Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Oct 26, 2017, 4:47 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: Oct 2017 - Due to early season chemistry with Jankowski and the demoted Hathaway, Mangiapane finds himself leading the Heat …

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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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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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DobberProspects Radio

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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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Emil Bemstrom

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 18, 2017, 12:42 pm

Emil Bemström, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 176 Born: 1999-06-01 Hometown: Nyköping, SWE Drafted: 117th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 draft Observations:   December 2017 - After tearing up the SuperElite league with 11 goals and 10 assists in 16 …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Alex Texier

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 18, 2017, 12:19 pm

Alexandre Texier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1999-09-13 Hometown:  Grenoble, FRA Drafted: 45th overall in the second round of the 2017 draft             Observations: December 2017 - Playing five contests for France's WJC-20 D1A squad Texier has excelled with four assists, …

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Staff

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby

by Pat Quinn Dec 18, 2017, 6:30 am

  Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-02-10 Hometown:  Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 2016 Round 5, 147th overall           Observations: December 2017 – AJF has been named to Sweden’s World Junior 2018 roster for the first time as he has improved his …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Max Gildon

by Jokke Nevalainen Dec 17, 2017, 10:58 pm

Max Gildon, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 192 Born: 1999-05-17 Hometown: Plano, TX, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2017 66th overall FLO Observations: December 2017 – Max Gildon is an offense-minded defenseman who is having a very strong start to his NCAA career …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

C.J. Smith

by Max Marko Dec 17, 2017, 10:51 pm

      C.J. Smith, LW   Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-12-01 Hometown: Des Moines, IA, USA Drafted: Undrafted   Observations:   December 2017 - Things may not be going so swell at the highest level for the Sabres but in the minor ranks there has …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Casey Mittelstadt

by Peter Harling Dec 17, 2017, 10:51 pm

  Casey Mittelstadt, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-11-22 Hometown:  Eden Prairie, MN, USA Drafted: 1st round 2017 8th overall BUF Observations:  December 2017 - It's been a bit of a mixed campaign for Buffalo's latest first rounder, flashing highlight reel …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Andreas Borgman

by Brian Harling Dec 17, 2017, 4:55 pm

Andreas Borgman, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Born: 1995-06-18 Hometown:  Stockholm, Sweden Drafted: Signed as Free Agent – Toronto Maple Leafs             Observations: December 2017 - Borgman has secured a solid spot on the Leafs D this year, at 22 he is …

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Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Joshua Mahura

by Lucas Main Dec 17, 2017, 4:51 pm

  Joshua Mahura, D Shoots: Left Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-05-05 Hometown: St. Albert, AB, CAN Drafted: 2016 round 3 #85 overall by Anaheim Ducks   Observations: December 2017 – Averaging over a point-per-game so far this season for the Pats (11 goals and …

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Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Andy Welinski

by Lucas Main Dec 17, 2017, 4:50 pm

Andy Welinski, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Born: 1993-04-27 Hometown: Duluth, MN Drafted: 2011 by Anaheim, 83rd overall           Observations: December 2017 – With the trade of Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm re-aggravating his shoulder, Welinski has been called up to the …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Dmytro Timashov

by Brian Harling Dec 17, 2017, 4:35 pm

Dmytro Timashov, RW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-10-01 Hometown: Kirovograd, UKR Drafted: 2015 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 125th Overall Observations: Timashov is having a solid second season with the Marlies on the first year of his entry level contract. He …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Carl Grundstrom

by Brian Harling Dec 17, 2017, 4:30 pm

Carl Grundstrom, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 194 Born: 1997-12-01 Hometown:  Umea, Sweden Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 57th Overall             Observations: December 2017 - Grundstrom was very impressive closing out the season last year with the Marlies.  In six playoff games he …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Nikita Korostelev

by Brian Harling Dec 17, 2017, 4:30 pm

  Nikita Korostelev, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 Born: 1997-02-08 Hometown: Moskva, RUS Drafted: 2015 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 185th Overall         Observations: December 2017 - Korostelev is now in his last overage season with the Peterborugh Petes. He has not progressed the …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Lucas Johansen

by Pat Quinn Dec 17, 2017, 8:00 am

  Lucas Johansen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 176 Born: 1997-11-16 Hometown:  Port Moody, BC, CAN Drafted: Washington, 28th overall 2016           Observations: December 2017 - Johansen has been playing extremely well for a Bears team hat is struggling to score as of late. …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings - Team Canada final roster

by Hayden Soboleski Dec 17, 2017, 6:00 am

*** We've been teased all week with waves of roster cuts, but we finally know the Team Canada composition for the upcoming WJC. This is a good time to scoop up some players who will see …

