The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Youth Hockey’s Growth in U.S. Reaches First Round of the N.H.L. Draft There has been a surge in the number of United States players selected in the N.H.L. draft in recent years, owing in part to borrowing of tactics from Canada. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:07:24 GMT After Draft, Rangers Turn Their Attention to Deals and Free Agency On Day 2 of the N.H.L. draft, the Rangers selected two defenseman, three forwards and a goaltender and acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the Avalanche for a fourth-round pick next year. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:39:20 GMT NHL Draft 2016: Team-by-Team Results, Grades and Analysis The 2016 draft has come and gone, each roster experiencing a slight overhaul with an influx of new prospects ready to start their journeys to the big club. Several trades also occurred, as they do every year, during the draft. Teams can still make moves in the coming days, but the focus now shifts toward free agency. Unrestricted free agents began talking with other franchises on Saturday, and... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:03:41 GMT 2016 NHL Draft Results: Full Review, Grade for Each Franchise While the second day of the 2016 draft from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, might have not provided the star power or grandeur of Friday night's first round, 181 players heard their names called in Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday. Given the sheer number of players taken, it's unlikely all of them will play in the NHL, but the possibility of what lies ahead is what makes this event... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:00:00 GMT 2016 NHL Draft Results: Biggest Takeaways from This Year's Event All in all, the 2016 NHL Draft was fairly...uneventful. Of course, you had the usual excitement of a consensus top pick in Auston Matthews, a couple of surprises here and there and plenty of talented young players getting to hear their names called through two days and seven rounds of action. However, the sideshows that often take over come draft time were more local circus than Barnum and... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:48:04 GMT 2016 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition With the 2016 draft completed, the start of the unrestricted free-agent market on July 1 is almost upon us. It's time to review the stock of this summer's top free-agent stars, such as Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic. Much has changed since we last examined this topic . Contract negotiations and re-signings, along with regular-season and playoff performance, affected the market value of... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:53:42 GMT