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="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 …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Chandler Stephenson

by Pat Quinn Jul 24, 2016, 6:37 pm

  Chandler Stephenson, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 Born: 1994-04-22 Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Drafted: 2012 by Washington Capitals, 77th Overall             Observations: July 2016 - Stephenson finished the year with 26 points in 46 games for the Hershey Bears, and put up zero …

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Prospect Ramblings - Team performance effect on draft position (July 24 2016)

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 24, 2016, 12:02 pm

Looking at whether the success of a propect's team has an effect on his future draft position in this Sunday Ramblings... *** Every year in the Canadian junior hockey leagues there are standout teams and outright dominant …

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30 in 30 Pittsburgh Penguins

by Mark Allan Jul 24, 2016, 4:19 am

With their first pick of the 2016 entry draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Swedish goalie Filip Gustavsson.   The Stanley Cup champs followed their remarkable season with an understated draft, holding six picks through seven rounds and …

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Prospect Ramblings: What's under your cap, NHL GMs?

by Mark Allan Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 am

While all NHL GMs wrestle with the league-wide salary cap, Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the only one whose team is currently over the league's cap ceiling.   When do NHL GMs get to use …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Tim Schaller

by Paul Zwambag Jul 23, 2016, 9:15 am

Tim Schaller, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 206 Born: 1990-11-16 Hometown:  Merrimack, NH, USA Drafted: Undrafted         Observations: July 2016 – Schaller signed a one-year contract worth $600,000 with the Boston Bruins.   February 2016 – Tim Schaller had a four point game last night …

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30 in 30 Philadelphia Flyers

by Cam Robinson Jul 23, 2016, 5:42 am

A Russian named German got Philadelphia's 2016 NHL entry draft off to a solid start.   The first thing that comes to mind when considering the Philadelphia Flyers' pipeline is defense. This is a team that is …

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Prospect Ramblings: Matthews saga much ado about nothing (July 22)

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 9:10 pm

Was there ever any doubt that Maple Leaf GM Lou Lamoriello would sign franchise center Auston Matthews to an entry-level contract?       Welcome back for my latest Prospect Ramblings column. This week, I look at the media mirage …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Ethan Bear

by Donesh Mazloum Jul 22, 2016, 4:43 pm

    Ethan Bear, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Born: 1997-06-26 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Edmonton Oilers, 124th overall       Observations: July 2015 – The season after being selected 124th by the Oilers, Bear came back to the Seattle Thunderbirds a …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Jakob Stenqvist

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 3:24 pm

          Jakob Stenqvist, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 168 Born: 1998-03-17 Hometown:  Sweden Drafted: 6th round 2016 (176th overall)     Observations: July 2016 – Stenqvist played in the Super Elite league in Sweden last year, and will likely be there again this season. His …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Nicholas Caamano

by Mark Allan Jul 22, 2016, 2:10 pm

          Nicholas Caamano, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 187 Born: 1998-09-07 Hometown:  Ancaster, ON, CAN Drafted: 5th round 2016 (146th overall)     Observations: July 2016 – Caamano was drafted at only 17, making him one of the youngest players selected in 2016. A two-way …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Taylor Beck

by Pat Quinn Jul 22, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Taylor Beck, LW/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 207 Born: 1991-05-13 Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario Drafted: 2009 by Nashville, 70th overall             Observations: July 2016 – Beck signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers. He will be used as a depth forward that …

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30 in 30 Ottawa Senators

by Brad Phillips Jul 22, 2016, 1:08 pm

Former NHL blueliner Jeff Brown is not a small man, but he's dwarfed by his 6-6 son Logan, for whom the Ottawa Senators traded up to select 11th overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft. …

