Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Feb 17, 2018, 3:46 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: Feb 2018 - As much as David Rittich and Jon Gillies celebrate being at the NHL level, Mason McDonald …

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Prospect Ramblings: Regina Pats - Head start on the Memorial Cup (Jan 10 2018)

by Joel Henderson Jan 10, 2018, 3:59 pm

Sam Steel (ANA). Jake Leschyshyn (VGS). Josh Mahura (ANA). Nick Henry. (COL) Just a few names who are holding down the fort as help arrives.   Regina Pats currently sit 16th overall in the WHL standings. With a 21-19-3 record, the …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Jan 2, 2018, 1:47 am

  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 2018 - In his NHL debut, he slotted on the fourth line, receiving 7:25 ice time. He could have …

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DobberProspects Radio

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 …

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Feature Story

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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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Henrik Haapala

by Jokke Nevalainen Feb 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Haapala, Henrik, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 Born: 1994-02-28 Hometown:  Lempaala, Finland Drafted: Undrafted       Observations: February 2018 – Haapala has been loaned to Tampere Tappara team in Liiga for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season. Haapala struggled to find a proper …

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Prospect Ramblings: Are we actually getting better at scouting?

by Hayden Soboleski Feb 18, 2018, 7:00 am

*** One of the most fun (but often depressing) things to do is to look back at draft days from years past, and see the inevitable big misses. NHL teams' scouting departments aren't perfect and never …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Kale Howarth

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 18, 2018, 12:12 am

  Kale Howarth, C Shoots: L Height: 6-05 Weight: 207 Born: 1997-06-10 Hometown: Red Deer, AB, CAN Drafted: 148th overall in the fifth round of the 2017 draft             Observations: February 2018 - Following a three-game suspension earlier this month for his third blow to …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Markus Nutivaara

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 18, 2018, 12:10 am

  Markus Nutivaara, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1994-06-06 Hometown: Oulu, FIN Drafted: 189th overall in the seventh round of the 2015 draft Observations: February 2018 - Following some time on the second pairing with Jack Johnson and a Valentine's evening …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Morgan Klimchuk

by Brad Wilson Feb 17, 2018, 3:22 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: Feb 2018 - An incredibly underated player. He recieves his first call up to the NHL as the Flames place …

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Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Nikita Scherbak

by Mike Barrett Feb 17, 2018, 11:05 am

Nikita Scherbak, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1995-12-30 Hometown: Moskva, RUS Drafted: 2014 by Montreal Canadiens, 26th overall         Observations: February 2018 - Scherbak has flashed his major potential a few times since being recalled by Montreal this month, though most …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Aaron Luchuk

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 10:59 pm

Aaron Luchuk, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 184 Born: 1997-04-04 Hometown:  Kingston, ONT Drafted: Signed as Free Agent by Ottawa Senators             Observations: February 2018 - After going undrafted in all years of eligibility, Aaron Luchuk was sought after and signed by the Ottawa Senators …

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Liiga Report - February 2018

by niko Feb 16, 2018, 3:49 pm

  Miro Heiskanen keeps doing Miro Heiskanen things. He and Eeli Tolvanen have been named to the Finnish Olympic team.   {source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fi"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoStars?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoStars</a> prospect Miro Heiskanen scored in a 2-0 exhibition win over Czech …

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Feature Story

USHL Update - Tyler Madden

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 16, 2018, 1:19 pm

As we hit the two-thirds mark for the USHL campaign, with teams clustered around the 40-game point in a 60-contest regular schedule, one prospect in particular has raced up the rankings. While the league’s generally most …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Barzal Keeps Rolling, Yamamoto Rising & The Five Nations Tournament

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 1:17 pm

    Well, I’m back! I’ve been on the shelf for a few weeks after a little snowboarding incident resulted in the dreaded concussion-like symptoms (aka. a concussion - see it's not that hard to just say …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Brendan Gaunce

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 1:16 pm

Brendan Gaunce, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1994-03-25 Hometown: Markham, Ontario Drafted: 2012 by Vancouver Canucks, 26th Overall           Observations: February 2018 - Gaunce has continued to find a role on the Canucks, albeit a small one. The former first round …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Philip Holm

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 12:46 pm

Philip Holm, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 Born: 1991-12-08 Hometown: Stockholm, SWE Signed as Free Agent (05/27/17)           Observations: February 2018 - Holm has found quick success in his first year of pro hockey in North America. The 26-year-old rearguard has led …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Dmitri Zhukenov

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 12:41 pm

  Dmitri Zhukenov, C Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Born: 1997-03-24 Hometown:  Omsk, Russia Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 114th overall           Observations: February 2018 - With his junior eligibility completed, Zhukenov returned home to Russia and signed a two-year pact with Avangard Omsk of …

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St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Nikita Soshnikov

by Peter Harling Feb 15, 2018, 9:15 pm

  Nikita Soshnikov, RW Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 183 Born: 1993-10-14 Hometown: Nizhny Tagil, Russia Drafted: Signed as Free Agent           Observations: February 2018 - The St. Louis Blues acquired Soshnikov from the Leafs for a 2019 4th round pick. Soshnikov was made available …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Chris DiDomenico

by Peter Harling Feb 15, 2018, 9:07 pm

  Chris DiDomenico, C Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 174 Born: 1989-2-20 Hometown: Woodbridge, Ont. Drafted: 2007 6th round 164th overall – Toronto maple Leafs             Observations: February 2018- DiDomenico has made a triumphant return to North America and has split his season between the …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Ville Pokka

by Peter Harling Feb 15, 2018, 8:49 pm

Ville Pokka, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 206 Born: 1994-06-03 Hometown: Tornio, Finland Drafted: 2012 by the New York Islanders, 34th overall             Observations: February 2018 - Just a few days after trading away Dion Phaneuf, the Ottawa Senators have acquired Ville Pokka …

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Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Michael Pezzetta

by Mike Barrett Feb 15, 2018, 7:06 pm

  Michael Pezzetta LW Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Born: 1998-03-13 Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Drafted: 2016 by Montreal Canadiens, 160th Overall     Observations: February 2018 – Possessing a nice combination of size and skating ability, Pezzetta was a highly touted OHL pick going …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings - The Central top 5 - February 15 2018

by Pat Quinn Feb 15, 2018, 4:11 am

  Welcome to the Thursday ramblings …again. It is time for my top five prospects on the Central teams, hopefully you are excited. Also any prospect moves that happen with the NHL trade deadline looming I …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Adam Gaudette

by Cam Robinson Feb 13, 2018, 3:09 pm

  Adam Gaudette, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Born: 1996-10-03 Hometown: Braintree, MA, USA Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 149th overall             Observations: February 2018 - The good times keep on rolling for the Canucks' 2015 fifth-round selection. The Junior standout led his …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Michael Spacek

by Jamie Zadow Feb 13, 2018, 2:59 pm

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: February 2018 - In his first full season with the Moose, Spacek has struggled at times to find his …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Eric Comrie

by daviddickenson Feb 13, 2018, 2:57 pm

    Eric Comrie, G Catches: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Born: 1995-07-06 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Drafted: 2013 by Winnipeg Jets, 59th Overall           Observations: February 2018 - Comrie is mired in a goaltending battle with Michael Hutchinson this year, but that’s a good problem to …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Jack Roslovic

by daviddickenson Feb 13, 2018, 2:55 pm

Jack Roslovic, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-29 Hometown: Columbus, OH, USA Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 25th overall         Observations: February 2018 - Roslovic was called up by the Jets in the New Year and quickly saw some time in …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Kyle Connor

by daviddickenson Feb 13, 2018, 2:52 pm

  Kyle Connor, LC Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Born: 1996-12-09 Hometown: Shelby Township, MI, USA Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 17th overall         Observations: February 2018 - This season has been a bit of a coming out party for Connor, thanks in large …

