NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Should the Montreal Canadiens Trade the First-Overall Pick?

    The Hockey Writers "Montreal Canadiens fans went through a roller coaster of emotions over the last calendar year. From a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final, then onto the worst statistical winning percentage in the franchise’s 113-year history, fans wanted to see the Habs win something that could help..." May 12

  • What Can Red Wings Fans Expect From the 8th Overall Pick?

    The Hockey Writers "The Detroit Red Wings will select eighth overall in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The draft lottery took place on Tuesday night, and Detroit stayed put at eighth rather than fall one or two places. The Montreal Canadiens were lucky enough to win the lottery, going from playing..." May 12

  • 5 Prospects Devils Should Target With Second Overall Pick

    The Hockey Writers "Well, it happened again. The New Jersey Devils got lucky at the draft lottery and will have another top pick at the NHL Entry Draft. They won the draft lottery in 2017 and 2019 and selected first overall in each draft, taking Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes with the first picks. This..." May 11

  • Canadiens Set to Solve Center Issues and Draft Shane Wright with Lottery Win

    The Hockey Writers "Let’s be clear: The Montreal Canadiens aren’t 100% guaranteed to draft center Shane Wright. However, by winning the NHL Draft Lottery, they earned the right to, pun intended. And it would most certainly be a privilege. As far as puns go, Wright himself..." May 11

  • Senators open to moving the 7th overall pick

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators didn’t win the NHL’s draft lottery Tuesday night. When the dust settled and all the balls dropped at the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, N.J., the Senators kept the No. 7 overall selection and general manager Pierre Dorion is excited about the..." May 11

  • 5 Flyers Targets with the Fifth-Overall Pick

    The Hockey Writers "The NHL Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday night, and the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t get the good fortunes they hoped for. They landed the fifth-overall pick, which was the likeliest outcome entering the sweepstakes. The Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils benefitted from..." May 11

  • The 2022 NHL Draft ranking

    The Athletic "Today I update my 2022 NHL Draft board ahead of tonight’s draft lottery. Soon we will have a draft order and mock draft season can begin. The most important event on the draft calendar, the IIHF U-18 World Championships in Germany, are done — and with that comes..." May 10

  • Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky top Central Scouting final 2022 NHL Draft rankings

    NHL.com "Shane Wright, a center with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft. Central Scouting on Thursday revealed its final list of the top North American skaters and goalies, and..." May 06

  • Halifax, Moncton To Host 2023 World Juniors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the 2023 IIHF World Junior tournament was stripped from Russia last month, a new host nation and city needed to be found quickly. The destination has been decided, as Hockey Canada officially announced today that Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick will hold the..." May 05

  • Canadiens clinch last overall for first time since 1939-40, secure top odds in 2022 NHL draft lottery

    Daily Faceoff "Hockey franchises don’t come any prouder than the Montreal Canadiens, who have 104 NHL seasons to their name and almost twice as many Stanley Cup championships as the next-best team. The Habs have enjoyed so many highs in their history that when they hit an all-time low, it’s..." April 28

  • Russian, Belarusian Players Ineligible For CHL Import Draft

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Canadian Hockey League, the parent organization of the WHL, OHL and QMJHL, has decided not to allow Russian and Belarusian players into the league next season via the import draft. The statement reads in full: The Canadian Hockey League announced today that Russian and..." April 28

  • AHL Announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the AHL season coming to a close and the Calder Cup playoffs right around the corner, awards and accolades are starting to be handed out. Today, the league announced the 2021-22 All-Rookie Team, which is voted on by coaches, players, and media. Though not a guarantee of future..." April 28

  • IIHF Withdraws 2023 World Championship From Russia

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The IIHF has imposed another sanction on the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, this time removing the 2023 World Championship from St. Petersburg. The event will be held at a different location, one that will be confirmed next month at the IIHF Annual Congress in Finland, during the..." April 26

  • Keys to the offseason for NHL teams, including draft, free-agency game plans

    ESPN "The 2021-22 NHL season included a great deal of highlights, from the dominance of the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers, to the goal-scoring prowess of Auston Matthews and Chris Kreider, to spectacular goaltending from Igor Shesterkin, Frederik..." April 25

  • How David Goyette blazed his way to the top of the 2022 NHL Draft

    The Athletic "The first time Rob Papineau saw David Goyette play hockey, he was standing in a London, Ont., rink scouting the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, one of the biggest minor hockey events of every season. Goyette was the little kid with the weird background, one which shrouded him..." April 24

