You may not have realized this, but the 2022/23 season has already begun for some leagues — including two Maple Leafs prospects. All the European leagues have been in their pre-season for a month now, and they are just starting their regular season games. The CHL leagues have been in their training camps, and began their pre-season games on Friday night. Other leagues, like the USHL or NCAA, are not far behind.
The Maple Leafs will of start their pre-season on September 24th, and then their regular season on October 12th. But if you are interested in following or watching any prospects, here are the dates to know:
- Nikita Grebyonkin — Metallurg (KHL): regular season started September 1st
- Dmitri Ovchinnikov — Sibir (KHL): regular season started September 2nd
- Dennis Hildeby — Farjestad (SHL): Champions League started September 2nd and their regular season starting September 17th
- Artur Akthyamov — Neftyanik (VHL): regular season starts September 8th
- Vyacheslav Peksa — Bars Kazan (VHL): regular season starts September 8th
- Roni Hirvonen — HIFK (Liiga): regular season starts October 14th
- Topi Niemelä — Karpat (Liiga): regular season starts October 14th
- Kalle Loponen — KooKoo (Liiga): regular season starts October 14th
- Brandon Lisowsky — Saskatoon (WHL): Pre-season starts September 6th, regular season starts September 23rd
- Fraser Minten — Kamloops (WHL): Pre-season starts Septenber 9th, regular season starts September 23rd
- Ty Voit — Sarnia (OHL): Pre-season starts September 9th, regular season starts September 30th
- Braeden Kressler — Flint (OHL): Pre-season starts September 9th, regular season starts October 1st
- Nicholas Moldenhauer — Chicago (USHL): Pre-season starts September 9th, regular season starts September 22nd
- Matthew Knies and Mike Koster — Minnesota (NCAA): Regular season starts October 1st
- Veeti Miettinen — St. Cloud (NCAA): Regular season starts October 1st
- Wyatt Schingoethe — West Michigan (NCAA): Regular season starts October 1st
- Ryan Tverberg — UConn (NCAA): Regular season starts October 7th
- Toronto Marlies (AHL): Regular season starts October 14th
- Joe Miller — Harvard (NCAA): Regular season starts October 20th
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Some signings happened yesterday, one bigger than the others...
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has agreed to terms with center J.T. Miller on a 7-year contract worth a total $56 million. pic.twitter.com/UuW2G4xhOC— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) September 2, 2022
Speaking of hockey games already being played, one was played yesterday in.... unusual conditions.
Tuning into Sibir's first regular season game to watch Ovchinnikov and, uh, I think they have a slight fog problem? pic.twitter.com/hR9DUTGwJS— Ale-STAN-dro Kirk (@brigstew86) September 2, 2022
Enjoy your long weekend everyone!