Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Nov 11, 2016, 12:33 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: Nov 2016: His early success has come from being placed on a line with vets, as well as receiving early …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Anthony Mantha

by Dobber Sports Oct 14, 2016, 10:33 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: October 2016 – The towering forward was one of the last cuts off the Red Wings' roster and will have …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Oct 6, 2016, 8:00 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: Oct 2016 - Mason was assigned to Stockton Sept 28th and will most likely play a majority of the …

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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 …

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 …

St. Louis Blues 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 …

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="http://ap.lijit.com/www/delivery/fpi.js?z=199099&u=dobbersports&width=300&height=250"></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 …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Christian Fischer

by Keith Duggan Jan 22, 2017, 1:24 am

  Christian Fischer, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 212 Born: 1997-04-14 Hometown: Wayne, IL, USA Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, 32nd overall, Arizona       Observations: January 2017- After being on a torrid pace in Tucson and just days after being named to the AHL All-Star …

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Prospect Ramblings: Capuano firing could affect young Islanders (Jan. 21)

by Mark Allan Jan 21, 2017, 5:17 pm

Jean-Francois Berube, who starts for the Islanders today, will get more playing time with Jaroslav Halak in the AHL, and could get even more starts depending on who will coach the team.   Interim head coach Doug …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Spencer Martin

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 21, 2017, 12:06 pm

  Spencer Martin, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 198 Born: 1995-05-08 Hometown: Oakville, ON, CA Drafted: 63rd overall 2013 by Colorado       Observations: January 2017 - As a groin injury troubles Varlamov, Martin has been called up to the Avalanche. He will serve as …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Frank Vatrano

by Mike Drover Jan 21, 2017, 9:46 am

  Frank Vatrano, C Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 201 Born: 1994-03-14 Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA Drafted: Undrafted   Observations: January 2017 - Vatrano has been bumped up to the top line. The talented young winger scored twice playing with Marchand and Bergeron earlier this …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Kale Clague

by Philip Jan 20, 2017, 4:02 pm

      Kale Clague, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-06-05 Hometown: Lloydminster, AB Drafted: 2nd round 2016 (51st overall)   Observations: January 2016 - The offensive defenseman has shown continued improvement to his game with 23 points in 27 games (0.85 points per …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Joshua Leivo

by Jason Banks Jan 20, 2017, 11:50 am

Joshua Leivo, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-05-26 Hometown: Innisfil, ON Drafted: 2011 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 86th Overall         Observations:   January 2017 – It’s not a good season to be a Maple Leaf roster extra, as Leivo has only dressed in …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Pontus Aberg

by niko Jan 20, 2017, 9:14 am

  Pontus Aberg, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 196 Born: 1993-09-23 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden 2012 round 2 #37 overall by Nashville Predators     Observations:   January 2017 – Åberg has been splitting time this season with the Predators and the Admirals. He has been good …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Dante Fabbro

by niko Jan 20, 2017, 8:58 am

  Dante Fabbro, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-06-20 Hometown:  New Westminster, BC, CAN Drafted: Nashville, 17th overall 2016   Observations: January 2017 – Fabbro is playing his first season with Boston University in the NCAA. In 18 games, he has three …

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Prospect Ramblings: Interesting AHL Recalls and a Waiver Claim (Jan 19)

by Paul Zwambag Jan 19, 2017, 12:10 pm

There has been some interesting player movement the past couple of days from AHL to NHL. Below are a few situations that I am keeping an eye on for now and the rest of the …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Tyler Moy

by Paul Zwambag Jan 19, 2017, 12:00 pm

Tyler Moy, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 194 Born: 1995-07-18 Hometown:  La Jolla, CA, USA Drafted: 6th round 2015 (175th overall)         Observations: January 2017 — In the final year of his NHL Entry Draft eligibility, Tyler Moy was drafted by the Nashville …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

