Olivier Rodrigue

Olivier Rodrigue is an unsigned, Edmonton Oilers prospect currently playing in the CHL for the Drummondville Voltigeurs.  He was drafted this past NHL Entry Draft, going last in the 2nd round at #62.  I'm hoping Olivier will become a solid goaltender for the Oilers as they're going to need more of their prospects to develop into... Continue Reading →

Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell has to be one of my favourite hockey players to have suited up for the Vancouver Canucks.  While he's long gone from the game, I'll always remember how he just seemed to scream leadership whenever he took the ice.  He was cool, calm and collected when defending the other teams' top players.  Of... Continue Reading →

Ivan Lodnia

Ivan Lodnia, who goes by the nickname of "Vanya", was acquired by the Niagra IceDogs this past CHL offseason in exchange for Danial Singer, and a conditional 5th round pick in 2019 (from Kingston).  He had done well with the Erie Otters, scoring 116 points in 2 seasons.  This season, he's scored 16 points in 15... Continue Reading →

Parker Kelly

Parker Kelly has been outstanding so far for the Prince Albert Raiders' of the Western Hockey League.  He's currently sitting top 5 in scoring on the team with 13 points in the 15 games he's played.  Recently he earned a spot in the teams' record books as Justin Nachbaur, Ozzy Wiesblatt and Parker Kelly all scored... Continue Reading →

Kyle Jessiman

It's been a while since I've showcased a non-NHL goaltender!  Kyle Jessiman is currently a member of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar having been recently traded during the offseason.  He played two solid seasons for the Screaming Eagles where he played roughly 40 games a season. At this point in his career, I don't believe he's been... Continue Reading →

Samuel Asselin

It's been quite a ride for Samuel Asselin in the CHL.  A draft pick by the Cataractes in the 5th round, he's currently representing his third team in his 4th year in the league.  Obviously he started his career with the Shawinigan Cataractes, eventually earning the captaincy for the team in his third year.  He unfortunately... Continue Reading →

Jacob Markstrom

I think it's a well known fact that Vancouver and Florida are fantastic trading partners.  They received Jacob Markstrom in a trade that involved long time goalie, Roberto Luongo.  In fact, current teammate Erik Gudbranson also arrived into the Vancouver organization through the trade of NHL prospect, Jared McCaan. If I recall, Jacob was actually... Continue Reading →

Sasha Mutala

Sasha Mutala plays on a fairly strong Tri-City Americans' team this year.  While they're currently sitting a bit below 15th overall in the WHL, they did make it to the Quarterfinals last year.  To be fair, it looks like a handful of their top players (ie. Morgan Geekie and Michael Rasmussen) have flown the coop... Continue Reading →

Chris Tanev

Chris Tanev is one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL.  He's currently the veteran defenseman on the team at the age of 28.  While the Canucks not expected to make the playoffs this year, he and Alex Edler are doing their best to make that happen. Prior to the start of Chris' career,... Continue Reading →

Brady Hinz

In back to back posts about Peterborough Petes, we bring Brady Hinz into the mix. As you can see, he's depicted in a Sarnia Sting jersey, the team that drafted him 52nd overall in 2016.  He played for the Sting for 101 games before being traded to the Petes in January 2018. So far, he's... Continue Reading →

Pavel Gogolev

Pavel Gogolev hails from Moskva - also known as Moscow, Russia.  This is the same hometown as NHL players like Alexander Ovechkin, Sergei Zubov and Alexei Zhamnov.  Although Pavel was not drafted this past NHL Entry Draft, he was invited to the Detroit Red Wings training camp.  He apparently showed well but ultimately was sent... Continue Reading →

Sven Baertschi

Sven Baertschi has been a pleasant surprise for many Canucks fans.  He was casted away from the Calgary Flames for a 2015 2nd round draft pick (Rasmus Andersson) in a trade that drew mixed reviews.  Of course, the debate of whether Vancouver should have kept the second round pick and pick Rasmus themselves will still... Continue Reading →

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