DPR – Episode 13: Rising Prospects, Future Watch & NCAA with Kevin LeBlanc

Paul Zwambag


Prospects on the Rise

Prospects that have developed this season and have seen their fantasy value surge and yet are still widely unowned across Fantrax leagues. Look to add these players if you can:

Paul's Picks

1. A.J. Greer (COL)

2. Blake Speers (NJ)

3. Cristoval Nieves (NYR)

Peter's Picks

1. Paul Ladue (LA)

2. Marcus Högberg (OTT)

3. Daniel O’Regan (SJ)



The Hockey News 2017 Future Watch Review

The Hockey News 2017 edition of Future Watch is out now. It is a great resource for finding prospects in your fantasy leagues. However it is not designed with fantasy hockey in mind so we review it and help you interpret the rankings for your fantasy hockey scouting purposes with tips, tricks and strategies.


Players ranked higher than in fantasy:

Kasperi Kapanen (TOR), Jacob Larsson (ANA), Max Jones (ANA) and Rasmus Asplund (BUF)

Players ranked lower than in fantasy:

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (BOS), Ilya Sorokin (NYI), Thatcher Demko (VAN), Jake Guentzel (PIT), Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) and Adrian Kempe (LA)



Interview with Kevin Leblanc covering all things NCAA

DobberProspects Associate Editor, Carolina Hurricanes scout and author of the monthly NCAA editorial Kevin LeBlanc joins the show to lend some more detailed insight and analysis on some of the top NCAA free agents, drafted prospects who could turn pro and more.


Top 2017 College FA’s:

Zach Aston-Reese – North Eastern

Mike Vecchione/ Spencer Foo – Union

Tyler Kelleher – New Hampshire


Other notable free agents:

Daniel Brickley, Gavin Bayreuther, Joe Gambardella, Matthew Gaudreau, Alex Iafallo


Drafted players who may sign and go pro:

Clayton Keller (ARI)

Charlie McAvoy (BOS)

Brock Boeser (VAN)

Adam Fox (CGY)


"Jimmy Vesey Rule" candidates:

Will Butcher (COL)

Alex Kerfoot (NJ)

John Hayden (CHI)


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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Andrei Buyalsky 4.5 3.5
Ivan Ivan 4.5 7.0
Matthew Stienburg 3.5 6.0
Oskar Olausson 7.5 8.5
Sampo Ranta 6.0 6.5
Tristan Luneau 7.5 8.0
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0
Jacob Julien 5.5 5.0
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0