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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 …

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 …

Prospects Rambling

Prospects Rambling: College Hockey Countdown (Part One)

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 28, 2016, 7:52 pm

This week the Preseason USCHO’s Division I Men’s College Hockey Poll was released. With the college hockey regular season starting in full force on October 1st, I figured now was a good time to dig …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Jesse Puljujarvi

by sullydraftgeek Sep 28, 2016, 6:58 pm

Jesse Puljujarvi, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-05-07 Hometown:  Alvkarleby, SWE Drafted: 4th Overall 2016 by Edmonton           Observations: September 2016 – After nursing a knee injury in the offseason that was potentially the deciding factor in not having him on …

Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Greg Chase

by sullydraftgeek Sep 28, 2016, 6:55 pm

  Greg Chase, C Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 204 Born: 1995-01-01 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, USA Drafted: Round 7. #188 overall in 2013 NHL Entry Draft   Observations: September 2016 – After his first full professional year of hockey where he split time with …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Will Bitten

by Mark Allan Sep 28, 2016, 3:35 am

Will Bitten, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 168 Born: 1998-07-10 Hometown: Ottawa, ON, CAN Drafted: Montreal 70th overall 2016           Observations: September 2016 - After refusing to report to the Flint Firebirds, WIll Bitten has finally had his wish granted as the Firebirds …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Devin Shore

by mjk121882 Sep 27, 2016, 8:15 am

Devin Shore, C Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Born: 1994-7-19 Hometown: Ajax, Ontario Drafted:  2012, 61st overall by Dallas         Observations: September 2016 – Shore sustained an injury during practice and it looks like he will be out for a while. It’s worth …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Maxime Lagace

by mjk121882 Sep 27, 2016, 8:12 am

Maxime Lagace, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-01-12 Hometown: Longueuil, PQ Drafted: Signed as Free Agent in 2012 by Dallas Stars           Observations: September 2016 – Lagace spelled Kari Lehtonen during the team’s first preseason game against the Blues. He stopped …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Brett Ritchie

by mjk121882 Sep 27, 2016, 8:05 am

Brett Ritchie, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 209 Born: 1992-07-01 Hometown: Orangeville, Ont. Drafted: 2011 by Dallas Stars, 44th Overall           Observations: September 2016 – With all of the shuffling of forwards within the last month, Brett Ritchie has the opportunity to play …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Jason Dickinson

by mjk121882 Sep 27, 2016, 8:00 am

Jason Dickinson, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1995-07-04 Hometown: Halton, ON Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 29th Overall   Observations: September 2016 – Dickinson had surgery on his hip during the summer, and it looks like he will be out for …

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Prospects Ramblings: World Cup, CHL, NHL Training Camp

by Peter Harling Sep 26, 2016, 10:53 pm

There is plenty happening in the hockey world to talk about, World Cup, CHL season, NHL training camp, All-American Top Prospects game, so let’s get to it. Team North America is a roster composed of recent …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Thomas Chabot

by Brad Phillips Sep 26, 2016, 5:51 pm

Thomas Chabot, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-01-30 Hometown: Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa Senators, 18th overall         Observations: September 2016 – It was messaged received loud and clear by the talented defenseman. After being called out by AGM …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Nick Paul

by Brad Phillips Sep 26, 2016, 5:50 pm

  Nicholas Paul, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1995-03-20 Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 101st overall     Observations: September 2016 – Paul is no doubt gunning to open the season with the big club, and a rash of …

Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Gabriel Gagne

by Brad Phillips Sep 26, 2016, 5:47 pm

Gabriel Gagne, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-5 Weight: 187 Born: 1996-11-11 Hometown: Laval, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa, 36th overall           Observations:   September 2016 – On the first day of training camp the Senators took care of some business by signing the big …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Frank Vatrano

by Michael Boeckler Sep 26, 2016, 5:43 pm

  Frank Vatrano, C Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 201 Born: 1994-03-14 Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA Drafted: Undrafted   Observations: September 2016 - Vatrano will be out approximately three months while he recovers from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left foot. The loss …

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DPR - Episode 02: Peter, Paul and Russ

by Paul Zwambag Sep 26, 2016, 9:39 am

Peter and Paul let us know who stood out at the NHL Prospect tournaments across North America, play a game of “Would You Rather” and have a chat with Sportsology’s Russ Cohen about some American …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Gabriel Fontaine

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 25, 2016, 6:08 pm

Gabriel Fontaine, C Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-04-30 Hometown:  Montreal, QC Drafted: 171st Overall 2016 by New York Rangers Observations: September 2016 – While he was passed over in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Gabriel Fontaine showed that hard work …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Steven Fogarty

by Rich Dillon Sep 25, 2016, 4:04 pm

Steven Fogarty, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 201 Born: 1993-04-19 Hometown: Edina, MN Drafted: 2011 by New York Rangers, 72nd Overall             Observations: September 2016 – Fogarty finished out his senior season with 10 goals and 13 assists in 37 games. He also …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Daniel Bernhardt

by Mark Allan Sep 25, 2016, 12:01 pm

      Daniel Bernhardt, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-04-11 Hometown: Huddinge, SWE Drafted: 119thth Overall 2015 by New York Rangers Observations: September 2016 – While Swedish speedster Daniel Bernhardt had a rough transition to North American ice with the London Knights …

