22 Top Canucks Prospects (You’ll Never Believe Who is Number 3!)

Welcome to another edition of the (now Buzzfeed-inspired!) Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report, as we look
back on this week’s activities from all non-AHL Canucks prospects.   It’s been a fairly uneventful week with most
of the prospects being very quiet on the ice, or not playing many games.  The NCAA has been the most active, but all the
Canucks teams seemingly are on a losing streak.  There’s still much optimism in the OHL with prospects like Cole
Cassels and Jordan Subban continuing to shine.

So continue past the jump for all the latest in prospects
news.

Ontario Hockey League 

Name Pos. DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 17 7 23 30 1.76 10 40
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 11 7 8 15 1.36 1 6
Jordan Subban D 1995-03-15 19 Belleville 18 10 12 22 1.22 3 22
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 16 0 11 11 0.69 1 18
Kyle Pettit C 1996-01-18 18 Erie 14 6 0 6 0.43 -2 2
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 16 1 4 5 0.31 8 15

  • Cole Cassels had a quiet week as he was only in
    one game; in it he scored 2 assists and earned 4 PIM.
  • No games played for Jared McCann this week, as he has missed a number of recent games with a viral infection.
  • Jordan Subban played in 2 games scoring 1 goal
    and 2 assists, earning a +1 and 2 PIM. 
    Subban is 18th in the OHL in points and is the
    top defenceman.
  • Evan McEneny played in 2 games earning a -2 and
    12 PIM.
  • Kyle Pettit was more active this week playing 4
    games and scoring 3 goals with a +2 and 2 PIM.
  • Miles Liberati played in 2 games and earned 1 point
    from an assist.

Western Hockey League

Name Pos. DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 9 2 7 9 1.00 -2 8
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 17 2 3 5 0.29 -4 27
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 18 4 1 5 0.28 -7 26

  • Jake Virtanen played in 4 WHL games scoring 3
    assists earning a +1 and 6 PIM.  In his
    two Subway Super Series games he scored 1 goal and earned a -1 and 2 PIM.
  • MacKenze Stewart played 2 games earning a -1 and
    7 PIM.
  • Anton Cederholm played in 1 game earning a +2
    and 2 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 3 2 0 2 0.67 3 10 3.33 20.00% 0
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 11 1 3 4 0.36 2 27 2.45 3.70% 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 6 0 1 1 0.17 -6 16 2.67 0.00% 10
Matthew Beattie F 1992-12-14 21 ECAC / Yale 5 0 0 0 0.00 -2 7 1.40 0.00% 2

  • This last week Harvard tied 2-2 with Union and
    beat Boston College 6-3.  This next week
    sees Harvard playing Brown on the 14th, Yale on the 15th
    and then Dartmouth on the 21st. 
    McNally played in 2 games earning a +1 and 5 SOG in these games.
  • This week Maine played and lost to Vermont twice
    3-4 (in OT) and 1-4.  This upcoming week
    Maine will play Boston U on the 14th.  Hutton was shut down; in the two games he only
    registered two shots on goal.
  • No games for Mike Williamson and Penn State this week, they will
    play UMass Lowell on the 14th and the 15th.
  • University of Wisconsin played two games this
    week losing to North Dakota 3-4 and 1-5. 
    Wisconsin has the week off. 
    LaBate played 2 games, scoring 1 assist, earning a -1, and 6 SOG.
  • Yale tied Clarkson 2-2 and lost 0-4 to St Lawrence.  This week they will face Harvard and
    Dartmouth on the 14th and the 15th.  Matthew Beattie played in 2 games notching 2
    SOG and 2 PIM.
Name Pos. DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 18 H-East / Boston College 8 1 482 17 2.12 4-4-0 198 92.09%
  • Boston College played one game this week losing
    0-3 to Boston University where Demko made 21 of 24 saves.  Boston plays one game this week against
    Harvard on the 14th.

Europe

Name Pos. 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 26 0 2 2 0.08 -2 36 1.38 0.00% 17 16:07

  • Tryamkin played in 2 games earning a -1 and
    slightly increasing his ice time.
  • No games for Forsling this week.

ECHL

ECHL Pos. DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 1993-02-08 21 Kalamzoo 9 4 8 12 1.33 3 23 2.56 17.39% 4
Dane Fox F 1993-10-13 21 Kalamzoo 8 3 4 7 0.88 2 14 1.75 21.43% 13
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 Kalamzoo 7 4 4 8 1.14 2 16 2.29 25.00% 2
Alex Mallet F 1992-05-22 22 Kalamzoo 10 3 5 8 0.80 0 17 1.70 17.65% 13

  • Kalamazoo is sitting 2nd in the division
    with 13 points in 10 games (5 points back of first place), this puts the KWings
    third in the conference.
  • Curtis Valk played 2 games scoring 1 assist and
    9 SOG with 4 PIM.  This ECHL Player of
    the Month has been called up to Utica and played his first AHL game on
    Wednesday night.
  • Dane Fox returned to the KWings and played 3
    games that allowed him to find 5 SOG with 4 PIM.
  • Ludwig Blomstrand is injured and did not play
    this week.
  • Alex Mallet played 3 games scoring 1 goal
    (including the GWG and a goal in the shootout), a -1 and 3 SOG.
  • Other prominent Comets related players on the
    KWings include: Guimond (11), Kattelus (9), Longpre (7), Scheidl (5), Kaunisto
    (4), Lafranchise (3), and Blain (2).
    Name Position DOB Age Team GP Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv% SO
    Joe Cannata G 1990-01-02 24 Ontario Reign 6 364 12 1.98 3-2-0-1 153 92.73% 1
    • Cannata played in one game this week for Ontario
      going 23 for 26.  He regressed towards the
      mean a tad and is now sitting at a .927 on the year.

    To end off this week’s prospect report here is a link to a HockeysFuture article on the Canucks system in which they show they don’t even watch the game (Editor’s note: just like Josh!).

    • “With the Vancouver Canucks entering something of a mini-rebuild, they have built up a pipeline of extremely talented young centers that are nearly on the cusp of being ready for the NHL. While the NHL squad’s top talent is slowly aging and settling more into the latter stages of their careers, the Canucks have many players who are going to be considered cornerstones of the franchise waiting just on the other side.”

      Hilarious…