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 …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Jan 30, 2017, 2:56 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: Jan 2017 - When the calendar flipped to 2017, Mangiapane had 22 points (9g,13a) in 28 games for Stockton. In …

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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 …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Trevor Carrick

by Kevin LeBlanc Jun 26, 2017, 10:00 am

  Trevor Carrick, D shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 172 Born: 1994-07-04 Hometown: Stouffville, ON, CA Drafted: 2012 by Carolina 115th overall               Observations: June 2017 - Although statisically Carrick did not have as good of a year in his third season in the AHL, …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Martin Necas

by Kevin LeBlanc Jun 26, 2017, 8:53 am

Martin Necas, C Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 178 Born: 1999-01-15 Hometown:   Nove Mesto na Morave, CZE   Drafted: 1st round 2017 12th overall CAR     Observations: June 2017 - The Hurricanes selected Necas 12th overall in the first round of the NHL draft. …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Alex Formenton

by Brad Phillips Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 pm

  Alex Formenton, LW  Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 167  Born: 1999-09-13 Hometown:  King City, ON Drafted: 2nd round 2017 (47th overall) Observations: June 2017 – With their second round pick the Senators selected one of the youngest players in the draft, Alex …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Malcolm Subban

by Mike Drover Jun 25, 2017, 10:52 pm

Malcolm Subban, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 188 Born: 1993-12-21 Hometown: Rexdale, Ontario Drafted: 24th overall by Boston in 2012   Observations: June 2017 - Still not close to a starting position in Boston, Malcolm Subban continues to put up so-so numbers for …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jeremy Swayman

by Mike Drover Jun 25, 2017, 10:46 pm

  Jeremy Swayman, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 183 Born: 1998-11-24 Hometown:  Anchorage, AK Drafted: 4th Round – #111 Overall  – Boston - 2017 Observations: June 2017 – Swayman was rated 12th overall goaltender by NHL Central Scouting and was the 12th goaltender …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jack Studnicka

by Mike Drover Jun 25, 2017, 10:42 pm

  Jack Studnicka, C Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 174 Born: 1999-02-18 Hometown:  Tehcumseh, ON Drafted: 2nd Round – #53 Overall  – Boston - 2017 Observations: June 2017 – Studnicka is a strong two way player but doesn’t have as much offensive upside compared …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Shane Bowers

by Brad Phillips Jun 25, 2017, 10:00 pm

  Shane Bowers, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Born:  1999-07-30 Hometown:   Halifax, NS, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 28th overall OTT           Observations: June 2017 - Selected by the Senators 28th overall, Bowers is considered a "safe" pick, if there even is such …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Filip Westerlund

by Keith Duggan Jun 25, 2017, 5:20 pm

      Filip Westerlund, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 181 Born: 1999-4-17 Hometown:  Harnasand, Sweden Drafted:2017 by Arizona Coyotes, second-round, 44th overall             Observations: June 2017- Much like their first-round choice of Pierre-Oliver Joseph, the Coyotes grabbed another smooth skating, two-way defenseman in Filip Westerlund …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Pierre-Oliver Joseph

by Keith Duggan Jun 25, 2017, 4:23 pm

        Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 160 Born: 1999-7-01 Hometown:  Chambly, Que., CAN Drafted:2017 by Arizona Coyotes, 23rd overall             Observations: June 2017- The Coyotes selected Pierre-Oliver Joseph with their first-round pick, 23rd overall Friday, a defenseman considered by many scouts to …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Eeli Tolvanen

by niko Jun 25, 2017, 11:03 am

  Eeli Tolvanen LW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 179 Born: 1999-04-22 Hometown:  Vihti, FIN Drafted: 1st round 2017 30th overall NSH           Observations: June 2017 – The Predators got themselves a steal with their first round 30th overall pick. I expected Tolvanen to go …

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Prospect Ramblings: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by Hayden Soboleski Jun 25, 2017, 10:55 am

