Petruzzelli, Ellis Underscore Importance Of ECHL Goalie Development
Sep 20, 2022After Columbus Blue Jackets towering president John Davidson folded himself into his regular spot at Traverse City’s Molon Arena, hovering 12 rows over the defensive zone hashmarks for the entire NHL Prospects Tournament, he spent most of his time studying his favorite position: goaltender.
NHL Prospect Tournaments: Notes On Standouts From San Jose Rookie Faceoff
Sep 18, 2022SAN JOSE, Calif. – Having spent the last two days getting a look at top prospects and camp invites at the 2022 NHL Rookie Faceoff, I figured I’d share what I saw over six games total involving the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights.
NHL Rookie Faceoff: Sharks' William Eklund Makes Spinning Statement
Sep 17, 2022SAN JOSE, Calif. – The first day of action at the NHL Rookie Faceoff tournament ended with an exclamation point. The prospects representing the host San Jose Sharks earned a 3-2 win over the rival Anaheim Ducks in overtime. The game-winner came off the stick of San Jose top prospect William Eklund, who dazzled the partisan crowd with a vintage spin-o-rama to get around Ducks defenseman Olen Zellweger before slamming home his own rebound to give the teal-clad fans something to cheer even louder about.
NHL Prospect Tournaments: Slafkovsky, Edvinsson Among 10 To Watch Closely
Sep 15, 2022Over the next five days, prospects from 29 of the NHL’s 32 teams will compete in various tournaments and series designed to help them prepare to compete for spots on NHL rosters when training camps open next week.