2002

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Oleg Saprykin
Eric Nystrom

Egor Shastin

Robert Dome
Mathias Johansson
Yuri Trubachev
Mathew Lombardi
Andrei Taratukhin
Blair Betts
Brian McConnell
Chuck Kobasew
Kristofer Persson
David Van Der Gulik
Tomi Maki
Jordan Leopold
Steve Montador
Dimitri Kokorev
Micki Dupont
Jim Hakewill
Jesse Cook
Roman Rozakov
Mike Martin
Burke Henry
Levente Szuper
Brent Krahn
Andrei Medvedev
Matt Underhill
JORDAN LEOPOLD
D UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'01 U.Min 42 12 37 49 38
'02 U.Min 44 20 28 48 28

CALGARYPUCK RATINGS

Year Rank Rating Projection
2001 1st 4.1 Solid Player
2002 1st 4.3 Solid Player
Golden Gopher Profile
2000-01 • Junior Season Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, the first Minnesota finalist since Mike Crowley in 1996-97 • WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Golden Gopher recipient in the 10-year history of the award • [more]

USA Today: Leopold Captures Hobey Baker
Hours before he received the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey, Minnesota's Jordan Leopold anxiously paced back and forth in his hotel room. [more]

Star Tribune: Leopold Wins Hobey
Jordan Leopold of the University of Minnesota won the Hobey Baker Award today as college hockey's top player this season. The award was announced today in St. Paul, host to the NCAA Frozen Four. Minnesota and Maine play at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday for the national championship. [more]

Calgary Sun: Flames Sign Leopold
Jordan Leopold admits even he must take stock of all he's been through. In early April, Leopold won the Hobey Baker Trophy as U.S. college hockey's top player. Then, the Calgary Flames prospect won the NCAA Frozen Four tournament, the U.S. college championship. That was followed by a journey to Sweden to play for the U.S. at the world championships. [more]

Calgary Herald: Button thrilled to sign Leopold
It's one interview that Craig Button remembers well....On behalf of the Dallas Stars and in advance of the 1999 NHL entry draft, Button was weeding out prospects with off-ice evaluations. [more]

CHUCK KOBASEW
RW KELOWNA ROCKETS
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'01 Bos. U. 43 27 22 49 38
'02 Kelowna 55 41 21 62 114

CALGARYPUCK RATINGS

Year Rank Rating Projection
2001 2nd 3.9 Solid Player
2002 2nd 4.2 Solid Player
Kelowna Rockets Profile
NICOLAS (CHUCK) JAMES KOBASEW: born April 17, 1982 ... shoots right … was one of 41 players invited to Canada's National Junior Team Evaluation Camp this past August in Calgary, Alberta. [more]

USCHO.COM: Eagle's Stock Soaring
Unless they lived in a bubble for the last year, any college hockey fan knows Boston College's 2000-2001 season was one of monumental success. A Beanpot title, a Hockey East Regular and Post-Season Championship, a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four, culminated by winning the NCAA Championship — all that left plenty of room for accolades and acknowledgement across the country. [more]

Calgary Sun: Eagle Lands in Calgary
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Chuck Kobasew didn't sell himself to the Flames with his amazing playoff performance. He didn't make them want to claim him in the draft by being named most outstanding player at the Frozen Four NCAA championship. [more]

Calgary Sun: Kobasew Worth the Wait
Chuck Kobasew insists he hasn't spoken to his agent yet about signing with the Flames. He won't need to. Following Saturday night's final exhibition game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames will do the right thing by sending their most prized prospect to the Kelowna Rockets. [more]

Calgary Sun: Deal Struck for Chuck
Canada's birthday doesn't happen until Monday. Calgary Flames fans already received a big present. No, it's not the much-anticipated re-signing of Jarome Iginla. The Flames have, however, inked another right winger who's expected to provide scoring touch. [more]

Calgary Herald: Warming News
It's typically a news conference time slot that promises doom and gloom. Late afternoon on a Friday - all the better, the traditional thinking goes, to help any black-cloud announcement disappear quietly into the weekend hubbub. [more]

OLEG SAPRYKIN
LW SAINT JOHN FLAMES
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'01 Calgary 59 9 14 23 43
'02 St. John 52 5 19 24 53

CALGARYPUCK RATINGS

Year Rank Rating Projection
2000 1st 4.4 Solid Player
2001 -- -- --
2002 3rd 3.5 Solid Player
Calgarypuck.com Profile
Saprykin comes from a rich hockey family. His father backed up legendary goaltender Tretiak for the Red Army team in the 1970's. [more]

