NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Rangers' K'Andre Miller taunted with racial slurs during video chat with fans

    The Score "The New York Rangers attempted to introduce prospect K'Andre Miller to the fanbase on Friday, but the video chat's comments section was flooded with racial slurs. "The National Hockey League is appalled that a video call arranged today by the New York..." April 03

  • Battalion to select defenceman Ty Nelson with first pick in OHL draft

    Sportsnet "The North Bay Battalion will select defenceman Ty Nelson with the first pick in Saturday’s OHL Priority Selection draft. The club announced the pick on Friday. Nelson, 16, was a member of the Greater Toronto Hockey League champion Toronto Jr. Canadiens this season and..." April 03

  • Top 2020 NHL Draft prospects compared to current players

    NHL.com "Who do the top prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft compare to in the NHL? NHL Central Scouting is producing its final rankings of the top North American skaters and goaltenders for the 2020 draft via video conferencing, which is being led by NHL Central Scouting director Dan..." April 03

  • Scott Perunovich, Jordan Kawaguchi, Jeremy Swayman named Hobey Baker finalists

    NHL.com "Scott Perunovich, a defenseman prospect for the St. Louis Blues from the University of Minnesota Duluth, was among the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award announced Thursday. Forward Jordan Kawaguchi of the University of North Dakota, and goalie Jeremy..." April 02

  • Luke Martin Not Expected To Sign With Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Every summer, some of the college players that were drafted several years ago end up becoming unrestricted free agents. They have spent four years in their NCAA program and only have to wait a few months to earn the right to sign with whichever team they want. While the day that draft rights..." April 02

  • Prospects could have a much harder time making the jump to the NHL next season

    Mile High Hockey "With games currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is looking at any and all possibilities that would allow them to finish the 2019-20 season. In an effort to do so, the league has already postponed the NHL Entry Draft indefinitely.  As of now, we don’t..." April 02

  • Kyle Dubas: Nick Robertson will get 'every opportunity' to make Leafs next season

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said Tuesday prospect Nick Robertson will be given a chance to crack the team's opening night roster next season. "Come training camp we’ll give (Robertson) every opportunity to potentially make the team and..." March 31

  • NHL Draft 2020: Prospects Ready to Thrive as Rookies

    Bleacher Report "When will this year's NHL draft take place? That's unknown after the league postponed the event, which was scheduled for late June, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Whenever it does take place, there are plenty of talented players who could play in the league next..." March 31

  • Ruben Rafkin — 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

    The Hockey Writers "Ruben Rafkin 2019-20 Team: Windsor Spitfires (#88) Date of Birth: Jan. 8, 2002 Place of Birth: Turku, Finland Ht: 6-foot Wt: 190-pounds  Position: D Shoots: R NHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible.  The Spitfires..." March 30

  • Marco Rossi: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Awesome Austrian Ace 2

    All About The Jersey "x There have been just eight skaters who were born in Austria and played in the National Hockey League per Hockey-Reference. Today’s profile is about someone who will at least be the ninth and could have a shot at knocking off Thomas Vanek as the most..." March 30

  • Quinton Byfield confident of cracking NHL next season

    TSN "Quinton Byfield planned on getting a new bow tie. "At the end of the season I was going? to grab a nice suit, nice bow tie, something special for the draft," the Sudbury Wolves centre said. ? But the end of the season came a lot sooner..." March 30

  • Jack Quinn – 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

    The Hockey Writers "Jack Quinn 2019-20 Team: Ottawa 67’s Date of Birth: Sept. 19, 2001 Place of Birth: Cobden, Ontario Ht: 6-foot Wt: 179 lbs  Shoots: Right Position: Right wing  NHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year..." March 30

  • Alexis Lafreniere talks ‘fun’ chance of joining Senators

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. Free Joe Exotic. 1. If the NHL’s draft lottery odds remain as frozen as the regular-season standings, Alexis Lafreniere has a 25 per cent chance of joining..." March 28

  • Senators expected to sign KHL D Artyom Zub

    TSN "It appears the Ottawa Senators have won the Artyom Zub sweepstakes.  “The expectation is that Zub, who's got the potential to be a top-four shutdown D-man in the NHL, will sign with the Ottawa Senators,“ TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said Thursday on Insider..." March 28

  • Bruins signing college free agent D Jack Ahcan

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Per a few different reports on Twitter, the Bruins are signing a new college free agent. Jack Ahcan, a 22-year-old defenseman, just finished his senior season at St. Cloud State. he served as captain during his last college campaign. Ahcan will turn 23 in May...." March 26

  • Canadiens sign Jesse Ylonen to three-year, entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms with forward Jesse Ylönen on a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced on Thursday. Ylönen appeared in 53 games this year as a member of the Finnish Liiga’s Lahti Pelicans, ranking second on the team in..." March 26

