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Kakko says he has 'a lot in common' with Hughes

Forward, expected to be top-two pick in 2019 NHL Draft, compares game to projected No. 1 selection

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

Kaapo Kakko, who is expected to be a top-two pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, said the projected No. 1 choice, Jack Hughes, has the edge over him in one category.

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2019 Draft Diary: Jack Hughes

Center projected to be No. 1 pick reflects on World Junior Championship performance, discusses injury

by Jack Hughes / Special to NHL.com

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, is writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is a center playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team this season. He leads the team with 56 points (13 goals, 43 assists) in 28 games.

In his fifth entry, Hughes recaps the 2019 World Junior Championship. Hughes had four points, all assists, in four tournament games. The United States won a silver medal, losing to Finland in the championship game. Hughes missed three games with an undisclosed injury.

 

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Zegras thrives in shadow of Hughes ahead of 2019 NHL Draft

Playing with projected No. 1 pick helps center become A-rated prospect in own right

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2019 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Halifax forward reflects on Canada WJC selection camp, remainder of QMJHL season

by Raphael Lavoie / Special to NHL.com

Raphael Lavoie (6-foot-3, 191 pounds) is a right-handed center in his third season with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Lavoie, 18, who has 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists) and 136 shots on goal in 37 games this season, is an A-rated skater in NHL Central Scouting's December Players to Watch list. He is a projected first-round candidate for the 2019 NHL Draft, which will be held June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Lavoie will submit a draft diary each month for NHL.com leading up to the draft.

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Poulin hoping to keep growing confidence, offensive play

2019 NHL Draft prospect rediscovered game after concussion in QMJHL debut

by Guillaume Lepage @GLepageLNH / LNH.com Staff Writer

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2019 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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5 things learned from USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Phillips MVP for West, Mastrosimone stands out for East

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

Ethan Phillips and Brady Meyer each had a goal and an assist to help Team West to a 5-3 win against Team East in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, at Ice Box in Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday.

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2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Lethbridge forward discusses second-half outlook, invitation to Top Prospects Game

by Dylan Cozens / Special to NHL.com

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 181 pounds), a projected top-5 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, will write a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward is in his second season with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League. Winner of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL Rookie of the Year last season, Cozens is second on the Hurricanes with 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists) in 33 games. In his third entry, Cozens discusses the team at the winter break and getting an invitation to participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23.

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2019 Draft Diary: Jack Hughes

Center projected to be No. 1 pick preparing for start of select camp for World Junior Championship

by Jack Hughes / Special to NHL.com

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, will write a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old forward, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is a center playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team this season. He leads the NTDP with 48 points (10 goals, 38 assists) in 25 games. In his latest entry, Hughes discusses being invited to USA Hockey's selection camp to help determine the roster for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Top Prospects Game to feature 2019 NHL Draft prospects Lavoie, Cozens

Event will include 40 of best players from Canadian Hockey League

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Halifax forward Raphael Lavoie and Lethbridge forward Dylan Cozens are among the top prospects for the 2019 NHL Draft playing in the Canadian Hockey League who've been invited to play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

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Cozens keeping level head en route to 2019 NHL Draft

Forward prospect, projected first-round pick, living up to billing as top performer for Lethbridge in WHL

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

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2019 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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