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Luke Tuch
Ben Kerr - May 17, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]


Tyler Kleven
Ben Kerr - May 11, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Sam Colangelo
Ben Kerr - May 10, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Ty Smilanic
Ben Kerr - May 9, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Tyler Wall

The New York Rangers signed free agent goalie Tyler Wall to a two-year contract worth $1.85 million, or $925,000 per season. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. OFFICIAL: Rangers have signed goaltender Tyler Wall to an entry-level contract. Details to follow. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 8, 2020 Tyler Wall Signs With […]

Ben Kerr - May 8, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Brendan Brisson
Ben Kerr - May 4, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Dylan Holloway
Ben Kerr - May 2, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Jake Sanderson 2020 NHL Draft
Ben Kerr - Apr 24, 2020

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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Scott Perunovich

University of Minnesota-Duluth junior defenceman Scott Perunovich earned the Hobey Baker Award late Saturday night. The announcement was made on the late edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Scott Perunovich Wins Hobey Baker The St. Louis Blues prospect beat out Jeremy Swayman and Jordan Kawaguchi to win the award. Perunovich is the sixth Bulldogs player to win […]

Justin Richards
Luke Flannigan - Apr 2, 2020

The New York Rangers have signed Justin Richards to an entry-level contract for the 2020-2021 season. The free agent center has just finished playing in his junior year for the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. OFFICIAL: Rangers have signed free agent forward Justin Richards to an entry-level contract. Details ⬇️ — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 2, […]

Brinson Paschinuk College Free Agents

The San Jose Sharks signed collegiate free agent defenceman Brinson Paschinuk to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released as of this time. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season if he burns his first year when play resumes. The contract will run until 2021-22 if he waits until next […]

Scott Perunovich
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 27, 2020

The St. Louis Blues announced that they have signed defenceman Scott Perunovich to a two-year entry-level contract. The deal will start at the beginning of 2020-21. The team announced the news late Friday afternoon. St. Louis Blues Ink Scott Perunovich The Hibbing, MN native spent this season playing for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. In […]

Tanner Laczynski
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 23, 2020

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed centre Tanner Laczynski to an entry-level deal. The deal will start at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. The deal was announced by the team Monday afternoon. Philadelphia Flyers Ink Tanner Laczynski Originally drafted in the sixth round, 169th overall in the 2016 NHL draft, Laczynski has […]

Dawson DiPietro
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 23, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed forward Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level deal. The deal will commence at the start of the 2020-21 season. The Sabres announced the news Monday afternoon. We have agreed to terms with forward Dawson DiPietro on a one-year, entry-level contract. Details: https://t.co/a8A1UbQDvs pic.twitter.com/yY4L8TiS4f — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) […]

Austin Rueschhoff
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 20, 2020

The New York Rangers announced that they have signed forward Austin Rueschhoff to an entry-level contract. The contract is set to begin for the 2020-21 season. OFFICIAL: Rangers have signed free agent forward Austin Rueschhoff of @WesternMichU to an entry-level contract. Full details ⬇️ — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 20, 2020 Austin Rueschhoff Signed […]



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Kyle Pereira - Mar 20, 2020

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Kyle Pereira - Mar 20, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 […]