• Sebastian Aho Carolina Hurricanes 16

    Sebastian Aho

    Sebastian Antero Aho (born 26 July 1997) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player and currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Aho formerly played with Oulun Kärpät in the Finnish Liiga. Aho made his professional debut with Oulun Kärpät during the 2013–14 season. Drafted 35th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut during the 2016–17 season with the Hurricanes. Playing career[edit] Liiga[edit] Aho made his Liiga debut playing with Oulun Kärpät during the 2013–14 season.[1] NHL[edit] Carolina Hurricanes[edit] Aho was rated amongst the top 20 European forward skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[2][3] In the draft, he was selected in the second round, 35th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes. On 13 June 2016, Aho signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina.[4] On…

  • Samuel Girard Colorado Avalanche 7

    Samuel Girard

    Samuel Girard (born May 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). After playing major junior hockey with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Girard was drafted 47th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He remained on the Predators roster until the 2017–18 season when he was dealt alongside Vladislav Kamenev and a 2018 second round pick, in a three-team trade to the Colorado Avalanche, in exchange for Kyle Turris from the Ottawa Senators on November 5, 2017. As a member of the Colorado Avalanche, Girard improved his on-ice success recording career-high numbers in his first three seasons. During the 2019–20 season, Girard joined fellow defensemen Cale Makar in the 30 points club, making the Avalanche the first team with multiple defensemen…

  • Sam Reinhart Buffalo Sabres 2

    Sam Reinhart

    Samson “Sam” Reinhart (born November 6, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed “Reino” by Sabres fans, Reinhart was selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2] Reinhart was selected 15th overall by the Ice in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Reinhart was a member of the Ed Chynoweth Cup-winning team in the 2010–11 season. He was awarded the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy in 2011–12, having been the league’s top rookie that season. Along with Max and Griffin, he is one of three hockey-playing brothers, and are the sons of former National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Paul Reinhart. Reinhart was ranked fourth on NHL Central Scouting Bureau‘s 2014 midterm rankings for North American skaters. Reinhart has represented Canada at five International…

  • Nick Suzuki Montreal Canadiens Habs 1

    Nick Suzuki

    Nicholas Suzuki (born August 10, 1999) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 13th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Playing career[edit] Suzuki was drafted in the 1st round, 13th overall, in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack.[1] In his 2016–17 OHL season he placed second in goals scored (45) and fifth in points (96), placed on the OHL All-Star second team and won the William Hanley Trophy for Most sportmanslike player.[2] On June 23, 2017 Suzuki was drafted in the 1st round, 13th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. On July 16, 2017, Suzuki agreed to a three-year, entry-level…

  • Brayden Point Tampa Bay Lightning 1

    Brayden Point

    Brayden Point (born March 13, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Lightning selected Point in the third round, 79th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Point won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2020, leading the playoffs in goals, including scoring the Cup-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals. Playing career[edit] Major junior career[edit] Point was drafted in the first round, fourteenth overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors of the 2011 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.[1] In his first full season with the club, he scored 24 goals and 57 points in 67 games. At the conclusion of the season, Point was selected in the fifth round, 167th…

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    Cale Makar

    Cale Douglas Makar (born October 30, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Makar won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year in 2019–20, becoming the sixth Avalanche/Nordiques player to win the award. Playing career[edit] Junior[edit] Makar, a Calgary native, first played within the Crowchild Blackhawks minor-hockey program before moving to play with the NWCAA Bruins at the Bantam level in 2011. He also played bantam with the Calgary Flames before moving to minor midget with the NWCAA Stampeders.[2] Makar was originally drafted at the major junior level by the Western Hockey League (WHL)’s Medicine Hat Tigers in the eighth round,…

  • Darnell Nurse Edmonton Oilers 9

    Darnell Nurse

    Darnell Nurse (born February 4, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nurse was selected by the Oilers seventh overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Playing career[edit] Nurse was selected third overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 2011 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection.[1] After two seasons with the Greyhounds, he was selected seventh overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[2] On July 25, the Oilers signed Nurse to a three-year, entry-level contract.[3] He was returned to the Greyhounds for the 2013–14 season. Prior to the season beginning, he was named team captain.[4] He scored a career-high 50 points in 64 games. After the Greyhounds’ season ended, Nurse joined the Oilers’ American Hockey League (AHL)…

  • David Pastrnak Boston Bruins 6

    David Pastrnak

    David Pastrňák (born 25 May 1996) is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed “Pasta”, he was selected by the Bruins in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Early life[edit] Pastrňák’s father, Milan, wanted him to play ice hockey. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Milan died in 2013.[1][2] Pastrňák cites this as the reason why he began practicing and training so hard, hoping to make it as a hockey player for his father. Playing career[edit] During the 2011–12 season, Pastrňák led the Czech under-18 league in goals (41)[3] and points (68).[4] After being drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 25th pick overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Pastrňák signed…