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Kyle Pereira - Jan 12, 2021

Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of player development. With that, we here at Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  All advanced stats in this piece were taken […]

Alexander Romanov
Doug Winkey - May 8, 2020

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Alexander Romanov to a three-year entry-level deal. The 20-year-old was playing with CSKA Moscow in Russia’s KHL but with that league cancelling play, he seized the chance to play in North America. Due to the NHL season currently being on pause, the start date of the contract has yet […]

Arsen Khisamutdinov

The Montreal Canadiens signed left-wing prospect Arsen Khisamutdinov to a two-year contract with undisclosed financial terms. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with forward Arsen Khisamutdinov. He was drafted in the sixth-round by Montreal in […]

Vasili Demchenko

On Tuesday, April 21st, the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had signed 26-year-old netminder Vasili Demchenko. The Russian goaltender spent the last six seasons in the KHL and is now deciding to make the jump to North America. The signing, however, is quite peculiar. Despite the need for an NHL calibre backup goaltender, the Canadiens crease […]

Vasili Demchenko
Luke Flannigan - Apr 21, 2020

The Montreal Canadiens have signed free-agent goaltender, Vasili Demchenko, to a one-year, two-way, entry-level contract worth $700,000. General Manager of the Canadiens, Marc Bergevin announced the deal this morning. Demchenko will join Montreal for the 2020-2021 season after seven seasons in the KHL Vasili Demchenko Inks First NHL Deal Over his seven-year KHL career, spanning […]

Jake Evans

Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, the Montreal Canadiens were looking towards next season. They unloaded most of their pending unrestricted free agents at the deadline. That included the veteran and ultimate teammate Nate Thompson. Thompson was an excellent and very underrated acquisition by the Habs just a season ago. He plays a solid shut […]

Jesse Ylonen
Armand Klisivitch - Mar 26, 2020

The Montreal Canadiens have signed winger Jesse Ylonen to a three-year entry-level contract. This deal begins next season and carries him through the 2022-23 season. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2020-21 to 2022-23) with forward Jesse Ylönen. ? — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 26, 2020 Habs Ink Jesse Ylonen […]

NHL postpones draft
Josh Young - Mar 25, 2020

The National Hockey League announced today that it is postponing major events such as the Scouting Combine, NHL Awards and the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The @NHL has announced the postponements of the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Awards and the 2020 NHL Draft. #NHLCombine #NHLDraft #NHLAwards — NHL […]

Jesperi Kotkaniemi

The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi is sidelined for for the rest of the season with a spleen injury. Canadiens announce Jesperi Kotkaniemi will miss the remainder of the season with a spleen injury — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) March 11, 2020 Jesperi Kotkaniemi Out for Season The 19-year-old Finn was injured while playing […]

Ben Kerr - Oct 2, 2019

A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […]

Nick Suzuki
Ben Kerr - Aug 18, 2019

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 […]

Cole Caufield Montreal Canadiens Draft Review

With the NHL Draft now come on gone, the Canadiens will welcome a new crop of prospects to their pool. The Canadiens drafted with need in mind as out of their 10 picks, they selected five left-shot defencemen. Let’s take a look at the Canadiens draft pick by pick in this years Montreal Canadiens draft […]

2019 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 23, 2019

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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Connor Lapalme - Jun 19, 2019

With the Stanley Cup Final and ensuing celebrations concluded, the hockey world turns it’s attention to the NHL Draft. The Montreal Canadiens are looking to improve on a surprising season that saw them rack up 96 points. Unfortunately, it was not enough to land them a playoff spot, but it was enough to re-ignite a […]

Christian Folin NHL Draft Team Needs

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Atlantic Division and their NHL Draft Team Needs. […]

Montreal Canadiens Draft
Connor Lapalme - Jun 16, 2019

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2021 nhl draft lottery

As the NHL gets set for a night of Second Round playoff action, the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery was held before the games tonight. The Seattle Kraken came away with the second overall pick, while the Buffalo Sabres won tonight’s grand prize. They’ll pick first overall at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft will […]

simon robertsson
Kyle Pereira - Jun 16, 2019

Swedish hockey is taking a massive step forward this year. It has always been a powerhouse hockey country, but this season, it is on another level. In my rankings, there are seven Swedes projected to go in the first round. Of those seven, one forward by the name of Simon Robertsson sticks out. He has […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jun 16, 2019

The 2021 NHL Draft does not pose the same excitement as the 2020 NHL Draft did. However, there are still plenty of players that teams can build around for the future. There’s another future star goaltender in this class, falling in line with goalies like Spencer Knight and Yaroslav Askarov before him. There are several […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jun 16, 2019

The 2021 NHL Draft does not pose the same excitement as the 2020 NHL Draft did. However, there are still plenty of players that teams can build around for the future. There’s another future elite goaltender in this class, falling in line with goalies like Spencer Knight and Yaroslav Askarov before him. There are several […]

Bowen Byram
Doug Winkey - Jun 16, 2019

Everyone was excited when the Colorado Avalanche drafted Bowen Byram. He was the team’s first pick in the loaded 2019 Draft. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native immediately rewarded them with a very good season playing for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Byram has joined Colorado’s training camp for the 2020-21 season and could start as soon […]

Marco Rossi
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jun 16, 2019

The Minnesota Wild has announced via Twitter that forward Marco Rossi is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. The centreman represented Austria at the 2021 World Junior Championship in Edmonton. He underwent a seven-day quarantine before being able to take part in the training camp activities with the Wild this week. NEWS: #mnwild forward Marco Rossi […]

Carson Lambos
Gabriel Foley - Jun 16, 2019

Carson Lambos is one of many players in the 2021 NHL Draft class who could go first overall. But he’s far from earned the consensus. With so much talent from players like Owen Power, Brandt Clarke, and Matty Beniers, there’s no real favourite this year. And Lambos hasn’t really helped his case much. He managed […]

Team USA Gold
Jim Biringer - Jun 16, 2019

It took some time for this 2001 age group for Team USA to capture gold, but it finally happened. Years of heartbreak led to the moment Tuesday night in Edmonton or early Wednesday morning on the East Coast. But Team USA defeated Canada by a score of 2-0 to capture the gold medal at the […]