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Prospect Update: February

Friday, 03.01.2013 / 2:42 PM / Features
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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.



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: 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.

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 27 13 16 29









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 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.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 36 10 5 15
2012-13 Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 32 17 14 31







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 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.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2012-13 Minnesota State WCHA 28 5 13 18






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’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.

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 27 4 10 14










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 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.

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 27 13 10 23










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: 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.

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 50 3 16 19










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 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.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 London OHL 58 5 27 32
2012-13 London OHL 50 5 27 32







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: 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.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP w-l-t gaa sa%
2012-13 Boston University HE 12 7-5-0 3.16 .906






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 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.

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 56 7 16 23









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 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.

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 47 24-16-2 3.48 .898









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 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.

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: 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.

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 57 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 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.

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 34 12 15 27









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 extended his career-high in assists with 10, and points with 12, through 54 games 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 54 2 10 12











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’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.

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 40 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 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.

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 30 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 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.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P
2011-12 Umass-Lowell HE 37 16 22 38
2012-13 Umass-Lowell HE 30 11 15 26








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: 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.

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 55 28 58 86







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