Josh Tessler – Editor and Founder
Josh Tessler is the Editor and Founder of Puck77. Josh was born in Montreal, Quebec, but has spent most of his childhood and adult-life in the United States. From an early age, Josh had a passion for hockey. He spent a lot of time watching hockey with his grandfather, Sidney Schwartz. His favorite player growing up was Ray Bourque and he’s chosen to honor Bourque by using his number “77” in the blog’s name. Prior to Puck77, Josh wrote for FanSided’s Editor in Leaf (Toronto Maple Leafs blog), SB Nation’s Amazin’ Avenue (New York Mets blog) and Clark University’s The Scarlet.
Covering – Hockey In General, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin is an avid hockey fan and content creator on YouTube at YinzerOnHockey. He grew up in Southern Pennsylvania and remains devoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida and works full-time as a Federal Government employee. Justin has a vivid understanding of hockey analytics and salary cap considerations.
Gordon has been an avid hockey fan despite emigrating from Canada to Australia at the age of seven. He has done work as a freelance writer and is currently working on a novel. Be prepared for some dry wit, and in addition to NHL focused articles, some insight into the Australian Ice Hockey League. Yes, that’s right, the league where last season a situation developed where a club chairman argued with opposing players, the players squirted him with water, he poured beer on some fans, and the fans threw a rubbish bin at him.
Covering – Hockey In General, Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights
Ryan Boonstra – Editor
Ryan is passionate about the Edmonton Oilers and hockey in general. Currently, Ryan is a student, but after he graduates, he plans on becoming a journalist. In addition to his work at Puck77, he also is a contributor for FanSided’s Oil On Whyte (an Edmonton Oilers blog).
Covering – Edmonton Oilers
Christopher Bradley – Editor
Chris has been a life long fan of hockey. Born and raised in southern Ontario, Chris enjoyed a brief junior hockey career as a goalie before moving on and coaching junior for 13 years in the Ontario Hockey Association. Married with 2 kids and a grandchild, Chris studied journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario and has been active writing about the game for several years.
Covering – Boston Bruins
Nikos Michals – Contributor
Nikos currently works in radio media in Chicago as a producer and as the Host of the Hockey Podcast, “The Bag Skate”. In addition, he does camera work for the NBA G League Team Windy City Bulls. He’s also interning with the USHL and 2017 Clark Cup Champion, Chicago Steel.
Covering – Hockey In General
Ellie Green – Contributor
Ellie is a hockey lover from the UK who is about to go to school for sports journalism, and intends to become a full time hockey writer after she gets her degree. Alongside being a 24/7 San Jose Sharks fan, Ellie is interested in the NHL draft and prospects playing in Europe. She’s currently a programme contributor for her local hockey team, the Whitley Warriors of the second tier in British ice hockey, whose claim to fame is being the team Mike Babcock was a player coach for, way back when. Her work can also be found on Chasing the Puck, where she covers the San Jose Sharks.
Covering – Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks
James Hicks III – Contributor
James is a diehard Chicago Blackhawks fan and loves hockey. When he’s not watching his Blackhawks, he can be heard on The Bag Skate Radio Show or you can check out his latest blog posts right here on Puck 77. In addition to his work on the radio and on Puck 77, he enjoys interacting with fans and providing a unique perspective of the NHL.
Covering – Chicago Blackhawks
Tyler Kuehl – Contributor
Born in Michigan, Tyler was bred in Red Wings home. However, through many trips to Ontario, he developed a love for the Leafs and Canada itself. Tyler does hockey play-by-play around Michigan. As a former player, he can give insight inside the locker room and minds of players. He’ll be covering the Canadian Hockey League, as junior hockey is one of his passions. You can also catch Tyler on his hockey show, The Kuehl Podcast.
Dylan Morrow – Contributor
Dylan is a hockey enthusiast, who closely follows the NHL as well as the CHL, Canada’s top Jr. hockey league. He is a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, but doesn’t shy away from discussing & debating other teams and happenings from around the NHL. Dylan played Jr. B hockey in Southern Ontario as goaltender, and currently works with several local hockey teams as a goaltending consultant. What to expect from Dylan on Puck77:
- Toronto Maple Leafs centric articles
- CHL team & player deep dives
- Stories from the world of goaltending
- Other random NHL fun
Covering – Hockey In General
Angelo Kontogonis – Contributor
Angelo was born and raised in Montreal. He’s been a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fans and began following the team in 1993 when the Habs won the Stanley Cup. Angelo loves hockey in general and watching a good entertaining game. Prior to Puck 77, he was a contributor for NHLNFA.com, a website for the fans. Angelo enjoyed his time there but felt that it was time for a new challenge.
Covering – Montreal Canadiens
Stephanie Lasasso – Contributor
Stephanie is a born and raised Jersey girl, who loves everything hockey. Being raised in Jersey, she has a lot of love for the New Jersey Devils. A busy professional, Stephanie never misses a game and despite the struggles the Devils have faced over the recent years, she is a die hard fan. Having done some freelance writing in the past, Stephanie brings that true Jersey attitude perspective to Puck 77!
Covering – New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers
Nick Swanson – Contributor
Nick is based out of Waco, Texas. He’s very passionate about the Dallas Stars. He’s a first time writer and is very much looking forward to sharing his opinion about the Stars. He throughly enjoys watching hockey and football.