Catherine is the first American in a long line of Canadians, making her the black sheep before she even decided she wasn't going to be a Leafs fan. Writer for Today's Slapshot, In Goal Magazine, and, coach in the Arizona Coyotes Department of Hockey Development. Goalies are not voodoo.

Chris has written about both hockey and fantasy hockey for a number of media outlets over the last 16 years, including a combined decade with and An aversion to wearing socks sparked a move from his hometown of Edmonton to San Diego, California in the mid-'90s, and the Oilers have not won a Cup in his absence.

Franklin Steele has been watching and playing hockey since the age of six. His work has also appeared on, and Bleacher Report. All told, he has more than 3,000 bylines to his name and over six million people have read his work since 2011. He's been with FanRag Sports since October of 2013 and is also's assistant editor. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @FranklinSteele.

"Kate Cimini is a freelance writer and photographer, with bylines at Sports Illustrated, VICE Sports and Excelle Sports, as well as serving the lead beat writer on the NWHL for Today's Slapshot. Check out more of her work on and follow her on Twitter at @k_cimini."

Monica McAlister does freelance on the side while she currently works within the media relations department of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association. She has covered several events as credentialed media including: 2014 NHL Winter Classic, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 2014 NHL Draft 2014, Hockeytown HockeyFest, and The Big Chill. In addition, she has been a volunteer with the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) for several years.

Scott has been an avid sports fan his entire life and has turned his passion into a career. He used his knowledge and skills to ultimately advance from a data-entry assistant to the Assistant Director of Editorial Operations during his tenure at ESPN/PA SportsTicker. During his time there, he covered a plethora of NHL and MLB games on-site, as well as numerous Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, NHL and MLB All-Star Games and MLB Winter Meetings. He is a passionate sportswriter who has had articles published on numerous websites such as ESPN, NBC Sports, MSNBC, Yahoo Sports and several NHL team sites. Scott is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, where he earned his FCC license.

Rob is a New York Rangers fan from New Jersey. He writes primarily about NHL prospects, as well as hockey prospects playing in the CHL, NCAA, and other junior circuits. He currently goes to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he studies both sports communication and journalism, and has written for both Blades of Teal and Too Many Men On The Site (both branches of Fansided) before coming to Todays SlapShot.

Sonny has served as a credentialed member of the media while covering the Calgary Flames, and has seen his work regarding various NHL teams featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and Bleacher Report, among others. He also serves as an NHL Analyst for H4TV's The Sports Journal, as Sports Editor of the Gauntlet, and has formerly served as the Editor of Pens Labyrinth.

Dave Holcomb has covered numerous sports at the high school, college and professional levels since 2011. In 2014, he received his first full-time opportunity at The Sports Network to cover fantasy sports for the MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL. Holcomb was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year & Basketball Writer of the Year awards in 2014. In August of 2015, he joined the team at FanRag sports. He hopes to continue to share his passion and love for sports, real and fantasy, with all readers. Holcomb presently acts as a Fantasy Football columnist & AFC East beat writer at Today's Pigskin, a New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins beat writer & Fantasy Hockey columnist at Today's Slapshot, a Syracuse Orange beat writer at Today's U and Fantasy Baseball columnist at Today's Knuckleball.

Rob is the editor of the One Puck Short blog, host of the One Puck Short podcast and a member of In Goal Magazine's editorial team. A former goaltender in Great Britain's third tier NIHL, Rob has previously written for a number of other outlets, including the BBC.

Craig Morgan has covered, professional, college and prep sports in Arizona since 1993. He previously served as a sports staff writer with the Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune, covering high school sports, Arizona State football and basketball, the Arizona Coyotes and the Phoenix Suns. He later served as deputy sports editor and columnist at the East Valley Tribune. After leaving the newspaper business, he covered the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL, Arizona State football and the Pac-12 for In addition to covering ASU and the Coyotes for, Craig currently serves as the Cardinals and ASU football columnist for, and also covers the Arizona Coyotes for, and ASU athletics for He is also a frequent contributor to Phoenix Magazine.

