Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Reportlet - May 8th, 2014

Josh W
May 08 2014 10:17AM

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Activity on the prospect front is actively dying down, with fewer and fewer things to discuss with each passing week. But regardless of that, I'll be writing about whatever little bits of news there are until the owners of this blog drag me away from my computer kicking and screaming. 

With that being said, I should point out that the Canucks still have two prospects playing for their respective league championships at the moment, and looking ahead, there will be a Bo Horvat sighting at the Memorial Cup to go along with the IIHF World Championships that are getting underway shortly.

So if you're bored with the lack of news these days and want to stay updated on Canucks prospects, make sure to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

More just past the jump.

American Hockey League


There's nothing new here to touch on, really, but I just wanted to use this as an opportunity to plug the complete analytical breakdown of the Utica Comets which we ran earlier this week

Meanwhile, it's worth noting that Joacim Eriksson will be representing Sweden at the aforementioned IIHF World Championships being played in Belarus. He'll be joined by fellow Canucks prospect Ronalds Kenins, who has been named to the Latvian roster. 

Ontario Hockey League

Name Position DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jordan Subban D March 15, 1995 19 Belleville x x x x x x x
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 12 6 11 17 1.42 0 16
Dane Fox C 1993-10-13 20 Erie 14 8 11 19 1.36 2 26
Bo Horvat C 1995-04-05 19 London 9 5 6 11 1.22 0 4
Brendan Gaunce C 1994-03-25 20 Erie 14 6 10 16 1.14 4 16
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 19 Kingston 7 1 1 2 0.29 1 6
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 18 North Bay 21 0 1 1 0.05 -5 12

  • North Bay is currently down 1-3 in the OHL Final against Guelph and last night they took a merciless 10-1 beatdown. Liberati was a -4 on the night. Not a banner night for the player or the team, to say the least.
  • Despite that most recent showing, Liberati gets some love from Canucks.com as they discuss the final two prospects in their league finals.

Western Hockey League

Name Position DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Hunter Shinkaruk (IR) L 1994-10-13 19 Medicine Hat x x x x x x x
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 18 1 3 4 0.22 3 12

  • Portland was up 2-0 on Edmonton in their series but Edmonton has now come back to tie it up at 2-2.
  • Cederholm played in all four games, registering just the 1 assist, and earning a -1 to go along with 2 PIMs.
  • Buzzing the Net also used up some digital ink in covering this series.
  • How did Portland get So Good? Apparently the Winterhawks' GM is in the mix for Canucks GM consideration.

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  • @butyoucarlotta manually tracks a bunch of data on Portland so follow her if you want some Cederholm/Winterhawks-specific fancy stats. Above is her data for Game 3.

    Thoughts de Semaine

    Rank Player League GP PTS Translation NHLE
    1 Anton Rodin SHL 47 35 0.76 46
    2 Dane Fox OHL 67 107 0.3 39
    3 Bo Horvat OHL 54 68 0.3 31
    4 Cole Cassels OHL 61 73 0.3 29
    5 Brendan Gaunce OHL 65 72 0.3 27
    6 Ronalds Kenins Swiss 39 25 0.43 23
    7 Hunter Shinkaruk WHL 18 16 0.3 22
    8 Alexandre Grenier AHL 68 39 0.44 21
    9 Ben Hutton NCAA 35 29 0.3 20
    10 Evan McEneny OHL 61 42 0.3 17
    11 Joseph LaBate NCAA 32 21 0.3 16
    12 Jordan Subban OHL 66 42 0.3 16
    13 Mike Zalewski NCAA 36 21 0.3 14
    14 Nicklas Jensen AHL 54 21 0.44 14
    15 Jeff Costello NCAA 39 22 0.3 14
    16 Darren Archibald AHL 59 22 0.44 13
    17 Alex Friesen AHL 54 20 0.44 13
    18 Henrik Tommernes AHL 54 18 0.44 12
    19 Patrick McNally NCAA 18 8 0.3 11
    20 Kellan Lain AHL 63 19 0.44 11
    21 Frank Corrado AHL 59 17 0.44 10
    22 Peter Andersson AHL 58 13 0.44 8
    23 Yann Sauve AHL 67 14 0.44 8
    24 Matthew Beattie NCAA 21 6 0.3 7
    25 Mike Williamson NCAA 23 6 0.3 6
    26 Anton Cederholm WHL 71 16 0.3 6
    27 Miles Liberati OHL 65 13 0.3 5
    28 Alex Mallet AHL 59 5 0.44 3
    29 Blain ECHL 22 13 N/A N/A
    30 Pacan ECHL 54 37 N/A N/A
    31 Blomstrand ECHL 37 21 N/A N/A
    32 Myron ECHL 9 2 N/A N/A

    • Included above are the NHL Equivalency Numbers for the Canucks Prospects at the end of their Regular Season. Rodin is likely luck driven due to high QoT and high Sh%. Meanwhile, as we've reiterated here ad nauseam, Dane Fox is an OAer which most certainly helps him. It's not all negative, though -- Cole Cassels finished his year in impressive fashion, winding up even higher than Gaunce who has a year on him.
    • I figured that since there's not a lot of news these days it would be best to start up a false controversy, to keep the conversation going. On Sunday during Game 7 for the Toronto Raptors plenty of Canucks Prospects and bottom-line players (Gaunce, Subban, Dalpe, Sestito) were seen tweeting about the game. It sounds like these players aren't very dedicated to their offseason training and really we should be questioning their commitment to the team. After all, shouldn't they be in the gym rather than presumably sitting on their couches watching basketball?
    • How does Travis Green prepare for each Utica game? UticaComets.com has a well written read on this. Suffice it to say that he's one impressive man, and as he gains experience in the field, it's easy to envision his name becoming one that circulates often for open coaching vacancies.
    • Alex Friesen gets covered by UticaComets.com after tearing things up in the stretch run.
    • After the official vote by the AHL Board of Governors was passed, the Abbotsford Heat are to move to Glens Falls, New York. Rumor has it that Abbotsford might have an ECHL team move into their arena. How did this all happen!?? 
    • As the AHL moves onto its second round of the Calder Cup, I have written a possession preview over at NHLNumbers.com
    • acby posted a study on Reddit's /r/Canucks on the ability to draft and develop Canucks Prospects (post-1st round) since 2000 and found, unsurprisingly, the Canucks have been terrible.

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    #1 DiehardNuck
    May 08 2014, 12:12PM
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    Calgary Flames prospects in the center of Cunuckland - how did this fail? Headscratcher.

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    #2 Marsh
    May 11 2014, 09:05PM
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    DiehardNuck wrote:

    Calgary Flames prospects in the center of Cunuckland - how did this fail? Headscratcher.

    Absolutely. They should have put the Heat in Edmmonton. The east coast AHL teams could have played two AHL teams on a western road trip.

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