Kale Howarth 2016-17 Team: Trail Smoke Eaters (#16)Date of Birth: June 10, 1997 Place of Birth: Red Deer, Alberta Ht: 6’5″ Wt: 207 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2017 third-year eligible Rankings THW (Pike’s Picks): not ranked (final) Future Considerations: not ranked (Spring) ISS: not ranked (May) Bob McKenzie: not ranked (Mid-season)
When the Detroit Red Wings make their first round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it will be their highest pick since drafting Keith Primeau third overall in 1990. With such a good position in the draft, how does Hockeytown approach it? Ken Holland and his management team have quite a bit of homework
Over the last five NHL entry drafts, the Los Angeles Kings haven’t had a whole lot of first round picks. In 2014, they got left-winger Adrian Kempe at No. 29 and in 2012, they drafted right-winger Tanner Pearson at No. 30. In three weeks though, they’re going to draft a first round pick and they’re
After exiting the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round this spring, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with the 19th selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Sharks have some decent success drafting in the middle third of the opening round. Mirco Mueller (18th – 2013), Tomas Hertl (17th – 2012), Ty Wishart
The Boston Bruins offseason started a little earlier than they would have hoped. The team has already started making moves though with Anders Bjork leaving Notre Dame and signing his entry-level contract with the Bruins. Shortly after that signing though, it appears Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney is ready to continue a potentially busy offseason.
The Minnesota Wild are looking to make some changes to their team this summer. As Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has already stated, he is “open for business”, so they will try to improve via trades and free agency. The Wild aren’t the only team looking to make some deals this summer. With a new
The first few weeks that follow after the Stanley Cup Final could involve the most wheeling and dealing in recent memory, according to Pierre LeBrun. On ESPN radio, LeBrun said that the period between June 15 and July 2 could be the busiest in NHL history. The upcoming expansion draft coupled with an NHL draft with