Why the NHL Draft Lottery Format is a Mistake

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Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the NHL Draft Lottery will take place on June 26th. It will feature the seven teams that are not coming back for the playoffs. However, it will also feature eight spots for the eliminated teams from the play-in bracket. This is pretty confusing. If one of the mystery teams […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Kings Sign Cole Hults

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Cole Hults has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The left shot defenceman has opted to forego his senior year at Penn State and becomes the most recent prospect to be added to the plethora within L.A.’s handsome farm system. Cole Hults Inks With the L.A. Kings Cole Hults was selected […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Sign Ian Mitchell

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Chicago Blackhawks‘ prospect Ian Mitchell, has reportedly agreed to an entry level contract with the team after playing three seasons with the University of Denver. Ian Mitchell has agreed to terms with the Blackhawks, ICYMI. This has been updated with contract information. https://t.co/G6MUssCcfY — Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) April 11, 2020 Ian Mitchell Signs with Chicago […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Sign Michal Teply

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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed prospect Michal Teply to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will have an annual cap hit of $825,000 and take Teply through 2022-23. The news was announced late Friday afternoon. It's official! Forward Michal Teply inked a three-year ($825,833 AAV) contract that runs through the 2022-23 season.#Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/VLC6n5MmA6 — Chicago […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Sign Matthew Highmore, Three Other Prospects

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The Chicago Blackhawks went on a signing spree today. They extended Matthew Highmore and Kevin Lankinen. The team also signed forwards Evan Barratt and Andrei Altybarmakyan to entry-level deals. The team announced the deals over the noon hour on Thursday. Signed on! The #Blackhawks have extended forward Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen and inked […] READ MORE


TSP: Chicago Blackhawks Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Sign Kirby Dach

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It was announced on Monday that the Chicago Blackhawks signed Kirby Dach to a three-year, entry-level deal. This contract will take him through at least the 2021-22 season, with the possibility of an entry-level slide. Blackhawks sign first-round pick Kirby Dach to a three-year entry-level contract. That does not mean he’s made the team, of course. — […] READ MORE



2019 NHL Draft Team Needs: Central Division

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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 […] READ MORE