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30 in 30 New York Rangers

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 8:18 pm

The New York Rangers ended the 2015/2016 season by bowing out in the first round of the playoffs without much of a whimper. This was heart-wrenching, especially coming off of a successful regular season and …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mirco Mueller

by Zachary DeVine Jul 21, 2016, 8:15 pm

Mirco Müller, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 187 Born: 1995-03-21 Hometown: Winterthur, SUI Drafted: 2013 by San Jose Sharks, 18th Overall           Observations: July 2016 – The back and forth season for Mueller was not kind for Mueller. The young Swiss defender appeared …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Timo Meier

by Zachary DeVine Jul 21, 2016, 8:10 pm

  Timo Meier, RW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 Born: 1996-10-08 Hometown: Baden, SUI Drafted: 9th Overall 2015 by San Jose Sharks         Observations: July 2016 – The Sharks top prospect did not disappoint at the 2016 Sharks Development Camp. Looking already to the …

Prospect - Graduates

Mikhail Grigorenko

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 6:00 pm

  Mikhail Grigorenko, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 191 Born: 1994-05-16 Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia Drafted: 2012 by Buffalo Sabres, 12th overall           Observations: July 2016 - Grigorenko has signed a one year deal to stay with the Avs and avoid arbitration, garnering a significant …

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Prospect Ramblings: The Salary Arbitration period has begun and continues for next two weeks... (Jul 21)

by Paul Zwambag Jul 21, 2016, 2:06 pm

This time of year, we watch closely on those players who are headed for Salary Arbitration…   *JULY 23 UPDATE - Chris Kreider (Jul 22), Jordan Schroeder (Jul 27) and Kevin Hayes (Jul 27)     A significant amount of …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Aapeli Räsänen

by Dobber Sports Jul 21, 2016, 8:40 am

Aapeli Räsänen, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Born: 1998-06-01 Hometown: Tampere, FIN Drafted: 2016 by the EdmontonOilers, 153rd overall         Observations: July 2016 – Aapeli Räsänen is an interesting pick by the Edmonton Oilers. A two-way center that plays with great defensive …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Teemu Pulkkinen

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 8:20 am

Teemu Pulkkinen, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Vantaa, Finland Drafted: 2010 by Detroit, 111st overall         Observations: July 2016 – Pulkkinen had a rather underwhelming season, registering just 6 goals and 12 points through 36 contests after earning his …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Jared Coreau

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 7:10 am

  Jared Coreau, G Catches: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 207 Born: 1991-11-05 Hometown: Perth, On Drafted: Signed by Detroit in 2013 as an undrafted free agent         Observations: July 2016 – Up and coming Jared Coreau is strongly making his case to be the Red …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Alexey Marchenko

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 6:45 am

  Alexey Marchenko, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1992-01-02 Hometown: Moskva, Russia Drafted: 2011 by Detroit, 205th Overall         Observations: July 2016 – The 24 year old Russian defensemen did well to earn his spot on Detroit’s back end this year, pushing …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Tomas Nosek

by bigjoehighgate Jul 21, 2016, 6:00 am

Tomas Nosek, LW/C Shoots:  L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1992-09-01 Hometown: Pardubice, Czech Republic Drafted: Signed by Detroit as a free agent June 14th 2014         Observations: July 2016 – The Red Wings are buying their time with Grand Rapids Griffin’s left winger Tomas Nosek. …

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30 in 30 New York Islanders

by Brent Jul 20, 2016, 8:02 am

It has been an eventful offseason in Brooklyn, and the Islanders will ice a very different roster in 2016-17. While free agent signings Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera and Pierre-Alexander Parenteau will help the Islanders in …

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30 in 30 New Jersey Devils

by marcobombino Jul 19, 2016, 7:01 am

The New Jersey Devils had a need for improving the forward position in their prospect pool and they succeeded in it, taking six forwards of their nine picks. Here's a closer review of what the …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Joseph Woll

