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: OHLers find homes in Rounds 2-4

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After breaking down the OHL’s impact in the first-round of the 2018 NHL Draft, it’s time to dive deeper. 35 OHLers came off the board in total. Seven in the first round. From rounds two through four, 16 heard their names called. We’ve already gone through the first round. Now it’s time to investigate Rounds […] 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



2018 OHL Priority Selection: Round 1 Recap

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The 2018 OHL Priority Selection is in the books. 15 rounds, 300 players and countless hours of scouting later, the next wave of talent is ready to enter the OHL. That’s not even counting the U-18 Draft or the undrafted free agent class either. While there are playmakers up-and-down the draft board, the biggest names […] READ MORE



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


2018 OHL Playoffs: First Round Preview

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After 68 regular season games, it all comes down to this. The first round of the 2018 OHL Playoffs are set to kick off the march to the Memorial Cup. The big favourite is the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. They had a remarkable season, with the highlight being a 23-game winning streak. The point streak […] READ MORE


Recapping the 2017-18 OHL Coaches Poll Winners

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On Thursday, the Ontario Hockey League revealed the results of their annual Coaches Poll. After 68 games of experience (well, almost), those behind the benches are asked about the players they instruct and prepare for each day. Who is the most under-rated player in the league? Which player was the most improved? And who would […] READ MORE