Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Regina Pats - Head start on the Memorial Cup (Jan 10 2018)

by Joel Henderson Jan 10, 2018, 3:59 pm

Sam Steel (ANA). Jake Leschyshyn (VGS). Josh Mahura (ANA). Nick Henry. (COL) Just a few names who are holding down the fort as help arrives.   Regina Pats currently sit 16th overall in the WHL standings. With a 21-19-3 record, the …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Jan 2, 2018, 1:47 am

  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 2018 - In his NHL debut, he slotted on the fourth line, receiving 7:25 ice time. He could have …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Sep 25, 2017, 8:00 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: Sept 2017 - Let's keep this short and sweet. Mason currently has three large mountains infront of him. One …

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DobberProspects Radio

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 …

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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 …

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Feature Story, NHL Draft Rankings, Ottawa Senators Top Prospects, Undrafted - Under 20

Fantasy Hockey Ranking The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

by Peter Harling Jan 21, 2018, 1:49 pm

If your fantasy season is in the tank and you are going to be a trade deadline seller this year, you are going to be building for the future, and that means prospects and draft …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Heponiemi's Streak, CHL Top Prospects Game and More

by Cam Robinson Jan 21, 2018, 1:45 pm

Mathew Barzal, Ty Smith and Oliver Wahlstrom   As we finally start getting used to writing 2018, players are also adapting back to life after the World Junior Championships. Not only are the returnees adjusting, but those …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Kristian Vesalainen

by Jamie Zadow Jan 21, 2018, 1:41 pm

  Kristian Vesalainen, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 207 Born: 1999-06-01 Hometown:  Helsinki, Fin Drafted: 1st round 2017 24th overall WIN           Observations: January 2018 - Finland came home empty handed from the U20 World Junior Championships, but Vesalainen was a bright spot for …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Dylan Samberg

by Jamie Zadow Jan 21, 2018, 1:39 pm

Dylan Samberg, D Shoots: L                              Height: 6-3 Weight: 211 Born: 1999-01-24 Hometown: Hermantown, MN, USA Drafted: 2nd round 2017 43rd overall Observations: January 2018 - Samberg debuted at the U20 World Junior Championships in Buffalo and put together a strong performance. The blueliner …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Adam Mascherin

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 21, 2018, 1:34 pm

  Adam Mascherin, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-08-06 Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: 38th overall in the 2016 draft by Florida Panthers             Observations: January 2018 – Mascherin started the season scoring 15 points in 18 games which was a slow start …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Jayce Hawryluk

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 21, 2018, 1:33 pm

  Jayce Hawryluk, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-01-01 Hometown: Yorkton, SK, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Florida Panthers, 32nd overall   Observations: January 2018 – Hawryluk's season totals of 25 points in 40 games may not seem impressive but 19 of …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Henrik Borgstrom

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 21, 2018, 1:19 pm

Henrik Borgström, C Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 185 Born: 1997-08-06 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2016 by Florida Panthers, 23rd overall             Observations: January 2018 – With 35 points in 23 games, Borgström is only one point behind the league lead, and his 1.52 …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Ian McCoshen

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 21, 2018, 1:16 pm

    Ian McCoshen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 218 Born: 1995-08-05 Hometown: Hudson, WI, USA Drafted: 2013 by Florida Panthers, 31st Overall     Observations: January 2018 – McCoshen has earned a full-time NHL job but has only played 29 of the possible 45 games …

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Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Kyle Wood

by Keith Duggan Jan 20, 2018, 7:20 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 2018- After a very successful rookie pro season, Wood hasn't put up the offensive numbers in his second campaign. While two …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Tobias Geisser

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 5:30 pm

  Tobias Geisser, D Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 201 Born: 1999-02-13 Hometown:  Stans, SUI Drafted: 2014 Round 4, 120th overall           Observations: January 2018 – Geisser was a stand out for Switzerland on the back end at the World Junior Championship, but the Swiss …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Dmitri Zaitsev

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 5:00 pm

    Dmitri Zaitsev, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-01-18 Hometown:  Togliatti, RUS Drafted: 2016 Round 7, 207th overall           Observations: January 2018 – The Capitals may have drafted another two-way steady defenseman, this time out of the seventh round. Currently playing on …

