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Episode 143

NHL Draft Preview, Roster and Injury Updates | Press Box ep. 143

Welcome to The Press Zone for Hockey Prospects (formerly From The Press Box) on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast featured on The AHL Report provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Laval Rocket, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and teams all around the AHL.

Hosts Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) and Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees. It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists!

Segment 1: Montreal Canadiens & Philadelphia Flyers

  • Flyers loan two goaltenders
  • Matt Niskanen retires
  • Flyers sign Justin Braun, Brian Elliott
  • Montreal signs Michael McNiven, qualifies five RFAs
  • Joni Ikonen injury report
  • Montreal and Philadelphia represented at USA Hockey World Junior Camp


Segment 2: NHL Entry Draft Preview

  • Rick and Amy preview Round 1, with a focus on the Canadiens and Flyers
  • Top prospect names to watch for
  • NHL Draft Reaction show on Thursday!


Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for Hockey Prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick will talk about the Montreal Canadiens prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues, as well as taking a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League.

Don’t miss daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on AHL Report.

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About the Podcast

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The Press Zone
The Press Zone for hockey prospects via Rocket Sports Radio is a podcast bringing you news and expert analysis about players in the NHL, AHL, CHL, and NCAA by credentialed journalists.

About your hosts

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Amy Johnson

From Draft Day to winning a championship, Amy is a credentialed professional hockey reporter at the junior, national, NCAA, IIHF, ECHL, AHL, and NHL levels.

She has extensive experience writing game recaps, interviewing players, coaches, scouts, and management, recording live social media hits, and analyzing the game, in addition to providing original still photography of game action. You can view her work at AHLReport.com.
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Rick Stephens

Rick is the Founder and President of Rocket Sports. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for our publications and Director of Scouting. This followed a long, successful career in academia. These days, you’ll find him where he is most comfortable, in a press box arena or sharing his insights from behind a microphone.