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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DPR - Episode 29: Summer Series - Oilers, Sharks, Hurricanes, Bruins and Golden Knights with Daniel Negreanu

by Paul Zwambag Aug 16, 2017, 11:21 am

  Western Teams Peter looks at some Edmonton Oilers prospects and who may make the team, players include; Anton Slepyshev, Joseph Gambardella, Caleb Jones, Ziyat Paigin and Dylan Wells Paul talks about some NHL ready San Jose Sharks prospects, …

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Cam Robinson’s 2018 NHL Draft Rankings: August 2017 Edition

by Cam Robinson Aug 14, 2017, 10:52 pm

    For the ninth time in the past 10 years, Team Canada has left the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament as champions.  This year, they defeated the host Czech’s to reclaim their title after falling all the …

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August 31-in-31: Minnesota Wild

by Dobber Sports Aug 14, 2017, 7:17 pm

  Season Summary/Expectations   The Minnesota Wild had their most successful regular season in their brief existence last year finishing with 49 wins and 106 points to finish 2nd in the Central Division. As the trade deadline approached, …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Logan Stanley

by Jamie Zadow Aug 14, 2017, 5:00 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: August 2017 - Stanley will be heading home next season as the Kitchener Rangers acquired the 19-year-old in a trade with the …

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Prospects Rambling: 2017 Ivan Hlinka Review, Will Butcher and Alex Kerfoot pending FA

by Peter Harling Aug 14, 2017, 2:17 pm

The 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ended over the weekend and Team Canada continued its dominance at the tournament claiming their ninth Gold in ten years. What prospects made an impact in the tournament? Let’s …

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Prospect Ramblings - Deep League Prospect Adds and Drops

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 13, 2017, 12:44 pm

In the middle of the fantasy off-season, there's probably not a whole lot of action happening on your Yahoo, Fantrax, or ESPN league pages right now. This is true enough for the DPFHL league consisting …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Tyler Steenbergen

by Keith Duggan Aug 12, 2017, 7:12 pm

    Tyler Steenbergen, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 188 Born: 1998-1-07 Hometown:  Sylvan Lake, Alberta Canada Drafted:2017 by Arizona Coyotes, fifth-round, 128th overall             Observations: August 2017- After getting passed over in the 2016 draft, a good way to get scouts to notice you …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Marek Langhamer

by Keith Duggan Aug 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

  Marek Langhamer, G Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1994-7-22 Birthplace: Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic Drafted: 2012 by Phoenix Coyotes, 184th Overall         Observations: August 2017- The Coyotes have resigned Langhamer to a one-year, two-way contract. The netminder posted a 8-11-2 record with …

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August 31-in-31: Edmonton Oilers

by spencer97 Aug 12, 2017, 1:36 am

Coming off a surprising season that found the Edmonton Oilers place second in the Pacific division, and have them make it to the second round of the playoffs, the young Oilers squad is ready to …

Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Detroit Red Wings

by jameson Aug 11, 2017, 10:35 am

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 years and with team captain Henrik Zetterberg set to turn 37 in October, the Red Wings must move in a new direction and have started …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Jesper Boqvist

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 11, 2017, 10:30 am

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: August 2017 – Boqvist’s speeds and skills were on display in Plymouth last week as he tallied two goals …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Aarne Talvitie

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 11, 2017, 10:30 am

Aarne Talvitie, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 198 Born:  1999-2-11 Hometown: Espoo, Finland Drafted: 160th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft Observations: August 2017 – Talvitie was another Devils prospect who had a strong showing at the World …

New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Joey Anderson

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 11, 2017, 10:30 am

Joey Anderson, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-06-19 Hometown: Roseville, MN Drafted: 73rd overall in the third round of the 2016 draft   Observations: August 2017 – Anderson was turning some heads during the World Junior Summer Showcase. Even though …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Mason Appleton

by Jamie Zadow Aug 11, 2017, 10:23 am

Mason Appleton, C Shoots: R                             Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1996-01-15 Hometown: Green Bay, WI, USA Drafted: 6th round 2015 168th overall Observations: August 2017 – Appleton is a smooth-skating center that can play in all situations – including the power play and …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Michael Spacek

by Jamie Zadow Aug 11, 2017, 10:15 am

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: August 2017 – Spacek led the WHL's Red Deer Rebels in scoring last season with 30 goals and 85 …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Luke Green

by daviddickenson Aug 11, 2017, 10:15 am

Luke Green, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 Born: 1998-01-12 Hometown:  Bedford, NS Drafted: 79th overall in the third round of the 2016 draft by Winnipeg Jets Observations: January 2017 – Green has been a fast riser this season in the Jets …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Erik Foley

by daviddickenson Aug 11, 2017, 10:10 am

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: August 2017 – It was a banner year for the sophomore at Providence as he finished second on the team in …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Jordan Kyrou

by dabrams2021 Aug 11, 2017, 9:55 am

Jordan Kyrou, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-00 Weight: 180 Born: 1998-05-08 Hometown:  Toronto, ON Drafted: St. Louis, 35th overall 2016   Observations: August 2017 – St. Louis Blues 2nd Round pick 2016.  Kyrou was a favorite of some scouts and he showed some tremendous …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Ivan Barbashev

by dabrams2021 Aug 11, 2017, 9:50 am

Ivan Barbashev, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Born: 1995-12-14 Hometown: Moskva, RUS Drafted: 2014 by the St. Louis Blues, 33rd overall   Observations: August 2017 – Barbeshev was selected in the second round (33rd) in the 2014 draft.  I thought he had …

