Akil Thomas Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #20

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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 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


One-on-One with 2018 NHL Draft Prospect Akil Thomas

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Following last night’s 5-3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs, I had the opportunity to sit down with Akil Thomas of the Niagara Ice Dogs. Thomas is one of the top prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft, ranked 22nd in our February Draft Rankings. While he has spent time at both centre and right wing over […] READ MORE


Niagara IceDogs at Hamilton Bulldogs: Kirill Maksimov Steals the Show

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The Niagara IceDogs defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-3 in OHL action on Saturday Night. Edmonton Oilers prospect Kirill Maksimov was the star of the show, with a goal and two assists. On the Hamilton side, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matthew Strome had a pair of goals. The Bulldogs dominated play in the first period, but the score was […] READ MORE


OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft: February

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The OHL regular season is winding down. That means that NHL Draft prospects only have a few more weeks to strut their stuff. Some may get lucky and get the chance to play into late April or even May, and others can represent their country at the Under 18s. Up and down the rankings, some […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft Ranking, February Edition: #21-25

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next few days, we will be previewing the 2018 NHL Draft by ranking our top 31 prospects and honourable mentions. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft- November Rankings and Reports #11-15

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Starting today, and for the next week or so, I will be bringing you features on the next wave of NHL players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft: October

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We’re a month into the OHL season and already trends have started to emerge. Nick Suzuki is proving that last year was no fluke, as he’s primed for another 90-point campaign with 26 in 14 games so far. Meanwhile, fellow 2017 Draft classmate Michael DiPietro continues to strut his stuff between the pipes for Windsor […] READ MORE


OHL Players to Watch for the 2018 NHL Draft

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With 2017’s NHL draft in the rearview mirror, the focus shifts to next year and the 2018 NHL Draft. While the big names are already known, but there is still plenty of talent across the world to learn about. It will take a few months to find out if we have a true number one […] READ MORE