DobberProspects has scouts around the world, focusing on a specific area of hockey. They have a keen eye on skill improvement, statistical trends and organizational depth charts. With dozens of leagues boasting top prospects, it's impossible for one person to keep an eye on everyone. But with focused scouting and analysis, most young guns can get the proper coverage.
Jason Banks calls the ‘Center of the Hockey Universe ‘(Toronto), home. An avid hockey fan who keeps up with many levels and leagues, you will find him in many rinks in the Central Ontario region during the season. Jason frequents games in the NHL, AHL, OHL and CWHL (Canadian Women’s Hockey League). When not working, he can be found on his laptop, watching European games, analyzing stats and reading, writing and talking about the sport. He enjoys opening up hockey fans to visit games at many levels in an effort to grow the game. Jason has found outlets for relaying his information and opinions by blogging, writing and analyzing stats for: The Marlies Booster Club, The Goalie Guild and of course DobberHockey.
Seth Brisendine is a 17-year old aspiring hockey writer/scout, who lives in Stanwood, Washington. A season ticket holder of the Everett Silvertips, and a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Seth is currently attending high school and community college. He is Interested in pursuing a career in International Relations or Sports Management. Catch him on twitter @SBrisScout.
Randall Buschmann has been a passionate Tampa Bay Lightning fan since they entered the NHL in 1992. Hockey is Randall's first and foremost hobby, as he's constantly doing research, analyzing statistics and watching games to stay ahead of the competition. He's been a seasoned veteran of fantasy hockey since 2001 and is the commissioner of three long-standing leagues. Randall has been writing for Dobber Prospects since December 2012. He's also studied Criminal Justice and currently is working in law enforcement. Randall lives in Florida with his wife and hopes one day to have his moment with The Stanley Cup. Follow Randall on Twitter @thehockeyhitman.
Eric Daoust is the first student to obtain a Masters degree in Computational Science at Laurentian University. Having a passion for the game since infancy, he has been involved in fantasy hockey since 2001, primarily in sim leagues. In addition to his role with DobberProspects, Eric covers the Montreal Canadiens within the Dobber Sports forum. You can find Eric on Twitter @DH_EricDaoust.
Rich Dillon is a veteran writer from Chicago, whose credits include numerous hockey and baseball blogs, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Dillon has been a contributor for McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook, mckeenshockey.com, DobberBaseball.com, and mlbdepthcharts.com, and others. He was the fantasy hockey insider for the Rotisserie Sports Hour with Lenny Melnick radio show in New York. Dillon has also served as a scout for junior hockey teams. Follow him on Twitter @RichDillon17
Keith Duggan became a huge hockey fan when he got addicted to the video game classic NHL 94 in his early teens. Ever since then hockey has just been part of his life. If you randomly just showed up at his house, the TV is going to probably be on the NHL network and he is most likely reading The Hockey News. He is addicted to Fantasy hockey and limits the number of teams he has a year to four or five just so he can have some kind of life outside of it. His favorite part of the draft is the latter rounds were knowledge really comes through, and considers himself very good at getting those late round sleepers and steals. Keith's twitter handle is @KDuggan92.
An avid Sharks follower, Tim Graveline became a fan of hockey, in the central valley of California, during the roller hockey boom. Next thing you know, he started playing goalie in Ice Hockey travel leagues. He has loved the game and talent ever since. Tim joins the DobberProspects crew with a focus on the AHL. He can be found on twitter @tsgraveline.
An Avalanche Fan since he was eight, Nathan Kanter is completing a four-year undergraduate collaborative program between Western University and Fanshawe College for both media studies and television broadcasting (with an emphasis on sports). The sport of hockey surrounds Nathan's life as he has officiated for five years and played for 13. Nathan has also written on the Mustangs CIS hockey team for the Western Gazette and provided insight as a colour commentator for them on MustangsTV. However, it is fantasy hockey that takes up most of his time. Nathan takes pride in knowing about the next prospect before everyone else in order to help his dynasty teams stay one step ahead of everyone else. Follow him on twitter @NathanKanter11.
