Leo Scaglione Jr.

…always crossing the "Leo line"

Editor-in-Chief of The Fischler Report and Contributing Writer for the New York Hockey Journal covering the NHL's New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders

June 2017 - Light at the End of the Tunnel - New Jersey Devils 2017 NHL Draft Preview

June 2017 - Scandinavian 'D' In Demand - New York Islanders 2017 NHL Draft Preview

June 2017 - A Win-Win Relationship - With adidas set to outfit NHL players, Champion's Choice, an elite and exclusive adidas dealer in Wilmington, Mass., is primed to aid youth and scholastic hockey teams

May 2017 - Forever an Islander - Former Islanders equipment manager Joe McMahon, a Long Island native, opens up about his time working for the club and how he's kept the team alumni together over the years through his annual charity golf outing

May 2017 - Weight, Isles Have Hope - Despite missing the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs by a point, the Islanders seek to build off their solid 24-12-4 second-half record.

May 2017 - Bringing Their 'A' Game - Four Devils prospects who competed in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs describe how the postseason experience aided them when they made the jump to New Jersey during the 2016-17 campaign

May 2017 - Summer Is Where The Pro Dream Starts - Defenseman Reilly Walsh (2017 NHL Draft eligible) details his summer workout training program.

April 2017 - Hangin' Out With New York Islanders rookie sensation Joshua Ho-Sang

April 2017 - Settling In - First-year Islanders Jason Chimera and Andrew Ladd found a winning routine both on and off the ice after several months adjusting to their new home

April 2017 - Wood Working - Devils left wing Miles Wood recaps his rookie campaign while simultaneously looking ahead on ways to improve for his sophomore season

April 2017 - Kevin Can't Wait - Devils prospect and Canton, Mass., native Kevin Rooney had a night he'll never forget when he skated at TD Garden in just his second NHL game.

March 2017 - Hall Locks In - Left wing Taylor Hall opens up about his first season with the Devils, the biggest lesson he learned following the blockbuster trade, and how he's adjusted to living in New Jersey.

March 2017 - Turning the Corner - Like a locomotive on the LIRR, Islanders left wing Anders Lee just needed time and track to hit full speed this season.

March 2017 - Coach Material - Several Pittsburgh Penguins including Brian Dumoulin and Conor Sheary share insight about John Hynes, their former AHL bench boss in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton who's now the head coach of the Devils, and also discuss how vital his teaching methods were in helping them reach the NHL.

March 2017- Worcester Amped for ECHL's Railers - General Manager/Head Coach Jamie Russell opens up about his plans for the Railers and how development and winning can go hand in hand.

March 2017 - 'We Are Here For The Community' - Railers President Mike Myers reveals the club's initiatives which include a new twin-rink, tavern and charity foundation.

March 2017 - Give It Your Best - Damon Severson and Keith Kinkaid of the Devils and Devin Setoguchi of the Kings discuss hockey tryouts at various levels of the sport and also give advice for players going through them

March 2017 - Hangin' Out With Staten Island native and San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc

February 2017 - Confidence Fuels Parenteau - With the trust of Devils head coach John Hynes, right wing P.A. Parenteau, who was claimed off waivers by New Jersey days before the 2016-17 campaign commenced, is chipping in points and providing energy for his new club.

February 2017 - Lineup Buster - Islanders 19-year-old rookie left wing Anthony Beauvillier opens up about his first year playing in the NHL

February 2017 - Hangin' Out With New York Islanders center Brock Nelson

February 2017 - Hangin' Out With Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson

January 2017 - 'Cammy' Heats Up - Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri is doing what he does best - sniping on the ice and cracking jokes off it.

January 2017 - Bailey's Goal: Consistency - Islanders right wing Josh Bailey is having a career season in 2016-17, forming a formidable tandem with captain John Tavares

January 2017 - Hangin' Out With New Rochelle, N.Y., native and St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

December 2016 - Stick Tales - Patrick Kane, Ryan Callahan and Brian Boyle open up about the flex, curve, length, taping and the intangibles of their hockey sticks

December 2016 - On 'Solid Footing' - Devils defenseman Yohann Auvitu never gave much thought to the NHL until earlier this year. Now competing in his first season in North America, the France native is delivering an impact with New Jersey

December 2016 - 'I Was In It To Become A Pro' - My feature highlighting Spencerport, N.Y., native and second-year Islander Shane Prince's path to the NHL

December 2016 - Hangin' Out With Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews

November 2016 - The Man With a Plan - From offseason to game day, the keys that enable Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic to succeed are faith, family and fitness

November 2016 - A New Challenge - After winning the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2015-16, defenseman Ben Lovejoy embraces his vital new role on the blue line for the Devils

November 2016 - 'Chip on shoulder' serves Colgate product Wagner well with Ducks - Armed with a new contract following an up-and-down rookie year in the NHL, center Chris Wagner is playing a bigger role for Anaheim

November 2016 - Hangin' Out With Boston College forward Chris Shero, son of Devils general manager Ray Shero

October 2016 - The Face Wash: Gloves With a Sense of Purpose - My feature about hockey's most pungent power struggle

