Prospects Rambling

Aug 4 2015

by Zach Hopkins Aug 5, 2015, 7:05 am

  Hey there loyal Dobber Prospects followers! This is Rambling Zach Hopkins back at you with another edition of Prospect Ramblings. With a little over two months to go until the start of the NHL season, …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Brendan Guhle

by Paul Zwambag Aug 4, 2015, 9:47 am

  Brendan Guhle, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-07-29 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN Drafted: 2nd overall 2015 by Buffalo, 51st overall         Observations: August 2015 – An entry-level contract has been officially signed, three year deal at $575,000 per year. Guhle …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Ales Stezka

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 5:41 am

Ales Stezka, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-01-06 Hometown: Liberec, Czech Republic Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 111th overall             Observations:   {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} July 2015 – For a draft class that is projected to be shallow in goal, the …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Blake Pietila

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 3:54 am

Blake Pietila, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-02-20 Hometown: Brighton, MI, USA Drafted: 2011 New Jersey Devils, 129th overall             {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} July 2015 - Pietila, finished what looked to be a pretty sucessful four-year college career at Michigan …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Mike Robinson

by Austin Wallace Aug 3, 2015, 1:43 am

  Mike Robinson, G Catches: L Height: 6’4 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-03-27 Hometown: Bedford, NH, USA Drafted: 2015 by the San Jose Sharks, 86 overall   Observations: July 2015 - Robinson possesses the size and demeanour that NHL teams look for in future net-minders. Scouts …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Matt Carey

by Matt Donohue Jul 31, 2015, 5:31 pm

  Matt Carey, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Born: 1992-02-28 Hometown: Hamilton, Ont. Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: July 2015 – After tallying 10 goals and 11 assists this year for the Rockford IceHogs in his AHL rookie season, Carey was not given a …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Mark McNeill

by Matt Donohue Jul 31, 2015, 2:02 am

    Mark McNeill, C Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 209 Born: 1993-02-22 Hometown: Edmonton, Alta, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Chicago, 18th overall             Observations: July 2015 – After regressing over his last three years in the WHL and scuffling through an AHL rookie campaign marred …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Tyler Motte

by Austin Wallace Jul 30, 2015, 6:08 am

  Tyler Motte, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-03-10 Hometown: St. Clair,MI Drafted: 121st overall in 2013 by Chicago           Observations: July 2015 – Motte wrapped up a successful sophomore campaign with the University of Michigan with nine goals and 22 assists, …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Gustav Forsling

by Austin Wallace Jul 24, 2015, 11:34 am

  Gustav Forsling, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1996-6-12 Hometown: Linkoping, Sweden Drafted: 2014 by Vancouver Canucks, 126th Overall           Observations: July 2015 – 2014-15 was a bit of a whirlwind season for Forsling. He played in the SHL as an 18 …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Chris Calnan

by Matt Donohue Jul 23, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Chris Calnan, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-5-5 Hometown: Norwell, MA Drafted: 2012 3rd round 79th overall by Chicago             Observations: July 2015 – When we last updated you on Calnan’s sophomore campaign at Boston College in February, he had 16 …

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Prospect Ramble - July 23 2015

by Zach Hopkins Jul 23, 2015, 4:56 am

Hey there fellow hockey lovers - Zach is back with another edition of Prospect Ramblings. What an exciting few weeks it has been with NHL clubs holding their annual development camps! With that in mind, …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Stephen Johns

by brad phillips Jul 19, 2015, 6:19 am

  Stephen Johns, D Shoots: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 234 Born: 1992-04-18 Hometown: Wampum, PA, USA Drafted: 2010 60th overall Observations: {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}   July 2015 - Johns was acquired as part of the trade that sent Patrick Sharp to the Dallas. Stars GM …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Calvin Petersen

by Paul Zwambag Jul 19, 2015, 4:34 am

Calvin Petersen, G Catches: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-10-19 Hometown:  Waterloo, IA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 129th overall           Observations: July 2015 – Cal is going to be a sophomore at Notre Dame next year. He attended the Sabres development camp …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Eric Locke

