NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Jack Drury Leaving Harvard, Signs In Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Like Morgan Barron earlier today, who is leaving Cornell to sign with the New York Rangers and start his professional career, other NCAA players will have to find different ways to continue their hockey careers after several schools canceled the upcoming season. One of those players..." August 01

  • AHL pushes back start of 2020-21 season over coronavirus concerns

    New York Post "Coronavirus continues to have an effect on North American sports, including the minor leagues. On Thursday, the American Hockey League announced it would delay the start of the 2020-21 season because of the coronavirus. This comes months after the league ended its season and..." July 30

  • Yegor Rykov’s KHL Rights Traded to CSKA Moscow

    Blueshirt Banter "Rangers prospect Yegor Rykov’s rights were traded in the KHL as his former team, SKA Saint Peterburg, swapped him to rival CSKA Moscow. The 23-year-old defenseman struggled in his first North American season.  " July 30

  • OHL’s New Director Of Cultural Diversity Is Ready To Start The Discussion

    The Hockey News "Rico Phillips first fell in love with hockey in high school, when he got the chance to be a student athletic trainer in Michigan. A buddy of his was on the hockey team and Phillips was intrigued by the sport. “I thought, ‘Man, they get their teeth knocked out,’..." July 21

  • USA Hockey Cancels World Junior Summer Showcase

    Sportsnet "USA Hockey has cancelled the 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase that was slated to run from July 24 to July 31 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., the organization announced Wednesday. USA Hockey had invited 44 American players to take part in the event, which is part of the..." July 15

  • With Dean Evason And Kirill Kaprizov In The Fold, Wild Hope To Be On A Winning Path

    The Hockey News "Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin had actually seen enough from Dean Evason to drop the interim tag from his title a while ago. So he wanted to make sure that when the players walked into the dressing room as a team for the first time in fourth months Monday morning, they knew exactly who is their..." July 14

  • How the Islanders’ deal with Ilya Sorokin unfolded

    New York Post "Ilya Sorokin’s new deal with the Islanders relied on a little bit of faith. The prized goalie prospect signed a one-year, entry-level contract and a one-year contract extension for the 2020-21 season, the team announced Monday. By signing now, Sorokin can burn this..." July 14

  • Troy Terry Sings Three-Year Extension with Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that forward Troy Terry has re-signed with the club. The contract is good for three years, carrying him through the 2022-23 season. The deal’s cap hit is reported to be $1.45 million. Although Terry’s salary will be..." July 14

  • Jack Rathbone Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have convinced one of their exciting young prospects to turn pro, signing Jack Rathbone to a three-year entry-level contract. Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports that the deal will actually start in 2019-20, meaning Rathbone will burn the first..." July 14

  • Danil Gushchin, Albin Grewe Sign In OHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Two notable NHL prospects and recent CHL Import Draft selections have joined the ranks of the OHL. 2020 draft eligible forward Danil Gushchin, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 Import Draft, has signed with the Niagara Ice Dogs, while forward Albin Grewe, a 2019 third-round..." July 14

  • NHLers In The Olympics Is Back On The Table; That's Great For Some Countries – And Bad News For Others

    The Hockey News "While nothing is 100 percent yet, we’re on the path to see NHL players participate in the Olympics again. This is undoubtedly great news for hockey fans (and the IOC’s wallets), as we will truly get best-on-best hockey in 2022 and 2026. Let’s face it: the 2018 Games in Korea..." July 07

  • On road to 2021 draft, Aatu Raty unfazed by historic chance

    TSN "Kaapo Kakko (2019), Patrik Laine (2016), Aleksander Barkov (2013) and Kari Lehtonen (2002) have all been picked second overall in the National Hockey League draft, but never before has a Finn gone first. So, Aatu Raty enters the 2020-21 season with a chance to make..." July 06

