Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Andrew Mangiapane

by Joel Henderson Mar 12, 2018, 6:29 pm

  Andrew Mangiapane, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 190 Born: 1996-04-04 Hometown: Bolton, ON, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Calgary Flames, 166th overall       Observations: Mar 2018 - Stockton announced that Mangiapane is out for the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery. He …

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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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Prospects Rambling

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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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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DobberProspects Radio

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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Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Catching up on... everything

by Hayden Soboleski Apr 22, 2018, 12:06 pm

*** We are 10 days into the NHL playoffs, 3 days into AHL playoffs, amid the semifinals of OHL, WHL, and QMJHL playoffs, and a month and a half of SHL playoffs just wrapped up. My …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Owen Tippett

by Jokke Nevalainen Apr 21, 2018, 4:35 pm

  Owen Tippett, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1999-02-16 Hometown:  Peterborough, ON, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 10th overall by FLA             Observations: April 2018 – Tippett had a great season in the OHL where he scored 36 goals and 75 points …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Nick Paul

by Brad Phillips Apr 21, 2018, 4:35 pm

  Nicholas Paul, LW/C Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 203 Born: 1995-03-20 Hometown: Mississauga, ON, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 101st overall           Observations: April 2018 – Three years into his professional career and Paul is still struggling with the same issue that has …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Jayce Hawryluk

by Jokke Nevalainen Apr 21, 2018, 4:30 pm

  Jayce Hawryluk, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-01-01 Hometown: Yorkton, SK, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Florida Panthers, 32nd overall   Observations: April 2018 – Everything was looking good for Hawryluk just a few months ago but his offense has dried …

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Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Harri Sateri

by Jokke Nevalainen Apr 21, 2018, 4:25 pm

Harri Sateri, G Catches: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 207 Born: 1989-12-29 Hometown: Toijala, Finland Drafted: 2008 by San Jose Sharks, 106th Overall             Observations: April 2018 – Säteri played a good season in the AHL with 2.30 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage in 29 …

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St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Conner Bleackley

by joshepstein Apr 21, 2018, 4:17 pm

        Conner Bleackley, C Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 Born: 1996-07-02 Hometown: High River, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Colorado Avalanche, 23rd overall Drafted: 2016 by St. Louis, 144th overall     Observations: April 2018 – There are some prospects you just pull for, Bleackley is …

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St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Austin Poganski

by joshepstein Apr 21, 2018, 4:10 pm

  Austin Poganski, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1996-02-16 Hometown: St. Cloud, MN Drafted: 4th round 2014 (110th overall)           Observations: April 2018 –Having wrapped up his senior year with Notre Dame, the St. Louis Blues signed Poganski to a two year …

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St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Nikolaj Krag Christensen

by joshepstein Apr 21, 2018, 4:05 pm

Nikolaj Krag Christensen, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-03 Weight: 201 Born: 1998-08-12 Hometown: Rødovre, DEN Drafted: 7th round, 209th overall 2016 by St. Louis Observations: April 2018 – This season the 19-year old Danish winger spent time in multiple leagues across both Finland …

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St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Jake Walman

by joshepstein Apr 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

  Jake Walman, D Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 174 Born: 1996-02-20 Hometown: Toronto, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by St. Louis Blues, 87th overall           Observations: April 2018 - This was a tough season for Walman, his first as a professional. Coming off a strong …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Kelly Summers

by Brad Phillips Apr 20, 2018, 8:25 pm

  Kelly Summers, D Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 Born: 1996-04-29 Hometown: Renfrew, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by Ottawa Senators, 189th overall       Observations: April 2018 – After producing 10 points in his freshman year, Summers showed improvement on the offensive side of the puck …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Oskari Laaksonen

by marcusgriep Apr 20, 2018, 5:05 am

        Oskari Laaksonen, RHD   Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Born: 1999-07-02 Hometown: Tampere, Finland Drafted: 2017 by the Buffalo Sabres, 89th overall     Observations:   April 2018 - The Finnish puck moving defenseman Oskari Laaksonen stepped out of the U20’s and into the Liiga with …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Tanner Richard

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 4:45 am

Tanner Richard, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Born: 1993-04-06 Hometown: Jona, Switzerland Drafted 2012 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 71st Overall           Observations: April 2018 - Richard remains property of the Tampa Bay Lightning despite his departure from North America at the end …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Dominik Masin