Brandon Cohen is from Long Island, New York. He covers Rangers hockey, while keeping tabs on the rest of the NHL and prospects ready to challenge the pros. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English from SUNY College at Old Westbury in 2016, while practicing creative and sports writing. He previously wrote at Blueshirt Banter, and is the only remaining owner of a Michael Del Zotto Rangers jersey, due to his love for offensive defensemen.

Luke is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he did radio play-by-play for a variety of Sun Devil sports as a student. Since then, he's done extensive on-air radio work in Phoenix, predominantly as the pre and postgame host of Arizona Coyotes hockey. He's been writing about sports for as long as he can remember, most notably as a frequent contributor to's Insider and Rumor Central pages for a few years. He also co-hosts a hockey podcast creatively titled "The Hockey Podcast", that can be found on iTunes and TuneIn.

A New Jersey native, Mike has been writing about hockey on the internet for five years. Mike is an editor and writer at Blueshirt Banter where he covers both the New York Rangers and the New York Riveters. There are some things that Mike is relatively good at in life, writing a bio about himself is not one of them. You can follow him at @digdeepbsb on twitter.

Carolyn is a dedicated stats nerd who somehow found herself falling in love with hockey after moving to Austin, Texas. She’s a fan of the Dallas Stars, pineapple on pizza, and reality TV shows about weddings. After working in technology marketing for years, Carolyn decided to invest more time her passions, which led her to sports writing. She is one of the founders of Deep In The Heart Of Hockey, a tongue-in-cheek blog about the Stars.

Rick Gethin has covered the NHL for various media outlets and a number of teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. In addition to his hockey coverage, he has covered Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Follow Rick on Twitter: @rickgethin

Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.

"Anthony is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he performed play-by-play duties as a student for a variety of sports. Despite his radio background, Anthony has written for a variety of websites in recent years, from to"

Erik was just four years old when he and his grandmother climbed the treacherous steps of The Aud to take perch in the vaunted orange seats. It’s been all downhill from there. The perpetual wave that never crests, his fandom for Buffalo sports has produced a swelling disappointment deep within that can only be released in small increments, such as sarcastic tweets and bitter reaction blogs – lest he unleash a raging flood that would destroy the city. For Buffalo Beauts in-game coverage and defense against the national media for the Buffalo Sabres, check out, and for general hockey opinion you can find his musings at

Shane O’Donnell writes for Hockey Prospectus, and appears frequently on Hockey Prospectus Radio. He is also a student at the University of Central Florida, and is majoring in statistics/sociology while playing for the school's ACHA DIII team. He loves numbers, and is also living proof that hockey can thrive in South Florida. Follow him on Twitter @shane1342o for more NHL analytics, and for the occasional cat picture.

After living in two NHL cities (Orange, CA and Raleigh, NC), Kristyn graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and worked in the Columbus Blue Jackets' Digital Media department. Find her on Twitter at @kristynrepke

Ian Gooding was brought in to provide FanRag Sports and Todays Slapshot with some Canadian content. But instead of carrying on about the virtues of Tim Hortons, he’ll be (mainly) focusing on what you need to know about fantasy hockey. On a more serious note, Ian was the content manager for for four years and has also written for Kukla’s Korner.

Swede living in America for the past 10 years. Host of TCK's Premier League Podcast. Former producer at ESPN Radio in Bakersfield, CA, now based in Cincinnati, OH. Covers the Arizona Coyotes for Swedish-based Host of SvenskaFans' NHL podcast (in Swedish). Arizona State University graduate.

Ben has covered the Carolina Hurricanes since 2009 and has previously written for Bleacher Report and the Raleigh News & Observer. He is a student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. With a focus on analytical features intertwining advanced statistics and editorial takes, he hopes to provide a fresh perspective on the 'Canes. Ben can be found on Twitter at @CanesReport.

Sean Tierney uses stats and viz to write hockey stories. He doesn't have a favourite hockey team anymore. He's been called a "stats nerd" on more than one occasion and has been flattered every time.

Hannah Stuart is a copywriter by day and junior hockey writer for Today's Slapshot by night. A 2015 graduate of Duquesne University's Masters of Sports Leadership program, Hannah keeps a close eye on both drafted and draft-eligible prospects and can usually be found trying to learn more about hockey analytics. She has previously written for The Hockey Writers and Hooked On Hockey Magazine, and can also be found at High Heels and High Sticks. Find her on twitter at @HockeyWthHannah.

