Zach Werenski models his game after Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets although Coach Red Berenson states he is a unique defenseman in his own right difficult to compare to former University of Michigan blueliners. [Photo: Amy Irvin]

Is Zach Werenski the Top Defenceman in the 2015 NHL Draft?

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Zach Werenski Ranked #9 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrPotential Team: 13, University of Michigan, Big Ten Position: Defense Shoots: […]

Pavel Zacha (Photo: OHL Images)

NHL Draft War Room: Pavel Zacha – Czech Mate

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Pavel Zacha: Ranked #8 – March Rankings Hashtag: #TheCzechAltercator Team: #14, Sarnia Sting, OHL Position: Centre/Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 6’3 Weight: 210 lb. Born: […]

Mikko Rantanen: 2015 NHL Draft’s Top European Prospect

Mikko Rantanen: 2015 NHL Draft’s Top European Prospect

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Mikko Rantanen Ranked #7 – March 2015 THW’s War Room Rankings View image | gettyimages.com   Hashtag: #TheFinnishHavoc Team: #96, […]

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Oilers Sign Star College Defenseman Joey Laleggia

There is not much left for Joey Laleggia to accomplish at the college level. The 23 year old defenseman for the University of Denver Pioneers will leave an impressive and […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
Evan Smith's height conjures up not too distant memories of Anthony Stolarz being highly coveted by NHL teams before the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. [photo: Amy Irvin]

NAHL Becoming Staple Of Goalie Development

Over the last few years, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) has built up a reputation of being one of the best junior hockey leagues in America. Rivaling the likes […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects
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USA Tier I National Champions Crowned

On an unassuming side street just a few short miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, on a cold Monday morning, three USA Hockey champions were crowned at the u14, u16, […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects
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Rourke Chartier of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets is in the running for one of the two remaining centre spots behind Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid.

WHL Pre-Season Predictions Revisited

It’s getting to that time of the year, where you can look back on your pre-season predictions — for better or worse. Shortly after joining the THW team this fall, I […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
Mathew Barzal: one of the top average-sized forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Christopher Mast)

Mathew Barzal: NHL Draft War Room Profile

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Mathew Barzal: Ranked #6 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrSkillWithGritOnIt Team: #13, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL Position: Centre Shoots: Right Height: 6’0 Weight: 177 lb. Born: […]

Ryan Pilon (Darwin Knelsen/WHL)

Ryan Pilon – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Pilon THW Close-Up Date of Birth: October 10, 1996 Place of Birth: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Ht: 6’2” Wt: 212 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Ryan […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Joshua Ho-Sang was viewed as a controversial player by many teams, but he was simply too good to be passed on when Garth Snow traded back into the first round for a late selection. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Josh Ho-Sang Still Facing Undeserved Criticism

“There are guys ahead of me who are nowhere near me.” Josh Ho-Sang’s comments in a Toronto Sun article just before the 2014 NHL draft were, for many hockey fans, […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders, OHL, Prospects
Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters [photo: OHL Images]

Dylan Strome: NHL Draft War Room Prospect Profile

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)  Dylan Strome – Ranked #5 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrBestIsYetToCome Team: #19, Erie Otters, OHL Position: Centre Shoots: Left Height: 6’3 Weight: 187 […]

Ivan Provorov (Eugene Erick/WHL)

Ivan Provorov – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Ivan Provorov THW Close-Up Date of Birth: January 13, 1997 Place of Birth: Yaroslavl, Russia Ht: 6’0” Wt: 201 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 The Brandon […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects