Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Sep 2, 2017, 12:40 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: Sept 2017 - Mangiapane had a good rookie season for Stockton. Whether he likes it or not, he will find …

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 …

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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 …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Tyler Motte

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 19, 2017, 9:20 pm

  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: September 2017 - Playing against the team that traded him away in this summer's blockbuster deal involving Artemi Panarin and Brandon …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Lukas Sedlak

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 19, 2017, 9:05 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: September 2017 - In a rough preseason opener for the Blue Jackets that saw them fall to Chicago 5-2, …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

David Kampf

by Tony Carr Sep 18, 2017, 9:33 pm

  David Kampf, F Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Born: 1995-01-12 Hometown: Chomutov, Czech Republic Drafted: undrafted, signed as FA May 2017 Observations: September 2017: Kampf follows in the Blackhawks tradition of highly skilled, unsigned European talent. Kampf is a strong skater …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Lucas Carlsson

by Tony Carr Sep 18, 2017, 9:29 pm

Lucas Carlsson, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1997-07-05 Hometown: Gavle, Sweden Drafted: Chicago- fourth round 2016, 110th overall Observations: September 2017-  Carlsson is another in a long line of great skating defenseman from Sweden. A very smart, efficient player, he …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Josh Anderson

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 18, 2017, 6:40 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: September 2017 - Anderson is among the first group of cuts from Avalanche training camp. He will spend the season …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Olli Juolevi

by Cam Robinson Sep 18, 2017, 5:00 pm

Olli Juolevi Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 183 Born: 1998-05-05 Hometown:  Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2016 by Vancouver Canucks, fifth overall             Observations: September 2017 - Juolevi has had something of an up and down camp and preseason thus far. The Canucks top defensive prospect …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Elias Pettersson

by Cam Robinson Sep 18, 2017, 4:51 pm

  Elias Pettersson, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 165 Born: 1998-11-12 Hometown:  Sundsvall, SWE Drafted: 1st round 2017 5th overall VAN           Observations: September 2017 - Pettersson has aclimated very quickly to the top tier in Sweden. Playing for Växjö HC in the Champions …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Petrus Palmu

by Cam Robinson Sep 18, 2017, 2:54 pm

  Petrus Palmu, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-7 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-07-16   Hometown: Joensuu, FIN Drafted: 6th round (181st overall) in 2017             Observations:   September 2017 - After suffering an early season knee injury that cost him two weeks of action, Palmu is healthy and …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Brock Boeser

by Cam Robinson Sep 18, 2017, 2:40 pm

Brock Boeser, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-02-25 Hometown: Burnsville, MN, USA Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 23rd overall       Observations: September 2017 - Boeser has continued right where he left off at the end of last season: scoring goals. The …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Nick Paul

by Brad Phillips Sep 17, 2017, 10:30 pm

  Nicholas Paul, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1995-03-20 Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 101st overall   Observations: September 2017 - Paul put together a pretty decent second AHL season with 15 goals and 36 points in 70 …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Francis Perron

by Brad Phillips Sep 17, 2017, 10:25 pm

  Francis Perron, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 178 Born: 1996-04-18 Hometown: Laval, QC, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Ottawa Senators 190th overall.             Observations: September 2017 - The 2015-16 QMJHL MVP received a rude awakening in his first year in pro hockey finding the back …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Cody Donaghey

by Brad Phillips Sep 17, 2017, 10:24 pm

  Cody Donaghey, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-05-10 Hometown: St. John’s, NL Drafted: Signed as Free Agent by Toronto, 2015             Observations: September 2017 - Donaghey had the best campaign of his junior hockey career but any enthusiasm should be tempered. Traded …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Chris Driedger

by Brad Phillips Sep 17, 2017, 10:23 pm

Chris Driedger, G Catches: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-05-18 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, Canada Drafted: 2012 by Ottawa, 76th overall     Observations: September 2017 - Driedger gets someone overlooked in Ottawa but he's doing his best to remedy that. His 2016-17 numbers dropped from …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nick Seeler

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:14 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: September 2017 - Leading your AHL team in penalty minutes usually doesn’t mean much unless it’s paired with decent production, which …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Pavel Jenys

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:12 pm

  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: September 2017 - Big centres are always needed on any team, and with two years to keep an eye …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Sam Anas

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:12 pm

    Sam Anas, C Shoots: R Height: 5-8 Weight: 161 Born: 1993-06-01 Hometown: Potomac, MD, USA Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: September 2017 - One of the oldest names in Minnesota’s system, Anas is in a contract year, and he will need to show significant improvement …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Carson Soucy

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:11 pm

  Carson Soucy, D Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 200 Born: 1994-07-24 Hometown: Irma, Alberta, Canada Drafted: 2013 by the Minnesota Wild, 137th overall             Observations: September 2017 - A big physical defenseman, Soucy is entering his first of two seasons with Iowa. His time …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nicholas Boka

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:10 pm

  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: September 2017 - Boka had a tough year in Michigan as the defensive defenseman saw his point totals decrease …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Dylan Labbe