  • Florida Panthers sign undrafted NCAA defenseman Alec Rauhauser

    Litter Box Cats "According to reports, the Florida Panthers have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Alec Rauhauser to an entry-level contract. Rauhauser is a 25-year-old from Bismarck, ND who played four seasons at Bowling Green University. " March 26

  • Minnesota Wild sign goalie prospect Hunter Jones to entry-level contract

    Hockey Wilderness "Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin has been busy signing a number of encouraging youngsters to entry-level contracts over the last few days, and he kept the trend going Thursday by signing goalie prospect Hunter Jones to a three-year, entry-level..." March 26

  • Alexis Lafreniere unfazed by draft uncertainty: 'It's still an honor'

    TSN "For Alexis Lafreniere, June 26 was more than just a date circled on the calendar. It was slated to be his moment – the projected No. 1 overall prodigy with franchise-changing ability stepping onto the stage, slipping on his new sweater for the first time. Not just any..." March 26

  • Adam Fantilli Commits To USHL’s Chicago Steel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a move that may have NHL ramifications down the line, Adam Fantilli has signed with the USHL’s Chicago Steel for the 2020-21 season. The 15-year old forward was expected to be the first-overall selection in the OHL draft had he decided to stay in Canada and play in the..." March 26

  • WHL Designates Connor Bedard With First Ever Exceptional Player Status

    The Hockey Writers "History has been made in the Western Hockey League. Hockey Canada has approved Connor Bedard’s request to be the first-ever player to gain exceptional status in the WHL, joining an elite list of players in the Canadian Hockey League to be granted the honour. From BC..." March 25

  • Golden Knights sign defenseman Jake McLaughlin to AHL contract

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights signed their first player to join the new Henderson AHL franchise, agreeing to terms with former UMass defenseman Jake McLaughlin on a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday. McLaughlin is the first signing for the Henderson franchise since the..." March 24

  • Brinson Pasichnuk Choosing Between Two Teams To Sign With

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With Connor Mackey off the board after signing with Calgary on Friday, Arizona State’s Brinson Pasichnuk is arguably the best blueliner left on the market.  After drawing interest from roughly 20 teams, TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports in a..." March 23

  • IIHF cancels 2020 world championship due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Sportsnet "The 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the IIHF announced Saturday. The tournament was scheduled to be played in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland from May 8 to May 24. “This is a harsh reality to face for the..." March 21

  • Hugh McGing pens entry-level contract with Blues

    CBS Sports "Hugh McGing signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Blues on Friday. McGing has spent the last four seasons at Western Michigan University, totaling 46 goals and 117 points in 147 games.  " March 20

  • Predators Sign North Dakota Forward Cole Smith to One Year, Two-Way Contract

    On The Forecheck "Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile announced today that University of North Dakota senior forward Cole Smith has signed a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. The Fighting Hawks’ alternate captain posted a career-high 11 goals this season and finishes his..." March 19

  • NHL prospects Peter DiLiberatore, Keith Petruzzelli and Odeen Tufto will return to Quinnipiac next season

    New Haven Register "The Quinnipiac men’s hockey team, which could have lost three essential underclassmen to the NHL, will be operating at full strength next season. Sophomore defenseman Peter DiLiberatore, junior goalie Keith Petruzzelli, and junior forward Odeen Tufto informed the coaching staff..." March 19

  • WHL, OHL cancels rest of regular season

    TSN "The Western Hockey League has announced it is cancelling the rest of the 2019-20 regular season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously,” WHL..." March 18

  • Top-10 Finalists Announced For 2020 Hobey Baker

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The college hockey season may have come to an abrupt end, but award voting will go on anyway. Today, the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award were announced. The trophy is given to the top NCAA player in the country, and has an impressive line of winners over the past few..." March 18

  • QMJHL cancels rest of 2019-20 season due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Sportsnet "As the hockey world continues to adjust to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that all remaining games on the league’s 2019-20 schedule have been cancelled. The league also provided clarification on how they sorted..." March 17

  • How Europe's hockey pros are coping with coronavirus chaos

    The Score "A woman recently came to Kristian Hufsky's door speaking little English. Normally, that's OK. Hufsky, a 20-year-old Canadian goalie playing professional hockey in northern Germany, often gets by understanding only parts of what he's told. This time, however, he felt..." March 16

  • College Players Restricted To Signing Future Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the common things to watch for normally at this time of year is college free agency.  Undrafted players that have been eliminated from the NCAA postseason quickly sign with NHL teams.  Some sign a contract that begins in the next season while in recent years, more teams have..." March 16

  • New York Rangers sign K’Andre Miller to entry-level contract

    Elite Sports NY "Suspended season or not, the business of improving the New York Rangers continues as the club has signed K’Andre Miller to an entry-level contract. Capfriendly.com first reported the move on Friday night. The three-year ELC will begin in the 2020-21..." March 14

  • How Shane Wright’s stellar rookie season restored faith in the CHL’s ‘exceptional status’

