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'Ice Man' Howard on NHL draft class: 'I'm one of the best goal scorers'

Nicknamed 'Ice Man,' Isaac Howard's ability to stay calm under pressure led to a strong performance at the under-18 World Championship, including a four-goal game against Canada. "I’m one of the best offensive players, for sure, in the draft class," said the US National Team Development Program winger. "I’m one of the best goal scorers."

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Wright focused on 'positive conversations' with Habs, not draft rankings

On Tuesday, Shane Wright flew to Saint John, N.B. where he was named the CHL's top prospect at the end-of-season awards ceremony. After returning home, the 18-year-old offered TSN an update on his latest talks with the Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils, who are in line to pick No. 2 next Thursday. Mark Masters has more.

Wright focused on 'positive conversations' with Habs, not draft rankings
- Mark Masters
Wright focused on 'positive conversations' with Habs, not draft rankings

Korchinski emerges as top NHL draft prospect with the promise of more goals

Kevin Korchinski opened the season as a 'B' prospect on NHL Central Scouting's list of players to watch. After producing 65 points in 67 games, the Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman ended the year as the No. 7 ranked North American skater. Korchinski, who stands 6-foot-2, tells TSN he is still growing physically and hopes to add more of a goal-scoring element to his game next season.

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2022 NHL Draft Combine

Top prospect Slafkovsky on Leafs' Matthews: 'My favourite player in the NHL'

Juraj Slafkovský has been drawing some comparisons to Maple Leafs sniper Auston Matthews and it just so happens that prospects favourite player in the NHL right now is the "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner.

'It was awful': NHL draft prospects talk dreaded Wingate test

The Wingate test is most often performed on a stationary bicycle and consists of a set time pedalling at maximum speed against a given resistance. For most NHL draft prospects it's the most dreaded part of the combine, and some of the young NHL hopefuls shared their experience after doing it on Saturday.

Jack Hughes admits he had some nerves interviewing in front of his Dad with Montreal

Canadiens GM Kent Hughes' son Jack is at this year's NHL Combine, Jack joined reporters to discuss his nerves during his Combine interview with Montreal and why he would've preferred to have his Dad not in the room, but ultimately the decision didn't come down to him.

Wright takes up guitar to take mind off pressure of hockey

Projected first overall pick Shane Wright explains why he plays the guitar and how it helps him get his mind off the pressures of playing hockey. He shares the songs he knows, what he wants to learn and how his Dad helped him get into it.

Wright: 'You always want to be the first guy chosen; That's always been my mindset'

Since he was granted exceptional status to play in the OHL as an under-ager, Shane Wright has been talked about as a potential first-overall pick. With the draft fast approaching, and the NHL draft combine underway, Wright spoke to the media about the prospect of going first-overall and what that would mean to him. Another top prospect, Juraj Slafkovsky too believes he should be the first-overall pick.

A lot at 'steak' as Wright, Cooley and Slafkovsky aim to impress Habs

All the top NHL draft prospects are in Buffalo this week for the combine. They've been holding interviews all week and, as Mark Masters reports, there's no shortage of confidence among the three top contenders to go first overall.

'I needed to trust myself more': Slafkovsky 'pretty confident' after star turn at Olympics

There is a chance Juraj Slafkovsky could be the first-overall pick at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, and after an excellent showing at the Olympics in Beijing, his belief in himself only grew. He spoke about needing to trust himself more, and how he improved his game.

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McKenzie: Nine out of 10 scouts still have Wright No. 1

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie explains why nine out of 10 scouts still have Kingston Frontenacs centre Shane Wright as their No. 1 pick for the 2022 NHL Draft.

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McKenzie reveals picks 2-5, says Cooley represents most significant challenger to Wright

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reveals picks 2-5 for the 2022 NHL Draft, and explains why U.S. national team U18 centre Logan Cooley represents the most significant challenger to Shane Wright for the No. 1 spot.

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McKenzie shares picks 11-20, which features five from the U.S. national U18 team

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shares picks 11-20, which features five players from the U.S. national U18 team.

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By the Numbers: 2023 draft-eligible Bedard, Michkov impress at WJC

The IIHF World Junior Championship is often regarded as a 19-year-old’s tournament but the 2022 edition, despite the cancellation, proved otherwise. Canada’s Connor Bedard and Russia’s Matvei Michkov, the top two prospects for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, quickly made themselves comfortable, outshining most of the 2022 draft-eligible players.

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By the Numbers: 2023 draft-eligible Bedard, Michkov impress at WJC

Wright on being drafted by Canadiens: 'I wouldn't mind that'

The Montreal Canadiens are 31st overall in the NHL standings with a very good chance of winning the NHL Draft Lottery if the regular season ended now. And the potential of playing just a couple of hours down the road from his junior town of Kingston is enticing for projected No. 1 pick Shane Wright.

Wright on being drafted by Canadiens: 'I wouldn't mind that'

NHL Draft Stories

Kraken nab Beniers as first pick in franchise history

The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday night.

Luke Hughes picked by Devils, joins brother Jack with Jersey

When the New Jersey Devils took Luke Hughes with the fourth pick in the NHL draft, brother Jack jumped up off the couch next to him and was shaking with excitement while giving a big bear hug.

Senators select F Boucher 10th overall

The Ottawa Senators selected forward Tyler Boucher with the 10th overall pick at the NHL entry draft Friday. Boucher's father is former NHL goaltender Brian Boucher, who played 13 seasons in the league.

Flames select right-winger Coronato 13th overall in NHL entry draft

Forward Matthew Coronato is the newest member of the Calgary Flames after the team picked him 13th overall in the NHL entry draft Friday.

Jets select centre Lucius with No. 18 pick in NHL entry draft

The Winnipeg Jets used the 18th overall pick to select forward Chaz Lucius in the NHL entry draft Friday. Lucius was the No. 12-ranked North American skater and is set to play at the University of Minnesota next fall.

Oilers pick centre Bourgault 22nd overall in NHL entry draft

The Edmonton Oilers swapped their first-round pick before selecting forward Xavier Bourgault 22nd overall in the NHL entry draft Friday.

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Slafkovsky edges Wright for top spot in McKenzie’s final draft ranking

It’s a photo finish for the No. 1 spot on TSN’s 2022 NHL Draft Final Ranking and, by the slimmest of margins, it’s Juraj Slafkovsky over Shane Wright.

Slafkovsky edges Wright for top spot in McKenzie’s final draft ranking

McKenzie's Draft Rankings: Power pulls away from crowded draft field

This year’s NHL draft class is showing signs of major unpredictability, but the Michigan defenceman cemented his status as hockey’s top prospect with a strong performance at the IIHF World Championship, Bob McKenzie writes.

McKenzie's Draft Rankings: Power pulls away from crowded draft field

Lafreniere the surest thing in a most uncertain draft year

Ninety-three players and seven honourable mentions - headlined by Rimouski's Alexis Lafreniere - make up TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie's final player ranking ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft.

Lafreniere the surest thing in a most uncertain draft year