Memorial Cup: 10 odds to watch the NHL

RDS and RDS Direct will show all nine Memorial Cup matches from June 20-29.

The Anniversary Cup tournament that begins Monday night in St. John’s is filled with NHL prospects, and the vast majority of them have already been drafted. The Edmonton Oil Kings, the WHL champion, did particularly well with eight picks, including four from the first round. Of the Montreal Canadiens’ pool of hopefuls, there will be three in the game.

Here are 10 members of this generation to watch the competition progress.

Mason McTavish

center | Hamilton Bulldogs
Anaheim Ducks | 1Dr Round 2021 (3e)

Over the past year, Mason McTavish has worn the Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls uniforms in the MLS and Canada at the World Junior Championships and Olympics, as well as continuing his development at the Ontario Junior Circuit. With the acquisition of Peterborough Pitts in January, Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Steve Staios said he’s got his hands on the best junior player. It would be daring to contradict it. A two-man cost and six draft picks, and amassing 16 points in his first 7 games in the Bulldogs jacket, McTavish en route to the final performance with 20 goals and 27 assists in 29 games in 2021-2022. In his first OHL playoff, the star followed him with 16 goals and 29 points.

Kayden Gohley

defender | Edmonton Oil Kings
Montreal Canadiens | 1Dr Tour 2020 (16e)

Kaiden Guhle commissioned the Oil Kings of Edmonton dearly. To get Prince Albert Raiders at 1Verse In December, general manager Kurt Hill gave up two first-round picks, two players — including an NHL prospect — and two draft picks. Not cheap, but Hill and the oil kings got what they paid for. In the 25 games since his move, Guhle scored 5 goals and 20 assists before hitting nearly a month on the table. Returning to the match in time for Match 1 of the qualifiers, Guhle immediately resumed his regular role alongside Luke Prokop in the first duo defense. Of all the missions, played one as the Habs’ best prospect at the moment, four multi-point games, finished the playoffs with 8 goals, 16 points, a plus 17 difference and WHL Playoff MVP. In doing so, he became the first defender to receive these accolades since Griffin Reinhart in 2014.

Sebastian Cosa

guardian | Edmonton Oil Kings
Detroit Red Wings | 1Dr Round 2021 (15 .)e)

The Detroit Red Wings traded in the first round, No. 23e In total, plus 2 . choicese and 5e Tours (48e and 138e) in 2021 to acquire speaking rights from the Dallas Stars and draft Sebastian Coussa at age 15e Rank. Roughly a year later, Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is better understood. The masked 19-year-old is coming off the best of his career, finishing third in the league in wins (33), closings (6) and goals-for-average (2.28). In his first WHL playoffs, the goalkeeper lowered his average to 1.93, notably signing on five times.

Maverick Porky

center | Shawinigan cataracts
Dallas Stars | 1Dr Tour 2020 (30e)

It’s not complicated, if playing Mavrik Bourque, the Cataractes win eight times out of 10. With their uniformed captain, the Quebec champions have a performance of 0.819, regular season, playoffs included. Without Burke, who was limited to 31 regular season games due to injury, Shawinigan lost nearly one in two games (.446). Burke was left out of the finalists for the Michel-Brière Cup, awarded each year to the most valuable player for his team in the QMJHL, yet he has established himself in the eyes of many observers and experts as the best skate player of the year. Corto Circuit. Burke was crossed off the scoresheet only once during the calendar, earned at least one point in 12 of the 16 play-off matches, finished second in scoring (7 goals, 25 points) and was crowned the playoff title for MVP.

Xavier Borgolt

right wing | Shawinigan cataracts
Edmonton Oilers | 1Dr Round 2021 (22e)

The other member of the infernal duo. With Burke, who also accompanied him to Canada’s junior camp until he secured a position there, Xavier Borgo mistreated the opposing defenses. Not spared from injuries either, he had an exciting ending to the season and the series. Since returning to action in mid-March after missing 17 games in a row, Borgault has added 26 goals and 28 assists to his record of 34 games. Of the 12 goals he scored in the playoffs, he gave five wins to his team and three of them scored in overtime.

William Dufour

right wing | sea ​​dogs st john
New York Islanders | 5e Tour 2020 (152 .)e)

No one in the country has scored more than William Dufour this year. With 56 goals, St. John C. Dogs forward beat Charlottetown Islanders rival Patrick Joy and Luke Evangelista of the London Knights by one, and Ben King of the Red Deer Rebels by three. Acquired from the Drummondville Voltigeurs during the off-season in anticipation of a long spring in 2022 and a hypothetical participation in the Anniversary Cup, Dufour added a few chapters to the Sea Dogs record book by hitting Mike Hoffman and Jonathan Huberdeau from top to bottom. Goals and points (116) were placed on the board in one campaign. His brilliance earned him the Michel-Brière Award, awarded to the QMJHL player with distinction, and which convinced the General Manager of New Yorkers, Lou Lamoriello, to immediately sign his pick for the 5e In 2020. In the qualifiers, like his teammates who were sent off in the first round by Rimouski Osjanic, Dufour was more conservative as he scored two goals and made 2 in five matches.

