Kirk Luedeke



Kirk Luedeke has covered the NHL and hockey prospects for the New England Hockey Journal since 2000. With a focus on the Boston Bruins and shedding light on NHL hopefuls from the Northeast region, Luedeke's work has also appeared in Red Line Report and Maple Street Press. The Hudson, N.H. native graduated from the Citadel and has an advanced degree from Georgetown University.

Jun 27, 2014 With late picks, Bruins will look for long-term projects
Jun 27, 2014 Harvard-bound Donato could be a first-round pick in Philly
Jun 11, 2014 Prospects Pulse: Max Willman, Cape crusader
May 25, 2014 Prospects Pulse: MacLeod an old-fashioned D-man
Mar 31, 2014 Prospects Pulse: Kimball Union's power trio
Mar 5, 2014 Kirk's Call: B's take conservative approach on deadline day
Feb 23, 2014 Man with the golden gun: Bergeron nearing perfection
Feb 18, 2014 Prospect Pulse: Ryan Donato
Jan 29, 2014 Boston Bruins Draft Flashback: 2006
Jan 18, 2014 Boston Bruins top 10 prospects
Jan 18, 2014 From NEHJ: Testing depth
Jan 15, 2014 Prospect Pulse: Shane Eiserman
Jan 7, 2014 WJC scouting report: Bruins, New England-area prospects
Oct 3, 2013 Bruins 2013-14: A return to the high life in the Hub?
Oct 2, 2013 Bruins preseason prospects rankings: 10-1
Oct 1, 2013 Great Debate: Predicting the NHL's 2013-14 award winners
Oct 1, 2013 Bruins preseason prospects rankings: 20-11
Sep 29, 2013 Bruins preseason prospects rankings: 36-21
Sep 23, 2013 Great Debate: Who will be the Bruins leading goal scorer?
Sep 17, 2013 Great Debate: Who will be odd man out on 'D' for Bruins?
Sep 11, 2013 Camara vying for 'Big, Bad Bruin' status
Sep 10, 2013 Subban hits the right notes, prepares for pro challenge
Sep 9, 2013 Great Debate: The sanctity of jersey numbers
Sep 9, 2013 Dempsey draws confidence from rookie tourney experience
Sep 8, 2013 B's rookies squander 4-0 lead in loss to Panthers
Sep 8, 2013 Video: Knight, Khokhlachev impressing at B's rookie tourney
Sep 7, 2013 Conn. native Adam Erne makes Bolts debut
Sep 7, 2013 'Yoopers' Florek and Trotman aim to reach NHL together
Sep 6, 2013 Bruins rookies set to face off down in Sunshine State
Sep 6, 2013 Video: Bruins tie Lightning, 5-5, in rookie tourney opener
Sep 3, 2013 Great Debate: Free agents surprisingly still available
Sep 2, 2013 Boston Bruins Draft Flashback: 1979
Sep 1, 2013 Cornell junior, B's prospect Ferlin builds momentum
Aug 30, 2013 Kirk's Call: Breaking down the Bruins' rookie camp roster
Aug 25, 2013 Great Debate: Who will be B's backup goalie opening night?
Aug 21, 2013 B's youthful trio on D-istant horizon impressing
Aug 16, 2013 Great Debate: Toughest team for Bruins to beat in Atlantic?
Aug 15, 2013 Gothberg looks to build on solid freshman season
Aug 9, 2013 Great Debate: Who should fill B's alternate captain vacancy?
Jul 20, 2013 From NEHJ: Liking Linus
Jul 16, 2013 From NEHJ: Erne, Sanford lead New England crop
Jul 15, 2013 Summer rankings: Boston Bruins top 15 prospects
Jul 7, 2013 Kirk's Call: Bruins will embrace Iginla's talent, leadership
Jul 4, 2013 Bruins 2013 Entry Draft recap: Project Runway
Jul 4, 2013 Kirk's Call: Analysis of the Tyler Seguin trade to Dallas
Jun 30, 2013 Live Blog: 2013 New England NHL draftees
Jun 30, 2013 Bruins 2013 NHL Draft preview: Depth perception
Jun 29, 2013 2013 NHL Draft roundup: Underrated or overrated?
