Early 2020 Draft Class Viewing

By |2019-03-30T23:54:23-04:00March 31st, 2019|Feature Story|

    As April rolls around, so does the draft lottery and a taste of draft season starts to appear. As most hockey fans have a good idea on the 2019 draft class, this is a good time to share my thoughts on the 2020 draft class, one in which we will be analyzing for [...]

Projecting Prospect Point Potential Using PNHLe:

By |2019-03-29T18:16:28-04:00March 29th, 2019|Feature Story|

(Photo Credit to Icing.no)   Over the course of a long season, a prospect’s point production can swing greatly based on many variables: linemates, usage, time-on-ice, slumps and streaks, only to name a few. However, the pattern that has been developed over the course of an entire season can give great insight into how that [...]

NCAA Report – Ryan Poehling (March 2019)

By |2019-03-21T19:54:24-04:00March 21st, 2019|Feature Story|

  The St. Cloud State University Huskies finished this season as the number one ranked team in the nation for the second consecutive year, with a 28-4-3 record.   Led by an experienced group of older players, St. Cloud was elite across the board. They scored a total of 142 goals – the second highest [...]

DPR Episode 52: Junior Scoring Leaders, Shane Wright, and NCAA Free Agents

By |2019-03-20T23:07:59-04:00March 20th, 2019|DobberProspects Radio|

Episode 52 deep dives with USHL Scout Dave MacDonald as he joins the show to review the OHL Cup final, Shane Wright who is headed to the Kingston Frontenacs as the Sixth player to be granted exceptional status following John Tavares, Connor McDavid, Sean Day, Aaron Ekblad, and Joe Veleno. Dave also talks about Adam [...]

SHL Report – March 2019

By |2019-03-20T13:37:35-04:00March 20th, 2019|Feature Story|

  Welcome to another edition of the SHL Report! Before taking a quick hit approach as to the latest and greatest in Swedish hockey prospects, if you do not follow the SHL closely it is important to mention that the 2019 SHL Playoff brackets are now underway! Concluding the 52-game regular season on March 14th, [...]

Prospect Deep Dive: Ville Heinola

By |2019-03-17T13:51:36-04:00March 18th, 2019|Feature Story|

  Finnish defenseman Ville Heinola is one of the top defenders available for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He may not wow you with speed, a big slap shot or big hits. But his all-around package is very intriguing for the modern NHL. In all likelihood, Bowen Byram will be the first blueliner taken in [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Pre-playoff rests are coming

By |2019-03-16T23:03:10-04:00March 17th, 2019|Prospects Rambling|

image courtesy of NHL.com   *** With roughly 10 games to go in the regular season, wild card spots and home ice advantage have yet to be locked-in for most playoff matchups. Teams are beginning to be mathematically eliminated from the post-season, while others have almost clinched. Because of the top-heavy nature of certain divisions and [...]