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FOUR Prospects Who Have Impressed This Season: Fraser Minten, Dmitri Buchelnikov, Jani Nyman, Jean-Luc Foudy (TOR, PHI, SET, COL)

Drafting and developing are two key characteristics that are needed within each and every NHL organization, in order to achieve their goal of winning a Stanley Cup. Confidence is one of the most important aspects in a young hockey players game, here are four players that have impressed so far this season: Fraser Minten, Kamloops Blazers (Toronto Maple Leafs) There is no doubt in mind that Leafs' prospect Fraser Minten is one confident man. Minten has so far been one of the most impactful players on his stacked Kamloops' team. The Blazers sit third in the Western Conference, although are guaranteed a spot at the upcoming Memorial Cup, as they set to host the event in 2023. The Leafs first-pick during the 2022 NHL Entry Draft has gotten off to a terrific start in his third season of junior hockey. Previously, the Leafs' used the 38th overall selection to take Minten, who put up a very solid 20 goals and 35 assists last season. This is a player who has constantly improved thro

The Future: Plenty of Avs' Prospects Start the Season off Strong

The prospect system for the Colorado Avalanche can be characterized as limited. The defending NHL champions have exchanged some of their best prospects for seasoned players who have helped them win a championship. Despite this, there are still a lot of young players in the system who are dominating their respective leagues. The top Avalanche prospects who are making waves this season are listed below: Nikolai Kovalenko - Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) To start, American-Russian forward, Nikolai Kovalenko has been tearing up the KHL this season. Since his previous season, the 23-year-offensive old's production has increased, and in 15 games, he has six goals and nine points. Kovalenko, who was appointed assistant captain of his Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo team, is one of the team's leading point scorers. Kovalenko, a sixth-round selection in 2018, was never given an entry-level contract, but there is a good chance the winger will try to land an NHL job after his KHL contract expires