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Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Logan Stanley

by Jamie Zadow Feb 13, 2018, 2:49 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: February 2018 - Stanley is enjoying a nice campaign for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. He leads all Rangers defensemen with …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospects Ramblings: Beanpot Review, Five Nations Preview and NHL Trade Deadline Thoughts

by Peter Harling Feb 13, 2018, 12:09 am

Some of the upcoming mile stone markers this season to come are the Beanpot Tournament, which I am watching as I write this, the Five Nations U-18, and the NHL Trade Deadline, which is less …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Justin Kloos

by couching Feb 12, 2018, 3:59 pm

Justin Kloos, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-09 Weight: 183 Born: 1999-11-30 Hometown: Lakeville, MN, USA Drafted: Undrafted, signed 2017    Observations: February 2018 - Former captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Kloos is an undrafted signee who’s had a promising start to his AHL career. …

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Chicago Blackhawks Top Prospects

Ian Mitchell

by Tony Carr Feb 12, 2018, 3:54 pm

Ian Mitchell, D Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Born: 1999-01-18 Hometown: Calahoo, AB Drafted: 2nd round, 57th overall by Chicago in 2017   Observations: February 2018- Mitchell has taken his considerable skill set to the University of Denver where he has continued to …

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Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Robbie Russo

by markmhillier Feb 12, 2018, 1:05 pm

Robbie Russo, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Born: 1993-02-15 Hometown: Westmont, Ill., USA Draft: Signed as free agent by Detroit in 2015             Observations: February 2018 - After signing a two-year deal with the Red Wings, Russo continues to toil away for …

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Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Zach Gallant

by markmhillier Feb 12, 2018, 12:50 pm

Gallant, Zach, C Shoots: L Height: 6-02 Weight: 188 Born: 1999-03-06 Hometown: Oakville, Ont, Can Drafted: 83rd overall in the third round of the 2017 draft Observations: February 2018 - Gallant continues to develop in his third season with the Peterborough Petes. He plays a …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Tyler Motte

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 11, 2018, 11:08 pm

  Tyler Motte, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-03-10 Hometown: St. Clair,MI Drafted: 121st overall in 2013 by Chicago           Observations: February 2018 - After sticking in Columbus largely due to Jacket injuries, Motte has seen NHL ice more than AHL ice …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Top Prospects

Gabriel Carlsson

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 11, 2018, 11:00 pm

  Gabriel Carlsson, D Shoots: L Height: 6-4          Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-02 Hometown: Orebro, SWE Drafted: 2015 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 29th overall           Observations: February 2018 - Carlsson has spent the bulk of his time in the AHL this campaign, further developing his shutdown …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Kaapo Kähkönen

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:48 pm

  Kaapo Kähkönen, G Catches: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 298 Born: 1996-08-16 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2014 by Minnesota Wild, 109th overall   Observations: February 2018 - Kahkonen only continues to improve in the Finnish Liiga playing against men. The 21 year old is almost …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Stephen Michalek

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:42 pm

  Stephen Michalek, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-08-06 Hometown: Hartford, CT, USA Drafted: 2011 by the Minnesota Wild, 161st overall           Observations: February 2018 - The big 23 year old goaltender from Hartford has continued to be a solid AHL netminder …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Mike Reilly

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:41 pm

Mike Reilly, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Born: 1993-07-13 Hometown Chanhassen, MN, USA Drafted: 2011 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 98th overall               Observations: February 2018 - Reilly has found himself playing almost every night on the NHL roster, and he appears as …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Jordan Greenway

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:39 pm

Jordan Greenway, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-5 Weight: 222 Born: 1997-02-16 Hometown: Potsdam, New York, USA Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 50th overall Observations: Februrary 2018 - Greenway’s excellent physical game has earned him a spot on the US Olympic Team in …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Ales Stezka

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:38 pm

Ales Stezka, G Catches: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 179 Born: 1997-01-06 Hometown: Liberec, Czech Republic Drafted: 2015 by the Minnesota Wild, 111th overall             Observations: February 2018 - After two seasons in the USHL, Stezka signed a two year contract in the Czech Republic …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Joel Eriksson Ek

by couching Feb 11, 2018, 3:36 pm

Joel Eriksson Ek, C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 183 Born: 1997-01-29 Hometown: Karlstad, SWE Drafted: 2015 by Minnesota Wild, 20th overall         Observations: February 2018 - Eriksson Ek’s first full season in North America has been a step in the right direction. He …

