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Mark Streit, Nico Hischier represent evolution of Swiss hockey

Success of veteran defenseman, top prospect shows growth of sport in country

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

NASHVILLE -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Streit has been a part of some of the greatest moments in his native Switzerland's hockey history at the Olympics, the IIHF World Championship and simply by becoming an excellent NHL defenseman.

He fully recognizes how he is in the process of being part of another big moment for Swiss hockey.

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Short Shifts

Bike Guy, NHL Scouting Combine sensation, will motivate you to do things

After inspiring next wave of hockey stars, Jordan Marwin helps out some fans

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Bike Guy is taking requests.

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NHL Combine

2017 Draft diary: Kailer Yamamoto

Spokane right wing happy to complete NHL Scouting Combine

by Kailer Yamamoto / Special to NHL.com

Kailer Yamamoto, No. 17 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, plays for Spokane of the Western Hockey League. Yamamoto (5-foot-7, 153 pounds) finished sixth in the WHL with 99 points (42 goals, 57 assists) in 65 regular-season games in his third season with the Chiefs. The right-handed shot has offered to maintain a monthly draft diary for NHL.com leading up to the 2017 draft in Chicago June 23-24. His June post comes upon completion of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo.

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2017 Draft diary: Jake Oettinger

Boston University goalie discusses interviews, medical testing at NHL Scouting Combine

by Jake Oettinger / Special to NHL.com

Jake Oettinger, No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American goaltenders eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, concluded his freshman season at Boston University in Hockey East. The native of Lakeville, Minnesota, led Hockey East with a 2.09 goals-against average in 20 league games and became the ninth BU goaltender named to a Hockey East all-star team. He went 21-11 with three ties, a 2.11 goals-against average, four shutouts and .927 save percentage in 35 games. Oettinger (6-foot-4, 212 pounds) has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com leading up to the 2017 draft in Chicago on June 23-34. His latest blog comes after his time at the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo.

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2017 Draft diary: Nicolas Hague

Mississauga defenseman enjoys unique experience, tough tests at NHL Scouting Combine

by Nicolas Hague / Special to NHL.com

Nicolas Hague, No. 20 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, has played two seasons with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League. He had 46 points (18 goals, 28 assists), and six power-play goals in 65 regular-season games. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound left-handed defenseman has offered to maintain a draft diary for NHL.com leading up to the draft in Chicago. His June blog comes from the conclusion of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo.

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What we learned at Scouting Combine

Nolan Patrick expects to play in NHL right away; unpredictable first round of Draft on tap

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BUFFALO -- The top prospects for the 2017 NHL Draft learned Saturday at the NHL Scouting Combine just how passionate trainer Jordan Marwin can be.

Marwin, 30, who assisted with the Wingate bike test Saturday, often providing motivation at an ear-splitting volume, became a bit of an internet sensation, trending on Twitter as #bikeguy for a good part of the day.

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NHL Scouting Combine fitness testing results

Center Joshua Norris boosts stock by finishing first in five categories

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

BUFFALO - Center Joshua Norris of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program was among the most impressive performers in the fitness testing at the NHL Scouting Combine.

Norris, No. 34 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, finished first in five of the tests Saturday, including peak power output on the Wingate bike test.

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Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier complete testing at NHL Scouting Combine

Likely top two picks turn attention to opening round of draft on June 23

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, the projected top two picks in the 2017 NHL Draft, are glad the testing phase of the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine is in the rearview mirror.

Each excelled in different areas of the testing during the final two days of the combine but felt the Wingate cycle ergometer bike test, measuring the explosiveness of a skater, was most grueling of all on Saturday at HarborCenter.

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Centennial Fan Arena

Draft prospects, fans enjoy Centennial Fan Arena at Combine

Centers Gabriel Vilardi, Nico Hischier among those to visit mobile museum

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

Combine Fan Arena recap

Fans and prospects have fun at the Combine Fan Arena

Passionate hockey fans and this year's top prospects have some fun at the Combine Fan Arena, playing games and getting autographs signed

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BUFFALO -- The NHL Centennial Fan Arena's stop outside KeyBank Center helped show the top prospects of the 2017 NHL Draft how much Buffalo loves hockey.

The 53-foot truck, filled with pieces of hockey history, is here as part of the NHL Scouting Combine on June 2 and 3. On Friday, the top five prospects in the draft spoke with reporters inside the exhibit before a Q&A and autograph session with fans.

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Nolan Patrick says missed sports hernia cost him chunk of season

2017 Draft prospect vows he'll 'be 100 percent healthy after the summer'

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

BUFFALO -- Brandon forward Nolan Patrick, a top prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft, said a missed sports hernia was a reason he missed 35 games this season.

Patrick had surgery in July to repair a sports hernia on his left side, but he said Friday that doctors missed one he had on his right side. He recovered well enough from the surgery he did have to be in Brandon's lineup for the first five games of the season but didn't play again until Jan. 13.

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