German Rubtsov

by Edric Jan 19, 2017, 1:05 am

German Rubtsov, C Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 174 Born: 1998-06-27 Hometown:  Chekhov, RUS Drafted: 2016 Draft Eligible           Observations: January 2017 - Rubtsov has elected to leave the Russia to better acquaint himself with the North American take on hockey with the Chicoutimi …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Anthony Stolarz

by Edric Jan 18, 2017, 11:55 pm

Anthony Stolarz, G Catches:  L Height: 6-6 Weight: 201 Born: 1994-01-20 Hometown: Jackson, NJ Drafted: 2012 by Philadelphia Flyers, 45th Overall             Observations: January 2017 - Despite recently being sent down to the minors, Anthony Stolarz may still generate some interest in the upcoming …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Carter Hart

by Edric Jan 18, 2017, 11:30 pm

Carter Hart, G Catches: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 170 Born: 1998-08-13 Hometown:  Edmonton, AB, CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2016 (48th overall) 2016 by Philidelphia             Observations: January  2017 - Carter Hart's showing in the finals at the World Juniors shouldn't take much away from him, …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Taylor Leier

by Edric Jan 18, 2017, 11:20 pm

Taylor Leier, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 176 Born: 1994-02-15 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Drafted: 2012 by Philadelphia Flyers, 117th Overall   Observations: January 2017 – Taylor Leier hit the ground running this year in Lehigh Valley with 20 points in 21 games, but …

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SHL Update: January

by Brad Phillips Jan 18, 2017, 9:00 pm

Thanks to a wealth of homegrown talent, Team Sweden absolutely dominated Group A at the 2017 WJHC going 4-0 with a plus-12 goal differential. They followed up the preliminary round with an 8-3 whitewashing of …

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Liiga Prospect Report

by niko Jan 18, 2017, 8:04 pm

The 2017 World Junior Championship tournament didn’t go according to plan for Team Finland. It was the first time that a defending champion had to play in the relegation round in this tournament. The Finns …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Jack Roslovic

by daviddickenson Jan 18, 2017, 8:02 pm

Jack Roslovic, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-29 Hometown: Columbus, OH, USA Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 25th overall         Observations: January 2017 – Roslovic made the big leap this season to the pro game, joining the Jets AHL-affiliate Manitoba Moose …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Erik Foley

by daviddickenson Jan 18, 2017, 8:00 pm

  Erik Foley, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1997-06-30 Hometown: Mansfield, MA Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 78th overall           Observations: January 2017 – Foley managed to earn himself a spot on the American’s gold medal winning 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships. …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Dan DeSalvo

by daviddickenson Jan 18, 2017, 7:50 pm

  Dan DeSalvo, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-8 Weight: 172 Born: 1992-03-06 Hometown:  Rolling Meadows, IL Drafted: Undrafted Observations: January 2017 – DeSalvo has been a classic late bloomer since signing with the Jets AHL-affiliate the Manitoba Moose in 2015-16. The graduate of Bowling …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Luke Green

by daviddickenson Jan 18, 2017, 7:45 pm

Luke Green, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 Born: 1998-01-12 Hometown:  Bedford, NS Drafted: 79th overall in the third round of the 2016 draft by Winnipeg Jets Observations: January 2017 – Green has been a fast riser this season in the Jets …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Casey Fitzgerald

by Peter Harling Jan 18, 2017, 7:07 pm

  Casey Fitzgerald, D   Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-02-25 Hometown: North Reading, MA, USA Drafted: 2016 by the Buffalo Sabres, 86th overall     Observations:   January 2016: Drafted one year after his first year of eligibility, Casey Fitzgerald has been showing scouts why …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Jack Walker

by Jason Banks Jan 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Jack Walker, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 Born: 1996-07-30 Hometown:  Edina, MN Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 152nd Overall   Observations:   January 2017 – The shifty undersized forward was finally selected by the Leafs in his third year of draft eligibility, …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Parker Wotherspoon

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:52 pm

    Parker   Wotherspoon, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 172 Born: 1997-08-24 Hometown: Surrey, BC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by New York Islanders, 112th overall       Observations: January 16, 2017 - Parker Wotherspoon is enjoying another nice season in the WHL for the Tri-City …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Anatoli Golyshev

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:47 pm

Anatoli Golyshev, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-08 Weight: 179 Born: 1995-02-14 Hometown:  Perm, RUS Drafted: 2016 by New York Islanders, 95th Overall Observations: January 2017 - Anatoli Golyshev was an interesting selection by the Islanders in the fourth round, but could be a …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Alan Quine