We all know the deal - Friday and Saturday marked one of the most exciting hockey prospect event of the year: the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. I'm not going to list every single pick from …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Petrus Palmu

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 7:04 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: June 2017 – The Vancouver Canucks took a flyer on the diminutive winger after his draft-plus two season. Palmu was a …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Jonah Gadjovich

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 6:59 pm

      Jonah Gadjovich, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1.5 Weight: 199 Born: 1998-10-12 Hometown: Whitby, Ont, CAN     Drafted: 2nd round (55th overall) in 2017               Observations: June 2017 – The Canucks selected the power winger late in the second round at the 2017 entry draft. Playing …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Michael DiPietro

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 6:52 pm

  Michael DiPietro, G Catches: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 Born: 1999-06-09   Hometown: Windsor, Ont, CAN Drafted: 3rd round (64th overall) in 2017             Observations: June 2017 – The Canucks selected the talented netminder early in the third round of the 2017 entry draft. DiPietro …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Elias Pettersson

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 4:33 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: June 2017 – The Canucks selected the highly skilled Swede with the fifth overall selection at the 2017 entry draft. Pettersson …

Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Kole Lind

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 4:26 pm

  Kole Lind, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-10-16 Hometown: Shaunavon, SK, CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 33rd overall VAN             Observations: June 2017 - The Canucks selected the playmaking right winger with the 33rd overall selection in the 2017 entry draft. Known for …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Nick Henry

by Hayden Soboleski Jun 24, 2017, 2:21 pm

Nick Henry, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 07-04-1999 Hometown: Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN Drafted: 4th round 2017 94th overall COL           Observations: The Avalanche selected Nick Henry with the 94th pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.   Henry had a very impressive …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Clayton Phillips

by Mark Allan Jun 24, 2017, 1:35 pm

  Clayton Phillips, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 182 Born: 1999-09-09 Hometown: Edina, MIN, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2017 93rd overall PIT           Observations: June 2017 – A self-described offensive defenseman who loves to jump into a rush, Phillips says he doesn’t want to …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Zachary Lauzon

by Mark Allan Jun 24, 2017, 12:12 pm

  Zachary Lauzon, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-10-10 Hometown:  Val d’Or, QUE, CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 51st overall PIT           Observations: June 2017 – Hoping lightning strikes twice, the Penguins nabbed the Kevin Lowe Award recipient as the best QMJHL …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Giorgio Estephan

by Max Marko Jun 24, 2017, 11:07 am

  Giorgio Estephan, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Born: 1997-02-03 Hometown: Edmonton, AB Drafted: 2015 by Buffalo Sabres, 152nd overall           Observations: June 2017 – Estephan was not drafted in 2017. May 2017 – The Buffalo Sabres have opted to not sign Giorgio Estephan …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Jacob Paquette

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 10:54 am

  Jacob Paquette, D Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 207 Born: 1999-05-26 Hometown:  Ottawa, On. CAN Drafted: 7th round 2017 216th overall NSH           Observations: June 2017 – After enjoying an excellent rookie season on a contending Kingston Frontenacs team in his D-1 season, Paquette …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Conor Timmins

by Hayden Soboleski Jun 24, 2017, 10:26 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: The Avalanche have selected Conor Timmins in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as they continue …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Scott Reedy

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 24, 2017, 9:23 am

  Scott Reedy, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 203 Born: 1999-04-04 Hometown: Prior Lake, MN, USA Drafted: 4th round 2017 102nd overall SJ           Observations: June 2017 – Reedy’s an aggressive, effectively physical and skilled scorer who handles the puck masterfully and displays a …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Nikita Popugaev

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 9:16 am

  Nikita Popugaev, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-6 Weight: 202 Born: 1998-11-20 Hometown:  Moscow, RUS Drafted: 4th round 2017 98th overall NJ           Observations: May 2017 – It was a tale of two seasons for big Popugaev. He started the season playing in the WHL …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Keith Petruzelli