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Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Nick Merkley

by Keith Duggan Dec 16, 2017, 6:50 pm

  Nick Merkley, RC Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-05-23 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Arizona Coyotes, 30th overall       Observations: December 2017- The Coyotes have recalled Merkley from the AHL. He currently ranks second in goals and third in points …

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Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Tyler Steenbergen

by Keith Duggan Dec 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

    Tyler Steenbergen, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 188 Born: 1998-1-07 Hometown:  Sylvan Lake, Alberta Canada Drafted:2017 by Arizona Coyotes, fifth-round, 128th overall             Observations: December 2017- In the midst of a amazing offensive season, Steenbergen has now made Canada's squad for the 2018 …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Riley Barber

by Pat Quinn Dec 16, 2017, 4:00 pm

Riley Barber, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 Born: 1994-2-7 Hometown: Livonia, MI Drafted:  2012 by Washington Capitals, 167th Overall             Observations: December 2017 - Barber cannot buy a goal so far into this season for the Hershey Bears with five goals on …

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Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Jonas Siegenthaler

by Pat Quinn Dec 16, 2017, 3:40 pm

  Jonas Siegenthaler, D Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 Born: 1997-05-06 Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland Drafted: 2nd round 2015 by Washington, 57th overall         Observations: December 2017 - Siegenthaler is playing the steady mistake free defense you would expect out of him, along with not putting …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects, Staff

David Rittich

by Joel Henderson Dec 16, 2017, 3:25 pm

David Rittich, G Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 200 Born: 1992-08-19 Hometown: Jihlava, Czech Rep Drafted: Signed Free Agent, June 14, 2016.           **image from stocktonheat.com Observations: Dec 2017 - David Rittich has found success so far in the NHL. He's started two games and …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Adam Ollas Mattsson

by Kevin Won Dec 16, 2017, 3:20 pm

  Adam Ollas Mattsson, LD Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 214 Born: 1996-07-30 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 2014 by the Calgary Flames, 175th overall       Observations: Dec 2017 - It's tough to know what the timeline is for AOM. He hasn't been an everyday regular …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Garnet Hathaway

by Joel Henderson Dec 16, 2017, 3:12 pm

Garnet Hathaway, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 Born: 1991-11-23 Hometown: Kennebunkport, ME Drafted:  Undrafted, Signed contract April 12, 2015.        Observations: Dec 2017 - Hathaway had been called up due to an injury and there seemingly wasn't much reason to use him …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Tyler Wotherspoon

by Dobber Sports Dec 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

  Tyler Wotherspoon, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1993-03-12 Hometown: Surrey, BC, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Calgary, 57th overall           Observations: Dec 2017 - Wotherspoon is currently having his best fantasy season in the AHL (3g, 13a, in 24 games). Flames have …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Matthew Tkachuk

by Mark Allan Dec 16, 2017, 2:35 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: Dec 2017 - There are two questions in evaluating the ceiling of Tkachuk. 1. Has he been an option for top line …

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Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Conor Timmins

by Hayden Soboleski Dec 16, 2017, 11:45 am

Conor Timmins, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1998-09-18 Hometown:  Thorold, ON, Canada Drafted: 2nd round 2017 32nd overall by COL           Observations: December 2017 - Timmins has survived the cuts and made Team Canada for the WJC - he projects as …

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Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Cale Makar

by Hayden Soboleski Dec 16, 2017, 11:05 am

  Cale Makar, Defence Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-10-30 Hometown:  Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 4th overall COL Observations: December 2017 - Makar has made Team Canada. He currently projects as a third-pairing d-man on the stacked back end, …