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 9:59 pm

Joseph Woll, G Catches: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 196 Born: 1998-07-12 Hometown:  Dardenne Prairie, MO, USA Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 62st Overall               Observations:   July 2016 – With the drafting of the young American goalkeeper, the Leafs inserted a talent that jumps …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Jordan Binnington

by Brad Phillips Jul 18, 2016, 6:55 pm

    Jordan Binnington, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 168 Born: 1993-07-11 Hometown: Gravenhurst, ON, CAN Drafted: 2011 by St. Louis Blues, 88th overall     Observations: July 2016 – Binnington and the Blues have come to terms on a deal that will keep the pending …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Matt Puempel

by Brad Phillips Jul 18, 2016, 6:45 pm

    Matt Puempel, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-01-24 Hometown: Essex, Ontario Drafted: 2011 by Ottawa, 24th overall     Observations: July 2016 - Ottawa has re-signed Puempel to to a one-year, two-way deal. His third AHL season was his most productive, producing …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Yegor Korshkov

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 5:09 pm

Yegor Korshkov, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 179 Born: 1996-07-10 Hometown:  Novosibirsk, Russia Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 31st Overall             Observations:   July 2016 – After being passed over in multiple drafts, the Leafs finally selected the budding, overage Russian with the …

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30 in 30: Nashville Predators

by Donesh Mazloum Jul 18, 2016, 1:46 pm

With their first-round pick of Dante Fabbro, the Predators again displayed their fondness for high-end blueliners.   Nashville started the draft by going to its wheelhouse and drafting a potential workhorse defender. Draft Breakdown 17th Overall - Dante Fabbro …

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Prospect Ramblings: Season pivotal for young trio (July) 18

by David McDonald Jul 18, 2016, 12:11 pm

Traded from a powerhouse in Chicago, Teuvo Teravainen will assume a more important role in Carolina.     Welcome back to an impromptu Prospect Ramblings! Today, I look at three prospects who should have an opportunity to take the …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Pheonix Copley

by Pat Quinn Jul 18, 2016, 11:38 am

Pheonix Copley, G Catches: L Height: 6’3 Weight: 174 Born: 1992-01-18 Hometown: North Pole, AK Drafted: Undrafted - signed as a free agent           Observations: July 2016 – Copley has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way deal. He's had a excellent start to his …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Kasperi Kapanen

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 2:00 am

Kasperi Kapanen, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-07-23 Hometown: Kuopio, FIN Drafted: 2014 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 22nd Overall         Observations:   July 2017 – Ever since the calendar changed years, Kapanen showed the level of play everyone has expected from him. During a …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

T.J. Brennan

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 1:20 am

  TJ Brennan, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Born: 1989-4-3 Hometown: Willingboro, NJ Drafted: 2007 by Buffalo Sabres, 31st Overall           Observations:   July 2017 – After flooding the Ricoh Coliseum with red lights in the regular season, Brennan ran out of steam in the …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Colin Smith

by Jason Banks Jul 18, 2016, 1:00 am

  Colin Smith, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Born: 1993-06-20 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Drafted: 2012 by Colorado Avalanche, 192nd Overall     Observations:   July 2017 – After the trade that saw Smith join the Toronto organization, he compiled an 18 game stretch that seen …

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Prospect Ramblings - RFA Limbo (July 17)

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 17, 2016, 11:16 am

Looking at the remaining RFAs around the league in this Sunday Ramblings... Its that time of year again, when players and organizations battling for better contracts have to choose whether to give in, stand ground, or …

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30 in 30 Montreal Canadiens

by Mike Barrett Jul 17, 2016, 10:28 am

  It's been as wild of an off-season as there's ever been in Montreal this summer. The last time a general manager took this much heat for the Habs was when Pierre Gauthier told Mike Cammelleri …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Danton Heinen

by Michael Boeckler Jul 17, 2016, 9:35 am

    Danton Heinen, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 161 Born: 1995-07-05 Hometown: Langley, British Columbia Drafted:  2014 by Boston Bruins, 116th overall         Observations: uly 2016 - Heinen was a standout player in this year's Bruins' development camp. Heinen is faster, stronger, and more …

