NHL DRAFT EXTRA: Barrie’s Ekblad should be No. 1 pick

   June 26, 2014 9:05 pm

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft has been described as wide open with several players capable of being the No. 1 pick. That may be true, yet the player that should be picked first overall tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia seems simple to me – Barrie D Aaron Ekblad. Why? Because I’ve always believed you…

OTTERS EXTRA: Frontenacs’ Bennett headlines list of top 2014 NHL prospects

   January 14, 2014 7:53 am

Check out NHL Central Scouting’s full list of prospects in the midterm rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and then find out why the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta, will play a key role in how the draft unfolds…

OTTERS EXTRA: Frontenacs' Bennett headlines list of top 2014 NHL prospects

   January 14, 2014 7:53 am

Check out NHL Central Scouting’s full list of prospects in the midterm rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and then find out why the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta, will play a key role in how the draft unfolds…

CAMP CORNER: Burakovsky anxious to make Otters debut

   August 29, 2013 5:54 pm

Andre Burakovsky arrived in Erie late Wednesday night. His luggage – as well as his hockey equipment – took much longer to get here. “It liked Paris,” he said with a smile after watching his new teammates participate in morning workouts at Mercyhurst Ice Center. “It stayed there for awhile.” Burakovsky, the fifth overall pick…

OTTERS UPDATE: Burakovsky committed to join Otters

   August 22, 2013 11:08 am

Sherry Bassin has envisioned a line of Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and Andre Burakovsky. Now the Erie Otters can make that happen. Bassin, the OHL club’s managing partner and general manager, confirmed today that Burakovsky has committed to play with the Otters in the 2013-14 season. The Austrian-born Burakovsky, 18, whose expected to join his…

OTTERS UPDATE: Burakovsky signs with Caps, report says

   August 22, 2013 7:43 am

A blog based in Sweden is reporting that Erie Otters draft pick Andre Burakovsky has signed a 3-year contract with the Washington Capitals, which picked him in the NHL Entry Draft earlier this summer. That should clear the way for the Austrian-born winger to play with the Otters this season. Otters GM Sherry Bassin has…

OTTERS UPDATE: Donnay signs with NHL's Rangers (CONFIRMED)

   July 31, 2013 5:36 pm

Erie Otters defenseman Troy Donnay confirmed Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the NHL’s New York Rangers. The three-year, entry-level deal is worth $2.15 million, according to capgeek.com. Donnay, 19, wasn’t selected in the NHL Entry Draft in June. But the Fenton, Mich., native attended the Rangers’ prospect camp a month ago. That…

OTTERS UPDATE: Donnay signs with NHL’s Rangers (CONFIRMED)

   July 31, 2013 5:36 pm

Erie Otters defenseman Troy Donnay confirmed Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the NHL’s New York Rangers. The three-year, entry-level deal is worth $2.15 million, according to capgeek.com. Donnay, 19, wasn’t selected in the NHL Entry Draft in June. But the Fenton, Mich., native attended the Rangers’ prospect camp a month ago. That…

OTTERS UPDATE: Club officials to continue pursuing Burakovsky

   July 9, 2013 12:01 pm

The Erie Otters won’t give up on getting Andre Burakovsky in their lineup next season. “I believe the best possible (way) for Andre Burakovsky to become a professional (hockey player) is to come and play with us,” Dave Brown, Otters assistant manager of hockey operations, said today in response to reports that Burakovsky, the fifth…

NHL UPDATE: 2013 NHL mock drafts

   June 26, 2013 7:15 pm

Check out NHL.com’s final mock drafts for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, which is set for Sunday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.