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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 […]


Matthew Boldy
Ben Kerr - Aug 4, 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 […]

Paul Fenton
Doug Winkey - Jun 19, 2019

The 2019 NHL Draft is a big event for teams undergoing a rebuild or thinking about starting one. The Minnesota Wild draft will be no exception. They have an ageing core and a poorly rated farm system. General manager Paul Fenton has some interesting times in his future if he is going to get Minnesota […]

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 Central Division and what their NHL Draft team […]

Fedor Gordeev
Ben Kerr - May 30, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to trade the rights to defence prospect Fedor Gordeev to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick. Drafted by the Leafs in 2017, Gordeev will re-enter the draft if not signed by June 1st. MIN and TOR have a trade for the rights to unsigned junior […]

Gustav Olofsson
Ben Kerr - Oct 3, 2018

The Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild completed a trade on Wednesday, just ahead of the start of the NHL season. The Canadiens acquire prospect defenceman Gustav Olofsson while the Wild acquire prospect winger Will Bitten. Canadiens acquire defenseman Gustav Olofsson from the Minnesota Wild, in return for forward William Bitten. Olofsson will report to the Laval Rocket. […]

Kirill Kaprizov Minnesota Wild Prospects
Ben Kerr - Aug 12, 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 be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […]

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 and 23rd. This year’s 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 […]



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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 […]

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 […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Jan 12, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […]