DPR Episode 84: NCAA Prospects Turning Pro with Joe Meloni of CHN

Peter Harling


It seems each year the NCAA keeps producing more and more and better prospects. The NCAA has become quite a feeder league for the NHL and Fantasy Hockey. This year has a weak class of free agent prospects, but a strong crop of drafted players.

Joe Meloni from CHN joins the show for another long episode and we discuss a lot of players you need to know or own in your fantasy leagues.

First up is the free agent class. As mentioned it is not outstanding, but there are some quality prospects.

Marc Michaelis (VAN)

Connor Mackey (CGY)

Brinson Pasichnuk (SNJ)

Jack Achan (BOS)

Alec Rauhausser (FLA)

Mitchell Chaffee (MIN)

And a player Pete didn’t catch that Joe says is the best of the bunch…Drew O’Connor (PIT)

We didn’t get to talk about all the players we wanted to but drafted and turning pro prospects we discuss include

John Leonard (SNJ) A great hidden gem uncovered by Joe

Scott perunovich (STL) The Hobey Baker winner

Dylan Samberg (WPG)

Evan Barratt (CHI)

Wade Allison and Tanner Laczynski (PHI)

Jason and David Cotton (CAR)

Ian Mitchell (CHI)

Mattias Samuelsson (BUF)

Patrick Harper (NAS)

We assume you already know all about the likes of Trevor Zegras, Alex Turcotte, K’Andre Miller, and Tyler Madden, so we dedicated our time to the lesser know but still fantasy relevant players.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!




Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Josh Bloom 4.5 5.5
Yegor Chinakhov 7.7 9.0
Luca Del Bel Belluz 7.5 7.5
Kirill Marchenko 8.0 5.5
Gregory Hofmann 7.0 5.0
Mikael Pyyhtiä 5.5 2.5
David Jiricek 8.5 9.5
Denton Mateychuk 8.5 8.5
Emil Bemström 8.0 8.5
Luke Evangelista 7.5 6.5