Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Mar 6, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Mason McDonald, G Catches: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-04-23 Hometown: Halifax, NS, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Calgary Flames, 34th overall       Observations: Mar 2016 - Mason has spent the entire season to this point in the ECHL. He has never posted …

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DPR - Episode 12: Trade Deadline Strategies with Steve Laidlaw

by Paul Zwambag Mar 1, 2017, 11:35 am

Scouting Notes from February In segment one, Paul talks to Peter about scouting notes from his viewing of live games across three leagues and two provinces. February 5th OHL – Erie Otters at Kingston Frontenacs Alex DeBrincat of …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Jan 30, 2017, 2:56 pm

  Andrew Mangiapane, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 161 Born: 1996-04-04 Hometown: Bolton, ON, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Calgary Flames, 166th overall       Observations: Jan 2017 - When the calendar flipped to 2017, Mangiapane had 22 points (9g,13a) in 28 games for Stockton. In …

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Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by Peter Harling Jan 24, 2017, 2:47 am

Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Draft Eligible Prospects DobberProspects is proud to bring back the experts consensus fantasy ranking for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Last year the first edition of the fantasy ranking was released and …

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DPR - Episode 01: Scouting tips from Gus Katsaros

by Paul Zwambag Sep 20, 2016, 1:50 pm

In our premier episode Paul and Peter introduce themselves and Dobber Prospects to the Podcast world, they give you three prospects each that you need to know, and talk scouting and prospects with our first …

Feature Story, Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

July 31-in-31: Philadelphia Flyers

by Edric Jul 22, 2017, 3:01 am

  Nolan Patrick, Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe, Kirill Ustimenko, Matthew Strome, Maxim Sushko, Noah Cates, Olle Lycksell, Wyatt Kalynuk. The Philadelphia Flyers kept busy on draft day, making nine selections even after a trade with Arizona in …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Lucas Johansen

by Pat Quinn Jul 21, 2017, 10:15 am

    Lucas Johansen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 176 Born: 1997-11-16 Hometown:  Port Moody, BC, CAN Drafted: Washington, 28th overall 2016           Observations: July 2017 - Johansen had a mediocre year in terms of fantasy production last season but that was in large part …

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July 31-in-31: Ottawa Senators

by Brad Phillips Jul 21, 2017, 1:00 am

The Senators have done a nice job over the past couple of drafts assembling a stable of high end prospects in the way of Thomas Chabot, Colin White, Logan Brown. The 2017 draft class likely won’t yield …

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Prospects Ramblings: USHL Prospects in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 20, 2017, 11:11 pm

  By Kevin Wickersham The United States Hockey League and their alumni had a couple of banner days at the NHL Entry Draft with 48 players and former players selected. That’s nearly a quarter of all 217 …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Michael McLeod

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 20, 2017, 10:58 pm

  Michael McLeod, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Born: 1998-02-03 Hometown:  Mississauga, ON Drafted: New Jersey, 12th overall 2016     Observations: July 2017 - After an impressive development camp McLeod is putting himself in a good position to make the Devil`s opening night …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Nico Hischier

by Peter Harling Jul 20, 2017, 10:51 pm

  Nico Hischier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1999-01-04 Hometown:  Naters, SUI Drafted: 1st round 2017 (1st overall)           Observations: July 2017 - Nico Hischier’s performance at last week’s development camp proved to the New Jersey fans why he deserved to be …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Markus Hännikäinen

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 20, 2017, 10:35 pm

Markus Hännikäinen, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 187 Born: 1993-03-26 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: Undrafted – signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets             Observations: July 2017 – Regularly trekking between AHL Cleveland and the Blue Jackets last year, Hännikäinen …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Kevin Stenlund

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 20, 2017, 10:15 pm

Kevin Stenlund, C Shoots: R Height: 6-04 Weight: 201 Born: 1996-09-20 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 58th overall in the second round of the 2015 draft             Observations: July 2017 – Stenlund is a rising factor in the Jackets’ pivot plans. Initially considered a second …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Elvis Merzlikins

