Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Eric Cornel

by Paul Zwambag Sep 2, 2015, 12:30 pm

Eric Cornel, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-04-11 Hometown: Peterborough, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres, 44th overall   Observations: September 2015 – Cornel finished his third year in the OHL tied for second in scoring on the Peterborough …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Sam Reinhart

by Paul Zwambag Sep 2, 2015, 12:23 pm

  Sam Reinhart, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1995-11-06 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Buffalo Sabres, 2nd overall   Observations: September 2015 – There has been a lot of speculation of what the Sabres' plan is for Reinhart this …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Henrik Samuelsson

by Keith Duggan Sep 1, 2015, 3:32 am

  Henrik Samuelsson, C Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 208 Born: 1994-02-07 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ, USA Drafted: 2012 by Phoenix Coyotes, 27th overall           Observations:   May 2015- It was a solid rookie pro season for Henrik Samuelsson, putting up 18 goals and 40 points in …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Dane Birks

by Mark Allan Aug 31, 2015, 6:12 pm

    Dane Birks, D Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-08-29 Hometown: Williams Lake, BC Drafted: 2013 by Pittsburgh, 164th Overall           {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: August 2015 -- Majoring in sports and fitness management, Birks was ineligible to play his freshman season at …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Joel Lowry

by Austin Wallace Aug 28, 2015, 5:20 pm

  Joel Lowry, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 193 Born: 1991-11-15 Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Drafted: 2011 by the Los Angeles Kings, 140th overall             Observations: August 2015 - Lowry suffered a season-ending back injury in 2014-15 with Cornell, so we'll see where he's at …

Prospects Rambling

Rossy Prospect Ramblings Aug 25 2015

by Dean Youngblood Aug 25, 2015, 2:34 pm

Taking a look at some potential impact NHL rookies, breaking down the Top 10 NHL Draft prospects for 2016 and a look at some OHL alumni who could be making noise in the NHL sooner …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Sami Aittokallio

by Dobber Sports Aug 25, 2015, 11:53 am

Sami Aittokallio, G Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1992-08-06 Hometown: Tampere, Finland Drafted: 2010 by Colorado, 107th overall     Observations: August 2015 - Aittokallio has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Avalanche. He may play in the AHL, battling for starts …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Michael Prapavessis

by Zach Hopkins Aug 25, 2015, 5:54 am

  Michael Prapavessis, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-01-07 Hometown: Oakville, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Dallas Stars 105th overall   Observations: August 2015 –Prapavessis recently completed his freshman season at RPI where he tallied one goal and seven assists posting a …

Feature Story

Tarasenko and Schwartz: Connected at the Hip

by Cam Robinson Aug 24, 2015, 2:35 am

By: Cameron Robinson   During these long summer months, its almost as much fun to look back as it is to look ahead. The summer of 2013 saw a Cage Match that pitted both Jaden Schwartz and …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Jack Sadek

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 23, 2015, 1:55 pm

Jack Sadek, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 185 Born: 1997-04-19 Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota  Drafted: 204th overall 2015 by Minnesota              Observations:  August 2015 – As the seventh round of the deep 2015 NHL draft came to pass, the Wild took a terrific flier by selecting Jack Sadek (yet …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Gustav Bouramman

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 23, 2015, 1:43 pm

        Gustav Bouramman, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-24 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden  Drafted: 201st overall 2015 by Minnesota              Observations:    August 2015 – Gustav Bouramman put up a notworthy OHL rookie season and it paid off when he got drafted by the Minnesota Wild this past June. His first campaign …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Justin Kea

by Paul Zwambag Aug 22, 2015, 12:33 am

Justin Kea, C Shoots:  R Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-02-07 Hometown: Woodville, ON Drafted: 2012 by Buffalo Sabres, 73rd Overall           Observations: August 2015 – Kea split his 2014-15 season between The Rochester Americans (AHL) and the Elmira Jackals (ECHL). With Buffalo’s added …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jerry D'Amigo

by Paul Zwambag Aug 22, 2015, 12:12 am

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: August 2015 – Jerry D’Amigo signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $125,000 at the …

Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings August 20 2015

by Dean Youngblood Aug 20, 2015, 11:03 pm

The Pittsburgh Penguins are tight against the cap forcing the team to look to youngsters to fill important roster spots. Alexander Burmistrov ready to return to the Jets and the Los Angeles Kings still figuring …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Jean-Christophe Beaudin

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 19, 2015, 2:49 pm

JC Beaudin, C  Shoots: R  Height: 6-01  Weight: 181  Born: 1997-03-25   Hometown:  St-Bruno-de-Montarville,  QC, Canada  Drafted: 71st overall 2015 (3rd round) by  Colorado Observations: August 2015 – Jean-Christophe Beaudin was selected 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 2014-15 …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Alexis Pepin

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 19, 2015, 2:38 pm

Alexis Pepin, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 225 Born: 1996-04-24 Hometown:  Candiac, QC, Canada Drafted: 4th Round 2014 (114th overall) by Colorado   Observations: July 2015 – Pepin split the 2014-15 season between Gatineau and Val d’Or of the QMJHL, combining for 27 …

Prospects Rambling

Aug 16, 2015 - Hayden Soboleski

by Austin Wallace Aug 17, 2015, 12:13 am

With the Canadian National Junior Team Summer Showcase (NJTS) and American National Junior Evaluation Camp (NJEC) recently wrapping up, what better time for my first ever Ramblings? I’m incredibly excited to be a small part …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Mikko Rantanen

by Dean Youngblood Aug 15, 2015, 6:13 pm

  Mikko Rantanen, C/W Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 209 Born: 1996-10-29 Hometown: Nouslainen, FIN Drafted: 2015 by Colorado Avalanche, 10th overall       Observations: August 2015 - Rantanen served as captain of the Team Finland squad during the 2015 USA National Junior Evaluation Camp, scoring three points …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Reto Berra

by Dobber Aug 10, 2015, 8:31 pm

Reto Berra, G Catches: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 196 Born: 1987-01-03 Hometown: Bulach, SUI Drafted 2006 by St. Louis, 104th overall           Observations: August 2015 - Berra spent most of the 2014-15 season serving as the backup goalie for the Avalanche, where he posted …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Calvin Pickard

by Dobber Sports Aug 9, 2015, 3:59 pm

  Calvin Pickard, G Catches: L Height: 6 - 1 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-04-15 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 2010 Round 2, 49th Overall by Colorado Avalanche     Observations: August 2015 - Pickard has signed a two-way, one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. He will compete …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Conner Bleackley

by Dean Youngblood Aug 8, 2015, 6:50 pm

    Conner Bleackley, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-07-02 Hometown: High River, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Colorado Avalanche, 23rd overall       Observations: August 2015 - Bleackley was a member of the Team Canada U20 squad for the World Junior Summer Showcase, acting …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nicholas Boka

by Dobber Sports Aug 8, 2015, 8:32 am

  Nicholas Boka, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Born: 1997-09-08 Hometown: Plymouth, Michigan, USA Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 171th overall             Observations: August 2015- Curiously the Minnesota Wild find themselves with a nice value pick in Nicholas Boka, one that was …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Kirill Kaprizov

by Austin Wallace Aug 8, 2015, 8:26 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: August 2015 – After 12 years the Minnesota Wild broke with tradition and went with Russian born forward Kirill Kaprizov. …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Jordan Weal

by Dobber Sports Aug 8, 2015, 7:51 am

  Jordan Weal, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 171 Born: 1992-04-15 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC, Canada Drafted: 2010 by Los Angeles, 70th overall   Observations:   August 2015 - After proving himself in the AHL for a few years now, Weal has a real shot to make …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Niklas Hansson