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 11:34 pm

Eric Locke, C/LW Shoots:  L Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-11-21 Hometown: Mount Holly, NJ, USA Drafted: 2013 by Buffalo Sabres, 189th Overall   Observations: July 2015 - Locke finished his first year of Canadian University with 15 points in 20 games played. It's …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Connor Knapp

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 10:39 pm

Connor Knapp, G Catches: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 225 Born: 1990-05-01 Hometown: New York, NY Drafted: 2009 by Buffalo, 164th overall         Observations: July 2015 – Knapp played a full season under contract for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL in 2014-15. Knapp …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Daniel O'Regan

by Austin Wallace Jul 17, 2015, 6:33 am

  Daniel O’Regan, C/LW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 177 Born: 1994-01-30 Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Dmitry Sinitsyn

by brad phillips Jul 17, 2015, 6:29 am

Dmitry Sinitsyn Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-06-17 Hometown: Moscow, Russia Drafted: …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Daniel Catenacci

by Paul Zwambag Jul 17, 2015, 2:27 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: June 2015 – Catenacci’s second full season in the AHL was more productive than his first, he tallied nine …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Shawn Szydlowski

by Paul Zwambag Jul 16, 2015, 7:57 pm

Shawn Szydlowski, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 208 Born: 1990-8-5 Hometown: St. Clair Shores, MI Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent           Observations: July 2015 – Szydlowski finished in the top-10 in scoring in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets. Shawn …

Free Agent prospects - 20+

Kevin Sundher

by Paul Zwambag Jul 16, 2015, 5:41 am

Kevin Sundher, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 Born: 1992-01-18 Hometown: Surrey, BC Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo, 75th overall         Observations: July 2015 – Sundher was not given a qualifying offer by the Buffalo Sabres and therefore has become an UFA. Kevin is …

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July 13th, 2015

by Austin Wallace Jul 14, 2015, 5:49 am

Summer development camps, trading for Eichel and more...   ***   Welcome back to the ramblings. After taking some time off to decompress from the draft, Brendan, Zach and I will bring you ramblings on …

Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Jordan Greenway

by Austin Wallace Jul 12, 2015, 5:49 am

Jordan Greenway, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 222 Born: 1997-02-16 Hometown: Potsdam, New York, USA …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Niclas Andersen

by Austin Wallace Jul 12, 2015, 3:55 am

Niclas Andersen, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 218 Born: 1988-04-28 Hometown: Grums, SWE …

Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Derek Ryan

by Austin Wallace Jul 12, 2015, 3:50 am

  Derek Ryan, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Born: 1986-12-29 Hometown: Spokane, WA, USA …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Adam Helewka

by Austin Wallace Jul 11, 2015, 12:04 am

  Adam Helewka, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-07-21 Hometown: Burnaby, BC, CAN …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Nicolas Deslauriers

by Paul Zwambag Jul 8, 2015, 6:46 pm

Nicolas Deslauriers, D/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 209 Born: 1991-02-22 Hometown: St. Anicet, Quebec Drafted 2009 by Los Angeles Kings, 84th Overall   Observations: July 2015 – Deslauriers’ first full NHL season was pretty good, he finished with 15 points, five goals, 10 …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Matthias Plachta

by Keith Duggan Jul 8, 2015, 4:11 am

    Matthias Plachta, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Born: 1991-5-16 Birthplace: Freiburg, Germany Drafted: Undrafted-Signed   as a free agent (Arz) May 2015         Observations: The Coyotes have inked German Matthias Plachta to a one-year, entry-level contract. In May he completed his …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Bobby Sanguinetti

by Paul Zwambag Jul 7, 2015, 9:42 pm

Bobby Sanguinetti, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 183 Born: 1988-2-29 Hometown: Trenton, NJ Drafted: 2006 1st round 21st overall – NY Rangers           Observations: July 2015 – Bobby Sanguinetti has signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Matt Donovan

by Paul Zwambag Jul 7, 2015, 6:42 pm

Matt Donovan, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 202 Born: 1990-05-09 Hometown: Edmond, OK Drafted: 2008 by New York Islanders, 96th Overall   Observations: July 2015 – Matt Donovan signs a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres, Donovan could battle for a spot …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Christian Wolanin

by Austin Wallace Jul 7, 2015, 5:33 am

Christian Wolanin, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 183 Born: 1995-03-17 Hometown: Quebec, QC, CAN …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Gabriel Gagne

by Austin Wallace Jul 7, 2015, 5:12 am

Gabriel Gagne, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-5 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-11-11 Hometown: Laval, QC, CAN …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Mark Pysyk

by Paul Zwambag Jul 7, 2015, 4:37 am

  Mark Pysyk, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 192 Born: 1992-01-11 Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alta Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo, 23rd overall         Observations: July 2015 – Pysyk had a scary injury during a three-on-three basketball game on February 28th, Mark collapsed and lost consciousness …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jason Akeson

by Paul Zwambag Jul 7, 2015, 3:12 am

Jason Akeson, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 192 Born: 1990-06-03 Hometown: Orleans, ON, CAN Drafted: signed by Philadelphia         Observations: July 2015 – Jason Akeson has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo's new assistant coach Terry Murray knows Akeson …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Nathan Lieuwen

by Paul Zwambag Jul 6, 2015, 8:59 pm

Nathan Lieuwen, G Catches: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 190 Born: 1991-08-08 Hometown: Abbotsford, BC, Canada Drafted: 2011 by Buffalo, 167th overall         Observations: July 2015 – Nathan Lieuwen has signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $605,000 at the NHL level and $60,500 at the …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jack Eichel

by Dean Youngblood Jul 2, 2015, 2:52 pm

Jack Eichel, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-10-28 Hometown: Chelmsford, MA, USA Drafted: 2015 by Buffalo Sabres, 2nd overall   Observations: July 2015 – An entry-level contract has been officially signed, a three year deal. This cements the reports that Eichel …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Voltech Mozik

by Austin Wallace Jun 28, 2015, 7:17 am

Vojtech Mozik, D Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1992-12-26 Hometown: Praha, CZE …

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Rossy's NHL Draft 1st Round Thoughts

by Dean Youngblood Jun 27, 2015, 2:01 pm

    The opening round of the NHL Draft is in the books and boy, was that a dandy of a day!   Saturday, June 27   Friday of the NHL Draft was one of …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Kyle Capobianco

by Dean Youngblood Jun 27, 2015, 1:25 pm

  Kyle Capobianco, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-08-13 Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN Drafted: 2015 Eligible       Observations: June 2015- The Arizona Coyotes grabbed the Sudbury Wolves assistant captain, Kyle Capobianco, in the third round, 63rd overall. Keith Duggan June 2015 –Smooth skating …

Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Denis Malgin

by Dean Youngblood Jun 27, 2015, 1:01 pm

  Denis Malgin, C Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 176 Born: 1997-01-18 Hometown: Olten, SUI …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Mitchell Stephens

by Dean Youngblood Jun 27, 2015, 12:53 pm

  Mitchell Stephens, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-02-05 Hometown: Peterborough, ON, CA …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Caleb Jones

by Mike Barrett Jun 27, 2015, 12:34 pm

  Caleb Jones, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 194 Born: 1997-06-06 Hometown: Tx, USA …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Matej Tomek

by Mike Barrett Jun 27, 2015, 12:28 pm

  Matej Tomek, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-05-24 Hometown: Bratislava, Svk …

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects

Jesper Lindgren

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 12:20 pm

  Jesper Lindgren, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 161 Born: 1997-05-19 Hometown: Umeå, SWE …

New York Islanders Top Prospects

Ryan Pilon

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 12:14 pm

  Ryan Pilon, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 207 Born: 1996-10-10 Hometown: Prince Albert, SK, …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Nicolas Meloche

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Nicolas Meloche, D Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1997-07-18 Hometown: LaSalle, QC, …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Felix Sandstrom

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 12:02 pm

  Felix Sandström, G Catches: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1997-01-12 Hometown: Gävle SWE …

Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Felix Sandstrom

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 12:02 pm

  Felix Sandström, G Catches: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1997-01-12 Hometown: Gävle SWE …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Dennis Yan

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 11:57 am

  Dennis Yan, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-04-14 Hometown: Portland, OR, USA …

Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Dennis Yan

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 11:57 am

  Dennis Yan, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-04-14 Hometown: Portland, OR, USA …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

by Zach Hopkins Jun 27, 2015, 11:51 am

    Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-10-31 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE …