Prospect Update: January
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 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.
Team: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, WCHA
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.
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 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.
Team: Cornell Big Red, ECAC
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.
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 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.
|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|
Team: London Knights, OHL
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.
Team: London Knights, OHL
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
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.
|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|
Team: Portland Winterhawks, WHL
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.
Team: Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
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.
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 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.
Team: Peterborough Petes, OHL
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.
Team: Skelleftea J20, SuperElit
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.
Team: Providence Friars, HE
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.
Team: UMASS-Lowell, HE
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.
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 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.