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.

Managing Editor

Dave Hall (@hall1289) is the Managing Editor and Vancouver Canucks team contributor for DobberProspects. When he’s not writing about, watching, or reliving his “glory days” in men’s league, you can find him enjoying the views of the West Coast (Vancouver Island) with his wife and two boys. He is a disgruntled Canucks fan, owns every NHL game since 93′ and is a die-hard fantasy hockey enthusiast.

Associate Editors

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 (the 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.

Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) – Nick is the Director of North American Scouting for DobberProspects. He also covers the Maple Leafs at TheLeafsNation.com and co-hosts the Lamenting the Leafs podcast.

Hadi Kalakeche (@HadiK_Scouting) – Hadi is DobberProspects’ Associate Editor and N.J. Devils contributor, a QMJHL Regional Scout for the DobberProspects scouting team, and the North American Prospects Writer for Habs Eyes On The Prize. Born in Montréal, raised in Lebanon.

Junior Editors

Kyle Watson (@Kyle_nw) – Kyle is a fourth-year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. He has been an avid junior hockey fan his whole life having grown up a London Knights seasons tickets holder and now writes for the team website. He also covers his beloved Pittsburgh Penguins for DobberProspects.

Mike Kosciesza (@mikekosciesza) – Mike is an Oshawa, Ontario native who has spent most of his adult life up and down highway 115. He studied History at Trent University from 2012-2016, Sports Management at Durham College in 2016/17 which led him to his current role looking after Ticket Sales for the Peterborough Petes in 2018. If he’s not watching hockey he’s at the rink coaching Beer League Hockey Practice or selling tickets to Petes’ hockey, playing hockey, or likely watching baseball or football depending on the season.

NHL team coverage

Anaheim Ducks: Lucas Main (@LAM1926)

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 later rounds where knowledge really comes through, and considers himself very good at getting those late-round sleepers and steals.

Boston Bruins: Victor Nuno (@VictorNuno12)

Buffalo Sabres: Kevin Wong (@CambieKev)

Calgary Flames: Chris Fekete (@ChrisFekete1989)

Carolina Hurricanes: Alex Wyatt (@KrakenWyatt)

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: Matthew Rogers

Dallas Stars:  Mike Kosciesza (@mikekosciesza)

Detroit Red Wings: Sean Warren (@SeanWarren234)

Edmonton Oilers: Jameson Ewasiuk (@JamesonEwasiuk)

Florida Panthers: Ben Gehrels (@beegare)

Los Angeles Kings: Sean Crocker (@SeanyHockeyDP)

Minnesota Wild: Rayan Tubeec (@Rayan_Tubeec)

Montreal Canadiens: Sebastian High (@high_sebastian)

Nashville Predators: Curtis Rines (@curtis_rines)

New Jersey Devils: Hadi Kalakeche (@HadiK_Scouting)

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: Jamieson McGonigle

Ottawa Senators: Grant Campbell (@gampbler15)

Philadelphia Flyers: Edric Joseph

Pittsburgh Penguins: Kyle Watson (@kyle_nw)

San Jose Sharks: Donesh Mazloum (@DMaz16)

Seattle Kraken: Alex Wyatt (@KrakenWyatt)

St. Louis Blues: Gordon Munro (@ridethepine89) — Gordon is the St. Louis Blues writer for Dobber Prospects! He also currently writes for Editor in Leaf and has done various work with different sites over the last few years—Including podcasting. He’s set to attend Niagara College for Sports Management starting in 2022-23 and hopes to work in an NHL front office one day.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ben Gehrels (@beegare)

Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Richard (@_NickRichard)

Vancouver Canucks: Dave Hall (@hall1289)

Vegas Golden Knights: Kevin Wickersham (@KWcrosscheck)

Washington Capitals: Pat Quinn (@FHPQuinn)

Winnipeg Jets: Justin Kaye (@HockeyJeeks)

DobberProspects Draft Team

Eetu Siltanen | Head of Scouting/Director of European Scouting (@siltaneneetu)

Nick Richard | Director of North American Scouting (@_NickRichard)

Samuel Tirpák | Czech/Slovak/Central European Regional Scout (@SammyT_51)

Alexa Potack | Swedish Regional Scout (@alexa_potack)

Zack Szweras | Russian Regional Scout (@Zack_Szweras)

Jacob Barker | OHL Regional Scout (@JacobMBarker12)

Brayden Olafson | QMJHL Regional Scout (@olaf1393)

Jameson Ewasiuk | WHL/BCHL/AJHL Regional Scout (@JamesonEwasiuk)

Alexander Annun | USA Regional Scout (@Annun_Scouting)

AJ Gidaro | North American Crossover Scout (@AlfredoGidaro)

Danny Tiffany | Goaltending Scout (@dantiffany30)

Kyle Watson | Crossover Scout (@kyle_nw)

Hadi Kalakeche | Crossover Scout (@HadiK_Scouting)

Feature story writers

OHL Report: 

WHL Report: Jameson Ewasiuk (@JamesonEwasiuk)

QMJHL Report:

AHL Report: 

NCAA Report: Mike Kosciesza (@mikekosciesza)

USHL Report: Rayan Trubecc (@rayan_tubecc)

KHL Report: Ben Gehrels (@beegare)

SHL Report: Tomáš Zahorák (@TZahorak)

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.