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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 […]


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 […]

Marco Rossi
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jan 10, 2021

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 - Jan 9, 2021

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 - Jan 6, 2021

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 […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jan 3, 2021

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 Championships
Jim Biringer - Dec 12, 2020

Team USA has named their final 25-man roster for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships. The tournament begins on December 25th inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Team USA will open the tournament on Christmas Day against Russia. The Americans are coached by Nate Leaman. Introducing the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team! 🇺🇸#USAWJC | #WorldJuniors […]

2021 world junior championship
Jim Biringer - Dec 11, 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 […]

NHL Prospects
Kyle Pereira - Dec 8, 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 NHL prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  How to Properly Develop NHL Prospects From […]

Michigan Hockey Prospects
Kyle Pereira - Dec 4, 2020

The Michigan Hockey prospect pipeline continues to be bolstered. For those not familiar, we here at Last Word have been focusing on the 2021 Draft Class with several pieces introducing players to watch. There are three prominent 2021 prospects featured on the Michigan Wolverines hockey team. That said, of course, we watched them play against […]

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 […]

Travis McGrath - Nov 5, 2020

The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Jacob Perreault. He is their first-round, 27th overall pick from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The Ducks have signed him to a 3-year entry-level deal. Jacob Perreault Signs The 5″11 192lb 18 old-year-old was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is the son of former NHL player Yanic Perreault. Jacob Perreault […]

Kyle Pereira - Oct 26, 2020

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 do a 2021 Draft Class Introduction to two names to pay attention […]

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 […]



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Travis McGrath - Jun 2, 2021

The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Jacob Perreault. He is their first-round, 27th overall pick from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The Ducks have signed him to a 3-year entry-level deal. Jacob Perreault Signs The 5″11 192lb 18 old-year-old was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is the son of former NHL player Yanic Perreault. Jacob Perreault […]

Last Word Staff - Jun 2, 2021

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 […]

gary bettman
Chace McCallum - Jun 2, 2021

As seen by the Buffalo Sabres never-ending rebuild, the ability to find future talent at the NHL Draft can affect a franchise for years. This is why teams should always be looking for future market inefficiencies. They should look to correct for past biases at the NHL Draft. Various kinds of biases have been shown […]

2020 NHL draft
Erin Butler - Jun 2, 2021

The NHL has announced plans for returning to play this Summer, coronavirus-permitting. The regular season is now officially over and in the record books with the playoffs coming up. But there was also something for teams that aren’t invited to the second season: the format of the 2020 NHL draft was also announced. We, like […]

Joni Jurmo
Ben Kerr - Jun 2, 2021

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 […]

Adam Brooks
Doug Winkey - Jun 2, 2021

The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended forward Adam Brooks. The two-way new deal is for two years and will cost Toronto $725 thousand at the NHL level. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet broke the news Thursday morning. Adam Brooks signs a two-year, two-way extension with the #leafs. AAV is $725,000 at the NHL level. — Chris […]

Jack Dugan
Doug Winkey - Jun 2, 2021

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Jack Dugan. The 22-year-old was one of the top players in U.S. college hockey this season before the NCAA cancelled the remainder of its season. The deal is for two years and will take the young forward through 2021-22. Dugan was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, […]

Brendan Guhle
Josh Young - Jun 2, 2021

The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Brendan Guhle and forward Sam Carrick to contact extensions. Guhle signed a two-year, one-way deal worth $1.6 million ($800,000 AAV) Carrick signed a one-year, one-way deal worth $700,000. NEWS: We have signed Brendan Guhle to a two-year extension and Sam Carrick to a one-year extension. https://t.co/cv52jExpsx — Anaheim Ducks […]