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 …

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DobberProspects Fantasy Mailbag: June Edition

by Cam Robinson Jun 28, 2017, 8:10 pm

We’re back again for another rousing edition of the DobberProspects’ Mailbag! The Entry Draft has just concluded, and now you need to know who’s worthy of being selected for this coming year and long term …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Reilly Walsh

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 28, 2017, 8:09 pm

  Reilly Walsh, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1999-04-21 Hometown:  Andover, NH, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2017, 81st overall by New Jersey   Observations: June 2017 – An offense-oriented defenseman, Walsh excels at moving the puck quickly up the ice and rifling …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Fabian Zetterlund

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 28, 2017, 7:59 pm

  Fabian Zetterlund, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 196 Born:  1999-08-25 Hometown: Karlstad, SWE Drafted: 3rd round 2017, 63rd overall by New Jersey     Observations: June 2017 – Zetterlund has a lethal shot and uses it, firing 143 SOG in 40 games this past …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Jesper Boqvist

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 28, 2017, 7:54 pm

  Jesper Boqvist, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-10-30 Hometown: Falun, SWE Drafted: 2nd round 2017, 36th overall by New Jersey     Observations: June 2017 – Boqvist’s a cerebral and versatile, raw 18-year-old forward who continues to develop alongside adults in the …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Sven Andrighetto

by Hayden Soboleski Jun 28, 2017, 6:34 pm

Sven Andrighetto, RW Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 188 Born: 1993-03-21 Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland Drafted: 2013 by Montreal Canadiens, 86th Overall             Observations: June 2017 - Colorado has signed Andrighetto to a two-year deal following his successful run with the club post-trade-deadline. This is …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Kyle Baun

by Tony Carr Jun 28, 2017, 5:18 pm

Kyle Baun, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 209 Born: 1992-05-04 Hometown: Toronto, ON Drafted: Undrafted     Observations: June 2017- Baun has one year left on his contract and will do his best to put a disappointing season behind him when he arrives for …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Anton Forsberg

by Tony Carr Jun 28, 2017, 4:30 pm

Anton Forsberg, G Catches: Left Height: 6-3 Weight: 176 Born: 1992-11-27 Hometown: Harnosand, SWE Drafted: 2011 Columbus Blue Jackets, 188th overall     Observations: June 2017- Forsberg signed a two-year deal with the Blackhawks that will see the big goalie earn $700,000 in year one, …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Tomas Jurco

by Tony Carr Jun 28, 2017, 4:20 pm

Tomas Jurco, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 Born: 1992-12-28 Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia Drafted: 2011 by Detroit Red Wings, 35th Overall           Observations: June 2017- Jurco signed a one year, $800,000 deal with the Blackhawks that takes the forward through the 2017-2018 season. …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Alexander Volkov

by olafson1393 Jun 28, 2017, 3:27 pm

Alexander Volkov, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 192 Born: 1997-08-02 Hometown:  Moskva, RUS Drafted: 48th overall in the 2nd round of the 2017 Entry Draft Observations: June 2017 – Alexander Volkov was selected with the Lightning’s second round pick of the 2017 …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ville Pokka

by Tony Carr Jun 28, 2017, 3:27 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: June 2017- Pokka signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks that takes the defenceman through the 2017-2018 season. Pokka …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Dillon Fournier

by Tony Carr Jun 28, 2017, 3:23 pm

Dillon Fournier, D Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 Born: 1994-06-15 Hometown: Montreal, Quebec Drafted: 2012 by Chicago, 48th overall         Observations: June 2017- Dillon Fournier has announced his retirement from professional hockey due to chronic shoulder issues. These shoulder troubles have limited Fournier …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Tommy Cross

by Mike Drover Jun 28, 2017, 1:25 pm

Tommy Cross, D Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 216 Born: 1989-9-12 Hometown:  Simsbury, CT Drafted:  2nd round 2007 (35th overall)           Observations: June 2017 - Turning 27 this season, the doors are beginning to close on Tommy Cross. The Bruins once had high hopes …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jesse Gabrielle

by Mike Drover Jun 28, 2017, 1:12 pm

Jesse Gabrielle, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-00 Weight: 214 Born: 1997-06-17 Hometown:  Moosomin, SASK Drafted: 4th Round – #105 Overall  – Boston - 2015 Observations: June 2017 - Hard work and consistency pays off. In Gabrielle's case he's shown the ability to do …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Eetu Tuulola

by Joel Henderson Jun 27, 2017, 10:02 pm

Eetu, Tuulola, LW Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 227 Born: 1998-03-17 Hometown:  Hameelinna, FIN Drafted: 156th overall in the sixth round of the 2016 draft Observations: June 2017 - Tuulola has been called back to Finland to play for HPK. He was on …

Undrafted - Under 20

Austen Keating

by Peter Harling Jun 27, 2017, 6:15 pm

  Austen Keating, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Born: 1999-03-07 Hometown:  Guelph, ON. CAN Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft Eligible           Observations: July 2017 – Austen Keating is a smart power forward with a powerful shot that he does not use nearly often enough. …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Noel Hoefenmayer

by Peter Harling Jun 27, 2017, 5:56 pm

  Noel Hoefenmayer, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 191 Born: 1999-01-06 Hometown:  Toronto, ON. CAN Drafted: 108th overall in the fourth round by Arizona Coyotes             Observations: July 2017 – Noel Hoefenmayer is a puck-moving defenseman with raw two-way capabilities. He is most proficient …

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Prospects Ramblings; Development Camp guide, CHL Import Draft and NHL Draft Analysis

by Peter Harling Jun 27, 2017, 1:12 pm

With the NHL Draft in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to next season and getting updated on the prospects and their development. NHL development camps are getting started and many …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Joe Hicketts

by jameson Jun 26, 2017, 5:43 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           Observations: June 2017 - Hicketts faced speed bumps in his first year with the Grand Rapids …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski

by Peter Harling Jun 26, 2017, 4:48 pm

  Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 179 Born: 1999-06-09 Hometown:  Northville, Mich. USA Drafted: 185th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft by San Jose             Observations: July 2017 –Sasha Chmelevski is an high-skilled pivot with a large offensive …

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 …