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On Campus: 10 potential free agents being evaluated by NHL teams

Ford of Providence College, Frank of Western Michigan among potential prospects, depth players

by Mark Divver / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NHL scouts have been out during the early weeks of the NCAA season to evaluate free agents who could be available to sign once it's over.

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2022 NHL Draft Diary: Logan Cooley

Center shares impressions of Switzerland, Thanksgiving family traditions

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

Logan Cooley of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team will file a monthly draft diary for NHL.com this season leading up to the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8. The 17-year-old center (5-foot-10, 174 pounds), an A rated player on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list, has scored 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 15 games this season, including seven points (two goals, five assists) in four games at the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Switzerland (Nov. 10-14). He is committed to attend the University of Notre Dame next season.

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2022 Draft: Wright, projected No. 1 pick, could earn NHL role next season

Coach says 17-year-old Kingston center 'ready, mature for his age'

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

Shane Wright, an A rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list for the 2022 NHL Draft, has the look of a player set to challenge for an NHL roster spot next season.

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On Campus: Top NHL prospects among NCAA freshman defensemen

Hughes of Michigan, Morrow of Massachusetts among those off to strong starts

by Mark Divver / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

College hockey is an important development step for many up-and-coming NHL defensemen, now more than ever.

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AHL

AHL notebook: Newest goalie prospects looking to hone talents, reach NHL

Alnefelt, Annunen among group taking advantage of demanding schedule, high shot totals

by Patrick Williams / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Almost every successful NHL goalie has stopped at the American Hockey League at some point during his journey.

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On Campus: Top NHL prospects playing NCAA hockey

Michigan stars Power, Beniers, Johnson among best

by Mark Divver / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

The 2021 NHL Draft was a watershed moment for college hockey.

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2022 NHL Draft: Wright among Central Scouting's players to watch

Center earns A rating on preliminary list, could be first from Kingston selected No. 1

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

Shane Wright, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, earned an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list released Tuesday.

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Training Camp

McMichael, Lapierre competing for spot at Capitals training camp

Have emerged as front-runners to fill Backstrom's role if center isn't healthy to start season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre are thriving through a friendly training camp competition to show they can not only be big parts of the Washington Capitals' future, but also their present.

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NHL top prospects who could surprise during training camp

Wild forward Boldy, Rangers defenseman Lundkvist, Capitals center McMichael among those with chance at roster spots

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

With training camps set to begin Sept. 22, NHL.com is taking a closer look at key storylines for each of the 32 teams. The NHL regular season will start Oct. 12.

Each season there are players who surprise during training camp, playing well enough to earn a roster spot to begin the regular season. In 2020-21, Dallas Stars forward Jason Robertson, New Jersey Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich, Washington Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek and Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen did just that to gain significant playing time with their respective clubs. Today we look at 15 players (listed alphabetically) who could have a similar impact with a strong performance during training camp.

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Lundkvist says he's ready to be NHL defenseman with Rangers

Prospect has 'big opportunity' to land role behind Fox, Trouba

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Nils Lundkvist said he's prepared to play for the New York Rangers after being talked about as part of their future for three years.

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