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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

PHILADELPHIA - There is no denying the potential of Peterborough Petes forward Nick Ritchie. With size on his side, Ritchie hopes to one day become one of the better power forwards in the NHL. He looks up to players like Boston’s Milan Lucic and Dallas’ Jamie Benn.

For him to become like one of those two, Ritchie will have to “bring it every night.”

“I think those two guys are pretty good players in the NHL,” Ritchie said. “They’re big and they bring it every night. I think for me, if I bring it every night, I can be one of those guys.”

Consistency is reportedly an issue with Ritchie. But the power forward who scored 74 points (39-35-74) this season believes that will get better with maturity.

“I think as I get older and more mature that will come. I will just keep working hard in the gym. I think once I get it I will be alright.”

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