Alex Guptill
Image: Michigan

Alex Guptill

Hometown:

Newmarket Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-03-05

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Dallas, 2014

Weight:

181 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Alex Guptill played for the Brampton Capitals of the OJAHL.  In 49 games, he scored 30 goals and added 34 assists for 64 points.  Guptill picked up 1 assist in 3 playoff games for the Capitals.

2009-10: Played split the season between the Brampton Capitals (OJAHL) and the Orangeville Crushers of the CCHL (Junior A).  In 10 games for the Capitals, Guptill netted 6 goals and added 5 assists for 11 points.  In 19 games for the Crushers, Guptill scored 13 goals and added 13 assists for 26 points.  He registered a +11 rating for the season.  In 2 playoff games for the Crushers, Guptill picked up 1 assist and was a -3.

2010-11: Guptill moved to the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks in 2010-11.  In 43 games, he notched 13 goals, 12 assists and 25 points with a minus-13 rating.  Guptill saw plenty of power play time and some time with his team shorthanded.  He was part of a two very good special teams units.  Had trouble stringing together very good games on a below average Waterloo team.

2012-13: Guptill was Michigan’s leading scorer as a sophomore. In 38 games he scored 16 goals with 20 assists and was +3 with 32 penalty minutes. He scored five goals on the power play. The Wolverines finished seventh in the CCHA and failed to win 20 games for the first time since head coach Red Berenson’s third season in 1986-87 but went 8-0-1 in nine games at the end of the season before falling to Notre Dame, 3-1, in the CCHA championship game.

 

2011-12: Guptill was named the CCHA Rookie of the Year after scoring 16 goals with 17 assists in 41 games for the University of Michigan as a freshman. He was the Wolverines second-leading scorer behind New Jersey prospect David Wohlberg and was plus-14 with 48 penalty minutes. Michigan finished second in the CCHA and reached the conference tournament championship game against Western Michigan; earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

 

Talent Analysis

A big body that quickly impressed Michigan coach Red Berenson with his offensive ability.  A terrific goal scorer that exudes offensive potential.  He thinks on a high-level and can keep up with talented offensive minds.  He goes to the front of the net well and can score on the rush with a quality wrister.  A good skater that protects the puck well.  Still learning the game and his defensive responsibilities.  He has a very projectable frame and could grow into a rather powerful forward down the line.

 

Future

Is expected to be a mainstay in the University of Michigan offense.

 

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