Each month pittsburghpenguins.com will take a look at the organization's amateur prospects and update their current seasons with their respective team.
Team: Yale Bulldogs, ECAC
Date of Birth: April 30, 1992
Hometown: Flanders, NJ
Drafted: 2010, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Agostino is tied for first in scoring for Yale, putting up 13 points through his first nine contests. The junior forward also leads the team in assists with seven. Agostino has been especially key in conference play, where he has nine points in five games.
Team: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: October 6, 1992
Hometown: Brainerd, MN
Drafted: 2011, 6th Round, 174th Overall
Notes: Archibald is third in points for the Mavericks, with 13 to his credit. The sophomore forward has had two separate three-game scoring streaks through his first 14 games, and has recorded at least one point in eight of his last 10 contests. Archibald potted a goal and two assists on Nov. 30 against third-ranked Minnesota.
Team: Minnesota State Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: August 15, 1994
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
Drafted: 2012, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Blueger has skated in 14 contests for Minnesota State in 2012, putting up two goals and eight points. The freshman forward recorded a career-high three assists on Dec. 1 against Bemidji State. A native of Latvia, Blueger has registered at least one shot in 12 of 14 outings.
Team: Cornell Big Red, ECAC
Date of Birth: June 24, 1990
Hometown: Bolton, ON
Drafted: 2008, 7th Round, 210th Overall
Notes: A senior defenseman, D’Agostino has recorded five points for the Big Red through 11 contests, including two goals. Two of the Bolton, Ontario native’s three assists have come with the man-advantage. D’Agostino averages one shot per game.
Team: St. Cloud State Huskies, WCHA
Date of Birth: October 18, 1990
Hometown: Little Falls, MN
Drafted: 2009, 3rd Round, 63rd Overall
Notes: Hanowski potted two goals on Oct. 26 against Minnesota State before suffering an injury in the second period. The senior captain was forced to sit out most of November, but Hanowski got back to work toward the end of the month. On Nov. 24, he put up a goal and two assists against Minnesota-Duluth. Two of Hanowski’s four goals this season have come while on the man-advantage.
|2009-10||St. Cloud State||WCHA||43||9||10||19|
|2010-11||St. Cloud State||WCHA||37||13||7||20|
|2011-12||St. Cloud State||WCHA||39||23||20||43|
|2012-13||St. Cloud State||WCHA||9||4||4||8|
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: March 10, 1993
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Drafted: 2011, 2nd Round, 54th Overall
Notes: Harrington has recorded eight points through 30 contests while skating for the Knights. London’s captain earned three assists with a plus-3 rating and 12 penalty minutes in the month of November. Harrington carries a plus-10 thus far in 2012.
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994
Hometown: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 22nd Overall
Notes: Continuing to be an offensive threat from the blue line, Maatta leads all Knights defensemen in the scoring department with 24 points through 30 contests. The Finnish D-man went on two separate three-game scoring streaks in November, and recorded 10 points during the month. Maatta is only eight points away from his career high of 32, which he set last season as a rookie.
Team: Boston University Terriers, HE
Date of Birth: February 2, 1993
Hometown: Powell River, B.C.
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 113th Overall
Notes: Maguire has played in a backup role for Boston University in his first season with the Terriers, but that hasn’t stopped him from making an early name for himself. The freshman netminder made 29 saves against Vermont on Nov. 16 for his first collegiate victory, then recorded his first career shutout against St. Lawrence in his inaugural home start on Nov. 24, stopping 21 shots in the process. For his efforts, Maguire earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week accolades on Nov. 27.
Position: Left Wing
Team: Kitchener Rangers, OHL
Date of Birth: February 22, 1994
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 92nd Overall
Notes: In his third season with Kitchener, Marcantuoni has registered four goals and 11 points through 24 games. The Toronto native finished the month of November with five points, and recorded a goal and an assist on Dec. 1 against Plymouth.
Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
Date of Birth: May 25, 1994
Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 83rd Overall
Notes: Murray has appeared in 22 contests for Sault Ste. Marie in 2012, recording 11 wins in the process. The third-year goaltender has only registered two wins in the month of November, but made a season-high 51 saves in a victory on Nov. 23 against Sudbury. Murray has recorded 35 stops or more on 10 different occasions this season.
|2010-11||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||28||8-14-9||3.79||.887|
|2011-12||sSault Ste. Marie||OHL||36||13-20-4||4.08||.876|
|2012-13||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||22||11-10-1||3.87||.899|
Team: Portland Winterhawks, WHL
Date of Birth: January 16, 1994
Hometown: Weyburn, SK
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 8th Overall
Notes: The Penguins’ first-round pick in 2012 continues to put up points from the blue line at a consistent pace for Portland. Pouliot is currently fifth on the team in scoring with 25 points, and falls into a tie for third place in that category throughout the Western Hockey League. The fourth-year defenseman went on a five-game scoring streak at the beginning of November, and finished with 12 assists and 13 points in the month. Pouliot also carries a respectable plus-17 rating on the year.
Team: Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
Date of Birth: March 17, 1993
Hometown: Zehner, SK
Drafted: 2011, 3rd Round, 84th Overall
Notes: Ruopp has already tied his career-high point totals with nine to his name through 30 contests in 2012. His first goal of the season came on Nov. 7 against the Swift Current. The bruising defenseman has also recorded 54 penalty minutes to go along with a plus-10 rating.
Position: Right Wing
Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish, CCHA
Date of Birth: May 11, 1992
Hometown: Novi, MI
Drafted: 2010, 3rd Round, 80th Overall
Notes: Skating in his junior season with Notre Dame, Rust is tied for second on the club with 12 points through 15 contests. The Novi, Michigan native is first on the team with a plus-12 rating, and two of his four goals have been game-winners. Rust recorded a goal and two assists on Dec. 1 against Lake Superior State.
Team: Peterborough Petes, OHL
Date of Birth: May 18, 1993
Hometown: Maitland, ON
Drafted: 2012, 5th Round, 143rd Overall
Notes: Seymour only recorded two points in the month of November, but he’s already got a new career high in the scoring department with nine points through 28 contests. The veteran Kingston defenseman recorded an assist on Nov. 29 against Belleville.
Team: Skelleftea J20, SuperElit
Date of Birth: March 23, 1994
Hometown: Boden, Sweden
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 81st Overall
Notes: Sundqvist continues to average a point-per-game, as the Swedish center has potted 25 points through 25 outings for Skelleftea in the SuperElit league. Sundqvist has recorded four of his 13 tallies on the man-advantage, and owns a plus-11 rating on the year.
Team: Providence Friars, HE
Date of Birth: December 17, 1990
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Drafted: 2009, 5th Round, 123rd Overall
Notes: Velischek has six helpers through his first 14 games, skating in his senior season at Providence. The 6-foot defenseman carries a plus-13 rating from the blue line to go along with 18 penalty minutes on the campaign.
Team: UMASS-Lowell, HE
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Drafted: 2011, 7th Round, 209th Overall
Notes: Wilson leads the UMASS-Lowell roster in points with 10 to his credit. The sophomore forward lit up the scoresheet at the end of November, recording a goal and three assists on Nov. 18 against Massachusetts, and then adding two more helpers on Nov. 24 versus Princeton. Wilson was a plus-6 in those two contests. He added three more assists during a home-and-home series on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 against New Hampshire.
Position: Right Wing
Team: Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL
Date of Birth: February 22, 1993
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: 2012, 6th Round, 173rd Overall
Notes: Zlobin continues to put up points at a torrid pace for Val-d’Or, recording 37 though 27 games this season. The Moscow native registered at least one point in eight of nine contests in the month of November, including four multi-point performances. Zlobin potted two goals and an assist on Nov. 18 against Halifax.
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