Prospect Update: February
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: Despite a tough month for his team, with the Bulldogs going 2-5 in February, Agostino continues to produce as Yale’s leading scorer – earning 13 goals in 27 games this season. The sophomore forward has shown he is multi-faceted, also leading the team with 16 assists for 29 points.
Team: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: October 6, 1992
Hometown: Brainerd, MN
Drafted: 2011, 6th Round, 174th Overall
Notes: Archibald maintains a healthy presence near the top of Nebraska-Omaha scoring leader board, as he is still tied for second on the club with 31 points and has taken sole possession of second in goals with 17. He cooled off a bit from his red-hot January, but earned a big pair of points (1G-1A) in a 6-5 overtime win over Alaska-Anchorage Feb. 16.
Team: Minnesota State Mavericks, WCHA
Date of Birth: August 15, 1994
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
Drafted: 2012, 2nd Round, 52nd Overall
Notes: Blueger earned five points (1G-4A) during Minnesota State’s 4-0 winning stretch in February. The freshman forward lit up Minnesota-Duluth on Feb. 8, putting up one goal and two assists in the contest. He has registered at least one shot in 26 of 28 games.
Team: Cornell Big Red, ECAC
Date of Birth: June 24, 1990
Hometown: Bolton, ON
Drafted: 2008, 7th Round, 210th Overall
Notes: D’Agostino’s point production has dropped slightly as he has four points over the last eight games for the Big Red. He’s now tied for sixth on the team with 14 points, but has been one of the team’s best two-way players from backend – trailing only defenseman John Esposito in points and assists among Cornell’s blueliners.
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 a tough go of it late in this season, but remains one of St. Cloud State’s most productive players. After leading the team in goals for much of the season, the Huskies’ senior captain is now tied for second with 1 – four behind top scorer Jonny Brodzinski. Hanowski’s two February goals came in St. Cloud’s State’s first and last games of the month, Feb. 1 against Bemidji State and Feb. 23 against Colorado College.
|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||27||13||10||23|
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: March 10, 1993
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Drafted: 2011, 2nd Round, 54th Overall
Notes: Reliable shutdown defenseman Harrington has put up 19 points through 50 games for London this season. London’s captain had a slow month on the offensive end, but that doesn't matter as his strength is being tough against the other team's top players. And he continues to prove he is one of the Knight’s strongest defenders with his plus-21 rating.
Team: London Knights, OHL
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994
Hometown: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Drafted: 2012, 1st Round, 22nd Overall
Notes: Maatta had another impressive month, producing six points (2G-4A) in 11 February games. The 6-foot-2 blueliner continues to lead London’s defensemen with 32 points, which matches his career-high from a year ago. With eight games remaining this season, Maatta currently holds the exact same stat line he earned by the end of the 2011-12 campaign.
Team: Boston University Terriers, HE
Date of Birth: February 2, 1993
Hometown: Powell River, B.C.
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 113th Overall
Notes: It wasn't an easy month for Maguire, as he posted a .853 save percentage and 4.5 goals-against average on his way to a 1-2-0 February record in four appearances. The freshman goalie was pelted with an average of 31 shots during those four contests, including an impressive 40-stop performance in a 5-4 win over Maine Feb. 16.
Position: Left Wing
Team: Kitchener Rangers, OHL
Date of Birth: February 22, 1994
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Drafted: 2012, 4th Round, 92nd Overall
Notes: Marcantuoni had a productive February, earning six points (1G-5A) in 11 games. The fast winger now has 23 points (7G-16A) heading into the final month of his third season with Kitchener.
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 another solid month, earning a 3-1-1 record in February. After barely missing a shutout against Sarnia last month, the Thunder Bay, Ontario native got another crack at them and stopped all of the 25 shots he faced on his way to an 8-0 victory over the Sting on Feb. 13.
|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||47||24-16-2||3.48||.898|
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 Entry Draft continues to battle a lower-body injury he suffered after a promising start to the season with Portland. Pouliot sat out the month of February, but is still third among Portland’s defensemen in points despite playing a combined 40 games less than Seth Jones and Troy Rutkowski, the two teammates he trails.
Team: Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
Date of Birth: March 17, 1993
Hometown: Zehner, SK
Drafted: 2011, 3rd Round, 84th Overall
Notes: After tallying a new career-high in points with 12 (1G-11A) through January, Ruopp was held scoreless in February. The bruising 6-foot-2 defenseman has increased his penalty minutes to 112 and his rating to plus-11.
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 continues to impress and now is second in scoring for Notre Dame with 27 points in 34 games. He has been the Irish’s most productive player in conference play, leading the team with 24 points (11G-13A) in 26 CCHA contests. The Novi, Michigan native doubled his season goal total, going from six to 12 in February.
Team: Peterborough Petes, OHL
Date of Birth: May 18, 1993
Hometown: Maitland, ON
Drafted: 2012, 5th Round, 143rd Overall
Notes: Seymour extended his career-high in assists with 10, and points with 12, through 54 games this season.
Team: Skelleftea J20, SuperElit
Date of Birth: March 23, 1994
Hometown: Boden, Sweden
Drafted: 2012, 3rd Round, 81st Overall
Notes: Sundqvist’s production has dropped considerably from his point-per-game average he had earlier this season. The Boden, Sweden native was held scoreless in three games played in February.
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 sports a tidy plus-15 rating to go along with his six points this season. The senior defenseman has been held pointless in his last 16 contests.
Team: UMASS-Lowell, HE
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Drafted: 2011, 7th Round, 209th Overall
Notes: Wilson turned it on in late February, registering one goal in each of UMass-Lowell’s last three games. The sophomore forward ended the month on a five-game point streak after being held scoreless in his first two February contests. He is second on the team in points and assists and is third in goals.
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: It’s pretty safe to say Zlobin has had a torridly productive season. He had six multi-point games in February, including a four-point performance (1G-3A) in a 5-4 win over Baie-Comeau on Feb. 17. Zlobin is still on a tear, earning 23 points (5G-18A) in 12 February games. He leads the team with 58 assists, 21 more than second place.