Jun 28, 2013 2013 NHL Draft preview: Top 11 New England prospects
Jun 28, 2013 New England will be well-represented at 2013 NHL Draft
Jun 27, 2013 Hidden gems? Bruins mid-to-late round draft projections
Jun 14, 2013 Drafty-worthy 'D': Bruins' second and third-round projections
Jun 9, 2013 Winging it: Bruins' second and third-round projections
Jun 7, 2013 Sweep dreams will end the nightmares
Jun 2, 2013 Centers of attention: Bruins' second-round projections
May 19, 2013 2013 NHL Draft Profile: Morgan Klimchuk
May 15, 2013 Prospect Pulse: St. John's Prep's Brian Pinho
May 10, 2013 How David Krejci became one of B's all-time best draft picks
May 3, 2013 2013 Boston Bruins end of season prospects roundup: 10-1
May 1, 2013 2013 Boston Bruins end of season prospects roundup: 11-30
Apr 9, 2013 Source: Soderberg agrees to terms with Bruins
Apr 4, 2013 Analysis of the Bruins' Jagr, Redden deals
Apr 3, 2013 Prospect Pulse: John Hayden
Mar 26, 2013 Why the Bruins should trade for Jarome Iginla
Mar 19, 2013 Ask Kirk: Soderberg, Svedberg and other Bruins' futures
Mar 5, 2013 Ask Kirk: B's trade targets, Kerby Rychel and stellar 'staches
Mar 4, 2013 Prospect Pulse: Phillips Andover captain Eddie Ellis
Jan 30, 2013 From NEHJ: Erne on the rise in the 'Q'
Jan 28, 2013 From NEHJ: Bruins Top 10 Prospects
Jan 26, 2013 Hammer Time: Hamilton hits the ground running with Bruins
Jan 11, 2013 Hamilton, Spooner aim to impress at Bruins training camp
Dec 24, 2012 Vesey, Grzelcyk come 'full circle' with Team USA in Ufa
Nov 19, 2012 Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Oleksiak making an impact
Nov 12, 2012 Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Walker, Monsters down Texas
Nov 10, 2012 Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Aucoin leading way for Marlies
Nov 5, 2012 Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Nyquist has big night
Oct 22, 2012 Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Pock's veteran presence felt
Aug 8, 2012 Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 10-1
Aug 6, 2012 Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 20-11
Aug 3, 2012 Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 30-21
Jul 31, 2012 B's buddies Spooner, Knight aim to achieve NHL dream
Jul 28, 2012 Defense doesn't rest: Grzelcyk, Trotman prepping for season
Jul 27, 2012 From NEHJ: Super scout Eggleston honored for NHL service
Jul 20, 2012 From NEHJ: Rolling the dice
Jul 13, 2012 From NEHJ: Dozen draftees
Jul 2, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Jared Knight
Jul 2, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Robbie O'Gara
Jul 1, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Ryan Spooner
Jun 30, 2012 Development Camp Profile: Niklas Svedberg
Jun 29, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Dougie Hamilton
Jun 29, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Matt Grzelcyk
Jun 28, 2012 Bruins Development Camp Profile: Malcolm Subban
Jun 25, 2012 Grading the Bruins' 2012 draft
Jun 23, 2012 B's add to depth, but draftees won't make immediate impact
Jun 23, 2012 Twelve New Englanders selected at NHL Draft
Jun 22, 2012 Bruins grab goalie Malcolm Subban, fuel rivalry with Habs
Jun 22, 2012 Bruins may stand pat with 24th pick
Jun 20, 2012 2012 NHL Draft: Later options for the Bruins
Jun 19, 2012 From NEHJ: Bruins searching for depth
Jun 18, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Brendan Gaunce, Stefan Matteau
Jun 17, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Jordan Schmaltz
Jun 15, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Oscar Dansk
Jun 14, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Lukas Sutter
Jun 8, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Ludvig Byström and Pontus Åberg
Jun 6, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Derrick Pouliot
Jun 5, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Tanner Pearson
Jun 2, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Nic Kerdiles
Jun 1, 2012 Combine rumor: Are the B's looking to trade up at the draft?
