2019 NHL Draft Picks In The NHL

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The 2019 NHL Draft contained many talented players, but only five of them are currently on NHL rosters. Two of them were always expected to be in this situation, Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. Third overall pick Kirby Dach was stuck in concussion protocol throughout pre-season. With the NHL Rule, teams cannot cut injured players. It […] READ MORE


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 NHL Prospects: Top 20

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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 all […] READ MORE


TSP: New Jersey Devils 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


New Jersey Devils Sign Jack Hughes To Entry Level Contract

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The New Jersey Devils announced the team has signed first overall pick Jack Hughes to a three-year entry-level contract worth that carries an annual NHL cap hit of $925,000. There are also performance bonuses in the deal. The New Jersey Devils signed @jackhughes43 to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary ($925,000 AAV) and performance bonuses. […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft Grades – Part Three

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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


Jack Hughes Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #1

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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


Vancouver Canucks Sign Quinn Hughes to Entry Level Contract

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have signed defenceman Quinn Hughes to a three-year entry level contract. Hughes will travel to Vancouver on Tuesday. Vancouver Canucks Sign Quinn Hughes Welcome to the #Canucks Quinn Hughes! Last year’s 7th overall pick signs a three-year entry-level contract with Vancouver. https://t.co/lDwkuR7EPU — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) March 10, […] READ MORE