Posts tagged Travis Dermott

OTTERS REPORT: McDavid headlines Otters trio on NHL draft list

   September 23, 2014 11:37 am    0

NHL Central Scouting have unveiled their preliminary players to watch list for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … and to no one’s surprise, the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Travis Dermott are highly rated. McDavid and Strome are rated as ‘A’ prospects, meaning they are projected as first-round picks. Dermott is rated as…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Erie Otters

   September 23, 2014 12:00 am    0

Erie Otters Coach/GM: Kris Knoblauch/Sherry Bassin 2013-14 finish: 52-14-2-0 record, 2nd in Midwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference finals Key players: C Connor McDavid (pictured at right) 28 goals, 71 assists, 99 points, 7 power-play goals, 2 short-handed goals), G Devin Williams (23-5-1-0 record, 2.57 goals-against average,…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Look at possible opening-night lineup

   September 22, 2014 5:37 pm    0

The Erie Otters had their last practice today in preparation for their season opener Wednesday in Saginaw. I had a chance to check out the line combinations and defense pairings head coach Kris Knoblauch could use against the Spirit. Veteran Fs Kyle Pettit (knee) and Travis Wood (knee) aren’t expected to play. D Travis Dermott…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Logjam up front headlines final weeks of preseason

   September 3, 2014 1:00 am    0

Now it becomes a numbers game for Erie Otters prospects on the bubble, especially up front. The Otters normally take a 23-player roster into the regular season. So let’s assume the same for this season… Devin Williams and Daniel Dekoning are in net (unless club officials like him enough that they overlook that he’s 16…

 

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OTTERS WRAP-UP: Goaltending battle continues for Lawr, Dekoning

   August 30, 2014 8:45 pm    0

If you thought Daniel Dekoning was a shoo-in to back up Devin Williams this season, stop right there… 2014 second-round pick Jake Lawr is starting to state his case why he should stay as a 16-year-old. Dekoning would make the most sense on paper. He’s 2 years older than Lawr. He has OHL regular-season experience…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #1 – Burakovsky’s hockey fate will impact Otters

   August 24, 2014 1:00 am    0

Andre Burakovsky will participate in Erie Otters camp this week. But don’t read too much into that. He isn’t staying long, since he heads to Washington Capitals camp early next month. And like his agent, Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management in Vancouver, British Columbia, said recently, he likely won’t return. “The chances of him…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #3 – The Otters are McDavid’s team

   August 22, 2014 1:00 am    0

Connor McDavid arrived in Erie two years ago with an immense spotlight around him that seemingly extended from one end of North America to the other. The OHL’s most highly anticipated prospect in recent memory has been as advertised – and more – on the way to being a cornerstone of the Otters’ long-awaited turnaround…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #4 – Dermott moves to the forefront on back end

   August 21, 2014 1:00 am    0

Adam Pelech quietly went about his business on and off the ice in his four seasons with the Otters. Sometimes, you took for granted his importance, especially on defense, because of his consistency. But if he doesn’t rejoin the Otters (and I don’t foresee a scenario in which the New York Islanders would return him…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #5 – Role players on the offensive

   August 20, 2014 1:00 am    0

The Erie Otters won’t score 312 goals in the 2014-15 OHL season. That’s an easy statement to make, even with Connor McDavid, who’s coming off a 99-point season, leading the way. The Otters are losing as much offense as any team in the league – Connor Brown (45 goals, 83 assists, 128 points), Dane Fox…

 

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OTTERS EXTRA: Bily still undecided, young D vying for spots and other camp notes

   May 17, 2014 6:09 pm    0

Shaun Bily is experiencing life in the OHL this weekend during the Erie Otters’ rookie development at Mercyhurst Ice Center. But it could be Otters’ main camp in August before he chooses between the OHL and the NCAA. “I’m undecided,” said Bily, the Otters’ third-round pick in last month’s Priority Selection who last October committed…

 

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