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Prospects

Reinhart puts skills on display in Canada victory

Wednesday, 08.07.2013 / 5:10 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sam Reinhart is viewed by many as the early favorite to be the first player picked at the 2014 NHL Draft, and on Wednesday against Finland he showed why.

Reinhart, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, scored a goal, showed his puck management skills and killed penalties as Canada made its debut here at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp with a 5-3 victory against Finland.

Reinhart is known as an offensive dynamo -- he led Kootenay in goals (35), assists (50) and points (85) last season -- but he was a key part of Canada's perfect 6-for-6 effort on the penalty kill.

"I know Sam is an 18-year-old player," Canada coach Brent Sutter said. "He's a very good hockey player and I have no problem whatsoever putting him in all those key situations."

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Choosing hockey has proven right path for Copp

Wednesday, 08.07.2013 / 2:39 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

If you look in the high-school record books for the state of Michigan, you'll find Andrew Copp's name right at the top.

But don't look for the Winnipeg Jets prospect and United States national junior team hopeful in the state's hockey record book. No, for Copp, a native of Ann Arbor, you have to flip through the state football record book.

There, at the top of the listings for most passing yards and passing touchdowns in a game, you'll see Andrew Copp, senior, Skyline High School.

Sept. 23, 2011, against crosstown rival Pioneer High School, Copp threw for a state-record 557 yards and seven touchdowns, but his team lost 52-49.

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Sutter excited to get junior hopefuls into game action

Tuesday, 08.06.2013 / 6:30 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- It's been seven years since Brent Sutter has gone about building Canada's national junior team, but so far he's enjoyed being back in his current situation, and expects the fun to continue as Canada joins the United States, Finland and Sweden here for USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp.

After three days of skating at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility in Brossard, Quebec, Canada hit the ice at Herb Brooks Arena on Tuesday for the first time.

"It's been a good three days," Sutter said, "and it'll be another good few days here."

The good times start Wednesday afternoon when Canada faces Finland. While it's hockey in August, Sutter has in mind a few things he's hoping to see from his players.

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USA Hockey ready for further evaluations after cuts

Tuesday, 08.06.2013 / 3:00 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- For USA Hockey, it simply was a matter of being able to divide quality ice time among 31 players easier than it was to split it among 44.

That's why 13 players were released Tuesday from the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp -- to give the coaching staff a smaller number of players to work with, and with it the ability to easier implement the chosen style of play.

"The reality is for the camp, what we need to do is as quality an evaluation as we can, and with three games left, it's hard to have 44 players in camp and still get guys into the flow and the mix," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2014 United States national junior team. "We cut down to the 31 players remaining [Tuesday] to play the next three games and give us more of an opportunity to put players in situations we want to see them in."

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Cammarata shows off skills in USA White win

Monday, 08.05.2013 / 8:51 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Taylor Cammarata has been called a lot of things on the ice. "Slow" rarely has been one of them.

But against Sweden on Sunday, the USA White forward admitted he was behind the play far too much.

"I was a little fatigued [Sunday]," Cammarata said. "… It's pretty fast. [Sunday] it felt like Sweden had five guys back all the time so you don't have much time to make a play."

One day later against Finland, Cammarata certainly found his skating legs, and had a goal and two assists as USA White cruised to a 5-2 victory against Finland.

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Butcher makes great case in USA Blue loss to Sweden

Monday, 08.05.2013 / 4:58 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- For the 43 players at USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp, Monday marks their final chance to showcase themselves and give coach Don Lucia and his staff a reason for them to survive the round of cuts that will be announced Tuesday morning.

For USA Blue defenseman Will Butcher, there wasn't much more about his game for him to showcase in a 4-3 loss to Sweden on Monday at Herb Brooks Arena.

Want to see his skating? Butcher went end-to-end to set up a goal in the third period. How about his shot? He showed touch and accuracy on a second-period shot from the point that floated past Sweden goalie Marcus Hogberg, and then brought the heat with a rocket from the top of the left circle that got past Hogberg in the third.

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Teravainen provides offense, leadership for Finland

Sunday, 08.04.2013 / 9:16 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- More than eight months after his team finished a disappointing seventh at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, Finland center Teuvo Teravainen still is at a loss to explain what happened.

"I don't know. Different team now, different guys here," he said. "There were many small things that got thrown into that tournament. We just played bad. I know we had a good team and had a good chance to win. It's a [short] tournament and sometimes it goes bad."

Finland's first step toward making things go right for the 2014 WJC started Sunday with a 6-5 overtime win against a split-squad USA Blue team on the first day of games at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.

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McDavid, Reinhart hope to make Canadian junior team

Sunday, 08.04.2013 / 7:33 PM / Prospects

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

BROSSARD, Quebec -- When you're an underage junior player, just being invited to attend the Canadian national junior team development camp can be considered a great honor.

But in the case of Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid -- two players projected to be the top pick in the 2014 and 2015 NHL drafts, respectively -- the invitation to this week's camp is not the only achievement they hope to put on their respective résumés.

Each has an excellent shot at making the Canadian team that will compete at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in Malmo, Sweden from Dec. 26-Jan. 5.

"They're special players in their own right," Canada coach Brent Sutter said Sunday, after the first day of camp. "There's a reason why they're here. They're obviously exceptional players. They're not ranked where they're ranked right now for the next two years by not being that."

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Ekblad named captain of Canada's U-18 squad

Sunday, 08.04.2013 / 7:22 PM / Prospects

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad, one of the top 2014 draft-eligible prospects on the board next June, was named captain of Canada's National summer Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Canada's U-18 coach Dale Hunter made the announcement Sunday, one day prior to the start of the tournament.

Canada's National U-18 Team will begin its quest for a sixth consecutive gold medal against the Czech Republic in Group A in Breclav, Czech Republic, at 1 p.m. ET. It will be the first of three games in three days for Canada, which faces Sweden on Tuesday and Switzerland on Wednesday during the preliminary round.

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Sieloff takes on leadership role for U.S.

Sunday, 08.04.2013 / 5:15 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The last time Patrick Sieloff saw a Swedish junior team, he ended up with a gold medal draped around his neck after his United States finished as champions at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Sieloff faced a Swedish junior team again Sunday, but this time the setting was markedly different -- the 1980 Rink at Herb Brooks Arena in the opening game at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.

The outcome was different as well. Sweden took advantage of nine power plays to earn a 4-2 win against a split-squad USA White squad.

The teams were tied after two periods, but a pair of Sweden power-play goals by Lucas Wallmark and Oskar Sundqvist proved to be the difference.

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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players