Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Nov 11, 2016, 12:33 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: Nov 2016: His early success has come from being placed on a line with vets, as well as receiving early …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Anthony Mantha

by Dobber Sports Oct 14, 2016, 10:33 pm

    Anthony Mantha, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 214 Born: 1994-09-06 Hometown: Longueuil, Quebec Drafted: 2013 by Detroit Red Wings, 20th overall             Observations: October 2016 – The towering forward was one of the last cuts off the Red Wings' roster and will have …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Oct 6, 2016, 8:00 am

    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: Oct 2016 - Mason was assigned to Stockton Sept 28th and will most likely play a majority of the …

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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 …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Evgeny Svechnikov

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 7:00 am

  Evgeny Svechnikov, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 203 Born: 1996-10-31 Hometown: Neftegorsk, RUS Drafted: 2015 by Detroit Red Wings, 19th overall       Observations: July 2016 – After getting a little taste of playoff action, Svechnikov is in high hopes of making the step …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Ken Agostino

by Dobber Sports Jun 27, 2016, 5:42 pm

    Ken Agostino, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Born: 1992-04-30 Hometown: Morristown, NJ Drafted: 2010 by Pittsburgh, 140th Overall             Observations: June 2016 - Agostino has not been qualified by the Calgary Flames. Whatever team decides to give him a contract, fans will …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Joe Hicketts

by Dean Youngblood Dec 23, 2015, 3:00 pm

  Joe Hicketts, D Shoots: L Height: 5-8 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-05-04 Hometown: Kamloops, BC Drafted: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings, 2014         {source} <div id="imageright"><script type="text/javascript" src="http://ap.lijit.com/www/delivery/fpi.js?z=199099&u=dobbersports&width=300&height=250"></script></div> {/source}   Observations: December 2015- Joe Hicketts once again sits atop the WHL scoring list …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Axel Holmstrom

by Travis Dec 23, 2015, 9:02 am

  Axel Holmstrom, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 Born: 1996-06-29 Hometown: Arvidsjaur, Sweden Drafted: 2014 by Detroit, 196th overall         Observations: December 2015- Axel Holmstrom will be looking to lead team Sweden back to the podium in the upcoming 2016 WJHC where he …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Christian Fischer

by Keith Duggan Jan 17, 2017, 12:36 am

  Christian Fischer, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 212 Born: 1997-04-14 Hometown: Wayne, IL, USA Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, 32nd overall, Arizona       Observations: January 2017- Fischer has been named AHL Player of the Week for Jan. 9-15 after tallying three goals and four …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Mikhail Maltsev

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 16, 2017, 8:15 pm

Maltsev, Mikhail – C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 205 Born: 1998-03-12 Hometown:  St. Petersburg, RUS Drafted: 102nd overall in the fourth round of the 2016 draft Observations: January 2017 – A sizable, physical, hard-working forward with scoring prowess who is adept …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Brett Seney

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 16, 2017, 8:12 pm

Seney, Brett, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-09 Weight: 170 Born: 1996-02-29 Hometown:  London, ON, CAN Drafted: 157th overall in the sixth round of the 2015 draft Observations: January 2017 – Seney, a diminutive Merrimack University forward possesses impressive puck handling skills and speed …

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January KHL Update - WJC Edition

by Pat Quinn Jan 16, 2017, 12:50 pm

    2017 World Junior Championship catch up for KHL players By now you should know Russia won bronze at the IIHF World Junior Championship over Sweden, and that was thanks to the strong performance of four key …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ryan Hartman

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:29 pm

  Ryan Hartman, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-09-20 Hometown: West Dundee, IL, USA Drafted: 2013 by Chicago Blackhawks, 30th Overall         Observations: January 2017- as a rookie in the NHL, Hartman seems comfortable enough to play his game and is making …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Chad Krys

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:28 pm

Chad Krys, D Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-04-10 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Drafted: 45th overall by Chicago in the 2016 entry draft   Observations:    January 2017- Krys is enjoying a great freshman season with Boston University, suiting up in every game, while …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ville Pokka

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:27 pm

    Ville Pokka, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 206 Born: 1994-06-03 Hometown: Tornio, Finland Drafted: 2012 by the New York Islanders, 34th overall               Observations: January 2017- while Pokka can still put points on the board (averaging just shy of a half point per …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Radovan Bondra

