Canucks Army Prospect Report – February 11th, 2015

Welcome back to this week’s Canucks Army Prospect Report where we cover all non-AHL Vancouver prospects.  I am currently writing from Helsinki, Finland where my body’s
internal clock is screwed up and it is 30 degrees warmer than back in
Ottawa.

Read on past the jump for all your latest in Canucks Prospects news.

Canadian Hockey League

Name Pos DOB Age Team GP G A P PPG +/- PIM NHLe
Cole Cassels C 1995-05-04 19 Oshawa 41 22 42 64 1.56 27 83 38
Jared McCann C 1996-05-31 18 Sault Ste. Marie 43 23 32 55 1.28 9 25 31
Jake Virtanen LW 1996-08-17 18 Calgary 31 14 23 37 1.19 14 50 25
Jordan Subban D 1995-03-15 19 Belleville 48 19 20 39 0.81 -9 52 20
Evan McEneny D 1994-05-22 20 Kingston 48 5 27 32 0.67 1 32 16
Miles Liberati D 1995-06-21 19 North Bay 49 8 18 26 0.53 12 35 13
Kyle Pettit C 1996-01-18 19 Erie 46 14 7 21 0.46 -4 6 11
Anton Cederholm D 1995-02-21 19 Portland 52 6 5 11 0.21 6 68 5
MacKenze Stewart D 1995-08-10 19 Prince Albert 48 2 6 8 0.17 -6 97 4
  • Cole Cassels played in 2 games scoring 2 goals and 1 assist along with a +3 and 4 PIMs.  Cassels is 13th in OHL scoring despite having missed 10 games with a suspension.
  • Jared McCann had a disappointing week scoring 1 goal in 3 games to go with his -3 an 4 PIMs.
  • Jake Virtanen skated in 2 games and earned 4 PIMs for roughing and an interference call.
  • Jordan Subban laced up for 2 games with Belleville scoring 1 goal and 1 assist earning a -1 and 2 PIMs.  Subban continues to lead his team in scoring.
  • 2 games for Evan McEneny, where he continues to put up numbers similar to Frank Corrado in his OHL days.  McEneny has 1 goal and 1 assist with a +2 and 2 PIMs this week.
  • Miles Liberati had an impressive week scoring 2 goals and 3 assists alongside 2 PIMs.
  • Kyle Pettit scored 1 goal in 2 games with a -1.
  • In 2 games this week Anton Cederholm scored a -1 and 2 PIMs.
  • MacKenze Stewart notched 1 assist in 3 games, a -1 and 5 PIMs.

NCAA

Name Pos DOB AGE School GP G A P PPG +/- S S/G Sh% NHLe
Patrick McNally D 1991-12-04 23 ECAC / Harvard 15 4 12 16 1.07 14 40 2.67 10.00% 36
Ben Hutton D 1993-04-20 21 Hockey East / Maine 30 5 9 14 0.47 -12 89 2.97 5.62% 16
Joseph LaBate F 1993-04-16 21 Big 10 / Wisconsin 24 5 8 13 0.54 -14 59 2.46 8.47% 18
Matthew Beattie F 1992-12-14 22 ECAC / Yale 15 0 2 2 0.13 4 17 1.13 0.00% 4
Mike Williamson D 1993-09-05 21 Big 10 / Penn State 10 0 1 1 0.10 -1 12 1.20 0.00% 3
  • Patrick McNally is finished for the season with a leg injury.
  • Ben Hutton played in 2 games this week earning a -3, 2 PIMs and 10 Shots on Goal.  He continues to lead Maine (10-17-3) defencemen in scoring.
  • Joseph LaBate played in 2 games earning a -2, 2 PIMs and 2 Shots on Goal.  LaBate is second on Wisconsin in scoring, a team that is so bad that they have only won 2 games this year.
  • No games played for Matthew Beattie this week.
  • No games played for Mike Williamson this week.
Name Pos DOB Age School GP Assists Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv%
Thatcher Demko G 1995-12-08 19 H-East / Boston College 25 2 1505 53 2.11 15-8-2 665 92.62%

Europe

Name Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG SOG/G Sh% PIM TOI NHLe
Nikita Tryamkin D 1994-08-04 20 KHL / Avtomobilist 53 1 5 6 0.11 6 55 1.04 1.82% 35 14:31 7

The Russian giant (6’7”, 230 lbs.) was a bit of a surprise last year at the NHL Draft as it’s unusual for a player passed over twice to be drafted that high (third round, 66th overall). But it had been rumored that many NHL teams were interested in drafting Tryamkin, so the Canucks had to play the Tryamkin card as early as possible. Unfortunately for the Canucks, Tryamkin hasn’t progressed much since the draft and his time on ice in the KHL is slightly lower when compared to last season. Tryamkin’s deal with Avtomobilist will run out in April of 2016, so the huge defender still has time to show that Vancouver made the right move in spending a third round pick on him.

ECHL

ECHL Pos DOB AGE Team GP G A P PPG +/- SOG S/G Sh% PIM
Curtis Valk C 1993-02-08 22 Kalamzoo Wings 31 11 19 30 0.97 8 78 2.52 14.10% 12
Ludwig Blomstrand LW 1993-03-08 21 Kalamzoo Wings 27 11 10 21 0.78 -4 68 2.52 16.18% 14
Dane Fox F 1993-10-13 21 Kalamzoo Wings 40 15 10 25 0.63 -1 99 2.48 15.15% 55
Jeremie Blain D 1992-03-19 22 Kalamzoo Wings 29 4 11 15 0.52 3 56 1.93 7.14% 22
  • Curtis Valk is still injured
  • Ludwig Blomstrand has 1 goal, a -3 and 7 PIMs in 2 games this week.
  • Dane Fox has 2 goals, a +2 and 14 PIMs in 4 games this week – a nice increase in output given his jump to the top line without Valk.
  • Jeremie Blain had 1 goal and 2 assists, a +1 and 8 PIMs this week.
  • Mitch Holmberg had 1 assist in 4 games this week.
Name Pos DOB Age Team GP Mins GA GAA Record Svs Sv% SO
Joe Cannata G 1990-01-02 25 Ontario Reign 19 1129 40 2.13 10-6-0-2 502 92.62% 1
  • Joe Cannata started in 2 games this week stopping 33 of 36 saves and 22 of 24 saves.  His save percentage has dropped to 3rd best in the ECHL.

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