Finnish Team Jokerit Helsinki Quits Russian Based KHL Over Ukranian Invasion

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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 […] READ MORE


Ex-NHLer Reid Boucher Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting A Minor

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Warning: This article mentions sexual assault that may be upsetting to readers.  Former NHL forward Reid Boucher has pled guilty to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old minor, as reported by the Detroit Free Press’ Darcie Moran and TSN’s Rick Westhead on Saturday. While playing with the United States National Team Development Program in 2011, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jake Virtanen Signs in KHL

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The Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen is headed to the KHL. The Athletic’s Rick Dhaliwal reports the embattled former Canucks forward is joining Spartak Moscow. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed. Hearing Jake Virtanen is close to signing with Spartak in KHL — Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) September 7, 2021 Vancouver Canucks Jake […] READ MORE


Kirill Kirsanov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #67

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes Part One

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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 fit the mould of a future Maple Leaf best? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Russian Forwards  In order to determine what makes a prospect a […] READ MORE


Prokhor Poltapov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #48

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Alexander Kisakov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #45

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Fyodor Svechkov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #32

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Daniil Chayka Scouting Report: 2021 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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Nikita Chibrikov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #18

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE