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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 […]

Nick Robertson
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 27, 2020

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 […]

Mathieu Sheridan - Dec 26, 2019

The Toronto Marlies have had continued success once again this season. They enter the New Year atop the league standings with no signs of slowing down. Every year, they experience this success because of the willingness of the Toronto Maple Leafs to put so much time and effort into their minor league teams. The Toronto […]

Maple Leafs Prospects
Mathieu Sheridan - Dec 1, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs prospects are among some of the best in the league, to no one’s surprise. They have spent years drafting and developing prospects to fit their needs and it has paid off immensely. For the regular hockey fan that follows the Leafs, they have heard of the big name players like Rasmus […]

Toronto Marlies
Lukas Weese - Nov 30, 2019

TORONTO– The 2019/2020 Toronto Marlies received a setting upgrade. In the team’s first of four games at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies fought valiantly, but it did not translate to a victory. Taking on the Utica Comets in the first game of a back to back, the Marlies would lose […]

Toronto Marlies Sheldon Keefe
Lukas Weese - Nov 20, 2019

TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies were the only Toronto professional hockey team playing on Wednesday. The key narrative going into the game was the team looking to win three consecutive games against a division rival. However, the backdrop of Wednesday night’s matchup against the Laval Rocket was dominated by the news of Mike Babcock’s firing. Replacing […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects
Mathieu Sheridan - Nov 10, 2019

Ever since Brendan Shanahan took over as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he has put a lot of emphasis on building a strong Toronto Maple Leafs prospects system. Putting time and resources into their pipeline has proved to be invaluable as the Toronto Marlies have had a lot of playoff success over the past […]

Joseph Woll
Mathieu Sheridan - Oct 14, 2019

For years, the Toronto Maple Leafs were ridiculed for never having any goaltending prospects. Not since the signing of the “Monster”, Jonas Gustavsson, have they had a goaltending prospect as hyped as Joseph Woll or Ian Scott. Over recent years, the Leafs have made sure that they have a plethora of prospects at every position […]

Jeremy Bracco
Mathieu Sheridan - Oct 12, 2019

Ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Jeremy Bracco with the 61st overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, they have seen nothing but great things from him. Over the past few years, Bracco has gone from the 13th forward with the Marlies to a top-line producer. The Leafs seem to be pleased with his […]

Yegor Korshkov
Mathieu Sheridan - Oct 6, 2019

When Yegor Korshkov was drafted 31st overall in 2016, no one knew what to expect from the lanky Russian forward. The Toronto Maple Leafs had gone off the board to draft him, passing over future NHL stars like Alex DeBrincat to do so. The Leafs were ridiculed by many for having gone for a guy […]

Rasmus Sandin
Mathieu Sheridan - Oct 5, 2019

Ever since Rasmus Sandin was drafted 29th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, he has been on the fast track to the NHL. Wherever he has gone, his coaches and teammates have praised his work ethic and his maturity. So it was to no one’s surprise when he made the opening night roster for the […]

Toronto Maple Leafs new faces
Rob Brent - Oct 3, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Ottawa Senators in the opening night match-up of the 2019-20 season. Despite the disparity in talent of the two teams, the Senators have played the Leafs tough recently, winning three of the four games against the Leafs last season. Wednesday night’s match-up started on a similar note. Brady […]

Lukas Weese - Sep 30, 2019

NEWMARKET– It is hard to miss Justin Brazeau. For starters, he is 6-foot-7, towering over people of average height. Hockey fans in Toronto and GTA will get to witness Brazeau up close as he takes the next step of his development with the Toronto Marlies. In the Marlies final preseason game against the Rochester Americans, […]

Toronto Maple Leafs
Brady Reid - Sep 29, 2019

The 2019-20 NHL regular season is just days away and most rosters around the league are beginning to trim down to the final 23 players. For the Toronto Maple Leafs, most of the decisions left to make consist of depth players both on defence and on the wing. The injury of Zach Hyman in last […]

Rob Brent - Sep 22, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up their top-nine forwards for the foreseeable future when they inked Mitch Marner to a six-year contract extension. Past Marner, the Leafs also made new deals with Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen. With those contracts done, the Leafs projected top-nine is all signed through at least the 2020-21 season. Such […]

Rasmus Sandin
Ben Kerr - Aug 31, 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 […]

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2021 nhl draft lottery
Josh Erickson - Aug 31, 2019

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 - Aug 31, 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 - Aug 31, 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 - Aug 31, 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 […]

nhl player development
Kyle Pereira - Aug 31, 2019

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 […]

Bowen Byram
Doug Winkey - Aug 31, 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 - Aug 31, 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 - Aug 31, 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 […]