Seth Ambroz
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Seth Ambroz

Hometown:

New Prague Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-04-01

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

5th round (128th overall), 2011

Weight:

209 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Seth Ambroz played for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, appearing in 60 games for that club. He scored 14 goals and added 17 assists for 31 points while also picking up 88 penalty minutes. In 3 playoff games, Ambroz registered no points.

2009-10: In 56 games for the Omaha Lancers, Ambroz scored 22 goals and added 27 assists for 49 points while also adding on 188 penalty minutes. In 8 playoff games, Ambroz scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for 6 points. Ambroz was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team.

2010-11: In 56 games for the Lancers, Ambroz scored 24 goals and added 22 assists for 46 points to go along with 89 penatly minutes. In 3 playoff games, Ambroz scored 2 goals. Ambroz played for the USA at the World Junior A Challenge where he scored 2 goals and added 3 assists for 5 points in 4 games.

2011-12: In his first year with the Golden Gophers, Ambroz was a nonfactor. He had eight points in 41 games, netting five goals and setting up three.  Just a year after dropping like a face off puck in the draft ranking, Ambroz was unable to silence the naysayers his first year in college.

2012-13: Ambroz played in 38 of 40 games for Minnesota as a sophomore. He scored 9 goals with 7 assists and was +11 with 22 penalty minutes. The Gophers finished first in the WCHA for the second straight year in their final year in the league but ended the season with back-to-back losses. Colorado College defeated the Gophers in the WCHA semifinals and Minnesota lost 3-2 to eventual national champion Yale in the NCAA West regional semifinals.

 

Talent Analysis

Ambroz has size and a nice shot, but needs to work on his awareness. He is a big body on the ice and can develop into a great power forward once he learns proper positioning in the crease.

 

Future

Last season Ambroz improved, which is a good sign. Despite doubling his point totals from his freshman campaign, the 20-year-old still does not play a consistent game. He needs to continue developing his positioning, but may be a career checking line player.

 

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