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 20, 2017, 10:04 pm

  Elvis Merzlikins, G Catches: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 187 Born: 1994-04-13 Hometown: Riga, LAT Drafted: 76th overall in the third round of the 2014 draft             Observations: July 2017 – Despite Joonas Korpisalo’s NHL experience, Daniil Tarasov’s great promise, and Matiss Kivlenieks’ USHL heroics, …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Jansen Harkins

by Jamie Zadow Jul 20, 2017, 9:52 pm

  Jansen Harkins, LC Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-05-23 Hometown: Cleveland, OH, USA Drafted: 2nd round 2015, Winnipeg 47th overall         Observations: July 2017 -Harkins wrapped up his WHL career with 21 goals and 72 points in 64 games last season before …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Jimmy Lodge

by Jamie Zadow Jul 20, 2017, 9:46 pm

  Jimmy Lodge, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 165 Born: 1995-03-25 Hometown: Downington, PA, USA Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 84th Overall           Observations: July 2017 - Lodge finished with another lacklustre performance in the AHL this season -- eight goals and 18 points …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Axel Blomqvist

by Jamie Zadow Jul 20, 2017, 9:33 pm

    Axel Blomqvist, RW Catches: L Height: 6-7 Weight: 213 Born: 1995-01-30 Hometown: Osby, Sweden Undrafted: Signed in October 2013 by Winnipeg Jets               Observations: July 2017 - Blomqvist bounced around a few leagues last season after starting the year in the ECHL. His 6-7 …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Brendan Lemieux

by Jamie Zadow Jul 20, 2017, 9:22 pm

    Brendan Lemieux, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 Born: 1996-03-15 Hometown: Denver, CO, USA Drafted: 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres, 31st overall             Observations: July 2017 - Lemieux wrapped up his first full season in the AHL with 12 goals and 19 points …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Tyler Lewington

by Pat Quinn Jul 20, 2017, 4:10 pm

  Tyler Lewington, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-12-05 Hometown:  Edmonton, AB Drafted: 7th round 2013 (204th overall)           Observations: July 2017 - Lewington looks like he has a chance to play in the Capitals top six this upcoming season with the …

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July 31-in-31: New York Rangers

by Geoff Jul 20, 2017, 8:20 am

Overview   The 2017 draft was the first time the New York Rangers selected in the first round since 2012; and more than ten years since they had two first round selections.  Overall the Rangers had a …

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July 31-in-31: New York Islanders

by michaelfarkas Jul 20, 2017, 7:52 am

The Islanders ended up with five selections in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as GM Garth Snow shuffled the deck a bit in light of his team’s performance in 2016-17 plus the fallout from the …

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Prospects Rambling: And now, we draft!

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 19, 2017, 10:32 pm

As the summer doldrums continue in July with nothing too much to talk about from a prospects perspective, I figured I'd let you guys in on what the Dobber Prospects Fantasy Hockey League has been …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Mitchell Stephens

by olafson1393 Jul 19, 2017, 11:20 am

  Mitchell Stephens, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-02-05 Hometown: Peterborough, ON, CA Drafted: 2nd round 2015, Tampa Bay, 33rd overall     Observations: July 2017 – After joining the London Knights part way through his final season in the OHL, Stephens continued …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Oskar Steen

by Mike Drover Jul 19, 2017, 10:48 am

Oskar Steen, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-09 Weight: 192 lbs Born: 1998-03-09 Hometown: Karlstad, SWE Drafted: 2016 - Round 6, #165 Overall Observations: July 2017 – Described by Bruins Development Coach Jamie Langenbrunner as a “gritty guy with a high motor”, Oskar Steen …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Emil Pettersson

by niko Jul 19, 2017, 10:02 am

Emil Pettersson, C Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-01-14 Hometown:  Sundsvall, SWEDEN Drafted: 6th round 2013 (155th overall)           Observations: July 2017 – Earlier this May, the Nashville Predators signed forward Emil Pettersson to a two-year, entry-level contract. The 23-year-old finished ninth …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Calvin Thurkauf

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 19, 2017, 9:49 am

Calvin Thürkauf, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 203 Born: 1997-06-27 Hometown: Zug, SUI Drafted: 185th overall in the seventh round of the 2016 draft             Observations: July 2017 – Thürkauf, Columbus’ final 2016 Entry Draft selection as an overage prospect, shot up the …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Kole Sherwood

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 18, 2017, 4:17 pm

  Kole Sherwood, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 196 Born: 1997-01-22 Hometown: New Albany, OH, USA Drafted:  Undrafted – Signed as a free agent with Columbus Blue Jackets             Observations: July 2017 – Hailing from suburban Columbus, Sherwood’s a fun player to watch with …

