Jack Thompson Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #96

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Quinton Byfield Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #2

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects: Report Cards – OHL

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Throughout the next few days, I will be ranking the Toronto Maple Leafs prospects based on their seasons and how they faired with their respective teams. In this first installment, I will be looking at the Maple Leafs prospects currently playing in the OHL. Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects Nick Robertson Nick Robertson is the most […] READ MORE


2019-20 OHL Central Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues recently kicked off their new seasons. With that in mind, we will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. Today, we bring […] READ MORE


Patience and Amp; Hard Work Will Pay Off for Niagara Icedogs’ Jonah De Simone

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ST. CATHARINES— On a frigid Sunday afternoon, the Niagara region congregated to Meridian Centre. For the first time this OHL season, the Niagara IceDogs played an afternoon home game. Their opponent would be their divisional rival Sudbury Wolves. Who comes into the contest were two points behind the IceDogs in the standings. Sitting in the press […] READ MORE


Five OHL Thoughts: Questions to kick off the 2018-19 OHL Season

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After a long off-season, the wait is finally over. It’s time for the OHL’s opening week! For the Hamilton Bulldogs, it was a summer of celebration. For the 19 other teams, it was a summer of imitation. As in, how can that be us next year? Like every other season, draft eligibles will come out […] READ MORE


2018-19 OHL Central Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft: Preseason OHL Player Power Rankings

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With the 2018-19 Ontario Hockey League right around the corner, that means that 2019 NHL Draft coverage officially kicks off. And another edition of the NHL Prospect Power Rankings. Last year, Andrei Svechnikov lit the world on fire for the Barrie Colts. He likely would have run away with the Power Rankings each month if […] READ MORE


Recapping the 2017-18 OHL Coaches Poll Winners

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On Thursday, the Ontario Hockey League revealed the results of their annual Coaches Poll. After 68 games of experience (well, almost), those behind the benches are asked about the players they instruct and prepare for each day. Who is the most under-rated player in the league? Which player was the most improved? And who would […] 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