Alex Guptill

Paul Zwambag

2016-02-28

Alex Guptill - image courtesy: manchestermonarchs.com

Alex Guptill, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 212

Born: 1992-3-3

Hometown: Newmarket, ON

Drafted: by Dallas, 3rd round 2010    (77th overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2016 – Alex Guptill has been traded to the Sabres along with teammates Eric O'Dell, Cole Schneider and Michael Sdao in a seven player trade between Ottawa and Buffalo. Jason Akeson, Phil Varone and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc are headed to the Ottawa Senators. Guptill will likely stay in the ECHL, he was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs ECHL team on January 20th. Alex has five goals and five assists for 10 points in 14 games with the Monarchs. – Paul Zwambag

 

April 2015 – There may not be a Senators prospect that had a bigger fall from grace in 2014-15 then winger Alex Guptill.  As a piece of the Jason Spezza trade, Guptill was expected to come in an challenge for top-six minutes in Binghamton this season.  Unfortunately the former Michigan Wolverine standout has struggled in his first full AHL season, posting only 14 points in 55 games.  His frame and offensive potential project a player who has the tools to be a NHL player, but from the looks of this season it will take time if Guptill is going to reach the highest level.  With many of Binghamton’s forwards graduating to the NHL in the past couple seasons, the opportunity is there for Guptill to grow as a player and play quality minutes next season.  He will need to improve his game and produce in order to not be passed by the other forwards in Ottawa’s prospect group. Kevin LeBlanc