Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – October 16, 2014

We are back with this week’s Canucks Army prospect report, where we look at all the activities
of Canucks prospects outside of the AHL and their teams.  Most players have been busy this week in the
OHL and WHL, while the NCAA is just starting up (except for the Ivy League
schools).  Europe has been well underway
since September and the ECHL has begun its regular season.

Continue
past the jump for all the latest news and statistics of your Canucks’
prospects!

Ontario
Hockey League

Name Position DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jordan Subban D March 15, 1995 19 Belleville 7 1 5 6 0.86 1 10
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 8 3 9 12 1.50 9 19
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 7 0 2 2 0.29 -2 8
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 6 0 1 1 0.17 1 11
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 3 2 3 5 1.67 0 0
Kyle Petit C 1996-01-18 18 Erie 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

  • Jared McCann has started his yearly
    explosively scoring 2 goals and 3 assists in his first three games.  That’s the kind of offence that the Soo’s ex-GM Kyle Dubas was talking about.
  • Jordan Subban played in 2 OHL games
    this week scoring a single assist and earning a -1.
  • Cole Cassels had a very active week,
    scoring 1 goal and 4 assists in 3 games, earning a +2 and 13 PIM.  He was the acting Captain for the Oshawa
    Generals and has been playing without top talent such as Michael Dal Colle – a positive sign if
    he can sustain this scoring.
  • Evan McEneny continues his slow start to
    his OA year.  In the previous 3 games he
    has scored 1 assist while going -2 with 4 PIM
  • Liberati continues on a similar
    path; in the last three games he has scored 1 assist, earning a +1 with 2 PIM.
  • Kyle Petit continues to have
    difficulty earning time to play as a 4th line centre in the
    OHL.  He’s played 2 games this week and
    that’s all we can credit to his name.

Western
Hockey League

Name Position DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 8 2 0 2 0.25 -6 9
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 5 0 0 0 0 -3 8

  • Jake Virtanen has not yet played a
    game as he is still out with his shoulder injury but signs are pointing towards
    Virtanen playing soon.  Jeff Paterson reports that he could be cleared for contact by doctors today.
  • Anton Cederholm continues to
    struggle in Portland.  In the past week
    he has played in 2 games, earned a -1 and 2 PIM.
  • Similarly MacKenze Stewart has
    played in 2 games earning a -2 and 4 PIM.

NCAA

Name Position DOB AGE School GP G A P PPG +/- S S/G Sh% PIM
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 5 1.67 0.00% 0
Joseph LaBate F 1993-04-16 21 Big 10 / Wisconsin 2 0 0 0 0.00 -1 7 3.50 0.00% 10
Patrick McNally D 1991-12-04 22 ECAC / Harvard 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Williamson D 1993-09-05 21 Big 10 / Penn State 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Beattie F 1992-12-14 21 ECAC / Yale 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0

And Goalies

Name Position DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 18 H-East / Boston College 1 1 59 4 4.06 0-1-0 19 82.61%

  • The University of Maine played 2
    games against Alaska Fairbanks losing 1-3 and 2-5.  Ben Hutton is off to a slow start, in two
    games he has notched 5 SOG and earned a -2.
  • University of Wisconsin played two
    games against Alaska Fairbanks losing 0-1 and 2-4.  LaBate played in both games earning a total
    of a -1, 7 SOG and 10 PIM. 
  • Boston College played UMass-Lowell
    losing 2-5 with Demko in net. He made 19 of 23 saves leaving him with a
    Sv% on the year of .826.
  • Penn State played 2 games against
    UConn drawing the first 2-2 and winning the second 7-1.  Mike
    Williamson did not play in either game.
  • Yale’s first game won’t be until
    October 24th when they face the University of Alberta.
  • Harvard’s first game will be on
    November 1st against Dartmouth.

Europe

Name Position DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG SOG/G Sh% PIM TOI
Nikita Tryamkin D 1994-08-04 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 17 0 1 1 0.06 -4 25 1.47 0.00% 13 16:22
Gustav Forsling D 1996-06-12 18 SHL / Linkoping 10 1 1 2 0.2 4 11 1.10 9.09% 2 18:00

  • Nikita Tryamkin has played 3 games
    this week earning 1 SOG, a +1, and 2 PIM. 
    He’s averaging 16:22 TOI per game.
  • Gustav Forsling has played 2 games
    in the SHL this week earning 2 PIM.  His
    ice time is up to 18:00 a game which has been increasing – a good sign for an
    18 year old in an adult league (Thanks to reader Johan for pointing out these stats in
    the previous week’s comments).

ECHL

ECHL Position DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 1993-02-08 21 Kalamzoo Wings 2 2 0 2 1 2 7 3.50 28.57% 4
Dane Fox F 1992-05-22 22 Kalamzoo Wings 2 1 1 2 1 -2 2 1.00 50.00% 0
Alex Mallet F 1993-10-13 21 Kalamzoo Wings 2 0 1 1 0.5 3 6 3.00 0.00% 0
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 Kalamzoo Wings 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 2.67 0.00% 2

  • Curtis Valk is technically not a
    Canucks’ prospect; however he was signed to a Utica Comets Standard Player
    Contract which is rare for players to earn. 
    It was decided to send him to the ECHL where he can earn prime ice rather
    than battle for 3rd or 4th line starts in the AHL.  He is currently 4th on the team in
    points and tied for third in shots.  He
    has 2 goals in 2 games with a +2, 4 PIM and 7 SOG.
  • Alex Mallet is 5th on the
    K-Wings in scoring with 1 goal and 1 assist in 2 games over 2 shots.  He has 0 PIM and a -2.
  • While luck hasn’t turned around for
    him yet, Dane Fox has 6 SOG but only 1 assist to his name in 3 games.  He has a +3 and 0 PIM.
  • Ludwig Blomstrand is still Canuck property for two more years despite not even being invited to the Comets camp.  He played in 3 preseason games in the ECHL
    but no regular season games.  He had 0
    points, a +2, 2 PIM and 8 SOG.
  • Joe Cannata has not yet played a
    game nor was he in the Reign’s lineup this week.  I wonder if he got lost and showed up in Canada instead of California.
  • briancampbell

    Those Cederholm stats need a little context. The Winterhawks have only won one game out of eight and the team has a goal differential of -23. The forwards have been terrible with puck possession and the goalie (Burke) is a pile of garbage right now, letting in some pretty weak goals.

    Yes, Cederholm could be better. But his stats are more reflective of a team problem right now.

    On the plus side, he’s on pace for 18 goals… and a -54.

  • Mantastic

    The narrative “Dane Fox has 6 SOG but only 1 assist to his name in 3 games. He has a +3 and 0 PIM” doesn’t match the stats posted above it which show 2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, -2.