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 24, 2017, 9:14 am

  Keith Petruzelli, G Catches: R Height: 6-06 Weight: 190 Born:  1999-02-09 Hometown: Wilbraham, MA, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2017 88th overall DET           Observations: June 2017 – Known for his quick reaction time and athletic ability to reach difficult shots, the extremely tall Petruzelli …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Urho Vaakanainen

by Mike Drover Jun 24, 2017, 9:10 am

  Urho Vaakanainen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1999-01-01 Hometown:  Joensuu, Finland Drafted: 1st round 2017 18th overall BOS           Observations: June 2017 – Playing last season for Jyvaskala of SM Liiga, Vaakanainen established himself as an elite stay-at-home defender with an …

Nashville Predators Top Prospects

Grant Mismash

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 24, 2017, 8:08 am

  Grant Mismash, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 183 Born: 1999-02-19 Hometown:   Edina, MN, USA Drafted: 2nd round 2017 61st overall NSH           Observations: June 2017 - With the USHL’s USNTDP Juniors the University of North Dakota commit continued his fast-skating, physical play featuring …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Eemeli Rasanen

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 8:01 am

  Eemeli Rasanen, D Shoots: R Height: 6-07 Weight: 205 Born: 1999-03-06 Hometown:  Joensuu, FIN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 9th overall TOR         Observations: July 2017 – In his rookie year in the OHL, the big Finnish defender made a quick impression with his imposing …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Maxime Comtois

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:56 am

Maxime Comtois, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 201 Born: 1999-01-08 Hometown:  Longeuil, QC, CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 50th overall ANA           Observations: June 2017 – Comtois had his offensive stats decline slightly from his rookie season and as a result he fell …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Casey Mittelstadt

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:56 am

  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: June 2017 - The Buffalo Sabres selected Casey Mittelstadt with the eighth pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Robin Salo

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:51 am

Robin Salo, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1998-10-13 Hometown:  Espoo, FIN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 46th overall NYI           Observations: June 2017 – Salo played his first full season of pro hockey in Finland with Sport in the Liiga league. He …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 7:48 am

  Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 191 Born: 1999-09-12 Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN     Drafted: 2nd round 2017 41st overall LA                 Observations: June 2017 – Just a week away from being eligible for the 2018 entry draft, the driven center plays a …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Aleksi Heponiemi

by Cam Robinson Jun 24, 2017, 7:45 am

  Aleksi Heponiemi, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 149 Born: 1999-07-30 Hometown: Tampere, FIN   Drafted: 2nd round 2017 40th overall FLO               Observations: June 2017 – Taken as the 10th-overall selection in the CHL import draft, the wildly talented Finn came over to the …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Jason Robertson

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:41 am

Jason Robertson, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 196 Born: 1999-07-02 Hometown:  Northville, Mich. USA Drafted: 2nd round 2017 39th overall DAL           Observations: July 2017 – Robertson followed up a solid rookie season in Kingston with a breakout performance offensively where he was …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Isaac Ratcliffe

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:32 am

Isaac Ratcliffe, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 195 Born: 1999-02-15 Hometown:  London, On. CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 35th overall PHI           Observations: June 2017 – Ratcliffe is a player a lot of scouts will love, he has size, can skate and plays …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Nic Hague

by Peter Harling Jun 24, 2017, 7:29 am

  Nic Hague, D Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 216 Born: 1998-12-05 Hometown:  Kitchener, ON. CAN Drafted: 2nd round 2017 34th overall VGK           Observations: May 2017 –Nic Hague is a hulking defenseman that skates well, can play a physical game and has offensive instincts …