October 2016 - Devils defenseman Damon Severson opens up about his sophomore season struggles and his "be the best" mindset entering the 2016-17 campaign

October 2016 - Hangin' Out With New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill

October 2016 - Pulock: Shooting First ... Asking Questions Later - The Islanders have a rising star in defenseman Ryan Pulock, who will be looking to contribute even more in 2016-17, his second NHL season

September 2016 - HockeyTown: Albany, N.Y. - My feature about Albany's glorious and tumultuous hockey heritage

September 2016 - Ho-Sang:  'Buy In' Will Make Me a Contributor - Islanders' prospect Joshua Ho-Sang reveals how he recovered from the toughest challenge of his young career

September 2016 - Act II in Brooklyn - 2016-17 New York Islanders Training Camp Preview

September 2016 - Battle For The Varsity - 2016-17 New Jersey Devils Training Camp Preview

September 2016 - 'A lot of Work and A lot of Time' - Brown product and former Albany Devils forward Matt Lorito is primed for his big-league hockey shot after inking his first NHL contract with the Red Wings

August 2016 - Challenge A: Make the Club - Prospects Miles Wood, Steven Santini and Pavel Zacha have their sights set on making the 2016-17 Devils' opening night roster.

August 2016 - Amped For His Isles Future - Islanders' prospect Kieffer Bellows talks about his journey from a Minnesota lake to becoming a 2016 first-round NHL draft pick and beyond.

August 2016 - Hangin' Out With Medicine Hat Tigers defenseman and Islanders' prospect David Quenneville

August 2016 - Bauer or CCM? - My feature on the loyalty that rules the classic match-up between the two dominant brands on the hockey skate market

July 2016 - Pro Dreams Start Here - I highlight the eight New York/New Jersey natives selected at the 2016 NHL Draft

July 2016 - 'Coach's Dream' - My New Jersey Devils 2016 NHL Draft review

July 2016 - Bellows - My New York Islanders 2016 NHL Draft review

July 2016 - Hangin' Out With Mississauga Steelheads right wing Nathan Bastian, New Jersey's second selection (41st overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft

July 2016 - Tools of the Trade - Devils All-Star goaltender Cory Schneider talks about his equipment

June 2016 - Offense at the Forefront - New Jersey Devils 2016 NHL Draft Preview

June 2016 - Hangin' Out With Morrisonville, N.Y., native and A-Devils defenseman Dan Kelly

June 2016 - Savoring the Call - Albany Devils right wing Paul Thompson's path to his long-awaited NHL debut

May 2016 - 'Huge For Your Confidence' - Devils right wing Devante Smith-Pelly 's journey to the NHL featured a late start but a fine finish.

April 2016 - Wanted Man - Devils center Travis Zajac was a two-way catalyst for Jersey's Team during the 2015-16 season

April 2016 - Hangin' Out With Biddeford, Maine, native and Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin

March 2016 - 'Marty, I Can't Thank You Enough' - This narrative captures every moment of the Devils' four-day celebration of legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur that commenced on Feb. 6 and culminated with the retirement of his No. 30 jersey on Feb. 9 at Prudential Center

February 2016 - 'A Real Shot In The Arm For Us' - First-year Devils defensemen John Moore and David Schlemko have left their marks in their premier seasons in the Garden State.

February 2016 - Star-Worthy First Half - My story on the two local products, Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (Carneys Point, N.J.), who were selected to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game

January 2016 - Farnham Helps Forge a Bold Identity - A feature detailing Devils right wing Bobby Farnham's path to professional hockey, a tale of perseverance and determination

December 2015 - A Complete Player - A feature focusing on Devils center Adam Henrique and his superior start to the 2015-16 season

December 2015 - Q & A with Devils right wing and West Seneca, N.Y., native Lee Stempniak

November 2015 - The Pride of Montvale - Player profile of Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri highlighting his journey from Montvale to Newark

November 2015 - Q & A with Nashville Predators left wing and Syosset, N.Y., native Eric Nystrom

October 2015 - 'Only Scratched the Surface' - Player profile of Devils defenseman Adam Larsson, who is looking to leave his mark as he enters his fifth big-league season

September 2015 - Bold Direction - 2015-16 New Jersey Devils Training Camp Preview

August 2015 - Camp of Approval - Recap of the 2015 Devils Development Camp and player profile of Devils prospect Steven Santini, defenseman for Boston College

July 2015 - Hynes Entrusted With Devils Keys - A feature highlighting Devils rookie coach John Hynes and High Five - a recap of the Devils performance at the 2015 NHL Draft

June 2015 - On the Offensive - My New Jersey Devils 2015 NHL Draft Preview

May 2015 - On the Horizon - A profile of two up-and-coming Devils prospects -- Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau -- who have visions of playing a more prominent role with the NHL club

April 2015 - Comeback Tales - My premier story for the NY Hockey Journal highlights Devils forwards Steve Bernier and Jordin Tootoo, who revived their careers during the 2014-15 NHL season

© Leo Scaglione Jr., 2013