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    Jack Eichel

    John Robert “Jack” Eichel (born October 28, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey center and captain of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed the “Eichel Tower” for his dominating presence, Eichel was selected second overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Before entering the league, Eichel was described at the age of 17 as “the new face of American hockey,” and he is considered a member of a rising class of generational talents in the sport, along with fellow 2015 draftee Connor McDavid.[3][4] Eichel was the recipient of the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s ice hockey player.[5] He was the second freshman to win the award and the first since Paul Kariya who won it first in 1993.[6]…

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    Auston Matthews

    Auston Taylour Matthews (born September 17, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in San Ramon, California, Matthews and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when he was an infant. After playing baseball and hockey during his childhood, he developed a particular interest in hockey after watching the local Phoenix Coyotes play. A product of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League (USHL), Matthews played for the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League prior to being drafted into the NHL in 2016, winning a Swiss Cup title that same year. Matthews was widely considered the top prospect of the draft, and was selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nicknamed “Papi“, Matthews…

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    Jack Hughes

    Jack Hughes (born May 14, 2001) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). A product of the U.S. National Development Team, Hughes was drafted first overall by the Devils in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft,[1] a draft in which he was widely regarded as the top prospect.[2][3] Playing career[edit] Minor and major junior career[edit] While playing with the Mississauga Rebels of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Hughes applied for exceptional status to be able to enter the Canadian Hockey League a year early.[4] After his application was denied, he played his final year with the Toronto Marlboros, putting up 159 points. After completing his minor career with the Marlboros, Hughes was drafted eighth overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the Ontario…

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    Bo Horvat

    Bowie William “Bo” Horvat (born April 5, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected ninth overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. During his junior career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as playoff MVP in 2013, as well as two J. Ross Robertson Cup titles with the London Knights. Internationally, he has played for Team Canada at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (under-18), 2014 IIHF U20 Championships and the 2018 IIHF World Championship. Early life[edit] Horvat was born in London, Ontario,[3] to Tim and Cindy Horvat.[4][5] His father is a former hockey player who also played major junior with the London Knights,[4] while his younger brother, Cal, also plays hockey.[6] He grew up in Rodney, Ontario, which is approximately 50 kilometres away from…

  • Jonathan Marchessault Vegas GOlden Knights 5

    Jonathan Marchessault

    Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (born December 27, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Florida Panthers. After being selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Marchessault has been one of the key points of the team offense, and helped Vegas become the first expansion team to ever reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season. During the 2018 season, he was signed by the Golden Knights to a six-year, $30 million contract extension Playing career[edit] As a youth, Marchessault played in the 2003 and 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Rive-Nord, Quebec.[1]…

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    Andrei Svechnikov

    Andrei Igorevich Svechnikov (born 26 March 2000) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Hurricanes selected him second overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Playing career[edit] Svechnikov began his junior career in North America with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He signed a tender with the Lumberjacks in May 2016, due in part to proximity to his brother’s American Hockey League (AHL) team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[1] In the 2016–17 season, he led the team in scoring and finished sixth overall in the league. Svechnikov was named to the All-USHL Team and declared USHL Rookie of the Year.[2][3] Svechnikov was selected first overall in the 2017 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft by the Ontario…

  • Alex DeBrincat

    Alexander DeBrincat (born December 18, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blackhawks with the 39th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Playing career High school DeBrincat played AAA hockey for Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois. He left high school when he was 15 to begin his junior hockey career.[1] Junior DeBrincat signed with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League as a free agent on April 29, 2014, and joined the club for the 2014–15 season. He appeared in his first career OHL game on September 24,…