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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 […]


Ben Kerr - Jul 28, 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 […]

Bowen Byram 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 […]

Daniel Brown, Editor - Nov 2, 2018

The Edmonton Oilers rookie defenceman Evan Bouchard has been reassigned to the OHL London Knights for further development. Bouchard was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Oilers are dedicated to their prospect and youth movement this season, giving Bouchard a long look before sending him to London. Edmonton Oilers Re-assign Evan […]

Evan Bouchard
Ben Kerr - Jul 29, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […]

Evan Bouchard
Armand Klisivitch - Jul 17, 2018

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defencemen Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.775 million. This deal carries him through the 2020-21 season, though could extend longer if there is a one-year entry-level slide. BOUCH! ? The #Oilers have signed 2018 first-round (10th overall) #NHLDraft selection, defenceman Evan Bouchard, to a three-year entry-level contract. […]

Serron Noel
Bryan Thiel - Jun 25, 2018

After breaking down the OHL’s impact in the first-round of the 2018 NHL Draft, it’s time to dive deeper. 35 OHLers came off the board in total. Seven in the first round. From rounds two through four, 16 heard their names called. We’ve already gone through the first round. Now it’s time to investigate Rounds […]

Andrei Svechnikov
Bryan Thiel - Jun 25, 2018

The 2018 NHL Draft is officially in the books. 78 players from the Canadian Hockey League found new NHL homes in Dallas. 13 of them heard their names called in the first round. Of those numbers, 35 of those names came from the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL also supplied seven first rounders. Of those […]

Filip Zadina 2018 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 24, 2018

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 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

With the NHL entry draft on the horizon, teams are gearing up for a busy weekend in Dallas on June 22nd/23rd. This years draft class is deep and a has a ton of foreign talent, three of which are the projected top 3. It also includes one player who is a generational talent and has […]



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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 - Jan 12, 2021

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 - Jan 12, 2021

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 - Jan 12, 2021

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 - Jan 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 […]