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Dylan Holloway
Lukas Weese - Dec 16, 2019

OAKVILLE, Ont.– When Tony Granato first saw Dylan Holloway at the Chicago Steel camp two years ago, he was unequivocally astonished.  “Holy cow,” said Granato, describing the first time he laid eyes on Holloway. “You watch him one shift and he’s special.”  Granato is currently the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers hockey […]


Jordan Greenway

The Minnesota Wild signed collegiate draft pick and forward Jordan Greenway to a three-year entry-level contract. Financial details of the contract have yet to be disclosed. NEWS: #mnwild signs forward @JGreenway12 to a 3-year, entry-level contract starting with the remainder of the '17-18 season → https://t.co/JKd3szedpS pic.twitter.com/4JuoVqSzgq — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 26, 2018 Jordan […]

Adam Gaudette
Gabriel Foley - Mar 26, 2018

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Adam Gaudette, only two days after his college season ended. Northeastern University, where Gaudette spent his past three years, lost to the University of Michigan on Saturday night, in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey Tournament, Michigan topped Northeastern 3-2. Gaudette was held off the scoresheet. […]

Casey Mittelstadt
Johanna Albertsson - Mar 26, 2018

The Buffalo Sabres are about to get a jolt of youth upfront thanks to newly signed forward, Casey Mittelstadt. Mittelstadt will join the Sabres by way of the University of Minnesota. He signs a three-year deal and could show up on the ice as early as Thursday, when the Sabres host the Detroit Red Wings. […]

The Chicago Blackhawks signed their college draft pick Dylan Sikura to an entry-level contract. Sikura’s contract is for two years, but financial terms have yet to be disclosed. If he plays a game this year, he will burn off the first year of the deal and become a restricted free agent after the 2018-19 season. […]

Henrik Borgstrom

Last but certainly not least is the NCAA Midwest Region preview. Ohio State is the top seed and has a great defense. Penn State is a third-seeded road team, but will have a home-ice advantage by playing in Allentown, Pa. Cinderella Princeton will look to continue its magical playoff run from the No. 7 seed […]

Dante Fabbro

It’s the third outlook of the NCAA men’s Division I hockey tournament and we look give an NCAA Northeast Region Preview. It’s been called the the region of death to borrow a term from soccer.  Top contenders like top-seeded Cornell, Michigan and Boston-area programs Northeastern and Boston University occupy the region. The bracket will take […]

Ryan Poehling

We’re halfway through the outlooks of the NCAA Division I men’s college hockey tournament and here’s the NCAA West Region preview. This could arguably be called the Minnesota Invitational with three teams in the region from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The best boasts the number one overall seed and one of the favorites to […]

Jake Evans

It’s that time of time of the year again where the 16 best collegiate hockey teams square off for the NCAA Division I championship. The tournament is broken down into four regions with four teams each. This piece will be an NCAA East region preview. Let’s take a look at the four teams and who […]

Tyger Allen, Editor - Mar 20, 2018

Despite a 5-4 OT loss to Columbus on Monday, Boston Bruins forward Ryan Donato showed that he is ready for the NHL. The 21-year-old was signed to a two-way contract and called up to play instantaneously for Bruce Cassidy’s Bruins. The 2014 second-round draft pick served as a replacement for the injured Patrice Bergeron and had […]

Noah Cirisoli - Mar 19, 2018

On Sunday the Boston Bruins announced that they had signed 21 year old prospect Ryan Donato to a two-year entry level contract. The centerman from Harvard was selected 56th overall by the Bruins in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Donato just wrapped up his junior season at Harvard University, where he tallied 43 […]

Maxim Letunov
Roman Koudenkov - Mar 16, 2018

The San Jose Sharks announced that they have signed prospect Maxim Letunov to a three-year, entry-level contract. “Max is a talented scorer and playmaker who has high speed and incredible game sense,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement – “We see Maxim being ready to play at a professional level. He will help […]

Dylan Sikura 2018 College Hockey
Ben Kerr - Mar 8, 2018

It’s that time of year.  The NCAA hockey season has come to a close and conference tournaments are in full swing.  NHL teams are now salivating at the chance to sign the top undrafted 2018 college hockey free agents as their teams play their final games of the season. These prospects don’t always have an impact […]

Alec Rauhauser
Ben Kerr - Mar 7, 2018

It’s that time of year.  The NCAA hockey season has come to a close and conference tournaments are in full swing.  NHL teams are now salivating at the chance to sign the top undrafted college free agents as their teams play their final games of the season. These prospects don’t always have an impact at the […]

Ben Kerr - Mar 6, 2018

It’s that time of year.  The NCAA hockey season has come to a close and conference tournaments are in full swing.  NHL teams are now salivating at the chance to sign the top undrafted college free agents as their teams play their final games of the season. These prospects don’t always have an impact at the […]

Jake Evans
Ben Kerr - Mar 5, 2018

It’s that time of year.  The NCAA hockey season has come to a close and conference tournaments are in full swing.  NHL teams are now salivating at the chance to sign the top undrafted college free agents as their teams play their final games of the season. These prospects don’t always have an impact at the […]



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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 […]

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Kyle Pereira - Mar 5, 2018

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 - Mar 5, 2018

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 - Mar 5, 2018

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 […]

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Kyle Pereira - Mar 5, 2018

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 - Mar 5, 2018

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 - Mar 5, 2018

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 - Mar 5, 2018

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 […]