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New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Mario Lucia

by Edric Feb 11, 2018, 3:30 pm

Mario Lucia, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-08-25 Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA Drafted: 2011 by Minnesota Wild, 60th Overall     Observations: February 2018 - Lucia was traded in a package to the New Jersey Devils for hard-hitting 25 year old AHL …

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New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Christoph Bertschy

by Edric Feb 11, 2018, 3:21 pm

  Christoph Bertschy, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-04-05 Hometown:Dudingen, Switzerland Drafted: 2012 by the Minnesota Wild, 158th overall         Observations: February 2018 - Bertschy was traded to the New Jersey Devils for hard-hitting 25 year old AHL defender Viktor Loov. It …

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Prospects Rambling

Prospects Rambling: Prospect trade deadline bait

by Hayden Soboleski Feb 11, 2018, 1:02 pm

*** The trade deadline is approaching, and rather than list off the same NHL names you'll hear in rumors for the next two weeks, lets look at some of the prospects that could be in the …

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Arizona Coyotes Top Prospects

Pierre-Olivier Joseph

by Keith Duggan Feb 10, 2018, 7:02 pm

        Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 160 Born: 1999-7-01 Hometown:  Chambly, Que., CAN Drafted:2017 by Arizona Coyotes, 23rd overall             Observations: February 2018- Joseph is in the midst of an excellent season, putting up 10 goals and 38 points in 46 games …

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Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Jeremy Gregoire

by Mike Barrett Feb 8, 2018, 10:13 pm

  Jeremy Gregoire C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 194 Born: 1995-09-05 Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada Drafted: 2013 by Montreal Canadiens, 176th Overall     Observations: February 2018 – Resurrecting hopes of an NHL career, Jeremy Gregoire has already surpassed his professional career high by five …

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Prospect Ramblings - Pacific Top Prospects - February 8, 2018

by Pat Quinn Feb 8, 2018, 4:00 am

via Hockey Fan Land[/caption]   Welcome back, it is the Thursday action ramblings.   The music choice will be brought to you by one of the best bands today. {youtube}So-yZjdHnK8{/youtube}   *******************   I was reading through the TSN site Tuesday and came …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Sam Meletic

by Mark Allan Feb 7, 2018, 11:39 pm

  *taken from NHL.com     Sam Miletic, LW/C  Shoots: L  Height: 6-0  Weight: 196  Born: 1997-05-04  Hometown: Broomfield Township, Mich., USA  Drafted: Signed Sept. 2017 by Pittsburgh as undrafted free agent  Observations:  February 2018 – Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford’s timing was good when he signed a three-year, entry-level deal with Miletic, who had 69 points in 100 games …

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Vegas Golden Knights Top Prospects

Zac Leslie

by Jamie Feb 7, 2018, 10:18 pm

  Zac Leslie, D Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Born: 1994-01-31 Hometown: Ottawa, ON, CA Drafted: 2013 by LA Kings, 178th Overall         Observations: February 2018 – Zac Leslie was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations. He …

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Prospect Ramblings: What is a second-round pick worth via trade? (Feb 7 2018)

by Joel Henderson Feb 7, 2018, 8:00 am

What is a second-round pick worth via trade?    Why not keep the pick and draft? I was in conversation on Twitter this week over Calgary's acquisition of Curtis Lazar last season. At the time, it was strange to pick …

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Prospect Scouting the 2018 Olympics

by Peter Harling Feb 5, 2018, 11:09 pm

The 2018 Winter Olympics are coming up fast, and like it, hate it or even if you are indifferent to the fact that NHL players will not be participating in the event this year, it …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

C.J. Smith

by Brad Phillips Feb 4, 2018, 8:05 pm

      C.J. Smith, LW   Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1994-12-01 Hometown: Des Moines, IA, USA Drafted: Undrafted   Observations:   February 2018 - Things just keep getting better and better for the rookie pro. Not only was he named to the AHL All Star …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Marcus Davidsson

by Max Marko Feb 4, 2018, 8:02 pm

      Marcus Davidsson, C   Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-11-18 Hometown: Tyreso, Sweden Drafted: 2017 by the Buffalo Sabres, 37th overall   Observations:   February 2018 - The second round selection has had a smashing season to date. He's been an important piece …

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