2017 NHL Draft Grades – Part Four

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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


2017 NHL Entry Draft – Pacific Division Team Needs

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By Jack Thompson With the conclusion of the Expansion Draft, it’s time to focus in on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft – which occurs on Friday evening. We take a look at Pacific Division Team Needs in the NHL Draft. It’s no surprise the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is a little different than what has […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks NHL Draft Preview

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by Pearce Fraser On June 23rd the Vancouver Canucks will find themselves selecting fifth at the NHL draft; a position the west coast fan base is far too familiar with. On the heels of a season that saw the Canucks finish in the bottom three of league standings for the second consecutive year, a complete rebuild […] READ MORE


Possible Landing Spots for Cal Petersen

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Former Notre Dame goaltender Cal Petersen announced via the school’s Twitter account that he has made the decision to leave the NCAA and continue his career at the professional level. Now that he has made that decision; Petersen has another choice before he makes his first steps in the professional hockey world. The Waterloo, Iowa native can […] READ MORE



Nikita Tryamkin and Philip Larsen leave the Vancouver Canucks for the KHL

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by Matthew Vocino After a disappointing season for the Vancouver Canucks, Thursday it got a little worse as both Nikita Tryamkin and Philip Larsen have signed contracts in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Defenseman Nikita Tryamkin returns to @IHCAvtomobilist after one full season with @Canucks in NHL. pic.twitter.com/3kJRLpvc0i — KHL (@khl_eng) April 20, 2017 Tryamkin and […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Sign Brock Boeser; Will Make Debut Saturday

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by Noah Cirisoli After a heart breaking double overtime loss to Boston University in the first round of the NCAA hockey playoffs, the University of North Dakota’s men’s hockey season came to a close, and so did forward Brock Boeser‘s career there. Boeser, who was selected 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2015 National […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Rebuild Off to Good Start

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by Markus Meyer The Vancouver Canucks exceeded expectations at the trade deadline. They flipped veterans Alex Burrows and Jannik Hansen to the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks respectively. General manager Jim Benning managed to pick up high-end prospect Jonathan Dahlen from the Senators; while picking up 2014 first rounder Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth […] READ MORE



NHL Organizational Prospect Pool Rankings (Top 10)

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring 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 […] READ MORE