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:24 pm

Radovan Bondra, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-05 Weight: 217 Born: 1997-01-27 Hometown:  Trebisov, Slovakia Drafted: 5th round 2015 (151st overall)           Observations: January 2017- After representing Slovakia for a third straight World Junior Championship, Bondra has been traded from the Vancouver Giants of the …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Alex DeBrincat

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:23 pm

Alex DeBrincat, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-7 Weight: 161 Born: 1997-12-18 Hometown:  Farmington Hills, MI Drafted: Chicago, 39th overall 2016           Observations: January 2017 - Since being cut by the gold-medal-winning USA junior squad, Debrincat hasn’t let his production suffer, currently leading the OHL …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Vince Hinostroza

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:20 pm

      Vince Hinostroza, C Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Born: 1994-04-03 Hometown: Bartlett, IL, USA Drafted: 2012 by Chicago Blackhawks, 169th overall                 Observations: January 2017- Hinostroza is enjoying a fine rookie season with the Blackhawks, seeing regular ice on the top line with …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Luc Snuggerud

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:00 pm

    Luc Snuggerud, LD Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Born: 1995-09-18 Hometown: Eden Prairire, MN, USA Drafted: 2014 by Chicago Blackhawks, 151st overall           Observations: January 2017- Scoring at almost a point per game, Snuggerud is emerging as a leader in his third year …

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Prospect Ramblings: Mid-Season Guide Gems (Jan 15 2017)

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 15, 2017, 8:00 am

Digging for gold in the Dobber Mid-Season Guide in this Sunday Ramblings...   *** The annual DobberHockey Midseason Guide was released on Friday, giving fantasy nuts like us a wealth of information for scooping up value that often …

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WHL Report: Trade deadline impacts junior league

by sullydraftgeek Jan 14, 2017, 6:31 pm

    January 10th marked the trade deadline in the WHL. With a few big-name players getting moved around and many serviceable WHLers seeing themselves in new locations. Here is a list of all the trade that …

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Prospect Ramblings: Laine's injury shakes up Calder race (Jan. 14)

by Mark Allan Jan 14, 2017, 6:08 pm

At the NHL season's halfway mark, Toronto center Auston Matthews is the best bet to earn the rookie-of-the-year award if a concussion sidelines Winnipeg RW Patrik Laine for a significant amount of time.     At the NHL …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Felix Girard

by Donesh Mazloum Jan 14, 2017, 9:49 am

Felix Girard, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-05-09 Hometown: Cap-Rouge, QC, USA Drafted: 2013 by Nashville Predators, 95th Overall       Observations: Janury 2017 - Girard has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he has been assigned to the AHL Rampage. …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Derrick Pouliot

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 5:28 pm

    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: January 2017 – At a glance, it seems the highly touted blueline prospect is still underachieving. After all, the former eighth-overall …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Conor Sheary

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 4:47 pm

    Conor Sheary, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-8 Weight: 175 Born:  1992-06-08 Hometown: Winchester, MA, USA Drafted: Signed as free agent, 2015   Observations: January 2017 – Playing way bigger than his puny stature, the darting, diminutive winger is having the time of his life …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Tom Kühnhackl

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 4:33 pm

  Tom Kuhnhackl, RW/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1992-02-21 Hometown: Landshut, Germany Drafted: 2010 by Pittsburgh, 110th overall           Observations: January 2017 – Things aren't going nearly as well for the husky, physical winger as when he had a regular fourth-line gig …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Filip Gustavsson

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 4:18 pm

  Filip Gustavsson, G Catches: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born:  1998-06-07 Hometown:   Skellefteå, SWE Drafted: 2nd round 2016 (55th overall)   Observations: January 2017 – Gustavsson has posted good numbers at various levels of Swedish hockey this season. In three games with Luleå in the …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Stuart Percy

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 4:01 pm

  Stuart Percy, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Born: 1993-05-18 Hometown: Oakville, Ont Drafted: 2011 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 25th Overall           Observations: January 2017 – The former first-rounder is not showing signs of making the best of a second chance. Arriving as …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Chad Ruhwedel

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 3:45 pm

  Chad Ruhwedel, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 Born: 1990-5-7 Hometown: San Diego, CA Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent           Observations: January 2017 – For an undrafted, lower-level player, the stocky blueliner is posting some respectable offensive numbers. The former Buffalo …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Blaine Byron

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 3:38 pm

  Blaine Byron, C Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1995-02-21 Hometown: Manotick, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Pittsburgh, 179th Overall   Observations: January 2017 – Byron is having a respectable senior NCAA season at the University of Maine, scoring at a point-per-game clip, …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Dane Birks

