Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel May 25, 2016, 10:54 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: May 2016 - Mason has begun his offseason training. This time last year, he was rehabbing a second-degree medial …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Hunter Shinkaruk

by Mike Barrett Mar 29, 2016, 4:27 pm

  Hunter Shinkaruk, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 181 Born: 1994-10-13 Hometown: Calgary, AB, Canada Drafted: 2013 by Vancouver Canucks, 24th Overall           Observations: Mar 2016 - With a few bodies injured and Shinkaruk up on an emergency call up, he is inserted into …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Dean Youngblood Mar 22, 2016, 4:55 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: Mar 2016 - Calgary Flames sign Mangiapane to an ELC. He finished the 15/16 year with 1.8 PPG (51-55-106) and …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Anthony Mantha

by Dobber Sports Mar 15, 2016, 2:13 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: March 2016- The pressure is mounting in Detroit with their 24 year playoff streak on the line down the stretch …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Andreas Athanasiou

by Travis Mar 15, 2016, 1:29 pm

  Andreas Athanasiou, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 174 Born: 1994-08-06 Hometown: Woodbridge, ON Drafted: 2012 by Detroit Red Wings, 110th Overall             Observations: March 2016- AA continues to flash his speed on a nightly basis and although he isn't playing heavy minutes or …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Ken Agostino

by Dobber Sports Mar 12, 2016, 11:50 am

    Ken Agostino, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Born: 1992-04-30 Hometown: Morristown, NJ Drafted: 2010 by Pittsburgh, 140th Overall             Observations: Mar 2016 - Ken has been called up to the Calgary Flames and played over fourteen minutes in his season debut including …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Evgeny Svechnikov

by Travis Dec 23, 2015, 6:16 pm

  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: December 2015- Svechnikov will be looking to anchor Russia's top line to start the 2016 WJHC alongside Cape Breton teammate, …

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 …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Jakub Nakladal

by Austin Wallace May 29, 2016, 11:13 pm

Jakub Nakladal - D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 205 Born: 1987-12-30 Hometown: Hradec Kralove, CZE Drafted: Undrafted, Signed with Flames May 2015   Observations: May 2016 - Nakladal made the most of opportunities as fellow blue-liners were traded and out with suspensions. This …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Jyrki Jokipakka

by Paul Zwambag May 29, 2016, 10:50 pm

Jyrki Jokipakka, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 198 Born: 1991-8-20 Hometown: Tampere, Finland Drafted: 2011 by Dallas, 195th overall           Observations: May 2016 - In 18 games for the Flames, Jyrki managed to buy into the defensive system fairly quickly and was rewarded …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Morgan Klimchuk

by Brad Wilson May 29, 2016, 10:20 pm

  Morgan Klimchuk, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-03-02 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Calgary Flames, 28th Overall     Observations: May 2016 - Morgan focused on the defensive side of the pro ice this season while recovering from a nagging …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Yohann Auvitu

by marcobombino May 29, 2016, 12:50 pm

Yohann Auvitu, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 Born: 1989-07-27 Hometown:  Ivry-Sur-Seine, France Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with New Jersey Devils Observations: May 2016 – Yohann Auvitu signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils in …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Adam Vay

by Edric May 29, 2016, 11:18 am

Adam Vay, G Catches: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 209 Born: 1994-03-22 Hometown: Budapest, Hungary Drafted: Undrafted   Observations: May 2016 – Adam Vay made himself the newest addition to the Minnesota Wild when he signed himself to a two-year agreement. He has been turning …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Jack Sadek

by Edric May 29, 2016, 10:57 am

Jack Sadek, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 185 Born: 1997-04-19 Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota  Drafted: 204th overall 2015 by Minnesota                  Observations:  May 2016 – Quietly, Jack Sadek established himself as a reliable two-way defenseman for the University of Minnesota. Through 15 games he mustered …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Kirill Kaprizov

by Edric May 29, 2016, 10:51 am

  Kirill Kaprizov, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-04-26 Hometown: Novokuznetsk, Russia Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 135th overall             Observations: May 2016 – Kirill Kaprizov had a banner year for Novokuznetsk Metalurg including a deceptively good 27 points through 53 …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Chase Lang

by Edric May 29, 2016, 10:46 am

Chase Lang, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1996-09-13 Hometown: Nanaimo, BC, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Minnesota Wild, 167st overall           Observations: May 2016 – Chase Lang has signed his three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. He had five …