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:08 pm

Dylan Labbe, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 189 Born: 1995-01-09 Hometown: St. Benjamin, Quebec Drafted:2014 by the Minnesota Wild, 107th overall           Observations: September 2017 - With just 33 games played between the AHL/ECHL, Dylan Labbe will need to really make a name …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Avery Peterson

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:06 pm

Avery Peterson, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-06-20 Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA Drafted: 2013 by the Minnesota Wild, 167th overall   Observations: September 2017 - After a poor 2015-16 season, Peterson bounced back relatively well with a 15 point campaign …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Jack Sadek

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:04 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:  September 2017 - Entering his junior year at the University of Minnesota, Jack Sadek will need to continue the improvement seen in his …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Chase Lang

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:02 pm

Chase Lang, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1996-09-13 Hometown: Nanaimo, BC, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Minnesota Wild, 167st overall           Observations: September 2017 - Lang spent much of the season injured, as he only managed to get into 13 games …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Kurtis Gabriel

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:01 pm

  Kurtis Gabriel, W Shoots: R Height: 6-04 Weight: 212 Born: 1993-01-01 Hometown: Newmarket, ON, CA Drafted: 2013 by Minnesota Wild, 81st overall             Observations: September 2017 - Another prospect who bounced between leagues, Gabriel got himself a 13 game stretch in the NHL registering an …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Adam Gilmour

by Dobber Sports Sep 17, 2017, 10:00 pm

Adam Gilmour, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 192 Born: 1994-01-29 Hometown: Hanover, Massachusetts, USA Drafted: 2012 by Minnesota, 98th overall     Observations: September 2017 - Gilmour spent his season split between Iowa and Quad City to varying levels of success. With 10 points …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Tomas Hyka

by Paul Zwambag Sep 17, 2017, 7:20 pm

Tomas Hyka, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 Born: 1993-03-23 Hometown: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic Drafted: 2012 by Los Angeles, 171st overall   Observations: September 2017 – Hyka had a pretty good Exhibition debut with the Golden Knights, scoring two goals in the 9-4 …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Tyler Wong

by Paul Zwambag Sep 17, 2017, 6:57 pm

Tyler Wong, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-6 Weight: 172 Born: 1996-02-28 Hometown: Airdrie, AB, CAN Drafted: Undrafted Observations: September 2017 – What a debut by Tyler Wong, in his first pre-season game Wong records the first Vegas Golden Knights hat trick. Wong finished …

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Prospect Ramblings: Rookies in Non-Keeper Pools

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 17, 2017, 5:00 am

Most of the discussion that happens on this site is directed towards fans playing long-term fantasy hockey - keeper and dynasty leagues that let you draft players that aren't NHL ready yet, and reward you …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Haydn Fleury

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 16, 2017, 1:30 pm

Haydn Fleury, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 198 Born: 1995-07-08 Hometown: Regina, SK Drafted: 2014 by Carolina Hurricanes, 7th overall           Observations: September 2017 - 2017-18 could be the year that Fleury cracks the Carolina lineup for the first time. After a solid …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

JT Compher

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 16, 2017, 1:20 pm

  JT Compher, LW/C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 178 Born: 1995-4-8 Hometown: Northbrook, IL Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 35th Overall     Observations: September 2017 - After 25 NHL games last season, Compher is on track to be a full-time NHLer this year. He …

Prospect - Graduates

Nikita Zadorov

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 16, 2017, 1:16 pm

  Nikita Zadorov, D Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 228 Born: 1994-05-15 Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 16th Overall           Observations: September 2017 - After a contract stand-off, Zadorov has signed a two-year deal in Colorado. He has officially earned …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Chris Bigras

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 16, 2017, 1:15 pm

  Chris Bigras, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 194 Born: 1995-02-22 Hometown: Orillia, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Colorado Avalanche, 32nd Overall     Observations: September 2017 - Bigras seems to back in form since last season's concussion. He appeared to be getting far-and-away the …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Julien Gauthier

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 16, 2017, 12:35 pm

Julien Gauthier, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 Born: 1997-10-15 Hometown: Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, CAN Drafted: 1st round in 2016 by Carolina, (21st overall)             Observations: September 2017 - In what will be a big year for Gauthier's development, the hulking winger will likely spend …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Nicolas Kerdiles

by Lucas Main Sep 15, 2017, 2:30 pm

  Nicolas Kerdiles, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 Born: 1994-01-11 Hometown: Irvine, CA, USA Drafted: 2012 by Anaheim Ducks, 36th overall   Observations: September 2017 – After recovering from a nasty concussion, Kerdiles stepped into the Gulls’ last 27 games and scored seven goals …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Alex Dostie

by Lucas Main Sep 15, 2017, 2:08 pm

  Alex Dostie, C Shoots: Left   Height: 5-10 Weight: 173 Born: 1997-04-13   Hometown: Drummondville, PQ, CA Drafted: 2016 Anaheim Ducks, 115th overall   Observations: September 2017 – In his final junior season, Dostie played 63 games and scored 30 goals with 71 points. During this …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Victor Ejdsell

by niko Sep 15, 2017, 1:23 pm

  Victor Ejdsell, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 Born: 1995-06-06 Hometown:  Karlstad, SWE Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: September 2017 – The 2016-17 Allsvenskan forward of the year and the most valuable player signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Nashville Predators. The …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Janne Juvonen

by niko Sep 15, 2017, 11:58 am

  Janne Juvonen, G Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1994-10-03 Hometown: Kiihtelysvaara, Finland Drafted: 2013 by the Nashville Predators, 203rd Overall   Observations: September 2017 — Nashville drafted Juvonen in 2013. His rights with the Predators expired Aug. 15, making him a UFA. …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Matt Grzelcyk