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Daniil Tarasov

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 18, 2017, 4:11 pm

Daniil Tarasov, G Catches: L Height: 6-04 Weight: 181 Born: 1999-03-27 Hometown: Novokuznetsk, RUS Drafted: 86th overall in the third round of the 2017 draft             Observations: July 2017 – Tarasov emerged from 2015-16 as one of the world’s top goalie prospects yet dropped …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Dylan Samberg

by Jamie Zadow Jul 18, 2017, 3:11 pm

Dylan Samberg, D Shoots: L                              Height: 6-3 Weight: 211 Born: 1999-01-24 Hometown: Hermantown, MN, USA Drafted: 2nd round 2017 43rd overall   Observations:   July 2017 – Samberg came into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as one of the more intriguing blue line options of …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Alex Texier

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 18, 2017, 3:01 pm

Alexandre Texier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1999-09-13 Hometown:  Grenoble, FRA Drafted: 45th overall in the second round of the 2017 draft             Observations: July 2017 – Texier is an amazingly fast, young French senior league prospect with superb agility and …

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July 31-In-31: New Jersey Devils

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 18, 2017, 10:18 am

The New Jersey Devils won the Entry Draft lottery despite the NHL’s fifth-worst record and just an 8.5% chance of landing the top spot. In all they selected 11 prospects – six forwards (four centers …

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Prospects Ramblings: There Is No Off-Season In Fantasy Hockey

by Peter Harling Jul 18, 2017, 9:34 am

There is no off-season in fantasy hockey and with hockey prospects, with the majority of NHL Development Camps wrapping up the focus shifts to some upcoming tournaments. Before we move on, let’s look back first. The …

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July 31-in-31: Montreal Canadiens

by Mike Barrett Jul 18, 2017, 5:00 am

In what has been a roller coaster off-season for Montreal, the draft was a bright point as the Canadiens put together what looks like a very strong haul. Aside from locking down two skilled centerman …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Matiss Kivlenieks

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 17, 2017, 2:16 pm

  Matiss Kivlenieks, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 183 Born:  1996-08-26 Hometown: Riga, LAT Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with Columbus Blue Jackets Observations: July 2017 – Kivlenieks’ 2016-17 campaign was perhaps the USHL’s all-time greatest in net. At 20-years-old …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects, Feature Story

July 31-in-31: Columbus Blue Jackets

by Mark Allan Jul 17, 2017, 12:37 pm

A talented team that seemed to have lost its way before getting back on track last season hopes it has taken steps to carry it even closer to its first Stanley Cup. The Blue Jackets roared …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Markus Soberg

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 17, 2017, 11:35 am

  Markus Soberg, LW/RW Shoots: Right Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1995-04-22 Hometown: Oslo, NOR Drafted: 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets, 165th overall     Observations: July 2017 – Søberg, a former sixth-round Columbus selection, wrapped up his second campaign in Norway’s ten-team Get Ligaen and recently …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Peter Quenneville

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 17, 2017, 11:30 am

  Peter Quenneville, C Shoots: Right Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-03-09 Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN Drafted: 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets, 195th overall     Observations: July 2017 – Four years after selected by Columbus, the now 23-year-old Quenneville is on the heels of a point-per-game …

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July 31-in-31: Nashville Predators

by niko Jul 17, 2017, 5:00 am

The Predators have been doing wonderful things in the NHL Entry Draft these past few years. After Barry Trotz left town, it seems that the Preds have drafted more skilled forwards than they did when …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Roland McKeown

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 17, 2017, 4:45 am

Roland McKeown, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-01-20 Hometown: Listowel, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Los Angeles Kings, 50th overall           Observations: July 2017 - McKeown's first professional season was successful, playing in 71 games for the Checkers after being on …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Sergey Tolchinsky

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 17, 2017, 4:35 am

Sergey Tolchinsky, RW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Born: 1995-02-03 Hometown: Moskva, RUS Signed by Carolina Hurricanes on August 22, 2013       Observations: July 2017 - In what was a bit of a step backward from a scoring output perspective, Tolchinsky's points-per-game …

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Prospect Ramblings: Remaining RFAs

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 16, 2017, 11:27 am

We're getting into the doldrums of the offseason, but several talented young players are waiting for contracts. Lots of these players are high-profile names that don't quite qualify as prospects anymore, but I do think …

