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  • Rogie21
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    RD Tom Willander projected to be a mid-first-round pick
    https://eprinkside.com/2023/06/25/to...2023-nhl-draft

    2024 recruit goalie Max Lacroix (previously reported as 2023) set to play for new NAHL Colorado franchise next season. Son of Eric Lacroix, grandson of Pierre.
    https://issuu.com/rubberhockeymagazi...623/s/26523581

    More on the blog

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  • Rogie21
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    Draft profile for 2024 recruit Brandon Svoboda, RC who will return to USHL Youngstown for a 2nd season.
    https://twitter.com/USHL/status/1669...058496/photo/1 Scroll up for video, etc.
    Last edited by Rogie21; 06-15-2023, 07:56 AM.

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  • Rogie21
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    Gavin McCarthy flying below the NHL radar 6'2" RHD is ranked #48 for the draft by FloHockey, #53 by Cory Pronman who wrote:

    With the ability to quarterback the power play, McCarthy puts himself in a position to rack up points on the man advantage. He possesses a quick release from the point that makes him deadly anywhere in the attacking zone, but he will frequently change up the speed of his shot to throw off the goaltender’s timing.

    McCarthy’s vision is one of his best traits, and being a big, mobile defenseman in the offensive zone, he attracts a lot of attention when driving toward the net, which leaves his teammates open. The Boston University commit can effortlessly fit seam passes through small windows on plays in tight or on the breakout for players alone up-ice.
    More.

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  • brassbonanza
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    There's no reason to believe Caron won't be able to pick up the same number of minutes Drew did this year. Don't know who the 3rd goalie will be this year, but it won't be Chambre, fall 24 for him it appears.

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  • BU Fan 84
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    It sounds to me like we're going to have one potential starter-quality goalie and two third-string-quality goalies for this season? I hope this kid from Brown is both good and doesn't get tired nor injured easily.

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  • Rogie21
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    Goalie Michael Chambre, who had been a 2023 BU recruit but missed most of his NTDP U18 season due to injuries, was drafted by Sioux Falls in the USHL Phase 2 draft. No confirmation yet but it has been suggested that he'll arrive at BU in 2024 after USHL season.

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  • Rogie21
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    BU gets a commitment from goalie Max Lacroix, Colorado native who played the past two seasons at The Governor's Academy under former BU captain Brian McGuirk.

    https://twitter.com/StopItGoalies/st...794748928?s=20

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  • Rogie21
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    The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler included all three BU recruits in his analysis of World 18U Tournament Standouts and Risers.

    Macklin Celebrini, C, Canada (2024): Celebrini was Canada’s best and most consistent player as an under-ager. His speed was noticeable. I liked him on the penalty kill and the power play. He was seeing and executing through seams with a lot of crispness. He is so, so strong/thick for his age and absorbs and plays through bumps extremely effectively, staying over pucks and extending sequences. Those tools combine with excellent puck protection skills to allow him to play a heavy-skill game. He’s just a quietly powerful player for a 6-foot kid. He’s not going to bully his way around the ice, but he commands play and imposes himself. He let the one-timer rip harder than I remember. It was fitting that it was him who scored the bronze-medal-winning goal in overtime. You can forget that he’s 16 when you watch him and I thought he widened the gap with fellow top 2024 prospect Cole Eiserman (who filled the net but also really frustrated throughout) in the tournament.

    Cole Hutson, LHD, USA (2024): This Team USA didn’t have a horse that they’d lean on for 20+ minutes a night, but Hutson always found a way to make an impact playing 17-19 minutes in more of a rotation that gave him fresh legs to use his mobility. He was the most impressive 2024 defenceman in the tournament for me. He quickly identifies second and third options, often a step ahead of opposing structures. The way he shows one thing and does another is pretty unique. His little hesitations in control into quick, decisive attacking moments grab your attention and allow him to make plays. He had the puck on a string at times. I think he’s a better skater than his big brother (he snakes his way through gaps in coverage so effortlessly and his lateral agility on cuts is a major strength). He executed some beautiful stretch passes. He’s got great touch and feel on his backhand as well as his forehand. And he holds his own defensively despite being tiny.

    Tom Willander, RHD, Sweden (2023): A horse for the Swedes, Willander was on my all-star ballot despite having been ejected for the third period of their semifinal win over Canada. He was consistently impactful at both ends. He played confident and decisive. And boy is he ever a beautiful, balanced skater (one of the best-skating D in the draft), both on his heels and moving forward. He pulls away or retreats from pressure with ease but is also an excellent outlet passer, which combine to contribute to a proficient game on zone exits. His head is always up. He got his shots through. He was just a two-way monster, as he has been with the national team all year. He’s a potential first-round pick for me at this point.


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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by meauxmo View Post

    How about the trio from BC? Any of them take a different route?
    Well they all signed a NLI. Not to be confused with NIL.

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  • meauxmo
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post

    I think the Auston Matthews route might be more likely than MJ. Matthews went from the US National team/USHL to Switzerland to play professionally and then right into the NHL. That was also 7-8 years ago so who knows. But with Celebrini looking like #1 overall pick I do think that is an option. Or he just sees what Fantilli did this year and does the same thing.
    How about the trio from BC? Any of them take a different route?

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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Is Celebrini a risk to jump to MJ?
    I think the Auston Matthews route might be more likely than MJ. Matthews went from the US National team/USHL to Switzerland to play professionally and then right into the NHL. That was also 7-8 years ago so who knows. But with Celebrini looking like #1 overall pick I do think that is an option. Or he just sees what Fantilli did this year and does the same thing.

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  • brassbonanza
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Is Celebrini a risk to jump to MJ?
    Never say never, but it would not appear so. Fewer players than previous are doing that now.

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  • mookie1995
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    Is Celebrini a risk to jump to MJ?

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  • Rogie21
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    Final preliminary round games at the World U18s:

    -RD Tom Willander had a goal and an assist in Sweden's 3-0 against Germany. With 2-2-4, he's fifth in scoring among D-men.
    https://thehockeywriters.com/tom-wil...spect-profile/

    -LD Cole Hutson (2024) had two assists in US' 10-0 win against Switzerland. His seven assists are tied for the tournament lead among D-men.
    The 2 assists give him 63 points, tying him with Lane for 2nd most points in a single season by an NTDP D-man. https://www.usahockeyntdp.com/records

    -C Macklin Celebrini had 2 assists in Canada's 8-3 win against Czechia. His seven points (1-6-7) are tied for the Team Canada scoring lead.

    All three will play in Thursday's quarterfinals.

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  • Rogie21
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    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post

    The US roster hasn't been officially announced. When it does, it will appear on the USA Hockey site and IIHF 2023 U18 page. Team USA is essentially the NTDP U18s with a few tweaks. BU recruit Cole Hutson and Minnesota recruit Cole Eiserman have been added from the NTDP U17s.

    Hutson had three assists in a pre-tournament exhibition win over Czechia and now has 56 points which is the fourth best season total for any NTDP defensemen. He trails only Adam Fox (59), Lane Hutson (63) and Cam York (65). Those three all reached those totals in their U18 year.
    https://www.dailyfaceoff.com/news/co...2024-nhl-draft

    Cole had three assists vs. Latvia. Can he catch Lane today vs. Norway?

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