  • NHL Remains Focused On Full 2020-21 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the 2020-21 season isn’t expected to start until December, possibly even January, the NHL has maintained in the past that it would like to have a full 82-game regular season to bring stability back to fans. Nothing has changed in the minds of the NHL, according to TSN’s..." July 04

  • Projecting Team USA's 2022 Olympic roster

    The Score "With Olympic participation reportedly included in the NHL and NHLPA's modified collective bargaining agreement, it's time for hockey fans to begin to think about what the tournament may look like. Following a look at Team Canada, our series continues with Team USA..." July 04

  • Alexis Lafreniere NHL draft sweepstakes: Best fits, biggest eye-roll landing spots of 16 potential teams

    ESPN "The 2020 NHL draft lottery was pure chaos. It wasn't just that the lowly Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators lost out on the No. 1 pick. Everyone must cope with the fact that "Team E" -- a squad that plays in the NHL's..." July 03

  • What if Blackhawks get No. 1 pick and select Alexis Lafrenière?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks received a gift when it was announced they'd be included in the NHL's 24-team playoff format under the Return To Play plan. They're set to play the Oilers in a best-of-5 play-in series after being 12th in the Western Conference and six points out of a..." July 02

  • College hockey is churning out the NHL's top-producing rookie defensemen

    Grand Forks Herald "Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association recently cast their votes for the Calder Trophy, which goes to the NHL's top rookie. Their decision was an agonizing choice: They had the option of voting for Quinn Hughes, who tallied 53 points for the Vancouver Canucks. They..." July 02

  • Predators’ Alexander Campbell Commits To Clarkson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Clarkson University Golden Knights received a major boost to their program today in the form of a commitment from Nashville Predators prospect Alexander Campbell. Clarkson announced that Campbell, as well as older brother Charlie Campbell, will join the team..." June 30

  • Dreams of Alexis Lafreniere as a Canadien become more real

    Sportsnet "You can picture it already, can’t you? Alexis Lafreniere, outfitted head-to-toe in bleu, blanc et rouge, bursting onto Bell Centre ice as public address announcer Michel Lacroix belts out, “Mesdames et Monsieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen, Accueillons nos..." June 29

  • The Senators will have plenty of options with their two top selections in draft

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators are confident they’ll be just fine. No, they won’t have the No. 1 selection in the NHL draft whenever — and however — it’s held, but general manager Pierre Dorion is confident chief scout Trent Mann and his staff will make the right..." June 29

  • Some NHL Play-In Teams Now Have Incentive To Lose For Alexis Lafreniere

    Sportsnaut "Ever since the “mystery team” won the NHL Draft Lottery this past Friday night, a bunch of teams have fans debating if losing the qualifying round would be better. That’s because all eights teams that get knocked out will have a 12.5% chance of getting generational..." June 28

  • Oilers focus on Cup Qualifier, not possible No. 1 pick from Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are focused on winning their Stanley Cup Qualifier series, not the possibility of getting the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft for the fifth time since 2010, general manager Ken Holland said Saturday. "I don't think anybody's thinking of the No. 1 selection..." June 27

  • What Now? Post-Lottery Forecasts For Los Angeles, Ottawa And Detriot

    The Hockey News "Phase 1 of the NHL’s Draft Lottery is done and while we don’t know the ultimate winner, we do know the fates of the seven teams who missed the Return to Play qualifying round. And while none of them are getting their hands on Alexis Lafreniere (that will be determined with a Phase 2..." June 26

  • Center Mikhail ‘Misha’ Vorobyev leaving Flyers organization for Russia’s KHL; Wyatt Kalynuk testing market

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Center Mikhail “Misha” Vorobyev, who had a strong season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms but struggled when he was recalled by the Flyers, has decided to forego his dream of playing regularly in the NHL. A Russian website reported that Vorobyev, 23, is going to sign a..." June 26

