|Written by Andrew Ward|
April 2013- Bobby Sanguinetti had a slow start to the season and didn't provide much offensively but was a staple on the back end with the Hurricanes hitting injury trouble early and often this season. Sanguinetti finished the season with only six points and an unimpressive minus-6. He spent some time on IR and his presence was surely missed as the Canes back end was a revolving door of injuries. Look for Sanguinetti to bounce back early next season, the Canes believe strongly in his ability and he will get plenty of ice time. After all, Sanguinetti finished 2011-2012 with the Charlotte Checkers having put up 50 points in 60 games so the ability the Canes see is no illusion. Andrew Ward
April 2013- Bobby Sanguinetti had a slow start to the season and didn't provide much offensively but was a staple on the back end with the Hurricanes hitting injury trouble often. Sanguinetti finished with only six points and an unimpressive minus-6. He spent some time on IR and his presence was surely missed as the Canes back end was a revolving door of injuries. Look for Sanguinetti to bounce back early next season, the Canes believe strongly in his ability and he will get plenty of ice time. After all, Sanguinetti finished 2011-2012 with the Charlotte Checkers having put up 50 points in 60 games so the ability the Canes see is no illusion. - Andrew Ward
August 2012 – Carolina believes strongly in Sanguinetti, as he has shown he has all the tools to produce in pro. He finished last season with 50 points and 125 shots in only 60 games with Charlotte. His only problem is that Carolina is stocked with young offensive rear guards. They have signed him to another single season, two way contract. He will be competing with Ryan Murphy, M-A Gragnani for a final spot on the roster, all of whom are the same type of defenders, but Sanguinetti biggest which most of the time projects best to the NHL. Jason Banks
February 2012 – Sanguinetti is a blue-liner who loves to jump in on the rush with a great skating stride, vision, and stick handling ability. Originally drafted by the Rangers in 2006, he has been developing his game in the AHL for three seasons now. The knock on Sanguinetti’s game is his lack of toughness and strength. As soon as he rounds his game more, there is possibility of a job in the NHL. - Russ Bitely
Sanguinetti is a great offensive-defenseman with gifted skating and stickhandling skills, yet needs a more physical, well-rounded game to stick in the NHL.
Bobby Sanguinetti at AHL All-Star Game during fastest skater competition in 2010:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Sanguinetti couldn’t have asked for a better 2008-09. His debut in the AHL saw the offensive rearguard pot 42 points – this after he impressed Rangers’ brass with a huge training camp. While Michael Del Zotto may have passed him on the depth chart, that is more for the latter’s incredible performance than any slipping on Bobby S’s part. With Derek Morris and Paul Mara up for free agency and they walk, Matt Gilroy will take one spot and Sanguinetti or Del Zotto will battle for the final spot. Sanguinetti may have the edge due to being two years older, but even if he misses out, he will for sure be a Ranger in 2010 and he and Del Zotto will anchor a huge power play for years to come.
Upside: Above-average PP QB, (15-50-65, 50 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 90%; 40%
2008 Fantasy Prospects Report:
There is no question what the name of the game is for this guy. He will be a power-play quarterback in the NHL and he will be one of the best. His 70 OHL points last season was second in the league among defensemen. Like all rearguards, Sanguinetti will need a few years to really hit his stride, but his offensive awareness and his tape-to-tape passes will ensure that even when he is a rookie he should be good for at least 35 points. When will that be? Look for him in 2009-10, or the year after at the latest.
Upside: Above-average PP QB, (15-50-65+)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 80%; 40%
2007 Fantasy Prospects Report:
It's unusual that a season in which a player scoring fewer points than the previous year would be considered good. But by spending less time in the other zone, the more important side gets greater attention. Such was the case with Bob Sanguinetti in 2006-07. A noted powerplay specialist throughout junior, the 6'1, 174 lbs defender was taken 21st overall in 2006 on the strength of a 65-point campaign. After 53 points this season, Sanguinetti debuted with New York's AHL club, going pointless in his first game. But the rearguard eventually began to 'get it', hammering home five shots in his second-ever pro contest, and three assists over the Hartford Wolfpack's final three regular season games. Not expected to be a rock in his own end quite yet, the 19-year-old appears to have no problem translating his offensive game to the pros- everyone's biggest worry. It'll take some tough learning, but the future PP QB will be on New York's top man-advantage unit in three years.
Potential: Above-average PP QB, (15-50-65)
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