: Alex Trinca’s Role in Canucks’ Path to Glory

A Bold Move for the Canucks The Vancouver Canucks have announced the hiring of Alex Trinca as their new Director of Human Performance. This move is a significant step forward for the organization, as they aim to strengthen their team’s performance on and off the ice. But who exactly is Alex Trinca, and how will […]

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