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 11:35 am

  Matt Grzelcyk, D Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 172 Born: 1994-01-05 Hometown: Charlestown, MA Drafted: 2012 by Boston Bruins, 85th overall           Observations: September 2017 – When the Bruins’ head office compares you to Torey Krug, you're doing something right. That's exactly the case …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Marek Mazanec

by niko Sep 15, 2017, 11:07 am

  Marek Mazanec, G Catches: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 187 Born: 1991-07-18   Hometown: Ceske Budejovice, CZE Drafted: 2012 by Nashville Predators, 179th Overall   Observations: September 2017 — Mazanec and the Predators mutually agreed to void the one-year contract they agreed on July 21. The …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Rob O'Gara

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 10:17 am

  Rob O’Gara, D Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-7-6 Hometown: Nesconset, NY Drafted: 151 Overall – Boston - 2011   Observations September 2017 – O'Gara is likely destined for another full season with the Providence Bruins. O'Gara, though a relatively solid defender, …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jake DeBrusk

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 10:09 am

  Jake DeBrusk, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 183 Born: 1996-11-04 Hometown: Crookston, MN, USA Drafted: 2015 by Boston Bruins, 14th overall         Observations: September 2017 – Former first-rounder DeBrusk potted a rookie tournament goal that was assisted by Zach Senyshyn and Jakob Zboril. …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Daniel Vladar

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 10:01 am

  Daniel Vladar, G Catches: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 185 Born: 1997-08-20 Hometown: Praha, CZE Drafted: 3rd round, 2015, Boston, 75th overall.         Observations: September 2017 – Vladar will look to impress coming into camp this year. The young Czech had a bit of …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Peter Cehlárik

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 9:55 am

  Peter Cehlárik, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 198 Born: 1995-08-02 Hometown: Zilina, SVK Drafted: 2013 by Boston Bruins, 90th Overall   Observations: September 2017 – Cehlárik is ready for the start of training camp after off-season shoulder surgery put his availability in doubt. …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Sean Kuraly

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 9:43 am

Sean Kuraly, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-01-20 Hometown: Dublin, OH, USA Drafted: 2011 round 5 #133 by San Jose Sharks           Observations: September 2017 – Kuraly made a name for himself last spring during Game Five of the Boston/Ottawa series, …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jesse Gabrielle

by Mike Drover Sep 15, 2017, 9:21 am

  Jesse Gabrielle, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 214 Born: 1997-06-17 Hometown:  Moosomin, SASK Drafted: 4th Round – #105 Overall  – Boston - 2015           Observations: September 2017 – Gabrielle really stood out in the prospects challenge. He was all over the ice providing …

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Prospect Ramblings: Big Skill in Small Packages

by Cam Robinson Sep 14, 2017, 10:05 pm

    Here’s a fun little anecdote: Back in the 1970’s my uncle was invited to the New York Rangers training camp. He was a speedy, skilled and hard-nosed winger who put up some big point totals. …

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DobberProspects Radio CHL Fantasy Hockey Patron League

by Peter Harling Sep 14, 2017, 11:58 am

Welcome to the inaugural season of the DPR   Fantasy League (DPRFL) The CHL season begins September 21st with games in the OHL and QMJHL and this is the best (and only) CHL fantasy league. The League …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Jason Dickinson

by mjk121882 Sep 14, 2017, 11:30 am

Jason Dickinson, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1995-07-04 Hometown: Halton, ON Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 29th Overall   Observations: September 2017 – Entering camp, Dickinson has an outside chance of making the team. It will entirely depend on the injury …

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Brian Pinho

by Pat Quinn Sep 14, 2017, 11:11 am

Brian Pinho, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 Born: 1995-05-01 Hometown:  North Andover, MA, USA Drafted: 2013 Round 6, 174th overall             Observations: September 2017 –The 2013 sixth round pick has been improving every year for the Capitals in Providence College, with seasons …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Hampus Gustafsson

by Pat Quinn Sep 14, 2017, 10:10 am

Hampus Gustafsson, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-10-26 Hometown:  Ljungby, SWE Drafted: Free Agent signing (March 2017)             Observations: September 2017 – After four seasons in the NCAA for Merrimack College, Gustafsson signed an AHL deal for the remainder of the …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Travis Boyd

by Pat Quinn Sep 14, 2017, 9:00 am

Travis Boyd, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-09-14 Hometown:  Edina, MN Drafted: 6th round 2011 (117th overall)             Observations: September 2017 - So how good was Boyd's 2016-2017 season, well all he did was finish tied for sixth in points overall …