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August 31-in-31: Pittsburgh Penguins

By |2019-08-23T00:56:13-04:00August 23rd, 2019|31-in-31 Series|

    Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford and head coach Mike Sullivan are both warbling from the same younger, faster, harder-to-play-against songbook. As they try to return the Pens to the status of true Cup contenders and forget their past two early playoff eliminations, we investigate their prospect pool and what role it might play in [...]

July 31-in-31: Pittsburgh Penguins

By |2019-07-22T22:35:05-04:00July 23rd, 2019|31-in-31 Series|

  *** Welcome to our annual 31-in-31 Summer Series here at DobberProspects! Every day in July we will be bringing you a complete breakdown of a team’s draft, notes from their development camp, and insights into their off-season moves so far. Following this up, the August 31-in-31 Series will dive into every team’s prospect depth [...]

Minnesota Wild – Offseason Prospect System Review

By |2018-08-13T23:09:04-04:00August 14th, 2018|31-in-31 Series, Feature Story|

  ***Thanks for joining us for our August 31-in-31 series! Every day this month we are looking at each team and diving into their prospect depth charts, risers and fallers, graduating prospects, and top-10 prospects in the system.   *** Offseason Moves You would think that ownership, management and fans would be happy with a 45-26-11 [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins 2018 Draft Review and Development Camp Updates

By |2018-07-18T14:41:43-04:00July 23rd, 2018|31-in-31 Series, Feature Story|

31 in 31 Series, July: Pittsburgh Penguins   Squeezed hard even against the increased $79.5-million salary cap limit, GM Jim Rutherford has had a hectic off-season. So far, he’s drafted four hopefuls, dealt Conor Sheary, Matt Hunwick, Carter Rowney and Jarred Tinordi, and signed UFAs who include Jack Johnson and Matt Cullen – as well [...]

Carter Rowney

By |2018-05-16T12:16:51-04:00May 13th, 2018|Prospect - Graduates|

  Carter Rowney, RW/C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Born: 1989-05-10 Hometown:  Grande Prairie, AB, CAN Drafted: Undrafted. Signed March 2016 by PGH to two-year entry contract             Observations:   May 2018 – The late-bloomer is a testament to the power of persistence. He didn’t get his NHL debut [...]

Matthew Tkachuk

By |2018-05-15T22:52:15-04:00December 16th, 2017|Prospect - Graduates|

    Matthew Tkachuk, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 Born: 1997-12-11 Hometown:  Scottsdale, AZ Drafted: sixth overall by Calgary, 2016           Observations: Dec 2017 - There are two questions in evaluating the ceiling of Tkachuk. 1. Has he been an option for top line minutes? No, he hasn't. It's [...]

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