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 …

Feature Story

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 …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Frederik Tiffels

by Mark Allan Jun 23, 2017, 3:17 pm

  Frederik Tiffels, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1995-05-20 Hometown:  Köln, GER Drafted: 6th round 2015 (167th overall) by PIT. Signed June 2017 by PIT             Observations: June 2017 – Dipping yet again into the NCAA well that has helped the Penguins …

Undrafted - Under 20

Robin Salo

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 2:03 pm

Robin Salo, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-10-13 Hometown:  Espoo, FIN Drafted: 2017 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: June 2017 – Salo played his first full season of pro hockey in Finland with Sport in the Liiga league. He had played …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Anthony DeAngelo

by Keith Duggan Jun 23, 2017, 1:17 pm

  Anthony DeAngelo, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 177 Born: 1995-10-24 Hometown: Sewell, NJ, USA Drafted: 2014 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 19th overall           Observations: June 2017 - For the second year in a row, Anthony DeAngelo has been traded on draft day. DeAngelo …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Dante Salituro

by Dobber Sports Jun 23, 2017, 12:28 pm

  Dante Salituro, C Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-11-15 Hometown: Willowdale, ON, CAN Drafted: 2016 Eligible           Observations: June 2017 – In a draft-day deal, the Jackets dealt Salituro to Minnesota for Jordan Schroeder. June 2017 – Salituro had what would be considered, …

Undrafted - Under 20

Erik Brännström

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 23, 2017, 11:53 am

    Erik Brännström , D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 179 Born:  1999-09-02 Hometown:  Eksjö, SWE 2017 draft eligible         Observations: June 2017 – Brännström is a smallish but strong, fast skating and cerebral, possession-oriented blueliner. He doesn’t yield to physical play or opponent pressure, …

Undrafted - Under 20

Maxime Comtois

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 10:41 am

Maxime Comtois, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 201 Born: 1999-01-08 Hometown:  Longeuil, QC, CAN Drafted: 2017 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: June 2017 – Comtois had his offensive stats decline slightly from his rookie season and as a result he fell on some …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Anton Forsberg

by Mark Allan Jun 23, 2017, 10:04 am

  Anton Forsberg, G Catches: Left Height: 6-3 Weight: 176 Born: 1992-11-27 Hometown: Harnosand, SWE Drafted: 2011 Columbus Blue Jackets, 188th overall     Observations: June 2017 – The Blue Jackets dealt Forsberg, 24, to the Blackhawks, returned LW Brandon Saad to Chicago and threw in …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Laurent Dauphin

by Mark Allan Jun 23, 2017, 9:43 am

  Laurent Dauphin, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-03-27 Hometown: Repentigny, QC, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Phoenix Coyotes, 39th Overall     Observations: June 2017 – The Coyotes dealt Dauphin and blueliner Connor Murphy to Chicago early on D Day for veteran defender …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Andre Petersson

by Dobber Sports Jun 23, 2017, 9:41 am

Andre Petersson, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 176 Born: 1990-09-11 Hometown: Olofstrom, Sweden Drafted: 2008 by Ottawa, 109th overall   Observations: June 2017 – Petersson averaged 0.73 points per game in the AHL, but for some reason he couldn’t get a call up …

NHL Draft Rankings

Cam Robinson’s Top 75 Draft Eligible Prospects: 2017 Final edition

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 9:18 am

Well, the day is finally upon us. Draft time is a special time of year for so many: the players themselves (obviously), the parents, GMs, scouts, fans, fantasy junkies… it’s just such a hopeful and …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Tyler Motte

by Tony Carr Jun 23, 2017, 1:53 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: Tyler Motte was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Artemi Panarin for Brandon Saad and Anton Forsberg. Peter Harling January 2017- …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Brett Kulak

