Our Scouting Staff
DobberProspects has scouts around the world, focusing on a specific area of hockey. They have a keen eye on skill improvement, statistical trends and organizational depth charts. With dozens of leagues boasting top prospects, it’s impossible for one person to keep an eye on everyone. But with focused scouting and analysis, most young guns can get the proper coverage. More information about our roles and responsibilities as well as current openings can be found from here: Join Our Crew.
Cam Robinson (@Hockey_Robinson) is the Managing Editor for DobberProspects, an Associate Editor for DobberHockey, and the Director of Film Scouting for EliteProspects. He is also a Senior Writer and Scout covering the Vancouver Canucks. His specialties are tracking draft-eligible prospects and those within the Canucks’ organization. If you don’t find Cam in front of a screen streaming multiple games or at the rink eating some poutine, he’ll be hanging out with his rambunctious five-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, and lovely wife.
Peter Harling (@pharling) is the Content Editor for DobberProspects and Host of DobberProspects Radio (@DPR_show). Peter has previously contributed to McKeens Hockey, Todays Slapshot, The Hockey Writers and was a co-owner of Fantasy Hockey Coach. Peter travels eastern Ontario scouting OHL and QMJHL from his hometown of Kingston. Peter has been managing hockey pools since before the internet when you had to wait until the league stats were published in the Tuesday newspaper and write them out by hand each week.
Pat Quinn (@FHPQuinn) – Pat is awful at writing about himself, but can often be found watching hockey, complaining about hockey, or reading about hockey. He is in way too many fantasy hockey pools and averages around seven per season (record was 12), as he finds drafting players his favorite part of all fantasy hockey. Being a Devils fan in a Canadian city can be weird. Writes for the Capitals and has an interesting time trying to think of ramblings to write. Is on twitter tweeting about hockey and being hilarious.
Clare McManus (@claremcmanuss)
Jokke Nevalainen (@JokkeNevalainen) is the Head of European Scouting at DobberProspects and the co-host of Dobber’s DraftCast (@DobberDraftCast). Jokke hails from Kuopio, Finland and oversees the scouting work done all over Europe. If he’s not at the hockey rink, he’s probably watching games from TV. He also spends way too much time on Twitter.
Tony Ferrari (@theTonyFerrari) is the Head of North American Scouting at DobberProspects and the co-host of Dobber’s DraftCast (@DobberDraftCast). Tony also covers the Ottawa Senators prospects. Tony lives in Windsor, Ontario, a perfect spot to catch games from junior to pro in Ontario and Michigan. Whether it’s watching games on the treadmill or late at night, he’s probably watched hockey today.
NHL team coverage
Anaheim Ducks: Lucas Main (@LAM1926) – In addition to covering the Ducks, Lucas also writes the monthly OHL Report.
Arizona Coyotes: Keith Duggan (@KDuggan92) – Keith became a huge hockey fan when he got addicted to the video game classic NHL 94 in his early teens. Ever since then hockey has just been part of his life. If you randomly just showed up at his house, the TV is going to probably be on the NHL network and he is most likely reading The Hockey News. He is addicted to Fantasy hockey and limits the number of teams he has a year to four or five just so he can have some kind of life outside of it. His favorite part of the draft is the latter rounds were knowledge really comes through, and considers himself very good at getting those late round sleepers and steals.
Boston Bruins: Chris Mazza (@ChrisMazza26)
Buffalo Sabres: Kevin Wong (@CambieKev)
Calgary Flames: Joel Henderson (@dathockeydoe) – Joel is a full time musician from Regina, SK which gives him the wonderful ability to view CHL prospects live with an emphasis on the WHL while on the road. The passion that spilled over from the 2004 Flames Cup run, led to tracking Flames prospects, and then to tracking and researching prospects in general. He enjoys gathering large quantities of opinion and data before reaching informed personal decisions. He also has a BA in Youth Ministry and can be found doing landscaping in the lovely outdoors.