May 31, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Phil Di Giuseppe
May 27, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Finn
May 26, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Brady Skjei
May 26, 2012 B's prospect Khokhlachev weighs options for KHL
May 26, 2012 Hamill era ends as Bruins acquire Chris Bourque from Caps
May 25, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Dalton Thrower
May 24, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Kosmachuk
May 23, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Mark Jankowski
May 21, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Laughton
May 20, 2012 From NEHJ: Hart, Calnan bring forceful presence
May 19, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Grzelcyk
May 10, 2012 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Robbie Baillargeon
Apr 30, 2012 With injury woes behind him, scouts still crazy for Koekkoek
Apr 29, 2012 2011-12 Boston Bruins prospects roundup
Apr 27, 2012 Could Bruins add power with Whalers' Wilson?
Apr 25, 2012 The story behind the Boston Bruins challenge coin
Apr 19, 2012 B's Lucic tunes out distractions
Apr 19, 2012 Bruins look to take commanding lead back to Boston
Apr 17, 2012 Bruins never panicked, found way to win see-saw affair
Apr 16, 2012 Krejci confident line will have bigger impact in Game 3
Apr 13, 2012 From NEHJ: Passion, smarts power Malden Catholic's Collier
Apr 2, 2012 Prospect roundup: Florek gives P-Bruins a boost
Mar 26, 2012 St. John's Prep star Kurker working his way to the top
Mar 25, 2012 Bruins sign Michigan State's Krug
Mar 25, 2012 Somerby hopes to parlay prep feats into NHL Draft selection
Mar 24, 2012 Bruins ink Lake Superior star defenseman Trotman
Mar 20, 2012 Nobles' Calnan generating plenty of buzz among NHL scouts
Mar 17, 2012 'Mr. Everything' Bergeron comes through once more
Mar 9, 2012 Lawrence Academy standout Tringale's draft stock rising
Feb 21, 2012 Prospect roundup: Camper's sixth sense keying success
Feb 15, 2012 Baillargeon, Gillies share common goals in Indiana
Feb 1, 2012 Boston Bruins prospect roundup
Jan 25, 2012 Bruins somber, aggravated after loss to Caps
Jan 24, 2012 Bruins visit White House, Thomas a no-show
Jan 22, 2012 From NEHJ: Bruins Top 10 Prospects
Jan 7, 2012 Starting Schneider a pragmatic, not sentimental choice
Jan 4, 2012 December Bruins Prospect of the Month: Alexander Khokhlachev
Jan 3, 2012 Report: B’s prospect Spooner to Sarnia Sting
Dec 29, 2011 O’Gara adds to B’s organizational depth
Dec 20, 2011 Trotman proving his worth
Dec 8, 2011 Bruins Sign Hamilton to Entry Level Contract
Dec 6, 2011 Ferlin named to Team USA World Jr. preliminary roster
Dec 4, 2011 B's prospect Spooner rounding into form in juniors
Dec 1, 2011 November Bruins Prospect of the Month: Ryan Spooner
Nov 30, 2011 Gothberg growing, gaining confidence
Nov 14, 2011 Spooner named OHL Player of the Week
Nov 9, 2011 Ferlin makes sudden impact for Big Red
Nov 7, 2011 Kirk's Call: Confident Hamilton tearing it up in OHL
Nov 3, 2011 October Bruins Prospect of the Month: Dougie Hamilton
Oct 23, 2011 From NEHJ: B's super scout Bradley survives scare
Oct 12, 2011 No Stanley Cup hangover for Thomas
Oct 8, 2011 Peverley’s improbable NHL dream came true
Oct 6, 2011 Recchi gets jacket, bids official farewell to NHL playing days
Sep 29, 2011 As training camp winds down, young B’s try to make mark
Sep 23, 2011 Carlson, Wideman prepared to give Capitals' Power Play a Charge
Sep 23, 2011 Knuble praises former Bruins teammates Bergeron, Thomas
Sep 14, 2011 Boston Bruins rookie games recap & analysis
Sep 13, 2011 Islanders rookies exact revenge
Sep 13, 2011 McKelvie trades cadet gray & army green for black and gold
Sep 12, 2011 B’s hopefuls draw first blood with 8-5 win on Long Island
Sep 12, 2011 Bruins-Islanders rookies play 1st of two games tonight
Sep 11, 2011 Flashback: The case for Dougie Hamilton
Sep 9, 2011 Bruins 2011 rookie camp opens with 22 prospects
Sep 9, 2011 Knight embracing leadership role at B’s rookie camp
Sep 8, 2011 2012 NHL Entry Draft Watchlist: Got D?