by Brad Wilson Jun 22, 2017, 7:55 pm

  Brett Kulak, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-01-06 Hometown: Stony Plain, AB, Canada Undrafted: 4th round in 2012, 105th overall by Calgary             Observations: Jun 2017 - If fans have learned anything from watching Treliving and the coaching staff, they aren't …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mark Jankowski

by Dobber Sports Jun 22, 2017, 7:50 pm

  Mark Jankowski, C Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-09-13 Hometown:  Hamilton, ON, CAN Drafted: 21st overall by Calgary in 2012           Observations: Jun 2017 - What to do with Mark Jankowski? Your guess is as good as mine. Is he good enough …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Matthew Tkachuk

by Mark Allan Jun 22, 2017, 7:40 pm

    Matthew Tkachuk, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 Born: 1997-12-11 Hometown:  Scottsdale, AZ Drafted: sixth overall by Calgary, 2016           Observations: Jun 2017: It was tough to include Tkachuk in the prospect category this season simply because he thrust himself into the thick …

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Prospects Benefiting From Vegas Expansion Draft

by Peter Harling Jun 22, 2017, 11:24 am

No more expansion mock drafts, the Vegas Golden Knights plucked their expansion player off the other 30 NHL teams yesterday and in combination with several trades (and more to come no doubt) teams depth charts …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects, Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Nikita Gusev

by olafson1393 Jun 21, 2017, 11:05 pm

Nikita Gusev, LW Shoots: R Height: 5-09 Weight: 163 Born: 1992-07-08 Hometown: Moscow, Russia Drafted: 7th round 2012 (202nd overall)           Observations: June 2017 - The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Gusev in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning.It still remains doubtful he will …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Shea Theodore

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:15 pm

Shea Theodore, D Shoots: L Height: 6’0 Weight: 170 Born: 1996-03-08 Hometown: Aldergrove, BC Drafted: 2013 by Anaheim Ducks, 26th Overall   Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights selected Clayton Stoner in the expansion draft and in return the Ducks dealt Theodore …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Alex Tuch

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:13 pm

Alex Tuch, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 Born: 1996-05-10 Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY, USA Drafted: 2014 by Minnesota Wild, 18th overall   Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Alex Tuch in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   February 2016 – After …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Brendan Leipsic

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:10 pm

Brendan Leipsic, C Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-05-19 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Drafted: 2012 by Nashville Predators, 89th Overall            Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Brendan Leipsic in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   February 2016 – Leipsic played …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Griffin Reinhart

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:08 pm

Griffin Reinhart, D Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-01-24 Hometown: West Vancouver, British Columbia Drafted: 4th overall by the Islanders in 2012             Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Griffin Reinhart in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   October 2016 …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Tomas Nosek

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:05 pm

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: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Tomas Nosek in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   July …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Connor Brickley

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:04 pm

Connor Brickley Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Born: 1992-02-25 Hometown: Everett, MA, USA Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, #50 overall           Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Connor Brickley in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   June 2017 – Prior to …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

William Carrier

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:02 pm

William Carrier, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 Born: 1994-12-20 Hometown: Pierrefonds, Quebec Drafted: 2013 by St. Louis Blues, 57th Overall   Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected William Carrier in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   December 2016 – William Carrier has …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Teemu Pulkkinen

by Paul Zwambag Jun 21, 2017, 9:00 pm

Teemu Pulkkinen, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Vantaa, Finland Drafted: 2010 by Detroit, 111st overall           Observations: June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Teemu Pulkkinen in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag   February 2017 – After being placed …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Trent Frederic

by Mike Drover Jun 21, 2017, 2:40 pm

Trent Frederic, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1998-02-11 Hometown:  St. Louis, MO Drafted: 29th overall  – Boston -  2016       Observations: June 2017 - Frederic had a successful season for the University of Wisconsin. Scoring 15 goals and adding 18 assists …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Taylor Raddysh

