2018-19 Calder Trophy Contenders

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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 Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for who […] READ MORE


TSP: Top 20 Affiliated NHL Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Carolina Hurricanes Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Sign Andrei Svechnikov to Entry-Level Deal

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The Carolina Hurricanes signed recent draft pick Andrei Svechnikov to a three-year entry-level contract worth about $2.5 million in base salary, or $832,500 per season. The deal also includes significant bonuses. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. It's official! pic.twitter.com/nqb5sEk4pB — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) June 30, 2018 The deal would pay him $70,000 a […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft: OHL has Impact on First Round in Dallas

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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 […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Expected to Draft Andrei Svechnikov with 2nd Overall Pick

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On Thursday, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell stated that the team will most likely be selecting the 18-year-old Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov with the 2nd overall pick at the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Waddell says it’s safe to assume Canes will take Svechnikov if Carolina makes No. 2 pick and Dahlin as […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Draft Preview

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It was a disastrous year for Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens finished 4th from last in the entire NHL and the team proved that they have some obvious holes. The Canadiens were the lowest scoring team in the league this season and finished 25th in goals against. The Habs struggled with injuries […] READ MORE


OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft: Final Rankings

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The Ontario Hockey League season is officially over. That means it’s on to the NHL Draft! With the Hamilton Bulldogs bowing out of the Memorial Cup in the semifinals, the attention across the OHL will turn to Dallas. Who will be the first OHLer off the board? Is there even a chance Andrei Svechnikov squeaks […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Mock Draft – Lottery Edition

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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 […] READ MORE