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DPR - Episode 24: NHL Entry Draft - Round 1

by Paul Zwambag Jun 24, 2017, 6:00 am

NHL Entry Draft - Round 1 New Jersey Nico Hischier Philadelphia Nolan Patrick Dallas Miro Heiskanen Colorado Cale Makar Vancouver Elias Pettersson Vegas Cody Glass New York Rangers (from Arizona) Lias Andersson Buffalo Casey Mittelstadt Detroit Michael Rasmussen Florida Owen Tippett Los Angeles Gabriel Vilardi Carolina Martin …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Oskar Sundqvist

by Mark Allan Jun 23, 2017, 7:36 pm

  Oskar Sundqvist, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 209 Born: 1994-03-23 Hometown: Boden, SWE Drafted: 2012 by Pittsburgh, 81st Overall           Observations: June 2017 – The sturdy two-way center was dealt to St. Louis in a draft-day deal that brought bruising RW Ryan Reaves …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Chad Ruhwedel

by Mark Allan Jun 23, 2017, 7:31 pm

  Chad Ruhwedel, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 Born: 1990-05-07 Hometown: San Diego, CA Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent           Observations: June 2017 – Ruhwedel earned a two-year contract extension. Mark Allan June 2017 – Strictly a stop-gap measure when Pittsburgh defensemen …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Klim Kostin

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 6:31 pm

  Klim Kostin, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 196 Born: 1999-05-05 Hometown:  Penza, RUS Drafted: 1st round 2017 31st overall STL           Observations: March 2017 – Kostin is a big strong powerful offensive winger with a high skill set and excellent skating ability. The …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Henri Jokiharju

by Cam Robinson Jun 23, 2017, 6:09 pm

  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: June 2017 – The freshly turned 18-year-old is your prototypical new age defender. He’s not the biggest player but skates well, …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Owen Tippett

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 5:45 pm

  Owen Tippett, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1999-02-16 Hometown:  Peterborough, ON, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 10th overall FLO Observations: February 2017- Arguably the best shot in the 2017 draft class, Tippett is a pure goal scorer. He has a …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Kristian Vesalainen

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 5:40 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: May 2017 – Vesalainen is a tantalizing package of size, skating and skill. A lot of scouts are very high on …

Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Erik Brännström

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 23, 2017, 4:53 pm

    Erik Brännström , D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 179 Born:  1999-09-02 Hometown:  Eksjö, SWE 1st round 2017 15th overall VGK   Observations: June 2017 – Brännström is a smallish but strong, fast skating and cerebral, possession-oriented blueliner. He doesn’t yield to physical play …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Gabriel Vilardi

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 4:47 pm

  Gabriel Vilardi, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1999-08-16 Hometown:  Kingston, ON, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 11th overall LA Observations: February 2017- After missing time to injury at the start of the season Vilardi returned strong and had a solid …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Robert Thomas

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 4:43 pm

Robert Thomas, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1999-07-02 Hometown:  Aurora, On. CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 20th overall STL             Observations: June 2017 – The Knights speedy center was buried in his rookie season a stacked Memorial Cup Championship team. The …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Ryan Poehling

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 4:42 pm

  Ryan Poehling, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1999-01-03 Hometown:  Lakeville, Minn. USA Drafted: 1st round 2017 25th overall MON           Observations: May 2017 – As a 17-year-old playing NCAA hockey at St. Cloud State with his two older brothers against much …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Josh Norris

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 23, 2017, 4:32 pm

  Josh Norris, C Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 192 Born: 1999-05-05 Hometown:  Oxford, MI, USA Drafted: 1st round 2017 19th overall SJ           Observations: June 2017 - Norris scored at a point-per-game clip this campaign between the USNTDP Juniors (12 goals, 14 assists, 25 …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Timothy Liljegren

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 4:32 pm

  Timothy Liljegren, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 Born: 1999-04-30 Hometown:  Kristianstad, SWE Drafted: 1st round 2017 17th overall TOR           Observations: February 2017 – Liljegren was the early second overall ranked prospect for the 2017 draft. He missed time due to Mono …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Juuso Valimaki

by Peter Harling Jun 23, 2017, 4:27 pm

  Juuso Valimaki, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-10-06 Hometown:   Nokia, FIN   Drafted: 1st round 2017 16th overall CAL Observations: March 2017 – Valimaki has better than average size, skating, skill and is one of the older players in the 2017 …