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FRIDAY’S PROSPECT BUZZ

WILKES BARRE OPENS CAMP THIS MORNING
Wilkes Barre/Scranton opened training camp this morning at 10:00 a.m., inviting thirty three players to camp
Forwards: Beau Bennett, Cody Chupp, Philippe Dupuis, Benn Ferriero, Brian Gibbons, Riley Holzapfel, Tom Kuhnhackl, Denver Manderson, Jayson Megna, Michael Neal, Adam Payerl, Warren Peters, Zach Sill, Trevor Smith, Eric Tangradi, Paul Thompson, Dominik Uher, Keven Veilleux and Scott Zurevinski
Defensemen: Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Alex Grant, Reid McNeill, Joey Mormina, Joe Morrow, Dylan Reese, Philip Samuelsson, Carl Sneep and Brian Strait
Goaltenders: Patrick Killeen, Brad Thiessen and Jeff Zatkoff
Here’s my position breakdown for Wilkes Barre from September 15th.
SEVERAL PROSPECTS IN ACTION TONIGHT
In the OHL, Scott Harrington (TIOPS NO. 3 Ranked Prospect), Olli Maatta (TIOPS NO. 4 ranked prospect) of the London Knights face the Kitchener Rangers tonight. 2012 4th round pick Matia Marcantuoni (TIOPS No. 21 ranked prospect) is the lone Penguins prospect on the Rangers. Marcantuoni one of the fastest skaters in the Penguins system, is pointless through three games. Kitchener lost to Windsor 4-2 last night.
Goaltender Matt Murray (TIOPS No. 28 rated prospect) is also in action tonight as Sault Ste. Marie travels to Sarnia. Also playing tonight is defenseman Clark Seymour (TIOPS No. 32 ranked prospect) of Peterbourgh Petes as the Petes face Oshawa on the road. Seymour was a minus-2 in the Petes 5-1 loss to Erie on Thursday night.
In the WHL, 2012 first round pick Derrick Pouliot (TIOPS No. 5 rated prospect) and the Portland Winterhawks host Kelowna tonight, while Harrison Ruopp (TIOPS No. 33 ranked prospect) is in action tonight as the Prince Albert Raiders host Moose Jaw.
SEPTEMBER PROSPECT RANKINGS (Top-33)
1. D Joe Morrow | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2011 1st rd pick |
2. D Simon Despres | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2009 1st rd pick |
3. D Scott Harrington | London Knights | 2011 2nd rd pick | 2 GP – 0 G – 2 A – 2 Pts – +5 – 0 PIM |
4. D Olli Maatta | London Knights | 2012 1st rd pick | 2 GP – 0 G – 2 A – 2 Pts – +1 – 2 PIM |
5. D Derrick Pouliot | Portland Winterhawks | 2012 1st rd pick | 3 GP – 1 G – 1 A – 2 Pts – +3 – 0 PIM |
6. RW Beau Bennett | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2010 1st rd pick |
7. D Brian Dumoulin | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | Acq from CAR |
8. C Teddy Blueger | Minnesota State | 2012 2nd rd pick |
9. LW Tom Kuhnhackl | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2010 4th round pick |
10. D Robert Bortuzzo | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2007 3rd round pick |

11. D Nick D’agostino | Cornell | 2008 7th rd pick |
12. F Kenny Agostino | Yale | 2010 5th rd pick |
13. F Dominik Uher | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2011 5th rd pick |
14. D Carl Sneep | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2006 2nd rd pick |
15. D Philip Samuelsson | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2009 2nd rd pick |
16. F Keven Veilleux | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2007 2nd rd pick |
17. C Oscar Sundqvist | Skellefteå AIK | 2012 3rd rd pick |
18. LW Ben Hanowski | St. Cloud State | 2009 3rd rd pick |
19. F Josh Archibald | Nebraska-Omaha| 2011 6th rd pick |
20. LW Scott Wilson | UMass-Lowell |2011 7th rd pick |
21. RW Matia Marcantuoni | Kitchener Rangers | 2012 4th rd pick | 3 GP – 0 G – 0 A – 0 Pts – -1 |
22. RW Anton Zlobin | Val-d’Or | 2012 6th rd pick | 2 GP – 0 G – 1 A – 1 Pts – 2 PIM – -1 |
23. D Alex Grant | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2007 4th rd pick |
24. D Reid McNeill | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2010 6th rd pick |
25. C Zach Sill | Wilkes Barre/Scranton |UDFA |
26. D Alex Velischek | Providence College | 2009 5th rd pick |
27. RW Paul Thompson | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | UDFA |
28. G Matthew Murray | Sault Ste. Marie | 2012 3rd rd pick | 1-1-0, 4.03 GAA, .902 SV% |
29. RW Adam Payerl | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | UDFA |
30. F Jason Megna | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | UDFA |
31. F Bryan Rust | Notre Dame | 2010 3rd rd pick |
32. D Clark Seymour | Peterborough Petes | 2012 5th rd pick | 3 GP – 1 G – 1 A – 2 Pts – -1 – 9 PIM
33. D Harrison Ruopp | Prince Albert Raiders | acq from PHX | 2 GP – 0 G – 0 A – 0 Pts -1 – 0 PIM |
34. G Sean MaGuire | Boston University | 2012 4th rd pick |

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