  • CHL appoints independent review panel

    TSN "In the wake of a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging systemic abuse and hazing, the Canadian Hockey League announced the appointment of an independent review panel on Friday to “thoroughly review the current policies and practices in our leagues that relate to hazing, abuse, harassment..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Lottery to help set future of projected No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere

    NHL.com "Alexis Lafreniere's NHL future will become much clearer when the First Phase of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery is held Friday (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSN, SN, TVAS). The left wing from Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL..." June 26

  • 2020 NHL Draft Lottery primer: Details, odds, top prospects

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2020 NHL Draft should have been taking place in Montreal this weekend, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed the NHL’s plans. Now, on what should have been the night of Round 1, the league will hold Phase 1 of the draft lottery. You can catch the 2020 NHL Draft..." June 25

  • 'Quite the player': No. 1 pick would give Red Wings path to 'exceptional' Alexis Lafreniere

    Detroit News "Why is there so much importance attached to winning Friday’s NHL Draft Lottery? Because that team, including the Red Wings, will have the chance to pick first and select left wing Alexis Lafreniere. There isn’t an NHL analyst out there, or mock draft that’s..." June 25

  • Biggest winners and losers in NHL Draft Lottery history

    Sportsnet "Five years ago, the Edmonton Oilers struck it rich at the draft lottery — again. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly held up their logo, signalling their unofficial victory in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes and prompting an unforgettably awkward and widely overanalyzed..." June 25

  • NHL draft lottery is set for 8 p.m. Friday: How the complex process will work

    USA Today "The 2020 NHL draft lottery is set to air at 8 p.m. ET Friday on NBCSN and NHL Network, but it's going to have quirks given the unusual circumstances.  With the season still on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 15 non-playoff teams that typically would..." June 24

  • How the NHL Draft Lottery has changed over the years

    Sportsnet "The futures of some NHL teams will be determined this Friday night when the first part of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery takes place. The second part of it, well, may not happen at all. That’s because this year’s version of the lottery has been set up in a unique way to..." June 23

  • Should NHL Start The Season On Jan. 1 From Now On?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been talked about quite a bit over the last three weeks that with the NHL expected to start the playoffs in early August (now revealed to be July 30). That means that the Stanley Cup is likely to be awarded in early October, which means that the offseason and draft would..." June 21

  • ‘It’s time for action’: Jayden Struble, a Canadiens prospect, wants to stop racism on and off the ice

    Boston "Jayden Struble will head to Michigan next month to be evaluated for a spot on next year’s U.S. National Junior Team. A local product who is from Cumberland, R.I. and graduated from St. Sebastian’s, the defender was ranked the No. 48 North American prospect by NHL..." June 20

  • USA Hockey Announces 2020 Summer Showcase Roster

    Pro Hockey Rumors "USA Hockey is moving forward with their annual World Junior Summer Showcase, announcing a 43-man roster for the upcoming event at their home in Plymouth, Michigan from July 24 to August 1. The camp will be used to select the roster for the 2021 World Junior Champions, which is also..." June 19

  • Panthers Prospect Emil Djuse Signs In The KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After a good showing in the SHL the previous two seasons, Emil Djuse decided to try his hand at playing in North America this season and signed with Dallas back in April of 2019.  However, after failing to reach the NHL with them or Florida (who acquired him in February), he has..." June 18

  • WHL announces return to play protocol, targeting October start to season

    Kelowna Now "For fans, the most interesting thing to come out of the WHL’s Annual General Meeting today is the league’s Return to Play Protocol for 2020-21. The protocol is meant to facilitate discussion on a timely start to the 2020-21 season, which won’t be as early as the..." June 18

  • NHLers in need of visa extensions ‘strongly encouraged’ to return by June 21

    Sportsnet "NHL players who need their work visas extended through the post-season were "strongly encouraged" this week to return to Canada or the United States (depending on which of the two countries they play in) by June 21. As the NHL and NHLPA negotiate an agreement to resume play,..." June 13

