With the 11th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Los Angeles Kings Have Selected Gabriel Vilardi From the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL. About Gabriel Vilardi The Los Angeles Kings used their 11th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to take Gabriel Vilardi out of the Ontario Hockey League – a player that some had ranked as
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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin along with forward Tyler Motte and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for forward Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. This deal comes just minutes after the Blackhawks officially shipped veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights selecting Alexei Emelin is more than just for the best, as far as the Montreal Canadiens are concerned. It was maybe the best the Canadiens could have hoped for. Emelin off the Books, onto the Strip His $4.1 million cap hit immediately came off the books upon his selection during
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Earlier this week, the longest-serving captain in the NHL and tied for the fifth longest-serving captain in NHL history, Shane Doan was informed by the Arizona Coyotes that he will not be offered a contract to return to the club next season. The change comes amidst the youth movement initiated by Coyotes’ general manager, John Chayka.
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The 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft had hockey fans glued to their television sets on Wednesday night. Not only were favorite players receiving the League’s most coveted awards, but the Vegas Golden Knights’ roster was finally drafted. If that wasn’t enough, EA Sport used the spotlight to unveil the newest edition of their hockey
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When Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee began the expansion draft process on June 18, he might have been overwhelmed by the possibilities. There were so many different directions he could have gone in to craft an identity for the NHL’s newest team, each one with its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. The
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There’s no such thing as a sure pick at the NHL draft. No matter the caliber of the prospect, anything can happen from draft night throughout the player’s career. Injury or poor developmental channels can stop even the best prospects from reaching their potential. There is an expectation that first-round picks will work out for
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CALGARY, Alta. – A newly-minted Memorial Cup champion, Trevor Letowski (Thunder Bay, Ont./Windsor, OHL) has joined the coaching staff of Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2017-18 season following the departure of assistant coach Kris Knoblauch, who recently accepted an NHL coaching role with the Philadelphia Flyers. This will be Letowski’s second turn as assistant
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NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings of prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in mid-April. Of the top 100 North American skaters and top 20 North American goaltenders, 38 of them have either been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence (POE) or played at a Hockey Canada domestic event. They’ve
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CALGARY, Alta. – The RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship, is headed to Brooks, Alta., where the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League will play host to the 49th edition of the tournament from May 11-19, 2019 at the Centennial Regional Arena. Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League
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Marc-Andre Fleury already is a champion. Now he’s a Golden Knight. The veteran goaltender was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in their expansion draft, the results of which were announced Wednesday during the 2017 NHL Awards telecast. The announcement comes on the 14th anniversary of Fleury being selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins
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With their first expansion draft picks, the Vegas Golden Knights selected goalie Calvin Pickard, forwards William Carrier, Cody Eakin, Jonathan Marchessault, Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Nosek, and defensemen Brayden McNabb, Jon Merrill and Luca Sbisa. Additionally, the Knights acquired Reilly Smith from the Panthers as well as one pick each from Florida and the Buffalo Sabres
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Another NHL offseason, another blockbuster trade from Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin. On June 15, almost one year to the day since the infamous PK Subban trade, the Canadiens sent ultra-promising defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for dynamic forward Jonathan Drouin. Bergevin on the
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According to a report from Elliotte Friedman in his “30 Thoughts” column, Marian Hossa’s career could be cover due to an allergic reaction. The excerpt from Friedman’s article reads as follows: According to several sources, there is a legitimate possibility Hossa has played his final NHL game. (He could not be reached for comment. Neither
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