Danny Hobbs

Hometown:

Ottawa Ontario

Team:

ECHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-06-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (198th overall), 2007

Weight:

178 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Danny Hobbs skated in all 60 games for the USHL's Ohio Blue Jackets and scored 10 goals with 11 assists and 36 PMs. Hobbs had a -28 plus/minus as the Blue Jackets won just 13 games. He was selected by the Rangers in the 7th Round (198th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft. Hobbs committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts in 2008-09.

2007-08: Hobbs scored 15 goals with 16 assists in 56 games for the Blue Jackets in his second USHL season. Despite a 15-point improvement, Ohio finished in fifth place in the East and missed the playoffs in the new eight-team format. Hobbs' plus/minus (-5) was much improved from the previous season and he had 22 PMs.

2008-09: Hobbs skated in 24 of 39 games for the University of Massachusetts as a freshman. Hobbs scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -2 with 20 PMs in a lower line role with the Minutemen, who finished seventh in Hockey East.

2009-10: Hobbs played in 33 of 36 games for Massachusetts as a sophomore as the Minutemen tied Merrimack for sixth in Hockey East. He scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was -4 with 12 PMs.

2010-11: Hobbs was Massachusetts' leading scorer as a junior – as the Minutemen were forced to play many underclassmen. Massachusetts finished eighth in Hockey East and reached the conference tournament despite winning just eight games. Hobbs, seeing significant power play time for the first time, scored 5 of his 12 goals on the power play and had 16 assists. He was +4 despite the Minutemen's sub-500 record and had 20 PMs.

 

Talent Analysis

Hobbs is a character two-way forward, who is very fit. He has offensive upside, but needs to continue to develop his game.

 

Future

Hobbs is getting a look from the Ottawa Senators during the 2013 training camp. He could be added to the AHL farm team in Binghamton, but may end up in the ECHL for anotehr season.

 

2013 Rookie Tournament: Hobbs hoping to catch on with Senators’ organization

by Jason Menard
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Danny Hobbs - UMass-Amherst

Photo: Former New York Rangers draftee and UMass-Amherst grad Danny Hobbs (#23) is looking to catch on with the hometown Ottawa Senators organization after spending a season playing in the ECHL (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

 

Rookie tournaments are generally a place for firsts, from first-rounders to a variety of young players getting their initial taste of professional-level competition. But for some, including 24-year-old Danny Hobbs, they can also represent second chances.

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