2019-20 OHL Midwest Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues recently kicked off their new seasons. With that in mind, we will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. Today, we bring […] READ MORE


TSP: Washington Capitals 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


2019 NHL Draft Grades – Part Four

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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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft Showcases Diversity in First Round

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The 2019 NHL Draft kicked off Friday, June 21st in Vancouver. The night was full of surprises, bold moves, and new beginnings for elite prospects and their teams. The draft is an opportunity for teams to build their foundation, make moves, and forge their path for the future. Though it is an opportunity for fans […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft Team Needs: Metropolitan Divison

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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 Metropolitan Division and what their team needs are […] READ MORE


Connor McMichael Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #24

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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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft February Rankings #21-25

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical draft profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft November Rankings 26-31

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical draft profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft OHL Prospect Power Rankings: October

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Just over a month into the OHL season, and there are very few surprises atop the OHL Draft Eligible Power Rankings. When NHL Central Scouting announced their Players to Watch list at the beginning of October, 44 OHL names made the cut. Just two earned themselves an ‘A’ rating. They were Arthur Kaliyev of Hamilton […] READ MORE