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AHL pocket book: Underneath-the-radar gamers | NHL.com

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Although gamers chosen within the first and second spherical of the NHL Draft are likely to get the headlines whereas enjoying within the American Hockey League, a number of under-the radar gamers appear to at all times discover a option to steal a little bit of the highlight.Listed below are some who’re rising as intriguing NHL prospects: Lucas Elvenes, Chicago (Vegas Golden Knights)Elvenes, chosen within the fifth spherical (No. 127) by Vegas within the 2017 NHL Draft, has barged his manner into the AHL scoring lead as a rookie.Elvenes (6-foot-1, 173 kilos) led the AHL with 13 factors and 10 assists in eight video games heading into Chicago’s recreation at Tucson (Arizona Coyotes) on Tuesday.He has taken on a key position and earned power-play time amongst a deep group of Chicago forwards. Elvenes had 4 factors (one purpose, three assists) in his season debut on Oct. 5, and after going scoreless the subsequent recreation, had factors in seven straight getting into Tuesday.He had 20 factors (three objectives, 17 assists) in 42 regular-season video games within the with Rogle (Swedish Hockey League) final season. He additionally had 4 factors (one purpose, 4 assists) for Sweden on the World Junior Championship. Eetu Tuulola, Stockton (Calgary Flames)Tuulola was chosen within the sixth spherical (No. 156) by the Flames within the 2016 NHL Draft, however is in his first season at Stockton after enjoying two full seasons with HPK (Liiga) in addition to one other season of North American expertise with Everett (Western Hockey League) in 2016-17.Tuulola (6-2, 224) is has 5 factors (4 objectives, one help) in eight video games and is tied for the AHL rookie lead in objectives with Tuscon’s Owen Tippett (chosen No. 10 within the 2017 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers) and Hershey’s Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (fifth-round decide, No. 147, by the Washington Capitals in 2016 draft).He had 36 factors (13 objectives, 23 assists) in 60 regular-season video games for HPK final season and 6 factors (three objectives, three assists) in eight playoff video games within the run to the Liiga championship. Brogan Rafferty, Utica (Vancouver Canucks)Rafferty signed as a free agent with the Canucks on April 1 after a powerful NCAA profession with Quinnipiac. Three days after signing, the 24-year-old defenseman made his NHL debut for Vancouver. He performed two video games for the Canucks after which signed a two-year, two-way contract on July 9.Rafferty (6-Zero, 195) is justifying that religion with Utica. He has 4 factors (one purpose, three assists) in seven recreation for the AHL’s lone remaining undefeated workforce (7-Zero-Zero-Zero). Mat Robson, Iowa (Minnesota Wild)Robson signed as a free agent on March 18 after a standout profession on the College of MinnesotaThe goalie (6-Three, 190) completed third within the Large Ten with a .921 save proportion final season. He was 14-12-Four with a 2.78 goals-against common.The 23-year-old has tailored to the professional recreation in a pairing with fellow Wild goalie prospect Kaapo Kahkonen. Robson is tied for sixth within the AHL with a .941 save proportion in 4 video games. He’s 1-1-2 with a 1.94 GAA for Iowa, the Central Division chief at 5-1-1-1. Adam Huska, Hartford (New York Rangers)Huska (6-Four, 218) is making noise himself with AHL-leading Hartford (Eight-Zero-Zero-1) after a protracted path that has roots within the state. Huska, chosen by the Rangers in seventh spherical (No. 184) of the 2015 NHL Draft, signed an entry-level contract March 9 after three seasons on the College of Connecticut.The 22-year-old is Three-Zero-1 with a 2.20 goal-against common and .951 save proportion in 4 video games with Hartford.

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