There was never really a question about Bobby Sanguinetti’s talent.
In his four seasons in the OHL, the defenseman from Lumberton, N.J., was practically a point-per-game player. He impressed enough to warrant selection in the first round of the 2006 NHL draft (No. 21 by the New York Rangers). With 42 points in his first full AHL season, Sanguinetti was certainly showing promise that had Rangers fans excited that he could be the next in a list of young defensive prospects and proven commodities.
Yet, Sanguinetti knew he had some work to do coming out of the OHL. "I would say I was kind of a one-dimensional, offensive defenseman," he admitted.