by Dobber Sports Aug 8, 2015, 7:43 am

    Niklas Hansson Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-01-08 Hometown: Jonstorp, SWE Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars 68th overall   Observations: August 2015 – Niklas Hansson is yet another offensively inclined defencemen in the Dallas system. He doesn’t possess ideal size for an …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Tim Schaller

by Paul Zwambag Aug 5, 2015, 4:45 pm

Tim Schaller, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 206 Born: 1990-11-16 Hometown:  Merrimack, NH, USA Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: August 2015 – Tim Schaller has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres worth $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc

by Paul Zwambag Aug 5, 2015, 12:39 pm

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 Born: 1992-07-30 Hometown: Quebec, QC Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo Sabers, 68th overall           Observations: August 2015 – Jerome Gauthier-Leduc signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres worth $687,500 at the NHL level and …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Johan Larsson

by Paul Zwambag Aug 5, 2015, 12:26 pm

Johan Larsson, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-07-25 Hometown: Lau, Sweden Drafted: 2010 by Minnesota, 56th overall         Observations: August 2015 – Johan Larsson has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres worth $800,000. Larsson is well liked by …

Prospects Rambling

Aug 4 2015

by Zach Hopkins Aug 5, 2015, 7:05 am

  Hey there loyal Dobber Prospects followers! This is Rambling Zach Hopkins back at you with another edition of Prospect Ramblings. With a little over two months to go until the start of the NHL season, …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Brendan Guhle

by Paul Zwambag Aug 4, 2015, 9:47 am

  Brendan Guhle, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-07-29 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN Drafted: 2nd overall 2015 by Buffalo, 51st overall         Observations: August 2015 – An entry-level contract has been officially signed, three year deal at $575,000 per year. Guhle …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Ales Stezka

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 5:41 am

Ales Stezka, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-01-06 Hometown: Liberec, Czech Republic Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 111th overall             Observations:   {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} July 2015 – For a draft class that is projected to be shallow in goal, the …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Blake Pietila

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 3:54 am

Blake Pietila, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-02-20 Hometown: Brighton, MI, USA Drafted: 2011 New Jersey Devils, 129th overall             {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} July 2015 - Pietila, finished what looked to be a pretty sucessful four-year college career at Michigan …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mike Robinson

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 1:43 am

  Mike Robinson, G Catches: L Height: 6’4 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-03-27 Hometown: Bedford, NH, USA Drafted: 2015 by the San Jose Sharks, 86 overall   Observations: July 2015 - Robinson possesses the size and demeanour that NHL teams look for in future net-minders. Scouts …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Matt Carey

by Matt Donohue Jul 31, 2015, 5:31 pm

  Matt Carey, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Born: 1992-02-28 Hometown: Hamilton, Ont. Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: July 2015 – After tallying 10 goals and 11 assists this year for the Rockford IceHogs in his AHL rookie season, Carey was not given a …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Mark McNeill

by Matt Donohue Jul 31, 2015, 2:02 am

    Mark McNeill, C Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 209 Born: 1993-02-22 Hometown: Edmonton, Alta, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Chicago, 18th overall             Observations: July 2015 – After regressing over his last three years in the WHL and scuffling through an AHL rookie campaign marred …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Tyler Motte

by Austin Wallace Jul 30, 2015, 6:08 am

  Tyler Motte, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-03-10 Hometown: St. Clair,MI Drafted: 121st overall in 2013 by Chicago           Observations: July 2015 – Motte wrapped up a successful sophomore campaign with the University of Michigan with nine goals and 22 assists, …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Gustav Forsling

by Austin Wallace Jul 24, 2015, 11:34 am

  Gustav Forsling, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-6-12 Hometown: Linkoping, Sweden Drafted: 2014 by Vancouver Canucks, 126th Overall           Observations: July 2015 – 2014-15 was a bit of a whirlwind season for Forsling. He played in the SHL as an 18 …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Chris Calnan

by Matt Donohue Jul 23, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Chris Calnan, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-5-5 Hometown: Norwell, MA Drafted: 2012 3rd round 79th overall by Chicago             Observations: July 2015 – When we last updated you on Calnan’s sophomore campaign at Boston College in February, he had 16 …

Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramble - July 23 2015

by Zach Hopkins Jul 23, 2015, 4:56 am

Hey there fellow hockey lovers - Zach is back with another edition of Prospect Ramblings. What an exciting few weeks it has been with NHL clubs holding their annual development camps! With that in mind, …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Freddie Hamilton

by Dobber Sports Jul 20, 2015, 8:41 pm

  Freddie Hamilton, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1992-01-01 Hometown: Toronto, Ontario Drafted: 2010 by San Jose, 129th overall           Observations: July 2015 - The Avalanche have tendered a qualifying offer to RFA Hamilton. If he returns to the organization, Hamilton will …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Stephen Johns

by brad phillips Jul 19, 2015, 6:19 am

  Stephen Johns, D Shoots: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 234 Born: 1992-04-18 Hometown: Wampum, PA, USA Drafted: 2010 60th overall Observations: {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}   July 2015 - Johns was acquired as part of the trade that sent Patrick Sharp to the Dallas. Stars GM …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Phil Varone

by Paul Zwambag Jul 19, 2015, 5:46 am

Philip Varone, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 186 Born: 1990-12-04 Hometown: Vaughan, ON Drafted: 2009 by San Jose Sharks, 147th overall           Observations: July 2015 – Philip Varone and Buffalo’s arbitration case gets settled, Varone signs a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Calvin Petersen

by Paul Zwambag Jul 19, 2015, 4:34 am

Calvin Petersen, G Catches: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-10-19 Hometown:  Waterloo, IA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 129th overall           Observations: July 2015 – Cal is going to be a sophomore at Notre Dame next year. He attended the Sabres development camp …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Eric Locke

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 11:34 pm

Eric Locke, C/LW Shoots:  L Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-11-21 Hometown: Mount Holly, NJ, USA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 189th Overall   Observations: July 2015 - Locke finished his first year of Canadian University with 15 points in 20 games played. It's …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Connor Knapp

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 10:39 pm

Connor Knapp, G Catches: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 225 Born: 1990-05-01 Hometown: New York, NY Drafted: 2009 by Buffalo, 164th overall         Observations: July 2015 – Knapp played a full season under contract for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL in 2014-15. Knapp …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Brycen Martin

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 2:50 pm

Brycen Martin, LD Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-05-09 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Buffalo Sabres, 74th overall   Observations: July 2015 – Brycen Martin began his third year of junior with the Swift Current Broncos, he was traded to …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Daniel O'Regan

by Austin Wallace Jul 17, 2015, 6:33 am

  Daniel O’Regan, C/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 177 Born: 1994-01-30 Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts Drafted: 2012 by the San Jose Sharks, 138 overall   Observations: July 2015 - 21-year-old Danny O’Regan has shown a lot of promise for the San Jose organization. Impressive for a …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Dmitry Sinitsyn

by brad phillips Jul 17, 2015, 6:29 am

Dmitry Sinitsyn Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-06-17 Hometown: Moscow, Russia Drafted: …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Shawn Szydlowski

by Paul Zwambag Jul 16, 2015, 7:57 pm

Shawn Szydlowski, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 208 Born: 1990-8-5 Hometown: St. Clair Shores, MI Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent           Observations: July 2015 – Szydlowski finished in the top-10 in scoring in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets. Shawn …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Kevin Sundher

by Paul Zwambag Jul 16, 2015, 5:41 am

Kevin Sundher, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 Born: 1992-01-18 Hometown: Surrey, BC Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo, 75th overall         Observations: July 2015 – Sundher was not given a qualifying offer by the Buffalo Sabres and therefore has become an UFA. Kevin is …