Prospect Update: January

Friday, 02.01.2013 / 12:39 PM
Wes Crosby

Each month pittsburghpenguins.com will take a look at the organization's amateur prospects and update their current seasons with their respective team.



KENNY AGOSTINO
Position: Forward
Team: Yale Bulldogs, ECAC
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Date of Birth: April 30, 1992
Hometown: Flanders, NJ
Drafted: 2010, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Agostino has taken sole possession of first place in scoring for Yale, accumulating 25 points in 20 contests this season. He has also displayed his proficiency as a distributor, leading the Bulldogs with 14 assists. The junior forward continues to carve through the Ivy League, earning a team-leading 17 points and eight goals in 13 conference games.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Yale ECAC 31 11 14 25
2011-12 Yale ECAC 33 14 20 34
2012-13 Yale ECAC 20 11 14 25









JOSH ARCHIBALD
Position: Forward
Team: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, WCHA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 183
Date of Birth: October 6, 1992
Hometown: Brainerd, MN
Drafted: 2011, 6th Round, 174th Overall
Notes: Archibald has climbed up the Mavericks’ scoring leader board, as he now is tied for second on the club with 25 points, adding 14 goals. He earned at least one point in Nebraska-Omaha’s six January games, including putting up a hat-trick against Colorado College on Jan. 4.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 36 10 5 15
2012-13 Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 26 14 11 25







TEDDY BLUEGER
Position: Forward
Team: Minnesota State Mavericks, WCHA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Date of Birth: August 15, 1994
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
Drafted: 2012, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Blueger has skated in 24 games for Minnesota State on his way to 13 points (3G-10A). The Latvia-native earned one point in January, a goal against Alaska-Anchorage on Jan. 18. He has registered at least one shot in 22 of 24 contests.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2012-13 Minnesota State WCHA 24 3 10 13






NICHOLAS D'AGOSTINO
Position: Defenseman
Team: Cornell Big Red, ECAC
Height: 6-2
Weight: 181
Date of Birth: June 24, 1990
Hometown: Bolton, ON
Drafted: 2008, 7th Round, 210th Overall
Notes: D’Agostino has skated in 19 contests for the Big Red, on his way to 10 points, good for fifth on the team. The senior defenseman has shown a knack for getting in front of opposing teams’ shots, racking up 22 blocks, third most for Cornell.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2009-10 Cornell ECAC 32 4 14 18
2010-11 Cornell ECAC 32 7 10 17
2011-12 Cornell ECAC 34 8 12 20
2012-13 Cornell ECAC 19 2 8 10










BEN HANOWSKI
Position: Forward
Team: St. Cloud State Huskies, WCHA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Date of Birth: October 18, 1990
Hometown: Little Falls, MN
Drafted: 2009, 3rd Round, 63rd Overall
Notes: Hanowski has had an impressive few months after missing some time earlier in the season. St. Cloud State’s senior captain leads the team with 11 goals, including four while on the man-advantage. He ended January by putting up a goal in three straight games, including two markers against North Dakota on Jan. 26 and was named WCHA player of the week.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
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 21 11 10 21










SCOTT HARRINGTON
Position: Defenseman
Team: London Knights, OHL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 202
Date of Birth: March 10, 1993
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Drafted: 2011, 2nd Round, 54th Overall
Notes: Harrington has earned 15 points through 40 games for the Knights this season. The Kingston, Ontario native has put up five assists in January, including three against the Ottawa 67’s on Jan. 24. London’s captain holds a tidy plus-13 rating.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2009-10 London OHL 55 1 13 14
2010-11 London OHL 67 6 16 22
2011-12 London OHL 44 3 23 26
2012-13 London OHL 40 1 14 15










OLLI MAATTA
Position: Defenseman
Team: London Knights, OHL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 198
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994
Hometown: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 22nd Overall
Notes: Maatta continues to be an offensive threat to be reckoned with from the back line, leading London’s defensemen with 26 points. He added two goals and two assists to his season totals in seven January games, and is now just six points away from his career-high of 32.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 London OHL 58 5 27 32
2012-13 London OHL 39 3 23 26







SEAN MAGUIRE
Position: Goaltender
Team: Boston University Terriers, HE
Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
Date of Birth: February 2, 1993
Hometown: Powell River, B.C.
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 113th Overall
Notes: Maguire has been impressive as Boston University’s backup goaltender and has warranted more time in net. He was placed between the pipes in four January games, earning a 3-1 record while stopping 126 of 137 shots faced (.920 save percentage). In a 4-1 victory over Merrimack on Jan. 11, the freshman goalie had a stellar performance, allowing one goal out of 38 shots faced.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP w-l-t gaa sa%
2012-13 Boston University HE 9 6-3-0 2.34 .925






MATIA MARCANTUONI
Position: Left Wing
Team: Kitchener Rangers, OHL
Height: 6-0
Weight: 196
Date of Birth: February 22, 1994
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 92nd Overall
Notes: Marcantuoni has skated in 45 games during his third season for Kitchener, earning 17 points and six goals. He added to his season totals with two goals and one assist in 13 January games.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Kitchener OHL 42 11 16 27
2011-12 Kitchener OHL 24 9 5 14
2012-13 Kitchener OHL 45 6 11 17