Jake the Neighbor

left wing | Edmonton Oil Kings
St. Louis Blues | 1Dr Tour 2020 (26e)

Jake Neighbors started the 2021-22 NHL campaign with the St. Louis Blues. In nine major league games, the 20-year-old had one goal and one assist before being demoted to the junior ranks with Edmonton Oil Kings. Upon his return to the prairie, the neighbors were named the captain of his team. Due to an upper body injury, he was limited to 30 games during the regular season, but averaged 1.5 points per game with 17 goals and 28 assists. In the playoffs, he added 3 goals and 14 assists to his record of 19 matches.

Arber Xhekaj

defender | Hamilton Bulldogs
Montreal Canadiens | free agent

After being invited to the last bootcamp in Canada, Arber Xhekaj left for the little ones with a head full of memories, yes, but above all with an unexpected decade. How did the 6’4″, 204-pound defensive strongman perform in his final season in the OHL? Good enough, that he became a required fit for Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Steve Staios in the winter transfer window. After acquiring from Kitchener Rangers, Xhekaj ended the year With 12 goals and 22 assists, plus 138 minutes of penalty kicks. In the playoffs, he retained his most punishing position for a player with 50 minutes spent thinking. If he cost his expulsion to check for overtime delays in the first game of the final against his team’s Windsor Spitfires Winning in the end, Xhekaj substituted himself with a goal and assist in the next match and five more assists in the subsequent five encounters.With six goals to his name in the playoffs, the 21-year-old holds the team’s record for most goals scored by a defender in a playoff round.

Jean Misack

center | Hamilton Bulldogs
Montreal Canadiens | 2e Tour 2020 (48e)

After averaging one point per game in his first full season in OHL (34 goals, 64 points in 61 games), the Czech, who will celebrate his 20th birthday this week, had a slow start to the playoffs. Relegated to the third-line position in a balanced attack, Misak unbeaten a goalkeeper in his first nine playoffs, and contented himself with six assists over the course of that sequence. The man who played 22 games with Laval’s Rocket last year, finally broke through to the semi-finals, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 win that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep the North Bay battalion. Since then, he has added one goal and one assist to his record in seven matches.

William Villeneuve

defender | sea ​​dogs st john
Toronto Maple Leafs | 4e Tour 2020 (122e)

Reaching the final for the title of QMJHL’s Most Valuable Defending Man, an honor finally bestowed for the second year in a row to award Vegas Golden Knights investigator Lucas Cormier of Charlottetown Islands, Villeneuve has been under contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs since already last fall. After eliciting the deal when it came to him, the 20-year-old full-back amassed his share of points over his 64 regular season games (8 goals and 48 assists), without neglecting his main duties, as evidenced by the plus difference. -60 best on Corto circuit 2021-2022. With two MLS games added to his syllabus in 2020-2021, Quebecers should leapfrog to the pros next year.

Absentee Size: Dylan Ginter

right wing | Edmonton Oil Kings
Arizona Coyotes | 1Dr Round 2021 (9e)

In both the regular season and in the playoffs, the Edmonton Oil Kings were able to count on Dylan Guenther’s offensive contribution. A privilege they must give up now, as a lower body injury will prevent their star player from participating in the Anniversary Cup. With 91 points, including 45 goals, the most promising potential Coyotes player finished the season at 6e He was ranked among the top scorers in the WHL before taking his offensive successes to the playoffs with shattered regularity. He was a member of the Canada Junior team’s last crop, and scored at least one goal in the Oil Kings’ first nine playoffs. Of the 16 games he has played this spring, Günther has been disqualified on only four occasions.

Quebec on the radar

Of the four teams participating in the Anniversary Cup, only two players were made the final list of NHL Central Scouts for the next draft.

Hamilton Bulldogs defender Jorian Donovan reaches 81e Among skiers in North America. A moving defender with explosive skateboarding and good flair for offensive transition, Donovan finished his first season in the OHL with three goals and 19 assists, plus a 25-plus lead.

Angus Booth, a Montreal backman of the Shawinigan Cataractes defensive squad, is also ranked in the top 100 North American skaters according to Centrale, which ranked him 92.e. Brother of Calum Booth, Chosen Doorman at 4e The Carolina Hurricanes Tour in 2015, he was in his second season at Corto Circuit this year. He is reliable in both areas, as he scored one goal and made 22 assists in 42 matches.

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