Dallas Stars Miro Heiskanen Shining Bright

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Dallas Stars rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen has been exceeding the expectations set for him this season. The 19-year-old Finnish blueliner was drafted third overall by the Dallas Stars at the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In 32 games played, Heiskanen has tallied seven goals and ten assists for a total of 17 points. He […] READ MORE


2018-19 Calder Trophy Contenders

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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 Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for who […] 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 Dallas Stars 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


2018 World Junior Championships Pool A: Players to Watch

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The 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day in Buffalo, New York. Over the next two days, we will give a short preview of the tournament, looking at the top few players to watch on each of the tournaments squads. Today, a look at Pool A. Check out Pool B Here. 2018 World […] READ MORE


World Juniors: Finland Selection Camp Roster Named

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The 2018 World Junior Championships are right around the corner. Countries are starting to pick their teams. 16 forwards, nine defencemen and three goaltenders were named to the Team Finland Selection Camp Roster for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships today. The 28-man selection camp roster will eventually need to be whittled down to a 23-man […] READ MORE


TSP: Dallas Stars 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


2017 NHL Draft: Erik Brannstrom Deserves More Attention

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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 LWOHP will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Mock Draft Part 1 – The Lottery Picks

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Evaluating the Top Defensemen in the 2017 NHL Draft

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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 LWOHP will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE