While several teams are dreaming of what might be available for them in the 2020 draft, others will already be looking forward to see what is next on the horizon. Corey Pronman of The Athletic (subscription required) examines some of the top names for the 2021 class, including a familiar family name.
Luke Hughes sits second on his list, and though he has a lot to live up with after the incredible debuts of Quinn Hughes and Jack Hughes, there’s plenty to be excited about. The 16-year old defenseman is part of the U.S. National Development Team Program at the moment and is committed to the University of Michigan.
- The AHL has announced that Ottawa Senators prospect Alex Formenton has been issued a one-game suspension for his cross-checking incident earlier this week. Formenton has eight points in 13 games for the Belleville Senators, his first full professional season after getting a taste of the NHL each of the last two years.
- Next year before the 2020 IIHF World Championship, Team Canada will take on Team Great Britain in an “international challenge” game. NHL stars that don’t make the playoffs will be able to attend the tournament and give the fans in Nottingham a chance to see some of the top players in the world.