Meet Ryan Strome; the newest piece of the puzzle on Long Island.
Coming into June 24th as Future Consideration’s eighth ranked prospect, Strome was on top of the world as he awaited the decision on his immediate future. A stunning 106 point season with the OHL’s Niagara Ice Dogs had assured the Mississauga, ON. native a spot within the draft’s top 10. Though he wouldn’t last as long, with Garth Snow and the New York Islanders quickly snatching him up fifth overall. Continue reading
The New York Islanders have selected Ryan Strome fifth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Strome possesses elite offensive talent who can create his own scoring chance each time the puck ends up on his stick. Not unlike Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau, Strome possesses elite vision and very quick hands that make him a dangerous force in the opposition’s end. Strome’s acceleration is just another tool he possesses to make opposing defenders look silly. An accurate shot with a quick release compliment his offensive package. Continue reading
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Ryan Ellis, Calvin de Haan and Jared Cowen will have a shot at redemption.
The trio, who represented Canada’s silver medal effort at the World Junior Championship a year ago were named today to Canada’s selection camp roster Monday.
Should Ellis make the team, it will be his third consecutive event.
The Chicago Blackhawks have released Brandon Pirri, currently with the Rockfort IceHogs of the AHL, to Canada as well.
Sean Couturier of Drummondville and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Red Deer, who are battling to be the first overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, were also named to the team. Joining their draft class is Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy. Continue reading
It’s nearly 3000 miles from Long Island to Portland.
But ‘El Nino’ has finally headed west.
To the Western Hockey League, that is.
After a nine game stint with the New York Islanders, Nino Niederreiter was returned to the Portland Winterhawks, bolstering the roster of a team that is already ranked third in the nation with a 12-2-0-1 record. Continue reading
The Kirill Kabanov saga is over.
At least, for the Moncton Wildcats.
Since making him the seventh overall pick in the 2009 CHL Import Draft, the Wildcats have had headache after headache with the enigmatic Russian forward.
That problem now belongs to the Lewiston MAINEiacs.
Moncton dealt Kabanov to Lewiston in exchange for 17-year-old goaltender Jordan Kennedy, second and fourth round picks in the 2011 QMJHL Draft, a fourth round pick in the 2012 QMJHL Draft, as well as the MAINEiacs first round pick in the 2011 CHL Import Draft.
Kabanov played in just two games for the Wildcats, recording no points and registering six penalty minutes. Kabanov missed nearly a month of the season after returning to Russia to attend to a family emergency. Continue reading
The clock struck midnight on Nino Niederreiter’s NHL season Thursday as the New York Islanders returned the promising Swiss prospect to the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.
Niederreiter was returned by the Islanders after a nine game audition, recording one goal and one assist during that span. Had Niederreiter played a 10th game, the first year of his three year entry-level contract would kick in. Continue reading