Prospect Update: October
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 netted his first goal of the year against Princeton on Oct. 27 as Yale got their season underway in the Ivy Showcase. The junior forward also registered four penalty minutes over the weekend.
Team: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: October 6, 1992
Hometown: Brainerd, MN
Drafted: 2011, 6th Round, 174th Overall
Notes: Archibald is currently riding a three-game scoring streak. The sophomore forward has potted a goal for the Mavericks in each of his last three contests, including a goal and an assist Oct. 26 against Bemidji State.
Team: Minnesota State Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: August 15, 1994
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
Drafted: 2012, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Blueger has put up three points through the first six games of his freshman campaign with Minnesota State, including a goal against RPI on Oct. 20. The Latvian native has registered at least one shot on goal in all six contests this season.
Team: Cornell Big Red, ECAC
Date of Birth: June 24, 1990
Hometown: Bolton, ON
Drafted: 2008, 7th Round, 210th Overall
Notes: D’Agostino recorded two helpers against Colorado College, both primary assists on the power play, as Cornell started the campaign off with a two-game sweep on Oct. 26 and 27. The senior defenseman was also credited with two blocked shots on the weekend.
Team: St. Cloud State Huskies, WCHA
Date of Birth: October 18, 1990
Hometown: Little Falls, MN
Drafted: 2009, 3rd Round, 63rd Overall
Notes: Hanowski has three goals and five points through his first five games in St. Cloud this season. The senior captain recorded two goals against Minnesota State on Oct. 26. Certainly not afraid to shoot the puck, Hanowski has 24 shots on goal in 2012.
|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||5||3||2||5|
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: March 10, 1993
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Drafted: 2011, 2nd Round, 54th Overall
Notes: Serving as captain in his fourth year with London, Harrington potted his first goal of the season on Oct. 25 against Peterborough. The defenseman also has three assists through his first 14 games for the club.
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994
Hometown: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 22nd Overall
Notes: After tying for the London lead in playoff scoring during his rookie season, Maatta has picked up right where he left off after last year’s run to the Memorial Cup Final. The Finnish defenseman has 12 points through his first 14 contests, including a three-point effort (1G-2A) against Sudbury on Oct. 21. An assistant captain, Maatta is London’s leading point-getter from the blue line.
Team: Boston University Terriers, HE
Date of Birth: February 2, 1993
Hometown: Powell River, B.C.
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 113th Overall
Notes: In his freshman season with the Terriers, Maguire suffered a loss against UNH in his lone start of the season. The 6-foot-2 goaltender will battle for the backup position with fellow freshman tender, Matt O’Connor.
Position: Left Wing
Team: Kitchener Rangers, OHL
Date of Birth: February 22, 1994
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 92nd Overall
Notes: Marcantuoni has registered a pair of goals and assists through 14 games skating for Kitchener of the OHL. In his third season with the club, the speedy forward recorded both of his goals in an Oct. 19 contest against Oshawa.
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 14 contests for the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL this season, posting nine victories and a respectable .902 save percentage. The 6-foot-5 goaltender has made 35 or more saves on eight occasions so far in 2012.
|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||14||9-5-0||3.75||.902|
Team: Portland Winterhawks, WHL
Date of Birth: January 16, 1994
Hometown: Weyburn, SK
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 8th Overall
Notes: Pouliot continues to play the role of offensive defenseman in Portland. The Penguins first-round pick in 2012 has recorded four goals and 10 points through 13 contests this season. Pouliot registered two-point efforts in back-to-back contests against Prince Albert and Swift Current earlier in October.
Team: Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
Date of Birth: March 17, 1993
Hometown: Zehner, SK
Drafted: 2011, 3rd Round, 84th Overall
Notes: Ruopp has five assists to his name, as well as a plus-9 rating through his first 15 games with Prince Albert on the campaign. The fourth-year defenseman has also recorded 22 penalty minutes in 2012.
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: Rust has recorded three points through six games, including his second goal of the season, coming against Northern Michigan on Oct. 27. The junior winger has helped the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish get off to a 5-1 start on the year.
Team: Peterborough Petes, OHL
Date of Birth: May 18, 1993
Hometown: Maitland, ON
Drafted: 2012, 5th Round, 143rd Overall
Notes: Seymour is just one point away from tying his total from last season, when he appeared in 44 games for the Petes. In his third year with the club, the 6-foot-3 defenseman has two goals and seven points through his first 13 games on the campaign, including a goal and two assists against London on Oct. 25.
Team: Skelleftea J20, SuperElit
Date of Birth: March 23, 1994
Hometown: Boden, Sweden
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 81st Overall
Notes: Sundqvist is having quite a campaign thus far for Skelleftea AIK’s J20 squad in Sweden’s SuperElit League. The 2012 third-round pick has recorded nine goals and 18 points in just 15 contests, averaging over a point per game.
Team: Providence Friars, HE
Date of Birth: December 17, 1990
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Drafted: 2009, 5th Round, 123rd Overall
Notes: Velischek has recorded two assists in eight games this season with Providence College. The senior defenseman is also a plus-4 through the month of October.
Team: UMASS-Lowell, HE
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Drafted: 2011, 7th Round, 209th Overall
Notes: Wilson netted his first goal of the season on Oct. 28 against Boston College. The sophomore forward has 12 shots on goal through five games for the River Hawks.
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: After two successful seasons with Shawinigan of the QMJHL, the Cataractes sent Zlobin via trade to Val-d’Or in August. Last year’s Memorial Cup overtime hero hasn’t missed a beat. The crafty winger has nine goals and 21 points through his first 15 contests and is the third leading scorer for the Foreurs.