Jenn Lardani is an elementary teacher who is obsessed with hockey and the Philadelphia Flyers. Her students leave the year knowing how to read, write, and call a hooking penalty. Even though her Masters is in Education, it might as well be in hockey. If it's not on my TV, it's on the computer. If it's Summer, She's counting down to Fall. Unlike some female fans, she do not swoon over or stalk players. (Although, she is closing in on the radius of Claude Giroux's apartment.) Jenn revels in the beauty of a deke, the skill of the glove save and the thrill of the overtime win. Catch Jenn on Twitter @jlardani19.
Nathan Martin is a passionate hockey fan with a background in journalism. Originally from Ottawa, Nathan has a degree in Media Studies from Guelph University as well as a diploma of Journalism from Humber College. While attending school, Nathan held the position of Sports Editor at both the Guelph-Humber Radix (newspaper) and the GH Beat (newscast). Nathan has been playing hockey since the age of four and hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism. Catch Nathan on twitter @Martin4x6.
Brendan Ross, the author of The Dean's List and Manager at DobberProspects, completed a Honours BA in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a B.Ed from the University of Western Ontario. "Dean Youngblood" is a long time forum contributor turned prospect columnist and now resides in Chatham-Kent when he is not on the road visiting rinks across the US and Ontario. You will find Brendan teaching throughout high schools in Southwestern Ontario as a Physical Education and Geography teacher. The sport of hockey is the passion that drives him, and if he's not playing the sport or officiating the sport then he is certainly writing about it. Look for his columns each Saturday. Additionally, you can contact Brendan via twitter @rossyyoungblood.
Andrew Ward is a 27 year old father, husband, professional photographer and Colorado native. Growing up an Avalanche fan, he has been lucky enough to watch some of his generations superstars on the ice. Having matured into a true fan of the game, Andrew has a great appreciation for all aspects of hockey; from juniors, NCAA, to farm teams, all the way up to the big clubs. He spends most of his time researching prospects, tracking player development and stats, and watching all the hockey he can with his two year old son and very understanding wife. Andrew brings honest perspective to fantasy hockey, an obsessive attitude towards keepers and sleepers, the occasional gamble, and a natural instinct for predicting the next big thing. Find Andrew everyday on twitter @awardavs.
Travis Watson graduated from the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Fanshawe College obtaining his Certified Personal Trainer Certification from CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) in the process. Growing up in a small town of Mitchell not far from his current residency in London, Ontario Travis was able to grow up playing numerous sports and was lucky enough to play hockey at the Junior level for his hometown Mitchell Hawks. With his indulgence of sports growing up came the passion to join the fantasy ranks where he has been an avid manager in numerous fantasy sports leagues. When he is not working or playing sports, he is online reading, scouting, watching video or checking out live sporting events. Follow Travis on Twitter @Twatson12.
Brad Wilson is a hockey writer for DobberProspects.com and DobberHockey.com. He studied Journalism at New Brunswick Community College and is also a trained Audio Engineer/Producer schooled at The Centre For Arts And Technology's Fredericton campus. Brad spent the better part of his adult life moving city to city calling Halifax NS, Fredericton NB, Moncton NB and Guelph ON home. Professionally, Brad dabbled in sales and music with a cameo in radio while honing his craft of writing. A self proclaimed writer since age 14, he has written everything from songs to news stories but his true passion resides in sports. More specifically, hockey. After a life event changed Brad's future focus in 2009, he returned to New Brunswick from Ontario, where he began his quest to write for a living. Brad continues to pursue his dream while surrounding himself with the best influences and mentors he can find. He currently resides in New Brunswick, Canada with his wife Laura and children, Gwen and Gabriel. Brad can be reached through email --> LateNite (at) Live (dot) ca or on twitter (@TALKwillie).
Kevin Won, a native of Fort McMurray, AB, is a hockey enthusiast who is also an aspiring video game composer currently studying music at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. Fantasy hockey has turned into an everyday lifestyle since his first fantasy hockey exposure in 2006 and he is constantly reading up on the latest prospects and compiling statistics in his free time. During the summers, he organizes community drop-in ball hockey games near his home in Calgary, AB. Along with music, scouting has always been a passion for Kevin. You can find Kevin on his music channel “Resonaga” on Youtube or on Twitter @Flamestalker.