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Free Agent prospects - 20+

Darren Dietz

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 20, 2018, 4:16 pm

Darren Dietz, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Born: 1993-07-17 Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Montreal, 138th overall             Observations: January 2018 - Dietz is currently in the KHL as he does not have an NHL contract and it is …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Garrett Pilon

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 4:10 pm

  Garrett Pilon, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 174 Born: 1998-04-13 Hometown: Mineola, NY, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2016 (87th overall)           Observations: January 2018 - Pilon was traded at the WHL trade deadline from the Kamloops Blazers to the Everett Silvertips as the Silvertips …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Connor Hobbs

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 3:50 pm

Connor Hobbs, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-01-04 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2015 Round 5 - #143 overall by the Washington Capitals             Observation January 2018 - Hobbs has been alright for the Hershey Bears this season. To start the …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Madison Bowey

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 3:35 pm

  Madison Bowey, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1995-04-22 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Washington Capitals, 53rd Overall           Observations: January 2018 - Bowey has been slowly coming along in the NHL as he is on bottom pairing duty. Bowey …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Chandler Stephenson

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 3:15 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: January 2018 - Stephenson has looked adequate in limited role for the Capitals. With the additional signings of Chiasson and Smith-Pelly …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Mason Mitchell

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 3:05 pm

Mason Mitchell, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 209 Born: 1994-06-13 Hometown: Edmonton, AB Drafted: Signed by the WashingtonCapitals on March 2, 2017             Observations: January 2018 - Mitchell really has not done much for anything for the Bears this season with five points …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Christian Djoos

by Pat Quinn Jan 20, 2018, 3:00 pm

    Christian Djoos, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 161 Born: 1994-08-06 Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden Drafted: 2012 by Washington Capitals 195th overall             Observations: January 2018 - After starting slow in his acclimation of the NHL game Djoos has turned into a steady top five …

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Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Freddie Hamilton

by Joel Henderson Jan 20, 2018, 2:24 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: Jan 2018 - Freddie continued to be a press box champion for the Flames and was a solid vet who could …

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Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Stuart Skinner

by jameson Jan 20, 2018, 2:15 pm

    Stuart Skinner, G Glove: L Height: 6-04 Weight: 200 lbs Born: 1998-11-01 Hometown: Edmonton, AB Drafted: 146th overall in the 5th round of the 2017 Draft   Observations: January 2018 – After seeing his numbers decline in his draft season, Skinner fell to the …

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Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Kirill Maksimov

by jameson Jan 20, 2018, 2:04 pm

    Kirill Maksimov, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 193 lbs Born: 1999-06-01 Hometown: Moskva, Russia Drafted: 146th overall in the 5th round of the 2017 Draft   Observations: January 2018 - After being drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Yanni Gourde

by olafson1393 Jan 20, 2018, 1:54 pm

Yanni Gourde, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-09 Weight: 170 Born: 1991-12-15 Hometown:  Saint-Narcisse, QC, Canada Drafted: Undrafted Observations: January 2018 - After signing a prove-it contract with the Lightning in the summer of 2017, Gourde was put in a position to succeed by …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Jake Dotchin

by olafson1393 Jan 20, 2018, 1:51 pm

  Jake Dotchin, D   Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 210 Born: 1994-03-24 Hometown: Cambridge, ON, Canada Drafted: 2012 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 161st overall     Observations: January 2018 - Sustained success at the NHL level has Dotchin engrained as a Lightning regular. His …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Ryan Lohin

by olafson1393 Jan 20, 2018, 1:48 pm

    Ryan Lohin, C   Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-06-26 Hometown: Chester, PA Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 208th overall   Observations: January 2018 - An exceptional start to his sophomore season at UMass Lowell has the Lightning smiling about their …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Otto Somppi

by olafson1393 Jan 20, 2018, 1:44 pm

  Otto Somppi, C   Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-01-12 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 206th overall   Observations: January 2018 - Somppi continues to show strong development at the junior level with the Halifax Mooseheads. He’s …