Sean Shapiro is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas. He has covered all levels of hockey for multiple outlets. He covers the AHL, prospects, and Texas Stars for his own site You can find him on Twitter @SeanShapiro.

Tom is a writer, blogger, digital scribe, keyboard warrior etc. with a love of sports. He is well versed in NHL hockey, and enjoys keeping an eye of prospects playing in the AHL, CHL, NCAA, Europe and beyond. Speaking of prospects, Tom believes there are only three guarantees in life, and they include: death, taxes and the Edmonton Oilers winning the NHL Draft lottery. Tom is a recent convert to advanced stats with a love-hate relationship with Excel, and contrary to popular belief he does in fact watch the games, often more than recommended by his primary care physician. In addition to hockey, Tom is a diehard Met fan, and to this day has not forgiven Carlos Beltran for the 2006 NLCS. Tom has written for a number of sites in the past, and was a writer for Bleacher Report from 2011 to 2015. You can follow him on Twitter @TomUrtzJr, but that’s totally up to you.

Cutler Klein is an aspiring young journalist from Chappaqua, New York and an incoming Freshman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his work at Today's Slapshot, Cutler covers the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, the NHL, and global hockey for various other websites from around the world, including, and You can follow him on Twitter @CutlerKlein

Pat writes regularly for the Caps' blog Russian Machine Never Breaks and has also contributed to The Washington Post,, and Hockey Prospectus. Having watched and played hockey for much of his life, Pat likes to use numbers to help him better understand the game that he loves. You can find Pat on Twitter @pfholden where he's likely defending the latest whipping boy of the Caps' fan base.

Residing from the Midwest, Alex is a college football columnist covering the Conference USA at TodaysU. He doesn't trust anyone that likes yellow Starburst and swears that he will be reincarnated as an NHL third-line winger.

Hannah was raised a baseball and basketball fan by her parents, but managed to convert her entire family to hockey after they realized it was the superior sport. She loves to skate, but still can’t figure out how to shoot a slapshot, so she sticks to writing about the game instead.

Gann Matsuda, a native of the Los Angeles area who grew up playing roller hockey in the local schoolyard and has been following the Los Angeles Kings since 1973, when he was still a little kid. Matsuda, who has been writing about the Kings since 1986 and has held a season credential with the team since 1997, is the publisher of Frozen Royalty (, one of the leading blogs covering the Kings. Matsuda has also covered the Kings and the National Hockey League for The Hockey Writers during the 2010-11 season, and served as News Editor for from 1995 to 2011. He also served as the Featured Columnist covering the Kings for from 2009 to February 2011, and was the lead writer covering the Kings for HockeyTalk from late 2006 to February 2010. In February 2009, Matsuda became a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. In the 2015-16 season became a freelance contributor for USA Hockey Magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @frozenroyalty, and on Instagram at @frozenroyaltynhl.

Macaulay Scott Renner began playing ice hockey starting in the Brick Hockey Club, N.J. in 1978 and then moved on to Christian Brothers Academy High School(alumnus include Trevor/James VanRiemsdyk). After lettering in varsity all 4 year, He moved on to play college hockey in the ACHA for both Johns Hopkins University for two years and finishing his eligibility at Monmouth University where he was voted to the All-College MCHA All-Star team. In 2002, he signed a 3-month job/contract job for NBC in Broadcast Operations for NBC Sports covering all men's Olympic ice hockey games in SLC, Utah. In 2003 took over the Commercial Coordinator job with the NHL a the NJ Devils in 2002-2003. A diehard DFS NHL/PGA/NFL grinder playing since its inception in 2000, he is an avid surfer and golfer of 34 years. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his girlfriend. He can be found on DraftKings playing under CrossCzech. On Fanduel under msr427 and Twitter @msr427 where he is always willing to help to answer(or learn) any type of hockey/strategy/DFS questions.

Jon writes about the Sharks here at Today's Slapshot after formerly serving as a writer and editor at Fear The Fin. An up-and-coming broadcaster, he has been the voice of San Jose State Hockey for four seasons. Jon currently co-hosts the Bay Area Hockey Talk podcast. You can follow him on Twitter, @jonathanwold. Be warned, he will fight for his philosophical stance that a hot dog is a sandwich.

