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NHL Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Sep 29, 2022

NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece […]


NHL Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Sep 10, 2022

NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece […]

NHL Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Sep 2, 2022

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey has a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves draft picks […]

NHL Player development
Kyle Pereira - Sep 1, 2022

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey has a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves draft picks […]

NHL player development
Kyle Pereira - Aug 29, 2022

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […]

NHL Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Aug 20, 2022

NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word is answering all these questions on our NHL Player Development series. This week’s piece involves draft picks in the back half of the first […]

NHL Player development
Kyle Pereira - Aug 5, 2022

NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey’s new series shows how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves draft picks in […]

Connor Bedard, 2023 NHL Draft
Aaron Itovitch - Jul 18, 2022

The 2023 NHL Draft is a long time away. In fact, we are only one week removed from this past year’s NHL Draft. While many teams were able to add impactful pieces to the future of their franchises, the incredible talent available in the 2023 NHL Draft is truly fascinating. Thus, it is never too […]

pavel mintyukov
Aaron Itovitch - Jul 16, 2022

The Anaheim Ducks have signed 10th overall pick Pavel Mintyukov to a three-year entry-level contract. Mintyukov was one of two first-round selections for Anaheim in the 2022 NHL draft, equally drafting centre Nathan Gaucher 22nd overall. NEWS: We have signed Pavel Mintyukov to a three-year entry-level contract. #FlyTogether https://t.co/j2Nrl5H2JQ — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 16, […]

Reid Schaefer Contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed first round draft pick Reid Schaefer to a contract. It’s a three-year, entry-level contract for the 32nd pick of the 2022 NHL Draft. The Oilers have signed first-round pick Reid Schaefer to a three-year, entry-level contract. https://t.co/5d60FjcB3L — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 16, 2022 Reid Schaefer Signs Contract The 18-year-old Spruce […]

buffalo sabres prospects
Megan Kirby - Jul 15, 2022

The Buffalo Sabres wasted no time this Friday afternoon with their prospects, signing all three of their 1st round draft picks to their respective three-year, entry-level contracts. This included Matt Savoie (ninth overall), Noah Ostlund (16th overall), and Jiri Kulich (28th overall). The Buffalo Sabres have signed forwards Jiri Kulich, Noah Ostlund and Matt Savoie […]

Simon Nemec Scouting Report
Tommy Bennett - Jul 14, 2022

The New Jersey Devils have had a busy last few days. Tom Fitzgerald has made moves in order to upgrade his roster. After Johnny Gaudreau decided to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the heads turned to Ondrej Palat, whom they signed to a five-year deal. From there, the Devils look to the future. The […]

Filip Mesar Contract
Caleb Mauldin - Jul 14, 2022

Another day, another deal. The Montreal Canadiens have signed first-round pick, Filip Mešár to an entry-level contract. He will be under contract for three years. The term will be less than $1 million per year. The Canadiens had a very productive first round of the 2022 Draft. Juraj Slafkovsky was the first overall pick, infusing […]

David Jiricek Scouting Report
Tommy Bennett - Jul 13, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets have set the hockey world on fire. After a race that included reported bids from the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders, they landed the biggest fish on the market. Johnny Gaudreau is now a Columbus Blue Jacket. Luring the big fish to Columbus is huge, but there is […]

Kyle Pereira - Jul 11, 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning draft class is officially here for 2022. Though the season ended in heartbreak, the Lightning had a first-round pick to look forward to. Outside of that first, the Lightning traded up into the third round and made several selections to fill positions of need.  Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap And Grades […]

Kyle Pereira - Jul 11, 2022

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […]



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