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Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Victor Mete

by Mike Barrett Dec 15, 2017, 3:00 pm

Victor Mete, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-06-07 Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: Montreal, 100th overall 2016           Observations: December 2017 - After slowly sliding down the depth chart over the last few weeks due to less efficient play and the presence …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Zack MacEwen

by Peter Harling Dec 15, 2017, 1:23 pm

  Zack MacEwen, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 205 Born: 1996-07-08 Hometown:  Charlottetown, PE, CAN Drafted: Undrafted, signed as a free agent by Vancouver Observations: December 2017 - The 21-year-old power winger has adjusted well in his first year of professional hockey. The …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: First Wave of WJC Cuts and Breaking Down Pool B

by Cam Robinson Dec 15, 2017, 9:01 am

                        Andrei Svechnikov, Elias Pettersson and Filip Chytil Highlight Pool B   The Canadian Junior team has had a challenging start to their camp. Wednesday night …

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Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects, Staff

Cooper Marody

by brennenyork Dec 15, 2017, 8:47 am

Cooper Marody, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-00 Weight: 179 Born: 1996-12-20 Hometown:  Brighton, MI Drafted: 2015 by Philadelphia Flyers, 158th Overall             Observations: December 2017 – Cooper Marody has taken off on the scoresheet much like a bat out of hell and it shows as …

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Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Tanner Laczynski

by brennenyork Dec 15, 2017, 8:30 am

Tanner Laczynski, C Shoots: R Height: 6-00 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-06-01 Hometown: Shorewood, IL Drafted: 169th in 2016           Observations: December 2017 – Tanner Laczynski is continuing to build steam during his second season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, as he has 23 points in …

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Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Nolan Patrick

by Edric Dec 15, 2017, 8:11 am

  Nolan Patrick, C Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 198 Born: 1998-09-19 Hometown:  Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 2nd overall PHI           Observations: December 2017 – With Nolan Patrick’s recent struggles in adapting to the NHL, it is easy for people to panic. At …

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Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Samuel Morin

by Edric Dec 15, 2017, 7:35 am

  Samuel Morin, D Shoots: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 203 Born: 1995-07-12 Hometown: St-Henri, PQ, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Philadelphia Flyers, 11th Overall   Observations: December 2017 - Samuel Morin is back in the AHL after a two game stint with the Flyers and it appears …

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Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Alex Lyon

by Edric Dec 15, 2017, 7:00 am

Alex Lyon, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1992-12-09 Hometown:  Baudette, MN, USA Drafted: Undrafted Free Agent Signing - 2016-04-05             Observations: December 2017 - Despite being with the big club for more than a week, Flyers goalie Alex Lyon remains idle while Michal …

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Feature Story

USHL Update: It's Fargo's offense vs. Tri-City's defense and goaltending

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 15, 2017, 1:00 am

  As the USHL campaign nears its midway point, several teams have separated from the pack. Most notably the Fargo Force have been just that through 23 games, a force atop the Western Conference at 15-6-1-1 …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Kevin Stenlund

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 2:30 pm

Kevin Stenlund, C Shoots: R Height: 6-04 Weight: 201 Born: 1996-09-20 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Drafted: 58th overall in the second round of the 2015 draft             Observations: December 2017 - After recovering from his early campaign injuries, Stenlund is starting to find the physical …

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Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Jonny Brodzinski

by Jamie Dec 14, 2017, 11:59 am

  Jonny Brodzinski, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-06-19 Hometown: Blaine, MN, USA Drafted: 2013 by Los Angeles Kings, 148th overall         Observations:   December 2017 - Following his NHL debut late last season, Jonny has since spent time in the NHL and …

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New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Nico Hischier

by grantfrey Dec 14, 2017, 11:54 am

  Nico Hischier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1999-01-04 Hometown:  Naters, SUI Drafted: 1st round 2017 (1st overall)           Observations: Dec 2017 - With over a third of the season over Nico Hischier has lived up to the lofty expectations of him. …

