Could Sean Monahan be the first player to be picked by a Canadian team when the Flames select 6th? The Ottawa 67's centre tallied 31 goals and had 47 assists during the regular season. (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)
With the CHL playoffs kicking off on Thursday, today’s Daily Gallery identifies some of the top prospects in junior hockey. First up, Portland Winterhawks’ Seth Jones is the top defenceman in the CHL and there is a good change that he might be selected first overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Halifax Mooseheads star Nathan MacKinnon. (CP/Jacques Boissinot)
The other star turning heads in Halifax is Jonathan Drouin. The crafty forward finished second in the QMJHL in scoring with 105 points in just 49 games.
Could Sean Monahan be the first player to be picked by a Canadian team when the Flames select 6th? The Ottawa 67’s centre tallied 31 goals and had 47 assists during the regular season. (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)
Brandon captain Ryan Pulock.
Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads.
The MasterCard Memorial Cup hosts finally got the good news they were anxiously awaiting when the Buffalo Sabres returned defenceman Nikita Zadorov on Tuesday. (Terry Wilson/OHL)
Darnell Nurse did not receive an invite to Canada’s selection camp.
Last but not least, Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medcine Hat Tigers is a young centre that is a fast, quick, and is hungry to score.