Sep 5, 2011 Bruins 2011 rookie camp preview
Sep 5, 2011 Report: Veteran Chris Clark to attend Bruins training camp
Aug 19, 2011 Boston College recruit Matheson generating buzz
Aug 7, 2011 New Englanders ready to help USA Under-18 Select Team Soar in Europe
Jul 28, 2011 Report: Keith Gretzky to join Bruins organization
Jul 23, 2011 Southie Cameron Darcy invited to NHL RDO Camp
Jul 19, 2011 Bruins sign Knight, Spooner
Jul 15, 2011 2011 Boston Bruins Development Camp roundup- the goalies and defense (2 of 2)
Jul 14, 2011 2011 Boston Bruins Development Camp roundup- the forwards (1 of 2)
Jul 14, 2011 Cunningham, McKelvie sign deals with B’s
Jul 10, 2011 Spooner showing some swagger at camp
Jul 9, 2011 Bruins 2011 development camp Day 3 notes and observations
Jul 9, 2011 Cross, Warsofsky united as B’s hopefuls on ‘D’
Jul 9, 2011 Ferlin taking it all in
Jul 8, 2011 B’s trio of big goalies progressing
Jul 8, 2011 Bruins 2011 development camp Day 2 notes and observations
Jul 8, 2011 Hamill at crossroads
Jul 7, 2011 Bruins welcome 24 players to Development Camp
Jun 29, 2011 Bruins to host fifth annual development camp July 7-11
Jun 28, 2011 2011 NHL draft surprises
Jun 25, 2011 2011 NHL Draft - Live Coverage of Day 2
Jun 24, 2011 New England draft candidates could yield big gains
Jun 24, 2011 2011 NHL Draft - Live Coverage of Day 1
Jun 23, 2011 Hamilton's draft stock soared after strong season
Jun 23, 2011 Skilled Strome could be first-round option for B's
Jun 22, 2011 Defenseman Murphy could be an option for Bruins
Jun 20, 2011 Memorial Cup champ Beaulieu could interest B's
Jun 13, 2011 Power and athleticism have Oleksiak's stock rising
Jun 13, 2011 Power and athleticism have Oleksiak's stock rising
Jun 5, 2011 Michalek, Sullivan enjoy 'great experience' at combine
Jun 5, 2011 Prince might be worth second-round look for B's
Jun 3, 2011 BU's Clendening turning heads at combine
Jun 2, 2011 NHL draft prospects do interview circuit at combine
May 27, 2011 From NEHJ: Prospect Vesey is the complete package
Apr 17, 2011 From NEHJ: Speedy Sullvan skating toward draft
Mar 27, 2011 From NEHJ: Michalek delivers on great expectations
Mar 7, 2011 Milton captures first-ever prep title in nail-biter
Mar 7, 2011 Westminster, Dexter reign supreme in large, small school tournaments
Feb 8, 2011 Hard work, versatility help Caron get back to NHL
Feb 2, 2011 Arniel making huge strides in second pro season
Jan 14, 2011 Steven Kampfer: Anatomy of a successful deadline deal
Jan 5, 2011 Kreider proves mettle with bronze at World Juniors
Jan 5, 2011 Kreider proves mettle with bronze at World Juniors
Jan 3, 2011 Coyle crucial to USA's chances of defeating Canada at WJC
Jan 29, 2010 Ryan Bourque has had a great January
Jan 28, 2010 McQuaid and Marquadt: A Tale of Two Trades
Jan 28, 2010 Zach McKelvie's Pro Hockey Dreams on Hold