“Better Know a Prospect” will be a offseason/post season/summer series of posts profiling both the better known and lesser known Caps prospects in the varies levels of the Capitals system
Name: Stefan Della Rovere (DEHL-ah ROH-vair)
Born: Feburary, 25, 1990 (in Maple, Ontario)
Height/Weight: 5’11” and 211 lbs
Position: Left Wing
Current Team: Barrie Colts
Drafted: ’08 by the Capitals 7th round 204th overall
Strength/Weakness: Good work ethic but tends to let emotions get away from him.
- Della Rovere is the captain of the Barrie Colts
- Recorded 1 assist in 2 games played with the South Carolina Stingrays
- Was on the gold medal ’09 Canadian World Junior team and the 2010 silver medal team
- Hockey Future gives him a prospect grade of “6” meaning he’d make a good 4th/5th liner
- Is quite the actor…
- For the stat heads:
- Is considered by Hockey’s Future to be the Capitals 12th most valuable prospect behind Cody Eakin (11th)
- An article from his time at development camp: Washington Time
Stefan Della Rovere is a grinder type of player. He isn’t the type of forward who is going to score a lot but he’s going to take the body and establish a forecheck. He was considered an after thought after his draft but an amazing improvement in his play with his OHL team for the ’08/’09 season that brought him a lot more attention. Della Rovere talent analysis:
Della Rovere will score goals, but he’s best known for his chippy, bordering on dirty, play. At the NHL level, he’d likely be a fourth-liner.
Della Rovere can be accused of trying to do too much on the ice. A scouting report from the beginning of the ’09 season said he needed to stick to his crash and bang game to be successful. However after that Stefan promised to clean up his sloppy game in order to get a spot on the Canadian World Junior team there was a marked improvement. Stefan is known for being willing to fight and for checking players including players a LOT larger than his 5’11” frame like Joe Finley. Stefan is expected to come up to one of the Capitals farm teams this coming season, depending on his performance at development camp of course. Think potential Matt Bradley or Matt Cooke type player.