European Leagues

Pontus Andreasson Signs
Brad Butland - May 16, 2022

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Twitter today that they have signed Swedish rookie star forward Pontus Andreasson from Lulea of the SHL to a one year deal: UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today signed right wing Pontus Andreasson to a one-year contract. Details: https://t.co/B9RB4JHOAn pic.twitter.com/w48Cob080I — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) May 16, 2022 Pontus Andreasson […]


Joakim Kemell Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - May 7, 2022

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […]

Simon Nemec Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - May 5, 2022

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […]

Atlanta Thrashers
Matthew Mountjoy - Mar 9, 2022

The Atlanta Thrashers have been in the media for the first time in a long time after the NHL started one of their many efforts to save the Arizona Coyotes, even though they’ve been virtually lifeless for more than a decade. Meanwhile, the NHL practically walked the Thrashers to the door when True North Sports […]

Jokerit Helsinki quits KHL
Matthew Mountjoy - Feb 24, 2022

Notable Finnish team Jokerit Helsinki quits the Russian-based KHL after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jokerit has competed in the KHL since 2014 and previously competed in Finland’s top league (Liiga, 1 Divisioona, SM-Sarja) since 1967. Jokerit Helsinki Quits KHL Over Ukranian Invasion MTV reporting that Finnish ice hockey team Jokerit have quit the Russian-dominated Kontinental […]

Oscar Elieff - Jan 20, 2022

NHL general managers have gotten better about recognizing talent and capitalizing on it. However, there are still skilled players that fall through the cracks. These players were pushed out of the league in some way or another. Whether it be by not qualifying them, terminating their contract, or sending them to the AHL, they have […]

Liiga hockey
Last Word Staff - Aug 27, 2021

Liiga hockey is the top professional hockey league within the region of Finland. Within the entire European region, this league holds as one of the top professional hockey leagues, and in fact comes in third place, from the rankings of the IIHF. Created in 1975, it replaced the old amateur league of SM-sarja, and since […]

Juraj Slafkovsky Scouting Report, 2022 NHL Draft Rankings
Ben Kerr - Aug 9, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Logan Cooley 2022 NHL Draft Rankings
Ben Kerr - Aug 9, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

2020-21 OHL Season, 2022 NHL Draft Rankings
Ben Kerr - Aug 9, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

NHL Draft Lottery, NHL MOck Draft
Ben Kerr - Jul 22, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

2021 NHL Draft Scouting Reports
Ben Kerr - Jul 20, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

2021 NHL Draft Scouting Reports
Ben Kerr - Jul 20, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Matvei Petrov Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jul 18, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Aleksi Malinen Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jul 15, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Artyom Grushnikov Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jul 13, 2021

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]



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Team USA, 2018
Caleb Desjardins - Jul 13, 2021

The NHL announced recently that they aren’t able to host the much anticipated World Cup of Hockey in 2024. The event is now scheduled to be held in 2025 however there is still much uncertainty. With controversy surrounding Russia’s eligibility as well as the return of Team North America and Team Europe, there are still […]

Trading Bo Horvat
Erin Butler - Jul 13, 2021

Any team that moves their captain is making a choice. But the Vancouver Canucks trading Bo Horvat has one big effect that fans might not have considered. The Trouble With Trading Bo Horvat There was one thing on every Vancouver fan’s mind in the 2022 off-season. How much was J.T. Miller going to bring in […]

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Justin Caron - Jul 13, 2021

Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s […]

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Tommy Bennett - Jul 13, 2021

Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s […]

Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate a goal by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Mathieu Olivier (24) in a game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 23, 2022, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Kevin Knight - Jul 13, 2021

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today they have signed 2022 third-round draft pick Jordan Dumais to a three-year entry-level contract. NEWS: #CBJ have signed 2022 third round pick Jordan Dumais to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old @HFXMooseheads forward leads the Canadian Hockey League (QMJHL, OHL, WHL) in scoring in 2022-23 with 19-30-49 in […]

Tommy Bennett - Jul 13, 2021

Up until the trade deadline, the rumour mill will keep churning when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks. Two of their longest-tenured forwards ars on expiring deals, and it is just a matter of time before they both get moved. Jonathan Toews will be one to watch for, but today we focus on Chicago Blackhawks […]

vitek vanecek goaltending
Kiera Little - Jul 13, 2021

Last season, the New Jersey Devils ran seven goaltenders through the blue paint. Mackenzie Blackwood, Scott Wedgewood, Nico Daws, Jon Gillies, Andrew Hammond, Akira Schmid, and Jonathan Bernier all put in minutes for the Devils. However, none put up the performance the team was looking for in trying to become a contender. The position was […]

Levi Pike - Jul 13, 2021

When Tim Stutzle, Brady Tkachuk, and Claude Giroux step on the ice, they will dominate. The organization has been on a roller coaster for a few months, but there are some positive signs. The development of Stutzle, the maturity of the captain, and the calming influence of the veteran leader are positive. Therefore, let us […]