Carolina Hurricanes: Jack LeGwin (@jacklegwin)
Chicago Blackhawks: Tony Carr (@fiveminutemajor)
Colorado Avalanche: Hayden Soboleski (@soboleskih) – Hayden is a good ol’ Kingston boy and engineering grad with a passion for hockey, stats, and fantasy sports. His work can be found in DobberHockey guides, McKeens Yearbook, at MileHighHockey.com, and here on DobberProspects. He has played hockey (ice, floor, fantasy, and video game) in Kingston, Waterloo, and now Vancouver since the age of 5 and is currently a UFA. Hayden can be found (to talk to, argue with, scalp from, or collaborate with) on twitter.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Dave Hall (@hall1289)
Dallas Stars: Jordan Lambe (@jLamber6)
Detroit Red Wings: Nick Richard (@_NickRichard)
Edmonton Oilers: Jameson Ewasiuk (@JamesonEwasiuk)
Florida Panthers: Dave Hall (@hall1289)
Los Angeles Kings: Julian Mongillo (@JulzHockeyNewz)
Minnesota Wild: Sam Happi (@DraftLook)
Montreal Canadiens: Pablo Ruiz (@ShotInTheCrest)
Nashville Predators: Nicholas Kawka (@therookieranks)
New Jersey Devils: Hadi Kalakeche
New York Islanders: Mark Allan. Mark is a semi-retired journalist with more than 30 years of experience as a publisher, editor and reporter that includes time as a sports editor and reporter. Based on Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific Coast, he is surprisingly a longtime fan of the New York Islanders.
New York Rangers: Brayden Olafson (@olaf1393) – Brayden is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan. In addition to backstopping his mediocre hometown house league team throughout minor hockey, Brayden has 12 years officiating experience, and has spent time coaching a few minor hockey teams over the last several years. Brayden covers the New York Rangers prospects. His three passions in life are any and all things hockey, hobby photography and travelling with his wife. For just as many questions as answers, track him down on Twitter.
Ottawa Senators: Tony Ferrari (@theTonyFerrari)
Philadelphia Flyers: Edric Joseph
Pittsburgh Penguins: Clare McManus (@claremcmanuss)
San Jose Sharks: Alex Howes (@ahowes13)
St. Louis Blues: Lou Farah (@LouFarah)
Tampa Bay Lightning: Chris Maher (@_ChrisMaher)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Hayden Soboleski (@soboleskih)
Vancouver Canucks: Cam Robinson (@Hockey_Robinson)
Vegas Golden Knights: Mike Beede
Washington Capitals: Pat Quinn (@FHPQuinn)
Winnipeg Jets: Jamie Zadow (@jamiezadow)
Feature story writers
Caitlin Berry (@caitlinsports): OHL Report
Joel Henderson (@dathockeydoe): WHL Report
Nicholas Kawka (@therookieranks): QMJHL Report
Kyle Stewart (@Kyle_AHLReport): AHL Report
Lucas Main (@LAM1926): NCAA Report
Clare McManus (@claremcmanuss): USHL Report
Dylan Griffing (@Dylan_Griffing): MHL Report
Aaron Coulter (@a_coulterhockey): KHL Report
Tomáš Zahorák (@TZahorak): SHL Report
Mason Black (@NHLRankKing): PNHLe report – Mason has an unhealthy obsession with participating in fantasy hockey leagues and is a die-hard Blackhawks fan. He is currently in the process of taking his Masters and seeing how analytics can be used in evaluating prospects where he enjoys focusing on finding the hidden gems of the fantasy hockey world. As a former goaltender, it gives him a unique perspective on the game.
- Samuel Tirpák (@SammyT_51): Slovakia & Czech Republic
- Dylan Griffing (@Dylan_Griffing): Russia
- Jeff Rea (@JeffReaScouting): France, Switzerland, Germany & Austria
- Eetu Siltanen (@siltaneneetu): Finland
- Alexa Potack (@alexa_potack): Sweden
- Mikael Holm (@carlmikaelholm): Sweden
- Joel Henderson (@dathockeydoe): WHL
- Caitlin Berry (@caitlinsports): OHL
- Brayden Olafson (@olaf1393): QMJHL
- Clare McManus (@claremcmanuss): USHL/NCAA
- Jacob Barker (@JacobMbarker12): OHL
Goaltender scout: Danny Tiffany (@dantiffany30)