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 …

Calgary Flames 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 …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson 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 …

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=""></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 …

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30 in 30 L.A. Kings

by Philip Jul 29, 2016, 7:52 pm

With their top pick of the 2016 entry draft, the Kings chose offensive defenseman Kyle Clague.   The Los Angeles Kings have had a first-round pick in only two of the past six drafts. Despite owning four picks …

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Prospect Ramblings: A look back at Calder finalists & finding 2017 candidates (Jul 27)

by Paul Zwambag Jul 28, 2016, 12:25 pm

Taking a look at the previous six Calder winners and finalists and coming up with a new list for the 2017 season...   Predicting the Calder candidates in the summer of the upcoming year is extremely difficult, …

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30 in 30 Toronto Maple Leafs

by Jason Banks Jul 28, 2016, 11:00 am

As the rebuild continues for the famed franchise, the 2016-17 season might be the most important and intense season since the early 90s. Much of the foundation has been laid, now the bricks get to …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Bogdan Yakimov

by Tyler Thomson Jul 28, 2016, 10:40 am

Bogdan Yakimov, C Shoots: L Height: 6”5 Weight: 232 Born: 1994-10-04 Hometown: Nizhnekamsk, Russia Drafted: 2013 by Edmonton Oilers, 83rd  Overall         Observations:  July 2016 – After splitting time last season between the KHL and the Bakersfield Condors, Yakimov has officially been loaned to …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Carsen Twarynski

by Dobber Sports Jul 28, 2016, 10:30 am

Carsen Twarynski, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-11-24 Hometown:  Calgary, AB Drafted: 2016 by Philadelphia, 82nd Overall           Observations: July 2016 – At 6’2, 201 pounds, Carsen Twarynski fits the “Philadelphia mold” nearly perfectly. Carsen used his size and intensity to …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Jordan Kyrou

by Brad Phillips Jul 28, 2016, 9:15 am

Jordan Kyrou, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-00 Weight: 180 Born: 1998-05-08 Hometown:  Toronto, ON Drafted: St. Louis, 35th overall 2016   Observations: July 2016 – St. Louis has come to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal with the second pick from the 2016 Draft …

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30 in 30 Tampa Bay Lightning

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 27, 2016, 9:42 am

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent more time this offseason keeping current players on the roster than they did bringing new ones in. The biggest re-signing being Steven Stamkos eight-year extension. Add Victor Hedman and Alex …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Adin Hill

by Keith Duggan Jul 26, 2016, 11:51 pm

    Adin Hill, G Shoots: L Height: 6-04 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-5-11 Hometown:  Calgary, ALTA Drafted: 3rd round in 2015 (76th overall) by Arizona Coyotes             Observations: July 2016- The Coyotes have high hopes for their third round pick (76th overall) from the 2015 NHL …

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30 in 30 St. Louis Blues

by Brad Phillips Jul 26, 2016, 8:41 am

The winds of change are blowing in the gateway to the west. Head coach Ken Hitchcock signed a one-year extension and announced that he would leave the team after the 2016-17 season, his sixth with …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Markus Niemlainen

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 25, 2016, 9:20 pm

  Markus Niemelainen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-06 Weight: 205 Born: 1998-06-08 Hometown:  Kuopio, FIN Drafted: 63rd Overall2016 by the Edmonton Oilers (3rd round) Observations: July 2016 – With the 63rd pick at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers made a steal of …

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Prospect Ramblings: Previewing the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Tournament

by Peter Harling Jul 25, 2016, 8:36 pm

The NHL draft is barely behind us and yet the next scouting season for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is about to begin. The first major tournament is the Ivan Hlinka, which is held in …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Nathan Walker

by Pat Quinn Jul 25, 2016, 3:30 pm

Nathan Walker, LW Shoots: L Height: 6’0 Weight: 192 Born: 1992-02-07 Hometown: Cardiff, Great Britain (Wales) Drafted: Round 3 by the Washington Capitals, 89th overall             Observations: July 2016 - Walker produced his best season to date posting 41 points in 73 games but …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Louis Belpedio

by Edric Jul 25, 2016, 9:20 am

Louis Belpedio, D Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-05-14 Hometown: Skokie, Illinois, USA Drafted: 2014 by the Minnesota Wild, 80th overall           Observations:  July 2016 – Louie Belpedio showed a feisty edge to his game throughout the camp but not to the …