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New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Michael McLeod

by grantfrey Dec 14, 2017, 11:52 am

  Michael McLeod, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Born: 1998-02-03 Hometown:  Mississauga, ON Drafted: New Jersey, 12th overall 2016     Observations: Since returning from injury McLeod has been off to a slow start with the Mississauga Steelheads. However, Devils fans should expect a …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Henri Jokiharju

by Cam Robinson Dec 14, 2017, 11:50 am

  Henri Jokiharju, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 176 Born: 1999-06-17 Hometown: Oulu, FIN Drafted: 1st round 2017 29th overall CHI             Observations: December 2017- Jokiharju has looked great playing with Portland of the WHL and has received an invite to the Finish world …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Matthew Highmore

by Tony Carr Dec 14, 2017, 11:47 am

Matthew Highmore, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-02-27 Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Signed as free agent March 2, 2017 Observations: December 2017- Highmore continues his fast start, currently tied for second in rookie goal scoring in the AHL. The undrafted …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Michal Kempny

by Tony Carr Dec 14, 2017, 11:45 am

Michal Kempny, D Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 194 Born: 1990-09-08 Hometown:  Hodonin, Czech Republic Drafted: Undrafted             Observations: December 2017- Kempny remains in the NHL with Chicago but hasn’t seen action in a month. He will be fighting with Jordan Oesterle and Ville …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ville Pokka

by Tony Carr Dec 14, 2017, 11:44 am

Ville Pokka, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 206 Born: 1994-06-03 Hometown: Tornio, Finland Drafted: 2012 by the New York Islanders, 34th overall             Observations: December 2017- Pokka has been recalled from Rockford of the AHL because of an injury to Cody Franson. This …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Elvis Merzlikins

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 6:50 am

  Elvis Merzlikins, G Catches: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 187 Born: 1994-04-13 Hometown: Riga, LAT Drafted: 76th overall in the third round of the 2014 draft             Observations: December 2017 - Continuing as one of the top NLA goalies, Merzlikins has focused on being a …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects, Staff

Daniil Tarasov

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 6:40 am

Daniil Tarasov, G Catches: L Height: 6-04 Weight: 181 Born: 1999-03-27 Hometown: Novokuznetsk, RUS Drafted: 86th overall in the third round of the 2017 draft             Observations: December 2017 - Tarasov continues his solld run in the MHL with a 2.07 goals against average, …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Peter Quenneville

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 6:20 am

  Peter Quenneville, C Shoots: Right Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-03-09 Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN Drafted: 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets, 195th overall     Observations: December 2017 - This year has been a tough one for Quenneville. Having difficulty adjusting to the slower Czech game, …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings - Czech, Bears, MHL December 14 2017

by Pat Quinn Dec 14, 2017, 6:00 am

  Happy one month of prospect ramblings to me, I am still here. It calls for a celebratory song:   {youtube}ox2mpOiUUmc{/youtube}   *************   Big news for the Czech World Junior squad as the New York Rangers officially loaned Filip Chytil from …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Brycen Martin

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 5:50 am

Brycen Martin, LD Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-05-09 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Buffalo Sabres, 74th overall   Observations: December 2017 - Currently with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Martin has spent most of his professional hockey tenure in the ECHL …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Connor Hurley

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 5:40 am

Connor Hurley, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-09-15 Hometown: Eagan, MN, USA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabers, 38th Overall   Observations: December 2017 - After three years with the Irish, Hurley has transferred to the University of Minnesota. He will sit …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jason Kasdorf

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 14, 2017, 5:15 am

Jason Kasdorf, G Catches: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 175 Born: 1992-05-08 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 6th round 2011 by Winnipeg (157th overall)             Observations: December 2017 - Kasdorf currently serves in a crowded ECHL crease along with Anthony Peters and Jonas Johansson. Of …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings - Sam Steel, Carter Hart, Tanner Kaspick, etc (Dec 13, 2017)

by Joel Henderson Dec 13, 2017, 5:34 pm

  Rolling into some Team Canada talk for the WJC, here's a few ramblings of players I've been meaning to mention.  ---------------------- Ty Ronning (NYR, 7th Rd 2016) had a terrific night on Saturday, firing 6 shots on net, …

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