SLAM Sports Bio
Pesky Saprykin is an intriguing young hockey player. He has the instinct to find open ice and could become a top-end, first-line goal scorer. To do so, he will have to improve his strength, as he was pushed around often in his first season in 2000-01, and work on his consistency. [more]

Saint John Flames Profile
2000-01: Led Calgary during the pre-season with 5 goals… Played 59 regular season games with the Flames, finishing with 9g, 14a=23pts and 43 PIMs… Finished 8th among Flames in points (23), tied for first in plus/minus (+4) and was first among Flames rookies rookie scoring (23 points)… Recorded first point of the regular season (assist) on Oct. 20 vs. Boston Bruins… [more]

Calgary Sun: Business as Usual for Oleg
Oleg Saprykin's gone about the business of hockey this past month with a polish and a poise rare in an 18-year-old. Now his agent, Brian Lawton, armed with the attendant fawning press clippings, is going about the business of business, with the immediate fate of the wunderkid of this Flames' camp hanging in the balance. [more]

Calgary Sun: Kid Can Play
Keep the kid. Yeah, he's only 18. Sure he's green as a seasick landlubber on a schooner voyage through a squall. But if performance translates into employment, there's no way Oleg Saprykin goes back to junior. [more]

LEVENTE SZUPER
G SAINT JOHN FLAMES
Yr Team GP W L T Avg %
'01 St. John 34 16 10 2 2.50 .898
'02 St. John 43 15 18 5 2.42 .906

CALGARYPUCK RATINGS

Year Rank Rating Projection
2000 13th 2.6 Average
2001 8th 3.4 Average
2002 4th 3.4 Average
Saint John Profile
2000-01: Member of the Calder Cup Champion Saint John Flames… Played in his first professional game on Oct. 14, 2000 vs. Providence (AHL)… Earned his first professional win on Oct. 21, 2000 vs. St. John’s… Recorded first professional shutout on Jan. 13, 2001 vs. Syracuse [more]

Hockeysfuture Profile
Szuper, who lists former Team Sweden 'tender Peter Lindmark as his favorite player of alltime, led the OHL's Ottawa 67's to a Memorial Cup almost on his own. He attended his first NHL training camp with the Dallas Stars in 1999. [more]

ERIC NYSTROM
LW UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'01 US U18 66 15 17 32 102
'02 U. Mich 32 15 9 24 32

CALGARYPUCK RATINGS

Year Rank Rating Projection
2002 5th 3.4 Average
USCHO.com: Father's Footsteps
TORONTO — Every son wants to follow his father’s footsteps. And on Saturday, Michigan’s Eric Nystrom took that first step. As the 10th pick by the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Nystrom is now officially on his way to becoming the second generation of Nystroms in the NHL, following his father and legendary New York Islander Bob Nystrom. [more]

Yahoo Sports: Father's Winning Ways
TORONTO (CP) - Like many players selected at the NHL draft, Calgary Flames' top draft pick Eric Nystrom was coached by his father while growing up. But in Nystrom's case, the coach was a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the New York Islanders - former crashing winger Bob Nystrom. [more]

Michigan Daily: Nystrom Grabbed by Calgary
Before last year, the Michigan hockey team had just two players drafted in the top 10 of the NHL Entry Draft. But the Wolverines have now produced two top-10 picks in as many seasons. [more]

Calgary Sun: Proud Father
TORONTO -- Bob Nystrom was known as a cool customer during his playing days with the New York Islanders but yesterday at the Air Canada Centre, in a tense moment, he lost his famed composure [more]

Calgary Herald: Western Roots
The Calgary Flames went for pedigree in drafting Eric Nystrom, the son of former New York Islanders winger Bob Nystrom, in the first round of the NHL draft on Saturday. [more]

Calgary Herald: Tap Them Genes
Too young to have witnessed the heyday of his father's hockey career, Eric Nystrom is nevertheless fully aware of Pop's pop. [more]

 

Feature Guide

Potential Rating Key

Likelihood Rating Key

2000 All Future Team

2001 All Future Team

2002 All Future Team

Potential Analysis - 2000

Potential Analysis - 2001

Potential Analysis - 2002

Likelihood Analysis - 2002

Combined Analysis - 2002

2000 to 2001

2001 to 2002

Jordan Leopold

Chuck Kobasew

Oleg Saprykin

Levente Szuper

Eric Nystrom

Past Ratings vs. Current Success

Right On the Money

Way Off the Mark

 

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