2021 Draft Class Introductions, Part Two

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The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word do a 2021 Draft Class Introduction to two names to pay attention […] READ MORE


Loaning Detroit Red Wings Prospects A Smart Idea

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The Detroit Red Wings prospects are going to be key to their turnaround. Detroit finished with a league-worst 17-49-5 record and 39 points. The Red Wings had a mix of aging players and younger pros that lacked experience. There have been glimpses of hope with players like Filip Zadina scoring eight goals in 28 games […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Victor Soderstrom Could be Key Black Ace

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It came to the surprise of many that when the Arizona Coyotes transacted a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers to move up three positions to the 11th spot in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, that they had their eye on Victor Soderstrom. The Coyotes sent their 45th overall pick to the Flyers to exchange draft […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers Sign Linus Hogberg to Entry-Level Contract

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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed prospect Linus Hogberg to an entry-level contract. Flyers Sign Prospect Linus Hogberg Hogberg was a fifth-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, at pick 139. His first professional contract does not start until the beginning of the 2020-21 NHL season and is worth $925,000 per season. Amateur Play Since […] READ MORE


The Emphatic Rise of Japanese Hockey Through the Eyes of Yusaku Ando

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Thank you to LeadOff Sports Marketing for all of the help with this article. LeadOff Sports Marketing serves as the family advisor for Yusaku Ando, among many other Japanese players playing in North America. 16-year-old Yusaku Ando is making waves in the prospect world, following his commitment to Minnesota State University’s D1 hockey program. The […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Sign Cameron Crotty to Entry-level Contract

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It was announced by Arizona Coyotes President of hockey operation/general manager John Chayka that the team has agreed to terms with Cameron Crotty for a three-year entry-level deal. OFFICIAL — Coyotes sign defenseman Cam Crotty to a three-year entry-level contract:https://t.co/t9EQqGtqHE — Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) April 9, 2020 Coyotes Ink Defenceman Cameron Crotty to ELC The […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Sign David Tendeck to Entry-Level Contract

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The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have signed goalie David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will begin at the start of the 2020-21 season. The Coyotes announced the deal Monday evening. Arizona Coyotes Ink David Tendeck The North Vancouver, B.C. native spent the past season with the Vancouver Giants of the Western […] READ MORE


Mattias Samuelsson Signs Entry-Level Deal with Buffalo Sabres

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The Buffalo Sabres signed defence prospect Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year contract, carrying him through the 2022-23 NHL season. Financial details are unconfirmed at this time, however, the maximum for an entry-level deal for this term is a $2.775 million contract with an average annual value of $925,000 We have agreed to terms with Mattias […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers Sign Tanner Laczynski to an Entry-Level Deal

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The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed centre Tanner Laczynski to an entry-level deal. The deal will start at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. The deal was announced by the team Monday afternoon. Philadelphia Flyers Ink Tanner Laczynski Originally drafted in the sixth round, 169th overall in the 2016 NHL draft, Laczynski has […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Bowen Byram Could Provide Boost

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The Colorado Avalanche might be sad that all play is suspended due to the global health crisis but that gives them more opportunity to evaluate prospects like Bowen Byram. Byram was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 Draft. He did not have as good of a season with the WHL Vancouver Giants but he […] READ MORE