St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Robert Thomas

by dabrams2021 Aug 11, 2017, 9:45 am

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: August 2017 – Thomas was selected 20th in the 2017 draft by St. Louis.  Thomas was selected to play in …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Quinton Howden

by Jamie Zadow Aug 11, 2017, 9:30 am

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: August 2017 – The 25-year-old was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Jets in June and remains an …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Jan Kostalek

by Jamie Zadow Aug 11, 2017, 9:20 am

  Jan Kostalek, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Born: 1995-02-17 Hometown: Praha, CZE Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 114th Overall   Observations: August 2017 – Kostalek wrapped up his second season in the AHL with much of the same from his rookie campaign, …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Brenden Kichton

by Jamie Zadow Aug 11, 2017, 9:20 am

Brenden Kichton, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1992-06-18 Hometown: Spruce Grove, AB Drafted: 2011 by New York Islanders, 127th Overall & 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 190th Overall             Observations: October 2016 – Winnipeg optioned Kichton to their AHL affiliate the Manitoba …

Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Scott Kosmachuk

by daviddickenson Aug 11, 2017, 9:20 am

Scott Kosmachuk, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 189 Born: 1994-01-24 Hometown:  Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: 3rd round in 2012, 70th overall           Observations: August 2017 – Kosmachuk played out his entry-level contract in the AHL last season, finishing with 11 goals and 28 …

Dallas Stars Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Dallas Stars

by mjk121882 Aug 10, 2017, 9:28 pm

Just two years removed from a division championship, the Stars will look to regain that status. They have all the tools with the likes of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin leading the way, with improved …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Scott Harrington

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 10, 2017, 6:12 pm

Scott Harrington, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 Born: 1993-3-10 Hometown: Kingston, ON Drafted: 2011 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 54th Overall             Observations: August 2017 –  Harrington, considered by many the Blue Jackets’ eighth defenseman, has inked a $1.35M two-year, one-way contract with Columbus. Kevin Wickersham   June …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Josh Anderson

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 10, 2017, 6:07 pm

Josh Anderson, D Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 220 Born: 1998-08-29 Hometown: Nanaimo, BC Drafted: 71st overall 2016 (3rd round) by Colorado             Observations: August 2017 - The best news from 2016-17 is that Anderson finished the season with 69 games played, meaning the …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Spencer Martin

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

  Spencer Martin, G Catches: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 198 Born: 1995-05-08 Hometown: Oakville, ON, CA Drafted: 63rd overall 2013 by Colorado       Observations: August 2017 - Martin's fantasy stock has risen now that he is the organization's only goaltending prospect with any NHL aspirations …

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Prospects Rambling: Summer Showcase Wrap / Blue Lines - Finland or Sweden?

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 10, 2017, 6:00 am

  Have you seen Casey Mittelstadt lately? Buffalo must be overjoyed with his work at the Summer Showcase, especially following a superb performance at Sabres’ Development Camp a few weeks ago. He assertively registered nine points …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Matthew Phillips

by Joel Henderson Aug 9, 2017, 9:10 pm

Matthew Phillips, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-6 Weight: 141 Born: 1998-04-06 Hometown:  Calgary, AB Drafted: 2016 Rd 6, 166 overall.           Observations: Aug 2017: Matthew finished the season with a solid 50 goals and 90 points. He managed to create some buzz at the …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Morgan Klimchuk

by Brad Wilson Aug 9, 2017, 9:06 pm

  Morgan Klimchuk, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1995-03-02 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Calgary Flames, 28th Overall     Observations: Aug 2017 - After improving from nine points to 43, Klimmer remains one of the most underated prospects in the …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Joonas Korpisalo

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 9, 2017, 12:15 pm

Joonas Korpisalo, G Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 168 Born: 1994-04-28 Hometown: Pori, Finland Drafted: 2012 by Columbus, 62nd overall           Observations: August 2017 - Korpisalo inked a two-year extension with Columbus to presumably continue as Vezina-winner Sergei Bobrovsky’s understudy. He will be paid …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

John Ramage

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 9, 2017, 12:01 pm

John Ramage, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 201 Born: 1991-02-01 Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN Drafted 2010 by Calgary, 103rd overall           Observations: August 2017 - After inking a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets’ organization Ramage appears set as a blue line …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Alex Texier

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 9, 2017, 12:01 pm

Alexandre Texier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1999-09-13 Hometown:  Grenoble, FRA Drafted: 45th overall in the second round of the 2017 draft             Observations: August 2017 – Texier, the first player hailing from the French hockey leagues ever selected in the …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Andrew Peeke

