Future Considerations


Bell dealt to Rockets
September 24, 2011, 2:44 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Regina Pats have dealt defenseman Myles Bell to the Kelowna Rockets.

The Rockets acquired the 18-year-old in exchange for defenceman Colton Jobke, a second round WHL bantam draft pick in 2012 and a fifth round pick in 2013. Continue reading



Pair of Sea Dogs sent to Saint John
September 24, 2011, 1:36 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

Tomas Jurco will get the opportunity to defend his Memorial Cup.

The Saint John Sea Dogs standout was returned to junior by the Detroit Red Wings Friday night.

Jurco, Detroit’s first pick, 35th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, had 31 goals and 56 points in 60 games with the Sea Dogs. In Saint John’s march to the QMJHL title, Jurco had six goals and 18 points. He added four goals and five points in helping the QMJHL club capture the Memorial Cup. Continue reading



Draftees quick to ink up
July 18, 2011, 11:59 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

For Sven Bartschi, the draft excitement quickly turned into contract talk.

Just a day after being drafted 13th overall by the Calgary Flames, Bartschi was offered a three-year, entry level contract with potential earnings of $1.45 million. He signed. Continue reading



FC at the Draft: Zack Phillips – Minnesota Wild
July 6, 2011, 12:03 pm
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Brodin set to invade Minnesota
June 28, 2011, 10:37 pm
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From Andrew Weiss:

The Swedes invaded the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota.

And one will be back very soon.

The Minnesota Wild selected Swedish defenseman Jonas Brodin 10th overall, the fourth Swede selected in the first 10 picks of the 2011 draft.

β€œIt was a fantastic feeling to be picked by Minnesota in Minnesota,” said Brodin. β€œ[The Wild organization] showed me around the locker room and the arena. They have a very good organization, so I like it.” Continue reading



FC at the Draft: Jonas Brodin – Minnesota Wild
June 26, 2011, 11:05 am
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Wild take Phillips 28th in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 10:54 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

With their second selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild have selected Saint John Sea Dogs forward Zack Phillips 28th overall.

The pick was acquired in a deal that sent Wild defenseman Brent Burns to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Devin Setoguchi.

Phillips, who had 38 goals and 95 points in 67 games, possesses obvious offensive talent, both in his ability to control the puck with his quick hands and hard, accurate shot. Phillips also isn’t shy to take the puck to the net or get into the gritty areas to create offense either. Continue reading