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July 31-in-31: Minnesota Wild

by couching Jul 15, 2017, 8:01 am

Over the course  of the last two seasons the Minnesota Wild moved both their first and second round picks in the 2017 NHL Draft. With a pick in the third round, two picks in the …

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July 31-in-31: LA Kings

by mitchbrandner Jul 14, 2017, 6:33 pm

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft symbolized the start of a new era for the Los Angeles Kings. When Rob Blake took over for Dean Lombardi as general manager this summer, he was handed an uncomfortable …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects, Free Agent prospects - 20+

July 31-in-31: Florida Panthers

by Joel Jul 14, 2017, 6:17 pm

The Panthers entered the 2017 draft in an interesting situation. To the surprise of many (including myself), Florida chose to expose their leading goal scorer from last season in Jonathan Marchessault, and proceeded to trade …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Jack Rathbone

by Cam Robinson Jul 14, 2017, 9:15 am

  Jack Rathbone, D Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Born: 1999-05-20 Hometown: West Roxbury, MA, USA Drafted: 2017 Vancouver Canucks - 4th round (95th)             Observations: June 2017 – Rathbone isn’t taking your usual path towards the NHL. The swift-skating defender will stay one …

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Prospects Ramblings: Top 2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospects

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 14, 2017, 9:02 am

  By Kevin Wickersham   Although we’re still getting acclimated all the to the recent widespread player movement spawned by free agency, the 2017 Entry Draft, the Vegas expansion draft and tons of trades, if you keep a …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Derrick Pouliot

by Mark Allan Jul 14, 2017, 5:28 am

  Derrick Pouliot, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 207 Born: 1994-01-16 Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan Draft: 8th overall by Pittsburgh in 2012           Observations: July 2017 – The 2017-18 season will be the most important of Pouliot’s NHL career, at least with Pittsburgh. The Penguins …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Josh Archibald

by Mark Allan Jul 14, 2017, 5:24 am

  Josh Archibald, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 176 Born: 1992-10-06 Hometown: Regina, SK, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Pittsburgh, 174th Overall     Observations: July 2017 – Archibald signed a two-year, one-way deal with a cap hit of $675,000 per season after playing a career-high …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects, Feature Story

July 31-in-31: Detroit Red Wings

by jameson Jul 13, 2017, 12:27 pm

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 1990 the Red Wings entered the 2017 NHL Entry Draft with the 9th overall pick, their first top ten pick since 1991 where they had selected …

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DPR - Episode 27: Summer Series - Jets, Stars, Panthers, Rangers and Kings with Sheng Peng

by Paul Zwambag Jul 13, 2017, 11:53 am

  Western Teams Starting in the West, Pete talks about Jets prospects you want to own in keeper leagues and who may be on the brink of becoming fantasy contributors. Players discussed include: Kyle Connor Jack Roslovic Tucker Poolman Other prospects …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Dillon Dubé

by Joel Henderson Jul 12, 2017, 4:36 pm

      Dillon Dubé, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-07-20 Hometown: Golden, BC, CAN Drafted: 2016 Draft Eligible           Observations: July 2017 - Dillon Dube received an invite to Team Canada summer development camp. It's well deserved and very predicable. Dillon captures 21 …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects, Feature Story

July 31-in-31: Edmonton Oilers

by spencer97 Jul 12, 2017, 11:39 am

  Entering the 2017 NHL draft, the Edmonton Oilers held eight picks. They ended up only drafting seven players due to trading the 82nd pick and the 126th pick for the 78th overall selection. As expected, …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Brayden Point

by olafson1393 Jul 12, 2017, 9:00 am

Brayden Point, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 166 Born: 1996-03-12 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 79th overall   Observations: July 2017 - The Lightning extended RFA center, Tyler Johnson for the next seven years this week. Point, who's …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Nolan Patrick

by Edric Jul 12, 2017, 8:20 am

  Nolan Patrick, C Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 198 Born: 1998-09-19 Hometown:  Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 2nd overall PHI Observations: July 2017 - Nolan Patrick successfully underwent abdominal surgery. He was unavailable for the on-ice component of the during the …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Oskar Lindblom

by Edric Jul 12, 2017, 8:19 am

Oskar Lindblom, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 Born: 1996-08-15 Hometown: Gävle, SWE Drafted: 2014 by Philadelphia Flyers, 138th overall   Observations: July 2017 – With the departure of Brayden Schenn, expect Oskar Lindblom to get a long look as a primary beneficiary …