Dave Hogg has been covering sports in Detroit for the Associated Press and FOX Sports Detroit. That's meant a lot of good times - the Bad Boys, the Red Wings winning in 1997 and 1998, the Tigers winning the pennant in 2006 and 2012 - and a lot of ugly ones. He covered the 0-16 Lions, the 43-119 Tigers, Rich Rod and the last few years of the Pistons without losing his sanity. He plans to keep working until his beloved Oakland University wins the Big Dance.

Scott Powers is a freelance writer. He has covered preps, colleges and pros throughout his career. He was previously a staff writer at ESPN for six years and was the site's Chicago Blackhawks beat reporter for three seasons. He can be found @byscottpowers on Twitter. He resides in Chicago. CollapseHangouts

Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

Peter Harling is a fantasy hockey aficionado who is featured on McKeens providing the weekly waiver wire and was featured in the McKeens yearbook. Peter can usually be found in OHL rinks near his home town of Kingston Ontario where he provides the Kingston Frontenacs with editorial for the game program. Peter has previously been a contributor to such sites as Dobber Hockey, The Hockey Writers and Fantasy Hockey Coach.

A sleep-deprived young father who is tormented by the teams he loves. Oh and I'm most definitely cooler than Freddie Jackson sippin' a milkshake in a snowstorm. I contribute #content to &

Hunter is a NHL writer for, and and has been writing for over three years now. In the fall, he's going to NOVA and then transfering to the university of Virginia Tech to major in sports journalism. He hopes to become a beat reporter for an NHL team out of college. He has been a Penguins fan since he was 6 years old and will be covering them. For any hockey talk, feel free to follow him on Twitter @HunterHodies.

Daniel MacDonald has covered hockey, baseball, soccer and auto racing in various roles for sporting sites in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Based out of Vancouver, he covers the Canucks and the NHL for Today’s Slapshot, and

Will Agathis, of Somerset, N.J., is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He has been a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan since his childhood and has previously written about the team both on Bleacher Report and FanSided. His favorite player is Dainius Zubrus and he will always be fond of the neutral zone “trap.” Having studied statistics, he relies on statistical analysis in his work to bolster his on-ice musings. He can be reached for contact through his Twitter page: @wagathis.

Tony Abbott lives in Superior, WI, and has been writing about hockey since 2012. In addition to writing for Today’s Slapshot, he is an editor at Hockey Wilderness, where he hosts the Hockey Wilderness Podcast. In his free time he writes sketch comedy, gives scratches to his dog, Topher, and aspires to be a Pokémon Master. You can follow him on Twitter @OhHiTony.

Adam Gretz is a freelance hockey writer based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has covered the NHL for more than eight years and is a member of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association. Along with Today's Slap Shot, his work has also appeared on CBS Sports, AOL, Hockey Prospectus, and SB Nation.

Cam has been watching hockey forever. Unfortunately for him, his favorite team is the Vancouver Canucks. Cam is a contributor for JetsNation as well as NucksMisconduct. The playoffs are a sad time for Cam, as he cannot grow a beard to save his life. When he is not writing, Cam enjoys having beverages with friends talking about life. You can follow Cam on Twitter @canadiankyian, but be warned, his attempts at humour are awful.

Jesse is a graduate student in Stony Brook's Comparative Literature Department who lives for the intricacies of the game. Fueled by inordinate amounts of coffee and Red Bull, Jesse loves writing about the sport he was hooked on since the age of four.

Kristi Loucks is a freelance writer who has covered the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL’s Western Conference as well as the Chicago Cubs with multiple outlets. She comes from a sports oriented family with five siblings and was born and raised in Chicago. She can be found on twitter @LoucksKE.

Mike is a New York native who has been a Leafs fan as long as he can remember. He graduated from Boston University's Dual Degree Program, earning an Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Operations. As a BU grad, he finds it difficult to root against Jack Eichel but still manages to cope. In addition to Today's Slapshot, Mike writes about the Toronto Blue Jays over at Baseball Prospectus Toronto and covers anything to do with professional basketball at Feel free to follow him on Twitter @Mike_Pandador to talk sports or exchange Simpsons references.

