Calder Memorial Trophy: 2019-20 Predictions

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 40 – 21

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. 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


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


TSP: Top 20 Affiliated NHL Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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


TSP: Top Washington Capitals Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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


Washington Capitals Sign Ilya Samsonov To ELC

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The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $925,000. He also has player bonuses as well that start at $500,000 in his first year and increases $50,000 in each of the next two years. The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year […] READ MORE


Report: Ilya Samsonov To Sign Rookie Contract With The Washington Capitals

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It has been no secret that the Washington Capitals have been keen for the Magnitogorsk Metallurg goalie Ilya Samsonov to come to the American Capital since drafting him in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. However, the Capitals have had to be patient until the 21-year-old’s current contract has expired. There are no announcements of specific contract details […] READ MORE


Ilya Samsonov Receives an Exciting Visitor From Washington

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  Young goaltender Ilya Samsonov receives an exciting visitor, in Russia this week, in the form of Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. This 20-year-old top prospect was selected as first round pick in the 2015 draft. His contract finishes with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Kontinental Hockey League) in the spring. Sport-Express’s Igor Eronko and TSN’s Bob McKenzie […] READ MORE


TSP: Washington Capitals Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE