Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – February 4th, 2015

Welcome back to the weekly Canucks Army Prospect Report, where we review all the activities of Vancouver’s prospects over the past week.  It’s been a quiet week with not much off the
ice happening, but on the ice a number of
prospects are injured and two will not return for the season.

Continue past the jump for all your prospect news and stats!

Ontario Hockey League

Name Pos DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM NHLe
Cole Cassels C 5/4/1995 19 Oshawa 39 20 41 61 1.56 24 79 38
Jared McCann C 5/31/1996 18 Sault Ste. Marie 40 22 32 54 1.35 12 21 33
Jordan Subban D 3/15/1995 19 Belleville 46 18 19 37 0.80 -8 50 20
Evan McEneny D 5/22/1994 20 Kingston 46 4 26 30 0.65 -1 44 16
Kyle Pettit C 1/18/1996 19 Erie 44 13 7 20 0.45 -3 6 11
Miles Liberati D 6/21/1995 19 North Bay 46 6 15 21 0.46 12 33 11

  • Cole Cassels skated in 3 games this week scoring 2 goals and
    earning 3 assists alongside a +2 and 6 PIM. 
    He is currently ranked 12th in OHL scoring.
  • Jared McCann has played in 2 games this week
    scoring 2 goals, and 2 assists, alongside a +5. 
    He is sitting at 21st in OHL scoring.
  • Jordan Subban played in 3 games scoring 1 goal, earning a -6
    and 4 PIMs.  He is ranked 8th
    for defencemen scoring and 1st on his team in points.  No word on an entry-level contract yet for Subban.
  • Evan McEneny skated in 3 games and scored 2 assists and
    earned 4 PIMs.
  • Kyle Pettit played in 3 games and scored 1 assist.
  • Miles Liberati had a good week scoring 1 goal and 2 assists
    in 3 games good for a +1 and 4 PIMs.

Western Hockey League

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM NHLe
Jake Virtanen LW 8/17/1996 18 Calgary 29 14 23 37 1.28 14 46 27
Anton Cederholm D 2/21/1995 19 Portland 50 6 5 11 0.22 7 66 5
MacKenze Stewart D 8/10/1995 19 Prince Albert 45 2 5 7 0.16 -6 92 3

  • Jake “Showtime” Virtanen had a great week, in 2 games he
    scored 1 goal and 5 assists, earning a +4 and 2 PIM.
  • Anton Cederholm played in 3 games scoring 1 assist and
    earning a +3.
  • MacKenze Stewart skated in 2 games this week earning 15 PIM.

NCAA

Name Pos DOB AGE School GP G A P PPG +/- S S/G Sh% PIM NHLe
Patrick McNally D 12/4/1991 23 ECAC / Harvard 15 4 12 16 1.07 14 40 2.67 10.00% 6 36
Ben Hutton D 4/20/1993 21 Hockey East / Maine 28 5 9 14 0.50 -9 79 2.82 6.33% 8 17
Joseph LaBate F 4/16/1993 21 Big 10 / Wisconsin 22 5 8 13 0.59 -12 57 2.59 8.77% 36 20
Matthew Beattie F 12/14/1992 22 ECAC / Yale 15 0 2 2 0.13 4 17 1.13 0.00% 4 4
Mike Williamson D 9/5/1993 21 Big 10 / Penn State 10 0 1 1 0.10 -1 12 1.20 0.00% 8 3

  • Patrick McNally has
    hurt his leg
    and will not play in a game again this season.  He does have a year left of eligibility and
    may return to the NCAA for a 5th year, but that does not bode well
    for his chances of NHL success.
  • Ben Hutton played in 2 games this week and notched 9 shots
    on goal and a -2.  Hutton posts a team 3rd
    worst +/-, suggesting a possible low on-ice PDO this year.
  • Joseph LaBate played in 2 games scoring 1 goal and 1 assist,
    earning 9 shots on goal and a +1.
  • Matthew Beattie has not played for another week – he is most
    likely injured but I cannot find any sources confirming this.
  • No games for Mike Williamson again this week – he is likely
    injured, but equally like to have been a healthy scratch.
Name Pos DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 12/8/1995 19 H-East / Boston College 23 2 1387 48 2.08 14-7-2 615 92.76%
  • Thatcher Demko played in 1 game this week making 23 of 25
    saves good for a .920 save percentage. 
    Demko is sitting at a .928 save percentage on the year good for 16th
    in the NCAA
    .

Europe

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG SOG/G Sh% PIM TOI NHLe
Nikita Tryamkin D 8/4/1994 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 49 1 4 5 0.10 4 52 1.06 1.92% 33 14:29 7
  • Nikita Tryamkin played in 3 games this past week scoring 1
    assist, earning a +3,  2 PIM, 2 shots on
    goal playing an average of just less than 14 minutes a game.

ECHL

ECHL Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 2/8/1993 21 Kalamzoo Wings 31 11 19 30 0.97 8 78 2.52 14.10% 12
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 3/8/1993 21 Kalamzoo Wings 25 10 10 20 0.80 -1 61 2.44 16.39% 14
Dane Fox F 10/13/1993 21 Kalamzoo Wings 36 13 10 23 0.64 -3 85 2.36 15.29% 53
Jeremie Blain D 3/19/1992 22 Kalamzoo Wings 25 3 9 12 0.48 1 48 1.92 6.25% 20
    • Curtis
      Valk  is injured and will not play again
      this season
      .  It sounds like he has a
      6 month recovery time, just in time for the annual Canucks prospects camp in Penticton.
    • Dane Fox has to pick up the offensive slack in
      Kalamazoo.  This week he played in 2
      games, scored 2 goals, earned a -2, notched 7 shots and 5 PIMs.
    • Ludwig Blomstrand remains injured and did not play this
      week.
    • Jeremie Blain played in 2 games earning a +1, 4 PIMS, and 3
      shots on goal.
    • Mitch Holmberg played 3 games this week and did not score a
      point, earning a -3 and 4 shots on goal.
    • Patrick Kennedy played in 3 games scoring 1 goal and 1
      assist while earning 6 PIMs and 15 shots on goal.
    Name Pos DOB Age Team GP Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv% SO
    Joe Cannata G 1/2/1990 25 Ontario Reign 17 1030 35 2.04 10-5-0-2 447 92.74% 1

    • Joe Cannata
      started in 2 games this week making 25 of 26 saves and 30 of 34 saves.  He is sitting with a .927 save percentage and
      is first in the ECHL in save percentage.

    Other Reading:

    • Dirty30

      Nice to see Virtanen amp up his production. Hopefully the rust from shoulder surgery is fully shaken off and he can finish the year strongly. Also nice to see the assist totals climbing as it indicates he is more than a uni-demensional player.

    • Dirty30

      That sucks for McNally! First the scandal and now a major injury… I’m not sure if this guy shows a lot of promise or not, last year was bad but this year he had good numbers, hopefully he’ll be healthy for the prospects camp

    • Dirty30

      McNally’s numbers indicate he has adequate value and potential to turn pro. It would be a major mistake for him, however, to play out his fifth year in college. It makes no sense for him to add another year to his development without any professional experience.

      Get this kid to Utica for a long look next year and let’s see if he ever amounts to anything.

    • Dirty30

      I am usually able to make it out to a handful of Hitmen games each season but this year I haven’t made it out to a single one yet. With Virtanen on a tear, maybe now is a good time.