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Bowen Byram
Doug Winkey - Jan 11, 2021

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 […]


Stanislav Svozil
Gabriel Foley - Nov 23, 2020

The 2021 NHL Draft has opted for a “quantity” approach when it comes to defencemen, instead of the “quality” approach that’s been featured in recent years. Some early rankings have double-digit defencemen going in the first round, with my own early rankings featuring eight. That’s a lot of blue-liners. And with the long list has […]

Arthur Kaliyev
Davis Green - Oct 23, 2020

Being one of the top scorers in the OHL, Arthur Kaliyev has shown hints that he’s capable of translating his goal-scoring ability to the NHL.

NHL Draft Lottery
Ben Kerr - Oct 6, 2020

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 […]

2020 NHL draft
Ben Kerr - Oct 6, 2020

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 […]

NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Metropolitan Division and their team […]

Alex Cotton
Kyle Pereira - Oct 1, 2020

Every year, the NHL see’s their fair share of prospects who re-enter the draft, and the 2020 NHL Draft re-entry players are intriguing. These are guys that went one or even two consecutive seasons without getting drafted. This year’s draft features plenty of guys re-entering, and a few of them are quite intriguing. Here at […]

2020 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Atlantic Division and their team […]

Anton Lundell
Kyle Pereira - Sep 27, 2020

Anton Lundell should be a top-10 consensus pick. That’s it. That’s the article. It boggles my mind how Lundell could possibly slide out of the top-10 regardless of how strong the draft is. He’s one of the most well-rounded prospects in the draft, already plays against men, and, being one of the oldest prospects, he’s […]

2020 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Sep 8, 2020

Every year, the NHL see’s their fair share of Draft Re-entry players. These are guys that went one or even two consecutive seasons without getting drafted. This year’s draft features plenty of guys re-entering, and a few of them are quite intriguing. Here at Last Word on Hockey, we will take you through several intriguing […]

Last Word Staff - Aug 4, 2020

The NHL Settles In at Edmonton Hockey players from across North America are having a taste of camp life these days as they begin to settle in at Edmonton, Toronto. The circumstances are very much out of the ordinary: all games in the 2019-2020 season will be played there, with all teams – members and […]

CHL in crisis
Steve Mclean - Jul 25, 2020

  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. The CHL is in crisis mode. This is the […]

Daniil Gushchin
Gabriel Foley - Jul 6, 2020

Talk around the 2020 NHL Draft is continuing to pick up steam following the Draft Lottery. One of the most discussed players of the entire Draft pool is USHL star Daniil Gushchin. Gushchin’s abilities have created a very open dialogue, ultimately making Gushchin one of the hardest-to-rank players in this year’s Draft. Gushchin’s average ranking […]

Pavel Gogolev
Ben Kerr - Jul 6, 2020

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 […]

Ian Moore
Ben Kerr - Jul 1, 2020

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 […]

Buffalo Sabres drafting
Chace McCallum - Jun 30, 2020

Every sport has a few teams that can’t seem to get out of their own way. In hockey, the Ottawa Senators wear this crown, but the Buffalo Sabres are giving them a run for their money. All the negative press around the Sabres recently got me looking at their painful draft record and wondering, how […]



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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 30, 2020

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 30, 2020

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 30, 2020

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 […]

nhl player development
Kyle Pereira - Jun 30, 2020

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 […]

Marco Rossi
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jun 30, 2020

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 […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jun 30, 2020

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […]

2021 world junior championship
Jim Biringer - Jun 30, 2020

Team Canada has named their final 25-man roster for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 25th inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada opens the tournament on December 26th when they take on Germany. The defending gold medalists will be coached by André Tourigny. Canada’s final 25-man roster is here:https://t.co/pzljoXQjAK […]