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San Jose Sharks Sign KHL Goaltender Alexei Melnichuk

The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent, Russian goaltender, Alexei Melnichuk, to a two-year, entry-level contract. Melnichuk has spent three seasons with SKA St Petersburg in the KHL. The deal carries him through the 2021-22 season. It’s Official: Goalie Alexei Melnichuk signs with San Jose Sharks. Last KHL season 1.68 goals against average .930 […]



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Buffalo Sabres Win 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, First Overall Pick

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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Simon Robertsson Can’t Be Overlooked in This Year’s Draft
Kyle Pereira - May 21, 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’s 2021 NHL Draft Top 15 Part Two: Top 10 Picks
Kyle Pereira - Feb 2, 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’s 2021 NHL Draft Top 15 Part One: Picks 11 to 15 and Notable Omissions

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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Player Development of NHL Prospects: Top Three Picks
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 […]

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The Colorado Avalanche Should Use 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 […]

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Marco Rossi of Minnesota Wild Out Indefinitely With Upper-Body Injury
Luiza Vidal - 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 […]

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Carson Lambos Draws Lots of Similarities to Alex Pietrangelo’s Draft Year
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 […]