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 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


Evan Bouchard Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #9

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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


One Week to Go: 2018 OHL Playoff Picture

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The final full week of the Canadian Hockey League’s regular season offers a solid preview of the 2018 playoffs, which begin the weekend of March 23 – 25. Looking east to the Ontario Hockey League, the talent pool includes familiar names: Team Canada World Junior stars Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) and Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. […] READ MORE



2018 NHL Draft February Rankings: 6-10

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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


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


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