2018 NHL Draft Grades Part 4

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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


The 2018 NHL Draft: A Dream In Dallas

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The doors to the 2018 NHL Draft opened and immediately the feeling of fresh air washes over you. The scorching heat of the Texas sun replaced with a wave of air conditioning. The chatter of thousands of excited fans and families carried throughout the building, only interrupted by the hushed tones of conversations between general managers and […] READ MORE




Michael DiPietro signs with Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Michael DiPietro to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financials on the deal have not yet been released. All the details on @miketendy's signing: https://t.co/gnhSuVFobu — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) May 31, 2018 Michael DiPietro Signs With Vancouver Canucks Last season DiPietro went 29-21-1 with a 2.79 GAA and.910 SV percentage in 56 games with […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson

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The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they have signed top prospect Elias Pettersson to a three-year entry-level contract. Pettersson was selected fifth overall in last years NHL entry draft. Heres a scouting report on Pettersson by Last Word’s own Ben Kerr: Elias Pettersson Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #10 Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson Elias Pettersson […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Prospect Elias Pettersson Leads Vaxjo Lakers to SHL Title

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The Vaxjo Lakers have won the SHL Championship, sweeping Skelleftea AIK in four games. The star of the show for the Lakers was centre Elias Pettersson. The 19-year-old was the Vancouver Canucks first-round pick, fifth overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft. Pettersson scored the championship-clinching goal, led the league in playoff scoring with 19 points in 13 […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Sign Adam Gaudette

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Adam Gaudette, only two days after his college season ended. Northeastern University, where Gaudette spent his past three years, lost to the University of Michigan on Saturday night, in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey Tournament, Michigan topped Northeastern 3-2. Gaudette was held off the scoresheet. […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Mathew Barzal: 2015 Draft Calder Kid

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After Connor McDavid went down with an injury in his rookie season, it seemed the 2015 NHL draft would never see a Calder trophy. That was until this season when a pair of 1997 born players took the NHL by storm. March 5th marked the final match-up of the season between Mathew Barzal and Brock […] READ MORE


TSP: Vancouver Canucks 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