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.

 

Managing Editor

Peter Harling is the Managing Editor for DobberProspects and Co-Host of DobberProspects Radio. 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. @pharling

 

Associate Editors

Colorado Avalanche & Toronto Maple Leafs – Hayden Soboleski – Associate Editor: Hayden is a good ol’ Kingston boy and uWaterloo engineering grad with a passion for hockey, stats, and fantasy sports. He has been writing about hockey trends for several years; 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, or collaborate with) on twitter @soboleskih

Vancouver Canucks – Cam Robinson – Associate Editor: Cam Robinson is an Associate Editor for both DobberHockey and DobberProspects. He is also a Senior Writer covering the Vancouver Canucks. Cam has been a reoccurring guest on TSN1040 and Sportsnet650 radio while appearing on several podcasts including Keeping Karlsson, CanucksArmy, GameTimeDecision and more. His specialities 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 a terrible hot dog, he’ll be hanging out with his rambunctious three-year-old son and lovely wife. You can follow Cam on Twitter @Hockey_Robinson

Washington Capitals – Pat Quinn – Jr. Associate Editor: 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 at @FHPQuinn

Florida Panthers – Jokke Nevalainen – Jr. Associate Editor: Jokke hails from Tampere, Finland. His specialties are prospects in European leagues and draft-eligible prospects. When there’s no hockey on TV, he takes his Rottweiler with him and disappears into his family’s lakeside summer cottage where he enjoys the short Finnish summers and takes his motorcycle out for a ride. He also spends way too much time on Twitter @JokkeNevalainen


The rest of our scouting team

Anaheim Ducks – Lucas Main @LAM1926

Arizona Coyotes – Keith Duggan – 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. Keith’s Twitter handle is @KDuggan92.

Boston Bruins – 

Buffalo Sabres – Marcus Griep @marcus_griep

Calgary Flames – Joel Henderson – 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. You can follow him at @dathockeydoe

Carolina Hurricanes – Kevin LeBlanc @kleblanchockey

Chicago Blckhawks – Tony Carr @fiveminutemajor

Columbus Bule Jackets – 

Dallas Stars – TBD

Detroit Red Wings – Mark Hillier @AngryPuck

Edmonton Oilers – Jameson Ewasiuk @JamesonEwasiuk

Los Angeles Kings – 

Minnesota Wild – TBD

Montreal Canadiens – Carl Sinclair @SinclairCarl

Nashville Predators – Matt Somma @Mattchoo12

Matt Somma is a lifelong hockey fan that has been writing about prospects for three years. He is a full-time student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying marketing. His goal is to one day work in an NHL team’s marketing department to grow the wonderful sport of hockey. In his free time, Matt enjoys hockey, cooking, and discovering new music. 

New Jersey Devils –  Kelly Bowler

New York Islanders – Jesse Sherman @MontrealActor

Jesse Sherman is a professional actor based in Montreal, Canada. When he isn’t in front of a camera or in a studio recording voices for video games or commercials, he is consuming everything hockey. The only sport of importance to him is hockey. Much to the chagrin of his competitors; Jesse is a fantasy hockey master. He decimates most pools by always being up to date on the latest inside information. Not a day goes by without his listening to a plethora of hockey podcasts, analyzing prospect’s game video, or combing twitter for the latest news around the hockey world. Living in Montreal is a luxury for a student of the game as there are many teams across many leagues which are easily accessible to watch live. A lifelong fan and supporter of all things Dobber, Jesse is in his first year as a writer with the team.

New York Rangers – 

Ottawa Senators – Brad Phillips – Like everyone else here, Brad is a huge hockey guy. Despite living in the Ottawa area for the majority of his life, he is a lifelong Buffalo Sabres fan which inevitably leads people to asking him ‘Are you from Buffalo?’ He firmly believes in ‘No goal in ’99.’ In the time he’s been with DobberProspects he has covered the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues and currently the Ottawa Senators. In addition to covering the Senators he also writes the monthly SHL update for DobberProspects and ‘The Journey’ column over on DobberHockey. Once chased Phil Bourque across a parking lot to snag his autograph. Follow him on Twitter at @BradHPhillips.

Philadelphia Flyers – Edric Joseph

Pittsburgh Penguins – 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. That helps him to be familiar with the division rival Pittsburgh Penguins, who he covers for DobberProspects.

San Jose Sharks – Chris Legg @Legg06

St. Louis Blues – Evan Render

Tampa Bay Lightning – Byayden Olafson – 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 Tampa Bay Lightning prospects, as well as gives an insight to AHL prospect development on a monthly basis. 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 @olaf1393

Vegas Golden Knights – Mason Black – 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. @NHLRankKing

Winnipeg Jets – Jamie Zadow @jamiezadow

 

Additional Contributors

Aynsley Scott – DobberProspects Radio Co-host

Kathryn Jean – OHL

Brayden Sully – WHL

Michael Barrett – QMJHL

Steve Kournianos – NHL Draft