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 9, 2017, 12:00 pm

Andrew Peeke, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-03-17 Hometown: Parkland, FL, USA Drafted:  34th overall in round two of the 2016 draft Observations: August 2017 - Peeke skated in two contests for Team USA at the recent World Junior …

August 31-in-31, Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

August 31-in-31: Columbus Blue Jackets

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 9, 2017, 6:00 am

That was the Blue Jackets’ best year yet. Vaulting  from their previous 34-40-8 campaign and just 76 points (fourth-worst in the league), they earned the NHL’s fourth-highest point total with 108 and a 50-24-8 record …

Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Pierre-Luc Dubois

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 8, 2017, 8:05 pm

  Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-06-24 Hometown:  Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC, CAN Drafted: 3rd Overall 2016 by Columbus Blue Jackets             Observations: August 2017 – Admitting perhaps he played it a bit too conservatively in an effort to display a well-rounded, …

Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Colorado Avalanche

by Hayden Soboleski Aug 8, 2017, 7:57 pm

  The good news for the Avs is that it can't get much worse. After a disaterous 2016-17, the organization has stocked up on some NHL depth and some smooth-skating prospects (see my Entry Draft article …

Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Chicago Blackhawks

by Peter Harling Aug 7, 2017, 11:15 am

You really have to tip your hat to the Hawks the way they have managed their roster around the salary cap. You can’t argue with success and the Hawks have three Stanley Cup Banners hanging …

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August 31-in-31: Carolina Hurricanes

by Kevin LeBlanc Aug 6, 2017, 1:19 pm

  As Carolina started down the path on their eventual rebuild, they knew it would be a long road towards building a product and organizational depth that would be a foundation for the future. Luckily, that …

Calgary Flames Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Calgary Flames

by Joel Henderson Aug 5, 2017, 9:00 am

August 31-in-31: Calgary Flames Flames fans have been spoiled by their prospects in the last number of years. Immediate impact from Matthew Tkachuk in 2016-17 continues the trend set by high first-rounders Monahan and Bennett. However, …

Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Cliff Pu

by Mark Allan Aug 4, 2017, 2:08 pm

    Cliff Pu, RW   Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-06-03 Hometown: North York, ON, CAN Drafted: 2016, by the Buffalo Sabres, 69th overall   Observations: August 2017 – Cliff Pu is a dominant scorer at the junior level who possesses strong hockey IQ …

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August 31-in-31: Buffalo Sabres

by Max Marko Aug 4, 2017, 11:33 am

It feels like the 2017 NHL Draft just happened, but believe it or not the 2017-2018 NHL season is almost here. Here at Dobber Prospects, that means that is time for the August 31-in-31. In …

Boston Bruins Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Boston Bruins

by Mike Drover Aug 3, 2017, 11:58 am

It’s August already! Everyone knows what that means, it means it’s almost hockey season again and things are heating up in the fantasy hockey world. Here at DobberProspects we’ve already got our draft done for …

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DPR - Episode 28: Summer Series - Flames, Wild, Red Wings, Lightning and Maple Leafs with Mike Augello

by Paul Zwambag Aug 3, 2017, 10:53 am

  Western Teams Paul covers the Western Conference talking prospects from the Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild. Players discussed include Mike Jankowski, Rasmus Andersson, Morgan Klimchuk and Dillon Dube from the Flames. Joel Eriksson Ek, Kirill Kaprizov, Luke Kunin, …

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Prospects Rambling: Summer Showcase - Team Canada

by Kevin LeBlanc Aug 2, 2017, 11:35 pm

As Hayden noted earlier this week with his piece on the defending gold medal winning Team USA (you can find it here), this week is the 2017 World Juniors Summer Showcase. Teams will a good …

Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Arizona Coyotes

by Keith Duggan Aug 2, 2017, 1:05 am

The Coyotes have been seeing the impact of being, how can I say this; terrible would be the word, and building through the draft. The last few seasons saw an influx of rookies joining and …

Anaheim Ducks Top Prospects, Feature Story

August 31-in-31: Anaheim Ducks

by Peter Harling Aug 1, 2017, 1:03 am

Some owners are writing off Corey Perry after the worst season of his career, but at a recent season ticket holder event Bob Murray told his audience that he suffered a MCL sprain during the …

Feature Story, Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

July 31-in-31: Winnipeg Jets

by Jamie Zadow Jul 31, 2017, 6:00 am

  NHL Entry Draft   The Jets used all eight of their picks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and the clear focus was stocking the prospects cupboard full of defensemen. The team selected just two forwards at …

Feature Story, Washington Capitals Top Prospects

Washington Capitals July 31-in-31

by Pat Quinn Jul 30, 2017, 10:00 am

WASHINGTON CAPITALS JULY 31-in-31 2017  The Capitals had a light draft, with only four picks, and concentrated those picks in prospect areas they are already deep on. Three of the four Capitals picks were defensemen and …