NHL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Stars agree to terms with college FA defender Bayreuther

    Fanrag Sports "Now that St. Lawrence’s season on the ice is over, one prospect from the club is expected to ink a deal with the Stars. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, defenseman Gavin Bayreuther is expected to sign with Dallas, the announcement slated for Wednesday, March 15. TSN’s Bob Mackenzie..." March 15

  • 3 Canadian teams after Northeastern's Aston-Reese

    Sportsnet "NHL unrestricted free agency may not open up until July 1, but we’re at the point in the hockey schedule when NCAA teams are having their seasons end, and their undrafted or unsigned players start becoming available. With a 3-2 loss to Boston University on Saturday, Northeastern was eliminated..." March 12

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • 2017 Draft: Nolan Patrick tops midterm rankings

    NHL.com "Center Nolan Patrick of Brandon in the Western Hockey League is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. Central Scouting revealed its midterm rankings of the top North American and International skaters and goaltenders..." January 18

  • Sportsnet’s 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings for January

    Sportsnet "First off, congrats to the American U-20 team for its gold medal performance at the World Junior Hockey Championship. That was one of the most impressive WJC performances we’ve seen in some time and produced a final with Canada that ranks among the best ever at the tournament. Normally the..." January 10

  • Maple Leafs prospect to miss two months with broken leg

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Yegor Korshkov is expected to miss two months after suffering a broken leg in the KHL, his agent Stas Romanov tells Sportsnet. Korshkov suffered the injury on Dec. 2 while playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The six-foot-four, 180-pound winger scored a first-period..." December 07

  • Sportsnet’s 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings for December

    Sportsnet "Let’s start with the big news. Hockey Canada announced this week that potential first-overall pick Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings has not been medically cleared and will not play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships in Toronto and Montreal. Patrick has..." December 07

  • Top-ranked Nolan Patrick won’t play for Canada at world juniors

    Sportsnet "Nolan Patrick, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, will not take part in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Hockey Canada made the announcement Monday night via Twitter. The six-foot-three, 195-pound centre has played in just six games for the WHL’s Brandon Wheat..." December 06

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Meet the goalies who could go first round in 2017 NHL Draft

    Fanrag Sports "When it comes to the NHL Draft, one position has gained a reputation in recent years for being especially difficult to scout successfully: goaltending. Due to challenges in evaluating and developing prospects that play such a unique position, the number of goalies that get selected in the 1st..." November 10

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Maple Leafs recall forward Nikita Soshnikov from AHL

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs could be adding another young player back into their lineup. Ahead of Tuesday night’s game against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the Maple Leafs recalled 23-year-old Russian forward Nikita Soshnikov from the AHL Marlies. Soshnikov played 11 games with the..." November 01

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • NHL stars send funny Auston Matthews tweets

    Larry Brown Sports "Auston Matthews’ record debut caught the attention of many on Wednesday night, and it certainly was the talk of the NHL. The 19-year-old rookie No. 1 draft pick scored not one, not two, not three, but four goals in his NHL debut, which goes down as the most goals scored ever in an NHL debut...." October 13

  • Auston Matthews writes history in unforgettable debut

    Sportsnet "This will go down as a “remember where you were” kind of night. And when was the last time we could say that about anything involving the Toronto Maple Leafs? At least with something positive. Auston Matthews didn’t just make history with a four-goal performance in his NHL debut on..." October 13

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

2014 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Blue Jackets Nolan Patrick Brandon Wheat Kings
2 Maple Leafs Timothy Liljegren Rogle BK
3 Senators Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires
4 Wild Maxime Comtois Victoriaville Tigers
5 Coyotes Klim Kostin Dynamo Moscow
6 Devils Eeli Tolvanen Sioux City
7 Canucks Casey Mittelstadt Minnesota
8 Hurricanes Kristian Vesalainen Frolunda HC
9 Flames Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads
10 Avalanche Callan Foote Kelowna Rockets

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.