|Written by Brendan Ross|
March, 2013 - After accumulating 36 points in 38 games, Sgarbossa earned his first NHL call up to Colorado. He was thrown straight into the fire, with almost 14 minutes in his debut and continued for two weeks gathering third-line minutes before he became an extra man in the press box. Sgarbossa now finds himself back on the bus for Lake Erie. The recent re-addition of Ryan O’Reilly holds opportunities for Sgarbossa down at the moment, but with Colorado on the outside of the playoff race and the trade deadline approaching, the Avalanche could bounce a couple veterans from the lineup and create space. Jason Banks
April, 2012 –The undrafted Michael Sgarbossa has become the feel-good story among NHL prospects after finishing the 2011-12 OHL season as the top scorer. Sgarbossa is a player that has been traded twice in two different leagues within the past year – from the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit to the Sudbury Wolves and from the Sharks to the Avalanche in the NHL. Sgarbossa really found a home in Sudbury after last season’s trade scoring 62 points in only 37 games as a Wolf. His best attributes are his pro-caliber shot and his ability to muck it up at the right time. His offensive upside is limited but he works hard and has shown good progression on both sides of the puck. Sgarbossa has a knack for getting into the scoring areas and is a player that is getting better with age.
Sgarbossa’s recent progression has provided the Avalanche with plenty of hope in this prospect. Sgarbossa should become a serviceable pro player that could land anywhere in the top 9 making him a asset in most fantasy leagues.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:32|