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:43 pm

    Alan Quine, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 188 Born: 1993-02-25 Hometown: Ottawa, ON Drafted 2011 by Detroit Red Wings, 85th Overall & 2013 by New York Islanders, 166th Overall             Observations: January 2017 - Alan Quine showed enough to Islanders management out of Training …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Mathew Barzal

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:40 pm

Mathew Barzal, RC Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-05-26 Hometown: Vancouver, BC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by the New York Islanders, 16th overall       Observations: January 2017 - Mathew Barzal once again showed why is he one of the best young prospects of …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Kieffer Bellows

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:36 pm

    Kieffer Bellows, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 194 Born: 1998-06-10 Hometown: Edina, MN, USA Drafted: 19th overall in 2016 by New York Islanders             Observations: January 2017 - Kieffer Bellows had a solid World Junior Tournament for the USA. Selected as an 18-year-old …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Mitchell Vande Sompel

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:31 pm

Mitchell Vande Sompel, LD Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-02-11 Hometown: London, ON, CAN Drafted: 2015 by New York Islanders, 82nd overall             Observations: January 2017 - Mitchell Vande Sompel has been acquired by his hometown London Knights of the OHL. The …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Adam Pelech

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:26 pm

  Adam Pelech, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 211 Born: 1994-08-16 Hometown: Toronto, ON Drafted: 2012 by New York Islanders, 65th Overall           Observations: January 2017 - Adam Pelech was called up in November 2016 and has since played a dozen games with the …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Ryan Pulock

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:23 pm

  Ryan Pulock, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 211 Born: 1994-10-06 Hometown: Grandview, MB Drafted: 2013 by New York Islanders, 15th Overall       Observations: January 2017 - Ryan Pulock has played one game for the big club this year, and unfortunately missed some time …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Devon Toews

by kevinpedersen Jan 18, 2017, 6:19 pm

  Devon Toews, D Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 174 Born: 1994-02-21 Hometown:  Abbotsford, BC Drafted: 2014 by New York Islanders, 108th Overall Observations: January 2017 -  Devon Toews is in his first season of Professional Hockey in the AHL for Bridgeport. A proven …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Jeremy Smith

by Jason Banks Jan 18, 2017, 5:00 pm

  Jeremy Smith, G Catches: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Born: 1989-04-13 Hometown: Dearborn, MI Drafted: 2007 by Nashville Predators, 54th Overall             Observations:   January 2017 – Smith Continues to play his role as a ‘super-sub’ in the AHL, this year for high flight rookie …

Prospect - Graduates

David Pastrnak

by Jason Banks Jan 18, 2017, 4:50 pm

    David Pastrnak, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 176 Born: 1996-05-25 Hometown: Havirov, CZE Drafted: 2014 by Boston Bruins, 25th Overall   Observations:   July 2017 – The explosive, Czech winger is now the Bruins top goal scoring threat on a tenacious and responsible top …

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Prospects Rambling: Patrick/Hischier Named CHL Top Prospects Captains and Tuesday's Action

by Kevin LeBlanc Jan 18, 2017, 1:28 pm

CHL Top Prospects Game Captains Named The CHL Top Prospects Game will take place on Monday, January 30th in Quebec City, matching the CHL's Top 40 draft-eligible prospects in a best on best format. The game …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Ivan Provorov

by Edric Jan 17, 2017, 11:50 pm

Ivan Provorov, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-01-13 Hometown: Yaroslavl, RUS Drafted:2015 by Philadelphia Flyers, 7th overall           Observations: January 2017 - Ivan Provorov is quietly finding his offensive game, and it shows with a pleasing 20 points through 46 games. …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Mikhail Maltsev

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 16, 2017, 8:15 pm

Maltsev, Mikhail – C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 205 Born: 1998-03-12 Hometown:  St. Petersburg, RUS Drafted: 102nd overall in the fourth round of the 2016 draft Observations: January 2017 – A sizable, physical, hard-working forward with scoring prowess who is adept …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Brett Seney