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30 in 30 San Jose Sharks

by Zachary DeVine Jul 25, 2016, 9:01 am

Historically the San Jose Sharks are not the most active franchise during the dog days of summer. But general manager Doug Wilson made a bigger splash than usual with six key free agent signings this …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Tyler Graovac

by Edric Jul 25, 2016, 8:27 am

    Tyler Graovac, C Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-4-27 Hometown: Brampton, Ontario Drafted: 2011 By Minnesota, 191 Overall             Observations: July 2016 – Tyler Graovac has agreed to a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. A good deal for both parties as …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Zach Palmquist

by Edric Jul 25, 2016, 8:23 am

Zach Palmquist, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1990-12-09 Hometown: South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Drafted: Undrafted Observations: July 2016 – Zach Palmquist has signed a one-year agreement with the Minnesota Wild.  It is a two-way contract so if he’s needed …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nick Seeler

by Edric Jul 25, 2016, 8:14 am

  Nick Seeler, D Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 190 Born: 1993-06-03 Hometown: Eden Prairie, USA Drafted: 131st overall 2011 by Minnisota           Observations: July 2016 – Nick Seeler was a menace on the ice in development camp seemingly always doing a good job of …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Pavel Jenys

by Edric Jul 25, 2016, 8:09 am

  Pavel Jenys, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 203 Born: 1996-04-02 Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic Drafted: 2014 by the Minnesota Wild, 199th overall           Observations: July 2016 – Pavel Jenys came into development camp with a renewed interest in his development and it’s indicated …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Chandler Stephenson

by Pat Quinn Jul 24, 2016, 6:37 pm

  Chandler Stephenson, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 Born: 1994-04-22 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Drafted: 2012 by Washington Capitals, 77th Overall             Observations: July 2016 - Stephenson finished the year with 26 points in 46 games for the Hershey Bears, and put up zero …

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Prospect Ramblings - Team performance effect on draft position (July 24 2016)

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 24, 2016, 12:02 pm

Looking at whether the success of a propect's team has an effect on his future draft position in this Sunday Ramblings... *** Every year in the Canadian junior hockey leagues there are standout teams and outright dominant …

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30 in 30 Pittsburgh Penguins

by Mark Allan Jul 24, 2016, 4:19 am

With their first pick of the 2016 entry draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Swedish goalie Filip Gustavsson.   The Stanley Cup champs followed their remarkable season with an understated draft, holding six picks through seven rounds and …

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Prospect Ramblings: What's under your cap, NHL GMs?

by Mark Allan Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 am

While all NHL GMs wrestle with the league-wide salary cap, Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the only one whose team is currently over the league's cap ceiling.   When do NHL GMs get to use …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Tim Schaller

by Paul Zwambag Jul 23, 2016, 9:15 am

Tim Schaller, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 206 Born: 1990-11-16 Hometown:  Merrimack, NH, USA Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: July 2016 – Schaller signed a one-year contract worth $600,000 with the Boston Bruins.   February 2016 – Tim Schaller had a four point game last night …

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30 in 30 Philadelphia Flyers

by Cam Robinson Jul 23, 2016, 5:42 am

A Russian named German got Philadelphia's 2016 NHL entry draft off to a solid start.   The first thing that comes to mind when considering the Philadelphia Flyers' pipeline is defense. This is a team that is …

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Prospect Ramblings: Matthews saga much ado about nothing (July 22)