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Prospects Rambling - Studying the Development of a Playoff Performer

by Hayden Soboleski May 28, 2016, 5:10 pm

Continuing my look at the development of playoff performers in this Sunday Saturday Ramblings... *** Last week I took a look at whether age and playoff experience are related to how well a player performs on the …

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Prospects Rambling: Mock draft first round rolls on (May 27)

by David McDonald May 27, 2016, 11:46 pm

A panel of experts predicts Russian center German Rubtsov will be drafted 16th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.       Welcome back to my weekly Prospect Ramblings column! This week, I have decided to post the second-half results …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Charles Hudon

by Dobber Sports May 27, 2016, 1:45 pm

Charles Hudon, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 195 Born: 1994-06-23 Hometown:  Alma, QC Drafted: 2012 by Montreal Canadiens, 122th Overall             Observations: May 2016 - Following up on a fantastic rookie campaign, Charles Hudon finished 2015-16 as the inaugural Ice Caps' leading goal …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Vaclav Karabacek

by Paul Zwambag May 27, 2016, 8:20 am

Vaclav Karabacek, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Born: 1996-05-02 Hometown: Czech Republic Drafted: 2014 by Buffalo Sabres, 49th overall   Observations: May 2016 – The 2015-16 season was a troubling year for Karabacek, his 30 point total was a dip from his …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Dylan Sadowy

by Dean Youngblood May 26, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Dylan Sadowy, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1996-04-02 Hometown: Vaughan, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by San Jose Sharks, 81st overall           Observations: May 2016 - Dylan Sadowy was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2017 third round draft pick. …

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Prospect Ramblings: Marner going for 3 MVP's, Memorial Cup update and the AHL Conference Finals (May 26)

by Paul Zwambag May 26, 2016, 6:08 pm

Is Marner NHL bound? Only two more games to be played at the Memorial Cup and two potential AHL series sweeps in the making…   Mitchell Marner (TOR) has already won the OHL MVP (Rod Tilson Trophy), …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

John Persson

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 8:45 am

John Persson, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 211 Born: 1992-05-18 Hometown: Mora, Sweden Drafted: 2011 by New York Islanders, 125th overall           Observations: May 2016 – In his first season away from the Islanders’ organization, John Persson scored 12 goals for Farjestad in …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Alexandre Mallet

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 8:40 am

Alexandre Mallet, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Born: 1992-05-22 Hometown: Amqui, QC Drafted: 2012 by Vancouver Canucks, 57th Overall           Observations: May 2016 – Alexandre Mallet spent half a season as a member of the Islanders’ organization. He played 40 games with …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Mike Halmo

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 8:30 am

Mike Halmo, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 197 Born: 1991-05-15 Hometown: Waterloo, ON Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: May 25, 2016 – Mike Halmo scored a career high 22 goals for Bridgeport in 2015-16. He also added 117 penalty minutes. He showed a unique …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Kevin Czuczman

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 8:25 am

Kevin Czuczman Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1991-01-09 Hometown: Port Elgin, ON, CAN Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: May 2016 – Kevin Czuczman spent the entire 2015-16 season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL, registering four goals and 15 points. He …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Mikko Koskinen

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 8:10 am

Mikko Koskinen, G Shoots: L Height: 6-07 Weight: 209 Born: 1988-07-18 Hometown:  Vantaa, Finland Drafted: 2009 by New York Islanders, 31st Overall           Observations: May 2016 – Mikko Koskinen put himself back in the minds of North American hockey fans at the 2016 World …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Jayce Hawryluk

by Dobber Sports May 26, 2016, 7:40 am

Jayce Hawryluk, RC Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 192 Born: 1996-01-01 Hometown: Yorkton, SK, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Florida Panthers, 32nd overall   Observations: May 2016 – Hawryluk and the Brandon Wheat Kings fell 9-1 to the London Knights in round-robin action at …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Anton Lindholm

by Hayden Soboleski May 25, 2016, 1:12 am

Anton Lindholm, D Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 194 Born: 1994-11-29 Hometown:  Skelleftea, Sweden Drafted: 2014, 144th overall (5th Round) by Colorado           Observations: The Avalanche have signed defenseman Anton Lindholm to an entry-level contract. They took their time doing so, as the window …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Michal Kempny

by Matt Donohue May 24, 2016, 9:32 pm

Michal Kempny, D Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 174 Born: 1990-09-08 Hometown:  Hodonin, Czech Republic Drafted: Undrafted             Observations: May 2016 – Kempny was signed as a free agent after an impressive season with Avangard Omsk of the KHL that saw him notch five …

