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nhl player development
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 […]


Kevin Mandolese
Doug Winkey - Apr 13, 2020

The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Kevin Mandolese to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will take Mandolese through 2022-23. The team announced the move early Monday afternoon. News Release: The #Sens have signed @CBEHockey goaltender Kevin Mandolese to a three-year, entry level contract: https://t.co/i5pSczeeun pic.twitter.com/8nF63cwkyr — Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) April 13, 2020 Senators Sign […]

Jonathan Aspirot
Mathieu Sheridan - Apr 13, 2020

The Ottawa Senators announced that they have signed defenceman Jonathan Aspirot to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will start at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. The Senators announced the deal Monday morning. News Release: The #Sens have signed @BellevilleSens defenceman Jonathan Aspirot to a three-year, entry-level contract: https://t.co/uqQGXDsznO pic.twitter.com/6Gz5fam5EA — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) […]

Dylan Cozens
Josh Young - Apr 9, 2020

The Ottawa Senators have signed centre Mark Kastelic to a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday. News Release: The #Sens have signed @WHLHitmen centre Mark Kastelic to a three-year, entry-level contract: https://t.co/sa2ezltQsD pic.twitter.com/4s4D6tcXUm — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 9, 2020 Ottawa Senators sign Mark Kastelic Kastelic is 21-years-old, and recently completed his fifth and final year […]

Ben Kerr - Oct 2, 2019

A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […]

Erik Brannstrom Ottawa Senators Prospects
Ben Kerr - Jul 21, 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 […]

Kened Sadiku - Jun 23, 2019

The NHL Draft has always been an exciting night. Whether you’re a team that’s gasping for air, or one that’s on cloud nine, it’s a glimpse of your franchise’s future. The Ottawa Senators 2019 Draft brought hope to a team that is looking for success from a deathbed they put themselves into. The Senators headed […]

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 […]

Christian Folin NHL Draft Team Needs

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Atlantic Division and their NHL Draft Team Needs. […]

Senators goaltending
Kened Sadiku - Apr 3, 2019

With another addition to their blue crease, the Ottawa Senators goaltending pipeline has another strong candidate in the mix. That being Joey Daccord. After a solid season at Arizona State University, Daccord has turned many heads. But Joey Daccord is not the only upcoming goalie the Senators have. Let’s dive into the Sens future in-between […]

Alex Metzger, Editor - Dec 19, 2018

In a year that’s all about playing the kids, it is tough to see this. But, sending down Drake Batherson was the right call for the Ottawa Senators.

Alex Metzger, Editor - Dec 18, 2018

The Ottawa Senators often see themselves losing leads. This leads to the question, should Brady Tkachuk get more defensive responsibility?

Brady Tkachuk
Alex Metzger, Editor - Dec 7, 2018

Brady Tkachuk was a known heart and soul player who brings his all every game. The Senators have got exactly what they expected from Tkachuk and more.

Alex Formenton
Jackalyn Crea - Nov 2, 2018

19-year-old Ottawa Senators forward Alex Formenton is on his way back to the OHL’s London Knights after playing nine games with the team. Roster update: The #Sens have assigned forward @88Forms to London (OHL). Mise à jour alignement: Les #Sens ont cédé l’attaquant Alex Formenton aux @GoLondonKnights. — Sens communications (@Media_Sens) November 2, 2018 Alex Formenton […]

Brady Tkachuk
Alex Metzger, Editor - Oct 17, 2018

Head Coach Guy Boucher confirmed today that Ottawa Senators rookie Brady Tkachuk would be out a month with a torn ligament in his leg.

Brady Tkachuk
Ariel Melendez - Aug 11, 2018

After being drafted fourth overall by the Ottawa Senators, Brady Tkachuk set a deadline on when he would decide whether or not to sign an entry-level contract. With that deadline approaching, Tkachuk has reportedly informed Boston University head coach Albie O’Connell that he intends to sign his pro contract. The decision is expected to be made official on Sunday.



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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 - 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 […]

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Kyle Pereira - Jan 12, 2021

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2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jan 12, 2021

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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 […]