    Raw Charge "Exceptional.  It’s a highly charged word on its own, but it takes on a whole new meaning in Canadian junior hockey. It becomes a label. An identity. And it comes with a laundry list of sky-high expectations. Since it was first introduced in 2005, the Canadian..." March 13

  • IIHF cancels World U18 Championship

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the upcoming 2020 IIHF World U18 Championship has been cancelled due to the growing threat of COVID-19. The tournament was set to take place from March 21 - 28 in Plymouth and Ann Arbor, Michigan.  " March 12

  • AHL suspends season due to concern over COVID-19 outbreak

    Sportsnet "The American Hockey League is suspending its 2019-20 campaign amid concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. The news comes after the NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS all elected to suspend play due to the coronavirus pandemic as well. " March 12

  • CHL seasons suspended ‘until further notice’

    Global News "The junior hockey world has joined the professional sports world in pressing pause on its season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League have confirmed that their seasons are on pause “until further..." March 12

  • Detroit area loses Frozen Four, several other amateur events, millions in economic impact

    Detroit News "The NCAA's cancellation of all winter and spring championship events will cost the Detroit area multiple events, the most high-profile among them being the Frozen Four. Division I hockey's semifinals and finals were set for Little Caesars Arena on April 9 and 11. The..." March 12

  • How Shane Wright’s stellar rookie season restored faith in the CHL’s ‘exceptional status’ process

    Raw Charge "Exceptional. It’s a highly charged word on its own, but it takes on a whole new meaning in Canadian junior hockey. It becomes a label. An identity. And it comes with a laundry list of sky-high expectations. Since it was first introduced in 2005, the Canadian Hockey..." March 11

  • Maple Leafs sign Mikhail Abramov to an ELC

    Pension Plan Puppets "Mikhail Abramov is a left-shooting centre/winger who is playing for the Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL. He was drafted by the Leafs last summer 115th overall in the fourth round behind Nick Robertson and the still un-signed Mikko Kokkonen. Originally from Moscow, Abramov left..." March 10

  • Philadelphia Flyers sign prospect Wyatte Wylie to entry-level contract

    Broad Street Hockey "Just hours before the Philadelphia Flyers’ very important 69th game of the season — a home tilt with the Boston Bruins that could earn them the top spot in the Metropolitan Division — the team made a somewhat notable signing. Wyatte Wylie has..." March 10

  • USA hockey hotbed heat check: What's the center of the American hockey universe?

    ESPN "Picture hockey in the United States like its own universe. There are some large, gaseous planets with many moons, such as Boston and the Twin Cities. There are smaller planets, with the buoyancy of new life, such as Chicago or Washington. There are dimming, dying stars, and there are..." February 22

  • Lightning Spend Big To Land Blake Coleman From Devils

    The Hockey News "The winner or loser of a trade is near impossible to determine in the days or weeks after it first happens, let alone the minutes and hours after a swap is confirmed. And such is the case in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s acquisition of Blake Coleman from the Devils in a deal that sent 2019..." February 17

  • Top Prospect Jamie Drysdale Out Indefinitely

    The Hockey Writers "Top prospect Jamie Drysdale took a hit from Blade Jenkins in the first period of the Spirit’s 6-3 win over the Otters. Per the Otters, Drysdale has an upper-body injury. There is no established timeframe at this time for his return but word is that Drysdale was feeling better today. The..." February 03

  • KHL’s Artyom Zub Drawing NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The hot free agent target from the KHL this season? It turns out that it’s a defenseman for a change. On TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment, Darren Dreger states that there at least three NHL teams with interest in SKA St. Petersburg standout Artyom Zub. One of..." January 28

  • Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield among standouts at CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the season’s most anticipated prospect events took place Thursday, Jan. 16 in Hamilton, Ont., as Team White defeated Team Red 5-3 in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Elite talent from across Canada’s three major junior leagues participated in the showcase, which was..." January 18

  • Tim Stuetzle tops Central Scouting International midterm NHL Draft ranking

    NHL.com "Tim Stuetzle, a forward with Mannheim in Germany's top league, is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top International skaters for the 2020 NHL Draft. Central Scouting released its midterm rankings of the top North American and International skaters and..." January 13

  • Alexis Lafreniere tops Central Scouting North American midterm NHL Draft ranking

    NHL.com "Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Central Scouting revealed its midterm rankings of the top North American and International..." January 13

  • World Juniors 2020: Ranking the top performances from draft-eligible players

    Sporting News "An exciting and hard-fought World Junior Championship is now complete, as Canada rallied to defeat Russia on Sunday in a thrilling gold medal game. Although most of the notable teenage participants in this year’s tournament are already official property of NHL teams,..." January 11

  • WJC Roundup: Canada wins championship game

    NHL.com "Sunday was the final day of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, with the championship and consolation games at Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Schedule/Results Championship game Canada 4, Russia 3 -- Akil Thomas, a Los Angeles Kings prospect,..." January 05