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Frank Nazar Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - May 18, 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 […]


chicago blackhawks young players
Gracie Davenport - Jan 17, 2022

As the new year rolls in, a few Chicago Blackhawks players will be put to the test. In the upcoming weeks, they will be judged on a variety of stages as their roles in this organization become increasingly more important.  Chicago Blackhawks Young Players Begin To Shine Lukas Reichel The 2020 first-round draft pick has […]

Logan Cooley
Kyle Pereira - Nov 27, 2021

The US National Team Development Program is a prestigious hockey program. They’ve developed the likes of Jack Hughes, Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel, and more recently, Matt Beniers. This draft class, there are several high-end prospects. Leading the pack in the early stages of the year is Logan Cooley.  Can Logan Cooley Challenge Shane […]

Jim Hughson

Sportsnet announced that play-by-play man Jim Hughson has retired after 42 years in the business. Hughson has been part of the Hockey Night in Canada coverage and the lead play-by-play man. After 42 years, Hall of Fame PxP commentator Jim Hughson has announced his retirement from broadcasting. As one of Canada's iconic hockey voices, Jim […]

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 […]

Leafs Draft Prototypes
Kyle Pereira - Jul 20, 2021

The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of the Leafs’ draft prototype pieces for forwards […]

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 […]

Lukas Gustafsson
Kyle Pereira - Jul 19, 2021

The Chicago Steel of the USHL recently won the Clark Cup. They have several talented players that are eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft, including the likes of Matthew Coronato, Mackie Samoskevich and Ryan Ufko. There is one more prospect, however, who did not play a very large role. That player was defenseman Lukas Gustafsson. […]

Josh Doan 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 […]

Cross Hanas
Jake Rivard - Jul 14, 2021

It’s been a busy year for Detroit Red Wings prospect Cross Hanas. From a season split between the USHL and the WHL to finding out he’s been added to the Team USA World Junior Showcase roster, Hanas has his summer cut out for him. Go represent, Cross! 🇺🇸 The @DetroitRedWings draft selection has been added […]

Tristan Broz Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jul 12, 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 […]

Red Savage Scouting Report
Ben Kerr - Jul 11, 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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Rob Blake Extended
Tommy Bennett - May 18, 2022

Rob Blake will remain in Los Angeles as general manager. With his contract set to expire on June 30, ownership and Blake has come to an agreement that will keep the Hall of Famer as the manager for the next three years. The contract is a done deal, but will not be announced for another […]

Jiri Kulich
Kyle Pereira - May 18, 2022

Czechia has churned out some incredible talent in recent years. David Pastrnak, Tomas Hertl, Ondrej Palat and so many more talented NHLers have come out of Czechia to have tons of success, not to mention some legends of the past. Those legends include Jaromir Jagr! It’s no surprise to see that there are several more […]

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Alex Metzger, Editor - May 18, 2022

Welcome back to NHL Predictions! Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at every game going on. We analyze them and give our predictions for each game, showing what to expect. Yesterday, the NHL Playoffs kicked off round two and we have another pair of Game 1’s today. Our featured game of the […]

Nikita Kucherov
Alex Metzger, Editor - May 18, 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a 1-0 series lead over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. This came just three days after they eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in a gruelling seven-game series. With no Brayden Point, some thought the Panthers’ offence may be too much to handle for a possibly worn-out Lightning team. However, […]

NHL Rumours

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word On Hockey. Eight teams found themselves emptying their lockers as they were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This has sparked a new batch of rumours regarding the recently eliminated teams. In today’s NHL Rumours segment, we focus on rumours surrounding […]

Pittsburgh Penguins roster
Emily Fehr - May 18, 2022

The Pittsburgh Penguins season is now over and thought of the roster for 2022-23 are already afoot. Artemi Panarin‘s overtime-winner sealed the Pens’ fate and forced thoughts of next year. As the season has progressed, holes have been visible down the lineup for the Penguins. What team doesn’t have holes? Okay maybe the Colorado Avalanche […]

Erin Butler - May 18, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks off-season may hinge on J.T. Miller, but the Brock Boeser contract question demands a more immediate answer. And there is a variety of those to choose from. Boeser Answers Many Questions Brock Boeser had a down season this year. Of course, for him, a “down” season includes 23 goals and 23 assists. […]

Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Newby - May 18, 2022

For the first time since 1991, the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers will be meeting up in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in what is also known as the Battle of Alberta. This long-awaited series will be only the sixth time these teams will face off in 31 years. The Edmonton […]