Hobbs Makes Name for Himself with Breakout Season

hobbsIn day 5 of the Rangers “20 Prospects in 20 Day” series they take a look at Danny Hobbs (2007 – 7th), who just finished his junior year at UMass by leading the team in points (28), power-play points (12), and plus-minus rating (plus-4). He also tied for the team lead in goals (12) and power-play goals (5), and finished second in both assists (16), and shots on goal (97).

Gordie Clark on Hobbs…

“We always knew he had some ability and he had the hands. It has just taken until his junior year to get the ice time to show his stuff, and he was able to do it. Once he started getting the ice time, he just ran with it and got better and better.”

Here’s the 5′ 11″ Hobbs on what type of player he’d like to be known as…

“I’d like to be known as a power forward and just a solid two-way player that’s able to play both ends of the ice. Offensively as well as defensively,” he said. “I want to utilize my shot and body to drive the net and stuff like that. I think that’s where I’ll pursue a pro career. If I do, that will be my chance.”

…here’s another prospect that seemed to have been overlooked coming into his own. Shows that it sometimes takes younger players a few years to get it. I’m hopreful the Rangers will be patient with a few younger players (Grachev & Del Zotto) that are struggling right now because I think it will pay off in the end.

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Hobbs Makes Name for Himself with Breakout Season

In day 5 of the Rangers “20 Prospects in 20 Day” series they take a look at Danny Hobbs (2007 – 7th), who just finished his junior year at UMass by leading the team in points (28), power-play points (12), and plus-minus rating (plus-4). He also tied for the team lead in goals (12) and power-play goals (5), and finished second in both assists (16), and shots on goal (97).

Gordie Clark on Hobbs…

“We always knew he had some ability and he had the hands. It has just taken until his junior year to get the ice time to show his stuff, and he was able to do it. Once he started getting the ice time, he just ran with it and got better and better.”

Here’s the 5′ 11″ Hobbs on what type of player he’d like to be known as…

“I’d like to be known as a power forward and just a solid two-way player that’s able to play both ends of the ice. Offensively as well as defensively,” he said. “I want to utilize my shot and body to drive the net and stuff like that. I think that’s where I’ll pursue a pro career. If I do, that will be my chance.”

…here’s another prospect that seemed to have been overlooked coming into his own. Shows that it sometimes takes younger players a few years to get it. I’m hopreful the Rangers will be patient with a few younger players (Grachev & Del Zotto) that are struggling right now because I think it will pay off in the end.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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