New York Rangers Top Prospects

Adam Chapie

by Mark Allan Sep 25, 2016, 11:46 am

      Adam Chapie, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 185 Born: 1991-07-06 Hometown Rochester, MI Drafted: Signed as a Free Agent with New York Rangers   Observations: September 2016 – Chapie has seen consistent improvement at every level of hockey he has played in. The …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Joshua Mahura

by Zachary DeVine Sep 25, 2016, 11:22 am

  Joshua Mahura, D Shoots: Left Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-05-05 Hometown: St. Albert, AB, CAN Drafted: 2016 round 3 #85 overall by Anaheim Ducks   Observations: September 2016 – Another solid defensive prospect for a team that needs no help in that department. …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Travis Boyd

by Pat Quinn Sep 25, 2016, 11:00 am

Travis Boyd, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-09-14 Hometown:  Edina, MN Drafted: 6th round 2011 (117th overall)             Observations: September 2016 - During the Washington Capitals training camp Boyd stood out as the best player for the Capitals in all three …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Mikko Rantanen

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 25, 2016, 10:32 am

Mikko Rantanen, W Shoots: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 209 Born: 1996-10-29 Hometown: Nouslainen, FIN Drafted: 2015 by Colorado Avalanche, 10th overall       Observations: September 2016 - Rantanen suffered a sprained ankle in the Avalanche's Rookie Tournament, putting him out 2-4 weeks. He may still …

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Prospect Ramblings - Injuries Providing Opportunity (Sept 25 2016)

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 25, 2016, 8:00 am

Looking at the beneficiaries of training camp and World Cup injuries in this Sunday Ramblings...   *** Every year, injuries sustained in pre-season action give real-season ice time to prospects who weren't scheduled to earn it quite yet. …

Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Injuries, hotshots news at training camps (Sept. 24)

by Mark Allan Sep 24, 2016, 9:19 pm

After suffering a broken hand during the World Cup, Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray is missing three to six weeks of hockey action.   Some players don’t wait for the NHL season to begin before being hurt, which …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Matt Murray

by Mark Allan Sep 24, 2016, 4:48 pm

    Matt Murray, G Catches: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 179 Born: 1994-05-25 Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON, CAN Drafted: 2012 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 83rd Overall       Observations: September 2016 – The good news about Matt Murray's broken hand? He won't need surgery to repair the injury …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Rocco Grimaldi

by Lee Rayson Sep 24, 2016, 3:28 pm

Rocco Grimaldi, W Shoots: R Height: 5-6 Weight: 181 Born: 1993-02-08 Hometown: Rossmoor,  CA Drafted: 2011 by Florida Panthers, 33rd Overall           Observations: September 2016 - Grimaldi is making up for being the smallest player in Training Camp by being one of the best …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Chris Bigras

by Hayden Soboleski Sep 24, 2016, 3:22 pm

  Chris Bigras, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 194 Born: 1995-02-22 Hometown: Orillia, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Colorado Avalanche, 32nd Overall     Observations: September 2016 - Bigras has come into the Avs Training camp and Rookie Showcase and done nothing but impress. He …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Daniel Sprong

by Mark Allan Sep 23, 2016, 5:19 pm

  Daniel Sprong, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1997-03-17 Hometown: Amsterdam, NED Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, Pittsburgh, 46th overall       Observations: September 2016 – The Flying Dutchman will need another four or five months to recover from shoulder surgery. The sniping young …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Derrick Pouliot

by Mark Allan Sep 23, 2016, 5:06 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: September 2016 – It's just the first day of Pittsburgh's training camp, but Pouliot is impressing early with his skating and …

Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Thomas Di Pauli

by Mark Allan Sep 23, 2016, 4:48 pm

      Thomas Di Pauli, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1994-04-29 Hometown: Caldaro, Italy Drafted: 2012 by Washington Capitals 100th overall     Observations: September 2016 – The Italian native signed a two-year contract with the Penguins after completing his education at Notre Dame …

Los Angeles Kings Top Prospects

Joel Lowry

by Philip Sep 23, 2016, 3:58 pm

  Joel Lowry, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 193 Born: 1991-11-15 Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Drafted: 2011 by the Los Angeles Kings, 140th overall             Observations: September 2016 – Lowry's 2014-15 season-ending back injury (as mentioned below) continued to be an issue for him at …

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Prospect Ramblings: Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament Recap

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 23, 2016, 3:28 pm

The NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City wrapped up this week with the Carolina Hurricanes finishing off an undefeated tournament with a win over the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 to win the Matthew Wuest Memorial …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Simon Bourque

by Mike Barrett Sep 23, 2016, 8:00 am

Simon Bourque, D   Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Born: 1997-01-12 Hometown:  Longueuil, QC       Observations: September 2016 - Simon Bourque was sent back down to his junior club, as the Canadiens rookie camp came to a close, and NHL training camp is set …

Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Victor Mete

by Mark Allan Sep 23, 2016, 6:00 am

Victor Mete, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-06-07 Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: Montreal, 100th overall 2016           Observations: September 2016 - Mete was one of several Canadiens prospects to be sent down to their respective junior teams prior to NHL …

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Prospect Ramblings: CHL Opening Week is finally here (Sep 22)

by Paul Zwambag Sep 22, 2016, 4:30 pm

The CHL Hockey Season is back! Two games to kick off the OHL schedule last night, the QMJHL starts tonight and WHL starts Friday.   The OHL Regular Season has begun, Sarnia met up with the defending …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Patrik Laine

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:45 pm

a Patrik Laine, RW/LW Shoots: R Height: 6-04 Weight: 209 Born: 1998-4-19 Hometown:  Tampere, FIN Drafted: 2nd overall 2016 by Winnipeg Jets           Observations: September 2016 – It's hard not to love this kid. He is hungry to be one of the best in the …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Connor Hellebuyck

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:35 pm

Connor Hellebuyck, G Catches: L Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 Born: 1993-05-19 Hometown: Commerence, MI Drafted: 2012 by Winnipeg Jets, 130th Overall         Observations: September 2016 – The big American goalie took advantage of injuries last season to show he could hack it in the …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Kyle Connor

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:31 pm

  Kyle Connor, LC Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1996-12-09 Hometown: Shelby Township, MI, USA Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 17th overall         Observations: September 2016 – Connor was projected to be a long-term prospect for the Jets, when they drafted him in …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Marko Dano

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Marko Dano, C/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 183 Born: 1994-11-30 Hometown: Eisenstadt, AUT Drafted: 2013 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 27th Overall   Observations: September 2016 – Dano managed to play half the season in the NHL in 2015-16 between Chicago and Winnipeg, but …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Erik Foley

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:29 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: September 2016 – Not the most skilled player on the ice, but smart enough to realize his opportunities and pick his …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Logan Stanley

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:28 pm

Logan Stanley, D Shoots: L Height: 6-6 Weight: 216 Born: 1998-05-26 Hometown:  Kitchener, ON, CAN Drafted: Winnipeg, 18th overall 2016           Observations: September 2016 – Stanley saw his game develop by leaps and bounds in 2015-16 with the Windsor Spitfires. In addition to his …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Quinton Howden

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:27 pm

Quinton Howden, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 189 Born: 1992-01-21 Hometown: Oak Bank, MB Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, 25th Overall             Observations: September 2016 – Howden finally got to come home, after having a tough time cracking regular minutes with the Florida …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Eric Comrie

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:26 pm

    Eric Comrie, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Born: 1995-07-06 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 59th Overall           Observations: September 2016 – Comrie has battled a few injuries over the past few seasons, but that hasn't affected his long-term pro …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Chase De Leo

by daviddickenson Sep 21, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Chase De Leo, LC Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 174 Born: 1995-10-25 Hometown: La Miranda, CA, USA Drafted: 2014 by Winnipeg Jets, 99th overall               Observations: September 2016 – De Leo is another small, scoring forward in the Winnipeg organization, but for him the …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects

Shea Theodore

by Zachary DeVine Sep 21, 2016, 4:32 pm

Shea Theodore, D Shoots: L Height: 6’0 Weight: 170 Born: 1996-03-08 Hometown: Aldergrove, BC Drafted: 2013 by Anaheim Ducks, 26th Overall   Observations: September 2016 - Theodore only played in one game at the Rookie Showcase tournament, but there is little for him to …

San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Marcus Sorensen

by Zachary DeVine Sep 21, 2016, 4:30 pm

  Marcus Sorensen, LW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 Born: 1992-04-07   Hometown:    Södertälje, SWE   Drafted: 4th round 2010 (106th overall) Free Agent Signing - 2016-05-14     Observations: September 2016 - Sorensen continues to impress since his arrival in San Jose. At the development camp, his …

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Prospect Ramblings: Rookie Showcase Recap from Colorado (Sep 20)

by Zachary DeVine Sep 20, 2016, 4:30 pm

  The Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks gathered their best prospects for the inaugural Rookie Showcase event in Westminster Colorado. The assembly of prospects was excellent and an opportunity for the three teams …

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Prospects Ramblings: Updates from Rookie Tournaments

by Peter Harling Sep 20, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hockey is back! The World Cup is dominating hockey headlines and the annual rookie tournaments which usually have no competition this time of year are an afterthought. There are some prospects playing in the World …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Michael Spacek

by daviddickenson Sep 20, 2016, 1:30 pm

Michael   Spacek, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Born: 1997-04-09 Hometown: Marianske Lazne, CZE Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 108th overall         Observations: September 2016 – Spacek came over to North America in 2015-16 to play with the Red Deer Rebels, where …

Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Ilya Samsonov

by Pat Quinn Sep 20, 2016, 1:20 pm

  Ilya Samsonov, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 201 Born: 1997-02-22 Hometown: Magnitogorks, RUS Drafted: 2015 by Washington Capitals, 22nd overall         Observations: September 2016 - Samsonov has missed the first eight games for Metallurg Magnitogorsk to start the season, split the game he was back …