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Kyle Pereira - Jul 15, 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 […]


Tampa Bay Lightning Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jun 16, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals… again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late-round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast approaching, […]

Danny Zhilkin Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jun 12, 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 the […]

Matyas Sapovaliv Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jun 12, 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 […]

Luca Del Bel Belluz Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jun 6, 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 […]

David Goyette Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jun 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 […]

2022 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jun 4, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning, preparing to play Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers, elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. So, while they likely aren’t focusing too much on the draft, Last Word […]

Owen Beck Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jun 3, 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 […]

Shane Wright Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - May 3, 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 […]

Ty Nelson
Kyle Pereira - Apr 18, 2022

The OHL features the projected top pick in the 2022 NHL draft, Shane Wright. But there is a top defenseman featured in the OHL as well. That defenseman is Ty Nelson of the North Bay Battalion.  Ty Nelson Scouting Report Nelson, born March 30, 2004, in Toronto, Ontario, is a right-handed defender for the Battalion. […]

Shane Wright
Kyle Pereira - Nov 17, 2021

The Arizona Coyotes want him. The Montreal Canadiens, though they weren’t planning on it, dejectedly like the idea of him. The Ottawa Senators likely crave a player like him. Same goes for the Detroit Red Wings. Shane Wright has the whole hockey world, even those who aren’t really in the running for him, on notice. […]

NHL Olympics
Jim Biringer - Sep 3, 2021

The NHL is returning to the Olympics. In a joint statement released on Friday by both the NHL and NHLPA, they announced they reached an agreement with IIHF that NHL players will be participating in the 2022 Bejing Olympics. NHL and NHLPA announce agreement with IIHF on player participation at the 2022 Winter Olympics: https://t.co/Yv5SkZIq0l […]

Logan Mailloux Scouting Report

The Ontario Hockey League has suspended London Knights and Montreal Canadiens draft pick Logan Mailloux indefinitely. The suspension was announced on Thursday. #OHL Announces Disciplinary Action: L. Mailloux (LDN) suspended indefinitely. — OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) September 2, 2021 Logan Mailloux Suspended Indefinitely The suspension stems from an incident of a sexual nature that happened in Sweden. […]

Quinton Byfield 2020-21 season, 2021 Los Angeles Kings Prospects
Davis Green - Jun 27, 2021

Take a look into the 2020-21 season for Quinton Byfield and see where he improved and what he still needs to work on heading into next year.

2020-21 OHL Season, 2022 NHL Draft Rankings

Reports are emerging that the 2020-21 OHL season is off. The Ontario Hockey League is the one Canadian major junior league to not play any games. This is due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple media outlets broke the news on Tuesday morning. BREAKING: The OHL is expected to announce the shutdown of its 2020-21 […]

Memorial Cup
Doug Winkey - Apr 13, 2021

The Canadian junior leagues have cancelled the 2020-21 Memorial Cup. The Memorial Cup is awarded to the best team in its three leagues. It was also cancelled last year. This is certainly disappointing to Canadian hockey fans, but the circumstances forced by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect events over a year after they initially […]



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Oscar Elieff - Apr 13, 2021

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NHL Rumours
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The Boston Bruins signed two of their biggest players with the recent signings of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Though they may not be completely done adding pieces this season, it is time to start thinking about the future and look at signing players ahead of their expiring contracts. In today’s NHL rumours, we will […]

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