Nation Network Prospect Profile: #12 Jake Bean

Ryan Biech
June 18 2016 05:00AM

Jake Bean checks in as the 12th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings. 

Bean possesses a very tantalizing skill-set that every team should covet on their back-end. He skates extremely well, reads the play quickly, is lethal on the power play and unlike most offensive defenceman in junior, he can handle himself in his own zone.

It's amazing that he was never selected in the WHL Bantam Draft and will now likely be the only WHL defenceman to be selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #13: Kieffer Bellows

Mack Irwin
June 17 2016 10:00PM

Kieffer Bellows is an intriguing prospect out of the US National Development Team Program. Despite standing just 6 feet tall, he has one of the most physical, true power-forward games of this draft class. He plays aggressively, takes penalties, and takes the puck to the net. 

He also scores goals: 50 in just 62 games for the USNTDP this season. The scouting community is mixed on Bellows' skating, but he'll have time to develop, and has committed to Boston University for next season. 

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June 17 2016 07:13PM


The Edmonton Oilers signed Tyler Pitlick today. It was a good deal for team and player—more AHL money, less NHL dough—and he is back for a year. Pitlick will probably enter training camp as a Condor but could see a recall during the year. Let's have a look at the signed Bakersfield group, and what they might look like in the fall.

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Edmonton Oilers sign Tyler Pitlick to a one-year deal

Jonathan Willis
June 17 2016 01:20PM


It appears that Tyler Pitlick’s time with the Edmonton Oilers is not yet over. On Friday the club announced that it had signed the 2010 second-round selection to a one-year contract extension. 

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The Nation Awards: Voting Time

June 17 2016 10:06AM


Last week I asked you for nominees for the Nation Awards, and today we start the voting to determine the winners. The PHWA may not let you help with these kind of decisions but we certainly will. 

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