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Prospect Ramblings: Hidden Gems from World Championship

by Peter Harling May 24, 2016, 8:55 pm

Team Canada won the Gold Medal at this year’s World Championship but the predominant story line this year was the head-to-head matchup of Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine for the top ranking heading into the …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Jake Guentzel

by Mark Allan May 24, 2016, 5:16 pm

    Jake Guentzel, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 168 Born: 1994-10-06 Hometown: Woodbury. MN, USA Drafted: 2013 by Pittsburgh, 77th Overall             Observations: May 2016 –  Pittsburgh rewarded Guentzel for his impressive play in the AHL playoffs with a three-year, entry-level contract. On a …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Kevin Fiala

by Donesh Mazloum May 24, 2016, 1:15 pm

Kevin Fiala, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-07-22 Hometown: Switzerland Drafted: 2014 by Nashville Predators, 11th overall           Observations: May 2016 - It looked like it would be a quick jump to the NHL for Fiala after impressing in the 2014 …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Gabriel Gagne

by Brad Phillips May 24, 2016, 9:55 am

Gabriel Gagne, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-5 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-11-11 Hometown: Laval, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa, 36th overall           Observations: May 2016 - Considered somewhat of a reach in the 2015 draft, Gagne did little to dispel that sentiment in his …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Thomas Chabot

by Brad Phillips May 24, 2016, 9:45 am

Thomas Chabot, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-01-30 Hometown: Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa Senators, 18th overall         Observations: May 2016 - The Sens may have a fairly shallow D prospect pool, but they appear to have found a …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Colin White

by Brad Phillips May 24, 2016, 9:30 am

Colin White, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-30 Hometown: Hanover, MA, USA Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa Senators, 21st overall         Observations: May 2016 - The do-it-all, heady White was one of the best Freshman in the NCAA throughout the whole season. …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Eamon McAdam

by Peter Harling May 23, 2016, 10:41 pm

Eamon McAdam, G Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 198 Born: 1994-09-24 Hometown:  Perkasie, PA Drafted: 2013 by New York Islanders, 70th Overall Observations: May 23, 2016 – Eamon McAdam, a third round draft pick of the Islanders in 2013, signed an entry level …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Kyle Schempp

by Peter Harling May 23, 2016, 10:31 pm

Kyle Schempp, C Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 183 Born: 1994-01-13 Hometown:  Saginaw, MI Drafted: 2014 by New York Islanders, 155th Overall Observations: May 23, 2016 – Kyle Schempp was taken by the Islanders in the sixth round in 2014 in his third …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Devon Toews

by Peter Harling May 23, 2016, 10:24 pm

  Devon Toews, D Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 174 Born: 1994-02-21 Hometown:  Abbotsford, BC Drafted: 2014 by New York Islanders, 108th Overall Observations: May 23, 2016 – Devon Toews (no relation to Jonathan) was taken by the Islanders in the fourth round in …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Ilya Sorokin

by Pat Quinn May 23, 2016, 10:15 pm

  Ilya Sorokin, G Catches: L Height: 6’2 Weight: 168 Born: 1995-08-04 Hometown: Mezhdurechensk, RUS Drafted: 2014 by New York Islanders, 78th overall   Observations: May 23, 2016 – Ilya Sorokin had arguably the best season a goaltender has ever had in the KHL. He …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Johan Sundstrom

by Brad Wilson May 23, 2016, 10:14 pm

Johan Sundstrom C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 201 Born: 1992-09-21 Hometown: Gotenborg, Sweden Drafted: 2011 by New York Islanders, 50th overall             Observations: May 23, 2016 - Johan Sundstrom left the Islanders organization after the 2014-15 season, signing with Frolunda of the Swedish …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Justin Florek

by Rich Dillon May 23, 2016, 10:10 pm

        Justin Florek,LW Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 Born: 1990-5-18 Hometown:  Marquette, MI Drafted:  2010, 135th overall by Boston               Observations: May 23, 2016 - Justin Florek signed a two-way deal with the Islanders in July of 2015, after registering 11 goals and 35 …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Greg McKegg

by Peter Harling May 23, 2016, 9:58 pm

Greg McKegg, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 lbs Born: 1992-06-17 Hometown: St. Thomas, ON Drafted: 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round three, 62 Overall (Toronto Maple Leafs) Observations: May 2016- McKegg was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Florida Panthers …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Steve Santini

by Dobber Sports May 23, 2016, 9:45 pm

Steve Santini, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Born: 1995-3-7 Hometown: Mahopac, NY Drafted: 2013 by New Jersey Devils, 42nd Overall         Observations: May 2016: The Devils signed Santini to a 3-year entry level contract in April after he played a solid junior …

