|Written by Russ Bitely|
March 2013 – Currently he is a top line scoring threat for the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, and leads the team with a plus-15 rating. He has 12 multi point games thus far and had put an impressive string together at one point with a seven game point streak, four of which he put up a deuce. He is shooting a ton of pucks, averaging 3.2 shots-per-game and has only been held shot-less in the second game of the season. He is still off his 2010-11 point pace, but he should eclipse his best goal total so far and that is what should vault him into the NHL next season. He has seen a couple call ups, and should Carolina start skidding in the late season, they will no doubt give Dalpe the opportunity to inject life into the playoff race. Teams that are floundering in their ‘keeper’ leagues may want to snare Dalpe and hold him in hopes he sees top nine ice in Carolina next season. Jason Banks
February 2012 – Dalpe forewent his final two years at Ohio St. (CCHA) to join the Hurricanes organization in spring of 2010. He possesses great raw offensive instincts with an accurate shot. Posted solid numbers in two seasons in the AHL and will look to translate his numbers in NHL on consistent basis after developing all-around game in Charlotte. He initially made Carolina and auditioned on a line with Eric Staal, but was unproductive. The Canes expected too much, too soon and it may have pushed his development back by a season. He's a surefire NHLer, but his upside will depend on the club's patience.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
He is on the cusp of becoming a regular NHLer. He will reward owners and the Hurricanes with shots and scoring opportunities in an offensive based role.
Zac Dalpe lights the lamp on back-handed deflection with ‘Canes going to the net on 1/9/2011:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
When the Carolina Hurricanes were winning, they couldn't make a good draft pick to save their lives. Now that they're a playoff bubble team, they couldn't be any better. It's a good thing, too. With many of Carolina's former stars turning slowly into dust, young talent will be necessary in the next few years. Enter Zac Dalpe. Projected by some as a first round pick leading up to the 2008 Draft, the Canes got an out-and-out steal when the BCHL star fell to 45th overall. A freshman with Ohio State University in 2008-09, Dalpe's 13 goals were tied for second-most on the roster, his 25 points fifth. A burgeoning power forward, look for Dalpe to stay at OSU for up to two more years before making the jump.
Upside: Second-line sniper, (35-35-70+)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 75%; 45%
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Twenty-seven goals are not a lot for the player that is perhaps the best in the class below the dots. But almost half of Zac Dalpe's goals were of the special variety. Let's see here: three shorties, three power-play goals, five game- winners. Not bad for a player still getting used to being 6'1 just four years after being 5'4 and two after being 5'8. Dalpe's shiftiness and technical puck control side-to-side are better than anyone else his in Jr. A. He's also got a lightning-quick release to go along with great hand-eye; rebounds, loose pucks and short passes get on target in a hurry. Dalpe could be a Jeff Carter clone if he adds some muscle to his razor-thin frame while with Ohio State.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:04|