  • NHL has no plans to ban Russian players from draft

    TSN "Despite some major sporting bodies making the decision to bar Russian athletes from competing, the NHL has decided it will allow Russian players to be drafted this year, while Canada should be boasting a strong roster at the 2022 World Hockey Championship. TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and..." April 22

  • NHL Draft Lottery Set For May 10

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For teams already eliminated from playoff contention, the next biggest date on the schedule is the NHL Draft Lottery. The event, which determines the order of selection in the upcoming NHL Draft, can drastically change the direction of a franchise or prolong a rebuild by forcing them to miss..." April 20

  • Claude Julien, D.J. Smith to coach Canada at world championship

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey Canada is going back to Claude Julien. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the former head coach of the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens (and briefly New Jersey Devils) will guide Canada's men's team at the 2022 IIHF World..." April 18

  • Flyers Sign Forward Bobby Brink to Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed forward Bobby Brink, the club's second-round pick (34th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract which will begin this season (2021-22), according to President of Hockey Operations & General..." April 10

  • 2022 Frozen Four: Top NHL prospects to watch in Boston

    ESPN "The 2022 Frozen Four in Boston is loaded with high-end talent as more than 40 members of the four teams competing for the men's college hockey national championship -- Michigan, Minnesota, Denver and Minnesota State -- have been drafted by NHL teams. Much of that buzz..." April 06

  • Yaniv Perets Staying At Quinnipiac For 2022-23

    Yardbarker "One of the stories of the NCAA season was the goaltending at Quinnipiac, where Yaniv Perets stepped into the spotlight in a big way. The undrafted 22-year-old netminder posted a 22-5-2 record, .939 save percentage, and record-breaking 1.17 goals-against average, all in his first real..." April 05

  • 2022 Hobey Baker Hat Trick Finalists Announced

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the collegiate hockey season coming to a close, the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been announced. The trophy is given to the top NCAA player in the country and has an impressive line of winners over the past few years. In 2014, Johnny Gaudreau took..." April 01

  • Several NHL Teams Keeping Tabs On Noah Philp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When we think about college free agency, we tend to think about the NCAA for obvious reasons; they do supply the overwhelming majority of college free agent signings at this time of year.  But at least one player appears to be heading for an NHL contract from a different route..." March 29

  • Islanders, Panthers, Predators, Rangers pursuing Bobby Trivigno

    The Score "College hockey standout Bobby Trivigno has no shortage of NHL suitors. The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, and Rangers are the finalists to sign the University of Massachusetts forward, reports the New York..." March 28

  • 32 Prospects: The top NHL draftees playing in the NCAA tournament

    Daily Faceoff "The road to the Frozen Four is nearing its apex as the 2022 NCAA men’s hockey tournament is set to begin Thursday. A national champion will be crowned on April 9 in Boston, but before that can happen, there are 16 teams who all believe they have a shot at the top prize. They..." March 24

  • For 2022 NHL Draft ‘offensive dynamo’ Matt Savoie, stardom has always been inevitable

    The Athletic " The intensity rose as the offseason competition reached its zenith. Logically, that meant Matt Savoie and his teammates shouldn’t have had much of a chance. Savoie headlined what was by far the youngest team in a four-on-four tournament featuring some of the best hockey..." March 24

  • Washington Capitals To Sign Clay Stevenson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Washington Capitals are expected to add some goaltending depth to the organization, as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet tweets that Clay Stevenson will join the organization now that his college season at Dartmouth is over. Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV adds that..." March 24

  • Canadiens' GM Kent Hughes 'hopeful' to sign prospect Jordan Harris

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes just wrapped up his first NHL trade deadline, and now his focus will be on signing defenseman Jordan Harris. The Canadiens selected Harris with the 71st pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. He's spent the last four seasons at Northeastern..." March 23

  • OHL clears Greyhounds' Tucker Tynan after investigation into gambling allegations

    Sportsnet "The Ontario Hockey League says it could find "no evidence" goaltender Tucker Tynan wagered on league games after allegations surfaced late last year. Tynan, who currently plays for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds after opening the season with the Niagara Ice Dogs, did not..." March 21

  • NHL teams are asking for 2023 Draft picks over 2022

    Daily Faceoff "It’s been exactly one month since the NHL’s last trade of significance, when the Calgary Flames acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from Montreal in a Valentine’s Day swap that Cupid apparently could not have matched better. Toffoli has collected eight goals and 13 points..." March 15

  • Who is Lane Hutson, the 2022 NHL Draft’s ‘unicorn’ 5-foot-8 defenseman?

