Prospect Impressions : Eichel 's Beauty

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Prospect Impressions: Eichel 's beauty, Ritchie stays hot for San Diego, Chabot goes


Jack Eichel and Sam Bennett score do-it-all goals for their respective teams, and

Thomas Chabot didn 't see much of a need to pass the puck either. Likewise, Nick

Ritchie is on fire in the AHL with eight goals in his first nine games, though his

game-winner this week was a little awkward. Finally, an unlikely league with a

phenomenal talent is featured in this week 's Prospect Impressions.

With Connor McDavid on the shelf for the next few months, Jack Eichel 's spotlight is

shining a little brighter. He has continued to produce for the Sabres, who have been

playing better as of late themselves. Eichel, the second overall
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At times, it 's almost not fair what Chabot can do with the puck on his

stick. One of the premier puck-moving defenders in the QMJHL, Chabot has quietly gone

about his business and improved in each consecutive season in the league. The Ottawa

Senators have to be pleased, as the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is

heating up and climbing up the scoring charts.

Thomas Chabot goes

coast to coast for a lovely goal in the QMJHL— Robert

Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) November 7,


And more from

Thomas Chabot.— SensChirp

(@SensChirp) November 8,


Hey @Senators fans in @LHJMQ action @SJSeaDogs @ThomasChabot1 with 1 goal & 3

assists in 7-3 win. #BetterEachDay— Craig Button (@CraigJButton) November 8,


Nick Ritchie was a force last year in the OHL, and has certainly carried over some of

those skills to the AHL. Ritchie, more known for being a power forward who uses his

6 '2", 225-pound frame to drive the net, recently came up with a creative goal where

he put the train in reverse and got a little lucky on the way to scoring his eighth

goal of the year.

The second goal of

the night for @ritchboiii sends @SDGullsAHL fans home happy. #AHLOT #SAvsSD

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