Prospect Vids | Matteo Gennaro 2015-16 Highlights

Anthony Lenting
May 31 2016 02:56PM

Matteo Gennaro was a 7th round draft pick in 2015 (203rd overall). Gennaro started the season with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders and was moved to the Calgary Hitmen at the trade deadline.

Gennaro scored 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 42 games with the Raiders, and 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists) in 28 games with the Hitmen. Gennaro was held pointless in 5 playoff games.

Gennaro increased both his goal and assist totals over his draft year (16 goals, 15 assists). The centreman from St. Albert, AB recently turned 19 and will most likely be returned to the Hitmen for the 2016-17 season.

Check out the highlight video after the jump.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #22 Max Jones

Ryan Biech
May 31 2016 08:00AM

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Coming in at 22nd in our consensus draft rankings is Memorial Cup champion Max Jones.

Jones is a hard working, hard nosed and gritty power forward who plays an aggressive style that allows him to use his blend of speed, size and skill to wreak havoc on the ice. That can be a double edged sword, as he ran into some issues with the OHL and was suspended for 12 games which resulted in him missing most of the London Knights run to the OHL Championship.

Jones does possess a good skill set that if he can play within the rules, makes him a very attractive option for teams in the latter part of the first round.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #23 Pascal Laberge

Ryan Biech
May 30 2016 08:00AM

Pascal Laberge comes in as the 23rd ranked prospect in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by our estimation. The former 2nd overall pick in the 2014 QMJHL draft is an adept playmaker, who can skate well and has the ability to create offence through the use of his varied skill set.

Although he battled injuries this season, Laberge had a fantastic showing at the BMO CHL/NHL Top prospect game and followed up the QMJHL season with a good showing at the U18 in North Dakota.

No matter which team takes the Victoriaville Tigre, they will be adding a great prospect who looks poised to develop into an NHL player.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #24 Tage Thompson

May 29 2016 07:00AM

Coming in at #24 we have we have the prodigiously sized Tage Thompson. Thompson brings a skill game rarely seen in such a big man and was exceptionally productive for a 17 year old NCAA freshman. That said there are some reasons for concern when it comes to how and when he was scoring those points, as well as whether it was him or his frequent line mates who were really driving the offense.

After the jump we'll take a look at Thompson and why he's a guy who would be considered more of a long term prospect, but one with whom the upside at the end may be too much to pass up.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #25: German Rubtsov

Jeremy Davis
May 28 2016 08:00AM

German Rubtsov

The highest ranked Russian forward of the 2016 draft, German Rubtsov seems to be a member of a new breed of European skaters - ones that appear to be groomed for the North American style of game at a young age. While he can put up points, Rubtsov is garnering a lot of attention for his two-way acumen and defensive responsibility - traits not frequently seen in Russian teenagers.

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