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Prospect Ramblings - Development for Playoff Success

by Hayden Soboleski May 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Is there a learning curve when it comes to youngsters performing in the playoffs? Taking a look in this Sunday's Ramblings... *** Every year, both rookie and veteran players are judged for their playoff performance, hailed as …

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Prospect Ramblings: Knights spread terror at Memorial Cup (May 21)

by Mark Allan May 21, 2016, 3:16 pm

Although he had only one assist, Matthew Tkachuk had 10 shots on goal as the London Knights breezed to a Memorial Cup-opening 6-2 victory Friday over the host Red Deer Rebels.           Three of the brightest young prospects in …

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Prospect Ramblings: If you can't wait for the NHL draft.... (May 20, 2016)

by David McDonald May 20, 2016, 11:28 pm

Son of former NHLer Michael Nylander and younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs' prospect William Nylander, Alexander Nylander has future star written all over him. In this mock draft, he's taken fourth overall this year …

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Prospect Ramblings: IIHF Quarter finals, AHL Conference finals and contracts signed (May 19)

by Paul Zwambag May 19, 2016, 4:23 pm

Quarter finals of the IIHF,  AHL Conference Finals begin and a few more entry-level contracts signed…   Auston Matthews scores the game tying goal for the USA and also scored the shootout winner, upsetting Group A’s first …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Martin Reway

by Eric Daoust May 18, 2016, 3:00 pm

Martin Reway, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 175 Born: 1995-01-24 Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic Drafted: 2013 by Montreal Canadiens, 116th Overall             Observations:   May 2016 - After weeks of speculation, the Canadiens announced the signing of Martin Reway to a 3-year entry level two-way …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Christian Dvorak

by Keith Duggan May 18, 2016, 12:50 am

    Christian Dvorak, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Born: 1996-02-02 Hometown: Frankfort, IL, USA Drafted: 2014 by Arizona Coyotes, 58th overall           Observations: May 2016- Christian Dvorak and his London Knight teammates have swept the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL finals and will …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

John Quenneville

by Dobber Sports May 17, 2016, 7:15 am

John Quenneville, C/LW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-04-16 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by New Jersey Devils, 30th overall     Observations: May 2016 – Quenneville has had an extremely impressive season for the Brandon Wheat Kings, who are heading …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Gustav Bouramman

by Hayden Soboleski May 17, 2016, 6:20 am

  Gustav Bouramman, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-24 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden  Drafted: 201st overall 2015 by Minnesota              Observations: May 2016 – Bouramman proved to be a lot more assertive as the past season progressed with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Brady Brassart

by Edric May 17, 2016, 6:10 am

Brady Brassart, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1993-06-15 Hometown: Vernon, British Columbia Drafted: Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild, 2014           Observations: May 2016 – Following suit with Minnesota’s development philosophy with making good use of both their …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Guillaume Gelinas

by Edric May 17, 2016, 6:10 am

Guillaume Gelinas, D Shoots:L Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-14-06 Hometown: Quebec City, Quebec Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: May 2016 – Guillaume Gelinas managed to stay healthier in his second professional hockey campaign and unfortunately he spent much of that time shaking the cobwebs. …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Alex Gudbranson

by Edric May 17, 2016, 6:10 am

Alex Gudbranson, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 214 Born: 09-03-1994 Hometown: Orleans, Ontario Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: May 2016  – Alex Gudbranson was an entertaining player when suiting up for the Quad City Mallards this past year as he typically plays bigger than …

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Prospect Ramblings: Prospects to Watch at the 2016 Memorial Cup

by Peter Harling May 16, 2016, 9:33 pm

The Memorial Cup begins on Friday May 20 and the quest for the hardest trophy in all of sports begins. The final four teams include the Host Red Deer Rebels and the WHL Champions Brandon …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jerry D'Amigo

by Paul Zwambag May 15, 2016, 7:10 pm

Jerry D’Amigo, LW Shoots: L Height: 5’11 Weight: 213 Born: 1991-02-19 Hometown: Binghamton, NY Drafted: 2009 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 158th Overall           Observations: May 2015 – D'Amigo has been pushed down the depth chart with the emergence of Justin Bailey and Nicholas Baptiste. …