Saturday, August 21, 2010

NYRangers Pound 4 Pound Prospect Edition: Devin DiDiomete!

Today I will be looking at 2 Rangers prospects separately in my NYRangers Pound 4 Pound series and first is fireball Devin DiDiomete.

This kid can definitely throw the punches. Devin was signed by the Rangers in 2008.  This upcoming season will be the last year of his 3 year contract.  It is not likely that this kid will play in the NHL this season and he might never but he definitely could fill the role of the enforcer that the Rangers have spent the last 2 seasons trying to find since Colton Orr signed with Toronto.

He played a combined 49 games between the ECHL and AHL last year.  In those 49 games Devin was involved in 25 fights.

Devin is not rated among the Rangers top 20 prospects by HockeysFuture but he is only 22 and has some time to grow.  In his last season in Juniors he put together 56 points in 56 games.  I could see Devin becoming the same style of player as Brandon Prust.  And Prust didn't break into the NHL until he was 23 and BP will be assuming his first full time role this season(most likely).

Here is Devin's Talent Analysis from HockeysFuture:

The left winger is gritty and tenacious, and plays with an edge to intimidate his opponents. He does have some offensive skill, and his play along the boards is excellent. Occasionally, he does take bad penalties, which will hurt his future progress. However, if he can harness his emotions and play a gritty, smart game, Didomete could be an effective two-way professional player.

Future: A potential third to fourth-line player, DiDiomete has the toughness and agitating ability that could earn him a spot on the Rangers roster in two to three years.

Tale Of The Tape:
Height: 5'11
Weight: 200
Age: 22
# of AHL/ECHL Fights: 50 (2 Seasons)
# of OHL Fights: 86 (4 Seasons)
Total # of Fights: 136 (6 Seasons)

Join me after this for some of DiDiomete's best fights....

1 Punch KO during 2008 Traverse City Tourney:






Refs should have done a better job.. This was pretty funny though.. Love the GNP from Devin:


Assault?? HaHa


Bombs away...


5 comments:

  1. This kid can throw em.. needs to improve offense 1st

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  2. He loves the GNP lamoo but he tossed Hillen around in that fight. My favorite plus hes cute :)

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  3. Lets GOOOOO Rangers.August 21, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    BOMBS away. he is alot Like Prust!

    Keep up the good work Kevin, blog is great

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  4. The 1 Punch KO was sweet and he beat Hillen around!

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  5. PruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuAugust 22, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    This kid can throw em

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