Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – November 20th, 2014

It’s been another week in the Smylosphere as the Canucks prospects have been busy, doing what they do best, battling in corners and playing a full 60 minutes.  With that said some prospects are beginning to stand out while others are leading fans to question their future.  Without wasting time, let’s get right into the non-AHL prospects!

Ontario Hockey League

Name Pos DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 20 10 25 35 1.75 11 42
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 12 7 9 16 1.33 1 6
Jordan Subban D 1995-03-15 19 Belleville 21 11 13 24 1.14 4 24
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 18 0 11 11 0.61 3 18
Kyle Petit C 1996-01-18 18 Erie 17 6 0 6 0.32 0 2
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 19 1 4 5 0.26 7 19

  • Cassels continued his strong play with 3 games, 3 goals and 2 assists, adding a +3.  Cassels is 5th in the OHL in scoring, and was a late add to Team OHL in the first Subway Super
    Series
    game, playing on the 4th line and earning 4 PIM.  Jim Benning is keeping his eyes on
    Cassels and the
    pipeline.
      Flashback to Tony-G in
    2013 giving some early
    optimism
    to Cassels.
  • Jared McCann was out a few more games with his viral
    infection
    but he returned to play one game with the Soo this week, scoring
    an assist.  McCann played in the second OHL
    Subway Super Series game on the second line playing with Josh
    Ho-Sang
    and earned a +1.  Apparently,
    Nucks Misconduct is still a thing and they
    like
    McCann (and others).
  • Jordan Subban played in 3 games scoring 1 goal
    and 1 assist earning a +1 and 2 PIM. 
    Subban is 20th in league scoring and 1st of all
    defencemen (by a margin of 3 points). 
    Subban played in the second OHL Subway Super Series game on the second
    defence pairing with Darnell Nurse.
  • Evan McEneny played in 2 games earning a +2.
  • Kyle Petit played in 3 games earning a +2.
  • Miles Liberati played in 3 games earning a -1
    and 4 PIM.

Western Hockey League

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 11 3 7 10 0.91 -2 16
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 21 4 2 6 0.30 -7 28
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 20 2 3 5 0.25 -7 37

  • Jake Virtanen played in 2 games scoring a goal
    and earning 8 PIM.  Some Virtanen Helmet
    Cam
    action during the Super Series.  Vancouver could have had Nylander, but instead they grabbed the 17 year-old local boy with a major injury… should we be worried yet? (The answer is no, by the way)
  • McKenze Stewart played in 3 games earning a -3
    and 10 PIM.  Stewart got in a fight
    (above) and received an automatic one
    game suspension
    for a staged fight.
  • Anton Cederholm played in 3 games scoring 1
    assist and earning 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 7 3 6 9 1.29 6 17 2.43 17.65% 0
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 10 1 3 4 0.40 -3 26 2.60 3.85% 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 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 5 0.83 0.00% 2

  • Harvard played three games this past week winning 6-2 vs Brown, losing 1-2 to Yale and then winning 2-0 @ Dartmouth.  The next week sees the Crimson Tide play Bentley on the 21st and then Boston University on the 25th.  Patrick McNally continues to be the best producing NCAA prospect in Vancouver’s system, having played 3 games this week, scoring 1 goal and 3 assists along with 6 SOG.
  • The University of Maine lost against Boston
    University this week with a score of 3-1. 
    Maine plays at Boston U on the 21st and then Boston College
    on the 22nd.  Ben Hutton played in
    this game earning an assist along with a -1 and 0 SOG.
  • Penn State played a pair of games this weekend
    at UMass Lowell losing 5-3 and winning 4-1. 
    This week sees the Nittany Lions playing at Michigan on Friday and
    Saturday.  Mike Williamson played in one game and blocked a shot.
  • The University of Wisconsin and Joe LaBate had the week off and
    will be in Colorado this weekend playing Colorado College Friday and Denver on
    Saturday.
  • Yale won its pair of games this weekend going
    4-1 against Dartmouth and 2-1 against Harvard.  
    This weekend has the Bulldogs playing at Cornell and at Colgate.  Matt Beattie played in 2 games going 0 for 1 in
    the face-off dot and earning a +1.
Name Pos DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 18 H-East / Boston College 9 1 542 19 2.10 5-4-0 229 92.34%

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 19 2 2 4 0.21 5 24 1.26 8.33% 2 18:42
Nikita Tryamkin D 1994-08-04 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 28 0 2 2 0.07 -2 36 1.29 0.00% 17 16:11

  • Nikita Tryamkin played in 2 games with his ice
    time continuing to slightly increase.
  • Gustav Forsling played 1 game earning 1 shot on
    goal and saw his ice time slightly decrease.

