NHL.com’s Dave Hogg penned a profile of Red Wings prospect Robert Mastrosimone, who’s currently recovering from a broken ankle suffered during the Red vs. White game at the Wings’ summer development camp:
Mastrosimone (5-foot-10, 158 pounds) is expected to recover in time for his freshman season at Boston University, where the 18-year-old will work on getting faster and stronger. It will be a step in his development after he had 105 points (47 goals, 58 assists) in 114 games the past two seasons with Chicago of the United States Hockey League. He had 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 11 USHL playoff games last season.
“I can’t wait to be part of that little rivalry (Boston University vs. Boston College),” he said. “That’s going to be great. Growing up on Long Island (East Islip, New York), I got to know a lot of Boston guys, which is awesome.”
The Red Wings are looking forward to seeing how quickly Mastrosimone develops.
“He’s really a skilled, competitive kid with great hands and great hockey sense,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said. “He needs to fill out, but his skill level and hands are exciting.”