Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – November 6th, 2014

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Courtesy of
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Another week gone by, and another week of action for our Canucks prospects.  All the leagues are under way and all NCAA schools have been playing real games against other NCAA schools.  There’s plenty of good news coming out of Kalamazoo, where it is rare you get to be excited about an ECHL player.  

Without further ado read past the jump for more!

Ontario Hockey League 

Name Pos. DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 16 7 21 28 1.75 10 36
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 11 7 8 15 1.36 1 6
Jordan Subban D March 15, 1995 19 Belleville 16 9 10 19 1.19 2 20
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 14 0 11 11 0.79 3 6
Kyle Petit C 1996-01-18 18 Erie 10 3 0 3 0.30 -4 0
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 14 1 3 4 0.29 8 15

  • Cole Cassels played a “mediocre” week only scoring
    at a rate of 1 PPG over 2 games combined with 7 PIMs.
  • Jared McCann played in 2 games scoring 1 goal,
    earning a -4 and 2 PIM.  He is looking to be more productive this year in the Soo.
  • Jordan Subban played 4 games, scoring 3 goals, including the highlight reel goal above,
    and 1 assist and earning 8 PIM.
  • Evan McEneny played 3 games were he scored 7
    assists and earned 6 PIM.
  • Kyle Petit played 2 games and earned a -2.
  • Miles Liberati played 3 games and earned a +3.
  • Side OHL story, Sudbury’s head coach Paul Fixter
    was fined$7,500 for telling a reporter what to do.

Western Hockey League

Name Pos. DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 5 2 4 6 1.20 -1 2
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 15 2 3 5 0.33 -3 20
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 17 4 1 5 0.29 -9 24

  • Jake Virtanen scored 1 assist in 2 games this
    week.  Virtanen’s shoulder is looking just fine.
  • Anton Cederholm played 3 games, -2 and 7 PIM.
  • MacKenze Stewart played 3 games scoring 1 goal
    and 1 assist, earning a +1 and 5 PIM.

NCAA

Name Pos. DOB AGE School GP G A P PPG +/- S S/G Sh% PIM
Patrick McNally D 1991-12-04 22 ECAC / Harvard 1 2 0 2 2.00 2 5 5.00 40.00% 0
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 9 1 2 3 0.33 2 25 2.78 4.00% 2
Mike Williamson D 1993-09-05 21 Big 10 / Penn State 4 0 1 1 0.25 -1 7 1.75 0.00% 6
Joseph LaBate F 1993-04-16 21 Big 10 / Wisconsin 4 0 0 0 0.00 -5 10 2.50 0.00% 10
Matthew Beattie F 1992-12-14 21 ECAC / Yale 3 0 0 0 0.00 -2 5 1.67 0.00% 0

  • Penn State played in two games against Bentley
    winning 3-2 in both games.  They have the
    next week off.  Mike Williamson played in 1
    game, notching 1 shot and earning 2 PIM.
  • The University of Maine beat Massachusetts 6-5 in
    OT and 3-2 this week.  This week Maine
    will be playing Vermont on the 7th and the 8th.  Ben Hutton played in both games earning 1 assist,
    5 SOG and a +1.
  • No games for University of Wisconsin and Joe LaBate this last
    week, they will play North Dakota on the 7th and 8th.
  • Harvard played their first game tying Dartmouth
    3-3 and will play three games this week: on the 7th @ Rensselaer,
    the 8th @ Union and the 11th @ Boston College vs Thatcher Demko.  Patrick McNally scored 2 goals on 5 shots in his
    first game of the season, earning a +2.
  • Yale played two games tying Princeton 2-2 and
    beat Connecticut 2-1.  Yale will play at
    home on Friday and Saturday vs Clarkson and St Lawrence.  Matt Beattie played in 2 games earning a -1 and 3
    SOG.
Name Position DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 18 H-East / Boston College 7 1 422 13 1.98 4-3-0 177 93.16%
  • Boston College played three games winning 2-1 and
    losing 2-1 in OT at Denver as well as 1-0 loss at Connecticut.  On Friday, Boston College plays Boston University
    against draft-eligible top-prospect Jack Eichel and then on the 11th
    vs Harvard.  Demko stopped 25 of 26, 33
    of 35, and 21 of 22 shots in his three most recent outings. 
    Demko continues to raise his Sv% up to .932.