    The Athletic "In every draft class, there are prospects who become a source of either fascination or contention (or both) among scouts for their differences. Inevitably, those players — the ones who look, or play, or behave differently than others — create debates. More often than not,..." March 11

  • 2022 NHL Draft Confirmed For Montreal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The city of Montreal was set to host the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, but those plans were scuttled when the world was turned upside-down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued pandemic restrictions meant that the city was unable to hold the draft in 2021 as well, but things finally seemed to change..." March 10

  • Ivan Miroshnichenko Could Miss 2022-23 Season

    Yardbarker "One of the top prospects for the 2022 draft–at least before the recent invasion of Ukraine poured doubt onto the futures of all Russian prospects–was Ivan Miroshnichenko, a brilliant skater that combines good size with uncanny offensive instincts. The 18-year-old was expected..." March 03

  • IIHF to ban Russia, Belarus from play through August

    TSN "Following an IIHF council meeting, Russia and Belarus will be removed from the international play through August, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Dreger reports the federation has also elected to move the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship, which was scheduled..." February 28

  • Juraj Slafkovsky’s Draft stock rising after Olympic MVP performance

    Daily Faceoff "Finland may be the Olympic gold medalists, but the 2022 Winter Olympics will likely be best remembered as the coming out party for a 17-year-old Slovakian who etched his name in the Olympic record books, skated off with tournament MVP honors and help his country to their first Olympic hockey..." February 22

  • Devils: 4 Trade Destinations for P.K. Subban

    The Hockey Writers "The New Jersey Devils do not have many unrestricted free agents (UFA) at the end of the 2021-22 season. P.K. Subban and Jimmy Vesey are two players who will be UFAs at the end of the year, and it’s possible that they are the only players made available via trade by general manager (GM)..." February 19

  • Projecting Canada's Roster for a Potential 2024 World Cup of Hockey

    Bleacher Report "Hockey fans were robbed of the opportunity to see the world's best professional players in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics when the NHL and NHLPA agreed to withdraw over COVID-19 concerns. However, there's a chance the league could stage a World Cup of Hockey in two..." February 19

  • Top Prospect Logan Cooley Commits To University Of Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After previously committing to the University of Notre Dame, top 2022 NHL Draft prospect Logan Cooley is changing Big 10 schools, as the USA Hockey National Development Team Program announced today that he’s committed to the University of Minnesota for his collegiate..." February 18

  • 8 NHL Prospects to Watch at the 2022 Winter Olympics

    Bleacher Report "The Winter Olympics are exciting for many reasons, with the biggest being that it represents the pinnacle of international ice hockey.  The 2022 women's tournament, which begins February 3, is slated to showcase as much talent as it ever has. Team USA, in particular, will be..." January 29

  • Canada unveils non-NHL Olympic hockey roster with pro experience, young talent

    CBC "Twelve years after winning Olympic hockey gold in Vancouver, forward Eric Staal returns to lead a group of Canadian men into the Beijing tournament that begins Feb. 9. With a strong performance, the 37-year-old might find a way back to the NHL, which pulled its players from the..." January 25

  • Shane Wright still No. 1, but Logan Cooley enters conversation

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft and draft lottery are still months away, but the Montreal Canadiens look more and more destined for best odds at the No. 1 pick after losing what many called the "disaster bowl" against the Arizona Coyotes, and NHL Central Scouting is starting to release lists ranking..." January 20

  • Six Burning Questions About The 2022 U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Roster

    ESPN "For a hockey player, representing your country in a Winter Olympic tournament is an unparalleled honor. "To be known as an Olympian is a big-time thing for everybody," said John Vanbiesbrouck, the general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic team. "That's why..." January 14

  • NHL Draft prospects 2022: Ranking the Top 32 Players Overall

    Sporting News "The calendar has flipped to December.  After a rough couple of months to open the NHL season, some fanbases might flip their attention to the NHL Draft, too. For every lost season comes hope in the form of top draft picks and the allure of the next great player. There..." January 07

  • The New Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin? Connor Bedard and Matvei Michkov's Rivalry Is Just Starting

    Bleacher Report "The next ones are coming. And they teased their tremendous talent at the abbreviated 2022 World Junior Championship. Normally, the standouts at World Juniors are the 19-year-olds who have already been drafted by NHL teams. Last year, Trevor Zegras won gold with Team USA and was named..." January 03

  • Meet Rutger McGroarty, the Nebraska kid making history on his way to the 2022 NHL Draft

    The Athletic "Rutger McGroarty is standing in the tunnel that runs between the ice at USA Hockey Arena and the dressing room of its national team development program, and he’s laughing about how he got here. He’s a 12-hour drive from his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, and somehow he..." November 29