In The System: Potentially Impactful AHL Players
In The System: Potentially Impactful AHL Players
Before diving into the following list of players who could make an impact this season, it's important to note a few factors. What follows only takes into account guys who have played in the AHL, ruling out Vancouver's Elias Pettersson despite the fact he's a near-lock for the Canucks' 23-man roster. Additionally, the list includes a games-played cap (set at 20), which means Pittsburgh's Daniel Sprong (26) and Buffalo's Linus Ullmark (26) were left off.

Finally, in order to include all positions, there may be a talented forward left off here or there in order to highlight other positions.

Andy Welinski (D) - Anaheim Ducks
San Diego Gulls - 10 Goals, 24 Assists (51 Games)

Selected in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Welinski has been in the pipeline for the Ducks for quite some time -- the bulk of which was during his four-year collegiate career at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. In order to secure a spot in the 23-man rost

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