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 9:10 pm

Was there ever any doubt that Maple Leaf GM Lou Lamoriello would sign franchise center Auston Matthews to an entry-level contract?       Welcome back for my latest Prospect Ramblings column. This week, I look at the media mirage …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Ethan Bear

by Donesh Mazloum Jul 22, 2016, 4:43 pm

    Ethan Bear, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Born: 1997-06-26 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Edmonton Oilers, 124th overall       Observations: July 2015 – The season after being selected 124th by the Oilers, Bear came back to the Seattle Thunderbirds a …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Jakob Stenqvist

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 3:24 pm

          Jakob Stenqvist, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 168 Born: 1998-03-17 Hometown:  Sweden Drafted: 6th round 2016 (176th overall)     Observations: July 2016 – Stenqvist played in the Super Elite league in Sweden last year, and will likely be there again this season. His …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Nicholas Caamano

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 2:10 pm

          Nicholas Caamano, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 187 Born: 1998-09-07 Hometown:  Ancaster, ON, CAN Drafted: 5th round 2016 (146th overall)     Observations: July 2016 – Caamano was drafted at only 17, making him one of the youngest players selected in 2016. A two-way …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Taylor Beck

by Pat Quinn Jul 22, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Taylor Beck, LW/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 207 Born: 1991-05-13 Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario Drafted: 2009 by Nashville, 70th overall             Observations: July 2016 – Beck signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers. He will be used as a depth forward that …

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30 in 30 Ottawa Senators

by Brad Phillips Jul 22, 2016, 1:08 pm

Former NHL blueliner Jeff Brown is not a small man, but he's dwarfed by his 6-6 son Logan, for whom the Ottawa Senators traded up to select 11th overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft. …

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30 in 30 New York Rangers

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 8:18 pm

The New York Rangers ended the 2015/2016 season by bowing out in the first round of the playoffs without much of a whimper. This was heart-wrenching, especially coming off of a successful regular season and …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mirco Mueller

by Zachary DeVine Jul 21, 2016, 8:15 pm

Mirco Müller, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 187 Born: 1995-03-21 Hometown: Winterthur, SUI Drafted: 2013 by San Jose Sharks, 18th Overall           Observations: July 2016 – The back and forth season for Mueller was not kind for Mueller. The young Swiss defender appeared …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Timo Meier

by Zachary DeVine Jul 21, 2016, 8:10 pm

  Timo Meier, RW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 Born: 1996-10-08 Hometown: Baden, SUI Drafted: 9th Overall 2015 by San Jose Sharks         Observations: July 2016 – The Sharks top prospect did not disappoint at the 2016 Sharks Development Camp. Looking already to the …

Prospect - Graduates

Mikhail Grigorenko

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 6:00 pm

  Mikhail Grigorenko, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 191 Born: 1994-05-16 Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia Drafted: 2012 by Buffalo Sabres, 12th overall           Observations: July 2016 - Grigorenko has signed a one year deal to stay with the Avs and avoid arbitration, garnering a significant …

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Prospect Ramblings: The Salary Arbitration period has begun and continues for next two weeks... (Jul 21)

by Paul Zwambag Jul 21, 2016, 2:06 pm

This time of year, we watch closely on those players who are headed for Salary Arbitration…   ***JULY 27 UPDATE - Only Tyson Barrie (Jul 29), Martin Marincin (Aug 3) and Michael Stone (Aug 4) are left unsigned, …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Aapeli Räsänen

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 8:40 am

Aapeli Räsänen, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Born: 1998-06-01 Hometown: Tampere, FIN Drafted: 2016 by the EdmontonOilers, 153rd overall         Observations: July 2016 – Aapeli Räsänen is an interesting pick by the Edmonton Oilers. A two-way center that plays with great defensive …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Teemu Pulkkinen

