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: Toronto Maple Leafs

by Jason Banks Aug 27, 2016, 8:00 am

    Ever since the major shakeup in the organization in January 2013, the Managements commitment to drafting and proper development has been very evident. Not many picks since that off season have made the full jump …

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St. Louis Blues: August 30 in 30

by Paul Zwambag Aug 25, 2016, 4:43 pm

A combination of deft scouting and shrewd picks has enabled the Blues to remain competitive for a sustained period of time. For examples look no further than recent draftees Robby Fabbri and Colton Parayko. Both …

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San Jose Sharks - August 30 in 30

by Zachary DeVine Aug 24, 2016, 8:00 am

  The San Jose Sharks prospect depth chart does not stack up against some of the recent rebuild efforts elsewhere in the NHL's Western Conference. A 14-win Stanley Cup Playoff run, a brilliant trade for a …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Jimmy Vesey

by Dobber Sports Aug 23, 2016, 3:59 pm

Jimmy Vesey, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-05-26 Hometown: North Reading, MA Drafted: 2012 by Nashville Predators, 66th Overall             Observations: August 2016 – On August 15th, Jimmy Vesey became an Unrestricted Free Agent after declining to ink an ELC with …

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Pittsburgh Penguins: August 30 in 30

by Mark Allan Aug 23, 2016, 8:34 am

The Penguins needed, and got, significant contributions from prospects en route to a Stanley Cup championship. A case could be made that netminder Matt Murray was Pittsburgh’s playoff MVP. Forwards Conor Sheary, Tom Kühnhackl and Bryan …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

John Gilmour

by Dobber Sports Aug 23, 2016, 7:35 am

John Gilmour, D Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 181 Born: 1993-05-17 Hometown:  Montreal, QC Drafted: 2014 by Calgary, 198th overall – Signed as a Free Agent with New York Rangers             Observations: August 2016 – Often overlooked in the Jimmy Vesey saga was the New …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Manuel Wiederer

by Zachary DeVine Aug 23, 2016, 7:14 am

Manuel Wiederer, C/RW Shoots: Right Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1996-11-21 Hometown: Deggendorf, Germany Drafted: 2016 by San Jose Sharks, 150th overall   Observations: August 2016 – The Sharks have had success reaching to mainland Europe to find key players. Manuel Wiederer has a …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Logan Brown

by Brad Phillips Aug 23, 2016, 6:40 am

Logan Brown Shoots: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 218 Born: 1998-03-05 Hometown:  Raleigh, NC Draft Eligible: 2016         Observations: August 2016 – Brown is the latest prospect from the 2016 draft class to sign his entry-level deal. He's a long shot to make the team …

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Prospect Ramblings: Top 10 Eastern Conference Impact Prospects for 2016-17

by Peter Harling Aug 23, 2016, 12:11 am

    Last week Zachary Devine posted the Top Ten Western Conference Impact Prospects to help you get ready for your fantasy hockey drafts which are coming up soon. This week I take a look at the …

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Ottawa Senators: August 30 in 30

by Peter Harling Aug 22, 2016, 7:43 pm

On the whole, the draft has not been a kind beast to the Senators this decade. While they have had a measure of success in unearthing potential gems in the later rounds, a number of …

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Prospect Ramblings - NHL faring of Hobey Baker Winners

by Peter Harling Aug 21, 2016, 11:12 pm

Big news in the hockey world is hard to come by this time of year, and as a result we have all likely had enough of the now-finalized Jimmy Vesey soap opera. Congratulations to the …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nick Seeler

by Edric Aug 21, 2016, 8:03 pm

  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: August 2016 – Look for Nick Seeler to compete for a plum spot on the Iowa roster. Last season he made …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Alex Gudbranson

by Edric Aug 21, 2016, 7:57 pm

Alex Gudbranson, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 214 Born: 09-03-1994 Hometown: Orleans, Ontario Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: August 2016 – Alex Gudbranson will enter the upcoming training camp trying his utmost not to blend into the scenery, a common occurrence among ‘stay at …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Kirill Kaprizov

by Edric Aug 21, 2016, 7:56 pm

  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 2016 – Should his recent success be a sign of things to come, expect the Minnesota Wild to make …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Mario Lucia

by Edric Aug 21, 2016, 7:54 pm

Mario Lucia, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-08-25 Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA Drafted: 2011 by Minnesota Wild, 60th Overall     Observations: August 2016 – Lucia faired reasonably well in his first taste of professional hockey having mustered four points in nine …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Ben Thomas

by Max Marko Aug 21, 2016, 12:06 pm

    Ben Thomas, D   Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-05-28 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 119th overall     Observations:   August 2016 - Ben Thomas will be starting his first full AHL season this year after a …

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Ryan Zuhlsdorf

by Max Marko Aug 21, 2016, 11:32 am

    Ryan Zuhlsdorf, D   Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-07-01 Hometown: Edina, MN Drafted: 2015 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 150th overall     Observations:   August 2016 - Ryan Zuhlsdorf is a small, skilled, quick, and offensively minded defender looking to make a …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Mathieu Joseph

by Max Marko Aug 21, 2016, 10:31 am

    Mathieu Joseph, RW   Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Born: 1997-02-09 Hometown: Chambly, QC, Canada Drafted: 2015 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 120th overall     Observations:   August 2016 - Mathieu Joseph will be trying to make the NHL squad this fall after a …