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 3:22 pm

  Dane Birks, D Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 183 Born: 1995-08-29 Hometown: Williams Lake, BC Drafted: 2013 by Pittsburgh, 164th Overall   Observations: January 2017 – Judging from his two NCAA seasons with Michigan Tech, it's hard to tell Birks was once considered an …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Jean-Sebastien Dea

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 3:13 pm

  Jean-Sebastien Dea, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 174 Born: 1994-02-08 Hometown: Laval, Quebec Drafted: Signed by Pittsburgh as free agent in 2013             Observations: January 2017 – Dea increasingly seems to be getting lost among the many good forwards in Pittsburgh's system. Twelve …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Dominik Simon

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 3:09 pm

  Dominik Simon, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 176 Born: 1994-08-08 Hometown:  Praha, CZE Drafted: 5th round 2015 (137th overall)           Observations: January 2017 – The small-bodied Czech has taken a step back in his sophomore AHL campaign after a strong first half last …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Josh Archibald

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 2:53 pm

  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: January 2017 – With 16 points in 36 games and a plus-19 rating, the smallish, hard-working Archibald is an asset to …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Cameron Gaunce

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 2:50 pm

Cameron Gaunce, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 Born: 1990-3-19 Hometown: Markham, ON, CAN Drafted: 2008  by Colorado Avalanche, 50th overall         Observations: January 2017 – With his fourth AHL squad in seven years, the journeyman blueliner has seven points in 32 games …

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College Hockey Roundup: January

by Kevin LeBlanc Jan 13, 2017, 2:49 pm

Denver rides streak to the top spot After starting the season with two losses, Denver has gone on an epic 14-2-4 run led by Troy Terry (ANA), Henrik Borgström (FLA), Will Butcher (COL) and junior goaltender Tanner …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Kasper Björkqvist

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 2:42 pm

  Kasper Björkqvist, RW/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 Born: 1997-07-10 Hometown: Espoo, Finland Drafted: 2016 round 2 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 61st overall     Observations: January 2017 – The promising winger is off to an underwhelming start in his North American debut with a …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Niclas Almari

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 2:33 pm

    Niclas Almari, D Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 168 Born: 1998-05-11 Hometown:  Espoo, Finland Drafted: 151st overall 2016 (fifth round) by Pittsburgh   Observations: January 2017 – A long-term project for the Penguins, the stringbean defender has played in three levels of Finnish …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Jérémy Roy

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 11:58 am

  Jérémy Roy, RD Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-05-14 Hometown: Longueuil, QC, CAN Drafted: 2nd round, San Jose (31st overall)         Observations: January 2017 – Roy is out for the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. The oft-injured defender suffered an injury …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Marcus Sorensen

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 11:35 am

  Marcus Sorensen, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 Born: 1992-04-07   Hometown:    Södertälje, SWE   Drafted: 4th round 2010 (106th overall) Free Agent Signing - 2016-05-14     Observations: January 2017 – After some early-season struggles, Sorensen has picked up the point production as he adjusts to …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Timo Meier

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 11:26 am

Timo Meier, RW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 212 Born: 1996-10-08 Hometown: Baden, SUI Drafted: 2015 by San Jose Sharks, 9th Overall         Observations: January 2017 – Early results on Meier are somewhat mixed. Physically he does not look out of place on the …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Jon Martin

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 11:22 am

Jon Martin, C/RW Shoots: Right Height: 6-01 Weight: 212 Born: 1995-08-23 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with San Jose Sharks   Observations: January 2017 – The San Jose Barracuda fourth-liner contributes in a lot of ways, just not …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mirco Mueller

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 11:10 am

Mirco Müller, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1995-03-21 Hometown: Winterthur, SUI Drafted: 2013 by San Jose Sharks, 18th Overall           Observations: January 2017 – The Sharks' defense suffered some injuries and San Jose recalled Mueller numerous times during the season, mostly …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Aaron Dell

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:51 am

Aaron Dell, G Catches: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Born: 1989-05-04 Hometown: Airdrie, AB Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as Free Agent by San Jose Sharks             Observations: January 2017 – Dell needs more starts in the final 40 games for the San Jose Sharks. …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Troy Grosenick

