Mattias Samuelsson Signs Entry-Level Deal with Buffalo Sabres

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The Buffalo Sabres signed defence prospect Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year contract, carrying him through the 2022-23 NHL season. Financial details are unconfirmed at this time, however, the maximum for an entry-level deal for this term is a $2.775 million contract with an average annual value of $925,000 We have agreed to terms with Mattias […] READ MORE


Top Players Failed The United States At the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships

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Entering the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships, the United States were one of the favourites to win the gold medal. And why not. Just look at Team USA’s roster. With players like Oliver Wahlstrom, Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte, and Bobby Brink. Not to mention the returning players that included K’Andre Miller, Spencer Knight, and Mattias […] READ MORE


USA Hockey Announces Preliminary Roster

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USA Hockey has announced its preliminary roster for the 2020 World Juniors held this year in the Czech Republic. The Americans will be trying to capture a championship after falling to Finland in the 2019 tournament. The USA announced the initial roster late Monday afternoon. Announcing the preliminary roster of the 2020 U.S. National Junior […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 100 – 81

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Buffalo Sabres Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


A Deeper Dive into the Buffalo Sabres Defence

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In the 2018 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres made a pick that will go down in history. With the first overall pick, they selected Rasmus Dahlin from Sweden. Dahlin was described by Last Word on Sports’ own Ben Kerr as the Connor McDavid of defensemen. Rightfully so, Dahlin is one of the best defensive prospects […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Buffalo Sabres Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


Mattias Samuelsson Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #38

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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


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 #26-31

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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