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First Picks In 2010 NHL Entry Draft Won’t Be A Surprise

DRAFT COVERAGE: Frozen Royalty begins its coverage of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, scheduled for Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, at Staples Center and LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Frozen Royalty will be there for the pre-draft events on June 24, all the way through rounds 2-7 on June 26. Coverage will continue early next week and throughout draft weekend, so check back here often!


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LOS ANGELES — With the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Los Angeles about eight days away, Taylor Hall of the Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) or Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL are certain to be the first two overall selections in this year’s draft.

Seguin, the 6-1, 186-pound center from Brampton, Ontario, scored 48 goals and tallied 58 assists for 106 points with 54 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games this past season, ranking first among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s (CSB) final rankings. Read more of this post

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Where Are They Now: Brian Kilrea Enters Final Season as Legendary Head Coach of Ottawa 67’s

OTTAWA — On September 3, the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League announced that Brian Kilrea, their head coach and general manager, will step down as head coach after the 2008-09 season and will be replaced by current assistant coach Chris Bryne.

Kilrea, 73, enters his 32nd season as head coach of the 67’s. During that time, his teams have won two Memorial Cups (Canadian Hockey League Championships), three OHL championships and nine divisional titles.

Kilrea, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders category in 2002, has coached 2,088 games and has won 1,153 games—both are records for hockey coaches. Read more of this post

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