Boston College

Adam Fantilli after being selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2023 Draft

The 2024 Draft Lottery: What Blue Jackets Fans Need to Know

The season has ended and playoffs are underway which means the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery is just around the corner. The lottery will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM EDT in Secaucus, New Jersey where the NHL Network’s studio is. Here are the odds of the five teams who finished at the […]

Read More

“CAWLDIGE HAWKEY” – the Men’s Frozen Four is Set

College basketball holds the main light for the month of March but comparatively, the NCAA hockey tournament occurs simultaneously, with a much shorter layout. If you are unfamiliar, the NCAA hockey tournament looks like this: THE LAYOUT Throughout the season, USA Today runs the men’s college hockey polls, ranking the top 20 teams as the […]

Read More

When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

Read More

Bruins Prospects Help BC to Big Weekend Over Rival BU

While the Boston Bruins have been dominating at the NHL level all season long, their prospects have been enjoying great seasons across all levels of hockey, especially in the NCAA. This past weekend was no exception as two of Boston’s prospects suited up for the Boston College Eagles as they took on long-time rival Boston […]

Read More
Will Smith putting on his Sharks jersey

Sharks Laying a Foundation for Success

Nashville – When asked about Matvei Michkov, San Jose Sharks General Manager Mike Grier paused, smiled, and said, “We are really happy with Will.” Many Sharks fans clamored for the uber-talented Russian winger, whose selection would be the dominant conversation leading into draft night. The Sharks went a different route with USNDTP Will Smith. The […]

Read More

Sharks select Will Smith with the 4th overall pick.

Nashville – The San Jose Sharks have selected Will Smith with the 4th overall pick. Smith spent last season with the USNTDP, where he scored 51 goals, and 76 assists in 60 games. Smith was also named the MVP of the U18s, where America won gold over Sweden. “Mostly, these dangles serve Smith’s ends as […]

Read More
Leo Carlsson

Smith, Carlsson, or Michkov? No Matter What, the Sharks Win.

The San Jose Sharks are set to make their highest pick in the draft since they drafted Brad Stuart third overall in the 1998 draft. The raging debate between Sharks fans about drafting Will Smith, Leo Carlsson, or Matvei Michkov has been the center of discourse since the season ended. No matter who Mike Grier […]

Read More

Bruins Sign 2020 Draft Pick to Entry-Level Contract

The Boston Bruins have been the best team in the NHL all season as they continue their historic pace. A large part of their success can be attributed to general manager Don Sweeney who is the team’s architect, as he has found ways to bring in veterans at the trade deadline to complement the team’s […]

Read More

Get to Know Ducks Newest Prospect, Nikita Nesterenko

At 11:58 pst on Friday, March 3rd, the last trade of the 2023 trade deadline was submitted to the NHL offices, narrowly beating the buzzer. That trade sent RHD John Klingberg (50% salary retention) from the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for RHD Andrej Sustr, F prospect Nikita Nesterenko, and a 2025 […]

Read More

Player Profile: Marc McLaughlin

A Billerica, Massachusetts native, McLaughling is living every young child’s dream as he plays for his hometown team, the Boston Bruins. Born on July 26, 1999, the now 23-year-old right-shot forward is currently playing for the Bruins AHL affiliate Providence Bruins. Before reaching the heights he is out of now, McLaughlin had the opportunity to […]

Read More