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 4:30 am

Dominik Masin, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Born: 1996-02-01 Hometown: Mastec Kralove, Czech Republic Drafted: 2014 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 35th overall           Observations: April 2018 - After and underwhelming rookie campaign a year ago, Masin took strides as a sophomore and …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Mathieu Joseph

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 4:15 am

  Mathieu Joseph, RW   Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Born: 1997-02-09 Hometown: Chambly, QC, Canada Drafted: 2015 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 120th overall   Observations: April 2018 - The former fourth-round selection has had an absolute breakout rookie campaign with the Syracuse …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Jonas Johansson

by marcusgriep Apr 20, 2018, 4:07 am

Jonas Johansson, G Catches: L Height: 6-04 Weight: 200 Born: 1995-09-19 Hometown:  Gävle, SWE Drafted: 3rd round 2014 by Buffalo, 61st overall             Observations: April 2018 - Jonas Johansson played another 7 games at the AHL level with Rochester where he posted some pretty …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Sean Malone

by marcusgriep Apr 20, 2018, 4:05 am

Sean Malone, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Born: 1995-04-30 Hometown: West Seneca, NY Drafted: 6th round 2013 (159th overall)           Observations: April 2018 - A year after his impressive NCAA breakout season, Sean Malone settled in with his first pro season in …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Otto Somppi

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 4:00 am

  Otto Somppi, C   Shoots: L Height: 6-1 Weight: 181 Born: 1998-01-12 Hometown: Helsinki, FIN Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 206th overall   Observations: April 2018 - In his final Major-Junior rally, Somppi made significant strides as an offensive weapon with the …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Cole Guttman

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 3:15 am

  Cole Guttman, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 168 Born: 1999-04-06 Hometown:  Northridge, CA Drafted: 180th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft             Observations: April 2018 - After sitting out the majority of the USHL season with a hip injury that …

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Tampa Bay Lightning Top Prospects

Erik Cernak

by olafson1393 Apr 20, 2018, 3:00 am

Erik Cernak, D Shoots: R Height: 6-3 Weight: 203 Born: 1997-05-28 Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, Los Angeles, 43rd overall         Observations: April 2018 - In Cernak's rookie season with the Syracuse Crunch, the well prepared blue liner became a steady and consistent …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Victor Olofsson

by marcusgriep Apr 20, 2018, 2:45 am

    Victor Olofsson, RW   Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 172 Born: 1995-07-18 Hometown: Örnsköldvisk, SWE Drafted: 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres, 181st overall   Observations: April 2018 - Swedish sniper Victor Olofsson really saw a production jump this year in the first tier of Swedish …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Seth Griffith

by marcusgriep Apr 20, 2018, 2:15 am

  Seth Griffith, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Born: 1993-01-04 Hometown: Wallaceburg, ON Drafted: 2012 by Boston Bruins, 131st Overall     Observations: April 2018 - Once again, Seth Griffith continues to wallow in mediocrity in the barren "no mans land" in between the NHL …

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Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Nicholas Caamano

by jpmac Apr 20, 2018, 2:00 am

  Nicholas Caamano, RW Shoots: L Height: 6-01 Weight: 187 Born: 1998-09-07 Hometown:  Ancaster, ON, CAN Drafted: 5th round 2016 (146th overall)           Observations: April 2018 – Caamano started the year with the Flint Firebirds and got traded to Hamilton in November. By moving from …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Elias Pettersson

by Cam Robinson Apr 19, 2018, 4:51 pm

  Elias Pettersson, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 165 Born: 1998-11-12 Hometown:  Sundsvall, SWE Drafted: 1st round 2017 5th overall VAN           Observations: April 2018 - It sure seems that everything Elias Pettersson touches these days turns to pure gold. After leading the SHL …

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Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Lukas Jasek

by Cam Robinson Apr 19, 2018, 4:40 pm

  Lukas Jasek, RW Shoots: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 172 Born: 1997-08-28 Hometown: Trinec, CZE Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 174th overall         Observations: April 2018 - Jasek has been an absolute revelation since joining the Utica Comets. The former sixth round draft pick has …

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Feature Story

U18 World Championship Preview: Canada, USA & Russia

by Cam Robinson Apr 19, 2018, 9:44 am

  We continue our dive into the upcoming World U18 Hockey Championships. This is the last major scouting event for most 2000-born draft eligible prospects and features some prominent names and some others looking to improve …