ECHL

ECHL Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 1993-02-08 21 K-Wings 9 4 8 12 1.33 3 23 2.56 17.39% 4
Dane Fox F 1993-10-13 21 K-Wings 10 3 4 7 0.70 1 17 1.70 17.65% 13
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 K-Wings 7 4 4 8 1.14 2 16 2.29 25.00% 2
Alex Mallet F 1992-05-22 22 K-Wings 12 3 6 9 0.75 1 20 1.67 15.00% 15
Jeremie Blain D 1992-03-19 22 K-Wings 7 1 1 2 0.29 -7 17 2.43 5.88% 2

  • Kalamazoo has been struggling lately (I credit
    the lack of Valk) and are currently sitting at 3rd in their division
    and 6th in the conference. 
    The KWings lost 3-4 in the SO to Reading on Friday and then 1-3 on
    Saturday.  The Wings play on Friday @
    Fort Wayne and then on Saturday @ Cincinatti. 
  • Dane Fox played in two games earning 3 SOG and a
    -1.
  • Ludwig Blomstrand has been hurt and did not play
    this week.
  • Alexandre Mallet played in 2 games earning 1
    assist off 3 SOG with 2 PIM.
  • Jeremie Blain has been up and down to Utica a
    few times without playing, but so far in the ECHL he has played 7 games scoring
    1 goal and 1 assist off of 17 shots earning a time low -7 and has 2 PIM.
  • Other Comets/Canucks related K-Wings and their
    points so far are: Guimond (12 – leads the team in points, as a defencemen),
    Kattelus (9), Longpre (9), Scheidl (7), Kaunisto (4), Lafranchise (3) (Current
    in Utica) and Negrin (3) (Current in Utica). 
Name Position DOB Age Team GP Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv% SO
Joe Cannata G 1990-01-02 24 Ontario Reign 8 482 15 1.87 4-3-0-1 191 92.72% 1
  • Cannata played in 2 games this week making 21 of
    23 saves and 17 of 18 saves bringing him up to a .927 Sv% on the year.

 

  • If you want to know more about Vancouver’s prospects, click here to see our summer Prospect Profiles series.
    • Smithertime

      Thanks for the report…mostly. I still can’t believe Whiner Nation is still going on about how we took Virtanen over Nylander. Unreal. Are you guys guaranteeing Nylander will be the better NHLer? Are ya? Didn’t think so.

      • Smithertime

        You can’t fight the STATS. So you resort to ad-hominem. Virtanen was a DESPERATE ploy at garnering support by drafting a VASTLY INFERIOR prospect with a bum shoulder over more talented alternatives. Horrible drafting decision by the Canucks and it will bite them in the ass for years to come. Maple Leafs fans will cry themselves silly mocking Canucks fans for this Pick.

        • Smithertime

          You can’t be this ignorant and stupid, can you? Are you saying junior STATS are the be-all for predicting NHL stats? Virtanen had one of the best shots and is one of the best skaters in his draft class. He’s also a power forward that can score.

          I just can’t take what you spew seriously…you are in Idiot00 territory now. Sad but true!

          • Smithertime

            I may not always agree with NM00, and sometimes he seems like he’s being contrary just for the sake of it, but your posts are borderline insane-asylum level logic.

            You make no sense. Stop running around trashing someone when your posts are generally BS.

            Also, anyone know where Valk is? Apparently he’s not in the ECHL? Did he get called up to the Comets, or is he injured?

      • Smithertime

        This is why I could care less about what Nate Silver says during election season.

        If he can’t give me a guarantee, he may as well jump into a lake with his historical trends and probabilities…