Top Shelf Prospects

  • Colorado Avalanche v Vancouver Canucks

    Jacob Markstrom Excelling Early in Utica

    These past few years haven’t been the greatest for 24-year-old Jacob Markstrom. Once touted as the best goaltender not in the National Hockey League, Markstrom struggled to establish himself as a...

  • St Louis Blues v Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal Canadiens Assign Bournival to Hamilton Bulldogs

    CANADIENS ASSIGN BOURNIVAL TO BULLDOGS Forward Sahir Gill also released from PTO by Bulldogs   MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens...

  • Tampa Bay Lightning v Nashville Predators

    Changes needed in the NHL-CHL Transfer Agreement

    The beginning of the NHL season sees some of the game’s top prospects getting a taste of the pros. Many get their nine game tryout before heading back to junior while...

  • Hamilton Bulldogs

    Bulldogs Roster Announced for Opening Night

    BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE OPENING NIGHT ROSTER 13 forwards, eight defencemen, two goaltenders make the squad   MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs’...

  • Tim Bozon

    Canadiens assign Tim Bozon to the Kootenay Ice

    CANADIENS ASSIGN FORWARD TIM BOZON TO THE KOOTENAY ICE OF THE WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE   MONTREAL (October 10, 2014) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that forward Tim...

  • Calder Trophy

    2014-15 Calder Trophy Watch: The Early Season Favorites

    For hockey fans, one of the most intriguing races of every new season is the NHL’s Calder Trophy Race.  By its very nature, the award is always being contested by new...

  • 2014 NHL Draft - Round 1

    Sam Bennett out 4-6 Months

    Calgary Flames prospect, and this year’s fourth overall pick in the NHL draft, Sam Bennett will undergo shoulder surgery and should be out for 4-6 months. The news was first reported...

  • Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators

    Pateryn, Andrighetto amongst six latest Habs Cuts

    The following press release comes from the Montreal Canadiens and the Hamilton Bulldogs. CANADIENS ASSIGN FIVE PLAYERS TO BULLDOGS Three forwards, two defencemen assigned bring training camp roster to 32 players...

  • 2014 NHL Draft - Round 1

    Will Michael Dal Colle Make the Islanders This Year?

    Last night the New York Islanders signed 5th overall pick Michael Dal Colle to his entry level contract, putting in question his future with the Oshawa Generals.  After a 2-1 start...

  • Vladimir Tkachev

    Oilers Should’ve Known on Tkachev: The Hyka Precedent

    Earlier today we learned that the Oilers attempt to sign Vladimir Tkachev to an Entry-Level contract was thwarted by the NHL declaring him to be ineligible for said contract.  Tkachev is...

  • Sean Day of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

    Sean Day: Increased Responsibilities and Increased Confidence

    One year ago, Sean Day was the rare 15-year-old exceptional player granted the right to play in the Ontario Hockey League one year earlier than he would otherwise be eligible due...

  • Nikita Scherbak

    Canadiens Assign 17 Players to Bulldogs, Scherbak to Juniors

    The following Press Release comes from the Hamilton Bulldogs and Montreal Canadiens. CANADIENS ASSIGN 17 PLAYERS TO BULLDOGS. Nine forwards, seven defencemen, one goaltender assigned to Hamilton, Eight Players Released.  ...

  • 2014 NHL Draft - Portraits

    Introducing David Pastrnak

    Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins management have tainted the way people view the Bruins ability to make proper drafting decisions. Due to that, all eyes are focused on the Bruins...

  • Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

    Hunter Smith: Net Front Presence

    Friday was Opening Night of the 2014-15 OHL Regular season for the Mississauga Steelheads.  In town to try and spoil the party were the Oshawa Generals, fresh off a 5-2 win...

  • Alex_Nedeljkovic

    OHL West Division Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again–major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have already played their first...

  • Jarred Tinordi

    Are Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu ready for the NHL?

    Going into the 2014-15 season, there is a lot of attention put on the prospects vying to make the Montreal Canadiens. So far, Nikita Scherbak has charmed everyone, Jiri Sekac has...

  • Erie Otters v London Knights

    OHL Mid-West Division Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again–major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have already played their first...

  • Niagara Icedogs v Mississauga Steelheads

    2014-15 OHL Central Division Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again–major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have already played their first...

  • The Toronto Marlies defeat the Hamilton Bulldogs

    Vincent Riendeau Named Bulldogs Assistant General Manager

    The Following Press Release comes to us from the Hamilton Bulldogs and Montreal Canadiens. VINCENT RIENDEAU NAMED BULLDOGS’ ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER 48-year-old will also retain duties as ‘Dogs goaltending coach  ...

  • Kingston Frontenacs v Ottawa 67's

    OHL East Division Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again–major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have already played their first...

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