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Prospects Rambling

by Pat Quinn Apr 19, 2018, 4:05 am

    It is Thursday again, time for some ramblings. I will go over the current CHL, AHL and KHL playoffs.   *************************   In the KHL Ak Bars Kazan is currently leading noted SKA Putin defeaters CSKA Moscow two games …

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Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Joseph Cecconi

by jpmac Apr 18, 2018, 9:34 pm

Joseph Cecconi, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 205 Born: 1997-05-23 Hometown: Youngstown, NY, USA Drafted: 5th Rd 2015 by Dallas, 133rd overall         Observations: April 2018 – Joseph Cecconi made the University of Michigan roster as an 18 years old. At the time, …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Thomas Chabot

by Brad Phillips Apr 18, 2018, 8:14 pm

  Thomas Chabot, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Born: 1997-01-30 Hometown: Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa Senators, 18th overall         Observations: April 2018 – Early in the season, Chabot was becoming very accustomed to the stretch of the 401 Highway connecting …

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Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Christian Wolanin

by Brad Phillips Apr 18, 2018, 8:11 pm

Christian Wolanin, D Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 183 Born: 1995-03-17 Hometown: Quebec, QC, CAN Drafted: 2015 by Ottawa, 107th overall.   Observations: April 2018 – Wolanin finished his third and, as it turned out, final year in college atop the North Dakota Fighting …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Frankie Corrado

by Mark Allan Apr 18, 2018, 8:09 pm

  Frankie Corrado, D Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Born: 1993-03-26 Hometown: Woodbridge, ON Drafted: 2011 by Vancouver Canucks, 150th Overall           Observations: April 2018 – Pointless in five NHL games and adding 14 in 32 AHL contests, Corrado did post plus-11 for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. An …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Christian Thomas

by Mark Allan Apr 18, 2018, 8:07 pm

  Christian Thomas, RW Shoots: R Height: 5-9 Weight: 175 Born: 1992-05-26 Hometown: Toronto, Ontario Drafted: 2010 by New York Rangers, 40th Overall             Observations: April 2018 – Although Canada won the international Spengler Cup, the speedy winger had just one assist in four games. …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Teodors Blueger (aka Teddy)

by Mark Allan Apr 18, 2018, 8:05 pm

  Teodors Blueger, C/LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Born: 1994-08-15 Hometown: Riga, LAT Drafted: 2012 by Pittsburgh, 52nd Overall   Observations: April 2018 – Still just 23, the native of Riga, Latvia, still has NHL aspirations. While not wowing anyone in his second …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Sam Miletic

by Mark Allan Apr 18, 2018, 8:02 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:  April 2018 – To give its AHL affiliate some fresh blood and a youngster some pro experience, Pittsburgh assigned Miletic …

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Prospects

Clayton Phillips

by Mark Allan Apr 18, 2018, 8:00 pm

  Clayton Phillips, D Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 182 Born: 1999-09-09 Hometown: Edina, MIN, USA Drafted: 3rd round 2017 93rd overall PIT           Observations: April 2018 – After only three USHL outings with the Fargo Force, Phillips was dealt at the start of the …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Brett Pollock

by Brad Phillips Apr 18, 2018, 7:50 pm

    Brett Pollock, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 183 Born: 1996-03-16 Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Dallas Stars, 45th overall   Observations: Apr 2018 - Pollock was another slow starter but surprisingly stepped up when Stockton's depth became depleted. Overall, …

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Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Spencer Foo

by Joel Henderson Apr 18, 2018, 7:40 pm

                  Spencer Foo, RW                                Shoots: R                Height: 6-0                Weight: 185                Born: 1994-01-01                Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN                Drafted: Undrafted, Signed with Flames June 2017                    Observations:  Apr 2018 - It took about half the AHL season before Foo showed his confidence in full. He showed that he can take over …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Adam Wilcox

by marcusgriep Apr 17, 2018, 6:54 pm

  Adam Wilcox, G Catches: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1992-10-26 Hometown: South St. Paul, Minn. Drafted: 2011 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 178th overall           Observations: April 2018 - Adam Wilcox is appeared in his first NHL games at the tail end of March against …