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Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Dylan Coghlan

by masonblack Jan 20, 2018, 1:41 pm

    Dylan Coghlan, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 190 Born: 1998-02-019 Hometown:  Duncan, BC, Can Drafted: Signed by Vegas Golden Knights (Sept. 2017)             Observations: January 2018 – After being passed over in his first two draft-eligible seasons Dylan Coghlan signed a three-year entry-level …

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Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Ben Jones

by masonblack Jan 20, 2018, 1:34 pm

    Ben Jones, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1999-02-26 Hometown:  Waterloo, ON, Can Drafted: 2017 round 7 #189 overall by Vegas Golden Knights             Observations: January 2018 – With their final pick in their inaugural NHL entry draft the Golden Knights selected …

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Liiga Update: January 2018

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 20, 2018, 12:18 pm

This month's update will be a recap of Team Finland’s performance in the WJC. Overall the tournament was another huge disappointment considering the talent that this team had. *** In the past Finland has relied on …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Jordy Bellerive

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 20, 2018, 12:05 pm

Jordy Bellerive, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 194 Born: 1999-05-02 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC Drafted: undrafted, signed as FA Jan 2018   Observations: April 2015 –  The stocky young forward totaled four goals and three assists in three games, including a hat trick …

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Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Alexander Kerfoot

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 20, 2018, 12:01 pm

Alexander Kerfoot, C/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-08-11 Hometown:  Vancouver, BC, CAN Drafted: 2012 round 5 150th overall by New Jersey Devils   Observations: January 2017 - Kerfoot hasn't lost a step since making the team out of camp, now up …

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Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Josh Anderson

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 20, 2018, 12:00 pm

Josh Anderson, D Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 220 Born: 1998-08-29 Hometown: Nanaimo, BC Drafted: 71st overall 2016 (3rd round) by Colorado             Observations: January  2018 - Anderson continues to develop into a shutdown defenseman. His offense is minimal but brings PIMs and hits …

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Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Sam Brittain

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 20, 2018, 11:00 am

Sam Brittain, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 227 Born: 1992-05-10 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, 92nd overall     Observations: January 2018 - Brittain has spent the season in the ECHL, where he has a rough 0.900 SV%. Still fantasy …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospects Ramblings: Dobber Midseason Guide gems

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 19, 2018, 7:00 am

*** Hello Friday readers! Usually this spot belongs to fellow editor Cam Robinson, but for life reasons we're swapping this week - you can catch his Ramblings on Sunday.   *** One of the reasons Dobber is legendary for …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings - Top prospects and top 10 2018 picks

by Pat Quinn Jan 18, 2018, 5:07 am

  Welcome back to the Thursday ramblings. This week is around the mid-point of the season so I decided to go back over my top ranked prospects from the Prospect Report, some top ranked prospects from …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Adam Fox

by Joel Henderson Jan 17, 2018, 5:00 pm

                                                 Adam Fox - RHD              Shoots:R              Height:5-11              Weight:185              Born: 1998-02-17              Hometown:Jericho, NY              Drafted:2016byCalgary, 66thOverall                  Observations:  Jan 2018 - Fox looked inpressive during …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Rasmus Andersson

by Dean Youngblood Jan 17, 2018, 4:43 pm

  Rasmus Andersson, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 212 Born: 1996-10-27 Hometown: Malmo, SWE Drafted: 2nd round 2015 by Calgary, 53rd overall       Observations: Jan 2018 - Andersson was recently named to the AHL All-star team and the reasons are obvious. After grabbing 22 …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Émile Poirier

by Joel Henderson Jan 17, 2018, 4:35 pm

  Émile Poirier, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Born: 1994-12-14 Hometown: Montreal, Quebec Drafted: 2013 by Calgary Flames, 22nd Overall       Observations: Jan 2018 - Poirier has once again fell into old patterns. The most troubling is shot production. For a prospect who …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Adam Boqvist

by Cam Robinson Jan 17, 2018, 1:39 pm

  Adam Boqvist, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Born: 2000-08-15 Hometown: Falun, SWE 2018 Draft Eligible             Observations: January 2018 – Dynamic puck skills, terrific vision, speed, smarts, and a heavy shot. His late birthday means he is just a month away from …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Joel Farabee