Sheng Peng is a freelance hockey writer based out of Los Angeles, California. He covers the LA Kings and Ontario Reign for Today's Slapshot. His work has also appeared on VICE Sports, The Hockey News,, and SB Nation's Jewels from the Crown.

Mike Ross is a radio veteran with over 20 years experience covering the world of hockey. Starting in Ottawa, he covered the Ottawa Senators and Ottawa 67s for the local radio broadcaster before moving to Toronto and covering the Maple Leafs. Mike also spent 10 years covering the NHL at large for a North America-wide radio broadcaster. He has covered Stanley Cup Finals, All Star Games, drafts, awards ceremonies and hundreds of regular season games. Along the way, he worked with some of the biggest names in hockey broadcasting including Hall of Famers Denis Potvin and Phil Esposito. His hockey highlights included being the PA announcer for the 67s when they won the 1999 Memorial Cup and in 2015 when Canada won the World Junior Championship in Toronto.

Taylor Smith is a native Texan (required by fellow Texans to report this at all times) and Southern California-based basketball writer covering the Lakers for FanRag Sports. You can also find him writing Clippers things for, fun things at and some football things at He's also on Twitter @TaylorBojangles.

Paul is a writer for InGoal Magazine, a thoughtful Habs analyst, and a university literature instructor. He has played at the CIS (Canadian university) level, and served as goalie coach for the Mount Allison University women’s team. Originally from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Paul now lives in Guelph, Ontario. He'll play for your rec league team.

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Beginning a sports-writing foray in his fourth state, Sam is a Kansas City product living in Cleveland. He’s worked as a full-time reporter and editor at daily newspapers, covering everything from Kansas City Chiefs training camp to national championship games to high school girls’ water polo. This occupation gave him the opportunity to win several awards and enabled treks to majestic locales like Mankato, Minn., Bakersfield, Calif., and Florence, Ala. In addition to the NFL, which Sam writes about for FanRag Sports and, he’s a fan of boxing, track and field and Nicolas Cage movies. He also covers high school sports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. And he’s just as shocked as you are that the Royals have a bandwagon. You can find him on Twitter @SRobinson25.

Chris Oddo is a hockey freelancer based out of Northern California. He has been blogging and writing about the NHL and NCAA hockey ever since he realized he couldn't dangle like Daigle or crease crash like Crosby. He has covered the college game for Inside College Athletics and runs the Saucer Pass blog.

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Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

Andrew Hirsh has covered the NHL since 2009 for a variety of publications, including SB Nation, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports. In addition to Today's Slapshot, he works for the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's SEC Country.

Arik is a hockey data analyst who has written at, but has most frequently been found at Hockey Graphs, Hockey Prospectus and his own blog This season he has been tracking and analyzing power play effectiveness at He is a former goalie who started too late and retired too young, but used to be on the radio for Washington Capitals broadcasts, and can be found on Twitter @ArikParnass.

Matthew Schmidt is a life-long sports fan who was born and raised in New Jersey, which makes the fact that he is a Celtics and Marlins fan kind of peculiar. Don't worry; he likes the Giants in football, so his New Jersey roots have not been completely tarnished. You can also find his work at Bleacher Report and Baseline Banter.

Troy Tauscher covers the NBA for Today’s Fastbreak and BBallBreakdown, as well as doing on-camera, radio and written work for student clubs at Arizona State University. Born and raised in Arizona, Troy is a lifelong Suns follower, and accepts the disappointment associated with his chosen fandom. He also enjoys long walks on the beach so long as sports is the topic of conversation.

Derek Neumeier is a Calgary-based freelance hockey writer that has been covering the sport regularly since 2011. A journalism graduate of Mount Royal University, his work can also be found currently at Defending Big D and previously at The Hockey Writers. In addition to his hockey work he is also a freelance photographer.

Joseph is a writer based out of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Previous incarnations of his work can be found at FOX Sports, SLAMOnline, The Student Section, and other websites.

A graduate of Oklahoma State and Arkansas, Stephen Hunt is an accomplished freelance writer who now calls Frisco, Texas home. He covers the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, FC Dallas, the Texas Rangers as well as various high school and college sports. When not writing, he works as a stat guy on the TV broadcasts for the Mavericks, Rangers and local college teams.

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