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Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Justin Kea

by marcusgriep Apr 17, 2018, 6:52 pm

Justin Kea, C Shoots:  R Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Born: 1994-02-07 Hometown: Woodville, ON Drafted: 2012 by Buffalo Sabres, 73rd Overall           Observations: April 2018 - In July 2017, Justin Kea was not resigned by the Sabres organization and was left for free agency. The …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Casey Nelson

by marcusgriep Apr 17, 2018, 6:51 pm

Casey Nelson, D Shoots: R Height: 6-02 Weight: 183 Born: 1992-07-18 Hometown:  Wisconsin Rapids, WI Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with Buffalo Sabres           Observations: April 2018 - Another up down year for Nelson, however things may be looking up for the …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Eric Cornel

by marcusgriep Apr 17, 2018, 6:50 pm

Eric Cornel, C/RW Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-04-11 Hometown: Peterborough, ON, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Buffalo Sabres, 44th overall   Observations: April 2018 - After opening his pro career with Rochester last year, Cornel has only seen a slight increase of …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Anthony Florentino

by marcusgriep Apr 17, 2018, 6:49 pm

Anthony Florentino, D Shoots: R Height: 6-01 Weight: 209 Born: 1995-01-30 Hometown: West Roxbury, MA Drafted: 5th round 2013 (143rd overall)         Observations: April 2018 - After finishing his tenure in the NCAA, Anthony Florentino started his pro career in the AHL with Rochester for …

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Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

David Pope

by markmhillier Apr 17, 2018, 11:43 am

    David Pope Shoots: L Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Born: 1994-09-27 Hometown: Edmonton, AB, CAN Drafted: 4th Round, 109th overall in 2013 by Detroit Red Wings   Observations: April 2018 – David Pope continued to improve in his final year of NCHC hockey, posting 20 …

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Feature Story

U18 World Championship Preview - Finland & Sweden

by Jokke Nevalainen Apr 16, 2018, 9:00 pm

      The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship tournament (or U18 Worlds for short) will be played in Russia in the Chelyabinsk area which is near the Ural Mountains. The tournament starts on April 19th …

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Boston Bruins Top Prospects

Wiley Sherman

by sidosmond Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 pm

Wiley Sherman, D Shoots: L Height: 6-07 Weight: 220 Born: 1995-05-24 Hometown: Greenwich, CT, United States Drafted: 5th Round 2013, 150th overall Observations: April 2018- Wiley Sherman is a behemoth of a man. A decent skater for his size, he is …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Cliff Pu

by marcusgriep Apr 16, 2018, 7:10 pm

    Cliff Pu, RW   Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1998-06-03 Hometown: North York, ON, CAN Drafted: 2016, by the Buffalo Sabres, 69th overall   Observations: April 2018 - The Kingston Frontenacs are enjoying a deep OHL run, due partly to the successes of …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Alexander Nylander

by marcusgriep Apr 16, 2018, 7:09 pm

Alexander Nylander Shoots: R Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Born: 1998-03-02 Hometown:  Calgary, AB Drafted: Buffalo, eighth overall 2016         Observations: April 2018 - After missing a small chunk of games at the beginning of the season, Nylander had another lacklustre season notching 27 points …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Viktor Antipin

by marcusgriep Apr 16, 2018, 7:05 pm

      Viktor Antipin, D   Shoots: L Height: 5-11 Weight: 179 Born: 1992-12-06 Hometown: Ust-Kamenogorsk, KAZ Drafted: Undrafted     Observations: April 2018 - In his first NHL season, Antipin was one of the best defenders on an extremely weak Buffalo squad where he notched 10 …

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Buffalo Sabres Top Prospects

Evan Rodrigues

by marcusgriep Apr 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Evan Rodrigues, W Shoots: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 176 Born: 1993-07-28 Hometown: Etobicoke, ON, CAN Drafted: Undrafted           Observations: April 2018 - Evan Rodrigues has put up a very respectable season in the NHL. Scoring 25 points in 45 games, he's already cemented a …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Nick Swaney

by couching Apr 16, 2018, 6:05 pm

  Nick Swaney, C Shoots: R Height: 5-10 Weight: 161 Born: 1997-09-09  Hometown: Lakeville, MN, USA  Drafted: 209th overall in the seventh round of the 2017 draft   Observations: April 2018 - Minnesota’s other overage pick in the 2017 draft had a remarkably successful …

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Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Andrei Svetlakov

by couching Apr 16, 2018, 6:02 pm

  Andrei Svetlakov, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 203 Born: 1996-04-06  Hometown: Moscow, RUS  Drafted: 178th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft   Observations: April 2018 - A great value pick in the 2017 draft, Svetlakov essentially matched his production …

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