Europe

Name Position DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG SOG/G Sh% PIM TOI
Gustav Forsling D 1996-06-12 18 SHL / Linkoping 18 2 2 4 0.22 5 23 1.28 8.70% 2 18:49
Nikita Tryamkin D 1994-08-04 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 24 0 2 2 0.08 -1 36 1.50 0.00% 17 16:06

  • Tryamkin played in 4 games, earning a +1, and
    creating 7 shots on goal.
  • Forsling played in 2 games notching 4 shots on
    goal.  He continues to increase his TOI
    by an average of 5 more seconds a game.

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 7 4 7 11 1.57 3 14 2.00 28.57% 0
Dane Fox F 1993-10-13 21 Kalamzoo Wings 5 3 4 7 1.40 2 9 1.80 33.33% 9
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 Kalamzoo Wings 7 4 4 8 1.14 2 16 2.29 25.00% 2
Alex Mallet F 1992-05-22 22 Kalamzoo Wings 7 2 5 7 1.00 1 14 2.00 14.29% 13

  • Kalamazoo won 3-1 at Fort Wayne, then lost
    4-5 vs Fort Wayne the next night.  The
    next week sees Elmira in Kalamazoo on Friday and Saturday and then on Wednesday
    K-Zoo goes off to Fort Wayne once again.  K-Zoo will
    be having a Military Appreciation Jersey night with some very
    ugly jerseys
    .
  • Curtis Valk played in 2 games scoring 1 goal and
    1 assist and put up 6 shots on goals. 
    Valk continues to impress and leads the KWings in
    scoring
    and won the ECHL Player
    of the Month
    .  I would bet he is the
    first call-up to Utica this year.
  • Ludwig Blomstrand played 2 games earning 1
    assist and 3 SOG.
  • Dane Fox did not play as he was injured and on
    the reserved list for reasons that have not been disclosed.
  • Alex Mallet played 2 games scoring 1 goal and 2
    assists, with a +2, 5 SOG and 4 PIM.
  • Fellow Comets related KWing players leading in
    points are: Guimond (8), Kattelus (7), Longpre (6), Scheidl (5), Kaunisto (4),
    Negrin (3), Lafranchise (2), Blain (1).
  • Patrick Kennedy leads Evansville with 4 goals
    and 3 assists in 5 games.
Name Position DOB Age Team GP Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv% SO
Joe Cannata G 1990-01-02 24 Ontario Reign 5 299 9 1.81 3-2-0-0 130 93.53% 1
  • Joe Cannata played in 1 game this week making 24
    of 25 saves to bring his Sv% up to .935.
      • Peachy

        Of course.

        For him to have any shot at making the NHL, he needed to put up the numbers he has this year.

        He appears more likely to make the NHL today than he did on draft day.

        That’s about all you can ask for from a prospect.

  • Peachy

    Given his exceptional skating and good hands (from what I see in his highlights), we should consider moving Subban up to F.

    Small skilled forward has more of a chance to make it than a small skilled D

  • Peachy

    Wendel Clark was a defenceman in junior. Brent Burns was a forward. Both were big bodies, so the question is can Subban ttansition without the size?

    Meanwhile, Ryan Ellis is a regular with thw Preds.

  • Peachy

    Yeah little Subban! Light it up! Awesome, if he can kill it this year, I think it bodes very good things for his future. Man, if he can learn to hip check he’ll be cartwheeling people with his low centre of gravity. I know he’s not PK and he plays a different game but I can’t help but hope he can be a little wrecking ball when he gets here.