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Prospect Ramblings: Of signings and soap operas (Aug. 20)

by Mark Allan Aug 20, 2016, 3:00 pm

You'd be celebrating like Sean Monahan if you just signed a seven-year, $44.625-million contract. The deal for the 21-year-old Calgary star offers hope to other young prospects that they too might be millionaires not long …

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New York Rangers: August 30 in 30

by Mark Allan Aug 20, 2016, 7:35 am

  The New York Rangers partially compensated Friday for trading their past four first-round draft picks by signing prized free agent Jimmy Vesey. Inking a two-year, entry-level contract worth a total of $1.85 million and bearing an …

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Prospect Ramblings: Vesey donning an NY blue shirt

by David McDonald Aug 20, 2016, 6:52 am

The New York Rangers eventually prevailed in the much-hyped Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes.   Welcome back to my Prospect Ramblings column! This week I look at the merciful end of the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes, as well as at …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Dylan Demelo

by Zachary DeVine Aug 19, 2016, 6:22 pm

Dylan Demelo, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 194 Born: 1993-05-01 Hometown: London, ON, CAN Drafted: 2011 round 6 #179 by San Jose Sharks         Observations: August 2016 - DeMelo finally got a taste of the NHL last year. After years of grooming by …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Matt Tennyson

by Peter Harling Aug 19, 2016, 6:14 pm

Matt Tennyson, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1990-4-23 Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Drafted: Signed as Free Agent           Observations: August 2016 - Matt Tennyson has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent. The Canes are steeped in defensive prospects and …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Jeremy Morin

by Peter Harling Aug 19, 2016, 6:06 pm

Jeremy Morin, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1991-4-16 Hometown: Auburn, NY Drafted: 2009 2nd round 45th overall – Atlanta Thrashers           Observations: August 2016 - Jeremy Morin signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent in July and will …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Jon Martin

by Zachary DeVine Aug 19, 2016, 5:56 pm

JONATHON MARTIN, C/RW Shoots: Right Height: 6-01 Weight: 212 Born: 1995-08-23 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with San Jose Sharks   Observations: August 2016 – Jonathon Martin was signed as a free agent by the Sharks on March …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Filip Hronek

by bigjoehighgate Aug 19, 2016, 2:21 pm

          Filip Hronek, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 163 Born: 1997-11-02 Hometown: Hradec Kralove, CZE Drafted: 2016 by Detroit 53rd overall           Observations: Detroit’s second-round pick signed an entry-level contract after the 18-year-old played with hometown the HC Hradec Kralove U20 team the past …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Robbie Russo

by bigjoehighgate Aug 19, 2016, 1:58 pm

      Robbie Russo, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1993-02-15 Hometown: Westmont, Ill., USA Draft: Signed as free agent by Detroit in 2015               Observations: August 2016 - The new kid on the block in Grand Rapids is pushing his way to the …

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New York Islanders: August 30 in 30

by Peter Harling Aug 19, 2016, 7:00 am

The Islanders continue to boast one of the best prospect pools in the league. The talent they have up front is unparalleled, with the possible exception of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The impressive part about …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Colin Blackwell

by Zachary DeVine Aug 18, 2016, 4:53 pm

Colin Blackwell, Center Shoots: Right Height: 5-09 Weight: 190 Born: 1993-03-28 Hometown: North Andover, MA, USA Drafted: 2011 7th Round, San Jose (#194 overall)   August 2016 - Blackwell completed four years at Harvard and has signed with the San Jose Sharks. Blackwell …

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Prospect Ramblings: Hlinka Wrap-Up and dynasty rookie draft strategy (Aug 18)

by Paul Zwambag Aug 18, 2016, 3:31 pm

Ivan Hlinka Memorial wrap-up, introducing our DobberProspect Fantasy Hockey League and dynasty rookie draft strategy…   The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (U-18) has wrapped up. The host country, Czech Republic, have won Gold for the first time, …

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New Jersey Devils: August 30 in 30

by marcobombino Aug 18, 2016, 3:12 pm

The Devils are currently lacking some high end talent in the prospect pool. However, they did add six forwards in this year's draft and addressed the need to improve that position. The organization does have …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Joachim Blichfeld

by Zachary DeVine Aug 17, 2016, 7:38 pm

Joachim Blichfeld, LW/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 176 Born: 1998-07-17 Hometown: Frederikshavn, Denmark Drafted: 7th round 2016 by San Jose (210th overall)         Obersvations: August 2016 - Blichfeld was the penultimate pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft but the Sharks track record …

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Nashville Predators - August 30 in 30

by Donesh Mazloum Aug 17, 2016, 9:43 am

The Nashville Predators continue to show an ability to retool on the fly as they have a solid set of prospects despite being a consistent contender in the Central division. The Predators average first pick …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Martin Reway

by Eric Daoust Aug 17, 2016, 4:35 am

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:   August 2016: In preparation for the upcoming season, Reway posted a pair of video's to his twitter page of some …