  • GTHL releases details on penalties called for discriminatory slurs

    TSN "The Greater Toronto Hockey League, the world’s biggest amateur hockey organization with more than 40,000 players, today disclosed details of how many player penalties have been called over the past three seasons for discriminatory slurs. The league recorded five gross misconduct..." June 12

  • Shane Wright Tops Connor McDavid’s OHL Rookie Season

    The Hockey Writers "John Tavares, Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid, Shane Wright. One of these names is not like the others, but with a strong rookie season, Wright has the potential to be as good as the players mentioned here before him. The names on this list were not a coincidence. Like Wright, they were..." June 09

  • 2020 QMJHL First Round Draft Results

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While we don’t know when the 2020 NHL Entry Draft will be taking place, the Canadian junior leagues have been proceeding with their drafts.  The OHL and WHL have already done theirs and on Friday, the QMJHL began their 2020 draft (which featured a notable prospect on the..." June 06

  • Cameron MacDonald Headed To QMJHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 NHL Entry Draft still doesn’t have a date, but some are already looking forward to next year and the crop of talent that will be eligible in 2021. One of those names, Cameron MacDonald, will be showcasing his skills in a different league than expected this..." June 04

  • Don't call him Leon Draisaitl: meet Tim Stutzle, Germany's new star prospect

    The Hockey News "Tim Stutzle can picture it. He’s beating defenders with his blazing speed and pulling highlight-reel dekes in front of NHL crowds, just like his idol Connor McDavid. Even a decade ago, the dream would’ve felt far-fetched for a German kid from Viersen, a town of 75,000, but so..." June 03

  • QMJHL Hoping To Start 2020-21 Season In October

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the hockey world’s focus has been on the NHL and whether or not it will be able to resume the 2019-20 season this summer, other leagues have had to look forward and plan for the future. It was hard to know how a major junior league like the QMJHL would continue given its reliance on..." June 02

  • NHL rules conditional trades involving 2020 draft picks hinge on play-in round

    The Score "The NHL clarified its plan for processing conditional trades involving 2020 draft picks in a memo sent to teams this week, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. With the NHL and NHLPA agreeing upon a unique 24-team playoff format, the league has ruled teams must advance..." May 30

  • Bruins Prospect Peter Cehlarik Signs With Lugano

    Boston Hockey Now "Peter Cehlarik will not return to the Boston Bruins for the 2020-21 season. A source confirmed to Boston Hockey Now on Friday that Cehlarik has in fact signed with HC Lugano in Switzerland. Cehlarik will not be part of an expanded roster for the Bruins when the NHL season resumes this..." May 30

  • Pierre Dorion: Senators 'very happy' with how draft lottery will play out

    TSN "Pierre Dorion, the general manager of the Ottawa Senators who have a combined 25 per cent shot at landing the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NHL draft lottery, said on Thursday that the team is "very happy" about the new rules for the June 26 lottery that the league announced..." May 29

  • Europe an option for Alexis Lafreniere if 2020-21 NHL season is delayed

    The Score "Alexis Lafreniere's agent is exploring all options for the 2020-21 season, including European leagues, depending on how long the start of the NHL's next campaign is delayed, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on "Insider Trading" Thursday. "......" May 29

  • NHL, NHLPA to push back ELC signing deadline

    TSN "The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association are expected to push back the June 1 entry-level contract signing deadline by one month, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Both parties need more time to negotiate on the..." May 28

  • USA Hockey president facing probe for handling of abuse allegations

    The Score "The U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating USA Hockey president Jim Smith's handling of sexual misconduct and abuse allegations against a youth coach, The Athletic's Katie Strang reports. Smith is being investigated for turning a blind eye when Tom..." May 28

  • Hockey Canada cancels all camps, programs through Sept. 1

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has cancelled all programs and national team camps through Sept. 1, but plans to hold “various programming and training sessions” virtually over the summer. The programs and camps that will be moved to a virtual setting include: • BFL Canada..." May 28