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 8:20 am

Teemu Pulkkinen, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Vantaa, Finland Drafted: 2010 by Detroit, 111st overall         Observations: July 2016 – Pulkkinen had a rather underwhelming season, registering just 6 goals and 12 points through 36 contests after earning his …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Jared Coreau

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 7:10 am

  Jared Coreau, G Catches: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 207 Born: 1991-11-05 Hometown: Perth, On Drafted: Signed by Detroit in 2013 as an undrafted free agent         Observations: July 2016 – Up and coming Jared Coreau is strongly making his case to be the Red …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Alexey Marchenko

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 6:45 am

  Alexey Marchenko, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Moskva, Russia Drafted: 2011 by Detroit, 205th Overall         Observations: July 2016 – The 24 year old Russian defensemen did well to earn his spot on Detroit’s back end this year, pushing …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Tomas Nosek

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 6:00 am

Tomas Nosek, LW/C Shoots:  L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1992-09-01 Hometown: Pardubice, Czech Republic Drafted: Signed by Detroit as a free agent June 14th 2014         Observations: July 2016 – The Red Wings are buying their time with Grand Rapids Griffin’s left winger Tomas Nosek. …

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30 in 30 New York Islanders

by Brent Jul 20, 2016, 8:02 am

It has been an eventful offseason in Brooklyn, and the Islanders will ice a very different roster in 2016-17. While free agent signings Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera and Pierre-Alexander Parenteau will help the Islanders in …

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30 in 30 New Jersey Devils

by marcobombino Jul 19, 2016, 7:01 am

The New Jersey Devils had a need for improving the forward position in their prospect pool and they succeeded in it, taking six forwards of their nine picks. Here's a closer review of what the …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Joseph Woll

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 9:59 pm

Joseph Woll, G Catches: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 196 Born: 1998-07-12 Hometown:  Dardenne Prairie, MO, USA Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 62st Overall               Observations:   July 2016 – With the drafting of the young American goalkeeper, the Leafs inserted a talent that jumps …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Jordan Binnington

by Brad Phillips Jul 18, 2016, 6:55 pm

    Jordan Binnington, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 168 Born: 1993-07-11 Hometown: Gravenhurst, ON, CAN Drafted: 2011 by St. Louis Blues, 88th overall     Observations: July 2016 – Binnington and the Blues have come to terms on a deal that will keep the pending …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Matt Puempel

by Brad Phillips Jul 18, 2016, 6:45 pm

    Matt Puempel, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-01-24 Hometown: Essex, Ontario Drafted: 2011 by Ottawa, 24th overall     Observations: July 2016 - Ottawa has re-signed Puempel to to a one-year, two-way deal. His third AHL season was his most productive, producing …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Yegor Korshkov

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 5:09 pm

Yegor Korshkov, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 179 Born: 1996-07-10 Hometown:  Novosibirsk, Russia Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 31st Overall             Observations:   July 2016 – After being passed over in multiple drafts, the Leafs finally selected the budding, overage Russian with the …

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30 in 30: Nashville Predators

by Donesh Mazloum Jul 18, 2016, 1:46 pm

With their first-round pick of Dante Fabbro, the Predators again displayed their fondness for high-end blueliners.   Nashville started the draft by going to its wheelhouse and drafting a potential workhorse defender. Draft Breakdown 17th Overall - Dante Fabbro …

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Prospect Ramblings: Season pivotal for young trio (July) 18

by David McDonald Jul 18, 2016, 12:11 pm

Traded from a powerhouse in Chicago, Teuvo Teravainen will assume a more important role in Carolina.     Welcome back to an impromptu Prospect Ramblings! Today, I look at three prospects who should have an opportunity to take the …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Pheonix Copley

by Pat Quinn Jul 18, 2016, 11:38 am

Pheonix Copley, G Catches: L Height: 6’3 Weight: 174 Born: 1992-01-18 Hometown: North Pole, AK Drafted: Undrafted - signed as a free agent           Observations: July 2016 – Copley has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way deal. He's had a excellent start to his …