MATT MURRAY
Position: Goaltender
Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 163
Date of Birth: May 25, 1994
Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 83rd Overall
Notes: Murray had a breakthrough month of January, earning a 7-2 record. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native put up two near-perfect performances in back-to-back 3-1 victories over Sarnia and Missauga on Jan. 9 and 12. He gave up a goal apiece in those two games while stopping 57 shots.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP w-l-t gaa sv%
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 38 21-15-1 3.37 .903









DERRICK POULIOT
Position: Defenseman
Team: Portland Winterhawks, WHL
Height: 6-0
Weight: 194
Date of Birth: January 16, 1994
Hometown: Weyburn, SK
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 8th Overall
Notes: The eighth-overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has been battling a lower-body injury after a promising start to the season with Portland. Pouliot only played in two January games, earning one point. While on the ice, he sports an impressive plus-31 rating.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2009-10 Portland WHL 7 0 1 1
2010-11 Portland WHL 66 5 25 30
2011-12 Portland WHL 72 11 48 59
2012-13 Portland WHL 39 8 30 38











HARRISON RUOPP
Position: Defenseman
Team: Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 193
Date of Birth: March 17, 1993
Hometown: Zehner, SK
Drafted: 2011, 3rd Round, 84th Overall
Notes: Ruopp has tallied a new career-high in points with 12 through 50 games this season. The 6-foot-2 defensive defenseman has racked up 100 penalty minutes, while his plus-10 rating has remained steady during the past two months.  

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2009-10 Prince Albert WHL 33 0 0 0
2010-11 Prince Albert WHL 54 0 9 9
2011-12 Prince Albert WHL 62 2 7 9
2012-13 Prince Albert WHL 50 1 11 12











BRYAN RUST
Position: Right Wing
Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish, CCHA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 202
Date of Birth: May 11, 1992
Hometown: Novi, MI
Drafted: 2010, 3rd Round, 80th Overall
Notes: Rust has distributed the puck well in his junior season with Notre Dame, as he is tied for second on the team with 12 assists. He is third on the club with 18 points, while carrying a plus-15 rating. Most of the Novi, Michigan native’s production has come during conference play, as he’s earned 15 points, five goals and 10 assists.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Notre Dame CCHA 40 6 13 19
2011-12 Notre Dame CCHA 40 5 6 11
2012-13 Notre Dame CCHA 26 6 12 18









CLARK SEYMOUR
Position: Defenseman
Team: Peterborough Petes, OHL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 201
Date of Birth: May 18, 1993
Hometown: Maitland, ON
Drafted: 2012, 5th Round, 143rd Overall
Notes: Seymour has only recorded two points in the last two months, but has reached a new career-high in assists with nine through 45 games. He has now extended his career-high in points to 11 this season.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Kingston OHL 18 2 2 4
Peterborough OHL 40 1 2 3
2011-12 Peterborough OHL 47 0 8 8
2012-13 Peterborough OHL 45 2 9 11











OSKAR SUNDQVIST
Position: Center
Team: Skelleftea J20, SuperElit
Height: 6-3
Weight: 182
Date of Birth: March 23, 1994
Hometown: Boden, Sweden
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 81st Overall
Notes: Sundqvist has slowed down somewhat from his point-per-game average he had earlier this season. He now has 27 points through 37 outings for Skelleftea. The Boden, Sweden native has recorded two points, one goal and one assists in his last 12 appearances.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Skelleftea j20 Superelit 1 0 0 0
2011-12 Skelleftea j20 Superelit 2 1 0 1
2012-13 Skelleftea j20 Superelit 37 14 13 27









ALEX VELISCHEK
Position: Defenseman
Team: Providence Friars, HE
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Date of Birth: December 17, 1990
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Drafted: 2009, 5th Round, 123rd Overall
Notes: The Kinnelson, New Jersey native holds a plus-14 rating to go along with his six points this season. The senior defenseman has been held pointless in his last 10 contests.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2009-10 Providence HE 34 1 11 12
2010-11 Providence HE 9 1 1 2
2011-12 Providence HE 32 0 7 7
2012-13 Providence HE 24 0 6 6











SCOTT WILSON
Position: Forward
Team: UMASS-Lowell, HE
Height: 6-0
Weight: 173
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Drafted: 2011, 7th Round, 209th Overall
Notes: Wilson was red-hot in UMASS-Lowell’s eight January games, registering four goals and four assists. The sophomore forward had a three game stretch from Jan. 4-11 where he registered at least one goal. His most impressive performance of the month came in a Jan. 12 contest against Vermont, where he netted a goal while adding two helpers.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 Umass-Lowell HE 37 16 22 38
2012-13 Umass-Lowell HE 24 8 14 22








ANTON ZLOBIN
Position: Right Wing
Team: Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL
Height: 5-11
Weight: 199
Date of Birth: February 22, 1993
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: 2012, 6th Round, 173rd Overall
Notes: Zlobin has still not cooled off, having earned 62 points, 23 goals and 40 assists through 43 contests. The Moscow native was seemingly unstoppable during back-to-back three point performances against Chicoutimi on Jan. 27, scoring one goal and two assists, and against Blainville on Jan. 30, earning two goals and one assist.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2010-11 Shawinigan QMJHL 59 23 22 45
2011-12 Shawinigan QMJHL 66 40 36 76
2012-13 Val-D'Or QMJHL 43 23 40 63







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