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 16, 2017, 8:12 pm

Seney, Brett, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-09 Weight: 170 Born: 1996-02-29 Hometown:  London, ON, CAN Drafted: 157th overall in the sixth round of the 2015 draft Observations: January 2017 – Seney, a diminutive Merrimack University forward possesses impressive puck handling skills and speed …

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January KHL Update - WJC Edition

by Pat Quinn Jan 16, 2017, 12:50 pm

    2017 World Junior Championship catch up for KHL players By now you should know Russia won bronze at the IIHF World Junior Championship over Sweden, and that was thanks to the strong performance of four key …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ryan Hartman

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:29 pm

  Ryan Hartman, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-09-20 Hometown: West Dundee, IL, USA Drafted: 2013 by Chicago Blackhawks, 30th Overall         Observations: January 2017- as a rookie in the NHL, Hartman seems comfortable enough to play his game and is making …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Chad Krys

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:28 pm

Chad Krys, D Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-04-10 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Drafted: 45th overall by Chicago in the 2016 entry draft   Observations:    January 2017- Krys is enjoying a great freshman season with Boston University, suiting up in every game, while …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ville Pokka

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:27 pm

    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: January 2017- while Pokka can still put points on the board (averaging just shy of a half point per …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Radovan Bondra

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:24 pm

Radovan Bondra, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-05 Weight: 217 Born: 1997-01-27 Hometown:  Trebisov, Slovakia Drafted: 5th round 2015 (151st overall)           Observations: January 2017- After representing Slovakia for a third straight World Junior Championship, Bondra has been traded from the Vancouver Giants of the …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Alex DeBrincat

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:23 pm

Alex DeBrincat, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-7 Weight: 161 Born: 1997-12-18 Hometown:  Farmington Hills, MI Drafted: Chicago, 39th overall 2016           Observations: January 2017 - Since being cut by the gold-medal-winning USA junior squad, Debrincat hasn’t let his production suffer, currently leading the OHL …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Vince Hinostroza

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:20 pm

      Vince Hinostroza, C Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Born: 1994-04-03 Hometown: Bartlett, IL, USA Drafted: 2012 by Chicago Blackhawks, 169th overall                 Observations: January 2017- Hinostroza is enjoying a fine rookie season with the Blackhawks, seeing regular ice on the top line with …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Luc Snuggerud

by Tony Carr Jan 15, 2017, 10:00 pm

    Luc Snuggerud, LD Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Born: 1995-09-18 Hometown: Eden Prairire, MN, USA Drafted: 2014 by Chicago Blackhawks, 151st overall           Observations: January 2017- Scoring at almost a point per game, Snuggerud is emerging as a leader in his third year …

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Prospect Ramblings: Mid-Season Guide Gems (Jan 15 2017)

by Hayden Soboleski Jan 15, 2017, 8:00 am

Digging for gold in the Dobber Mid-Season Guide in this Sunday Ramblings...   *** The annual DobberHockey Midseason Guide was released on Friday, giving fantasy nuts like us a wealth of information for scooping up value that often …

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WHL Report: Trade deadline impacts junior league

by sullydraftgeek Jan 14, 2017, 6:31 pm

    January 10th marked the trade deadline in the WHL. With a few big-name players getting moved around and many serviceable WHLers seeing themselves in new locations. Here is a list of all the trade that …

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Prospect Ramblings: Laine's injury shakes up Calder race (Jan. 14)

by Mark Allan Jan 14, 2017, 6:08 pm

At the NHL season's halfway mark, Toronto center Auston Matthews is the best bet to earn the rookie-of-the-year award if a concussion sidelines Winnipeg RW Patrik Laine for a significant amount of time.     At the NHL …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Felix Girard

by Donesh Mazloum Jan 14, 2017, 9:49 am

Felix Girard, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-05-09 Hometown: Cap-Rouge, QC, USA Drafted: 2013 by Nashville Predators, 95th Overall       Observations: Janury 2017 - Girard has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he has been assigned to the AHL Rampage. …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Derrick Pouliot

by Mark Allan Jan 13, 2017, 5:28 pm

    Derrick Pouliot, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 207 Born: 1994-01-16 Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan Draft: 8th overall by Pittsburgh in 2012             Observations: January 2017 – At a glance, it seems the highly touted blueline prospect is still underachieving. After all, the former eighth-overall …