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Prospects Rambling: Hockey season never truly over (July 16)

by Mark Allan Jul 16, 2016, 9:43 pm

The Sabres can't wait for 2016 first-round pick Alexander Nylander to show up at their training camp.   Another NHL season is in the rearview mirror, the entry draft has come and gone, and free agents have …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Colin Miller

by Mike Drover Jul 16, 2016, 7:54 pm

    Colin Miller, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1992-10-29 Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Drafted: 2012 by Los Angeles, 151st overall             Observations: July 2016 - Miller secured a two-year, one-way contract with the Bruins with an AAV of $1 million. Miller's …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Joe Morrow

by Mike Drover Jul 16, 2016, 7:48 pm

Joe Morrow, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 Born: 1992-12-09 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB,Canada Drafted: 2011 by Pittsburgh, 23rd overall             Observations: July 2016 – Morrow signed a one-year, one-way contract with Boston. The one-way contract suggests Morrow will see significant time in …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Dylan McIlrath

by Dobber Sports Jul 16, 2016, 3:52 pm

Dylan McIlrath, D Shoots: R Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 Born: 1992-04-20 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Drafted: 2010 by New York Rangers, 10th Overall             Observations: July 2016 – Clearly wanting to see more from the hulking D-Man than he's shown so far, the Rangers signed …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Joe Whitney

by Pat Quinn Jul 16, 2016, 1:50 pm

  Joe Whitney, LW Shoots: R Height: 5-6 Weight: 165 Born: 1988-02-06 Hometown: Reading, MA, USA Drafted: Undrafted             Observations: July 2016 - The Avs have signed Joe Whitney to a one year contract. This will be spent in the AHL, serving as a veteran …

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30 in 30 Minnesota Wild

by Edric Jul 16, 2016, 1:08 pm

Luke Kunin, Minnesota's 15th overall pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft, has good intangibles to offset questionable athleticism.       The Minnesota Wild remained relatively quiet on draft weekend with no deals made on the floor and only …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Calvin Pickard

by Hayden Soboleski Jul 16, 2016, 12:25 pm

  Calvin Pickard, G Catches: L Height: 6 - 1 Weight: 198 Born: 1992-04-15 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 2010 Round 2, 49th Overall by Colorado Avalanche     Observations: July 2016 - Pickard signed a two year contract with the Avalanche at a price point just …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Daniel Catenacci

by Paul Zwambag Jul 16, 2016, 1:05 am

Daniel Catenacci, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 183 Born: 1993-03-09 Hometown:  Richmond Hill, ON, CAN Drafted: 2011 by Buffalo Sabres, 77th overall           Observations: July 2016 – The Buffalo Sabres have resigned Catenacci to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL …

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Prospect Ramblings: Vesey drama highlight of remaining free agents (July 15)

by David McDonald Jul 15, 2016, 10:54 pm

What NHL uniform will Jimmy Vesey eventually wear?     Welcome back to my weekly prospect ramblings! This week I look at the drama sure to unfold with Jimmy Vesey, as well as a few of the 'best …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Alexander Nylander

by Paul Zwambag Jul 15, 2016, 5:10 pm

Alexander Nylander Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-03-02 Hometown:  Calgary, AB Drafted: Buffalo, eighth overall 2016           Observations: July 2016  – Alex Nylander has signed his three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. The contract is worth $5.325M in total, which ends up being …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Kasper Björkqvist

by marcobombino Jul 15, 2016, 2:27 pm

      Kasper Björkqvist, RW/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 Born: 1997-07-10 Hometown: Espoo, Finland Drafted: 2016 round 2 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 61st overall             Observations: July 2016 – The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Björkqvist with their second pick in the 2016 NHL draft. He had …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Ty Rattie

by Brad Phillips Jul 15, 2016, 10:01 am

  Ty Rattie, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1993-02-05 Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Drafted: 2011 by St. Louis Blues, 32nd Overall             Observations: July 2016 – Rattie and the Blues have agreed to a one-way, one-year pact. He's shown he can score at …