Andrei Svechnikov Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #2

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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


OHL Playoffs: Go Big or Go Home

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The Ontario Hockey League playoffs started with a bang on March 22nd. Big margins of victory were a recurring theme. The Mississauga Steelheads, Owen Sound Attack and Hamilton Bulldogs all emerged as big winners this weekend. But it was all mere child’s play compared to the Soo Greyhounds 8-0 shutout of the Saginaw Spirit. OHL […] READ MORE



OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft: January

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January was a big month for OHL prospects with their eyes on the 2018 NHL Draft. There were there moves up and down the rankings, and the CHL held its annual Sherwin-Williams CHL Top Prospects Game. January OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft 10 different OHLers recorded a point in the game, […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft February Rankings: Top Five

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next few days, we will be previewing the 2018 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE


Five OHL Thoughts on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings

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On Monday, NHL Central Scouting released their Midterm Rankings for the 2018 NHL draft. Over 200 skaters and 31 goalies were rated for North America, with Barrie’s Andrei Svechnikov leading the way. Five from the OHL cracked the top ten, and seven made the first 20. 61 players in total made the list, down from […] READ MORE


OHL Prospect Power Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft: December

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As the calendar flips from 2017 to 2018, the OHL season is shifting into high gear. The trade deadline is approaching and contenders are emerging. Additionally, top prospects are trying to prove they’re for real ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft. Some of the big names getting ready for the 2018 NHL Draft have been […] READ MORE


Catching Up: Mid-season check with 2017/18 OHL Players to Watch

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Every OHL season starts with a clean slate. Draft eligible players have a chance to strut their stuff and prove pre-season rankings right or wrong. A team that didn’t live up to expectations the year before can catch the league off-guard a year later. Players can take on new roles and thrive, gaining notoriety in […] READ MORE


2018 World Junior Championships Pool B: Players To Watch

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The 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day in Buffalo, New York. Over the next two days, we will give a short preview of the tournament, looking at the top few players to watch on each of the tournaments squads. Today, a look at Pool B. 2018 World Junior Championships Pool B: Players […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft- November Rankings and Reports

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Starting today, and for the next 40 or so days I will be bringing you features on the next wave of NHL players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE