NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • The 2021-22 NHL prospects viewing guide: Where and who to watch in every league and country

    The Athletic "So a new NHL season is underway, you want to spread your wings and follow some other leagues or your team’s top prospects, but you find it really hard to keep track of the sport’s sprawling domestic and international junior, college, and professional..." October 23

  • Shane Wright headlines early top 32 NHL Draft prospect rankings

    Sporting News "It’s that time of year where we turn the page on the previous draft and turn our attention to the upcoming edition: the 2022 NHL Draft.  And what a draft it will be. There should be no surprises at the top of this class, as we’ve watched the..." October 01

  • Dallas Stars Sign Wyatt Johnston, Logan Stankoven

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have signed prospect Wyatt Johnston to a three-year entry-level contract. The young forward was selected 23rd overall in the 2021 NHL Draft and is expected to head back to the Windsor Spitfires for the upcoming season. The team has also signed Logan..." September 28

  • Daniil Chayka Signs Entry-Level Contract With Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Daniil Chayka, a second-round draft pick of the Vegas Golden Knights this year, has signed his entry-level contract with the team. Per the team’s press release, it’s a three-year deal. Per PuckPedia, the details of the $925,000 average annual value deal are as..." September 26

  • Maple Leafs sign defenceman William Villeneuve to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman William Villeneuve to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Saturday. Villeneuve, a fourth round Maple Leafs draft pick in 2020, produced 20 points in 33 games with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs in..." September 25

  • With renewed focus, Stars prospect Francesco Arcuri has the potential to become a late-round steal

    The Athletic "Every NHL scout, general manager, and agent has a story to tell about scouting the 2021 NHL Draft class through the pandemic. But no scouts had it harder than the ones in the OHL. Ask them about it and they’ll usually sigh. September 18

  • Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

    Litter Box Cats "The National Hockey League announced today that the Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft at Bell Centre. The 2022 event will mark the 27th time the City of Montreal will host the NHL Draft, and the first time since 2009. The city was scheduled to host the 2020 NHL Entry Draft,..." September 17

  • Blackhawks Sign Nolan Allan to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Nolan Allan on a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2023-24 season ($870,000 salary cap hit). Allan, the Blackhawks first-round pick (32nd overall) in this past July's National..." September 16

  • The 2022 NHL Draft: Top 32 prospects in preseason, ranked

    The Athletic "The hockey calendar is turning. Some leagues are already in progress. Others are beginning to gather for training camps and preseasons. And with all of it comes the start of a new draft season for the (mostly) 2004-born class of 2022. September 15

  • OHL suspends Habs first-round pick Logan Mailloux indefinitely

    TSN "The Ontario Hockey League has suspended London Knights defenceman Logan Mailloux indefinitely, commissioner David Branch announced Thursday. The suspension stems from an incident that occurred November 2020 in Sweden, while Mailloux was on loan to SK..." September 02

  • Top NHL prospect Adam Fantilli commits to Michigan for 2022-23 season

    Detroit News "Adam Fantilli, a high-scoring Chicago Steel forward in the United States Hockey League and a top prospect for the 2023 National Hockey League draft, has made a verbal commitment to play at the University of Michigan, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger and confirmed by The Detroit..." August 26

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Jasper Weatherby

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed Jasper Weatherby to a two-year entry-level contract. Weatherby has spent the last three seasons at the University of North Dakota but will forego his senior season and turn pro. That’s actually not what was expected, as..." August 24

  • Three teenage hockey players die in car crash in British Columbia

    USA Today "A car accident has left three junior hockey players dead in Canada.  Caleb Reimer, 16; Parker Magnuson, 17; and Ronin Sharma, 16, were killed when the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree early Saturday morning in British Columbia, according to the Vancouver..." August 22

  • Maxim Chudinov And The NHL’s Forgotten Prospects

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When a player like Maxim Chudinov becomes available, as he did yesterday upon being terminated by the KHL’s Avangard Omsk, it always raises some intriguing questions. What if the 2010 Boston Bruins draft selection had attempted to make it to the NHL earlier in his career? Better..." August 22

  • Matty Beniers, Kent Johnson also Returning to Michigan for 2021-22 Season

    Bleacher Report "As expected, the University of Michigan's big three in hockey will be returning to school in 2021-22.  The Wolverines announced on Friday that Owen Power, Matty Beniers and Kent Johnson would play for them next season. August 21

  • Sharks sign No. 7 overall pick William Eklund

    Yardbarker "The San Jose Sharks have inked a top prospect, signing William Eklund to a three-year entry-level contract. PuckPedia reports that the deal will carry a cap hit of $925K and does include a European Assignment Clause. Eklund, 18, was the seventh-overall pick in this..." August 15

  • Winnipeg Jets sign 2021 3rd rounder Dmitry Kuzmin to 3 year ELC

    Illegal Curve "With the 82nd overall selection at the 2021 draft Winnipeg selected defenceman Dmitry Kuzmin. We learned quite a bit more about the Belarusian prospect via this video shot behind the scenes of what the day looked like for him, before he was selected by the Jets in the 3rd round..." August 15

  • Islanders Sign Aatu Raty to three-year entry-level deal

    TSN "The New York Islanders announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with forward Aatu Raty on a three-year, entry-level contract. Raty was selected in the second round (No. 52 overall) by the Isles during the 2021 NHL Draft. " August 14

  • Flyers sign Samu Tuomaala to entry level contract

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed forward Samu Tuomaala (TOO-oh-MAH-lah) to a three-year entry-level contract, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.   Tuomaala is the Flyers' second-round pick (46th overall) of..." August 14

  • Mason McTavish signs three-year, entry-level contract with Ducks

    NHL.com "Mason McTavish, the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. The 18-year-old scored 11 points (nine goals, two assists) in 13 games last season with Olten EHC of the Swiss League, the second-highest professional..." August 13

  • Will Matty Beniers sign with the Seattle Kraken or return to Michigan?

    Sound Of Hockey "Seattle Kraken first-round pick Matty Beniers has a big decision to make over the next month, and it’s one that has no wrong answer. Does he return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore season or sign on with the Kraken to play in the NHL this year? It’s a good..." August 13

  • New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Brennan Othmann

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with their top draft pick and will sign Brennan Othmann to a three-year entry-level contract. The young forward was selected 16th overall last month and spent this year playing in Switzerland. Othmann, 18, wasn’t in..." August 12

  • Kings sign defenceman Brandt Clarke to three-year, entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenceman Brandt Clarke, the eighth selection in last month's 2021 NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. The deal carries an average annual value of $925,000. " August 10

  • The case for abolishing the NHL Draft

    The Athletic "This idea began to take shape, as many ideas do, at a bar. In the spring of 2016, an English friend told me he wanted to better understand the NHL. I invited him to the Monarch Tavern in Toronto to watch multiple playoff games. July 26

  • 2021 NHL Draft Results

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It may not be a Tuesday in October, but it isn’t the fourth Friday in June either. The 2021 NHL Entry Draft will again be a unique event and it is about far more than just the date. With the COVID-19 pandemic restricting many draft-eligible prospects from competing in full seasons and in..." July 24

  • Coyotes draft franchise legend Shane Doan's son Josh in second round

    Yardbarker "The Doan name is living on in Arizona.  The Coyotes drafted Shane Doan's son, Josh, with the 37th overall pick in the NHL draft on Saturday.  .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." July 24

  • Convicted NHL Draft pick Logan Mailloux speaks out: ‘I caused a lot of harm’

    New York Post "Logan Mailloux, the controversial first-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL draft on Friday night, offered a public apology and said that he must “earn the trust of the fans” after his criminal conviction in Sweden last year for sharing an explicit photo of a..." July 24

  • 2021 NHL Draft first-round results, analysis

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft is in the books. Thirty-one players were selected on Friday. Rounds 2-7 will be Saturday (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, SN NOW). NHL.com staff writer Adam Kimelman provides analysis of each pick from the first round. July 24

  • Canadiens Draft Logan Mailloux Following Conviction

    SI "Perhaps one of the most polarizing draft picks in NHL history was made on Friday. Just three days after Logan Mailloux asked teams to not select him, the Montreal Canadiens made him the team's first-round pick after taking him at No. 31 on Friday evening. July 24

  • Blue Jackets take Kent Johnson 5th overall

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted forward Kent Johnson fifth overall at the 2021 NHL Draft. Johnson entered the draft as Central Scouting's third-ranked North American skater. What he lacks in size he makes up for in dynamic playmaking abilities. He's viewed as one of the most..." July 23

  • Devils select Luke Hughes No. 4 in NHL Draft, reunite defenseman with brother Jack

    North Jersey "The three Hughes brothers were parked on the couch together to watch the first round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday evening. Two of them expect to be spending even more time together in the near future. July 23

  • Ducks select Mason McTavish 3rd overall

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks drafted forward Mason McTavish with the third overall pick of the 2021 NHL Draft. McTavish played in Switzerland's second-tier league during the COVID-19 pandemic, posting 11 points in 13 games. He was also one of Canada's top players at the..." July 23

  • Matthew Beniers Selected No. 2 Overall by Kraken in 2021 NHL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Kraken selected Michigan center Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. The 18-year-old from Massachusetts is the second Wolverines player selected in this year's class after defenseman Owen Power went..." July 23

  • Sabres select Michigan’s Owen Power first overall at NHL Draft

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres selected top prospect Owen Power with the first overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Most experts and insiders expected Power to be the No. 1 pick, though he wasn't as much of a slam dunk as Alexis Lafreniere last year. Nevertheless, the..." July 23

  • How the QMJHL played through the pandemic — and what it means for the NHL Draft

    The Athletic "There will be a party at the Kidney household in Enfield, N.S., this weekend. Family and friends will gather around the television and watch the NHL Draft, the culmination of a lifetime of work for Acadie-Bathurst forward Riley Kidney. Kidney is one of the dozens of draft-eligible..." July 23

  • Will any NHL team trade their first-round draft pick?

    The Athletic "One of the topics that is always fun to debate ahead of the NHL Draft is whether a team will use their first-round pick to make a blockbuster trade. Will we see the Rangers or Blackhawks send away their picks as part of a package for Jack Eichel? Are the Flyers going to..." July 20

  • Los Angeles Kings Willing To Move Top Draft Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Want to get into the top-10 at this year’s draft? Call the Los Angeles Kings. Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports that the Kings are “open for business” in regards to the eighth overall selection in the upcoming draft. The Kings, who haven’t made it..." July 20

  • Logan Mailloux Renounces Himself From 2021 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Any team that was struggling with the decision of whether or not to select Logan Mailloux in the upcoming draft has now been taken off the hook. The top prospect has renounced himself from the 2021 NHL Draft, asking teams not to select him. Mailloux, 18, according..." July 20

  • Woman victimized by NHL Draft prospect Logan Mailloux in Sweden: ‘All I wanted was a heartfelt apology’

    The Athletic "The woman who was victimized by NHL Draft prospect Logan Mailloux, who had a photo of her performing a sex act taken without her consent and circulated by Mailloux among some teammates, said she hasn’t forgiven Mailloux because she doesn’t believe he has shown remorse for what he..." July 20

  • NHL Prospect Logan Mailloux Charged with Distributing Photo from Sexual Encounter

    Bleacher Report "Multiple NHL teams have placed draft prospect Logan Mailloux on their "do not draft" lists after he was charged in Sweden for allegedly "taking and distributing an offensive photo without consent during a consensual sexual encounter," according to Frank..." July 16

  • Power company: The Michigan trio set to headline the NHL draft

    The Score "The backhand sealed the comparison to Patrick Kane. Speeding into the offensive zone, Kent Johnson faked as though he would cut inside, wrongfooted his defender with a deke, and then fit the puck between the netminder's left shoulder and the crossbar. The goal, scored last December against..." July 16

  • From Sandy Hook to the NHL Draft, one prospect’s enduring connection

    The Athletic "At 9:39 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, Patty and Fred Samoskevich were sitting in the Blue Colony Diner on Church Hill Road in Newtown, Conn. They were eating breakfast when cop cars started flying through their quiet town. “My God, there’s no reason why they need..." July 13

  • Owen Power would 'love' to be No. 1 pick by Sabres in 2021 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Owen Power said he "would love to be a part" of the Buffalo Sabres, who have the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. "Nice and close to home," the top-rated defenseman prospect told TSN on Friday. "I know they've got a rich history. It would be an honor to..." July 10

  • Early Predictions for the 2021 NHL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NHL offseason could shape up to be one of the busiest in some time. Several noteworthy stars, such as Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones, have surfaced as trade candidates. Some of them could be moved during draft..." July 07

  • What to expect from NHL Draft-eligible prospect Dylan Guenther

    The Athletic "I want to highlight the Edmonton Oil Kings’ Dylan Guenther, my No. 2 prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, and discuss why, in my mind, he has somewhat distinguished himself as the top forward prospect in the draft class. The videos below will show a player who doesn’t..." July 07

  • Owen Power to interview with Sabres, projected No. 1 pick in 2021 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Owen Power, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, said he will interview for the first time with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. The Sabres won the NHL Draft Lottery on June 2 and could select the University of Michigan defenseman, who is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's..." July 06

  • Luke Hughes, top 2021 NHL Draft prospect, could join brother with Devils

    NHL.com "Luke Hughes said being selected by the New Jersey Devils at the 2021 NHL Draft and getting to play with his brother, Jack Hughes, would be ideal. "It would be unbelievable to go to the Devils," Hughes said Tuesday. "My brother clearly wants me to be there...." July 06

  • NHL Draft Confidential: Inside what scouts and executives really think about the top prospects

    The Athletic "I’ve told you what I think about the top prospects in the 2021 NHL Draft but ultimately my opinion doesn’t matter that much. The opinions of what NHL evaluators think will determine how the draft goes, and who your favorite team will ultimately pick. So I..." July 06

  • Canucks reportedly targeting a center with No. 9 pick

    MSN.com "The Vancouver Canucks have a number of talented young forwards on the roster and in the pipeline, but outside of Elias Pettersson they have very few at the center position.  After a deep playoff run last season, Vancouver expected to continue as a contender for years to..." July 04

  • Matthew Beniers may return to Michigan, could be No. 2 pick by Kraken

    NHL.com "Matthew Beniers, in line to become the first NHL Draft pick by the Seattle Kraken, said Thursday he is considering staying to play next season at the University of Michigan. The center, and Michigan defenseman Owen Power, are projected by NHL.com to be the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the..." July 02