by Cam Robinson Jan 17, 2018, 1:03 pm

  Joel Farabee, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Born: 2000-02-25 Hometown: Cicero, NY, USA 2018 Draft Eligible               Observations: January 2018 – The captain of the U18 USNTDP, Farabee is a dangerous and prolific scorer amongst his age group. Blessed with top level …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Isac Lundeström

by Cam Robinson Jan 16, 2018, 8:39 pm

  Isac Lundeström, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1999-11-06 Hometown: Gällivare, SWE 2018 Draft Eligible               Observations: January 2018 – Skilled puck-distributor has shown very well as a draft-eligible player in the SHL and didn’t look out of place as a draft-minus …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Oliver Wahlstrom

by Cam Robinson Jan 16, 2018, 8:35 pm

  Oliver Wahlstrom, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Born: 2000-06-13 Hometown: Yarmouth, ME, USA 2018 Draft Eligible               Observations: January 2018 – Owns some of the best pure puck skills in the draft. The goal scoring forward doesn’t shy away from attacking dangerous …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Ty Smith

by Cam Robinson Jan 16, 2018, 8:27 pm

  Ty Smith, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 174 Born: 2000-10-16 Hometown: Lloydminster, SK, CAN  2018 Draft Eligible             Observations: January 2018 – The dynamic two-way defender continues to display his full arsenal of weapons with Spokane this season. The former first overall pick …

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SHL Update: January 2018

by Brad Phillips Jan 16, 2018, 7:00 am

  Welcome back for another SHL prospects update! A few quick hitters as we look to the SHL this month:   Led by Elias Pettersson, the Vaxjo Lakers sit comfortably atop the SHL standings with 77 points, a …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospects Ramblings: Welcome Back Dobber & the Ridiculous Depth of the Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Depth

by Peter Harling Jan 15, 2018, 3:01 pm

As I was scrolling through Twitter the other day I saw the best post I have seen in a long time {source} <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm back. For good!<br><br>Ramblings - <a href="https://t.co/dbMZCmmeJ9">https://t.co/dbMZCmmeJ9</a></p>&mdash; Dobber (@DobberHockey) <a …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Quinn Hughes

by Peter Harling Jan 15, 2018, 11:26 am

  Quinn Hughes, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 174 Born: 1999-10-14 Hometown:  Orlando, FL, USA Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: July 2017 – The 2018 NHL Draft class is chalked full of offensive and undersized defensemen and Hughes may be the best …

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Undrafted - Under 20

Brady Tkachuk

by Peter Harling Jan 15, 2018, 10:21 am

Brady Tkachuk, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 196 Born: 1999-09-16 Hometown:  St. Louis, MO, USA Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft eligible           Observations: July 2017 – Tkachuk only missed the 2017 NHL Draft by a matter of hours as he is a September 16 …

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Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Axel Holmstrom

by markmhillier Jan 15, 2018, 5:00 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: January 2018 - As one of the younger Red Wings prospects playing for the Griffins, Holmstrom is having a good start to …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Matiss Kivlenieks

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 15, 2018, 12:15 am

  Matiss Kivlenieks, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 183 Born:  1996-08-26 Hometown: Riga, LAT Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with Columbus Blue Jackets Observations: January 2018 - Midway through the AHL campaign, Kivlenieks is still experiencing speed wobbles in his …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Calvin Thurkauf

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 15, 2018, 12:11 am

Calvin Thürkauf, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 203 Born: 1997-06-27 Hometown: Zug, SUI Drafted: 185th overall in the seventh round of the 2016 draft             Observations: January 2018 - Thurkauf’s early-year offensive roll has considerably slowed. Without a goal since mid-November, and only three …

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San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mario Ferraro

by Zachary DeVine Jan 14, 2018, 11:45 pm

Mario Ferraro, Defense Shoots: Left Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-09-17 Hometown: King City, Ontario Drafted: Second Round, 49th Overall     Observations: November 2017 – The Sharks reached a bit in the second round to select from the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers the left-handed …

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