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Prospect Ramblings: Top 10 Western Conference Impact Prospects for 2016-17

by Zachary DeVine Aug 16, 2016, 8:49 pm

The Western Conference has its share of young talent. Not quite as much as the East, which boasts some teams in some state of a Shana-plan style rebuild but the prospects ready to make the …

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Montreal Canadiens: August 30 in 30

by Mike Barrett Aug 16, 2016, 11:53 am

  When Charlie Lindgren joined the team out of college near season's end, it was just viewed as a logical move for a club that had a serious lack of depth in goal. But, when General …

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Prospect Ramblings - Impacting the NHL and Fantasy Lineups

by Mike Drover Aug 15, 2016, 9:38 pm

Happy Monday folks! I’d like to start off by saying that this is a big milestone for me personally. I’ve been an avid fantasy hockey player, sports fan and Dobber ramblings reader for several years …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Jaedon Descheneau

by sullydraftgeek Aug 15, 2016, 9:00 pm

Jaedon Descheneau, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 192 Born: 1995-02-22 Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN Drafted: 5th round 2014 by St. Louis (124th overall)     Observations: August 2016 – The former 5th round pick of the St.Louis Blues, Jaedon Descheneau came into his 20 …

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Minnesota Wild: August 30 in 30

by Edric Aug 15, 2016, 7:00 am

  The key takeaway from the recent developments in the Minnesota Wild system: Help is on the way. The Minnesota Wild is angling to put a cork in all the heartache and disappointment that they’ve been mired …

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Prospect Ramblings - Rising prospects from our scouts (August 14 2016)

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 14, 2016, 10:18 am

Reviewing our scouts' rising prospect picks from each team in our 30-in-30 series in this Sunday Ramblings... *** If you've been following our August 30-in-30 series so far (click here for a full list of articles), you'll …

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L.A. Kings: August 30 in 30

by Philip Aug 14, 2016, 4:00 am

  The Kings are no longer considered one of the top prospect teams, but much of that is due to the success of the big club and prospects and picks that were traded in an attempt …

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Prospect Ramblings: Opportunities, competition for young Penguins (Aug. 13)

by Mark Allan Aug 13, 2016, 5:45 pm

Matt Murray is the hottest young goaltending prospect in the NHL.   Successfully defending a Stanley Cup championship is harder than it’s ever been since the NHL instituted a salary cap. The Pittsburgh Penguins, however, are positioned to …

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Florida Panthers: August 30 in 30

by Mark Allan Aug 13, 2016, 4:54 am

    The Florida Panthers have a prospect pool with some incredible talent, with a few of them ready to take the next step to the NHL. The Panthers had a great season in 2015/16, capturing the Atlantic …

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Edmonton Oilers: August 30 in 30

by sullydraftgeek Aug 12, 2016, 12:47 am

Over the past two drafts the Edmonton Oilers have done a good job of replenishing their prospect pool and drafting players who have higher ceilings. Outside of all those #1 picks they have drafted solid …

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Prospect Ramblings: Ivan Hlinka Tournament Round-Robin Roundup (Aug 11)

by Paul Zwambag Aug 11, 2016, 4:58 pm

The round-robin of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (U18) have wrapped up. The semi-finals will be played on Friday. Below is a quick round up of the group standings, the overall medal leaders in the …

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Detroit Red Wings: August 30 in 30

by bigjoehighgate Aug 11, 2016, 3:02 pm

The Red Wings prospect system is continually one of the strongest in the league with many players ready to take the next step to the NHL. Well stocked in all areas, the Wings will need …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Jakob Chychrun

by Dean Youngblood Aug 11, 2016, 12:43 am

Jakob Chychrun, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Born: 1998-03-31 Hometown: Boca Raton, FL, USA Drafted 16th overall in 2016 by the Arizona Coyotes             Observations: August 2016- After a very strong rookie development camp with the Coyotes in July, Jakob Chychrun was …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Alexandre Grenier

by Austin Wallace Aug 11, 2016, 12:04 am

Alexandre Grenier, RW Shoots:R Height: 6-5 Weight: 200 Born: 1991-05-09 Hometown: Laval, Quebec Drafted: 2011 by Vancouver, 90th overall           Observations: August 2016 - Vancouver extended Grenier to the tune of a one-year two-way contract. The soon-to-be 25-year-old is a classic late bloomer who …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Brendan Gaunce

by Cam Robinson Aug 11, 2016, 12:03 am

Brendan Gaunce, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1994-03-25 Hometown: Markham, Ontario Drafted: 2012 by Vancouver Canucks, 26th Overall           Observations: August 2016 - Gaunce took major strides in his development last season. The former first round selection returned for his second …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Darren Archibald

by Cam Robinson Aug 11, 2016, 12:02 am

Darren Archibald, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 212 Born: 1990-02-09 Hometown Newmarket, ON Drafted: Signed as Free Agent           Observations: August 2016 - Archibald signed a one-year agreement with the AHL's Utica Comets. The pugnacious winger produced 10 goals and 19 points to …