by olafson1393 Jun 21, 2017, 2:35 pm

Taylor Raddysh, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 Born: 1998-02-18 Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: 58th overall in the second round by Tampa in 2016           Observations: June 2017 - After a wealth of success in his draft plus-one season, the Lightning's second …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Brett Howden

by olafson1393 Jun 21, 2017, 2:35 pm

  Brett Howden, C   Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-03-29 Hometown: Oakbank, MAN, Canada Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 27th overall   Observations: June 2017 - After seeing the positive development of former Moose Jaw captain, Brayden Point, the Lightning's expectations …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Joonas Lyytinen

by niko Jun 21, 2017, 2:24 pm

Joonas Lyytinen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 159 Born: 1995-04-04 Hometown:  Espoo, Finland Drafted: 5th round 2014 (132th overall)   Observations: June 2017 – The Predators signed Lyytinen to a two-year entry level contract, only eighteen days after he signed a two-year contract …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Boris Katchouk

by olafson1393 Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

  Boris Katchouk, LW   Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1998-06-18 Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 44th overall Observations: June 2017 - Hockey Canada announced their camp-roster for the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase this week, with …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Tyler Graovac

by couching Jun 21, 2017, 1:59 pm

Tyler Graovac, C Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-4-27 Hometown: Brampton, Ontario Drafted: 2011 By Minnesota, 191 Overall           Observations: June 2017 - On June 14th, the Minnesota Wild shipped hulking centre Tyler Graovac to the Washington Capitals for a 2018 fifth …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Fredrik Claesson

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 1:05 pm

Fredrik Claesson, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Born: 1992-11-24 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 2011 by Ottawa Senators, 126th Overall     Observations: June 2017 - Claesson looks to have taken the next step in 2016-17 and put the AHL behind him for good …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Max Lajoie

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Max Lajoie, D Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-11-05 Hometown:  Calgary, AB Drafted: Ottawa, 133rd overall 2016   Observations: June 2017 - Lajoie has proven to be steady over his three years with the Swift Current Broncos. He's improved his PPG rate …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Gabriel Gagne

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:53 pm

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: June 2017 - Gagne was signed to an entry-level deal at the beginning of 2016-17 and it was pretty much all …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Miles Gendron

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:45 pm

      Miles Gendron, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-06-28 Hometown: Shrewbury, MA Drafted: 2014 by Ottawa Senators, 70th overall       Observations: June 2017 - Gendron nearly doubled his offensive numbers from a year ago jumping from just six points to 11 in …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Mikael Wikstrand

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:32 pm

Mikael Wikstrand, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1993-11-05 Hometown: Karlstad, Sweden Drafted: 2012 by Ottawa, 196th overall           Observations: June 2017 - Wikstrand continued to produce offensively in Sweden, managing four goals and 15 assists playing for Farjestad of the SHL. …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Macoy Erkamps

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:29 pm

      Macoy Erkamps, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 Born: 1995-02-02 Hometown:  Delta, BC Drafted: Undrafted       Observations: June 2017 - While his former Brandon Wheat Kings partner Ivan Provorov was flourishing with the Flyers, Erkamps was relegated to ECHL duty with the Wichita …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Andreas Englund

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:20 pm

  Andreas Englund, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-01-21 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 2014 by Ottawa Senators, 40th overall     Observations: June 2017 - Englund performed exactly as advertised in his first professional season in North America playing a strong, defensively-sound game …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Patrick Sieloff

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:14 pm

  Patrick Sieloff, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1994-05-15 Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Drafted: 2012 by Calgary Flames, 42nd Overall         Observations: June 2017 - Sieloff is perhaps best known for concussing Clarke MacArthur in a pre-season practice, nearly ending the latter's career, …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Joel Daccord