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:46 am

Troy Grosenick, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1989-08-27 Hometown: Brookfield, WI, USA Drafted: Signed as Free Agent   Observations: January 2017 – The improved play of Grosenick is a big part of the early success of the Barracuda. Grosenick boasts a 2.12 GAA …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Rudolfs Balcers

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:41 am

Rudolfs Balcers, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 174 Born: 1997-04-08 Hometown:    Liepaja, LAT Drafted: 2015 by San Jose Sharks, 142nd overall           Observations: January 2017 – Balcers remains somewhat of a question mark. He shows flashes of high talent and then goes quiet …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Julius Bergman

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:33 am

Julius Bergman, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Born: 1995-04-02 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden Drafted: 2nd round 2014 (46th overall)         Observations: January 2017 – Bergman already eclipsed his 2015-16 point (11) total and needed only 27 games to do so. What is impressive …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Daniel O'Regan

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:26 am

  Daniel O’Regan, C/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 176 Born: 1994-01-30 Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts Drafted: 2012 by the San Jose Sharks, 138 overall   Observations: January 2017 – The leading scorer for the Barracuda, O'Regan has gone from the NCAA to AHL All-Star in 10 …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Nikita Jevpalovs

by Zachary DeVine Jan 13, 2017, 10:15 am

      Nikita Jevpalovs, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 207 Born: 1994-09-09 Hometown:  Riga, Latvia Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: January 2017 – Jevpalovs' improved skating this year influenced much of his progress. He is trusted in defensive situations, sets the tone on the forecheck and …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Vince Dunn

by Brad Phillips Jan 13, 2017, 10:08 am

  Vince Dunn, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-10-29 Hometown: Peterborough, ON, CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2015 by St. Louis 56th overall         Observations: January 2017 – Dunn has been on of the biggest surprises for the Chicago Wolves. As the youngest …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Ville Husso

by Brad Phillips Jan 13, 2017, 10:02 am

Ville Husso, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1995-02-06 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2014 by St. Louis Blues, 94th overall   Observations: January 2017 - Halfway through his first professional season in North America, Husso has faced the ups and downs that …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Tage Thompson

by Brad Phillips Jan 13, 2017, 9:55 am

Tage Thompson, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-05 Weight: 194 Born: 1993-10-30  Hometown: Oyster Bay, NY, USA Drafted: 1st round, 26th overall 2016 by St Louis            Observations: January 2017 – Thompson wasn't his usual goal-scoring self at the 2017 WJHC with four helpers and …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Jean-Francois Berube

by Jason Banks Jan 13, 2017, 6:45 am

Jean-Francois Berube, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 170 Born: 1991-07-13 Hometown: Repentigny, QC. Drafted: 2009 by Los Angeles Kings, 95th Overall   Observations:   January 2017 – Merry Christmas JFB, you’re an undisputed backup in the NHL, for a while. Jaroslav Halak was given …

Prospect - Graduates

Alexey Marchenko

by Jason Banks Jan 13, 2017, 6:25 am

  Alexey Marchenko, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Moskva, Russia Drafted: 2011 by Detroit Red Wings, 205th Overall         Observations:   July 2017 – The way that the calm, cool and collected Russian plays, it is unlikely that he will be …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Kyle Wood

by Keith Duggan Jan 12, 2017, 8:00 pm

    Kyle Wood, D Shoots: R Height: 6-05 Weight: 217 Born: 1996-05-04 Hometown:  Waterloo, ON Drafted: 3rd round 2014 (84th overall)           Observations: January 2017- Kyle Wood hasn't slowed down at all, proving to be one of the best rookies in the AHL. He has …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Clayton Keller

by Keith Duggan Jan 12, 2017, 7:33 pm

  Clayton Keller, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Born: 1998-07-29 Hometown: Swansea, IL, USA Drafted: 7th overall in 2016 to the Arizona Coyotes             Observations: January 2017- It was an outstanding World Junior Championship for Clayton Keller. He helped Team USA win gold …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Brendan Perlini

by Keith Duggan Jan 12, 2017, 6:45 pm

    Brendan Perlini, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Born: 1996-04-27 Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Phoenix Coyotes, 12th overall           Observations: January 2017- With the Coyotes on their bye week, Perlini was sent to Tucson to get some playing …

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Prospects Rambling: USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

by Kevin LeBlanc Jan 11, 2017, 3:46 pm

USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Last night, the USHL overtook Sioux Falls for the 2017 edition of the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. With a game attendance of over 8,000 fans, it was a resounding success for the …