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:08 pm

Joel Daccord, G Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 196 Born: 1996-08-19 Hometown:  Boston, MA Drafted: 7th round 2015 (199th overall) Observations: June 2017 - Going to a newly-created program can be a bit of a good news-bad news situation for a player, expecially …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Casey Bailey

by Brad Phillips Jun 21, 2017, 12:05 pm

  Casey Bailey, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 204 Born: 1991-10-22 Hometown: Anchorage, AK, USA Drafted: Signed as Free Agent by Toronto Maple Leafs             Observations: June 2017 - The former Penn State Nittny Lion had his best professioal season in 2016-17 with Binghamton, popping …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Henrik Haapala

by Joel Jun 20, 2017, 7:03 pm

Haapala, Henrik, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 Born: 1994-02-28 Hometown:  Lempaala, Finland Drafted: Undrafted       Observations: June 2017 – The 23-year-old Haapala was signed by the Panthers out of the Finnish Elite League as an undrafted free agent. Haapala has great speed …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Henri Ikonen

by olafson1393 Jun 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Henri Ikonen, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1994.04.17 Hometown: Savonlinna, FIN  Drafted: 2013 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 154th overall   Observations: June 2017 – The writing on the wall in the Lightning system has turned the compass for Ikonen, as the …

Undrafted - Under 20

Linus Nyman

by Peter Harling Jun 20, 2017, 4:05 pm

  Linus Nyman, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 159 Born: 1999-07-11 Hometown:  Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2017 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: June 2017 – Nyman (pronounced Newman) is a speedy offensive winger. His explosive acceleration is arguably his best asset and he is a …

Undrafted - Under 20

Jacob Paquette

by Peter Harling Jun 20, 2017, 3:27 pm

  Jacob Paquette, D Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 207 Born: 1999-05-26 Hometown:  Ottawa, On. CAN Drafted: 2017 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: June 2017 – After enjoying an excellent rookie season on a contending Kingston Frontenacs team in his D-1 season, Paquette was widely …

Undrafted - Under 20

Eemeli Rasanen

by Peter Harling Jun 20, 2017, 2:49 pm

  Eemeli Rasanen, D Shoots: R Height: 6-07 Weight: 205 Born: 1999-03-06 Hometown:  Joensuu, FIN Drafted: 2017 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: July 2017 – In his rookie year in the OHL, the big Finnish defender made a quick impression with his imposing size. It …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

David Wolf

by Dean Youngblood Jun 20, 2017, 2:28 pm

    David Wolf, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Born: 1989-09-15 Hometown: Dusseldorf, GER Drafted: Undrafted, Signed with the Calgary Flames in May 2014     Observations: Jun 2017 - Checking in with David Wolf here. He's played the last two seasons in the DEL. …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Freddie Hamilton

by Joel Henderson Jun 20, 2017, 1:40 pm

  Freddie Hamilton, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Born: 1992-01-01 Hometown: Toronto, Ontario Drafted: 2010 by San Jose, 129th overall           Observations: Jun 2017 - Look to the status from October. Hamilton was the go-to sub for the Flames. His role was simply.. …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Hunter Shinkaruk

by Mike Barrett Jun 20, 2017, 1:27 pm

  Hunter Shinkaruk, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1994-10-13 Hometown: Calgary, AB, Canada Drafted: 2013 by Vancouver Canucks, 24th Overall           Observations: Jun 2017: Shinkaruk had some minor injuries, some ups and downs, and some consistency near the end. For fantasy owners, …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Anton Slepyshev

by spencer97 Jun 20, 2017, 7:00 am

Anton Slepyshev, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Born: 1994-05-13 Hometown: Penza, Russia Drafted: 2013 by Edmonton Oilers, 88th Overall   Observations: June 2017 – Anton Slepyshev spent most of the season in and out of the Edmonton line-up. Anton played 41 games …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Lukas Sedlak

by Chris Bagwell Jun 19, 2017, 9:36 pm

  Lukas Sedlak, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 207 Born: 1993-02-25 Hometown: Ceské Budejovice, CZE Drafted: 2011 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 158th Overall       Observations: Sedlak compiled a rather nice stat line for the 2015-16 season. He put up 14 goals and 18 points …